South Africa and Nigeria stepped up security on Wednesday after deadly attacks on foreign-owned stores in Johannesburg triggered reprisals against South African businesses in Nigerian cities.
Pope Francis’ visit to Mozambique from September 4 to 6 comes at a critical political moment. The theme for the papal Africa trip — which also includes Madagascar and Mauritius — is “pilgrim of hope, peace and reconciliation”.
Briritsh PM Boris Johnson said a Queen's Speech would take place after the suspension, on 14 October, to outline his "very exciting agenda".
The country has been battered by heavy rains since early July, affecting almost 200,000 people across 15 states. White Nile state in the south of the country has been hit hardest.