MADRID (Sputnik) - Several unidentified motorcyclists were shot early on Monday at a mosque in the Spanish autonomous city of Ceuta in North Africa, a local government spokesperson told Sputnik.
Mauritania's electoral commission announced Sunday that ruling party candidate Mohamed Ould Ghazouani had won the presidential election with 52 percent of the vote, Reuters reported. His nearest rival, anti-slavery campaigner Biram Dah Abeid, came reportedly second with 18.58 percent.
Over the past few months, a number of local media outlets have reported a violent wave of attacks on white farmers in South Africa that have left several gravely injured and many others dead.
The southern African country has budgeted RTGS $53 million ($8.4 million) for compensation to white farmers that suffered from violent evictions in 2000.
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali said Sunday as quoted by the AP news agency that his government had foiled an attempted coup in a region outside the capital.
Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Sunday that Army Chief of Staff Seare Mekonnen had been shot although his condition is not known, AFP reported, citing local media.
A statement jointly issued by the union blasted the Rothschilds for allegedly meddling in the South African companies' affairs for “selfish and greedy purposes”.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Malawian police used tear gas to disperse protesters who blocked a road where recently re-elected President Arthur Peter Mutharika was supposed to have passed on his way to the country's capital of Lilongwe, local media reported.
The Daesh terrorist group said in a Wednesday statement cited by Reuters that they carried out an attack on a Nigerian army base in the Borno state, claiming that its militants killed 12 Nigerian soldiers.
Clashes between the Dogon and the Fulani tribes over access to land and water have become more frequent over the last few months. On 9 June, the Malian Ministry of Defence said that unidentified gunmen had attacked a Dogon village, killing 95. In March, over 130 people were killed and dozens wounded in a Fulani village.
Economists are urging decisive reforms in South Africa amid falling mining and manufacturing output, lingering political instability, and rising social tensions – as the Rainbow nation finds itself on the verge of a massive recession.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - League of Arab States (LAS) Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said Sunday that LAS supported a peaceful transition of power in Sudan, as well as the resolution of the political crisis in the country without external intervention.
CAIRO (Sputnik) – The Sudanese Transitional Military Council (TMC) has confirmed that it has thwarted several coup attempts which followed the overthrow of former President Omar Bashir.
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – Aid workers have launched an emergency Ebola response plan in Uganda following the confirmation of the first deaths from the virus in the East African country, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said in a press release on Thursday.
The forward linked up with the national team before the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this week. After a stunning win in the Champions League final with Liverpool, Salah was given extended time off.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Sudanese opposition Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change said during their meeting with US newly-appointed envoy for Sudan, Donald Booth, that it was important to withdraw military personnel from cities and deploy police there, media reported on Thursday.
A new military coup attempt has been thwarted in Sudan, resulting in the detention of at least 68 police officers, Al-Arabiya reported on Wednesday, citing its sources.
The anticipated million-dollar auction in London of an 11-inch statue of Pharaoh Tutankhamun may not go as planned next month, as the Egyptian Foreign Ministry has ordered UK authorities and UN officials put a stop to the sale, claiming the artifact may have been stolen from their country.
Botswana’s high court struck down two laws on Tuesday dating to colonial times that banned gay sex, setting what activists hope will be a new standard for African LGBTI rights and decolonization efforts. Just weeks ago, Kenya’s high court voted to uphold similar laws.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) said that it had arrested several members of the military on accusations of using force to break up the weeks-long sit-in protest outside the Defence Ministry building in the capital of Khartoum.