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200 Somali refugees in Kenya are blocked from going to US

31 January 2017, 15:03

A Somali refugee says more than 200 refugees heading to the US for resettlement have been told they cannot travel because of President Donald Trump's executive orders that temporarily suspend all immigration of citizens from 7 majority-Muslim count

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AU condemns Trump travel ban: 'Africans are only welcome to the US as slaves'

31 January 2017, 14:04

"The very country to whom our people were taken as slaves during the transatlantic slave trade, have now decided to ban refugees from some of our countries."

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African Union decides to readmit Morocco: presidents

31 January 2017, 12:27

The African Union has agreed to readmit Morocco 33 years after it quit the bloc, following a difficult debate over the status of Western Sahara, according to presidents attending the summit.

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Australian leader says Trump agrees to accept refugees

31 January 2017, 11:10

President Donald Trump has agreed to keep an Obama administration promise to resettle refugees languishing in Pacific island camps despite the US toughening its stance on Muslim immigration, the Australian prime minister says.

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Weapons seized from Gambia ex-leader Jammeh's home

31 January 2017, 10:04

The west African force deployed in The Gambia to secure the nation's presidential transition says it has recovered weapons from the former leader's home, and arrested a high-ranking Gambian general.

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Who is affected by Trump's immigration order?

30 January 2017, 17:01

Ambiguity reigned Sunday as to the finer details of Donald Trump's temporary ban on incoming refugees and travelers from seven Muslim countries, with questions remaining about how exactly the measures affect various populations.

World leaders criticise Trump immigration move

30 January 2017, 15:01

Several world leaders and governments have hit out at the immigration restrictions imposed by US President Donald Trump.

'This is not a Muslim ban,' Trump says of immigration move

30 January 2017, 13:24

President Donald Trump insists that his executive order temporarily halting travel from seven majority-Muslim countries was "not a Muslim ban," after it was met with confusion, global outrage and huge protests across the United States.

Homeland Security pledges to uphold Trump immigration orders

30 January 2017, 12:28

The US Department of Homeland Security says it would continue to enforce President Donald Trump's sweeping executive order restricting immigration, but would also comply with court orders which have partially blocked the temporary ban.

French priest jailed over child abuse in Central Africa

30 January 2017, 12:27

A French court has sentenced a priest to up to five years in jail after finding him guilty of sexually abusing two young boys in the Central African Republic.

Over 5 000 Turks file cases at European court over purge

30 January 2017, 12:27

More than 5 300 Turks have filed complaints before the European Court of Human Rights over their government's purge following a failed coup last July, the president of the court said.

UN aid chief accuses Syria of blocking help to neediest

30 January 2017, 11:18

The UN humanitarian chief is accusing the Syrian government of blocking aid to hundreds of thousands of the country's neediest people despite the nationwide cease-fire which has given "a glimmer of hope" that the conflict might be coming to an end.

Trump supporter leaves waitress R6 000 tip and message of unity

27 January 2017, 16:01

A waitress in Washington received a $450 (R6 000) tip with a note promoting unity from a Donald Trump supporter who attended his inauguration

How Trump's plan to pay for Mexico border wall would work

27 January 2017, 14:46

Questions abound as the Trump administration finally suggests one way Mexico could pay for a wall along the US border

WATCH: Thousands look on as plane plunges into Australian river

27 January 2017, 13:30

Two people have died after a light plane nosedived into a river in front of thousands of horrified spectators at an air show in Western Australia, missing nearby boats and crowds.

Barrow returns to warm welcome as Gambia turns a page

27 January 2017, 12:03

Jubilant Gambians have welcomed home their new President Adama Barrow, who was elected almost two months ago but forced to flee to Senegal when his predecessor refused to step aside.

Trump proposes 20% import tax to pay for the wall

27 January 2017, 12:03

President Donald Trump's determination to wall off America's border with Mexico triggers a diplomatic clash as the White House proposed a 20% tax on imports and Mexico's president abruptly scraps next week's trip to Washington.

Trump meets with Republican lawmakers

27 January 2017, 11:39

Donald Trump has made his maiden voyage outside the Washington area as US president meeting with lawmakers to map out their 2017 policy strategy.

Facebook targets fake news with new 'trending' formula

26 January 2017, 16:50

Facebook is updating its 'trending' feature that highlights hot topics on its social networking site, as part of its effort to root out the kind of fake news stories that critics contend helped Donald Trump become president.

Key points of Trump executive orders on immigration

26 January 2017, 15:29

President Donald Trump signed two executive orders Wednesday aimed at launching the construction of a wall on the Mexican border and restricting illegal immigration, moving aggressively in his first week in office to fulfil major campaign promises.

British PM will open Brexit plan to MPs

26 January 2017, 14:17

British Prime Minister Theresa May will publish her Brexit plan in parliament so that MPs can scrutinise it, but insisted the government's timetable was on track.

Get news from Trump, not media - GOP leader

26 January 2017, 13:36

The Republican chair of the House Science panel says Americans should get their news from President Donald Trump and not the news media.

Boy shot classmate, then asked victim to shoot him

26 January 2017, 12:29

A newly released police report says the Ohio teen accused of shooting a classmate in school last Friday turned the weapon around and asked the victim to kill him.

Trump signs for Mexico border wall

26 January 2017, 11:23

US President Donald Trump has taken a first step toward fulfilling his pledge to "build a wall" on the Mexican border signing two immigration-related decrees.

Trump to suspend visas for citizens of Africa, Middle-east

25 January 2017, 16:30

United States President Donald Trump is expected to sign different executive orders on national security on Wednesday, January 25

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