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British foreign secretary: Gambia to return to Commonwealth

2017-02-15 16:01

Gambia will soon return to the Commonwealth under its new government, Britain's foreign secretary says after meeting with President Adama Barrow and pledging London's support for this small west African country.

Tanzania to seek German reparations over colonial acts

2017-02-08 21:36

Tanzania's government is considering legal action to force former coloniser Germany to pay reparations for alleged atrocities committed over a century ago, says the country's defence minister.

Trump UK visit plans put queen in 'difficult position'

2017-01-31 16:33

The British government is holding fast to plans to invite President Donald Trump for a state visit even as protests about the invitation mount

Sudanese Jews recall long-lost world with nostalgia

2017-01-26 16:27

Sudan's Jews once made up the smallest Jewish community in the Middle East, a close-knit group of 1 000 people who enjoyed warm relations with their Muslim neighbours.

Senegal: Troops enter Gambia in effort to get Jammeh to go

2017-01-20 09:00

Senegalese troops have charged into neighboring Gambia in a show of force to oust longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh after he failed to step aside when his mandate ended at midnight

Libyan wins right to sue UK ex-minister for rendition

2017-01-17 18:36

A British court on Tuesday ruled that a former Libyan militant can sue a former foreign minister and an ex-MI6 officer over his rendition in a landmark case that could pave the way for more lawsuits.

Williams will not stand in the way of Bottas' Mercedes move

2017-01-16 14:26

Valtteri Bottas' expected move from Williams to Mercedes looks set to be finalised this week.

Roads shut outside Buckingham Palace after Berlin attack

2016-12-21 13:11

Roads in front of Buckingham Palace will be shut during the daily Changing of the Guard ceremony starting following the truck attack that killed 12 people in Berlin.

Hate crimes in Britain linked to Brexit campaign

2016-12-01 12:30

Hate crimes in the wake of Britain's decision to leave the EU frequently took inspiration from the campaign to leave the bloc, according to a study released.

Trump backs Nigel Farage as British ambassador to US

2016-11-22 16:50

Donald Trump has tweeted that Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage "would do a great job" as British ambassador to the US, in the latest unorthodox intervention from the president-elect.

 

Britain's Boris Johnson renounces US citizenship

2017-02-09 09:33

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, who was born in New York, has renounced his US citizenship, according to a United States Treasury Department document.

Queen's 65-year reign a milestone in a record-breaking life

2017-02-06 23:16

Queen Elizabeth II has marked her Sapphire Jubilee, becoming the first British monarch to reign for 65 years. Here are some other significant numbers about her record-breaking life and reign:

In need of allies, Trump and Britain's Theresa May to meet

2017-01-27 16:29

Donald Trump is set to meet his first world leader, Britain's Theresa May, since taking office.

Brexit: What we know

2017-01-22 13:36

Britain is set to become the first European Union member to leave the bloc following a referendum last year in which a majority voted for Brexit.

UN Security Council unanimously backs Ecowas action in The Gambia

2017-01-19 22:07

The UN Security Council has unanimously backed Ecowas efforts to ensure Gambia's leader Yahya Jammeh hands over power as the West African bloc amassed a military force ready to intervene.

Pound climbs as Theresa May outlines how Brexit will happen

2017-01-17 15:33

British Prime Minister Theresa May, says the country cannot “possibly” remain within the European Union’s single market, as that would mean the UK is not leaving the EU at all.

Egypt slams EU, UK for criticising ruling on activists

2017-01-14 19:29

Egypt has blasted the EU and Britain for criticising a recent court decision to freeze the assets of three rights activists, accusing them of double standards and telling them to mind their own business

Coloniser Queen Elizabeth must fall - EFF

2016-12-02 16:33

The British monarchy must fall and be consigned to the dustbin of history that contains Adolf Hitler, Idi Amin, Mobutu Sese Seko, King Leopold and apartheid, says the EFF.

Ethiopia detains foreign pilots in a vintage air rally

2016-11-24 18:01

The United States Embassy says Ethiopian authorities have detained several foreign pilots, including Americans, who were participating in a trans-Africa air rally

Up to 200 inmates riot at British prison

2016-11-07 10:25

British authorities have put an end to a prison riot involving up to 200 inmates, which broke out just days after a warders' association had warned of a "bloodbath" in the UK's detention facilities.

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