The first solar eclipse of the year will be visible over the weekend, and for a lucky few South Americans and Africans it will be something special.
Protests against migrants in South Africa's capital of Pretoria turned violent on Friday, local media reported.
Fifteen servicemen died and 19 others were injured in an attack in the west of Niger, French media report.
The newly elected President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed appointed Hassan Ali Khaire as the prime minister of the country.
Ten refugee operations in Africa have experienced cuts affecting the quantity and quality of food assistance for approximately 2 million refugees, according to the statement of the World Food Programme (WFP).
Last week Algeria marked the 57th anniversary since the first French nuclear tests took place in the Sahara in 1960. At the same time, the Algerian League for the Protection of Human Rights announced its intention to appeal to the International Criminal Court with a complaint against France, accusing it of committing crimes against humanity.
Motorcade of Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Serraj was shelled in Tripoli by "armed groups based in the (Rixos) Palaces", according to local media.
France is withdrawing its military from the Central African Republic in order to fight Daesh terrorists in the Middle East. Portuguese soldiers will replace them, joining the UN mission to stabilize the civil war-ravaged republic. Sputnik Brazil spoke with Lieutenant Colonel Hélder António da Silva Perdigão, about the mission.
Some regions of South Sudan suffer famine or serious food shortage, chairman of the state’s National Bureau of Statistic Isaiah Chol Aruai said Monday.
Twenty-five civilians were killed, most beheaded, in an ethnic attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
In the 1960s, France carried out nuclear tests in Algeria to study the effects of radiation on humans. However, Algerians are still struggling to cope with the consequences of the French atomic experiments.
Archaeologists and physicists from the University of Turin started a new survey of the walls of King Tutankhamun’s tomb, which might hide the secret room with Queen Nefertiti’s long lost burial spot and the remains of other ancient pharaohs, according to Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA).
Former Togolese Prime Minister Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo was elected as a president of the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a source in the fund told Sputnik.
According to a spokeswoman for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, over 100 people were killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a result of clashes between military forces and local militia.
Morocco has no intention to recognize Western Sahara as a sovereign state, according to the country's ambassador to Russia.
Kenya's government has declared the drought gripping the country a national disaster and appealed for international aid.
Over a dozen people were killed in a stampede at a soccer game in Angola, media report.
The seven Russian nationals and one Ukrainian who were kidnapped by pirates from a German cargo vessel near Nigerian waters are "alive and well," the father of one of the sailors cited the vessel's captain as saying Thursday.
The road to hell is often paved with good intentions. Norway, which is one of the world's most generous contributors to relief efforts, has spent millions on promoting democracy in war-torn Somalia, but failed miserably on all counts. Norway's lavish efforts did little to ease ordinary Somalians' plight, yet proved costly for the state coffers.
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