Proposed US arms sale to Nigeria on “hold” over human rights concerns

Foreign Policy reported earlier this week that the State Department had informally notified Congress of the proposed sale but it was frozen in the Senate committee. https://www.jpost.com-By REUTERS Protesters carry placards as police descend on them...

U.S.’s Blinken urges Tunisia to return to ‘democratic path’

https://www.reuters.com-Tarek Amara A police officer pushes back supporters of Tunisia's biggest political party, the moderate Islamist Ennahda, as they attempt to reach the parliament building in Tunis, Tunisia July 26, 2021. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi TUNIS, July 29...

Tunisia in turmoil as president purges officials and seizes judicial power

Days after PM’s overthrow fears grow that Kais Saied will undo democratic gains achieved by Arab spring Tunisians take to the streets after President Kais Saied suspended parliament for 30 days. Photograph: EPA The Guardian-Martin Chulov,...

Tunisia’s Ghannouchi points to Turkey example of handling ‘coup’

Tunisia’s Parliament Speaker Rached Ghannouchi has labelled the ousting the government of Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi as a military coup, while pointing to Turkey as an example to follow in dealing with the putsch. "Since...

Tunisia President Kais Saied accused of coup amid clashes

https://www.bbc.com- Protesters erupted with celebrations on Sunday at the news that the prime minister had been dismissed Tunisia's main political parties have accused the president of staging a coup after he sacked the prime minister...

Afghanistan’s Army Chief Calls Off India Visit Due to ‘Increased Offensive by Taliban’

by Dhairya Maheshwari The withdrawal of US-led forces from Afghanistan has fuelled record levels of violence, as fighting rages on between the Afghan government forces and Taliban. A new report by the United Nations (UN) says...

Al-Jazeera Says Tunisian Police Storm Their Office in Tunis

by Sofia Chegodaeva This comes after Tunisian President Kais Saied dismissed the government late on Sunday in a move his rivals have described as a coup. Tunisian police have stormed the Al-Jazeera television office in the capital...

Afghanistan on course for highest number of civilian casualties ever, UN warns 1 month...

The number of civilians killed or hurt in the war in Afghanistan has been sharply increasing since the Western coalition began pulling its soldiers out of the country, a UN report says. A total of...

Tunisian president ousts government in move critics call a coup

https://www.reuters.com-Tarek Amara-Angus Mcdowall A man reacts as police officers detain a demonstrator during an anti-government protest in Tunis, Tunisia, July 25, 2021. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi Summary President sacks government, freezes parliament President says he will govern...

Madagascar President Reportedly Survives Assassination Attempt

by Henry Batyaev Several foreigners, including two Frenchmen, have been detained in connection with the foiled assassination attempt, AFP reported on Thursday. Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina has survived an assassination attempt, AFP reported citing the country's prosecution...

Nigeria secures release of 100 kidnapped mothers and children

https://www.bbc.com-The authorities in north-west Nigeria say they have freed of 100 women and children - mainly mothers nursing infants - who were seized by bandits. The group were abducted on 8 June in Zamfara state....

Morocco to investigate Guantanamo Bay returnee over extremism

An US Army soldier walking at unused common detainee space in "Camp 6" detention facility at the US Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (AFP file photo) https://arab.news/vcsbh-Reuters Morocco’s General Prosecutor said in a statement...

President Cyril Ramaphosa ‘Will Not Allow Anarchy, Mayhem’ as South Africa Gripped by Arson,...

by Evgeny Mikhaylov The nation has faced mass unrest escalating into violent riots with looting and arson since the authorities jailed former President Zuma. As the situation deteriorated, the government has had to dispatch the military...

‘We don’t know where to run’: South Africans brace for new wave of ‘devastating’...

Locals are preparing for the worst, after a wave of mass rioting and looting swept across South Africa, following the arrest of its former president. The military has been deployed to help police maintain...

South Africa looting: I’m struggling to find food

By Farouk Chothia-BBC News https://www.bbc.com-image copyright EPA Leading a comfortable life in South Africa's coastal city of Durban, John - not his real name - risks running out of food for the first time ever following...

South Africa Zuma riots: Death toll mounts amid looting

https://www.bbc.com-People are being investigated for inciting the violence- EPA The death toll in South Africa has risen to 72, after violence engulfed parts of the country after the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma. This includes...

South Africa Zuma riots: Death toll mounts amid looting

https://www.reuters.com-At least 45 people have now died in the violence that has been engulfing parts of South Africa since the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma last week. This includes 10 people killed in a...

Taliban stands as threat before Turkey in Afghanistan – DW

As Turkey prepares to fill the gap created by the withdrawal of NATO and the United States in Afghanistan, it will have to face the threat posed by the Taliban, German broadcaster Deutsche Welle said on...

South Africa deploys military to tackle Zuma riots

https://www.bbc.com/-image copyrightReuters image caption Protesters in Johannesburg on Sunday South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for people to "stand against violence" in response to deadly unrest triggered by the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma....

Jacob Zuma: South Africa’s former president hands himself over to police

https://www.bbc.com-image copyright EPA image caption The former president was sentenced to 15 months in jail last week South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma has handed himself in to police to begin serving a jail sentence for...