MOSCOW (Sputnik) - France is ready to back the civil transition of power in Mali on conditions set by the Western African ECOWAS regional bloc and takes note of the first appointments to the Malian transition government, the French Foreign Ministry said.
ANKARA (Sputnik) - The European Union demonstrates double standards by including the Turkish vessel operator Avrasya Shipping in its sanctions list on Libya, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a press release.
The identity of the author of the fish sculptures in question reportedly remains unknown at this time.
Under a new law signed by the governor of Nigeria’s Kaduna state, those convicted of rape will now be surgically castrated or face bilateral salpingectomy, the removal of the Fallopian tubes.
Jihadists have taken control of a swathe of northern Mozambique. The insurgents have taken advantage of grievances among the predominantly Muslim population in a region which is rich in natural gas.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Aref Ali Nayed, an envoy for Libya's eastern-based government, said on Thursday that a presidential council should be urgently formed in the country and a new prime minister should be elected due to the resignation of Fayez Sarraj, the head of Libya's Government of National Accord.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Some 220 prisoners armed with over a dozen rifles have escaped from the Singila prison in the northern Ugandan town of Moroto, the local Daily Monitor media outlet reported on Thursday, citing sources.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – South Korea will provide Sudan, which is hit by heavy floods, with $300,000 in humanitarian aid, South Korean media reported on Thursday.
CAIRO, September 16 (Sputnik) - The head of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Sarraj, announced his intention to transfer his powers to a new executive authority by the end of October.
In the aftermath of an al-Shabaab attack on a Kenyan air base housing US aircraft in January, US Africa Command (AFRICOM) is seeking authorization to expand its undeclared drone war against the Somali militant group across the Kenyan border.
ALGIERS (Sputnik) – A source in the Algerian presidency revealed that the head of Libya’s Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Sarraj, was due to resign later on Wednesday,
A popular Nigerian pornstar and five others have been arrested, charged and jailed by local authorities for recording an adult movie at the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and publishing the content online.
Back in August both sides in the civil war - the Government of National Accord (GNA) and a Tobruk-based parliament, supported by the Libyan National Army, had called for a ceasefire amid the pandemic.
MOSCOW (Sputnik), Ekaterina Ivanova - Russia has been getting requests for its coronavirus vaccine from Africa and will address them, but has to attend to its own people first, Russian Ambassador-at-Large Oleg Ozerov, who serves as the head of the secretariat for the Russian-African partnership forum, told Sputnik.
The United Nations is looking into a mercenary outfit that reportedly offered hit job services to Libyan General Khalifa Haftar last year, but was run out of the country after their plan fell apart.
In April 1994 a plane carrying Rwanda's President Juvenal Habyarimana - from the Hutu tribe - was shot down by a missile near the capital, Kigali. Hutu militants used it as an excuse to launch a genocide against the Tutsi minority, killing around 800,000 people.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Libya's interim government led by Prime Minister Abdullah Thani has submitted a letter of resignation to Tobruk-based House of Representatives Speaker Aguila Saleh, the parliament said in a press release on Sunday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The June 5 Movement-Assembly of Patriotic Forces (M5-RFP) opposition party of Mali has rejected the plan, put forward by the restive military who made the old government resign last month, of how the government should organise the transitional period before new elections.
Accidents in artisanal gold mines are frequently reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo. While the country enjoys natural richness in oil, minerals, timber, diamonds and other resources, the safety standards in the mines are said to be poor.
Sudanese authorities have now declared a state of emergency in the country after two weeks of heavy rains, raising waters in the Nile River and its tributaries to unprecedented levels. Over 100 people have been killed as a result of the flooding.