President Barack Obama made a rare public appearance to deliver a speech in South Africa, marking the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. The speech did not go unnoticed on Twitter with social media users praising Obama’s words.
At least 44 people were killed and 20 others are missing following the Sunday flood in the northern Nigeria’s state of Katsina, local media reported Monday citing the region’s Governor Aminu Masari.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least eight people died as a result of lack of oxygen in a truck transporting migrants in Northern Libya, while about 90 others suffered asphyxiation, the security directorate of the Libyan city of Zuwara wrote in a tweet.
Several members of South Africa’s white Boer and Afrikaner minorities are entertaining the possibility of moving to southern Russia. But it’s not only the local fertile land, which they say was “created by God for farming,” that attracts them – they are certain that it may be a matter of survival.
According to local emergency services, a plane crashed outside South Africa's city of Pretoria in Gauteng province.
The security situation in Libya remains tense ever since the civil war, which began in 2011, wrought havoc on the country.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed have signed a declaration agreeing to end a decades-long conflict and resume cooperation in various fields, Eritrean Minister of Information Yemane G. Meskel said Monday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Nine police officers were killed Sunday in a terrorist attack in the north-west of Tunisia, close to the border with Algeria, TAP reported.
Two huge blasts have struck Mogadishu, Somalia's capital. Smoke was seen rising above the scene of the explosion, although it is unclear what had caused the blasts.
The European Commission said Friday it had approved three new programs worth 90.5 million euros ($106 million) to strengthen border management and protection of migrants in North Africa.
Sudan, the last surviving male Northern White Rhino died in March, seeming to kill hopes of saving the species through natural breeding methods.
At least three poachers broke into a rhinoceros reservation in South Africa recently on an illegal rhino hunting expedition, carrying enough food to last some time. Their journey was cut short, however, after the king of the jungle discovered their presence and administered some wild justice.
The top US envoy to Sudan pledged to work “with all its energy and focus” to remove Khartoum from the US list of states that it considers to be sponsors of terrorism, just days after the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) removed sanctions from the Code of Federal Regulations.
The gruesome killing of an elderly women, who was murdered by a 34-year-old local, has shocked villagers. He was discovered sucking blood from her cut throat with a pot of blood nearby, but fled the scene.
Nine people were killed, dozens injured in a bus and truck collision southeast of Nairobi, Kenyan media report.
Italy has said it will give ships and equipment to the Libyan Coast Guard to help it intercept and bring migrants back home.
Egypt rejected the idea, agreed during a recent EU summit, to ease tensions over migration in the bloc, but praised the German chancellor’s intentions to improve the situation in the refugees’ homelands. Albania, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria have also spoken against disembarkation facilities for refugees on their territories.
The attack took place amid the ongoing African Union summit in neighboring Mauritania, attended by French President Emmanuel Macron and African leaders, with the anti-terror fight on the agenda of the talks.
According to Mali's Defense Ministry, militants stormed the headquarters of an African military taskforce in central Mali on Friday, opening rocket and gunfire, attempting to storm the base.
Josephine Iyamu's case is the first successful prosecution of its kind in the UK.
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