GENEVA (Sputnik) - The death toll from Tropical Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi has increased to 430, Babar Baloch, the spokesperson for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), said in a statement on Friday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - More than 150 people have been killed and tens of thousands displaced in Burkina Faso amid atrocities by Islamist armed groups and counter-terror operations by security forces, the HRW watchdog said in a report on Friday.
The incident took place on Friday morning the Kintampo North municipal district. As a result of the accident, one of the vehicles caught fire while the other was overturned by the impact.
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US Africa Command is pushing back against an Amnesty International report claiming US airstrikes in Somalia have caused massive civilian casualties. However, the Trump administration has long abandoned any consideration of civilian deaths, and commanders have admitted they don’t investigate until complaints arise.
According to the head of the community, regardless of the appearance they have and clothes they wear, they have historically belonged to the Jewish community, ever since their migration to Egypt, from where their forefathers followed the Nile river flow before reaching Northern Ethiopia.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Two parties of the Algerian ruling coalition — the National Liberation Front (FLN) and the Democratic National Rally (RND) — voiced support on Wednesday for protesters who are calling for the transition of power in the North African country.
In light of large scale demonstrations, public transport in Algeria’s capital isn’t working, and private bus companies are afraid to carry people from the suburbs. The protesters have told Sputnik how they manage to organise themselves in order to get to the rallies.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The opposition of Algeria will be able to take part in the country's political process shortly after the national dialogue forum, Algerian Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Ramtane Lamamra said Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The death toll from the flooding and landfalls in Zimbabwe, caused by the Tropical Cyclone Idai, has risen to 65, local media reported on Sunday.
According to media reports, armed men seized a military base in central Mali, leaving at least 16 soldiers killed.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – At least 75 participants of anti-government protests were detained and 11 police officers were injured in the unrest in Algeria on Friday, Al Arabiya has reported, citing the country’s police.
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - A resolution to extend for a year the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has been adopted, French Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Anne Gueguen said during a UN Security Council meeting.
Earlier Friday, investigators said they found a stabiliser component stuck in an unusual position similar to that of the Lion Air aircraft which plunged into the Java Sea last October.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Hundreds of protesters started gathering in downtown Algiers on Friday to take part in potentially decisive protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algerie ECO reported.
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On 11 March, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika rescinded his presidential bid to end three weeks of massive protests in the country. At the same time, he postponed the presidential vote and announced a constitutional reform. Speaking to Sputnik, academics Abdelkader Kacher and Yahia Zoubir explained Bouteflika's apparent rationale.
The French aviation safety watchdog will analyse the black boxes recovered from the Boeing 737 MAX's crash site, and, meanwhile, a host of countries have temporarily suspended the operation of the aircraft as the investigation continues.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The number of people killed in yesterday's school building collapse in Nigeria's city of Lagos has risen to 18, Nation newspaper reported Thursday.
The French aviation safety watchdog Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile (BEA) will analyse the black boxes of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft which crashed on Sunday near Addis Ababa, the agency said Wednesday.
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