CAIRO (Sputnik) - The former prime minister of Libya, Baghdadi Ali Mahmoudi, who served in ousted Muammar Gaddafi's government, has been released from jail for health reasons in order to receive medical treatment abroad four years after being sentenced to death, the Libyan Justice Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.
At Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, an unidentified man climbed onto the wing of an Azman Air passenger airliner as it was preparing to take off. Pilots noticed the unwelcome wingman while taxiing on the tarmac and shut down the engine; the man was arrested.
The autopsy report found a total of 30 stab wounds on the bodies of two women, slain by Daesh* supporters in Morocco.
The airport, the only one still functioning in Tripoli, has already endured airstrikes in the past that forced it to close to all air traffic, but was recently restored at the beginning of July.
The Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and based in the east of the country, has been engaged in an offensive to gain control over the capital of Tripoli, held by the Government of National Accord, since early April. In July, it successfully completed the first stage of this operation.
The farming community in South Africa has been shocked by another murder, as a 67-year-old man and his 62-year-old wife were reportedly attacked by a gang suspected of being behind another deadly assault against an elderly couple in May. According to Freedom Front Plus, there have been 60 farm murders since the beginning of 2019.
Newly released footage from a US airbase in Niger captures a stunning timelapse view of the center of the Milky Way moving across the nighttime skies.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Congolese Health Ministry said in a press release on Sunday that the first case of Ebola has been detected in the city of Goma more than 350 km (220 miles) away from where a pandemic originated a year ago.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Sudanese Justice Ministry filed an appeal to a court in Khartoum against the recent ruling to end the nationwide Internet ban declared by Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) several weeks ago as the country shook to a new escalation of political protests, a source in the ministry said on Monday.
The Central African Republic boasts rich reserves of natural resources, but has been mired in internal conflict, with exploitation of the country’s natural resources difficult to monitor given the state has only partial control of its own territory.
The attack on the Asasey Hotel in Somalia's southern port city of Kismayo began on Friday evening and lasted more than 14 hours before Somali forces killed all the attackers, a local police officer said as quoted by the Associated Press.
An explosion took place at a time when local elders were meeting with lawmakers, a Somali police officer has said as quoted by Reuters.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Foreign Ministry and the Russian Embassy in Libya maintain contact with authorities in the Libyan capital of Tripoli and are making effort to provide consular assistance to two Russian nationals detained in Libya and to figure out the reasons for their detention, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated.
KHARTOUM (Sputnik) – The Sudanese security forces have detained 12 officers suspected of having a role in the recent failed military coup, Jamal Omar Ibrahim, the head of the Transitional Military Council's (TMC) security committee, said in a statement on Friday.
KHARTOUM (Sputnik) - Sudan's Transitional Military Council announced on Thursday that a coup attempt had been thwarted in the country.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Algeria’s former industry minister Youcef Yousfi was reportedly arrested on Wednesday in a sprawling corruption probe that has swept the North African country since its president was deposed in spring.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Libyan National Army's (LNA) Air Force has attacked the forces of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in the city of Garyan, southwest of Tripoli, local media reported on Wednesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Nigerian parliament in Abuja halted a plenary session and went on lockdown on Tuesday after minority Shiite protesters tried to storm the building, the Nation daily reported.
One of the world’s best-knows auction houses, located in London, has had a row with the republic’s officials, who vehemently opposed selling the 3,000-year-old artifact of the "Boy King”. The country’s Minister of Antiquities has suggested that the piece, sold for almost $6 million, might have been "stolen" in the 1970s from an Egyptian museum.
Last year saw a dramatic rise in brutal attacks on white South African farmers, with violence still showing no sign of abating. The attacks come amid a government policy which envisages that seizure of white farmers’ land will not be compensated.