Russia to open its first naval base in Africa in Sudan

#Other countries : Russia continues to reposition itself in Africa. After the political and economic aspects, it established itself militarily on the continent with the creation of a naval base in Sudan. This strengthens the Russian military system in the Indian Ocean and in Africa. It is now confirmed. Russia will soon have its first […]

Ghana: resumption of international flights from September 1

#Other countries : Ghana will resume international flights from September 1, as part of a gradual lifting of measures to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic. “Delighted to announce that Kotoka International Airport (KIA) will resume operations from September 1,” Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo said on Sunday in a nationwide speech, noting that this decision has […]

Lebanon: arrest of 3 of 9 Egyptians suspected of rape in Cairo meeting

#Other countries : Lebanese police announced on Saturday the arrest of three Egyptians suspected of having participated in the gang-rape of a young woman in a large hotel in Cairo. The Lebanese Internal Security Forces (ISF) explained that they received a letter Thursday from the Interpol office in Egypt containing the names of seven Egyptians […]

Rebellion. ECOWAS embargo: several trucks of goods blocked at the Ivorian-Malian border

#Ivory Coast : Several trucks of goods are blocked at the Ivorian-Malian border, precisely at the Nigouni border checkpoint in the far north of Côte d’Ivoire, the AIP noted on Saturday 23 August 2020. This situation follows the embargo measure imposed on Mali by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), following the coup […]

Algeria. Covid-19: universities partially reopen

#Algeria : Algeria partially reopens from Sunday its universities, closed for five months because of the coronavirus pandemic, in order to supervise the preparation of theses and to resume the defense of doctoral theses. These defenses must begin this week and continue until the end of September, but they must take place with strong constraints. […]

Rebellion. ECOWAS embargo: several trucks of goods blocked at the Ivorian-Malian border

#Ivory Coast : Several trucks of goods are blocked at the Ivorian-Malian border, precisely at the Nigouni border checkpoint in the far north of Côte d’Ivoire, the AIP noted on Saturday 23 August 2020. This situation follows the embargo measure imposed on Mali by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), following the coup […]

Madagascar: 20 prisoners killed in a mutiny

#Other countries : Twenty inmates of a prison in Farafangana, in south-eastern Madagascar, were killed on Sunday during a mutiny, the justice ministry said in a statement. Several dozen prisoners revolted and attacked the guards, seizing a rifle, the ministry said. Twenty inmates were killed in the clashes and eight seriously injured. Sixty-eight prisoners escaped, […]

Madagascar: 20 prisoners killed in a mutiny

#Other countries : Twenty inmates of a prison in Farafangana, in south-eastern Madagascar, were killed on Sunday during a mutiny, the justice ministry said in a statement. Several dozen prisoners revolted and attacked the guards, seizing a rifle, the ministry said. Twenty inmates were killed in the clashes and eight seriously injured. Sixty-eight prisoners escaped, […]

Libya: Tripolitans demonstrate against the deterioration of their living conditions

#Other countries : Hundreds of Libyans expressed their anger on Sunday evening in Tripoli at the deterioration of living conditions and corruption in this country bruised for several years by conflict, witnesses reported. Shouting “Libya! Libya” and “No to corruption!”, Hundreds of Tripolitans, mainly young people, marched through the city center, to express their fed […]

Mali: Colonel Assimi Goita, new strongman in Bamako after the coup

#Mali : A colonel of the Malian army, Assimi Goita, presented himself Wednesday as the new strong man in Bamako, the day after the coup d’état that overthrew President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, a putsch unanimously condemned abroad. “Let me introduce myself: I am Colonel Assimi Goita, the president of the National Committee for the Salvation […]