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...

Sisi Says Egypt ‘Won’t Stand Idle’ on Security Threats from Libya

Egypt's president said Thursday that his country "will not stand idle" against threats to the national security of Egypt and Arab countries, in a meeting with tribal leaders from eastern Libya. His comments came days...

Sudan premier ready for Israel ties if parliament approves -sources

The subject is sensitive in Sudan, which used to be among the hardline Arab foes of Israel. By REUTERS Sudan Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok speaks during joint press conference with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas...

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...

France sees risk of jihadists among fighters dispatched by Turkey to Libya

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian described the situation in Libya as “grave,” emphasising the risk that mercenaries and militants dispatched by Turkey to Libya could include “some former leaders of jihadist groups”. His accusations come ahead of...

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...

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,...

Nigeria unrest: Protesters ‘shot dead’ in Lagos

BBC.COM-image copyright Reuters image captionProtesters in Lagos built barricades, blocking roads in Nigeria's commercial hub A number of people taking part in a protest against police brutality have reportedly been shot dead or injured in Nigeria's...

Haftar supporters protest Turkey’s meddling in Libyan conflict

Thousands of supporters of Gen. Khalifa Haftar demonstrated in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Sunday against what they claim is Turkish interference in the country’s domestic affairs, the Chinese CGTN news outlet...

UN Says Libyan Rivals ‘Fully Engaged’ in Military Talks

By Tarek El-Tablawy  -  Bloomberg.com A resident walks amidst the rubble of a building that was damaged in the residential neighborhood of Znatah in Tripoli, Libya, on May 1. Photographer: Mahmud Turkia/AFP via Getty Images The United Nations...

Top diplomat calls for solidarity with Africa amid pandemic

Solidarity with Africa is more essential than ever as the world struggles with the novel coronavirus, Turkey’s foreign minister said May 25 while marking Africa Day, the anniversary of the foundation of the African Union. “The unprecedented conditions...

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...

New arms shipments come for Haftar forces: Libyan army

The Libyan army on Aug. 2 said Russian-made cargo planes made new military shipments to the forces loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Gen. Abdulhadi Dirah, the spokesman for the army’s Sirte-Jufra Joint...

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...

Turkey, Russia nearing deal on Libya ceasefire, political process

Earlier on Wednesday night, Libya's internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj announced his intention to step down by the end of October in a speech delivered on state television. By REUTERS Russian President Vladimir Putin...

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,...

Chaïma: Algeria women protest over teen’s rape and murder

BBC.COM-image copyrightGetty Images image captionProtesters in Algiers said there was a heavy police presence during their rally Protests have been held in several cities in Algeria to demand action to stop violence against women following the...

Tensions mount as Ethiopia allows dam across Nile headwaters to fill

Egypt fears hydroelectric project will restrict limited waters on which its population depends Jason Burke and Ruth Michaelson -  The  Guardian A satellite image taken on 12 July shows the Grand Renaissance dam, the centre of...

Niger Says 75 ‘Boko Haram Terrorists’ Killed

The Sahel state of Niger, which has been battling a bloody jihadist insurgency, said Wednesday around 75 Boko Haram combatants had been killed in the southeast and in neighbouring Nigeria. Twenty-five "terrorists" were killed on...

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...