The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, has declared victory over "Islamic State" in its de-facto capital Raqqa. The liberation of the city marks the end of an intense battle that started back in June.
As president of China, Xi Jinping holds a great deal of power. As Secretary General of China's Communist Party, he is his own boss. Now he is looking to secure his position for the next five years at China's Communist Party Congress.
A new report based on the Panama Papers reveals how Africa's politicians, generals and business leaders are systematically siphoning off billions of dollars and parking the money offshore.
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