Read the latest news from Africa covered by Iranian media.
Official: Iran totally open to resumption of ties with Egypt
The spokesman of Iran’s administration says the Islamic Republic is fully open to a resumption of relations with Egypt, as Tehran pushes to boost relations with Persian Gulf Arab neighbors and other regional states.
Iran FM: Sudan crisis to jeopardize entire region if not contained
Iran’s foreign minister voices concern over the security situation in Sudan, which has been the scene of deadly infighting between the country’s rival military factions.
Iran secures safe exit of 65 nationals from crisis-torn Sudan with Saudi help
The spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry says the country helped secure the exit of 65 Iranian citizens from Sudan, with the help of Saudi Arabia, which has been the scene of deadly clashes between forces loyal to two rival generals.
Syria, Tunisia agree to bolster cooperation in a push to restore ties
Syria and Tunisia have vowed to boost cooperation in different sectors as the two countries move to re-establish relations after more than a decade of estrangement.
Iran “worried” about Sudan situation
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani has expressed concern over the fresh developments and unrest in Sudan.
Syria, Tunisia to resume diplomatic ties after a decade
Syria and Tunisia have agreed to resume diplomatic ties after a decade. The Syrian government is planning to reopen its embassy in Tunis after the North African country announced the appointment of a new envoy to Damascus.
El-Sisi meets MbS as Egypt’s economic woes deepen
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has met Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Red Sea city of Jeddah. The visit came as Cairo tries to navigate through an acute financial crisis.
Iranian FM praises Mauritania’s effort in fighting terror in Sahara
The Iranian Foreign Minister who is in Mauritania on an official visit has praised efforts by the African county to establish peace and fighting terrorism in the Sahara region.
4 killed, many wounded in attack on police station in Suez Canal city
At least four people have been killed and 12 others wounded in an attack on a police checkpoint in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, according to Egyptian officials and medical sources.
Iran donates 1 million doses of domestically-made Covid vaccines to Mali
Iran donates one million doses of home-made vaccines against Covid-19 to Mali during a visit to the conflict-torn West African country by Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian.
Iran concerned over Takfiri activities in west Africa
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has voiced concern over the activities of Takfiri and terrorist groups in west Africa including Burkina Faso.
Blinken to visit ME, North Africa to discuss Iran, Russia
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to the Middle East and North Africa next week. The top US diplomat will use the trip to coordinate with US allies on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, “Iran’s destabilizing activities”, the Abraham Accords, and efforts to improve Israeli-Palestinian ties.
Diplomats say African Union suspends debate on Israel’s status
The African Union has suspended a debate on whether to withdraw Israel's accreditation, avoiding a vote that risked creating an unprecedented rift in the 55-member bloc, diplomats said on Sunday.
Iran negotiator: Good progress made in Vienna on sanctions removal
Iran's chief negotiator to the Vienna talks says good progress has been made regarding anti-Tehran sanctions removal during negotiations with the P4+1 group over the past days
Iranian parliament speaker: Palestine Muslim World top priority
Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf has said the most important priority of the Muslim world is the issue of Palestine.
ME nations ban African travellers over new virus
Several Middle Eastern countries have barred entry to travelers from Africa after a potentially more-contagious new coronavirus variant was identified in South Africa.
‘Israeli delegation visits Sudan after military coup’
An Israeli delegation, which likely included representatives from the Mossad spy agency, has reportedly visited Sudan, and met with military leaders involved in the recent coup in the African country.
Exiled Saudi intelligence official: MbS “psychopath” and “killer”
A former top Saudi intelligence official has called Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) a “psychopath” and a “killer”. The ex-official says MbS uses a team of mercenaries called the "Tiger Squad" to carry out extrajudicial kidnappings and killings.
Sudan govt. officials detained, PM under house arrest
Military troops have detained several Sudanese government figures early on Monday. The forces have also besieged Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s home and placed him under house arrest.
Gunmen free hundreds of inmates in Nigeria
Gunmen have stormed a prison in southwestern Nigeria, releasing more than 800 prisoners, according to an official source. At least 260 of the escapees have been rearrested.
France says militant commander killed in Mali
The French military has announced the killing of a commander of a terror group close to Al Qaeda in Mali.
Sudanese call for dissolution of transitional government
Thousands of people staged a mass rally on the streets of Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Saturday, demanding the dissolution of the transitional civilian-military government. The demonstrators urged the military to take power.
Macron decries ‘inexcusable’ 1961 massacre of Algerians in Paris
Emmanuel Macron has condemned the brutal killing of several dozens of Algerians by Paris police during a protest six decades ago. But the French leader stopped short of issuing a formal apology for the bloody incident.
French military fatality in Mali reaches 53
A French soldier has died during a ‘maintenance operation’ in northern Mali. The incident brought France’s death toll, since the start of the so-called anti-terror mission in the African country, to 53.
New Tunisia government approved by president
Tunisian president Kais Saied has approved the new government selected by Prime Minister Najla Bouden Romdhane. The country has been grappling with a political crisis for months.