Italian Ambassador Killed in DRC in Attack on UN Convoy

by Henry Batyaev Earlier in the day, Reuters quoted the Virunga National Park as saying that the diplomat was wounded in the east of the country during a kidnapping attempt. Italian Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of...

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,...

Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict Worsens, 550 Rebels Killed

About 2,500 Ethiopians have escaped across the border to Sudan from fighting in the restive Tigray region, with the exodus likely to swell fast, an official said. WorldReuters About 2,500 Ethiopians have escaped across the border...

Egypt Parliament Greenlights Possible Intervention in Libya

Egypt's parliament on Monday greenlighted a possible deployment of troops outside its borders, after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi spoke of potential military operations in neighboring Libya. The parliament unanimously approved "the deployment of members of...

Coronavirus: South Africa bans alcohol sales again to combat Covid-19

BBC.COM-Image copyright AFP Image caption This is the second ban on alcohol sales since South Africa's outbreak began South Africa has introduced new restrictions, including another ban on alcohol sales, to help contain the spread...

Ethiopian Military Reportedly Kills 42 People Involved in Deadly Benishangul-Gumuz Attack

by Maxim Minaev Earlier, more than 100 civilians were killed as a result of a series of attacks by militants in Benishangul-Gumuz, a state in western Ethiopia. Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that forces had been...

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...

Egypt to suspend education in event of COVID-19 second wave

Students wearing face shields play during school recess following months of closure due to the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Cairo’s Maadi suburb. (Reuters) Short Url https://arab.news/8exdb-Mohammed Abu Zaid The minister said school attendance rates were high, coinciding...

Sudan Protesters Burn Israeli Flag in Rally against Normalization Deal

Dozens of Sudanese protesters burned the Israeli flag Sunday during a rally against Khartoum's recent signing of a deal on normalizing relations with the Jewish state, an AFP correspondent reported. Demonstrators gathered outside the cabinet...

‘I am Not Like Him’: Namibian Hitler Offended by Comparisons to Nazi Fuhrer

by Nikita Folomov After winning local council elections in Namibia's Oshana region, a politician who was named after one of the most ruthless tyrants in world history faced unexpected "popularity" in media outlets across the globe....

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...

Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala to make history as head of WTO

By Emma Farge, Alexis Akwagyiram, Philip Blenkinsop GENEVA (Reuters) - Three months after the Trump administration rejected her, former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is set to receive unanimous backing on Monday to become the first woman and...

AstraZeneca vaccine rollout over new variant

https://www.bbc.com-image copyright Reuters image caption South Africa has recorded more than 1.4 million Covid cases South Africa has put its rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on hold after a study showed "disappointing" results against its new...

Ugandan Minister Injured, at Least Two Killed in Assassination Attempt, Media Says

Gunmen attacked General Katumba Wamala, Uganda's Minister of Works and Transport, in his car, according to an army spokeswoman and local media reports. General Katumba Wamala was injured and his daughter was killed in an...

Libya set to explode again as foreign players go all in

Seen as nearing a conclusion several times in the last few years, Libya’s long-running civil war looks set to flare up yet again as Turkey-backed forces of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA)...

El-Sisi: Egyptian water rights are ‘national security issue’

It is not the first time that El-Sisi has described the water issue as a national security issue. (AFP) Short Url https://arab.news/ywepa-Mohammed Abu Zaid Meeting with Kenyan leader zeroes in on development, Renaissance Dam CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel...

India’s Congress Party Lauds Trump’s New Tibet Bill on Dalai Lama, Consulate in Lhasa

by Dhairya Maheshwari The Tibetan Policy and Support Act, 2020 replaces the George Bush-era Tibetan Policy Act of 2002. While Bush distanced himself from the 2002 act fearing its implications on US-China relations, President Trump’s law...

What’s in a Name?: ‘Adolf Hitler’ Wins Vote in Namibia

While many Namibians have names originating from the ex-colonial power Germany, a newly-elected municipal councilor has overnight romped to prominence not because of his victory but because he is called Adolf Hitler. Adolf Hitler Uunona,...

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...

U.N. Condemns Libya Lawyer’s Killing

The United Nations' Libya mission has condemned the killing of a lawyer and women's rights activist who was shot in her car in the east of the country on Tuesday. "UNSMIL strongly condemns the killing...