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19th Jun 2013

Libya pushing arms to Syria rebels

High ranking Libyan officials are allowing mass shipments of weapons sent from their country to reach anti-government rebels in Syria, an investigative report published Tuesday said. Senior officials in Libya’s army and government told Reuters they backed private arms dealers … Continued

18th Jun 2013

Nigeria: Boko Haram insurgents kill 7 students, 2 teachers in Damaturu

YOBE, (Xinhua): At least seven students and two teachers were killed in an attack on a public school by Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Damaturu, the military said on Monday. The insurgents attacked Government Secondary School (GSS) … Continued

18th Jun 2013

Gambian president slashes West for killing innocent people in anti-terror war

BANJUL, (Xinhua): Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Monday slashed some Western countries for killing innocent people in the name of fighting terrorism. “The war on terror by the West is a war on innocent people,” Jammeh told audiences in the … Continued

17th Jun 2013

Egypt’s court sentences Muslim preacher to jail over blasphemy

CAIRO, (Xinhua): An Egyptian misdemeanor court sentenced on Sunday a Muslim preacher and his son to jail over charges of insulting religion and tearing up the Bible, state-run MENA news agency reported. The ultra-conservative Salafist cleric Ahmed Abdullah, known as … Continued

16th Jun 2013

Egypt: President Morsi cuts ties with Syria

[Photo provided by the Egyptian Presidency shows Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi addressing the audience at a popular conference in Cairo announced cutting ties with Syria (Xinhua/Egyptian Presidency)]   CAIRO, (Xinhua): Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Saturday announced cutting ties with … Continued

15th Jun 2013

Libya: Gunmen kill six Libyan soldiers in Benghazi

Six soldiers were killed in clashes between Libyan special forces and armed gunmen outside a special forces’ base in the eastern city of Benghazi, an military official said on Saturday. Residents in the area said heavy gunfire and explosions were … Continued

14th Jun 2013

Nigeria: Two soldiers, civilians killed in northern Nigeria gunmen attack

KADUNA, (Xinhua): Authority of the Nigerian Army on Thursday said they lost two soldiers and unconfirmed number of civilians died when gunmen attacked Kwasakwasa village in central north Kaduna State. A military spokesperson in the state Colonel S U. Kukasheka … Continued

13th Jun 2013

Ethiopia: AU calls for dialogue about Nile river water management

ADDIS ABABA, (Xinhua): The African Union (AU) has called on dialogue and cooperation on the issue of the Nile River water management. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the AU Commission, has been following closely the latest developments in the relations between … Continued

12th Jun 2013

Libya: Bomb found under Italian embassy’s car in Tripoli

TRIPOLI, (Xinhua): A home-made bomb was found Tuesday under a car belong to the Italian embassy in Tripoli, capital of unrest-hit Libya, no one was injured, local security and embassy officials told Xinhua. The bomb was planted by unknown militants … Continued

10th Jun 2013

South Africa: Nelson Mandela update: No news is good news

                     Former president Nelson Mandela. (Gallo)                   People around the world are breathing sighs of relief as Nelson Mandela’s condition remains stable while his hospital stay continues. Journalists who crowded around Mandela’s home in Houghton on Sunday remained anxious, waiting … Continued

10th Jun 2013

Nigeria: 19 died in Maidiguri city

MAIDUGURI, (Xinhua): At least 19 people have been killed in a renewed attack by insurgent group in Nigeria northeast Maidiguri city, local resident and military sources told Xinhua on Sunday. A military source said some gunmen numbering about eight believed … Continued

10th Jun 2013

Kenya: Seven injured in crusade blast in Mombasa

  [ Photo: People gather at the Likoni Earthquake Miracle Ministry Church, where a hand grenade was hurled at church members in coastal city of Mombasa, Kenya, June 9, 2013.  (Xinhua/Mbuyu Cazeiya)   MOMBASA, (Xinhua): At least seven people were … Continued

10th Jun 2013

Libya clashes kill 31 in Benghazi

Clashes in Libya’s second city of Benghazi between former rebels and anti-militia demonstrators killed at least 31 people and wounded more than 100, the LANA news agency said on Sunday. It cited a statement from al-Jala hospital in the eastern … Continued

9th Jun 2013

South Africa: Mandela stable, but condition ‘serious’

    <a href=”;pos=mpu-topleft;page=;articleid=;topic=;country=;people=;company=;userloc=;tile=4;sz=3×3,300×250;ord=1370778773000?” target=”_blank” > <img src=”;pos=mpu-topleft;page=;articleid=;topic=;country=;people=;company=;userloc=;tile=4;sz=3×3,300×250;ord=1370778773000?” border=”0″ alt=”Click here” /> &Former president Nelson Mandela is stable in hospital, but his condition remains serious. The presidency was unable to confirm further details about his condition on Saturday night. Mandela was … Continued

9th Jun 2013

Mali: Indirect Mali crisis talks begin with Tuareg groups

Malian authorities and armed ethnic Tuareg groups have begun indirect talks in a bid to resolving conflict in the country. It is hoped the ceasefire meeting will allow nationwide elections to take place next month. Burkino Faso President Blaise Compaore, … Continued

8th Jun 2013

Egypt: Egypt turns away German Imam

  The Local: Egypt turned back a hardline German Islamist on Friday after he arrived at Cairo airport, according to an airport official and media reports. The official said Sven Lau was turned back at the airport after arriving onboard … Continued

8th Jun 2013

South Africa: Mandela hospitalized for lung infection

South African President Jacob Zuma (L) visits former President Nelson Mandela to congratulate his 93rd birthday in his home village of Qunu in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, July 18, 2011. (Xinhua/Ntswe Mokoena)   JOHANNESBURG, (Xinhua): The 94-year-old former South … Continued

4th Jun 2013

Egypt jails activist for six months over Mursi insult

An Egyptian opposition youth activist was sentenced to six months in prison on Monday for insulting President Mohammed Mursi. Ahmed Duma, who was also ordered to pay a fine of 200 Egyptian pounds ($29), could be released on bail of … Continued

3rd Jun 2013

Sudan: 15 people killed in vehicle overturn near Sudan-Libyan border

KHARTOUM, (Xinhua): A total of 15 people were killed and 5 others injured on the Sudanese-Libyan border when their vehicle overturned in a border guard chase, said Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sunday. In a statement, the ministry said 12 … Continued

3rd Jun 2013

Egypt Shura Council ruled unconstitutional by supreme court

Egypt’s highest court on Sunday invalidated the country’s Islamist-dominated Senate and a panel that drafted the country’s constitution, state media reported. The Supreme Constitutional Court said the law governing the elections of the Shura Council was unconstitutional, as were the … Continued

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