Earlier in the day, Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF) stated that four members of Somalia’s Islamist group, Al-Shabaab, were killed on Sunday after they attacked a military base in Lamu county used by both US and Kenyan forces.
The base is located near Kenya's border with Somalia, which has staged several airstrikes on al-Shabaab targets over the past few weeks, in coordination with US Africa Command.
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The EU is concerned over Ankara's decision to intervene militarily in the ongoing conflict in Libya on the side of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) as it may lead to further destabilisation of the situation in the country, lead spokesman of the European Commission for the external affairs Peter Stano said.
Libya's Mitiga Airport has been closed several times over recent years amid threats of rocket fire and shelling. The airport reopened last month after more than a three-month break.
An Antonov An-12 aircraft crashed in El Geneina, western Sudan, on Thursday, some 3 miles from the airport of Al Junaynah, killing the crew. The region has recently seen several deadly clashes between local ethnic groups.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The bus, en route to Kenya's second-largest city of Mombasa from the town of Lamu, was reportedly attacked by a group of militants, who appeared from the forest and tried to stop the bus. When the driver refused to slow down, unknown assailants fired at the vehicle, according to the media outlet.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Tunisian Prime Minister-designate Habib Jemli has presented the makeup of his government to President Kais Saied, the presidential office said.
A Greek tanker called "Happy Lady" was anchored 3.7 kilometres off the port of Limboh in Cameroon with 28 crew members on board, Bloomberg reported.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Al-Shabab* terrorist group claimed responsibility for the deadly attack that struck Mogadishu on Saturday. Terrorists targeted a convoy carrying Turkish nationals, local media portal Garowe Online reported, citing Al-Shabab spokesman Ali Dhere.
The US conducted more airstrikes on Somalia in 2019 than any previous year, with three airstrikes by US forces against the al-Shabaab militant group on Sunday raising the total to 63 airstrikes this year.
Last week, eight members of the West African Economic and Monetary Union agreed with France that they will rename the CFA franc the “Eco” next year.
Algeria's former Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Taboun became the country's president after winning the election earlier this month.
Mogadishu Mayor Omar Muhamoud earlier confirmed that at least 90 civilians, mostly students, were injured in the explosion. No group has claimed responsibility for the incident so far.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - The Libyan National Army (LNA) announced on Friday that it had taken control of roads leading to the Tripoli airport and was set for major battles for main areas of the Libyan capital.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Daesh* terrorist organisation claimed responsibility for the recent attacks in Burkina Faso that took dozens of lives, Reuters news agency reported on Friday, citing the organization's statement.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - The spokesman for the speaker of Libya’s eastern-based parliament has called Turkey’s offer to send troops to the aid of the rival Government of National Accord a ploy to sow discord among eastern forces.
Niger's Minister of Interior Mohamed Bazoum has posted a communique on Twitter saying that a convoy of National Gendarmerie officers and the National Guard of Niger, escorting teams responsible for electoral registration in the town of Sanam (department of Abala), was ambushed strained by heavily armed terrorists.
The small West African nation has been fighting Islamist groups linked to al-Qaeda* and Daesh* terrorist organizations since 2016.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Turkey smuggles Syria-based militants from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly known as Al-Nusra Front), and Daesh* to Libya via Tunisia, the Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesman told Egypt's El-Watan newspaper on Wednesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 35 civilians, mainly women, were killed as a result of a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso's northern province of Soum, President Roch Marc said in a statement on Tuesday.