Geography of Africa

Preparations continuing for Erdogan's visit to Somalia: Ambassador

Preparations are continuing for President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an?s scheduled visit to Somalia, despite the Jan. 22 suicide attack in Mogadishu, Turkish Ambassador to Mogadishu Olgan Bekar has said.

No causalities are reported from the Turkish delegation, but one Turkish official was slightly wounded in the explosion, Bekar told the Hürriyet Daily News.

MAE invites Libyan Embassy to discuss incident leading to Romanian sailor's death

The head of the Consular Department within MAE [Ministry of Foreign Affairs], Bogdan Stanescu, on Tuesday stated that MAE invited the Libyan Embassy in Bucharest to discuss over the 'circumstances and all that happened' during the January 4th incident when a Romanian sailor died, following an attack on the ship he was on, by a fighter plane.

Libya air force says bombed tanker in Islamist-held port

The air force of Libya's internationally recognised government said Monday that it carried out a deadly weekend air strike on an oil tanker in the Islamist-held eastern port of Derna.
The air force opened fire "after the crew refused to heed orders to stop for a search operation" spokesman Colonel Ahmed Mesmari said, describing the tanker as "suspicious".

Crossing the fence: Desperate migrants' paths to Europe

Each travelled more than 2,000 miles, Abou from impoverished Ivory Coast and Mahmud from Syria after Islamist militants besieged his hometown.
Each of them made it into Europe the only way he knew how: by land, past the fiercely guarded fence that closes off the Spanish city of Melilla from northern Morocco.