Read the latest news from Africa covered by Iranian media.
Mali says France did ‘abandonment’ over troop drawdown
Mali was blindsided by France’s decision to withdraw its troops from the country and had to enlist help from others to fill the gap, Prime Minister Choguel Kokalla Maiga says.
Catalan separatist leader freed from Italy jail
Puigdemont, Catalan separatist leader and a member of the European Union parliament, left the jail in Sassari a day after he had been detained by police and after a judge ruled that he could go free pending an Oct. 4 hearing on his extradition to Spain, where the political firebrand is wanted for sedition. He had been invited to attend a Catalan cultural event and a meeting of Sardinian independence sympathizers on the Mediterranean island.
Sudan Officials: Coup attempt failed, plotters arrested
Sudanese authorities reported a coup attempt on Tuesday by a group of soldiers but claimed it failed and that the military remains in control. The leaders of the failed coup attempt along with tens of officers have been arrested.
France says Daesh chief in Sahara killed
French President Emmanuel Macron announced the death of the Daesh leader in the Greater Sahara, calling it “a major success” for the French military after years of fighting extremists in the Sahel.
Gunmen raid Nigerian prison, free over 260 inmates
Heavily armed gunmen attacked a medium-security prison in Kogi State in southern Nigeria, killing two officials and freeing more than 260 inmates.
African Union suspends Guinea after coup
Guinea's ruling military came under diplomatic pressure on Friday as the African Union (AU) suspended the country over last weekend's military coup.
Russia, US envoy discuss Iran nuclear deal
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov and US Special Representative for Iran Robert Malley discussed the prospects for returning to the full-fledged implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) during their consultations in Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry says.
Maasai Mara lives on, best wildlife photos of the year
Maasai Mara is one of the most important wildlife conservation and wilderness areas in Africa, famous for its populations of lion, African leopard, cheetah and African bush elephant.
Guinea president ‘detained by military in apparent coup’
Guinean President Alpha Conde has been reportedly detained by the military on Sunday in an apparent coup in a country with a long history of military power grabs.
Tunisia union, parties refuse to talk to American senators
Tunisia's General Labor Union (UGTT) and two political parties rejected on Friday an invitation to discuss the country’s political crisis with a US congressional delegation visiting the African country, stressing they refuse any foreign interference in the local crisis.
Iran Calls on Tunisian Parties to Show Self-Restraint
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says Tehran is closely monitoring the ongoing developments and events unfolding in Tunisia.
Nigerian, Kenyan Ambassadors Meet with Iran’s FM
The new ambassadors of Nigeria and Kenya to Tehran held separate meetings with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the beginning of their missions in Iran.
Iran Condemns Terrorist Attack in Burkina Faso
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has expressed Iran's deep regret and sorrow over the deaths of more than 100 Burkinabes in a terrorist attack along the country's border with Mali and Niger.
Iran, Algeria Discuss Promotion of Mutual Cooperation
Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum had a telephone conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday.
Morocco Decried for Making Anti-Iran, Pro-Israel Remarks in Talks with AIPAC
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has slammed the anti-Iran and pro-Israel remarks made by the Moroccan foreign minister in an online conversation with members of the Zionist lobby group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
Iran Congratulates Tanzania on Union Day Anniversary
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has offered congratulations to the Tanzanian nation and government on the African country’s Union Day anniversary.
Seven Iranian Fishermen Released from Comoros
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says the Comoros has released seven Baluch fishermen who had been rescued by the East African country's coast guard near the Comoran coasts following a storm.
Iran’s President Congratulates Senegal on National Day
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has congratulated the Republic of Senegal’s President Macky Sall on the country’s National Day.
Iran Expresses Regret over Death of Tanzanian President
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has extended the Iranian nation and government's regret and sorrow to the Tanzanian nation and government over the demise of the East African country's president.
Iran Congratulates Ghana on National Day
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has offered congratulations to his Ghanaian counterpart on the African country's national day.
Senegal Can Serve as ‘Gateway’ for Iran’s Ties with Africa: Rouhani
The Iranian president says Senegal can be the gateway for expansion of Iran’s relations with African countries.
Iran President Stresses Closer Ties with Ghana
The Iranian president has expressed hope that Iran-Ghana relations will further expand on all fronts.
Zarif Holds Talks with Romanian, Senegalese, Malaysian Envoys
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held separate meetings with the new ambassadors of Senegal and Romania to Tehran as well as the outgoing Malaysian envoy.
Iran Welcomes Formation of Executive Council in Libya
Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has welcomed the formation of a temporary executive council in Libya.
Iran Innovation Fund, Nairobi Technology Park Discuss Joint Projects
Iran’s National Innovation Fund (INIF) and the Nairobi Industrial and Technology Park (NITP) have discussed the possibility of implementing collaborative projects, especially in the fields of Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno-Technologies (NBICS).