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Emmanuel Macron heads to Africa for three-nation trip

French President Emmanuel Macron has begun a three-nation tour of Africa. The four-day visit to Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau is the French leader’s first diplomatic...

Egypt resumes hot air ballooning over Luxor after minor crash

Egyptian authorities have resumed hot air ballooning over the ancient city of Luxor following a two-day hiatus after two tourists were lightly injured during...

UN warns of 18 million facing severe hunger in region of Africa

The UN has warned that 18 million people in Africa’s Sahel region face severe hunger in the next three months, citing the impacts of...

Moroccan rescuers dig down to save boy trapped in well

Rescue workers in northern Morocco are frantically digging for a second straight day to reach a five-year-old boy trapped in a 32m (105ft) deep...

Tigray forces say Ethiopian airstrike kills 56 civilians

An airstrike in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region has killed at least 56 people at a camp for displaced people, a spokesman has said. “Another callous...

Blast near school in Somalia’s capital kills at least eight

A large explosion outside a school in Somalia’s capital has killed at least eight people, including students, witnesses said. The extremist group Al-Shabab said it...

Gaddafi’s son announces candidacy for president of Libya

The son and one-time heir apparent of late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi has announced his candidacy for the country’s presidential election next month. Seif al-Islam,...

Boeing agrees settlement with families of Ethiopia crash victims

Boeing has reached a settlement with the families of 157 people killed when a 737-Max aircraft crashed in Ethiopia in March 2019. The plane manufacturer...

Ethiopia’s PM defiant as rival Tigray forces make advances

Ethiopia’s prime minister has called on his supporters to redouble their efforts in the country’s war, as rival Tigray forces claimed to have seized...

New airstrike in Ethiopia’s Tigray capital

A new airstrike hit the capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region on Thursday following several days of such strikes last week. A Tigray spokesman asserted that...

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