Morocco has broken off diplomatic ties with Iran accusing the Tehran-backed militant group Hezbollah of arming and training members of the Polisario Front independence fighters in the disputed region of Western Sahara.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita on Tuesday threatened to sever diplomatic ties with Iran over what he regarded as Tehran's support for the Polisario Front, a Western Sahara independence movement.
Twin suicide bombings took place at a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa State, northeast Nigeria, on Tuesday, according to the local media.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The forces of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Somali National Security Service have evacuated over 10,000 people stranded in the south-central city of Beledweyne as a result of the severe floods in the country, the AMISOM said in a statement.
A Libyan military aircraft exploded after it collided with the ground; the causes of the calamity are still unclear, but the invistigation has already been launched.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini will attend the meeting of the Libya Quartet, comprised of the League of Arab States, the African Union, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations, which will be held in Cairo on Monday, the EU said Saturday in a press release.
A new outbreak of violence, which reportedly occurred in Mali, has resulted in scores of Tuareg civilians being murdered by suspected jihadists.
The attack took place in the north-central Somalian city of Galkayo. Al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group operating in the region, has claimed responsibility.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A new UN resolution on Western Sahara has sent a firm message to the separatist Polisario Front that it should not aspire to change the status quo in the region, the Moroccan envoy to the UN said.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - All parties involved in the recent outbreak of fighting in the Jebel Marra region of Darfur in Sudan must immediately end hostilities, US Department of State spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement.
New details have emerged regarding the deadly October 2017 ambush of US and Nigerien forces in Niger by the local Daesh affiliate, Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS). Meanwhile, US Defense Secretary James Mattis said the US will maintain its presence in the West African country despite the loss of US service members’ lives there.
The US military warned Friday that pilots near Djibouti airspace should exercise “extreme caution,” as high-powered lasers are reportedly emanating from near China’s naval base there.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri noted that tensions between the local population and 1.5 million Syrian refugees have heightened, in particular, and stressed that the nation wants the asylum-seekers to leave.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Libya’s National Army (LNA) commander Khalifa Haftar has returned to the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi after alleged treatment in France and reports on his death, local media reported on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari is to testify on his administration's response to clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the central states of the country.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Thousands of South African nationals participated in a set of rallies across the country demanding a higher minimum wage, local media reported Wednesday.
Despite the deteriorating situation in the African nation of Mali, the Swedish contingent of about 250 soldiers, which is part of a major UN mission and was intended to continue until at least 2022, will be closed down next year due to insufficient funding. The initiative's annual cost has been estimated at about $105 million.
The US military has begun briefing the families of the four American troops who were killed in an ambush in Niger on October 4, 2017, by Islamist militants of the local Daesh offshoot, Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS).
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 35 people were killed and some are missing after an attack on a village in southeastern Nigeria, local media reported Tuesday.
University College London’s report on the cause of mass displacement in Africa challenges conventional assumptions about climate change being principally responsible for the creation of refugees.
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