Read the latest news from Africa covered by Iranian media.
President Zuma Calls on South Africans to Show Solidarity with Palestinians
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has called on South Africans not to visit Israel in order to show solidarity with the people of Palestine.
Iran’s President Meets New Ambassadors of Germany, Ecuador, Morocco, Romania
In separate meetings on Saturday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani received the credentials of new ambassadors of Germany, Ecuador, Morocco, and Romania, calling for closer ties with the four states.
Iranian President Congratulates Niger’s National Day
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed his congratulations to the people and government of the Republic of Niger over the West African country’s National Day.
Iran Eyes Closer Ties with S. Africa against Terrorism, Organized Crimes
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan hailed South Africa for its common views with Iran on many global issues, stressing that the two countries can effectively tackle terrorism and organized crimes with concerted action.
Iranian Descendants in Tanzanian Town
The inhabitants of “Kaole”, a small town in Tanzania, insist that they are descendants of Iranian Balochi soldiers who came to the region in 18th century.
Iran Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack in Somalia
Iran’s Foreign Ministry strongly denounced a recent terrorist attack in Somalia, which claimed dozens of lives, and called for concerted global efforts to uproot terrorism and extremism.
Djibouti, a Military Base for All Countries in the World!
Djibouti says the country is prepared to welcome Arab and Western armies to build military bases in its territories.
Fake US Embassy in Ghana Shut Down after 10 Years
A fake embassy in Ghana flew the American flag, hung a photo of President Obama and issued US visas for more than a decade.
Libya’s Army Chief Meets Russian Defence Minister in Moscow
Russian sources revealed that the Libyan army chief, General Khalifa Haftar has met with Russian Defence Minister, General Sergei Shoigu in Moscow to discuss the situation in Libya and the possibilities for military cooperation.
Monkey Attack Sparks Deadly Tank Battle in Libya
At least 16 people died and 50 were wounded in Libya in four days of clashes between rival factions that were reportedly sparked by a monkey.
Iran Urges ICC to Address Reasons for African Exit
Iran’s representative at a meeting of the International Criminal Court (ICC) called on the tribunal to address the concerns of a number of African nations that have decided to withdraw from the court, describing it as sign of discontent with the organization’s conduct.
Iran Laments Muslim Deaths in Nigeria
Iran’s Foreign Ministry slammed as unacceptable the killing of Nigerian Muslims by the police in the African country’s northern state of Kano.
Iran Can Reach African Markets via Lebanon: Trade Official
A senior Iranian trade official says that Iran can reach African markets through Lebanon as the country affects all economic activities in Africa.
Iran, Algeria Begin New Chapter of Health Cooperation
Iran’s Health Minister says the private sectors of Iran and Algeria have a good chance to further improve mutual cooperation.
Morocco Turns to Iran to Keep Distance from Saudis: Ex-Ambassador
Mohammad Masjed-Jamei, who once was Iran's Ambassador to Rabat, believes that the reopening of Moroccan embassy in Iran indicates the country’s willingness to keep its distance from Saudi Arabia because of its adverse condition in the region.
Scores Killed, Hundreds Injured in Cameroon Train Crash
Dozens were killed and hundreds wounded after crowded passenger train has gone off the tracks along the route that links capital Yaounde with economic hub Douala.
Ivory Coast Sees Iran as “Key Partner” in Energy
Foreign Minister of Ivory Coast Abdullah Albert Toikeusse Mabri expressed the West African country’s willingness to develop partnership with Iran in the energy industry.
Nigerian President under Fire for Saying His Wife ‘Belongs in Kitchen’
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been widely criticised for saying his wife, Aisha, belongs in his kitchen and living room, in response to the first lady’s public criticism of the president’s appointments.
Morocco Appoints Ambassador to Iran after 7 Years
Morocco has appointed an ambassador to Tehran in a sign of improvement in political relations between the two countries after almost seven years of estrangement.
Nigeria Calls for Closer Cooperation with Iran in Mining Sector
Nigerian Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development Abubakar Bawa Bwari called for closer ties with Iran in various areas of mining industry.
Iran Condemns Attacks against Ashura Mourners in Nigeria and Afghanistan
Iran has denounced the recent attacks on Nigerian and Afghan mourners commemorating Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shiite imam.
China Is Banned from Buying Donkeys!
China's demand for donkey products, used in traditional remedies, is proving problematic for African suppliers and causing economic and environmental problems.
Senior Diplomat Highlights South Africa’s Importance in Iran Foreign Policy
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari said Iran attaches great importance to forging all-out ties with South Africa.
Iranian Mobile Museum Moving from One Continent to Another
Iran’s Ambassadors for Peace Mobile Museum travelled to five African countries in an effort to disseminate the culture of peace.
Iran Supports Political Stability in Burundi: FM
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran supports political stability in Burundi, expressing Tehran’s readiness to improve its relations with the African country.