JOHANNESBURG (AP + Diplomat.so) — Rwandan troops have joined Mozambican forces to launch a major offensive against Islamic rebels in northern Mozambique as more troops arrive from South Africa and other neighboring countries to battle the insurgency.
Kabul (Reuters + Diplomat.so) - United States will to continue to carry out airstrikes to support Afghan forces facing attack from the insurgent Taliban, a regional U.S. commander said on Sunday as U.S. and other international forces have drawn down troops in Afghanistan.
Abuja (AFP + Diplomat.so) - Nigeria has received six of 12 turboprop light attack aircraft from the United States to help fight mounting insecurity, its air force said.
BANGKOK (AP + Diplomat.so) — Thailand's already locked down capital shut parks and the few remaining public places available to residents Friday, as the country registered a new high of coronavirus infections.
Johannesburg (Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) - The death toll from recent riots in South Africa has risen to 276, and police are investigating 168 cases for murder, a cabinet minister said on Wednesday.
Melbourne (AFP + Diplomat.so) - Australia's second largest city was preparing to enter a fresh lockdown Thursday, as countries across the world struggle to quash surges in Covid-19 cases propelled by the highly infectious Delta variant.
Addis Ababa (Reuters + Diplomat.so) - Eritrean and Ethiopian soldiers forcibly detained more than 500 young men and women from four camps for displaced people in the town of Shire in the northern region of Tigray on Monday night, three aid workers and a doctor told Reuters.
Bamako (Anadolu Agency + Diplomat.so) - Assimi Goita, the military vice president of the Malian transition, "has seen himself in the obligation to act" by placing "outside their prerogatives the president and his prime minister," said Commander Baba Cisse, his special adviser in a statement…
Bamako (AP + Diplomat.so) - Mutinous soldiers arrested Mali's transitional president and prime minister Monday hours after a government reshuffle left out two members of the junta that had seized power in a coup nine months earlier, the African Union and United Nations said.
Addis Ababa (Diplomat.so) - The Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a press release, on Monday, responding to US visa restrictions and other strict measures regarding economic and security assistance.
Washington (Diplomat.so) - US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken issued a press statement calling on Ethiopia and Eritrea to fulfill their pledges towards the Tigray region and its persecuted residents.
Goma (Reuters + Diplomat.so) - Lava from a volcanic eruptionreached the airport of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's main city of Gomaon Saturday, as thousands evacuated the city.
Brussels ( Diplomat.so) - Today the Council adopted conclusions welcoming the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the "EU's humanitarian action: new challenges, same principles".
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP + Diplomat.so) - Israeli warplanes unleashed a new series of heavy airstrikes at several locations in Gaza City early Monday, hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled the fourth war with Gaza's Hamas rulers would rage on.
Tunis (AFP + Diplomat.so) - Tunisia on Sunday started a week of coronavirus restrictions covering the Eid holiday, as hospitals battle to stay afloat as Covid-19 cases soar.
Washington (Reuters + Diplomat.so) - Remnants of China's biggest rocket landed in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, with most of its components destroyed upon re-entry into the atmosphere, ending days of speculation over where the debris would hit but drawing U.S. criticism over lack of transparency.
Nairobi (Reuters + Diplomat.so) - Tanzania's new president Samia Suluhu Hassan on Tuesday drew a line under her predecessor's controversial stances on COVID-19 and the media, indicating an apparent change in course for the nation after the death of John Magufuli last month.
Washington (AFP + Diplomat.so) - The United States said Friday it would lift sanctions imposed by former president Donald Trump's administration on the top prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, calling for a more cooperative relationship.
HUALIEN COUNTY, Taiwan (AP + Diplomat.so) — A train barreled into an unmanned truck that had rolled onto the track Friday in Taiwan, leaving at least 51 people dead and dozens injured in the island's deadliest rail disaster. Many passengers were crushed, while some survivors were forced to climb…
Brussels (Diplomat.so) - The Council today decided to impose restrictive measures on eleven individuals and four entities responsible for serious human rights violations and abuses in various countries around the world. Together with the listing of four Russian individuals earlier this month, these…