Iran’s deadly grip reaches into Africa

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, pictured here, carrying Hezbollah flags at a 2015 Quds Day rally. (Supplied) By Lela Gilbert May 25, 2021 The latest news reports are focused on the explosive results of Iran's investment in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas—a divisive and distressing confrontation to be sure. But while [...]

By |May 25th, 2021|Africa|

Iran is working to destabilize North and West Africa: Moroccan FM

Morocco's Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita. (AFP) May 7, 2021 Iran is working through its proxies to destabilize North and West Africa, Al Arabiya reported on Friday citing the Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita. Iran threatens our territorial integrity and is training its militias to attack us, the Moroccan minister said, adding [...]

By |May 7th, 2021|Africa, Morocco|

Iran sees 1st cases of variant from South Africa

People queue in line to receive protection packages for COVID-19 coronavirus disease provided by the Basij militia in Tehran, March 12, 2020. (AFP) April 27, 2021 Iran says three cases of the coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa have been confirmed in the country’s south, state television reported Tuesday. A state TV [...]

By |April 27th, 2021|Africa|

Iran’s mischief in Morocco is a problem

Members of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah movement sit with picture of Iran's spiritual leader Khamenei on thier heads as they take part in commemorations marking Ashura in Beirut, Oct 12, 2016. (AFP) By Emanuele Ottolenghi April 3, 2021 Moroccan intelligence services arrested a fifty-seven-year-old Lebanese national upon his entry to the country on Jan. 6. Little [...]

By |April 3rd, 2021|Africa, Lebanon, Morocco|

Holy terror: Iran’s criminal record from Germany to Ethiopia

A powerful explosion destroyed a building housing, of the Jewish Mutual Association of Argentina, in Buenos Aires, on July 18, 1994. (Reuters) By Faramarz Davar March 30, 2021 The Islamic Republic of Iran is a singular political system in many respects. Over the past 42 years, a considerable number of its officials have [...]

By |March 30th, 2021|Africa, Europe, Latin America, Middle East|

Iran looks to expand oil influence in Africa through new pipeline

Workers set up a natural gas pipeline at Iraq's border with Iran in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, April 12, 2016. (Reuters) By Simon Watkins March 25, 2021 Iraq remains the key cover through which Iran transports its oil to the rest of the world, as has been well-documented by, so the news last [...]

By |March 25th, 2021|Africa, Egypt, Middle East|

Iran-backed Houthis confirm migrant center fire, say 44 killed

Rights groups say the Iran-backed Houthi militia is responsible for causing a fire in a detention center last week that killed at least 44 migrants. (Twitter) March 17, 2021 The Iran-backed Houthis confirmed that 44 Africans migrants were killed in a fire at a detention center last week in Yemen’s Sanaa, the group’s al-Masirah television [...]

By |March 17th, 2021|Africa, Yemen|

Deadly Yemen migrant centre fire caused by Iran-backed Houthi projectiles, HRW says

Houthi fighters chant slogans as they ride a military vehicle. (AFP) March 16, 2021 A fire last week that killed more than 40 African migrants in an overcrowded detention centre in Yemen’s capital Sanaa was started after Houthi forces fired projectiles during a skirmish with detainees, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday. [...]

By |March 16th, 2021|Africa, Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthis accused of setting detention center on fire with Ethiopian migrants inside

Houthi rebels parade in Sanaa on December 19, 2017. (Reuters) March 10, 2021 Yemen’s legitimate government and human rights activists in Sanaa are accusing Houthis of killing dozens of Ethiopian migrants after the Iran-backed militants set a detention center ablaze in the capital on Sunday. Houthis burned down the center after the migrants [...]

By |March 10th, 2021|Africa, Yemen|

Ethiopia thwarts Iranian plot to attack UAE embassy

Ethiopian Federal Police ride through Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Friday May 21, 2010. (AP) February 16, 2021 Iran is seeking to “activate sleeper cells” in Africa in order to attack “soft targets” in an attempt to avenge the killing of top commander Qassem Soleimani in a US drone strike and its top nuclear scientist [...]

By |February 16th, 2021|Africa, UAE|