The Chinese tech giant has long faced accusations from the US of allegedly helping Beijing to spy on its users, something the company has repeatedly rejected as false and groundless. Despite this, Washington banned has Huawei equipment from the country and limited its acquisition of some US-made technologies.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Sudan's ruling Transition Military Council (TMC) signed the final power transition deal with opposition Forces of Freedom and Change amid the ongoing protests that have been sweeping the African nation for months.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Three Russian nationals have been kidnapped by pirates off Cameroon's coast, and Russian diplomats are making effort to release them, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday.
Earlier, US National Security Advisor John Bolton accused Moscow and Beijing of “deliberately and aggressively” attempting to extend their “predatory” influence over the African continent, and said that all US efforts were aimed at “further[ing] US priorities in the region.”
Having secured more than enough voter signatures to become a presidential candidate, the belly dancer revealed that she is taking part in the election after being urged to run by fans.
In July, an explosion rocked a hotel in the Somalian port city of Kismayu, leaving 26 people dead and 56 injured.
DJ Arafat, 33, an Ivory Coast singer with a huge following in French-speaking western and central African countries, has died after a road accident in his home city of Abidjan, Aljazeera reported Monday, citing local media.
According to preliminary reports, an overturned vehicle has exploded in the city of Morogoro in the eastern part of Tanzania, claiming the lives of people who attempted to siphon oil from the tanker.
The young women were part of a group of 37 people on a summer volunteer project in a small Moroccan village. The reported calls to have them decapitated brought back to the spotlight the brutal assassination of two Scandinavian tourists by suspected Moroccan jihadists late last year.
Sometimes, politicians clash with each other over bizarre issues, but environmental pollution seems to be a common topic for dispute -unless someone misunderstands it.
Boko Haram, which has reportedly pledged allegiance to Daesh*, has conducted numerous deadly attacks in Cameroon, Nigeria, and Chad. Since 2014, the militants have seized control of vast territories in these countries, killing thousands of troops and civilians.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization singled out Yemen as the country which is at the highest risk of locust invasion, both due to the current favourable breeding conditions for the insects, and the security problems impacting actions aimed at containing the threat.
To reach Europe, migrants from sub-Saharan Africa often fall victim to traffickers or the war between Tripoli and Benghazi. On 2 August, Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha announced the closure of three centres for migrants after a missile strike by Marshal Khalifa Haftar's troops (as claimed by the Tripoli authorities).
Mitiga, the only functioning airport in Tripoli, Libya's capital, has been targeted by the Libyan National Army, commanded by General Khalifa Haftar.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Ten presidential hopefuls submitted their papers in the race for Tunisia’s top job on Friday, the first day of application set by the Independent Electoral Commission.
Sudan's military council and its main opposition coalition have agreed to a constitutional declaration intended to usher in a transitional government, Reuters reported, citing the African Union mediator for Sudan, Mohamed Hassan Lebatt.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Health officials have detected an average of about 85 new cases of Ebola per week in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with 260 confirmed infections reported in the final three weeks of July, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report on Friday.
An American evangelist who dressed up like Jesus Christ for several events in Africa has denied that he claimed to be the son of God following an avalanche of reports about an alleged scam. However, the uproar around the “second coming starting in Kenya” is far from the end, as some have even demanded that he and others involved be arrested.
CAIRO (Sputnik) – Algeria’s National Committee for Dialogue and Mediation, searching for a way out of the country’s political crisis, said it would begin work in the near future. The committee was set up in July to ensure dialogue between all forces in society, which has been rocked by unrest for months.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - At least four people were shot dead at a peaceful rally in the Sudanese city of Omdurman on Thursday, the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD) said. The tragedy took place days after another deadly incident in the city of El Obeid in North Kurdufan state.