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28th Sep 2013

Sudan: Death toll unclear as Sudanese protesters return to the streets of Khartoum

Thousands of people have again taken to the streets of Khartoum and other Sudanese cities to protest against fuel price hikes. Dozens have been killed in clashes between protesters and security forces. The protesters poured out onto the streets of … Continued

27th Sep 2013

Mali’s Tuareg rebels suspend peace talks with government

  Tuareg separatists in Mali have said they are suspending talks with the government. The three organizations representing the Tuaregs accused Bamako of failing to respect commitments agreed in a June peace treaty. The three Tuareg groups in a joint … Continued

26th Sep 2013

Sudan: 29 killed as demonstrators clash with police

  Sudan has been hit by a deadly wave of protests against the government’s lifting of a popular fuel subsidy. Internet across the country was reportedly shut down, as police fired tear gas at stone-throwing demonstrators. At least 29 people … Continued

25th Sep 2013

Kenya begins three days of mourning after mall siege ends

  The siege of a Nairobi mall which left over 60 people dead has come to an end. Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed the nation shortly after it was over and announced there would be three days of mourning. In … Continued

24th Sep 2013

Egyptian court bans Muslim Brotherhood

An Egyptian court has banned the Muslim Brotherhood. The move comes as part of a crackdown on the Islamist group in which more than 1,000 members have been arrested.   The Cairo court’s ruling specifically banned any activities by the … Continued

22nd Sep 2013

Kenya: 39 killed in worst attack since 1998

      By LUCAS BARASA                       Nairobi, (Daily Nation): A machine gun and grenade assault on one of Nairobi’s biggest shopping malls left at least 39 people dead and more than 200 others injured in the worst terrorist attack … Continued

21st Sep 2013

Kenya: At least three dead, many injured in Westgate Mall shootings

Nairobi, (Daily Nation): An armed group stormed an upmarket shopping mall in the Kenyan capital Nairobi Saturday, killing at least three people and sparking a fierce gun battle, police said. Police said they had surrounded the Westgate mall, which is … Continued

21st Sep 2013

Nigeria: 20 feared dead in Nigeria Boko Haram attack

MAIDUGURI, (Xinhua): At least 20 people are feared dead in a fresh attack by members of the Boko Haram sect in northeast Nigeria’s Borno State, a top security source said on Friday. Bulablin Ngaura along Damboa-Maiduguri road, where about 15 … Continued

20th Sep 2013

Mali celebrates inauguration of President Keita

Thousands have attended the inauguration of Mali’s new President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. French President Francois Hollande took the occasion to announce the end of the French military mission in the country.   The official inauguration ceremony in the 55,000 seat … Continued

17th Sep 2013

Egypt: Mosques swept clean of Brotherhood

By Muhammad al-Khouli Cairo, (Al-Akhbar): Last week, the Egyptian minister of Religious Endowments issued a decision to dismiss 55,000 imams, and prohibit the holding of Friday prayers at mosques larger than 860 square feet. Behind the decision is a desire … Continued

17th Sep 2013

Egypt: Sinai: Counter-terrorism or collective punishment?

By Ismail Iskandarani Sinai, (Al-Akhbar): On Saturday, September 7, the Egyptian army began a large-scale military campaign in the villages located south of the Sinai town of Sheikh Zoweid. Al-Akhbar toured the devastated area and found consistent reports of the … Continued

15th Sep 2013

South Africa: Three South African kids found dead in refrigerator

CAPE TOWN, (Xinhua): Three children were found dead in an old refrigerator in the township of Atamelang, the North West Province, police said on Saturday. The grandfather of one of the children found the bodies inside the refrigerator on Friday. … Continued

14th Sep 2013

Central African Republic new president dissolves rebel alliance

The Central African Republic rebel alliance which brought the country’s new president to power, has been disbanded by decree. The move follows looting and killings by the Seleka rebels. Former Seleka leader Michel Djotodia, installed by the alliance as the … Continued

14th Sep 2013

Egypt: How the army demonised the Brotherhood

By Rania Rabih al-Abd Cairo, (Al-Akhbar): Excluding the Muslim Brotherhood from Egypt’s political scene will only increase the steadfastness of the group’s supporters. Yet, the campaign against them persists. While the army believes it is confronting terrorism, the Brotherhood see … Continued

14th Sep 2013

Egypt: Mursi followers stage new protests against army-backed government

Thousands of supporters of ousted president Mohammed Mursi rallied in Cairo after Friday prayers chanting angry slogans against the military, with clashes reported elsewhere in Egypt. “Either we recover their rights, or we die like them!” the protesters shouted as … Continued

12th Sep 2013

Libya: Car bomb explodes outside former US consulate in Benghazi

A car bomb exploded Wednesday outside a building that once housed the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi in what an official said was a warning that diplomats are not safe. The blast seriously damaged the foreign ministry … Continued

11th Sep 2013

ICC: Kenyan Deputy President Ruto pleads not guilty to ICC charges

Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto has pleaded not guilty to charges of crimes against humanity. His trial in the International Criminal Court began on Tuesday, with his lawyer calling for the case to be thrown out. . Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta … Continued

11th Sep 2013

Egypt cracks down on unlicensed preachers

Egyptian authorities will bar 55,000 unlicensed clerics from preaching in mosques in the latest move against sympathisers of deposed Islamist President Mohammed Mursi, the minister of religious endowments said on Tuesday. Egyptian authorities have been cracking down on Mursi’s Muslim … Continued

10th Sep 2013

Kenyan Deputy President Ruto departs for looming ICC conflict

  Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto has left for The Hague to face the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity. His trial begins Tuesday amid doubt over Kenya’s cooperation with the ICC. Ruto is charged with playing a … Continued

Somalia: Death toll rises to 18 in twin blasts in Mogadishu
8th Sep 2013

Somalia: Death toll rises to 18 in twin blasts in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, (Xinhua): The death toll from the twin explosions against a popular restaurant in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu has risen to 18, police said Saturday. “So far the death toll from the explosion has reached 18 and many more were injured … Continued

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview done on 29 May 2013 and transmitted on 12 June 2013


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