12th Oct 2013

Egypt: Morsi supporters protest in Cairo but avoid Tahrir Square

About 2,000 Islamists have rallied in Cairo. In Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria police fired tear gas to disperse Muslim Brotherhood supporters when they clashed with counterprotesters, a security official said. Some 2,000 supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi … Continued

12th Oct 2013

Libya: Swedish embassy targeted by car bomb

A car bomb exploded outside the Swedish consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday, damaging the front of the building and nearby houses, but no casualties were immediately reported. The bomb exploded a day after Libya’s Prime … Continued

11th Oct 2013

Malawi president dissolves cabinet over corruption scandal

Malawi’s president Joyce Banda has dissolved her cabinet amid claims that officials in her government had misappropriated state funds. A statement from Banda’s office said a new Cabinet would be announced in due course. President Joyce Banda (pictured above) opted … Continued

11th Oct 2013

Egypt: Suicide bomber kills four in Sinai

A suicide bomber rammed his car into an army checkpoint in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula on Thursday, killing four soldiers, security officials told AFP. Another three soldiers were wounded in the attack on the al-Reesa checkpoint just south of North … Continued

8th Oct 2013

Libya’s parliamentary bloc condemns US raid in Tripoli

TRIPOLI, (Xinhua): The biggest bloc in the Libyan parliament, National Forces Alliance (NFA), strongly condemned the raid carried out by the U.S. forces in Tripoli to capture Abu Anas al-Liby who was allegedly involved in the bombings against U.S. embassies … Continued

8th Oct 2013

Egypt: Nine dead in string of attacks on Egyptian forces

Suspected militants killed six Egyptian soldiers near the Suez Canal, fired rocket-propelled grenades at a state satellite station in Cairo, and exploded a car bomb killing three people in South Sinai on Monday, suggesting an Islamist insurgency was gathering pace … Continued

7th Oct 2013

Nigeria: 20 died in new attack in Damboa

MAIDUGURI, (Xinhua): At least 20 people including 15 suspected Boko Haram and five residents died on Sunday in a fresh attack in the Nigeria northeast sleepy town in Borno State by the armed Islamic sect, army official said. The attack … Continued

Egypt: 51 killed in clashes amid war anniversary celebration
7th Oct 2013

Egypt: 51 killed in clashes amid war anniversary celebration

[Protesters carry an injured man during clashes in Cairo, on the day of the 40th anniversary of October 6 war. (Xinhua/Amru Salahuddien)]   CAIRO, (Xinhua): At least 51 people were killed and about 270 injured in Egypt’s clashes between security … Continued

6th Oct 2013

Libya/Somalia: US special forces raid militants in Libya, Somalia

  US special forces have captured a wanted al Qaeda operative in Libya. According to the New York Times, Navy SEALs also launched a raid in Somalia in retaliation for the Nairobi Westgate Mall massacre.  The United States launched raids … Continued

5th Oct 2013

Kenya: Tension as four killed in Mombasa after Sheikh Ibrahim Ismail killing

  Tension as four killed in Mombasa after cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Ismail shootingUpdated Saturday, October 5th 2013 at 07:58 GMT +3  Police drive past a fire lit by demonstrators in Kisauni, Mombasa, Friday [PHOTOS: KEVIN ODIT & MAARUFU MOHAMED/STANDARD]   … Continued

5th Oct 2013

Egypt: Deadly clashes in Cairo as Muslim Brotherhood stages march

Muslim Brotherhood supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi have clashed with his opponents in the capital, Cairo. Security forces have responded with gunfire and tear gas. The clashes occurred after supporters of ex-President Morsi, who was deposed on July … Continued

4th Oct 2013

Kenya’s military probes looting at Westgate shopping mall

NAIROBI, (Xinhua): The Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) said Thursday it has launched investigations into weather its soldiers were involved in the looting of property at the Westgate shopping mall after terror attack last month. CCTV footage from the mall shows … Continued

4th Oct 2013

Nigeria: Death toll in plane crash hits 15

A policeman inspects the wreckage of a plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria, on Oct. 3, 2013.(Xinhua/Zhang Weiyi)   LAGOS, (Xinhua): Fifteen people lost their lives on Thursday in a plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria, according to the latest information released … Continued

4th Oct 2013

Egyptian army planning eventual military intervention in Gaza Strip

Egypt is preparing a plan for a possible military intervention in the Gaza Strip, security sources told Ma’an news agency on Wednesday. Officials told Ma’an that Egyptian planes had entered Gazan airspace and examined a number of locations near the … Continued

3rd Oct 2013

Libya: Russia’s embassy attacked

Security guards at Russia’s embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli appear to have repelled an armed attack by about 60 people. Russia says none of its personnel were hurt. The attackers’ motives were unclear.   An armed group broke into … Continued

Nigerian president condemns college killings
30th Sep 2013

Nigerian president condemns college killings

DAMATURU, (Xinhua): Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday condemned the dastardly terrorist attacks in northeast Yobe State that claimed more than 40 lives. Speaking in a televised media chat in Abuja, the nation’s capital city, President Jonathan extended sincere condolences to … Continued

29th Sep 2013

Nigeria: 27 dead in fresh Boko Haram attacks on Nigeria villages

MAIDUGURI,  (Xinhua): At least 27 people have been killed by Boko Haram insurgents in two separate attacks on villagers in Nigeria northeast border town of Borno State, a local official told Xinhua on Sunday. The insurgents attacked Fulatari and Kanumburi … Continued

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

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