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Tanzania’s opposition presidential candidate leaves for Belgium

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Tanzania’s opposition presidential candidate left for Belgium on Tuesday where he said he will campaign for democracy following a disputed election that the incumbent...

Foreign lawyers for ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero say they have been denied...

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Foreign lawyers of Paul Rusesabagina, depicted as a hero in a Hollywood movie about Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, say they have been stopped from seeing...

Belgium arrests three Rwandans in connection with 1994 genocide

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Belgium’s federal prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday it had arrested three people of Rwandan origin who were charged with serious violations of international law...

Belgian cybersecurity agency finds no threat from Huawei

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Belgium’s center for cybersecurity has found no evidence that telecoms equipment supplied by Huawei Technology could be used for spying. The agency, which reports to...

Islamic State claims Belgian attack as city mourns

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Islamic State claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack the previous day in the Belgian city of Liege in which two policewomen...

First operational mission for Belgian NH90 in Mali

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One of Belgium's NH90 transport helicopters has carried out its first operational mission with the United Nations mission in Mali. According to VRT...

Belgian NH90s arrive in Mali

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The two NH90 transport helicopters Belgium is providing to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) have arrived in...

Belgian NH90s preparing for Mali deployment

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Belgium is getting ready to send NH90 helicopters to Mali in early March and is preparing for their deployment with Exercise Duster...

Belgium approves NH90 deployment to Mali

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The Belgian government has approved the deployment of two NH90 helicopters to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali (Minusma). The helicopters...

Belgium deploys NH90 helicopters to Gabon for exercise

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The Belgian Air Force has deployed two NH90 helicopters to Gabon as part of Exercise Tropical Storm, which takes place between 15...

Belgium should take frigate out of migration mission off Libya

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Belgium should withdraw its frigate from an EU mission to break up human trafficking networks near Libya because the presence of such...

Belgium probes station bomber fatally shot by soldiers

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Belgian counter-terrorism police are probing the identity of a suspected suicide bomber shot dead by troops guarding a Brussels railway station after...

Belgium to deploy NH90s to Mali next year

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The Belgian military is planning to deploy two NH90 transport helicopters to Mali next year in support of the United Nations mission...

Belgium shortens visas for DR Congo diplomats in response to crisis

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Belgium has shortened the maximum length of visas for Congolese diplomats, in a sign of concern over the political crisis in its...

Islamic State claims responsibility for machete attack in Belgium

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Islamic State claimed responsibility on Sunday for an attack by a machete-wielding man in Belgium that left two female police officers seriously...

Belgium identifies killed gunman as Algerian, detains two others

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The gunman shot dead on Tuesday in Brussels following a raid linked to investigations into the Paris attacks was Mohamed Belkaid, a...

Dozens held across Europe in Islamist suspect sweeps

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Belgian, French and German police interrogated dozens of Islamist suspects on Friday as much of Europe remained on heightened security alert after...

EU Nafor warship trains with Tanzanian Navy

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On 19 and 20 November, during her recent port visit to Dar Es Salam, EU Naval Force warship BNS Leopold I hosted...

11/11 Poppy Day

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Since 1921 the poppy has been accepted internationally as the symbol to remember fallen soldiers, thanks to the thousands of poppies that...

Belgium destroys ivory to raise awareness of illegal trade

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Belgium on Wednesday destroyed 1.7 tonnes of ivory seized at its borders in an effort to draw public attention to an increase...

Kenyan Marine Institute takes delivery of ex-Belgian oceanographic research vessel

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The Kenya Marine Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) has taken delivery of a 56.6m-long oceanographic research vessel donated by the Flanders Marine Institute...

Belgium detains suspected Somali pirate kingpin: media

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Belgium has arrested a suspected Somali pirate leader believed to have earned millions of dollars in ransom payments over years of operating...

Three more South Africans now listed on the country’s war dead...

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The graves of another three South Africans, at this stage still unidentified, have been added to the inventory of those who made...

Three more South Africans now listed on the country’s war dead...

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The graves of another three South Africans, at this stage still unidentified, have been added to the inventory of those who made...

Belgian defence chief visits Congo

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Belgium's Chief of Defence has visited the Republic of the Congo with the aim of strengthening military cooperation between the two countries. General...

Belgium secures government after record deadlock

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Belgium finally secured a government after record-long talks to form a coalition that promises the most profound state reform in decades and...

Chad says open to Habre’s trial in Belgium

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The Chadian government signalled it could accept former President Hissene Habre being sent to Belgium to stand trial after Senegal reversed a...

Fifty years on, Belgium struggles with the DRC

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Five decades after it ended its reign as a feared ruler in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Belgium is still coming to...