Iran bans travel from Southern Africa over new COVID fears

People walk past closed shops in the Tehran Bazaar after the tightening of coronavirus restrictions, in Tehran, Iran, August 16, 2021. (Reuters) November 27, 2021 Iran has banned the entry of travelers from South Africa and five neighbouring countries after the discovery of a new coronavirus variant in the region, a top Iranian [...]

By |November 27th, 2021|Africa|

Iranian-supplied arms smuggled from Yemen into Somalia: Study

Weapons and equipment, believed to be from Iran, are displayed aboard the deck of USS Forrest Sherman after they were seized from a smuggling boat on Sept. 27, 2015. (AP) November 10, 2021 Guns supplied by Iran to its Houthi allies in Yemen are being smuggled across the Gulf of Aden to Somalia, [...]

By |November 10th, 2021|Africa, Somalia, Yemen|

Africa: The next target on Iran’s power politics bucket list?

Iranian Revolutionary Guard members arrive for a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, at the Azadi, or Freedom, Square, in Tehran, Iran. (AP) By Danny Citrinowicz and Jason M. Brodsky November 9, 2021 For those who follow Iran’s activity in Africa, the information coming from Addis Ababa regarding the possible use of [...]

By |November 9th, 2021|Africa|

Iran, African states remain silent about claims of plots against Israelis

IRGC members march during a parade in Tehran, on September 22, 2011. (Reuters) November 9, 2021 Iran and African countries have remained silent about Israeli media claims that Mossad had foiled Iranian plots to “target” Israeli nationals or Jews in Africa. Israel's Channel 12 reported Sunday night that five people with African passports [...]

By |November 9th, 2021|Africa, Israel|

Iranian plot to attack Israelis, Jews said foiled in Africa

A police office directs traffic on the streets in Accra, Ghana, Dec 10, 2016. (AP) November 8, 2021 Five people have been arrested in African countries over suspicions that they were planning on carrying out attacks against Israeli tourists or businesspeople on behalf of Iran, an Israeli television network reported Sunday. The five, [...]

By |November 8th, 2021|Africa, Israel|

Al-Mustafa University: Exporting the Islamic Revolution, one scholarship at a time

Iran's Al-Mustafa International University, a network of religious seminaries based in the Shi'ite holy city of Qom. (Supplied) By Florencia Montaruli November 8, 2021 The Iranian regime's attempt to cleave a space for itself in Latin America dates back to the 1980s, shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution began in Iran. In 1983, the cleric [...]

By |November 8th, 2021|Africa, Europe, Latin America, Middle East|

‘Terrifying’: Facebook whistleblower cites violence in Myanmar and Ethiopia, spying by China and Iran

The Iran government doing espionage on other state actors. This is definitely a thing that is happening. (Facebook) By Caitlin Hu October 7, 2021 During much-anticipated testimony Tuesday before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen repeatedly pointed outside of the country for examples of how the social network could be used [...]

By |October 7th, 2021|Africa, East Asia, North America, USA|

Zimbabwean ambassador to Iran dies

A view shows traffic on Azadi street in Iran's capital Tehran, April 20, 2021. (AFP) September 10, 2021 Zimbabwe’s ambassador to Iran has died, state TV reported on Thursday. The report did not give a cause of death for Christopher Mapanga, who began his mission to Tehran in 2018. Mapanga began his mission [...]

By |September 10th, 2021|Africa|

Iran says two navy ships returned from unprecedented global voyage

The Iranian navy vessel Makran is seen sailing through the Baltic Sea off the island of Bornholm, a Danish island in the Baltic Sea off the south coast of Sweden, July 22, 2021. (AP) September 8, 2021 The commander of Iran’s navy says that two ships it sent around Africa to Russia have [...]

By |September 8th, 2021|Africa, Europe, Middle East, Russia|

Africa emerges as next scene of confrontation between Israel, Iran

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards march during a 2010 military parade in Tehran. (AFP) By Danny Citrinowicz September 3, 2021 On Aug. 24, Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra announced his country was severing diplomatic relations with Morocco. At first look, the Algerian decision seemed to be independent and a direct result of problematic ties that have deteriorated over the years. [...]

By |September 3rd, 2021|Africa, Algeria, Israel, Morocco|