CAIRO (Sputnik) - Egypt has recorded 86 new coronavirus infection cases over the past 24 hours, which is the highest daily increase in the country with now a total of 865 confirmed cases, the Egyptian Health Ministry said on Friday.
Amid a barrage of damning evidence from Amnesty International, US Africa Command has pledged to begin presenting quarterly reports on civilian casualties resulting from US operations. AFRICOM has long claimed its actions rarely cause civilian deaths, but at present, it doesn’t consider the question when authorizing attacks.
BENGHAZI, Libya (Sputnik) – The air forces of the Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, carried out on Friday three air raids targeting a number of positions of the rival Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) in the country’s west, a local military source said.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Sudanese Defence Minister Jamal Omar has died of heart issues in South Sudan, where he took part in peace talks with armed groups, national media reported on Wednesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A 30-year-old TV host of a national political talk show has become the first coronavirus fatality in Zimbabwe, the ZBC broadcaster reported on Monday, citing the Health Ministry.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling upon the rival Libyan administrations to lay down arms and accept the temporary draft ceasefire agreement negotiated by the Libyan Joint Military Commission (5+5) in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement released by his spokesman Stephane Dujarric on Saturday.
As the world continues to combat COVID-19 novel coronavirus, millions in Africa and the Middle East are expected to also be hit with the ever-worsening desert locust crisis, which experts say has the ability to grow at an unprecedented rate due to favorable breeding conditions triggered by climate change.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Malian army has lost 29 servicemen as a result of a terrorist attack in the northeastern region of Mali, the military command said.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - The UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya is building a base near Tunisia to escape to if the Libyan National Army (LNA) seizes the capital, a spokesman for the eastern-based administration said Sunday.
Turkey has been sending troops to war-torn Libya to support the UN-backed Government of National Accord. According to Turkish President Erdogan, Ankara seeks to protect the GNA from being overthrown by the Libyan National Army, which supports the eastern-based interim government in the port city of Tobruk.
Morocco enjoys strong economic and military ties with Israel, thinks the founder of the Israel-Morocco Friendship Association. But the road to full diplomatic relations is bogged down by the stalemate on the Palestinian front.
Edith Blais and Luca Tacchetto disappeared on 15 December 2018 in the city of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, reportedly while travelling in western Africa to Togo for a humanitarian project.
In 2015, King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, a nephew of late South African President Nelson Mandela, was sentenced to 12 years in jail for arson, aggravated assault, and kidnapping; he was granted parole late last year, in a move endorsed by the country’s incumbent president, Cyril Ramaphosa.
US Africa Command (AFRICOM) has increased the tempo of its airstrikes against al-Shabaab in Somalia in 2020 after a January attack on a US base in neighboring Kenya.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 27 people died as two buses collided in central Ghana, the country's state-run Daily Graphic newspaper reported on Monday, citing local authorities.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Forty-three people were killed in attacks on two villages in Burkina Faso, government spokesman Remis Dandjinou said in a statement on Monday.
According to state television, the official has been escorted to a safe location. Local media reported that the prime minister's convoy had been targeted with an explosive device.
The incident reportedly took place at the Pyramid of Khafre, the second-largest man-made object at the Giza pyramid complex.
Swarms of desert locusts are creating havoc in large parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock warned last month "there is the risk of a catastrophe" with 12 million people in East Africa already face severe food insecurity.
An explosion took place earlier on 6 March in the district of the US Embassy in Tunis, the Interior Ministry stated, without specifying the nature of the explosion, while several public media outlets reported that a man blew himself up.