About 224 million people are suffering from malnutrition across Africa as climate change and conflicts heighten food insecurity across the continent, a top UN food agency official said Monday.
Algeria and Iran are exploring the expansion of their economic relations, particularly in the fields of industry and economy, official sources announced today.
The Minister of Energy and Mines, Youcef Yousfi, and the ambassador of the Islamic Republic in this capital, Reza Ameri, stressed in an interview ‘the need to expand total cooperation’ in these fields, according to the statement issued at the end of the meeting.
There is a real – but largely concealed – war which is taking place throughout the African continent. It involves the United States, an invigorated Russia and a rising China. The outcome of the war is likely to define the future of the continent and its global outlook.
Over the course of a week, demonstrations have erupted across Europe as thousands of protesters gathered in Stockholm Saturday holding signs reading, “Stop the slavery now, now, now,” and “Human rights for all.”
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his delegation were welcomed at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria, South Africa on Monday evening for an official visit.
The North African country was thrown into chaos and economic ruin after Muammar Gaddafi was violently overthrown by a U.S.-led campaign in 2011.
More than 200 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast Sunday by the Spanish navy, when two dinghies went adrift, leaving two people dead.
The Spanish Defence Ministry said Monday that the migrants were then transferred to a Swedish ship and taken to Italy.
Half a million people have crossed the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy over the past four years, mainly sub-Saharan Africans who pay smugglers to shepherd them across the desert to Libya and onward to Europe in unseaworthy rafts.
In just the last four years, half a million people have crossed the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 13,000 people, many who have drowned. The year 2016 was the deadliest year on record for refugees attempting to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe, with more than 3,800 people perishing during the dangerous trip.
Migrant arrivals by sea to Italy are up about a third this year to roughly 60,000, and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees has recorded more than 1,700 dead or missing. More than 50 bodies have been brought to Italy in late May, the agency said.