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14th Aug 2013

Libyan Berbers storm parliament

Members of Libya’s ethnic Berber minority forced their way into the parliament building in Tripoli on Tuesday, smashing windows and destroying furniture, in a demonstration to push for cultural rights, an assembly spokesman said. The protest occurred during a break … Continued

Nigeria: Boko Haram militants kill 44 in mosque, challenge Obama
13th Aug 2013

Nigeria: Boko Haram militants kill 44 in mosque, challenge Obama

Suspected Islamist militants have killed dozens of people who were praying at a mosque. Separately, in a new video, the group’s leader threw down the gauntlet to foreign powers, including France, Israel and the US. The militants were dressed in … Continued

13th Aug 2013

Mali: Keita wins presidency in ‘credible’ Mali election

Malian presidential candidate Soumalia Cisse has conceded defeat to his opponent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. The election was declared by EU and US observers to have been “credible and transparent.” Cisse congratulated his rival for the presidency late on Monday, in … Continued

13th Aug 2013

Egyptian police postpone crackdown on pro-Morsi camp

Egyptian security forces have delayed a plan to disperse supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi, after protesters braced for confrontation. However, some Islamist politicians appear ready to negotiate. Police said on Monday they had cancelled the planned dispersal because they … Continued

11th Aug 2013

Egypt: Four people killed in Sinai by Israeli drone

Four Islamist militants were killed by a missile strike in Egypt’s North Sinai region on Friday, Egyptian security sources said. Five security sources told Reuters the attack was carried out by Israeli forces. But the Egyptian armed forces officially denied … Continued

10th Aug 2013

Burundi: Two killed in prison clashes

BUJUMBURA, (Xinhua): At least two persons were killed and several others injured in clashes between inmates and guards at two prisons in Burundi, local officials reported on Friday. Fighting erupted at Mpimba prison in the capital Bujumbura on Thursday afternoon. … Continued

10th Aug 2013

Mali’s presidential candidate denounces electoral fraud

BAMAKO, (Xinhua): Mali’s presidential candidate Soumaila Cisse denounced electoral fraud in the July 28 election late Friday, vowing to win in the second round scheduled for Sunday. “Unfortunately some small faults in the first round have tarnished the results. There … Continued

10th Aug 2013

Somalia: Four dead, 2 injured in Ethiopian military plane crash in Mogadishu airport

MOGADISHU, (Xinhua): Four people died and two others were wounded after Ethiopian military plane crash-lands at the international airport in the Somali capital Mogadishu, African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said on Friday. The press released by AMISOM confirmed that … Continued

8th Aug 2013

Mali’s top court dismisses electoral fraud, paves way for vote

Mali’s Constitutional Court has rejected allegations of fraud in the country’s first round of presidential elections. The ruling paves the way for a second round vote on Sunday. The Constitutional Court confirmed former Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita as the … Continued

7th Aug 2013

Tunisian opposition supporters mass as national assembly is suspended

Opposition supporters have gathered in Tunis for the largest protests there since the start of the latest political crisis, which followed a politician’s assassination. The national assembly has suspended its work. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets … Continued

7th Aug 2013

Kenya: Flights suspended at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport after fire breaks out at arrival terminal

JKIA workers look at a huge fire at the airport’s arrival terminal [Photo: Courtesy @renjiSAN]   By Cyrus Ombati NAIROBI, (Standard):  Jomo Kenyatta International Airport ( JKIA) has been closed indefinitely after a huge  fire broke out at the arrival terminal. … Continued

5th Aug 2013

Morocco king revokes pardon granted to Spanish paedophile

RABAT, (Xinhua): Morocco’s King Mohamed VI has revoked a pardon granted to a Spanish paedophile, official MAP news agency reported Sunday. The king “has decided to withdraw the pardon previously accorded to Daniel Galvan Fina,” said a statement published by … Continued

5th Aug 2013

Algeria: Army kills 3 Tunisian militants near border

ALGIERS, (Xinhua): The Algerian army killed Saturday three Tunisian militants in northeastern province of Tebessa near the border with Tunisia, a security source told Xinhua on Sunday. The three militants were intercepted by a reconnaissance unit of the Algerian army. … Continued

5th Aug 2013

Egypt PM discusses with US Dep Sec Burns on latest moves for transition

CAIRO, (Xinhua): Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem el- Beblawi met on Sunday with visiting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns and they discussed the recent developments in the country. During the meeting Beblawi stressed that the government is going on … Continued

4th Aug 2013

Morocco police violently disperses protests over pedophile pardon

Riot police broke up a protest by hundreds of Moroccans late on Friday against a royal pardon for a Spanish pedophile serving a 30-year sentence for raping and filming children as young as four. In running clashes with the demonstrators, … Continued

3rd Aug 2013

Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party wins majority in Zimbabwe election

According to preliminary results by Zimbabwe’s election commission, President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party has won a parliamentary majority. However, the opposition has disputed the elections calling them a “farce.” Preliminary results by the election commission showed Mugabe’s Zanu-PF has won … Continued

3rd Aug 2013

Egypt: Mursi followers slam Kerry comments on coup ahead of rallies

Supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Mursi urged fresh rallies on Friday, raising fears of renewed violence as police prepared to disperse their Cairo sit-ins The call came as the Muslim Brotherhood slammed US Secretary of State John Kerry after … Continued

2nd Aug 2013

Egyptian government intensifies calls for protesters to disperse

Egypt’s interior ministry promised Mohammed Mursi’s supporters “safe exit” Thursday if they quickly leave their Cairo protest camps, as police prepared to disperse them amid international appeals for restraint. The call to disperse came after an early Thursday meeting in … Continued

1st Aug 2013

Zimbabwe: African Union monitors give Zimbabwe elections early seal of approval

Early reports suggest Zimbabwe’s elections have been “free and fair,” the head of the African Union’s monitoring team has said. Voter turnout was reportedly high despite initial allegations of fraud. Shortly after polls began to close late on Wednesday the … Continued

1st Aug 2013

Egypt cabinet calls for “all necessary measures” against Mursi supporters

Egypt’s cabinet tasked police on Wednesday to take “all necessary measures” to end protests by supporters of ousted president Mohammed Mursi, warning that their demonstrations pose a national security threat. “The continuation of the dangerous situation in Rabaa al-Adawiya and … 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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