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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...

Kenya stops opposition activists travelling

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Kenya prevented two opposition activists from travelling abroad because it had no formal court order reinstating their passports, immigration authorities said. Government suspended...

Call for US to reverse Chad travel ban

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Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, head of a group of five countries in Africa's Sahel region, asked the United States to remove...

US lifts ban laptop ban on EgyptAir flights

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The US Department of Homeland Security has lifted a ban on EgyptAir passengers using laptops on US-bound flights, leaving just two Middle...

Libyan officials criticise US travel ban

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Libya's UN-backed government has criticised US President Donald Trump's temporary ban on its nationals and those of six other countries entering the...

Zimbabwe court holds up police ban on protests

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Zimbabwe's High Court on Tuesday upheld a month-long police ban on protests in the capital on the grounds that this was necessary...

Zimbabwe police to ban protests in Harare for a month

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Zimbabwean police plan to ban public demonstrations in the capital for a month, according to a public notice issued on Tuesday opposition...

Egyptian agriculture exports could be temporarily banned from Russia

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Russia's food safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said on Tuesday it could impose a temporary ban on imports of "products of high phytosanitary risk"...

Zimbabwe court strikes down ban on protests

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Zimbabwe's High Court on Wednesday struck down a two-week ban on public protests issued by the police, a ruling hailed as a...

SA state TV ordered to end ban on airing protest violence

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South Africa's telecoms regulator ordered the public broadcaster on Monday to reverse its decision to stop airing footage of violent protests, a...

Algerian Brahimi seen replacing Annan as Syria envoy

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Veteran Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi is expected to replace Kofi Annan as the UN-Arab League joint special envoy for Syria barring a...

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