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Egypt sentences 78 minors up to 5 years in jail
27th Nov 2014

Egypt sentences 78 minors up to 5 years in jail

  [Photo: Students of Cairo University march during an anti-coup protest in Cairo, Egypt on November 17, 2014. Anadolu / Stringer]   An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced 78 minors between two and five years in prison for taking part in … Continued

Egypt: Building collapses in Cairo, revealing major flaws in Egypt’s housing sector
26th Nov 2014

Egypt: Building collapses in Cairo, revealing major flaws in Egypt’s housing sector

  A building in Egypt’s capital in which two floors had been added illegally collapsed overnight, killing 15 people and burying seven more in the rubble, emergency services and officials said Tuesday. Last month, Egypt’s Housing Minister Mustafa Madbouly said Egypt … Continued

Morocco: 32 dead from floods in southern Morocco
25th Nov 2014

Morocco: 32 dead from floods in southern Morocco

    RABAT: At least 32 people were killed after heavy rain and floods struck southern Morocco, destroying houses, vehicles and roads, and forcing the evacuation of more than 200 people. The three days of flooding were described by residents … Continued

Libyan pro-Govt fighters wrest control of key town from rebels
25th Nov 2014

Libyan pro-Govt fighters wrest control of key town from rebels

    Fighters loyal to Libya’s internationally-recognized government have seized control of the key western town of Kekla after more than 40 days of clashes with Islamists, both sides said Monday. Libya has been grappling with a sharply deteriorating security … Continued

Kenya: Suspected Al-Shabaab militants kill 28 people in Mandera
22nd Nov 2014

Kenya: Suspected Al-Shabaab militants kill 28 people in Mandera

  By Cyrus Ombati and Adow Jubat   MANDERA, (The Standard): Suspected Al Shabaab militants on Saturday morning killed at least 28 people on a bus in Arabiya area, Mandera County. The heavily armed militias are reported to have waylaid … Continued

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills dozens in Azaya Kura village
21st Nov 2014

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills dozens in Azaya Kura village

  Boko Haram militants are reported to have killed dozens of people in the northeastern Nigerian village of Azaya Kura. The attack comes as the Nigerian government let emergency powers designed to combat the group expire. At least 45 people … Continued

Egyptian student dies in police station as 20 Mursi supporters jailed
18th Nov 2014

Egyptian student dies in police station as 20 Mursi supporters jailed

  [Photo: A student of Cairo University lights flare during an anti-coup protest in Cairo, Egypt on November 17. Anadolu / Stringer]   A university student died after being tortured inside a police station in the Egyptian capital Cairo, a … Continued

Nigeria: Female suicide bomber killed eight in NE Nigeria market
17th Nov 2014

Nigeria: Female suicide bomber killed eight in NE Nigeria market

  ABUJA, (Xinhua): A female suicide bomber wreaked havoc at a local market in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Bauchi on Sunday, witnesses said. No official casualties have been given but witnesses said more than eight dead bodies, including the mangled … Continued

Burkina Faso names diplomat Kafando as interim president
17th Nov 2014

Burkina Faso names diplomat Kafando as interim president

[Michel Kafando Burkina Faso’s interim President. Paulo Filgueiras/UN Photo] A special committee has chosen Michel Kafando as Burkina Faso’s interim president, to lead the country until elections next November. Authorities in Ouagadougou were under international pressure to restore civilian rule. Authorities took … Continued

Nigeria: Boko Haram retakes Chibok, home of kidnapped schoolgirls
15th Nov 2014

Nigeria: Boko Haram retakes Chibok, home of kidnapped schoolgirls

  Local officials and a villager have said that Boko Haram insurgents reclaimed the village of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria. The militants abducted nearly 300 schoolgirls from Chibok in April; most are still missing. Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria reportedly … Continued

Libya is on the verge of collapse
14th Nov 2014

Libya is on the verge of collapse

  Three years after the fall of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, Libya is being torn apart by power struggles. The security situation is catastrophic and the country is sliding into civil war. Bombings in Tripoli, explosions in Tobruk, deadly fighting between … Continued

Burkina Faso reaches agreement on civilian transition
14th Nov 2014

Burkina Faso reaches agreement on civilian transition

  Military, civilian and religious leaders in Burkina Faso have reached an agreement to return the country to civilian rule after two weeks of uncertainty. The accord was agreed to unanimously. Nearly two weeks after the ouster of President Blaise … Continued

Libya: Blasts hit three cities killing seven, wounding 20
13th Nov 2014

Libya: Blasts hit three cities killing seven, wounding 20

  [Photo: Two attacks in the eastern towns of Tobruk and Labraq have killed at least seven people (Twitter) ]   Car bombs exploded in eastern Libyan towns under the control of the internationally recognized government on Wednesday, killing at … Continued

Somalia: Up to 50,000 affected by seasonal flooding
12th Nov 2014

Somalia: Up to 50,000 affected by seasonal flooding

  UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua): The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Tuesday that seasonal flooding has been reported in several regions of Somalia, affecting up to 50,000 people. “Humanitarian partners had pre-positioned emergencies supplies ahead … Continued

Egypt: Two students killed as security forces disperse pro-Mursi rallies
8th Nov 2014

Egypt: Two students killed as security forces disperse pro-Mursi rallies

    Two young protesters were reportedly killed Friday when Egyptian security forces dispersed rallies staged by anti-regime demonstrations in Cairo and the central Fayoum province. An engineering student was killed when security forces “assaulted” a rally in the Ain … Continued

Burkina Faso talks set transition timetable
6th Nov 2014

Burkina Faso talks set transition timetable

  Negotiators in Burkina Faso have issued a statement pledging elections in 2015 and an “eminent civilian personality” to lead the transition. Three African presidents had visited to urge the military to relinquish power. Representatives from Burkina Faso’s army, political … Continued

Tunisia: Three Tunisian soldiers killed, 12 injured in attack
6th Nov 2014

Tunisia: Three Tunisian soldiers killed, 12 injured in attack

    Three Tunisian soldiers were killed and 12 others were injured in an attack by suspected militants on Wednesday on a bus carrying soldiers in northwest Tunisia, the Defense Ministry said. “Terrorists attacked a bus carrying military personnel … … Continued

Burkina Faso: Opposition parties reject military takeover
2nd Nov 2014

Burkina Faso: Opposition parties reject military takeover

  A coalition of opposition parties in Burkina Faso has warned against Isaac Zida’s leadership and called for a mass rally in the capital, Ouagadougou. The move follows protests throughout the country that turned violent. Following an announcement on Saturday … Continued

Egypt: Bomb blast injures three civilians in Cairo
1st Nov 2014

Egypt: Bomb blast injures three civilians in Cairo

CAIRO, (Xinhua): A bomb blast wounded three civilians early Saturday in the Egyptian capital Cairo, the state-run MENA news agency reported. The bomb, hidden in a rubbish bin, went off at around 4:30 a.m., injuring three street cleaners, the report … Continued

Nigeria: Boko Haram claims to have German hostage, denies ceasefire
1st Nov 2014

Nigeria: Boko Haram claims to have German hostage, denies ceasefire

  Militant group Boko Haram is reportedly holding a German hostage who was kidnapped in July. The group’s leader has also claimed that a report of a ceasefire with the Nigerian government was a “lie.” Nigerian militant group Boko Haram … Continued

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