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29th Jun 2013

Egypt: 4 killed, including US citizen in escalating violence

[An Egyptian protester runs past a burning site near the headquarters of Muslim Brotherhood in Alexandria, Egypt, June 283. (Xinhua/STR)] CAIRO, (Xinhua): At least four people were killed and more than 160 injured Friday in clashes between the supporters and … Continued

29th Jun 2013

South Africa: Obama protesters rally near Mandela hospital

Obama, on a three-nation tour of Africa, was due to arrive in South Africa on Friday with White House officials saying they will defer to Mandela’s family on whether the first African-American president of the United States will visit South … Continued

28th Jun 2013

Algerian army kill 7 militants on Libyan border

ALGIERS, (Xinhua): The Algerian army forces killed seven militants on the border with Libya while still besieging others, local media reported Thursday. Citing a security source, El Khabar newspaper said the army forces tracked down an armed group overnight Wednesday … Continued

27th Jun 2013

Egypt: Two killed, over 230 injured in clashes in Delta city

CAIRO, (Xinhua): Two people were killed and over 230 others injured in clashes between supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in Egypt’s Delta city of Mansoura, state-run Ahram online reported Wednesday. Clashes erupted in the vicinity of the … Continued

27th Jun 2013

Libya: Clashes erupt in Libya’s Tripoli, blast kills officer in Benghazi

TRIPOLI, (Xinhua): Clashes erupted in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Wednesday between two armed groups, as deadly violent acts hit the eastern city of Benghazi. Fighting broke out after a bunch of militants from the western city of Zintan, … Continued

27th Jun 2013

Senegal: Obama begins three-nation Africa tour in Senegal

US President Barack Obama has begun a three-nation trip to Africa, starting in Senegal. He will also visit Tanzania and South Africa, which is focused on the worsening health of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. White House spokesman Jay Carney defended … Continued

27th Jun 2013

Egypt: Morsi’s patience wearing thin with opposition

Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi has warned critics, planning mass protests on Sunday to press for early elections, that he will not yield. Morsi singled out private media, saying his patience had run out. Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi reviewed his … Continued

26th Jun 2013

UN Security Council approves Mali peacekeeping force

The United Nations Security Council has given the green light for a peacekeeping force to be deployed to Mali. The force is expected to face an array of unprecented challenges, with sweltering desert heat among them. Officials on Tuesday said … Continued

26th Jun 2013

Egypt: Eight arrested over brutal Shi’a Muslim killings

Security forces have arrested eight people in connection with the brutal killing of four Egyptian Shias in a village south of Cairo, officials said on Tuesday, as criticism of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi groups surged. “Security efforts have … Continued

25th Jun 2013

Egypt: Egyptian grand mufti condemns mob Shi’a Muslim killings

(Photo: Ahram)   Ahram Online: Egypt’s Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam strongly condemned the mob killing of four Shia Muslims in a Giza village on Sunday, an incident which has heighted fears of worsening sectarian frictions in Egypt. Four Egyptian Shias were … Continued

24th Jun 2013

South Africa: Still no news on Madiba’s condition

By Phillip De Wet   Sapa: There has been no news on the health of Nelson Mandela on Monday, following the overnight announcement that his state of health was “critical”. Former president Nelson Mandela remained in a “critical” state in hospital … Continued

24th Jun 2013

Egypt: Eight killed, fourteen injured in road accident

Mena: Eight people were killed, including a Moroccan, and 14 others were injured on Sunday in an accident on the Ras Sidr – Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel road in Sinai. Forensic experts are still trying to identify the remains of four … Continued

24th Jun 2013

Egyptian army chief warns of intervention

The chief of the Egyptian army has warned that the military is ready to intervene to save the nation from tearing itself apart. Meanwhile, four people were killed in an apparent sectarian attack by Sunni villagers. Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. … Continued

23rd Jun 2013

Egypt: Angry mob kills at least 4 Shias in Giza village including leader

[Angry Mob Beating A Shiite in Zawya Abu Muslam village “Source:Hazem Barakat”] By Zeinab El Gundy,   Eyewitnesses say that Salafist sheikhs in Giza village led a mob attack on Shia families, accusing them of being infidels and spreading debauchery, … Continued

20th Jun 2013

Egypt: Twenty-five injured in Fayoum clashes

Al-Masry Al-Youm:   Twenty-five people were injured in Fayoum’s Itsa City Wednesday in clashes between supporters of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohamed Morsy and his opponents, medical sources told Al-Masry Al-Youm. The clashes led to the cancelation of a symposium for … Continued

20th Jun 2013

Somalia: Multiple fatalities as Al Shabab attack UN Somalia base

Militants linked to al Qaeda have caused multiple deaths after breaking into the United Nations’ main compound in the Somalian capital, Mogadishu. The rebel group al Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack. Islamist rebel gunmen were reported to have detonated … Continued

19th Jun 2013

Mali: Tuareg rebels sign peace agreement with Mali government

  Mali’s government has signed an accord with separatists for the military to return to areas under Tuareg rule. Security forces will resume their posts before the July 28 presidential election, according to the agreement. According to the Associated Press … Continued

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

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