When discussing the ongoing saga of the UK and the Chagos Islands, mainstream media often miss the history of how the UK government ruthlessly expelled the inhabitants of the Indian Ocean islands in the 1960s and 1970s. A story which award winning investigative Journalist John Pilger told in his 2004 documentary "Stealing A Naton".
On Tuesday, the US State Department approved a potential $4.25 billion sale of 36 AH-64E Apache helicopters, along with associated weapons and accessories, to Morocco. The West African country, which is closely aligned with Washington and Riyadh and fiercely anti-Iranian, is considered “a major Non-NATO ally.”
Photos of a crashed MQ-9 Reaper drone bearing Italian Air Force markings in Libya appeared on social media Wednesday.
In December 2018 commandos from Britain’s Special Boat Service (SBS) were dropped onto a giant cargo ship, the Grande Tema, in the Thames estuary. The dramatic intervention ended a tense stand-off between the crew and four migrants who were threatening violence.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – At least 24 servicemen were killed and almost 30 were wounded during a special operation launched by Mali and Niger in the border area, the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) have announced.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – An airstrike on a biscuit factory in the Libyan capital of Tripoli has killed at least 10 civilians and could amount to a war crime, United Nations Special Representative for Libya Ghassan Salame said during a UN Security Council on Monday.
In 1922, Howard Carter revealed the treasures of Tutankhamun, the so-called “boy king” who became the omnipotent ruler of Ancient Egypt at nine but mysteriously died several years later. Part of his greatest discovery even followed him to his grave.
In August 2017, during a swim on a holiday in southeast Africa, James Michael unknowingly became the host to a parasite which quickly began to deteriorate his health and threaten his life after he returned to the UK.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa have discussed cooperation between their countries during a two-day summit, holding meetings in both open and closed formats.
Chimpanzees are attacking people in Uganda, part of a disturbing trend going on in the country for several years that has led to crop loss and even death.
A Kenyan governor’s campaign began to gain momentum in March, when the eastern African country’s land panel demanded that the UK should admit that British colonists stole lands in Kenya’s Kericho County for growing tea.
The convoy consisted of several buses escorted by military personnel and was carrying local employees, contractors, and suppliers of the Mining Exploration Society in West Africa when the attack occurred, the mining company SEMAFO said in a statement.
The fate of the young pharaoh, dubbed the baby king, who inherited the throne of Ancient Egypt at nine years of age and died ten years later, has mesmerised historians for almost a century, ever since his tomb and mummy were discovered in the 1920s. In 2020, this enigma might be solved.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The number of those killed in anti-government protests in Ethiopia has reached 86, and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed urged citizens to confront forces that threaten to impede the country's progress, the ENA news agency reported on Sunday.
VATICAN CITY (Sputnik) - Pope Francis expressed concerns on Sunday over the latest spike in ethnic and sectarian violence in Ethiopia that also affected Orthodox Church believers.
The day before, the Elysee Palace said in a statement that a French soldier was killed that day in the morning in Mali as an explosive device detonated near his armoured vehicle.
The West African country was hit by a large-scale attack on the country's military on Friday, in which at least 54 people have died.
Mali was shaken by a large-scale "terrorist attack" on a military post in the country's north-east on Friday, that resulted in the deaths of 53 soldiers and one civilian.
Queen Nefertiti, who died in 1331 B.C., was previously believed to have been buried in a large chamber behind a hidden door in the tomb of King Tutankhamun, yet a lengthy investigation of the tomb with the use of radar scans conclusively proved that there were no secret chambers.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US military launched on Friday a counterterrorism operation from a recently constructed air base in Niger, which was described as an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission in a press release by US Africa Command (AFRICOM).