President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said Turkey wanted to reinforce efforts to restore the "historic" friendship with Egypt, after the two regional rivals held their first direct talks in eight years.
Nearly 20 million more people faced food crises last year amid armed conflict, the COVID-19 pandemic and weather extremes, and the outlook for this year is again grim, according to a report by the Global Network against Food Crises.
Somali lawmakers voted unanimously to cancel a two-year presidential term extension they had approved last month, after clashes in the capital Mogadishu between factions of the security forces, which are divided over the issue.
Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed called early Wednesday for elections and a return to dialogue after the extension of his mandate sparked the fragile nation’s worst political violence in years.
The United Nations and NGOs said that a record 29 million people need humanitarian assistance in the Sahel, noting "unparalleled" insecurity and hunger across six countries in the war-torn African region.
At least two people were killed and 27 injured in Chad on Tuesday as demonstrators took to the streets demanding a return to civilian rule after the military took control following President Idriss Deby's death last week.
At least 31 Nigerian soldiers were killed when Daesh-aligned terrorists ambushed a military convoy escorting weapons and overran a base in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, military sources said on Monday.