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Kirstjen Nielsen: US Homeland Security chief resigns

The US secretary of homeland security MS Kirstjen Nielsen, who enforced some of President Donald Trump’s controversial border policies, has resigned. President Donald Trump said customs and border protection Commissioner Kevin Mcaleenan will replace her temporarily. MS Nielsen was responsible for the proposed border wall with Mexico and the separation …

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Algerians protest against new interim president

Algerian police have used water cannon against protesters demonstrating against Abdelkader Bensalah’s appointment as interim president. Mr Bensalah, the speaker of parliament’s upper house, succeeds President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned last week following weeks of peaceful demonstrations. Reports say many citizens want more radical change. Mr Bensalah, who will be …

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South Africa president’s son paid by scandal company

South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa’s son Andile has admitted that he was paid $140,000 by a company facing extensive corruption allegations, an admission that could embarrass his father ahead of polls. President Ramaphosa has sought, ahead of elections on May 8, to de-toxify the ruling African National Congress which has …

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Bomb attacks kill five Burkina troops

Five members of the security forces were killed in roadside bomb attacks in eastern Burkina Faso at the weekend, officials said. A security official said, a policeman and a soldier were killed on Saturday when their vehicle struck an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Kompienga. Late Sunday, three soldiers were …

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