The United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain signed normalization agreements with Israel in mid-September as part of the US-mediated Abraham Accords, raising questions as to which countries might follow suit.
DOHA (Sputnik) - Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, the deputy chairman of Sudan's ruling Sovereignty Council, on behalf of the Sudanese government ratified on Saturday the comprehensive peace agreement with rebel groups affiliated with the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF), a Sputnik correspondent reported.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The military junta that seized power after a military coup in Mali has published a charter for the transition period that establishes a procedure of handing over power to a civilian government, the Journal du Mali website reported on Thursday.
South Africa's ANC government has pledged to add 11.8 gigawatts of generating capacity to the national grid with an emphasis on renewable energy. But two new high-tech coal-fired power stations are set to generate 9.6 GW in the next two years, while the potential of nuclear power remains largely untapped.
The United States placed Sudan on its ‘State Sponsors of Terrorism’ list in 1993, after al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden moved to the country. The list also includes Iran, Syria and North Korea, with Cuba removed in 2015 during a brief period of warming ties with Washington close to the end of President Barack Obama’s second term.
NOUAKCHOTT (Sputnik) – Former Malian Defence Minister Ba N’Daou on Friday took the oath as interim president for an 18-month transitional period before members of the country’s Constitutional Court in the capital of Bamako.
BENGHAZI, Libya (Sputnik) – Foreign Minister Abdul Hadi al-Huweij of Libya’s eastern-based administration has inspected oilfields and ports after the recent resumption of oil production and called on foreign investors to return to the country’s oil sector after a month-long hiatus, the foreign ministry said early on Friday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - France is ready to back the civil transition of power in Mali on conditions set by the Western African ECOWAS regional bloc and takes note of the first appointments to the Malian transition government, the French Foreign Ministry said.
ANKARA (Sputnik) - The European Union demonstrates double standards by including the Turkish vessel operator Avrasya Shipping in its sanctions list on Libya, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a press release.
The identity of the author of the fish sculptures in question reportedly remains unknown at this time.
Under a new law signed by the governor of Nigeria’s Kaduna state, those convicted of rape will now be surgically castrated or face bilateral salpingectomy, the removal of the Fallopian tubes.
Jihadists have taken control of a swathe of northern Mozambique. The insurgents have taken advantage of grievances among the predominantly Muslim population in a region which is rich in natural gas.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Aref Ali Nayed, an envoy for Libya's eastern-based government, said on Thursday that a presidential council should be urgently formed in the country and a new prime minister should be elected due to the resignation of Fayez Sarraj, the head of Libya's Government of National Accord.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Some 220 prisoners armed with over a dozen rifles have escaped from the Singila prison in the northern Ugandan town of Moroto, the local Daily Monitor media outlet reported on Thursday, citing sources.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – South Korea will provide Sudan, which is hit by heavy floods, with $300,000 in humanitarian aid, South Korean media reported on Thursday.
CAIRO, September 16 (Sputnik) - The head of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Sarraj, announced his intention to transfer his powers to a new executive authority by the end of October.
In the aftermath of an al-Shabaab attack on a Kenyan air base housing US aircraft in January, US Africa Command (AFRICOM) is seeking authorization to expand its undeclared drone war against the Somali militant group across the Kenyan border.
ALGIERS (Sputnik) – A source in the Algerian presidency revealed that the head of Libya’s Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Sarraj, was due to resign later on Wednesday,
A popular Nigerian pornstar and five others have been arrested, charged and jailed by local authorities for recording an adult movie at the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and publishing the content online.
Back in August both sides in the civil war - the Government of National Accord (GNA) and a Tobruk-based parliament, supported by the Libyan National Army, had called for a ceasefire amid the pandemic.