Trump says will sign ’emergency’ to build border wall

US President Donald Trump announces that he will declare a national emergency in order to build a barrier on the US-Mexico border without funding from Congress. SOUNDBITE

Trump says negotiations with China going ‘extremely well’

US president Donald Trump says negotiations with China going ‘extremely well’ during a speech at the White House. SOUNDBITE

Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we focus on Nigeria where around 84 million people are registered to vote in this weekend’s presidential and parliamentary elections. Along with the main candidates, pop singer and rapper Banky W is also vying for power, putting his showbiz career on hold to run for a seat in parliament. FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

Russia marks 30 years since Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan

Russian soldiers attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier in Moscow to mark the 30th anniversary of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan. IMAGES of the ceremony

Rise and fall of the Islamic State group’s “caliphate”

Islamic State group jihadists in Syria trapped in last square kilometre. Videographics on the rise and fall of the Islamic State group’s “caliphate”.VIDEOGRAPHIC

Thai with dementia returns home after 640 kms detour in China

A 59-year-old Thai woman with dementia who vanished from her home nine months ago and apparently walked 640 kilometres (400 miles) into China is reunited with her daughter in Thailand.

Spanish PM calls snap elections for April 28

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez calls an early general election for April 28, the third in less than four years, after his draft budget was rejected in parliament over the Catalan secession crisis.

Soviet-Afghanistan veterans march in Moscow for 30th anniversary

Russian veterans march in Moscow to mark the 30th anniversary of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan. A ceremony is held in honour of the soldiers who fought in the Asian country. IMAGES of the march in Moscow

The US-Mexico border

Videographic map of the border between the US and Mexico. President Donald Trump plans to declare a national emergency to fund his controversial border wall.VIDEOGRAPHICS

Nigeria

Videographic profile of Nigeria. Presidential and legislative elections take place in the country on Saturday. VIDEOGRAPHICS