The situation in the Middle East was rapidly destabilised in the last week by a slew of bombings, missile and counter missile strikes that brought the whole region much closer to a region-wide war.
Attacks by Iranian-backed Houthis from Yemen on commercial vessels passing through the Red Sea have made some shipowners reluctant to sail via the Suez Canal and Red Sea.
Sometimes known as the sirocco, haboob, yellow dust, white storm or harmattan, the phenomenon that engulfs everything in its path can be a costly disaster.
Russia and Africa can work together to protect national sovereignty and put an end to colonialism, Russian President Vladimir Putin told African delegates at the 2023 Africa-Russia summit in St. Petersburg.
The first investments are due to begin in six counties in sub-Saharan Africa in 2025.