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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|

Images suggest Ethiopia using Iranian drones in civil war

A drone is launched during a large-scale drone combat exercise of the Iranian Army in Semnan, Iran, Jan 6, 2021. (Reuters) August 27, 2021 Citing images shared on the internet, several media outlets have reported that the Ethiopian National Defence Force is using Iranian-made Mohajer-6 combat unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as it fights [...]

By |August 27th, 2021|Africa|

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 OilPrice.com, so the news last [...]

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