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Filipino President fires sniper rifle at rebels

Filipino President fires sniper rifle at rebels

The President of the Philippines has fired a sniper rifle towards militants as his troops battle the insurgents in Marawi City, say officials. The fight has been raging since May when Islamic State-inspired Maute rebels captured parts of the conflict-hit city. Around...
President Buhari in plea for Nigerian unity

President Buhari in plea for Nigerian unity

President Buhari in plea for Nigerian unity 21 August 2017 From the section Africa Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Buhari has spent more than five months on medical leave in the UK this year Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed the nation...
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returns from UK

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returns from UK

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returns from UK 19 August 2017 From the section Africa Image copyright AFP Image caption President Buhari, 74, walked unaided from the plane Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has returned home after three months of medical...
Episode IV: A new Hope for President Trump

Episode IV: A new Hope for President Trump

Donald Trump has got through three communications chiefs already and now has a fourth – 28-year-old former model Hope Hicks. So what do we know about her? :: Hope Hicks was born in Greenwich, Connecticut on 21 October, 1988. :: As a teenager she worked as a...
President Trump's chief strategist leaves post

President Trump's chief strategist leaves post

President Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post, according to US reports. Mr Bannon was a key adviser to Donald Trump during the general election campaign and has been a contentious presence in the White House. The former leader...

Kenyatta wins second term as Kenya's president

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has won a second term but opposition candidate Raila Odinga claimed the vote was rigged. The country’s election commission says Kenyatta won Tuesday’s election with 54.27% of the vote, calling it “credible, fair...
Secret ballot to be held on President Zuma

Secret ballot to be held on President Zuma

A no-confidence vote on President Jacob Zuma will be by secret ballot, the South African parliamentary speaker has said. The motion was brought by opposition parties, and if Tuesday’s secret ballot succeeds Mr Zuma and his cabinet would have to step down....
European President questioned by prosecutors

European President questioned by prosecutors

The President of the European Council has been questioned by prosecutors over a plane crash that killed the Polish president. Donald Tusk was called as a witness to the national prosecutors office in Poland as he was PM at the time of the 2010 crash in which president...
Kenya's deputy president targeted by gunmen

Kenya's deputy president targeted by gunmen

Gunmen have attacked the home of Kenya’s deputy president William Ruto, moments after he left to campaign in the country’s election. A police officer guarding the residence was injured in the attack, which comes ten days before a fiercely fought general...
Man who named dog after president cleared

Man who named dog after president cleared

Nigeria’s Buhari: Dog owner cleared after court saga over name 26 July 2017 From the section Africa Image copyright Reuters Image caption The case of the dog named after the president sparked a furore at the time Charges have been dropped against a 41-year-old...
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