Downstream states Egypt and Sudan both object to the construction of a giant dam on the River Nile in upstream Ethiopia, saying the project threatens the flow of the river, on which all three countries depend heavily.
Cecil Rhodes has long been a controversial figure in the history of South Africa. The 19th century business leader and politician made a fortune through the labour of black diamond miners and introduced legislation which limited land ownership among black people.
The country's president will now have a week to nominate a replacement to the post of prime minister, who will be given two months to form a new government.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A chartered plane carrying food and medical supplies and operated by the African Union (AU) crashed in the central Somalian region of Hiran on Tuesday, media reported.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia does not deliver weapons to Libya and does not breach the United Nations Security Council's arms embargo, Russia's charge d'affaires ad interim in the North African country, Jamshed Boltaev, said in an interview.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Timipre Sylva, Nigeria's minister of state for petroleum resources, has made a commitment to the Saudi energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud, to meet the oil cut targets set out in the recent OPEC+ deal, given the African nation's earlier failure to reduce output to the required level.
ANKARA (Sputnik) - Units of the Libyan National Army, headed by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, must withdraw from Sirte and Jufra, and if they fail to do so a military operation against them will be launched, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of South African anti-apartheid leaders Nelson and Winnie Mandela, has died at the age of 59, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) reported.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A total of 11 people have been killed, and 124 more were wounded in clashes during massive anti-government rallies in the Malian capital of Bamako, the Nord Sud Journal reported on Monday, citing sources in a city's hospital.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Libya’s High Council of State, an advisory body based in Tripoli, has reelected Khalid Mishri as its chairman for a third consecutive term.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Five people have been confirmed dead and 30 suspects have been arrested after a hostage situation took place at a church near the South African city of Johannesburg, the country’s Police Service (SAPS) said on Saturday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – At least one person has been killed and 25 people injured during anti-government protests in the Malian capital of Bamako, Malian media reported.
Botswana officials have warned that a new pathogen may be to blame for the deaths of hundreds of elephants in the country.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Eleven people drowned on Friday at a beach in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, which is locked down by the authorities to stop the spread of COVID-19, media reported.
QABR GABIS (Sputnik) - Egyptian armed forces conducted an exercise near Libya's border on Thursday, including training for the Air Force to face mercenaries of irregular armies and target their hotbeds, a military spokesman said in a statement.
US Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced on Thursday it had carried out an airstrike in coordination with the Somali government against a checkpoint used by the militant group al-Shabaab.
According to UN’s International Telecommunication Union data, more than 70% of the population of Africa remained offline in 2019, something American telecom giants are set to change. They started with Kenya though, a country that has already connected most of its population to the web.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Ivory Coast Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who was due to take part in the October presidential elections as a candidate from the ruling RHDP party, passed away at the age of 61 on Wednesday after a government meeting, the country’s incumbent president and leader of the RHDP party, Alassane Ouattara, stated.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 20 soldiers have been killed and a few injured as insurgents ambushed an army convoy in northeastern Nigeria, Daily Trust newspaper reported on Wednesday, citing its sources.
A tiny, ancient ancestor of the dinosaur has been discovered in Madagascar, providing a stark contrast to the iconic, behemoth size for which many dinosaurs are known.