US general admits to sharing ‘core values’ with coup leaders — RT Africa

Michael Langley insisted only a “very small number” of Africans trained by Washington overthrew their governments General Michael Langley, head of US AFRICOM, appeared to admit that the Pentagon’s “core values,” instilled into tens of thousands of African military officers, were compatible with staging coups as he was grilled during a House Armed Services Committee … Read more

Statue of ancient Egyptian pharaoh unearthed — RT Africa

Stone fragments depicting Ramses II were discovered at a Sun temple near Cairo, the Ministry of Tourism has said Archaeologists have unearthed several pieces of broken statues of ancient Egyptian royalty at a temple near Cairo, including those of Pharaoh Ramses II, Egypt’s most powerful and celebrated ruler, who reigned more than 3,000 years ago. … Read more

Africa: Working Towards Doing More Sustainable, Constructive Journalism Grounded in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya — In the face of unprecedented environmental, social, and economic challenges, a new understanding of the role of journalism in society is essential. How do we tackle this? A new understanding of the role of journalism in society is needed to raise awareness of the challenges and also help protect lives and livelihoods. … Read more

Rwanda safe for refugees – London — RT Africa

The British home secretary has dismissed criticism of the central African country’s human rights record British Home Office Secretary Suella Braverman has insisted that Rwanda is a safe place for the refugees who would be sent there under the UK’s controversial $170 million (£140 million) migrant deportation program.    Braverman made the statement during a … Read more

North African country to boost oil and gas production – IMF — RT Africa

EDITOR’S NOTE: The USGS data referred to in this article was presented as news in an earlier publication; however, the discovery was made some time ago Oil and gas production will remain a fundamental component of Libya’s economy in the “foreseeable future,” an International Monetary Fund mission said in this month’s report. Hydrocarbon production in … Read more

Africa: Covid Testing Led to New Techniques of Disease Diagnosis – Progress Mustn’t Stop Now

In March 2020, weeks before the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic, its director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus delivered a speech in which he emphasised the importance of testing: … the most effective way to prevent infections and save lives is breaking the chains of transmission. And to do that, you must test and … Read more

African country nationalizes ExxonMobil’s assets – Reuters — RT Africa

Chad’s energy ministry has announced the nationalization of all the assets and rights that belonged to a subsidiary of US oil major ExxonMobil, including hydrocarbon permits as well as exploration and production permits, according to a Reuters report on Friday. Exxon’s assets reportedly included a 40% stake in Chad’s Doba oil project, which comprises seven … Read more

Africa: Putin and the ICC – History Shows Just How Hard It Is to Bring a Head of State to Justice

The arrest warrants issued recently by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and his children’s commissioner, Maria Lvova-Belova, represent the first time officials of a permanent member of the United Nations security council have been indicted for a war crime. The charge is that they presided over the forced deportation … Read more

Africa: U.S. Turns Spotlight on Russian Paramilitary Group Wagner’s Africa Activities

Cape Town — The activities in Africa of Russia’s Wagner Group, the private paramilitary group which deploys mercenaries to support the Kremlin’s foreign policy objectives, are coming under increased American scrutiny as the United States, Russia and China compete for strategic advantage on the continent. The intensified focus on Wagner in Africa has been reflected … Read more