Somalia’s Prime Minister Urges Conflicting Sides to Start Dialogue

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble on Monday urged dialogue as the best way to resolve the current crisis in the country. "I am deeply saddened by the tragedy that disrupted...

Chad crisis: Army refuses to negotiate with rebel ‘outlaws’

https://www.bbc.com-image copyright Reuters image captionChad's army is central to the fight against Islamist militants in West Africa Chad's ruling military council has rejected an offer of ceasefire talks with rebels it has been fighting since the...

Africa Rebels threaten to march on capital as Chad reels from president’s battlefield death

By Madjiasra Nako N'DJAMENA, April 21 (Reuters) - Rebel forces set their sights on Chad's capital on Wednesday following the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby, a move that threatens to bring even more turmoil...

Veteran Chad Leader Deby Dies of Wounds after Battling Rebels

Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno died Tuesday from wounds sustained in battle after three decades in power, the army said, opening a period of uncertainty in a country that is a key strategic ally...

UK PM Boris Johnson Enjoys Beer For First Time Since Lockdown Restrictions Were Eased

by Maxim Minaev British Prime Minister Boris Johnson took advantage of the good weather on Monday to finally drank his first pint of beer in a pub after COVID-19 pandemic restrictions were eased. During his work visit...

Main opposition CHP vows to be ‘more visible’ in upcoming period

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the chairman of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), has vowed that the main opposition party will be more visible in the coming period and continue to dispatch delegations across the country to explain the...

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi asks court to let her meet lawyers; activists urge New Year...

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) -Myanmar’s detained government leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, asked a court on Monday to be allowed to meet her lawyers in person as she appeared at a hearing via video link to...

Libyan leader visits Turkey as Erdoğan seeks to maintain sway over Tripoli

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is hosting Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah in Ankara on Monday as his government seeks to maintain its military and economic sway over the country. Erdoğan and Dbeibah are...

Five killed in Myanmar as troops open fire on protesters

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Myanmar troops fired at anti-coup protesters on Wednesday, killing at least five people and wounding several, media said, as activists defied a bloody crackdown and internet blockade by the ruling junta. More...

Egypt to Seek $1 Billion in Compensation Amid Ever Given Crisis

by Maxim Minaev In late March, the 224,000-tonne Ever Given container vessel ran aground in the Suez Canal, blocking traffic along the waterway for six days. Osama Rabie, Chairman and managing director of Egypt's state-owned Suez Canal...

Miss Papua New Guinea stripped of her crown for TikTok twerking video

Lucy Maino faced intense online harassment over clip in incident that critics say highlights misogyny in PNG Lucy Maino was stripped of her Miss PNG crown for sharing a TikTok video of herself twerking. She...

Gunmen free more than 1,800 inmates from Nigerian prison

By Tife Owolabi YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - More than 1,800 inmates escaped from a Nigeria prison in the southeastern city of Owerri after an attack by gunmen carrying rocket-propelled grenades, machine guns, explosives and rifles, the...

Evidence suggests Ethiopian military carried out massacre in Tigray

By Africa Eye -BBC World Service An investigation by BBC Africa Eye has uncovered evidence that a massacre in northern Ethiopia was carried out by members of the Ethiopian military. It also reveals the precise...

Stranded Ever Given container ship refloated, Suez Canal traffic resumes – authority chairman

The giant container ship that has been blocking the Suez Canal for almost a week, throwing global trade into chaos, has been refloated, the chairman of the authority in charge of the waterway has...

Mozambique: Dozens dead after militant assault on Palma

https://www.bbc.com/-image caption Militants have been battling the Mozambican army around Palma for days Dozens of people are dead following an attack on the town of Palma in northern Mozambique, according to a spokesperson from the...

Giant container ship stuck in Suez Canal partially refloated, port agent says

By Yusri Mohamed, Jessica Jaganathan, Florence Tan CAIRO (Reuters) - The giant container ship that has been blocking the Suez Canal for more than a day has been partially refloated and traffic along the fastest shipping route from...

Photo: Huge Container Ship Gets Stuck Sideways in Egypt’s Suez Canal, Blocking All Sea...

by Morgan Artyukhina Big ships and little waterways scarcely mix well, but it’s still rare that one of the world’s largest container vessels finds itself abreast the Suez Canal, cutting off two seas’ worth of ocean-going...

ISIS in Mozambique ‘beheading’ children, reports say

"One mother told the agency she had had to watch as her 12-year-old son was killed in this way close to where she was hiding with her other children." https://www.jpost.com/-By SETH J. FRANTZMAN ISIS fighter...

John Magufuli: Tanzania’s president dies aged 61 after Covid rumours

https://www.bbc.com/-image copyright AFP-  Getty Images image captionThe 61-year-old president died from heart complications on Wednesday Tanzania's President John Magufuli has died aged 61, the country's vice-president has announced. He died on Wednesday from heart complications at a...

Dozens of students abducted from forestry college in northwest Nigeria

By Garba Muhammad KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Gunmen in northwest Nigeria kidnapped around 30 students overnight from a forestry college near a military academy, three students said on Friday, in the fourth mass school abduction since...