Commonwealth leaders meet in Kigali on Friday to discuss cooperation on topics from trade to health to climate, against a backdrop of criticism of the host Rwanda's human rights record and of a British policy to deport asylum seekers there.
Officials from some G7 countries, including Germany and Britain, will push for temporary waivers on biofuels mandates to combat soaring food prices when leaders from the group of wealthy nations meet on Sunday, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved away from a confrontation with Prince Charles over the government's immigration deal with Rwanda after his spokesman said the matter would not likely be raised in talks with the heir to the throne.
Commonwealth leaders gather in Rwanda this week to discuss issues ranging from trade to health to climate change, a summit that will test the organisation's mettle at a time when its relevance is being questioned.
Manus-detainee-turned-author Behrouz Boochani has urged the British public to resist plans "to copy the deeply dehumanising asylum policies of Australia".
The last-gasp intervention by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) forced the government to cancel the first flight on Tuesday night.
Britain's first scheduled flight taking asylum seekers to Rwanda was due to depart on Tuesday, with the government warning anyone who avoided it through last-minute legal challenges would be put on a later flight despite the outcry from critics.
Judges in London have thrown out last-ditch bids by human rights groups and campaigners to stop Britain sending its first flight of asylum seekers to Rwanda on Tuesday, a plan the United Nations' refugee chief described as "catastrophic".
A London court began hearing the first of two last-minute legal challenges to block the British government's policy to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda before the first removal flight scheduled to leave on Tuesday.
Britain's government overcame a legal challenge to its controversial policy to begin deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda as the High Court dismissed campaigners' attempts to win an injunction and said the first flight could leave next week.
Britain aims to send a first group of asylum seekers to Rwanda in two weeks' time as part of a policy which the government says is designed to break people-smuggling networks and stem the flow of migrants across the Channel.
In the UK Africa Investment Summit 2020, Johnson made a clear pitch for business less than two weeks before Britain leaves the European Union.
Netanyahu's government is offering 20,000 male migrants, most of whom are from Sudan and Eritrea, $3,500 (£2,500) and a plane ticket to what it says is a safe destination in Africa.
'Horrified' by Libya slave trade, Rwanda offers refuge to African migrants wishing to leave the country
Rwanda's foreign minister said the government was considering taking in as many as 30,000 people stuck in Libya who left their countries in order to find passage to Europe.
An all-clear was given three hours after the stop and no one was injured in the incident.
Krisztian Gyongyi had been instrumental in supporting the reintroduction of black rhinos to Akagera National Park.
Exclusive: IBTimes UK talks to husband of Briton accused of plotting against Rwandan government.
Violette Uwamahoro, who lives in the UK, was arrested in February on a family trip to Rwanda.
World Happiness Report ranks Central African Republic, Burundi and Tanzania as 'unhappiest' African nations.
Iowa judge said Gervais Ngombwa, who claimed he was a victim of the genocide, was actually 'an active participant'.
IBTimes UK speaks to a leading figure within the armed rebellion active inside the country.
Group was accused of being responsible for a series of murders, rapes and forced recruitment of children.
Local leaders urged for protection after ethnic Nande rebels attacked Hutu civilians in Rutshuru territory.
IBTimes UK speaks to Dr Stef Vandeginste about the potential fall of power-sharing in Burundi.
Clashes between army and infamous General Sultani Makenga confirm M23 revival in the country.
Nahimana has been forbidden to board his flight for the Rwandan capital, officials said.
UN expressed fears the African nation "could slip into genocide" similar that of Rwanda in 1994.
David Fox and Giuseppe Serafino could face up to 12 years in prison if convicted of drug possession.
IBTimes UK presents its top reports from journalists who have been far afield in 2016.
UN warns of genocide risks as ethnic-related violence against Dinka and Nuer continues in war-torn country.