• In this Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 file photo, masked Somali pirate Hassan stands near a Taiwanese fishing vessel that washed up on shore after the pirates were paid a ransom and released the crew, in the once-bustling pirate den of Hobyo, Somalia.
    Last update: 19:20 27.08.2019
    19:20 27.08.2019

    Negotiations With Russian Sailors' Abductors in Cameroon Waters Continue - Source

    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.

  • A demonstrator shouts slogans during an anti-government protest in Algiers, Algeria August 23, 2019
    Last update: 16:15 27.08.2019
    16:15 27.08.2019

    Students Rally in Algerian Capital to Get Rid of Former Regime Symbols - Photo

    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.

  • Libya migrants
    Last update: 15:55 27.08.2019
    15:55 27.08.2019

    Five Migrants Killed, 65 Rescued After Shipwreck Off Libya - Navy

    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.

  • Last update: 00:27 27.08.2019
    00:27 27.08.2019

    At least 37 Killed, 200 Injured in Tribal Clashes in Sudan's East - Reports

    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.

  • Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Rwanda's President Paul Kagame, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, pose for a family photo at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France
    Last update: 20:43 26.08.2019
    20:43 26.08.2019

    'Unidentified Leader': South Africans Infuriated by US Journalist Failing to Recognise Country's President at G7 Meeting


    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.

  • Miners work underground at the Harmony Goldmine, near Carletonville, South Africa, in this Wednesday Oct. 27, 2004 file photo. Some 3,000 miners were trapped underground when a water pipe burst and probably caused a shaft to collapse Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, in Harmony Gold's Elandsrand Mine near Johannesburg, South Africa's economic capital and gold-mining center
    Last update: 17:22 26.08.2019
    17:22 26.08.2019

    South Africa Mine Found to Contain Highest-Grade Deposits of Rare Earth Metals


    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.

  • Last update: 16:34 26.08.2019
    16:34 26.08.2019

    Steve Jobs’ Lookalike Allegedly Spotted in Egypt Prompting Conspiracy Theory Apple Founder Not Dead


    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.

  • An Air China Airbus A330-200 arrives at Nice Airport during the Air China's inaugural flight from Beijing to Nice, France, August 2, 2019
    Last update: 18:46 25.08.2019
    18:46 25.08.2019

    South Africa Seizes Tanzanian Airbus Amid Land Expropriation Compensation Case

    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.

  • Airbus A320 aircraft flying in front of the Moon.
    Last update: 16:32 24.08.2019
    16:32 24.08.2019

    Tanzania's Government Says South Africa Has Impounded Its Airbus Passenger Jet

    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.

  • Sudanese flag
    Last update: 00:15 22.08.2019
    00:15 22.08.2019

    Economist Abdalla Hamdok Sworn in As Sudan's New Prime Minister

    KHARTOUM (Sputnik) - Economist Abdalla Hamdok on Wednesday took the oath of office as the new prime minister of Sudan, Al-Arabiya television reported.

  • Pirates
    Last update: 20:47 21.08.2019
    20:47 21.08.2019

    Abductors of Russian Sailors Allow Contact With Boat's Captain - Source

    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.

  •  In this file photo taken on June 29, 2019 General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of Sudan's ruling military council, addresses the crowd in Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman.
    Last update: 13:16 21.08.2019
    13:16 21.08.2019

    Head of Sudan's Transitional Military Council Sworn In as Chief of New Sovereign Council

    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).

  • Khartoum, Sudan
    Last update: 00:02 21.08.2019
    00:02 21.08.2019

    Sudan's Sovereign Council to Be Sworn In on Wednesday

    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.

  • Last update: 20:45 20.08.2019
    20:45 20.08.2019

    Self-Proclaimed President of Ambazonia, Nine Followers Get Life Sentence in Cameroon - Report

    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.

  •  Somali pirates carrying out preparations to a skiff in Hobyo, northeastern Somalia. File photo
    Last update: 13:27 20.08.2019
    13:27 20.08.2019

    Russian Sailors Abducted Off Cameroon's Coast Are Most Likely to Be in Nigeria - Source

    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.

  • The capital of Somalia Mogadishu
    Last update: 06:08 20.08.2019
    06:08 20.08.2019

    Qatar Invests in Construction of World-Class Port in Somalia

    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.

  • In this June 29, 2019, file photo, Sudanese Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of the military council, speaks during a military-backed rally, in Omdurman district, west of Khartoum, Sudan. An African Union envoy says Sudan's ruling military council and the country's pro-democracy movement have reached a power-sharing agreement, including a timetable for a transition to civilian rule. Mohammed el-Hassan Labat said early Friday, July 5, that both sides agreed to form a joint sovereign council that will rule the country for three years or a little more. The sides agreed to five seats for the military and five for civilians with an additional seat going to a civilian with military background.
    Last update: 20:02 17.08.2019
    20:02 17.08.2019

    Sudan's Military Council Chief to Head Sovereign Council for First 21 Months - TMC

    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.

  • 	 Huawei
    Last update: 17:32 17.08.2019
    17:32 17.08.2019

    Huawei Slams 'False' Report About Its Employees Allegedly Aiding African States to Spy on Opposition


    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.

  • Khartoum, Sudan
    Last update: 15:48 17.08.2019
    15:48 17.08.2019

    Sudan's Military Signs Final Power Transition Deal With Opposition

    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.

  • Last update: 15:22 16.08.2019
    15:22 16.08.2019

    Three Russians Kidnapped by Pirates Off Cameroon's Coast - Moscow

    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.