Boris Johnson's Brexit 'suicide vest' comment sparks furor

2018-09-09 19:19

Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has compared Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for Brexit to putting the country's constitution in a "suicide vest" and handing the detonator to the European Union — remarks that drew condemnation from colleagues.

WATCH: Daylight savings time may be booted from the EU

2018-09-01 13:42

The European Union is proposing to nix the bi-annual ritual of switching between summer and winter time.

Burundi economy battered by years of political crisis: report

2018-08-31 16:51

Burundi's economy has been battered by the "calamitous effect" of a three-year political crisis which has wiped out modest gains that had been made, an International Crisis Group report has said.

African migrants aboard Italian coast guard ship begin hunger strike

2018-08-24 19:25

Many of the 150 migrants stranded aboard a coast guard ship for a ninth day has begun a hunger strike out of frustration that Italy won't let them disembark in Sicily unless fellow EU nations first pledge to take them, authorities have said, in the latest standoff provoked by Italy's anti-migrant interior minister.

UK immigration falls to six-year low as EU workers stay away

2018-08-23 12:24

Net migration from the European Union to the UK has slipped to its lowest level since 2012 as the number of nationals from the bloc working in the country fell.

UN, EU urge restraint in Mali after opposition leader spurns results

2018-08-15 10:08

The United Nations and European Union have called for restraint in Mali after the opposition candidate said he would reject the results of a presidential run-off.

WATCH: French rescue vessel Aquarius stranded again, seeks port

2018-08-13 18:39

The operators of the migrant ship Aquarius has called on Europe to find a safe haven for 141 people rescued in the Mediterranean, saying Italy and Malta had again refused to let it dock.

DRC's Kabila backs ex-interior minister for election

2018-08-08 17:56

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila, ending months of speculation, has chosen former interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary to be his successor in upcoming elections, the government has said.

Mali opposition protests, EU calls for transparency ahead of poll

2018-08-08 06:01

After the first round of Mali's presidential election was marred by violence and accusations of fraud, EU observers have called for more transparency and access during Sunday's run-off.

EU, US warn Zimbabwe over post-election crackdown

2018-08-07 15:30

The European Union and United States have condemned violent attacks targeting the Zimbabwe opposition since elections last week, as 27 supporters of the MDC party were released on bail.


Hundreds of African migrants rescued from Niger desert

2018-09-05 20:58

More than 400 people from across West Africa have been rescued from the desert in northern Niger in two days, the International Organisation for Migration has said, in the latest recovery of migrants from the frontier region near Algeria.

Trump's snub to EU overtures on tariff cuts clobbers carmakers

2018-08-31 19:35

European car stocks have fallen and the region’s politicians expressed disappointment after US President Donald Trump rejected a proposal to eliminate tariffs on auto imports.

PICS: British Prime Minister May in Kenya to boost economic ties

2018-08-30 16:10

British Prime Minister Theresa May has become the first UK leader to visit Kenya in 30 years, bringing security and development funding to East Africa's commercial hub and neighbouring Somalia as Britain seeks to boost economic ties ahead of a bumpy exit from the EU in March.

Outside help not wanted, says DRC as key elections loom

2018-08-24 14:46

Mountainous hurdles face the Democratic Republic of Congo as it prepares for elections, just four months away, that will shape the future of one of the world's powder-keg countries.

Keita re-elected Mali president with landslide

2018-08-16 18:02

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been re-elected for a five-year term after winning a landslide in a runoff ballot, according to official figures.

WATCH: Tunisian fishermen call the EU to rescue migrants like they did

2018-08-14 13:35

Tunisian fishermen in the coastal town of Zarzi have been rescuing migrants and retrieving the bodies of dead for years.

Mali's Keita on track for second term in election runoff

2018-08-11 09:30

Malians will vote in a presidential runoff expected to return Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to the helm of a country battling jihadist violence and ethnic attacks.

Eruption of violence 'stands in sharp contrast to high hopes in Zim', say EU, US

2018-08-08 08:24

The European Union and United States have condemned violent attacks targeting the Zimbabwe opposition since elections last week, as 27 supporters of the MDC party were released on bail.

Italy to provide vessels to Libyan coast guard

2018-08-07 21:23

Italian lawmakers have approved 10 new patrol boats and two larger ships for the Libyan coast guard, as part of measures by the populist government to control migration

Mali candidate urges 'democratic front' for runoff

2018-08-03 21:21

Opposition candidate Soumaila Cisse has called on parties to forge a "broad democratic front" for a run-off presidential election on August 12 against incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

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