TUNIS (Sputnik) - Kais Said, a law professor, is leading the first round of Tunisia's presidential election with 19 per cent of the vote after 27 per cent of the ballots have been counted, the country's elections commission (ISIE) said Monday.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - The People's National Assembly of Algeria - the lower house of the parliament - earlier this week approved a draft law to ensure fair presidential elections, as well as resolve issues between government and the opposition.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Egyptian Interior Ministry said on Sunday it had eliminated a cell of terrorists, who were plotting an attack against the military in the north of the Sinai Peninsula.
The Tanzanian government said Saturday that there had been no confirmed cases of Ebola in the country amid earlier reports that a local woman may have contracted and died from the deadly virus, which has killed thousands of people across western and central Africa in recent years.
BENGHAZI (Sputnik) - Troops loyal to Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar have repelled an offensive launched by the Government of National Accord (GNA) south of the city of Tripoli, a spokesman for the Libyan National Army's (LNA) 73rd Infantry Brigade, Mundhir Kartoush, has stated.
The incident occurred in the DRC's Mayibaridi district this morning, with authorities now preparing a rescue operation at the site of the catastrophe.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 10 people were trampled to death and 85 more injured in a stampede at a stadium in Nampula in northern Mozambique during a pre-election campaign rally for President Filipe Nyusi, Ouest-France reported on Thursday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Ethiopia hopes an agreement with Russian State Nuclear Corporation Rosatom to construct the first nuclear power plant (NPP) in the African country will be signed in the Russian resort city of Sochi, Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew has stated.
Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 95, passed away at Singapore’s Gleneagles Hospital on Friday. Though Mugabe was removed from office in November 2017, his death has reignited conversations about his legacy and once again thrust Zimbabwe’s future into the global spotlight.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Tunisian presidential candidate Nabil Karoui, who was arrested on corruption charges in August, will not leave the race even though criminal proceedings have been launched against him, the candidate's spokesman, Hatem Mliki, said on Friday.
Robert Mugabe - who has died aged 95 - became President of the former British colony of Rhodesia in 1980, which he immediately renamed Zimbabwe. Sputnik looks at how he went from being a heroic guerrilla leader to a corrupt despot who overstayed his welcome by at least a decade.
Former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, has passed away at the age of 95, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Friday.
Although scientists have studied the ancient "world of the dead" at Saqqara in Egypt for more than 150 years, the enigmatic site is still thought to conceal mysteries, attracting historians and adventure seekers. This August, the Egyptian authorities agreed to develop the archaeological area.
The phenomenon of Eritreans celebrating the regime they have fled from is familiar in other European countries, experts say.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Asma Mahmoud Mohamed Taha, the secretary-general of the Sudanese Republican Party, who was detained last February in a wave of protests that eventually lead to the collapse of Omar Bashir's government, may soon be announced as a new minister of foreign affairs, a diplomatic source stated.
CAIRO (Sputnik) – Tunisian National Guard’s head and three militants were killed on Monday morning during a shooting in the country's Kasserine region that borders Algeria, the Tunisian radio Mosaique FM reported.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 15 people were reported dead as a three-storey building collapsed on Sunday in the Malian capital of Bamako, 41 people had been rescued, the country's Ministry of Internal Security and Civil Protection said Monday.
Ivorian singer DJ Arafat died in a motorbike crash in Abidjan on 12 August. On Saturday, his casket was placed at a stadium in Abidjan for a public funeral ceremony.
KHARTOUM (Sputnik) - Sudan's former President Omar Bashir claimed on Saturday during his first court hearing that the millions of undeclared dollars, which the authorities found in his apartment, had been given to him by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to be donated to Sudanese organizations.