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.
The US authorities have charged 80 people, "most of whom are Nigerian nationals", with participating in a conspiracy to steal millions of dollars, prosecutors say.