Sudanese protest leaders canceled planned talks with the country's ruling generals on Tuesday as hundreds of schoolchildren demonstrated in Khartoum against the shooting deaths of five pupils at a rally, AFP reported.
The number of violent incidents involving Islamist militants has reportedly jumped ten-fold between 2009 and 2018, and Somali jihadists from al-Shabaab appear to be the most active group.
In April the government of Nigeria launched a national campaign - Clean Nigeria: Use the Toilet - to raise public awareness about the risks of poor hygiene. Under this plan, the government aims to end open defecation by 2025.
Christians have been awaiting the return of Christ for two millennia, and now he has allegedly landed in Kenya.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - The governor of Sudanese state of North Kurdufan, where security forces opened fire at protesters earlier on Monday, confirmed the deaths of five people during rallies, local media reported.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - As many as 13 people in Tanzania have died as a result of a dengue fever, while 6,677 people are infected with the virus across the country, Tanzanian Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Seniors and Children Ummy Mwalimu said on Saturday.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Further strengthening its dominant position in the Indian Ocean Region, India is set to sign a crucial agreement which will enable it to do round-the-clock monitoring of ships passing through the ocean's waters. The Indian Navy has already said that China's growing presence in the Indian Ocean is a major challenge for India.
Beijing has recently been boosting its gold reserves, occupying a leading position alongside Russia in terms of gold acquisition in 2018 and the first half of 2019.
The 92-year-old politician was admitted to a military hospital on Wednesday after suffering a "severe health crisis". He was previously treated by medics in June and had only appeared twice since leaving hospital on 1 July.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - The Sudanese army has arrested several senior officers and politicians after thwarting a coup attempt last month, state media reported Wednesday.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - The Sudanese transitional military council is ready to consider an appendix to its power-sharing deal with the opposition to include demands of the armed movements, a senior council member said.
The Nigerian-based organised crime group Black Axe reportedly challenged the notorious Cosa Nostra on Mafia's very home ground, Sicily.
Libya, which descended into civil war after a NATO-backed insurrection toppled long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, has faced intense fighting around the city of Tripoli between the Government of National Accord and the Libyan National Army in recent months.
The Tanzanian government plans to purchase several new jets for its state-owned airline in the hopes of boosting tourism and encouraging an influx of hard currency into the country; however, discussions of Tanzania's fiscal sustainability may cast a shadow over the plan.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - The former prime minister of Libya, Baghdadi Ali Mahmoudi, who served in ousted Muammar Gaddafi's government, has been released from jail for health reasons in order to receive medical treatment abroad four years after being sentenced to death, the Libyan Justice Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.
At Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, an unidentified man climbed onto the wing of an Azman Air passenger airliner as it was preparing to take off. Pilots noticed the unwelcome wingman while taxiing on the tarmac and shut down the engine; the man was arrested.
The autopsy report found a total of 30 stab wounds on the bodies of two women, slain by Daesh* supporters in Morocco.
The airport, the only one still functioning in Tripoli, has already endured airstrikes in the past that forced it to close to all air traffic, but was recently restored at the beginning of July.
The Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and based in the east of the country, has been engaged in an offensive to gain control over the capital of Tripoli, held by the Government of National Accord, since early April. In July, it successfully completed the first stage of this operation.
The farming community in South Africa has been shocked by another murder, as a 67-year-old man and his 62-year-old wife were reportedly attacked by a gang suspected of being behind another deadly assault against an elderly couple in May. According to Freedom Front Plus, there have been 60 farm murders since the beginning of 2019.