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Tanzanian official banned in US after gay crackdown

The US banned a Tanzanian official who announced a crackdown on homosexuality in Dar es Salaam in 2018. The US State Department said it...

Nuclear test ban treaty a “central pillar” of global disarmament

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The legacy of nuclear testing is “nothing but destruction,” and in a world of rising tensions, “collective security depends” on bringing a global treaty...

Burkina Faso urged not to clamp down on reporting

A US-based journalists’ rights group urged Burkina Faso’s government to nix a bill that would impose stiff prison sentences on media “demoralising” security services...

Libya/Turkey flight and shipping ban

Eastern Libyan forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar will ban commercial flights from Libya to Turkey and Turkish ships from docking in the country,...

Opposition candidates banned from Senegal presidential election

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Two of Senegal's best known opposition figures have been barred from running in presidential elections next month, the Constitutional Council said, increasing President Macky...

Algeria ban leaves Syrians stranded – UN

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The United Nations fears for the safety of Syrians barred from entering Algeria from the south, saying some turned back were refugees stranded in...

Zimbabwe lifts import ban

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Zimbabwe lifted a ban on the import of basic goods and foodstuffs after shelves were emptied by consumers panicking over a currency...

Protests against new tax in Zimbabwe banned

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Zimbabwe police will stop planned protests by the labour movement against a new tax on money transfers because of a standing order...

Former Egyptian presidential candidate banned from foreign travel

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An Egyptian judge issued an order banning a former presidential candidate travelling abroad over suspicions he may be linked to a case...

US lifts Chad travel ban

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President Donald Trump lifted a US travel ban on Chad citizens after a six-month US government review found improvements in the African...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...