Sweden is known for its worldwide aid and relief efforts. Sometimes, though, its generosity gets abused, big time. A Ugandan man has stolen millions of kronor in Swedish aid while working for its embassy in the African country. This has been described as one of the worst frauds ever undertaken by a staff member of the Swedish embassy.
Afghanistan isn’t the only place the US military is increasing operational tempo: 13 airstrikes have been conducted on al-Shabab jihadists in Somalia since June, Stars and Stripes reports.
Forty years ago anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko died in police custody in South Africa. President Jacob Zuma appeared to liken himself to the dead hero on Tuesday but what would Biko think of the country if he were alive today?
Powerful military and political elites have secretly exploited Zimbabwe's diamond sector in violation of EU trade sanctions, according to research by a global development NGO.
Sudan is hoping to join BRICS in the near future, the Sudanese presidential aide and deputy chair of the High Committee for Overseeing Sudan’s Relations with BRICS, told Sputnik on Saturday.
Leading international public relations firm Bell Pottinger faces financial collapse, as a scandal over its campaign for a South African client refuses to die.
The United Nations published a study on Thursday suggesting that African governments and their actions against civilians impel people to join extremists groups and commit acts of terror.
The US military is conducting "intensified" strikes in Somalia ordered by President Donald Trump to crush al-Shabaab extremists linked with al-Qaeda terrorist group in the country. However, the latest Pentagon bombing wasn't that massive.
More than five years after the start of the civil war Libya remains split in two run by rival governments and facing a flurry of problems, including illegal migration. Sputnik looked at the plight of refugees living in temporary shelters scattered across the country.
A dispute between Egypt and Sudan over the construction of an Ethiopian hydroelectric dam has re-ignited a 60-year-old dispute over a quirk in the two nations’ borders near the Red Sea that may contain valuable natural resources.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will introduce a number of changes to its personnel and activities in order to prepare for a repeat presidential election in compliance with the Constitution and other relevant legislation, Chairman Wafula Chebukati said Friday.
Kenyan opposition leader and former prime minister Raila Odinga welcomed Friday the country's Supreme Court's ruling to declare the results of the presidential elections invalid and order a new vote.
Kenya’s Supreme Court canceled on Friday the results of the last month’s presidential election saw the victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta amid popular protests and resistance of the opposition figures.
The US plans to stop issuing visas to countries it says are refusing to accept their nationals who are deemed to be in the States illegally and deported.
Is’haq Kawu, the director general of Nigeria's National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), on Thursday warned the country's media outlets against hate speech and called on them to promote tolerance and mutual respect.
A British man accused of launching cyberattacks against two of the UK's biggest banks has been extradited from Germany. The attacks, using a botnet known as Mirai#14, also brought an African country to its knees in 2016.
The Nigerian army has killed 82 Boko Haram terrorists and detained 313 suspected terrorists in a set of operations held over the past month, local media reported Wednesday.
The United States is supporting Nigeria in its efforts aimed at combating terrorism, such as the activities of the Boko Haram terrorist group, US Senator Christopher Coons said Tuesday.
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