Baltic states call for new Belarus election


The leaders of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have called on Belarus to hold “free and fair” elections following its disputed presidential vote. In a joint statement, the three prime ministers called for a new election to be held with the involvement of international observers. Mass […]

New Zealand reports 14 new Covid-19 cases


New Zealand has reported 14 new Covid-19 cases a day after its biggest city, Auckland, went back into lockdown. The detection of four new infected family members earlier this week shocked a country that had recorded no locally transmitted cases for more than three months. […]

Burundi to get new leader after president’s death


Burundi’s newly-elected president, Evariste Ndayishimiye is due to be sworn in on Thursday – two months earlier than planned. The fast-tracked ceremony comes after his predecessor Pierre Nkurunziza died suddenly last week. Mr Ndayishimiye is a former rebel leader, like Mr Nkurunziza. He was backed […]

New Zealand mosque shootings: Defendant changes plea to guilty


A man who was charged over mosque shootings in New Zealand has changed his plea to guilty. Brenton Tarrant killed 51 people and wounded dozens more at two mosques in Christchurch during Friday prayers on 15 March 2019. The 29-year-old white supremacist, who live-streamed part […]