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Somalia: Al Shabab again targets Mogadishu’s Villa Somalia
9th Jul 2014

Somalia: Al Shabab again targets Mogadishu’s Villa Somalia

  Al Shabab has carried out an armed assault on Somalia’s presidential palace, penetrating the fortified complex. Security had been increased after al Shabab attacked the parliament building over the weekend. The Shabab attackers reportedly blew themselves up after penetrating … Continued

Kenya: Death toll rises to 20 in Tana Delta and Hindi attacks
6th Jul 2014

Kenya: Death toll rises to 20 in Tana Delta and Hindi attacks

    [Photo: Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku says security has been beefed up across the country. Photo: Standard]   By Cyrus Ombati   Mombasa, (Standard): At least 18 people were killed in separate fresh attacks on Saturday night … Continued

Senegal dismisses PM Toure after she loses Dakar vote
5th Jul 2014

Senegal dismisses PM Toure after she loses Dakar vote

  Senegal has dismissed Prime Minister Aminata Toure. She had been in office since September 1, 2013.   Parliament dismissed Toure, 51, on Friday after she failed to win a seat in local elections in the capital, Dakar, government sources … Continued

Egypt sees bloody clashes on 1st anniv. of Morsi’s ouster
4th Jul 2014

Egypt sees bloody clashes on 1st anniv. of Morsi’s ouster

  CAIRO, (Xinhua): Bloody clashes erupted in Egypt between the security and supporters of ousted former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on Thursday, the first anniversary of his removal. Protesters on Thursday blocked traffic in main streets in the capital Cairo … Continued

Nigeria: Bombing in northeastern Nigeria leaves 10 dead
29th Jun 2014

Nigeria: Bombing in northeastern Nigeria leaves 10 dead

  Police in the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi say they are searching for the reason for a deadly blast overnight. The explosion wracked a local brothel. No claim of responsibility has yet been made. An explosion in the Nigerian … Continued

Central African Republic: At least 45 people killed in new violence
28th Jun 2014

Central African Republic: At least 45 people killed in new violence

[Christian man chases suspected Seleka officer near Bangui airport. 9 Dec 2013] UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua): The UN Refugee Agency ( UNHCR) said that at least 45 people have been killed this week and scores wounded in new violence and reprisal … Continued

Libya: Violence and low turnout mar Libya parliamentary election
26th Jun 2014

Libya: Violence and low turnout mar Libya parliamentary election

      Voters in Libya have been to the polls to elect a new parliament that, it is hoped, might bring more political stability to the country. Turnout was low and there were some instances of violence, in one … Continued

Nigeria: Deadly shopping mall explosion kills dozens
26th Jun 2014

Nigeria: Deadly shopping mall explosion kills dozens

Dozens are feared dead in an apparent bombing at a shopping center in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, although Boko Haram militants are suspected of carrying out the attack.   The huge explosion tore … Continued

Egypt jails three Jazeera journalists for seven to 10 years
24th Jun 2014

Egypt jails three Jazeera journalists for seven to 10 years

  Three Al Jazeera journalists were jailed for seven years in Egypt on Monday after a court convicted them of helping a “terrorist organization” by spreading lies. The three, who all deny the charge, include Australian Peter Greste, Al Jazeera’s … Continued

Egypt: US Sec of State urges Egypt to pursue moderate policies and fight terrorism
23rd Jun 2014

Egypt: US Sec of State urges Egypt to pursue moderate policies and fight terrorism

In the highest-level American visit to Egypt since the new government took office, the secretary of state has urged political moderation and a stand on terrorism in the Middle East. Improved relations are being sought. US Secretary of State John … Continued

US Secretary of State Kerry makes surprise stop in Egypt
22nd Jun 2014

US Secretary of State Kerry makes surprise stop in Egypt

Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Cairo for the first high-level US meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi. Kerry tacked his surprise visit onto a trip aimed at uniting Iraq’s leadership. On Sunday, Secretary of State John … Continued

Libya: US captures suspected 2012 Benghazi consulate attack ringleader
18th Jun 2014

Libya: US captures suspected 2012 Benghazi consulate attack ringleader

[Photo: Ahmed Abu Khattala] A militant suspected of being involved in the deadly 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi has been captured in a secret raid in Libya. Four Americans, including the ambassador, were killed in the attack. … Continued

Kenya: Al-Shabab claims responsibility for attack which killed 48
17th Jun 2014

Kenya: Al-Shabab claims responsibility for attack which killed 48

      Al-Shabab militants have claimed responsibility for the attack on a Kenyan coastal city popular with tourists. Al-Qaeda’s Somali affiliate declared Kenya a warzone and warned tourists against visiting the country. Al-Shabab claimed responsibility on Monday for the  … Continued

Libya: Suicide attack kills two in Benghazi
12th Jun 2014

Libya: Suicide attack kills two in Benghazi

    BENGHAZI, (Xinhua): A suicide bomber on Wednesday night blew himself up outside Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, leaving at least two dead and several others injured, according to police sources. A refrigerated truck exploded when it reached Barsis … Continued

Kenya: Prominent Muslim scholar killed in Kenya
11th Jun 2014

Kenya: Prominent Muslim scholar killed in Kenya

  [Photo: Mohamed Idris, 64, chairman of the Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya, was shot dead by gunmen in Mombasa, Kenya] By Mohammed Yusuf NAIROBI, (VOA): Gunmen shot and killed a prominent Muslim cleric in Mombasa — the … Continued

Sudan: 110 rebels killed in South Kordofan
10th Jun 2014

Sudan: 110 rebels killed in South Kordofan

    KHARTOUM, (Xinhua): Sudanese army have killed 110 rebels of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM)/northern sector in Al-Atmoor area in South Kordofan State, the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) said on Monday. “The SAF on Monday repulsed an attack by … Continued

Egypt: Sisi sworn in as president
9th Jun 2014

Egypt: Sisi sworn in as president

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took the oath of office as Egypt’s president on Sunday, formalizing his de facto rule since he deposed the elected Islamist president Mohammed Mursi last year and crushed his supporters. The retired army chief took the oath … Continued

Democratic Republic of Congo: Dozens killed in  massacre
8th Jun 2014

Democratic Republic of Congo: Dozens killed in massacre

    Dozens of people, including women and children, have been killed in Democratic Republic of Congo’s South Kivu province. The state’s governor blamed the attack on a dispute over cattle.   “It is Congolese (Republic of the Congo) who … Continued

Egypt: Netanyahu, Peres congratulate Sisi on electoral win
7th Jun 2014

Egypt: Netanyahu, Peres congratulate Sisi on electoral win

        [Photo: Egypt President al-Sisi Another photo shows Israeli PM Netanyahu and President Peres]   The prime minister and president of Israel both spoke with Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Friday to congratulate him on his victory in … Continued

Nigeria: Boko Haram overruns three Borno villages, kills dozens, burns houses, churches
6th Jun 2014

Nigeria: Boko Haram overruns three Borno villages, kills dozens, burns houses, churches

James Bwala Maiduguri, (Nigerian Tribune with Agency Report): SUSPECTED Boko Haram militants killed dozens of civilians in three villages of Borno State, a security source and a relative of one of the victims said on Wednesday. Gunmen, in combat clothing riding … Continued

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