An Algerian military jet crashed late on Monday in the Oum El Bouaghi province during a routine drill. Unconfirmed reports suggested that the crashed plane was an SU-30 bomber belonging to the 121st Fighter Squadron.
The US Africa Command (AFRICOM) revealed Monday that in conjunction with the federal government of Somalia, an airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of the country's Jilib in an effort to target an "al-Shabaab terrorist."
Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, warned in 2019 that unless the financial sector does more to tackle the “climate crisis”, many of their investments will become worthless.
The French Foreign Ministry on 20 January said that Paris considers the swift implementation of the commitments made at the Libya conference in Berlin a priority in terms of restoring peace to the North African nation.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) Ekaterina Ivanova - The ambassador said the two countries held a fruitful defense cooperation meeting in November. According to Alexander Mikheev, the director general of Russia's state-owned arms exporter, Rosoboronexport, Russia finished delivering Pantsir-S1 air defense missile-gun systems to Ethiopia that same month.
They have become the first victims of the clashes with police which started after protesters tried to move closer to the centre of the capital city of Banjul.
Earlier this week, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell spoke out in favour of the idea of resuming and re-shaping the joint naval mission Sophia, which was initially launched to stop human trafficking but was later limited to training the Libyan Coast Guard in 2019. While several countries have backed the plan, Italy and Austria have opposed it.
The US has been recently thinking about reducing its military presence in the Islamist-infested continent in order to focus more on countering Russia and China globally, despite the dire situation with terrorism in certain African countries.
Swarms of locusts appeared in Africa searching for food, with millions of hungry insects contaminating fields in the eastern part of the continent after heavy rains at the end of 2019 made their numbers grow dramatically.
The deadly incident rocked the Sokolo military camp in the centre of the country, a military source told AFP.
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has expressed concerns over continuing violations of the arms embargo in Libya despite the positive results achieved at the Berlin conference.
A real plague of pests has been forecast for the region that saw unprecedented rainfall over the last three months of 2019, with the scale of it reaching well beyond the Horn of Africa, where it all started.
The agreement between Khartoum's delegation, headed by General Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), has been signed in Juba, South Sudan's capital.
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - Some 15 million children have been forced out of school in the Middle East and North Africa due to drawn-out conflicts in the region, the World Food Program (WFP) said in a press release on Friday.
The US has delivered six light attack helicopters to the Kenyan military weeks after an al-Shabaab attack on a US base there killed three Americans. The move comes amid a debate in US foreign policy circles about withdrawing significant US forces from Africa.
The new study has analysed the DNA from the burials of four children, who lived as the Stone Age transitioned into the Metal Age, to reveal the previously unknown "ghost" population that contributed genetically to the people who live in Africa today.
Earlier in the month, around 20 people, including 18 UN peacekeepers, were reportedly wounded in a rocket attack on a military base in the north of the country, according to a statement by UN mission spokesman Olivier Salgado.
In remarks on Wednesday, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters the Pentagon needed US troops presently deployed in Africa to be moved to other theaters in order to compete with Russia and China, which he called “mission number one.”
The billionaire daughter of the former President of Angola, Isabel dos Santos, has been charged with money laundering and mismanagement. Her father, José Eduardo dos Santos, ruled the country between 1979 and 2017.
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock has released $10 million to tackle the outbreak of desert locust in eastern Africa, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.