• FILE: The move came a day after President Kais Saied ousted the prime minister and suspended parliament, following a day of street protests against the government's handling of the COVID pandemic. Picture: Facebook.

    Police shut Al Jazeera TV's Tunis office

    "Around 15 policemen, some in uniform others in civilian clothes, entered our offices and asked us to leave," Al Jazeera director in Tunis Lotfi Hajji told AFP.

  • Rwandan soldiers from Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) and Rwandan policemen prepare to board a "Rwandair" plane for a military mission to Mozambique at Kanombe Airport, Kigali, Rwanda on 10 July 2021. Picture: AFP

    Mozambique welcomes foreign soldiers to fight insurgency

    The 16-member Southern African Development Community (SADC) agreed late last month to send troops to Mozambique's insurgent-hit Cabo Delgado province. That military intervention was formalised a week after east African nation Rwanda announced it was starting to deploy 1,000 troops to the area. In a rare comment on the deployment, Nyusi who long resisted foreign intervention, thanked SADC and Rwanda for the mobilisation.

  • Tunisia flag. Picture: Supplied

    Tunisian protesters march against government

    In the capital Tunis, hundreds of protesters gathered in front of parliament, shouting slogans against the Islamist-inspired ruling Ennahdha party and Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi.

  • FILE: Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (right), known as Farmajo, speaks during a closing ceremony after reaching an agreement with state leaders over the terms of a new election, at the National Consultative Council on Elections in Mogadishu, Somalia, on 27 May 2021. Picture: Abdirahman Yusuf/AFP

    Somalia postpones long-delayed election

    The delay was due to the fact that federal regions were neither able to submit candidates' lists in time, nor to form local committees to cast the ballots, the source added.