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9th Nov 2013

Egypt: 2 killed, 20 injured in clashes across Egypt

CAIRO, (Xinhua): Two people were killed and 20 others injured Friday in clashes across Egypt between supporters and opponents of toppled president Mohamed Morsi following their protests, official news agency MENA reported. The victims included a 12-year-old boy killed in … Continued

9th Nov 2013

Somalia: Car bomb outside Mogadishu hotel kills four

A car bomb has exploded outside a hotel in Mogadishu killing four people. No group has claimed responsibility, however the city has often been the target of attacks by the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shebab militia. At least four people were reported killed … Continued

8th Nov 2013

Libya: Rival militia clash, terrorize Tripoli

Members of two rival Libyan militia groups have clashed in the capital Tripoli following the reported death of one of their leaders. The fighting left at least 10 people injured. Clashes between the two rival factions began in several areas … Continued

8th Nov 2013

DR Congo’s M23 chief, rebels surrender to Uganda

Congo’s M23 guerrilla chief, along with his fighters have surrendered and are being held in Uganda. Their surrender is seen as a significant achievement for the Congolese army and UN troops stationed in the country. Uganda is holding the 39-year-old … Continued

7th Nov 2013

Mali: Al Qa’ida claims responsibility for French journalists murder in Mali

Al Qaeda’s North African branch has claimed responsibility for the murder of two French journalists who were abducted in northern Mali. The cell said the killings were to avenge France’s “new crusade” in its old colony. In a statement published … Continued

5th Nov 2013

Nigeria: 40 killed in attacks on Nigerian villages

ABUJA, (Xinhua): A total of 40 people have been confirmed dead in attacks by suspected Boko Haram fighters who unleashed terror in two villages of the northern state of Borno in Nigeria, a government official said on Monday. In Gulumba … Continued

5th Nov 2013

Tunisia political roadmap stalls over prime minister selection

  Tunisia’s governing Islamists and an opposition coalition have suspended talks, after failing to agree on a prime minister. The parties are trying to build a non-partisan government to pave the way for elections. After delaying the deadline twice, the … Continued

5th Nov 2013

Egypt: Morsi denounces court at start of trial in Egypt

The trial of former Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi has adjourned after its first session. Morsi declared in court he was still the president of Egypt and that the court had no right to try him. Following Mohammed Morsi’s defiant appearance … Continued

4th Nov 2013

Nigeria stampede leaves 24 dead

LAGOS, (Xinhua): At least 24 people died and many others injured in a stampede in Nigeria’s southern state of Anambra, local sources said on Sunday. The tragedy occurred on Saturday at a gathering sponsored by St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, the … Continued

4th Nov 2013

DRC: M23 rebels declare ceasefire with DRC government

Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo have declared a ceasefire in their conflict with the army. There was no immediate reaction from the military, which made important advances this week against the M23 group. The rebels from the M23 … Continued

3rd Nov 2013

Niger arrests 150 migrants in crackdown over Sahara bodies find

Niger has arrested close to 150 people crossing the Sahara to Algeria over the past couple of days. The crackdown comes after the bodies of 92 migrants were found along the same route last month.   Authorities arrested the migrants … Continued

3rd Nov 2013

Mali: Two French journalists killed in Mali

  Two French journalists have been killed northern Mali, France’s foreign ministry has confirmed. The two had reportedly been interviewing a member of the Tuareg separatist group when they were kidnapped by gunmen.  The two journalists, working with Radio France … Continued

1st Nov 2013

Somalia: Kenyan military claims airstrike on al-Shabab training camp in Somalia

Kenya’s military says its air force has bombed a militant training camp inside Somalia. The raid follows September’s deadly attack by al-Shabab fighters on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. The Kenyan Defense Force (KDF) said Thursday its warplanes had … Continued

1st Nov 2013

Egypt: Mursi supporters call for protests ahead of trial

Supporters of Egypt’s ousted Islamist President Mohammed Mursi called on Thursday for daily protests in the four days before his trial on November 4, raising the specter of more violence in a crisis that has already cost hundreds of lives. … Continued

31st Oct 2013

Egypt police enter top university to disperse protesters

  Police guard at the gate of Al-Azhar University in eastern Cairo’s Nasr City district on Oct. 30, 2013. Egyptian police entered Al-Azhar University on Wednesday to disperse Muslim Brotherhood supporters, official news agency MENA quoted an interior ministry official … Continued

31st Oct 2013

Democratic Republic of Congo troops ‘take last major rebel stronghold’

Congolese officials say government troops have recaptured a major town long in the hands of M23 rebels. Fighting in the region has forced thousands of people to flee across the border to Uganda. The seizure of the eastern border town … Continued

31st Oct 2013

Tunisia arrests suspects after failed suicide attacks

Tunisian police say they have arrested several suspects in connection with two failed suicide attacks in coastal resort towns. The attempted attacks are the first such bids in the country in a decade. Tunisian security forces on Wednesday arrested five … Continued

30th Oct 2013

Kenya: At least 8 killed in train, bus crash

NAIROBI, (Xinhua): At least eight people were killed and several others were injured on Wednesday morning when a commuter train and a minibus collided in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) said. KRCS spokesman Peter Outa said … Continued

27th Oct 2013

Egypt: Militant group claims former Egyptian officer attempted to kill Interior Minister Ibrahim

  A group claims a former military officer carried out a suicide bombing meant to kill Egypt’s interior minister. Mohammed Ibrahim survived when a car blew up next to his convoy and gunmen strafed his vehicle September 5.  In a … Continued

26th Oct 2013

Africa: West African bloc moves further towards regional economic integration

Leaders of the regional African bloc ECOWAS have taken more steps towards a monetary union, agreeing to implement a single customs tariff system from 2015. Mali was also on the agenda of talks in Senegal. The agreement on the so-called … Continued

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