The potential benefits of the herbal concoction that has been promoted by the president of Madagascar as a potential cure for COVID-19 are apparently yet to be validated by a scientific study.
French Defense Minister Florence Parly announced on Friday that Abdelmalek Droukdel, the commander of al-Qaeda North Africa, had been killed by French forces in northern Mali.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been protesting for more than a week on the streets of US cities in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer. Why is the US still struggling with race relations 155 years after slavery was abolished?
On 6 April 1994 a plane carrying Rwanda's President Juvenal Habyarimana - from the Hutu tribe - was shot down by a missile near the Rwandan capital Kigali. Hutu militias used it as an excuse to launch a genocide against the Tutsi minority, killing around 800,000 people.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A new outbreak of Ebola has been reported in the city of Mbandaka in the northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Health Minister Eteni Longondo said at a press conference.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - The Egyptian military has eliminated 19 terrorists in northern Sinai during several raids over the week, spokesman Tamer Al-Rifai has said.
KHARTOUM (Sputnik) - The top Ethiopian diplomat in Sudan was summoned to the Foreign Ministry in Khartoum on Saturday after several Sudanese troops and civilians were killed in an attack by Ethiopian militants.
Moscow has repeatedly denied accusations of involvement in the Libyan civil war, stressing that it wants to see a diplomatic settlement in the war-torn country, and recalling that it was a NATO military intervention in the country in 2011 which turned Libya into a failed state.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Militants from Al-Shabaab extremist group, which is affiliated with al-Qaeda*, have kidnapped and killed nine doctors in southern Somalia, media reported.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The abatement of coronavirus-related restrictions should be carried out carefully and only in those African countries whose health care system is prepared to properly cope with a potential influx of patients, WHO Africa Programme Manager for Emergency Response Michel Yao said in an interview.
In May 2000 Tony Blair had been Britain’s prime minister for three years and was still very much in his honeymoon period. Suddenly British forces became embroiled in a little-known civil war in Sierra Leone. How and why?
A new model predicts that almost a quarter of a billion people in Africa will be infected within 12 months without adequate measures to control the novel coronavirus' spread. Between 4.6 to 5.5 million people could be hospitalised under this scenario, severely straining limited health resources.
Turkey began sending troops to Libya in January to shore up the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). Before that, Ankara provided the GNA with military equipment to assist Tripoli in its ongoing campaign against the Tobruk-based government and the Libyan National Army (LNA) of Gen. Khalifa Haftar.
As Secretary General Antonio Guterres explained, the United Nations is calling for international action aimed at helping African countries deal with the fallout from the coronavirus crisis.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Lesotho’s former finance minister Moeketsi Majoro has been sworn in as the African country’s new prime minister on Wednesday in a televised broadcast by domestic media, one day after Thomas Thabane resigned as leader amid a scandal over the death of his estranged wife.
Veterinary officials have already deemed that the elephants did not fall victim to poaching as their remains were left intact.
The US Supreme Court has ruled that Sudan must pay damages for the 1998 US embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania by al-Qaeda. The decision comes as Khartoum attempts to get removed from Washington’s list of state sponsors of terrorism.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Government of National Accord's (GNA) forces recaptured the strategic Al-Watiya airbase from the rival Libyan National Army (LNA) on Monday, Turkish media reported, citing the headquarters of Operation Volcano of Rage.
Libya’s prosecutor general said last July that two Russian nationals had been arrested in Tripoli in May of 2019 for allegedly trying to meddle in the upcoming elections. The two detainees, Maxim Shugaley and Samir Seifan, are sociologists from the Russian Foundation for the Protection of National Values, according to the head of the organisation.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Nigerian authorities have impounded an aircraft of UK's Flair Aviation airline company over a violation of commercial flight ban introduced in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigerian Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika said on Sunday.