Wildlife in ‘catastrophic decline’ due to human destruction, scientists warn

By Helen Briggs BBC Environment correspondent – BBC.COM Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Wildlife is under pressure from habitat loss, including deforestation Wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds in less than 50 years,...

Global economic crisis far from over without vaccine, IMF chief warns

by French Press Agency - AFP The manager of a restaurant holds a banner during a national protest against the national lockdown regulations the South African government has issued to fight the rise of coronavirus...

Sudan Floods Threaten Ancient Archaeological Gem

Rising Nile floodwaters are threatening to swamp an ancient archaeological site in Sudan, after some of the highest ever recorded river levels, archaeologists said Monday. Teams have set up sandbag walls and are pumping out...

Morocco talks pave the way for new transitional phase in Libya

The U.S.-sponsored talks in the Moroccan town of Bouznika between two Libyan delegations representing the Tobruk-based House of Representatives and the Tripoli-based State Council are expected to lay the ground for a new transitional...

Acting leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood arrested in Cairo

The arrest is the latest blow to Egypt's oldest and most organized Islamist movement, which has been crushed in a sweeping crackdown since it was forced from power seven years ago. By REUTERS A supporter...

Former South African President Accuses Successor of Trying to Destroy ANC to ‘Save His...

by James Tweedie President Cyril Ramaphosa, who helped force out his predecessor over corruption allegations, is now accused of graft himself along with his billionaire sister-in-law. South Africa's former president has accused his successor of slurring the...

South African conservationist killed by lions he reared

West Mathewson was attacked without warning by lions during one of their regular walks Agence France-Presse  - The Guardian West Mathewson was killed by two of his lions during a walk around the lodge he ran,...

Libyan protests deepen Sarraj’s isolation and expose Turkey’s role

Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the Presidency Council of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), failed to contain the growing popular discontent and to absorb the anger of the demonstrators in the streets and squares of...

Haftar rejects Sarraj’s call for Libya truce as ‘media marketing’

Libyan rebels led by renegade general Khalifa Haftar have rejected a ceasefire announcement by the internationally-recognized government in Tripoli. Ahmed Mismari, a spokesman for Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), told media on Sunday that the ceasefire...

Mali junta, W Africa mediators agree on ‘certain points,’ talks to continue Monday

West African mediators say they have reached an agreement with the junta that has seized power in Mali on “a number of points,” but some issues remain to be hammered out during the talks aimed...

North Africa Libya government announces immediate ceasefire

Libya’s internationally-recognized government has announced a nationwide ceasefire and called for demilitarization in the strategic city of Sirte, which is held by strongman Khalifa Haftar’s rebels. The Tripoli-based government said in a statement on Friday...

Mali Mutiny: What is Known So Far?

by Oleg Burunov The mutiny in Mali comes amid an ongoing political standoff in the country, which earlier saw the opposition demanding the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and accusing him of being responsible for...

‘I do not wish blood to be shed’: Mali president resigns after being detained...

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has announced that he will step down in order to avoid bloodshed, hours after mutinying soldiers arrested him. Neighboring countries have closed their borders in response to the unrest. The...

Can Israel’s symbolic victory turn famous ‘no’s’ of Khartoum into a ‘yes’?

The UAE would be only the third Arab country to sign a deal with Israel, Sudan would be a fourth. It’s likely that Bahrain and Oman would follow in their path. By TOVAH LAZAROFF...

Egyptian parliament approves maritime deal with Greece over Mediterranean borders

Egypt’s Parliament on Tuesday approved a maritime deal setting the country’s Mediterranean Sea boundary with Greece and demarcating an exclusive economic zone for oil and gas drilling rights, The Associated Press reported, citing local...

Mali’s president resigns and dissolves parliament

BBC.COM-Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta won a second term in 2018- Reuters Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has resigned, after being detained by soldiers on Tuesday, state TV reports. In a televised address, Mr Keïta said he was...

Egypt parliament ratifies EEZ deal with Greece

The Egyptian parliament on Monday ratified an agreement designating an exclusive economic zone in the eastern Mediterranean between Greece and Egypt, an area containing offshore oil and gas reserves, Egyptian state-run newspaper Al Ahram English reported. Egyptian parliament’s legislative and...

Turkey not seeking military solution in Libya: Presidential spokesperson

Turkey along with Qatar and some other countries are present in Libya in an effort to support a political solution in the war-weary country, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalın said on Aug. 18. Speaking to Al Jazeera, Kalın said Turkey...

Russia may have deployed S-400 air defence system in Libya

Pictures circulating on social media suggest Russia may have deployed its S-400 air defence system in Libya, an analyst writing for Forbes said on Thursday. Images posted online appear to show a large radar and vertical missile...

Turkey rebukes Germany for enforcing Libya arms embargo

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavuşoğlu criticised Germany for taking part in a “biased” European Union initiative to enforce a United Nations arms embargo on Libya, state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Thursday. The EU naval mission, dubbed...