Africa

Ethiopia ex-peacekeepers from Tigray arrive in Sudan for asylum

Ethiopian former peacekeepers disembark off a United Nations’ Embraer E190 aircraft as they arrive in Sudan’s Kassala airport after seeking…

Zimbabwe seeks EU backing to sell $600M worth of ivory

HARARE, May 17 (NNN-AFRICANEWS) — Zimbabwe on Monday sought the support of the European Union to sell off US$600 million…

Ethiopia, World Bank agree $300 million grant for reconstruction

A man carries a sack of wheat at a World Food Program (WFP) warehouse, at a camp for people displaced…

Libya: Parliament-backed PM Bashagha leaves capital after rival factions clashes

Libyan Parliament meet to discuss approving new government, in Sirte, Libya TRIPOLI, May 17 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Libya’s parliament-appointed prime minister…

Spain, Morocco reopen land borders after two-year closure

FNIDEQ (Morocco), May 17 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Morocco and Spain have reopened the land borders between the north African country and…

UN voices concern over clashes in Libya’s Tripoli

TRIPOLI, May 17 (NNN-Xinhua) — The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) expressed concern about clashes that took place…

Tunisian interior minister’s wife injured in explosion at home

Tunisian Interior Minister Taoufik Charfeddine TUNIS, May 17 (NNN-AGENCIES) — An explosion rocked the house of Tunisian Interior Minister Taoufik…

Coup attempt “supported by a Western state” foiled in Mali: gov’t spokesperson

BAMAKO, May 17 (NNN-Xinhua) — A coup attempted by “a small group of anti-progressive Malian officers and non-commissioned officers” on…

Horn of Africa drought affects 18 mln people: UN

Somali women and children stand outside temporary tents in the Dagahaley refugee camp near the Kenya-Somalia border. UNITED NATIONS, May…

UN congratulates new Somalian leader on successful polls

MOGADISHU, May 17 (NNN-Xinhua) — The United Nations in Somalia congratulated the newly-elected Somalian President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and welcomed…