Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa survived an explosion that occurred at a ruling ZANU-PF party demonstration on Saturday. The politician, who was immediately evacuated from the scene, has not been hurt.
The explosion happened in Meskel Square in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed finished addressing the crowd of his supporters and was prepared to leave the stage, waving to people.
At least 31 people have been killed as result of a twin suicide blast in northeast Nigeria, AFP said, citing local officials.
Italian top official Matteo Salvini has been under fire from NGOs for banning more rescue ships with illegal migrants amid claims that they aid human smugglers and bring outlaws from Africa. After rejecting a rescue vessel, the Aquarius, with refugees aboard, Rome has been in a stand-off with Brussels.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US forces carried out an airstrike against al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM, banned in Russia) in Libya, killing one terrorist, US Africa Command said in a press release on Thursday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least two civilians were stabbed to death in an attack on a mosque in Malmesbury, South Africa on Thursday, local police said.
On the eve of the World Cup 2018 in Russia, FIFA holds a vote whether it will be Morocco or the countries of North America to host the tournament in eight years.
The leaders of Ethiopia and Egypt have achieved a breakthrough in the ongoing dispute over Addis Ababa’s construction of a major hydroelectric dam on the Nile River.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has prepared its health services for possible 10th Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, the DRC Ministry of Public Health said in a press release on Saturday.
Lega party leader Matteo Salvini, who recently took the post of the Italian Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, has challenged NATO’s long-term defense priorities, saying one of its members, Italy, is under attack, but “not from the east.”
The United Nations has imposed sanctions on six Libyan nationals who are believed to have engaged in human trafficking while pretending to be part of a European Union-funded coast guard operation.
One American soldier was killed and four others were reportedly injured Friday in a firefight in Somalia, according to US military officials.
Over 800,000 Kenyans have been affected by devastating floods and rains in Kenya, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement.
Aden Range Marwa, a Kenyan FIFA assistant referee, resigned from the 2018 FIFA World Cup refereeing team Thursday after video showing him accept a bribe ahead of a football game in 2017 surfaced on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States imposed visa limits on officials in Nicaragua involved with violence and human rights abuses, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a press release.
Docho Eshete, a Protestant pastor, was killed Sunday morning by a crocodile when he was baptising followers in Ethiopia's Lake Abaya.
China will host the first-ever China-Africa security and defense forum later this month, a Chinese military spokesperson said last Thursday. The move signals deepening ties between the world’s most rapidly developing country and a number of nations in the developing world.
The Tunisian government said in a statement Wednesday that the country's prime minister decided to dismiss the Interior Minister. The move is allegedly connected with a boat accident, that occurred three days ago and claimed the lives of at least 68 people.
After near complete depletion, water levels in Cape Town dams have suddenly risen to where they were two years ago, following the first significant rainfall in years.
Eight hours after National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) officials discovered a boulder-sized asteroid heading straight for Earth on Saturday, the invader entered Earth's atmosphere over Botswana and made several appearances on surveillance cameras in neighboring South Africa.
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