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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

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

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