US calls for return to civilian government in Zimbabwe

2017-11-17 21:18

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is calling for a return to civilian rule in Zimbabwe and says the country has a chance to put itself on a "new path" amid signs longtime authoritarian President Robert Mugabe will be forced from power

The Latest : Kenya reports vote violence in Garissa county

2017-08-10 21:23

A Kenyan official says violence has broken out in the county of Garissa, where opposition supporters are demonstrating against the announcement of a ruling party candidate as the winner of a gubernatorial race.

US soon to have permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia

2017-06-23 19:36

The United States ambassador to Somalia says the US once again will have a permanent diplomatic presence in the country after it opens offices in Mogadishu later this year.

In parting shot, Kerry tears into Israel over settlements

2016-12-28 21:36

In a stern parting shot, US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned Israel that building settlements on Palestinian land threatens the country's very future as a democracy.

Two states only way to secure Israeli-Palestinian peace: Kerry

2016-12-28 18:49

US Secretary of State John Kerry has insisted the only way to secure a lasting peace between Israel and Palestinians is to negotiate a two-state solution to their conflict.

John Kerry awarded French Legion of Honour

2016-12-11 05:57

The US Secretary of State John Kerry is now an officer in France's Legion of Honour after French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault bestowed the award in Paris.

Kerry, UK foreign secretary host meeting on Libya

2016-10-31 13:39

US Secretary of State John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson are hosting a meeting in London designed to break Libya's political stalemate

Russia says it will support 48-hour truce in Syria's Aleppo

2016-09-29 16:06

A top Russian diplomat says a United States' threat to halt cooperation with Russia in the Syria conflict constitutes an "emotional breakdown" and says Russia is willing to support a 48-hour cease-fire around Aleppo

Kerry admits diplomacy at impasse as Syrian truce collapses

2016-09-23 12:19

Secretary of State John Kerry says diplomacy over Syrian is at an impasse after this week's cease-fire collapse and the Syrian government's announcement of a new offensive on Aleppo.

Kerry raises possibility of US approving strikes by Assad

2016-09-12 23:02

Secretary of State John Kerry is raising the possibility of the US and Russia approving airstrikes by Syrian President Bashar Assad's government as part of a new cease-fire.


Top Africa stories: Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe

2017-08-11 06:09

Ex-president Thabo Mbeki has commended Kenyans for the peaceful and orderly way the country conducted their elections, and Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's ally says a coup is likely in Zim if Mugabe fails to carefully choose his successor.

Kerry says Kenya vote system appears 'strong'

2017-08-10 11:30

Former US Secretary of State John Kerry says Kenya's ability to secure its voting system "appears to be very, very string".

US State Dept reviewing $221m payment to Palestinians

2017-01-25 10:03

The US State Department is reviewing a last-minute decision by former Secretary of State John Kerry to send $221 million dollars to the Palestinians over the objections of congressional Republicans.

Kerry speech 'skewed against Israel' - Netanyahu

2016-12-28 21:00

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called a major speech by US Secretary of State John Kerry on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as "skewed against Israel".

Israel delays settler permits ahead of Kerry speech

2016-12-28 14:04

Israel has delayed a vote on permits for settler homes at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's request, ahead of a speech by US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Boko Haram leader warns Trump 'war has just begun'

2016-11-14 14:27

The leader of the jihadist group Boko Haram has reacted to the election of Donald Trump to the White House with a warning that "the war has just begun" against the West.

US still in 'pursuit of peace' in Syria - Kerry

2016-10-04 16:47

US Secretary of State John Kerry has insisted that Washington is still seeking peace in Syria, but said it had dropped ceasefire talks with Russia because of "outrage' over Moscow's support for the regime.

Kerry threatens to end Syria talks with Russia over Aleppo

2016-09-28 22:22

Secretary of State John Kerry is threatening to cut off all contacts with Moscow over Syria, unless Russian and Syrian government attacks on Aleppo end.

US to Russia: Syria military cooperation not guaranteed

2016-09-16 21:53

The Obama administration is warning Russia that potential military cooperation in Syria will not happen unless humanitarian aid begins to flow into Aleppo and other besieged communities.

Who's who in Syria's ceasefire

2016-09-12 17:56

A new ceasefire brokered by Russia and the United States is due to begin at sundown in Syria.

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