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4th Sep 2013

Zimbabwe suffers worst food shortages in 4 years: UN agency

HARARE, (Xinhua): Zimbabwe is bracing for the worst food shortages in four years that one in every four Zimbabweans in rural areas are expected to need food support, a UN agency said Tuesday. Citing a new study, the UN World … Continued

2nd Sep 2013

South Africa: Eight dead, 62 hurt in South Africa bus crash

JOHANNESBURG, (Xinhua): Eight people were killed and 62 others were injured in a bus crash on Sunday night in east South Africa, local media reported. The bus overturned, slid down the road and smashed into steel barriers, when travelling on … Continued

2nd Sep 2013

Egypt: Former President Morsi to be put on trial

Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is to stand trial on charges of inciting deadly violence. Meanwhile, the country’s interim government has named a panel to draw up a revised constitution. Egypt’s public prosecutor on Sunday ordered former President Morsi to … Continued

1st Sep 2013

South Africa: Mandela still ‘critical’ but is discharged from hospital

Sapa: Former president Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital, the presidency said on Sunday. “Former president Nelson Mandela has this morning, 1 September 2013, been discharged from the Pretoria hospital where he has been receiving treatment,” said presidential spokesperson … Continued

31st Aug 2013

Dem Rep of Congo: M23 begins pullback near Goma in DR Congo

Rebel fighters have begun a retreat near Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after clashing with the Congolese army and UN troops. The rebel move follows accusations that they fired into neighboring Rwanda. Fighters of the rebel group … Continued

31st Aug 2013

Egypt: Thousands rally in Cairo against the military coup

Several thousand Egyptians protested in Cairo Friday in support of ousted president Mohammed Mursi and were attacked with tear gas by police forces. In the capital’s Nasr City district, thousands marched holding pictures of those killed in days of violent … Continued

30th Aug 2013

Mali: Heavy rains kill 24 in Bamako

BAMAKO, (Xinhua): At least 24 people died in heavy rains descending upon the Malian capital Bamako on Wednesday, the government said. The downpour also caused heavy damage to property, the West African country’s Internal Security Minister Tiefing Konate said in … Continued

30th Aug 2013

Kenyan president vows tough action after 41 people killed in road crash

MOMBASA, (Xinhua): Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday vowed tough action after 41 people died in a road crash, one of the worst in recent years. In a statement issued in the port city Mombasa, Kenyatta directed the vehicle owners … Continued

30th Aug 2013

Egypt captures Muslim Brotherhood official, warns of further crackdown

Egyptian police captured senior Muslim Brotherhood official Mohammed El-Beltagy on Thursday, security sources said, as they pressed on with a crackdown that has put many of the Islamist group’s leaders behind bars in recent weeks. Beltagy appeared in a recorded … Continued

29th Aug 2013

Tanzania admits child labor in gold mines

  The Tanzania government says it is committed to cracking down on child labor in gold mines, calling the practice a “serious problem.” Its response follows a Human Rights Watch report released on Wednesday. Human Rights Watch (HRW) claimed on … Continued

26th Aug 2013

Egypt postpones trial of Brotherhood leaders

The trial of Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohammed Badie and his two deputies on charges of inciting the murder of protesters was adjourned minutes after it opened Sunday because the defendants were absent. The Brotherhood leaders and 32 other Islamist … Continued

25th Aug 2013

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood leaders go on trial

Three leaders of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood are to go on trial in Egypt on charges of inciting lethal violence. Former president Hosni Mubarak also returns to face further court charges. Mohammed Badie, the Islamist movement’s “General Guide,” and his two … Continued

24th Aug 2013

Egypt: Trial of Muslim brotherhood’s top leaders starts Sunday

CAIRO, (Xinhua): The trial of the top leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, from which ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi hails, will start Sunday, with charges against them including inciting violence and killing protesters, local media reported Saturday. The prosecutor’s office … Continued

24th Aug 2013

Egypt: Anti-military protests in Egypt draw low turnout

Islamists in Egypt have held anti-military protests in the wake of a harsh police crackdown. The Muslim Brotherhood had called for mass rallies, but could only manage low turnout on the streets. The protests in Cairo were dubbed the “Friday … Continued

22nd Aug 2013

Egypt court orders release of former president Mubarak

An Egyptian court ordered the release of former President Hosni Mubarak on Wednesday, a judicial and a security source said. According to his lawyer, he could be freed on Thursday. The court’s decision comes as several members of the Muslim … Continued

21st Aug 2013

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood appoints new leader as crisis deepens

CAIRO, (Xinhua): The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) on Tuesday named Mahmoud Ezzat as its new leader after the Egyptian government dealt another blow to the group by arresting its supreme guide Mohamed Badie earlier in the day. Although more Brotherhood members … Continued

20th Aug 2013

Egypt claims arrest of Muslim Brotherhood leader Badie

Egyptian officials say they have arrested the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader, Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, in Cairo. The military government declared a state of national mourning for policemen killed in Sinai. State media reported early on Tuesday that security forces … Continued

20th Aug 2013

Egypt: Israel urges US, EU to back Egypt’s military crackdown

Israel and the West must support Egypt’s army to regain control of the country and prevent jihadists from taking over, an Israeli official told a local newspaper in remarks published late-Sunday. The unnamed official’s comments came a day after a … Continued

Egypt: 52 Muslim Brotherhood detainees die in Egypt prison convoy
19th Aug 2013

Egypt: 52 Muslim Brotherhood detainees die in Egypt prison convoy

[Photo: Muslim Brotherhood supporters protest]   Police have cracked down on inmates en route to an Egyptian prison, according to officials. Dozens of detainees were reported dead. Authorities said police were trying to stop an escape by Muslim Brotherhood followers. … Continued

19th Aug 2013

Central African Republic swears in President Michel Djotodia

The interim leader of the Central African Republic, Michel Djotodia, has been sworn in as president. Djotodia took power in March after a coup and must now organize elections to move the country toward stability. The inauguration took place in … Continued

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