Tunisian army backs takeover president – for now

TUNIS: President Kais Saied launched his takeover of Tunisia by relying on the armed forces, an institution normally above politics, but analysts believe that...

Tanzania opposition arrests dent hopes of political change

DAR ES SALAAM: When Samia Suluhu Hassan took up the reins of power in Tanzania four months ago, there was hope at home and...

Tunisian MP critical of president’s power grab arrested: Party

TUNIS: Tunisian security forces on Friday arrested a member of parliament who condemned President Kais Saied's power grab as a "military coup", his party...

‘Catastrophic’: Virus batters hospitals in Senegal’s capital

DAKAR: Emergency room doctor Babacar Diop, 30, keeps getting interrupted by the ringing of his mobile phone. Relatives of patients in the saturated emergency...

Tunisia in political turmoil as president fires more officials

TUNIS: Tunisia lurched further into political uncertainty yesterday, as President Kais Saied sacked more officials, days after he suspended parliament and assumed executive powers...

Tunisia president ousts govt amid political turmoil

TUNIS: Tunisian President Kais Saied sacked the defense minister yesterday, a day after ousting the prime minister and suspending parliament, plunging the young democracy...

Tunisians fete new Olympic king Hafnaoui

TUNIS: On the day Tunisia marked the moment the monarchy was abolished in 1957, they will have permitted themselves to at least celebrate an...

Donations seek to save Tunisia from COVID catastrophe

TUNIS: With Tunisia's health system close to collapse after being overwhelmed by a surge of COVID-19 cases, other countries and even individuals have stepped...

Jemma Nunu Kumba: S Sudan’s first female parliament speaker

JUBA: Jemma Nunu Kumba will become the first woman to preside over the parliament of South Sudan, the world's youngest nation that only recently...

Ethiopia hits 2nd year target for filling Nile mega-dam

ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia has attained its second-year target for filling a mega-dam on the Blue Nile River that has stoked tensions with downstream countries...

In Sahel, conflict threatens trade in Eid sheep

NIAMEY, Niger: Sheep trader Ali Zala, head wrapped in a blue turban, is cursing his luck. "There is a shortage like we have never...

South Africa tourism on edge with double impact of virus, riots

CAPE TOWN: Graced with rolling vineyards, bountiful big game, the iconic Table Mountain, endless sandy beaches and vast cultural riches, South Africa would have...

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