Libya again postpones presidential election

Libya again postpones presidential election

Libya’s long-delayed presidential elections have been postponed again, as the country’s electoral commission has yet to finalize the candidates who are eligible to run for the office. Emad Al-Sayih, head of the National High Commission for Elections, said this latest delay was necessary because the process had reached “a dangerous…

Russia, US spar over Wagner Group presence in Sahel

Russia, US spar over Wagner Group presence in Sahel

Russian officials have condemned the newly imposed European Union sanctions brought on over the role of Wagner Group and private military fighters in the Sahel, defending the right of African nations to choose the services if they so prefer. “Private military companies are not controlled by official Russian authorities. Independent…

Nigeria added to UK travel ‘red list’ as COVID spreads

Nigeria has been added to the UK “travel ban” list because of concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and a rise in cases linked to the omicron variant of the coronavirus. The decision prompted a new wave of frustration among Africans, with the Nigerian high commissioner in London, Sarafa Tunji…

Islamic State claims role in Kampala blast, death toll rises to 4

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the twin bomb blasts that killed four people in Kampala on Tuesday, saying that three affiliated terrorists were responsible for the attacks along Parliament Avenue. The Ugandan Police Force has said that Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and aligned groups executed the attacks, the latest…

U.S. places sanctions on Eritrean leaders, warns Ethiopia of same

The United States announced new financial sanctions on Friday in connection with the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia, including sanctions imposed against the Eritrean Defense Force. “Today’s action targets Eritrean actors that have contributed to the crisis and conflict, which have undermined the stability and integrity of the…

U.S. puts Israeli firm behind Pegasus tech on blacklist

An Israeli company scrutinized for its role in supplying spyware to foreign governments, a number of them on the African continent, has been placed under new restrictions by the United States government. NSO Group, which develops and supplies Pegasus software, is now on the Entity List at the US. Department…

Greece confirms migrant rescue on stormy Mediterranean Sea

Officials in Greece have confirmed an ongoing search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea east of Crete, following reports of a migrant ship in distress. Yet the situation remains a bit confusing, according to one NGO monitoring the ship’s fate. On Friday, the Hellenic Coast Guard said they were…

Global leaders condemn coup attempt in Sudan

World leaders including President Emmanuel Macron of France were quick to respond to the news of Monday’s coup attempt in Sudan and demanded the release of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. “France utterly condemns the attempted coup d’état in Sudan,” said Macron. “I express our support to Sudan‘s transitional government and…

China shifts the story on hypersonic missile test

China on Monday backed away from a report that its space program succeeded this summer in testing a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile, while insisting that the August mission was merely a “space vehicle” test. Zhao Lijian, spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, made the comments during a daily press…