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UN: Magnitude of Ebola virus death toll “vastly underestimated”
15th Aug 2014

UN: Magnitude of Ebola virus death toll “vastly underestimated”

  According to the World Health Organization, evidence suggests the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is vastly underestimated. The UN agency said it was prepared for the crisis to continue for months. The numbers of reported … Continued

Egypt: One dead, dozens wounded in clashes on crackdown anniversary
15th Aug 2014

Egypt: One dead, dozens wounded in clashes on crackdown anniversary

    One person was killed in west Cairo Thursday during confrontations between police and Islamist protesters commemorating the anniversary of a brutal Cairo crackdown, Egyptian media reported. Attempts by Mursi supporters to demonstrate were swiftly suppressed, reflecting their dwindling … Continued

Russia: Putin meets el-Sissi in Sochi
13th Aug 2014

Russia: Putin meets el-Sissi in Sochi

Egypt’s president has made his first official visit to Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi discussed closer trade relations in the wake of a far-reaching import ban by Moscow on the West. Russia will increase wheat exports to … Continued

Egypt court dissolves political arm of Muslim Brotherhood
10th Aug 2014

Egypt court dissolves political arm of Muslim Brotherhood

An Egyptian court has issued a ruling dissolving the political wing of the banned Muslim Brotherhood. It is the latest step in a campaign to crush the Islamist movement. The Supreme Administrative Court in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, issued its … Continued

Egypt sentences Brotherhood top leader, 13 senior members to death
8th Aug 2014

Egypt sentences Brotherhood top leader, 13 senior members to death

[ Photo: Mohamed Badei, a leader of Muslim Brotherhood sentenced to death]   CAIRO, (Xinhua): An Egyptian court on Thursday sentenced Mohamed Badei, a leader of the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood, and 13 of the group’s leading members to death over charges of … Continued

Liberia declares state of emergency over Ebola outbreak
7th Aug 2014

Liberia declares state of emergency over Ebola outbreak

    Liberia’s president has declared a state of emergency in the country over the deadly Ebola outbreak, calling it a “clear and present danger.” Some 300 Liberians have been infected by the virus. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf declared the … Continued

Libya: French and British nationals evacuated from Libya
30th Jul 2014

Libya: French and British nationals evacuated from Libya

  France has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya due to the worsening security situation in the north African country. The French embassy has also been temporarily closed. “We have taken all necessary measures to allow those French nationals … Continued

Libya: US embassy evacuated after heavy violence
27th Jul 2014

Libya: US embassy evacuated after heavy violence

  The United States has evacuated its embassy staff in Libya due to violence between rival militias in the capital. Secretary of State John Kerry said there was a “very real risk” to US diplomats. The US embassy staff were … Continued

Kenya: Several killed in Mombasa shooting
21st Jul 2014

Kenya: Several killed in Mombasa shooting

  Kenyan police have said several people were killed in a shooting in Mombasa. It is the latest in a spate of attacks linked to Somali militants. The authorities confirmed that gunmen on a motorbike opened fire on the outskirts … Continued

Kenya: Seven killed as gunmen hijack bus in Lamu county
20th Jul 2014

Kenya: Seven killed as gunmen hijack bus in Lamu county

  MOMBASA, (Xinhua): At least seven people were killed and others injured after unknown gunmen hijacked a passenger bus in the coastal town of Witu, a government official confirmed on Saturday. Lamu County Commissioner Miiri Njenga said the attack on … Continued

Libya: Militia renew assault on Libyan airport
20th Jul 2014

Libya: Militia renew assault on Libyan airport

  Islamist militia have launched their heaviest attack so far on Libya’s main airport, security officials say. The assault comes two days after a truce with rival militants collapsed. Officials said bombardment of the airport resumed early on Sunday after … Continued

Egypt: Arab League urges ‘all parties’ to back Egypt’s Gaza truce plan
15th Jul 2014

Egypt: Arab League urges ‘all parties’ to back Egypt’s Gaza truce plan

  CAIRO, (Agencies): Arab foreign ministers in Cairo early Tuesday called on “all parties” to accept an Egyptian proposal to end the raging conflict between Israel and Hamas, after the Palestinian militant group signalled its rejection of the truce. The … Continued

Libya: Several killed after militias battle at the airport
14th Jul 2014

Libya: Several killed after militias battle at the airport

  Relative calm has returned to the area surrounding Libya’s main airport after clashes. Heavy fighting had erupted among rival militias around the main airport, about 30 kilometers south of the Libyan capital, Tripoli.   Sunday’s fighting killed six and … Continued

Nigeria: Over 160 civilians killed in central north Nigeria
12th Jul 2014

Nigeria: Over 160 civilians killed in central north Nigeria

  LAGOS, (Xinhua): At least 160 people have so far been killed in recent attacks in Sanga area of central north Nigeria’s Kaduna state by yet-to-be identified gunmen, local official said Friday. Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen had raided … Continued

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

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