Helicopter carrying six soldiers is detained at mainland port of Bata, hours after French court upheld guilty verdict in embezzlement case against Equatorial Guinea's Vice President Teodoro Obiang Mangue.
Britain imposed sanctions on Teodorin Nguema Obiang for allegedly syphoning state assets into his bank account — a decision Equatorial Guinea calls "unilateral and illegal".
The blasts on Sunday, involving ammunition stocks and explosives at the camp in the country's economic hub Bata, devastated buildings at the compound and houses in surrounding residential areas.
Footage broadcast by the TVGE channel showed buildings burned and flattened in a wide radius around the Nkoa Ntoma camp in the economic capital Bata, with a thick plume of black smoke rising into the sky.
Libya's unity government was created at UN-backed talks in 2015, but it has struggled to assert control, while a number of international initiatives since have failed to unite the country.
Except for Qatar, the oil producing gulf countries are adamant on raising oil prices to fill budget deficits.
The Turkey-Africa conference starts in Istanbul with 19 African countries attending. The conference aims to review the progress made on the partnership with Turkey and to discuss steps that can be taken improve relations.
January 21 marks one year since Gambia's authoritarian president, Yahya Jammeh fled the country, marking the nation’s first-ever democratic transition after the West African Union intervened militarily.
The accusations emerged in 2015 after the leak of an internal United Nations document containing the testimony of six children who said they were sexually abused by French soldiers.
Officials say the country defeated a coup bid by foreign mercenaries against President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Africa's longest-serving leader.
Teodorin Obiang, eldest son of President Teodoro Obiang and a vice-president himself, denies charges of laundering embezzled public funds, for which he risks a sentence of 10 years in jail and huge fines if convicted.
Yahya Jammeh, a man who has been accused of pillaging state coffers, lost elections in December but refused to step down after ruling the country for 22 years.
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