MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Negotiations with pirates who abducted eight sailors, including three Russian nationals, off Cameroon's coast earlier in August continue, a source from the employer company has stated.
ALGIERS (Sputnik) - Mass anti-government protests swept Algeria in February, when Abdelaziz Bouteflika, aged 82, said he would run for a fifth term. The long-time leader resigned from the post, which he had held for 20 years, in April amid growing pressure.
The latest shipwreck near the Libyan coast could have led to "potentially large loss" of life despite some 60 people have been rescued, UN refugee agency spokesman Charlie Yaxley said Tuesday.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - A total of 37 people were killed and over 200 injured as a result of violent clashes between tribes in Sudan's east, media reported, citing medics.
Despite facing a certain degree of criticism at home over domestic policies, many South Africans and other netizens were angered by the journalist being oblivious as to who Cyril Ramaphosa is.
The Steenkampskraal mine, located about 350 kilometres north of Cape Town, South Africa, used to produce thorium, a component of nuclear fuel, in the 1950-60s.
The photo of a bearded grey-haired man in glasses that emerged online has prompted a debate online because the mystery man bears a striking resemblance to the tech visionary, who died almost 10 years ago after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
While South Africa is set to start confiscating land from the white farmer minority and redistribute it among the rest of the population, Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has ordered the seizure of an aircraft leased by Tanzania's national carrier, as Dodoma has failed to compensate a farmer for taking his land decades ago.
Last month, Tanzania's government announced plans to buy several new jets for its state-owned airline in order to increase tourist flow and attract more money into the country. The move comes amid a dispute between the country's finance ministry and the World Bank over economic growth rates.
KHARTOUM (Sputnik) - Economist Abdalla Hamdok on Wednesday took the oath of office as the new prime minister of Sudan, Al-Arabiya television reported.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The pirates who abducted eight sailors, including three Russian nationals, off Cameroon's coast last week permitted the captain of the vessel to make contact with an outside party, a source in the company said.
KHARTOUM (Sputnik) - The outgoing head of the Sudanese Transitional Military Council (TMC), Abdel Fattah Burhan, was sworn in on Wednesday as the chief of the freshly formed Sovereign Council (SC).
CAIRO (Sputnik) - The Sovereign Council of Sudan has been formed, it will be sworn in on August 21, Shams El-Din Kabbashi, a spokesman for the country's Transitional Military Council (TMC), said Tuesday at a press conference in Khartoum, which was aired by Sky News Arabia.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Sisiku Julius Ayuk Tabe, the self-proclaimed president of Ambazonia, an unrecognized English-speaking breakaway region in southwestern Cameroon, and nine of his followers were handed life sentences on 20 August by a military tribunal in the capital of Yaounde, Jeune Afrique magazine reported.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Three Russian sailors who have been recently abducted by pirates off Cameroon's coast are most likely to be in Nigeria, a source in the employing company stated.
DOHA (Sputnik) - Qatar begins construction of a world-class port in central Somalia, the country's foreign ministry said after Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani's visit to Mogadishu.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Gen. Abdel Fattah Burhan, who currently leads Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC), will head the Sovereign Council, a transitional national administration, for the first 21 months after its creation, the TMC said on Saturday.
The Chinese tech giant has long faced accusations from the US of allegedly helping Beijing to spy on its users, something the company has repeatedly rejected as false and groundless. Despite this, Washington banned has Huawei equipment from the country and limited its acquisition of some US-made technologies.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Sudan's ruling Transition Military Council (TMC) signed the final power transition deal with opposition Forces of Freedom and Change amid the ongoing protests that have been sweeping the African nation for months.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Three Russian nationals have been kidnapped by pirates off Cameroon's coast, and Russian diplomats are making effort to release them, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday.