Iran denounced a US-brokered agreement between Israel and Sudan to begin normalizing relations as a “ransom” paid by Khartoum in return for Washington taking it off a blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism.
Hundreds of Sudanese forces have reportedly entered Saudi Arabia en route to Yemen contrary to an earlier announcement by the North African country about a drawdown of its personnel in the bloody Saudi war on the poorest Arabian Peninsula nation.
South African Minister of International Relations Naledi Pandor said her country is “as surprised as its Iranian friends” after learning about the American news website Politico’s report of a “plot” by Tehran to kill the US envoy to the African nation.
With three of the eight candidates to become the next leader of the World Trade Organization (WTO) coming from Africa, BBC Africa business editor Zawadi Mudibo looks at what difference having one of them at the helm would make for the continent.
Mali's junta, which seized power two weeks ago, will hold transition talks with political parties and civil society groups this weekend following mounting pressure for a quick handover to civilian rule.
Mali’s military junta and regional mediators on Monday discussed the make-up and goals of an interim administration following an Aug. 18 coup, rather than the possibility of reinstating the ousted president, sources familiar with the talks said.