The awkward drama over if South Africa would fulfill its treaty obligations to the International Criminal Court (ICC) by arresting Russian leader Vladimir Putin during the upcoming BRICS summit in Johannesburg was apparently resolved on Tuesday.
A Russian paramilitary group called COSI said in a Sunday post on the messaging platform Telegram that hundreds of “experienced” Wagner Group mercenaries are pouring into the Central African Republic (CAR) to “ensure security” ahead of a July 30 referendum that could give President Faustin-Archange Touadera a third term in office.
During a state visit to Rwanda on Sunday, Hungarian President Katalin Novak signed an agreement allowing Rwandan nuclear energy technicians to receive training from Hungarian universities.
Nigerian President Bola Tinubu on Thursday declared a “state of emergency on food security” due to swiftly rising prices. Nigeria is the largest economy on the African continent, although it’s per capita income is about half of the number two economy, Egypt.
The U.N. International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimated on Wednesday that the number of people displaced by the vicious factional war in Sudan has exceeded 3 million, with some 2.4 of them displaced internally and 730,000 crossing into other countries to seek refuge.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi paid a rare visit to Africa this week, with stops planned in Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. While in Uganda on Wednesday, Raisi praised President Yoweri Museveni for passing a law that increased punishment for homosexual activity, all the way up to capital punishment in some cases.
The United Nations marked World Population Day on Tuesday, publishing a forecast that the Earth’s population will hit 9.7 billion by the year 2050 and surpass 10 billion before the end of the century.
The Chinese state-run newspaper Global Times published a feature promoting the career of Ghanaian-born, Chengdu-based rapper Foster Asare-Yeboah on Wednesday, a sign that the Communist Party is returning to its policy of promoting regime-friendly rap music after attempting to ban hip-hop generally for years.
The surprising and short-lived mutiny by Wagner Group founder Yevgeny Prigozhin on June 24 brought new attention to the shadowy mercenary organization, which has been active in Africa and the Middle East for many years.
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A fleet of Chinese warships made port in Nigeria on Sunday for a five-day visit, a rare show of Chinese naval strength in West Africa hailed by China’s ambassador as a “major event in the relations” between the two countries, and between China and Africa at large.
The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday announced sanctions against four companies linked to the infamous Wagner Group and its founder Yevgeny Prigozhin.
Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, South Africa’s newly minted electricity minister, followed up a trip to China last week with pronouncements that the Communist Party will provide a solution for the socialist country’s collapsing power grid, which has needed planned blackouts for much of the past year.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that thousands of mercenaries from the Wagner Group will remain deployed in Africa, even though Wagner founder Yevgeny Prigozhin led a mutiny against the Russian military over the weekend and then sought refuge in Belarus with some of his forces.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his first state visit to Egypt on Saturday, landing in Cairo after departing the United States for two days of meetings with Egyptian business leaders and officials, including President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Thursday that Moscow favors expanding the BRICS economic bloc to include more nations, but France will not be one of those new members.
Islamic extremists slaughtered dozens of Christian schoolchildren at a boarding school in Uganda on Friday, including 20 girls who were hacked to death with machetes, the Barnabas Fund reported.
South African Police Minister Bheki Cele and a group of his senior officials visited China last week for five days of discussions and training with Chinese police officials. Their schedule included talks about security preparations for the August BRICS summit to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, and security for projects under China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
African countries are casting a worried eye as the West pumps aid into Ukraine, sensing a retreat in pledges to help their development.
A gruesome terrorist attack on a boarding school housing high school students left at least 42 dead in Kasese, Uganda.
Islamist Fulani militants slaughtered some 700 defenseless Christians during May 2023 as a parting gift to outgoing Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari, a leading human rights organization reports.
French President Emmanuel Macron reportedly asked South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to invite him to the BRICS summit in Johannesburg this August, in a June 3 phone conversation that was made public this week.
The Biden administration is allegedly using a Bush-era program that delivers AIDS relief to Africa, called PEPFAR, to promote its pro-abortion agenda abroad, Republican Congressman Chris Smith (NJ) told Breitbart News on Monday.
Senegal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Tuesday that its consulates overseas will be temporarily closed following “a series of aggressions that caused serious damage.”
According to the Nigerian legislature, departing President Muhammadu Buhari created a fake airline as his final act in office. Buhari even managed to arrange the flight of a lone aircraft bearing the livery of the nonexistent Nigeria Air before taking his final bow.
The international aid news outlet the New Humanitarian reported on Monday that the top World Food Program (WFP) officials in Ethiopia resigned last week following an investigation into the disappearance of critical food aid in that country, believed to later resurface on the black market.
Voice of America News (VOA) reported on Tuesday that while the international community is nervously monitoring the brutal war between factions of the Sudanese junta and scrambling to deal with the ensuing humanitarian disaster, Communist China is moving full speed ahead with plans to “advance its own interests” in Sudan’s oil and mineral resources.
Hundreds of alleged college students in Uganda organized a march on Wednesday to thank President Yoweri Museveni, the longtime strongman leader of the country, for signing the “Anti-Homosexuality Act” into law last week.
The government of South Africa published a notice on Monday that it would grant diplomatic immunity to all attendees of the BRICS summit in August.
The White House published a statement on Monday by far-left President Joe Biden, threatening to cut life-saving aid to Uganda through programs such as the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in response to the country passing its “Anti-Homosexuality Act.”
The Zambian government passed a law on April 17 that allows citizens to cash out up to 20% of their pensions early. The resulting hit to government finances as claimants raced to pull some $300 million out of the National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) is threatening to topple Zambia’s finances, and endangering a debt relief deal it has been working on since 2020.
Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang vowed on Friday that his country would invest heavily in the “post-war reconstruction” of Ethiopia, which recently exited a two-year war between its government, supported by neighboring Eritrea, and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).
Russia is ready to supply Somalia´s army with military equipment in its war against terrorism, Russia’s foreign minister said Friday.
Reuters reported on Wednesday that a wave of Chinese hackers targeted the Kenyan government in a cyber-espionage campaign that lasted for three years, beginning after Kenya took out gigantic loans from Chinese banks to finance Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) infrastructure projects.
Internally-displaced persons (IDPs) in Ethiopia’s Tigray region staged massive demonstrations on Tuesday to protest delays in returning to their homes, the continued presence of hostile tribal militia forces on their lands, and the suspension of humanitarian aid.
An 88-year-old Australian doctor held captive by Islamic extremists in West Africa for more than seven years has been freed.
Nigeria police said on Monday they are investigating no less than 15 murders over the past week in a rural farming community that was attacked by nomadic herdsmen.
Non-American members working for the United States Embassy in Nigeria have reportedly been shot dead in a region of intense unrest.
A Nigerian chef is getting tons of attention and praise for a cooking marathon in which she tried to set a world record.
South Africa is exceeding its goal for cutting greenhouse gas emissions — thanks to regular blackouts that have become a daily feature of life in the country and have become a serious obstacle to economic growth.