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17th Jul 2013

Democratic Republic of Congo: Over 120 rebels killed in eastern DR Congo clash

KINSHASA, (Xinhua): More than 120 rebels have been killed in the latest clash in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), according to the Central African country’s Media Minister and government spokesman Lambert Mende. The government forces … Continued

17th Jul 2013

Egypt: New cabinet sworn in by military govt

Egypt has sworn in its first cabinet since Islamist President Mohammed Morsi was deposed almost two weeks ago. Supporters of the ousted president have been quick to denounce the new cabinet and reject its authority. The new 35-member Egyptian cabinet … Continued

16th Jul 2013

Egypt: Fresh clashes in Egypt as US envoy Burns continues talks

Mass demonstrations by Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Cairo turned violent overnight. This has overshadowed the first visit by a senior US official since the coup on July 3rd. Fighting between Islamist supporters of Egypt’s deposed president Mohammed Morsi and the police … Continued

16th Jul 2013

Egypt: Today’s kings are tomorrow’s prisoners

By Sarah El Sirgany   Cairo, (Al-Akhbar): The only lesson that has been hammered in over and over again during the past two and half years is that nothing remains the same. Today’s kings are tomorrow’s prisoners. But it’s a … Continued

15th Jul 2013

Nigeria: At least 6 killed in road accident outskirts of Abuja

ABUJA,  (Xinhua): At least six people were killed in a road accident involving an oil tanker and two commuter buses late Saturday in the outskirts of Abuja, authorities said Sunday. Some 16 others were injured in the accident, which also … Continued

15th Jul 2013

Egypt: PM fills key cabinet positions as ElBaradei sworn in as interim vice president

Egypt’s interim prime minister has filled several key ministerial positions as efforts continue to assemble a new cabinet. Meanwhile opposition leader Mohammed ElBaradei has been sworn in as interim vice president. Former ambassador to the United States, Nabil Fahmy, accepted … Continued

14th Jul 2013

Egypt: Brotherhood’s party not to participate in future politics: advisor

By Marwa Yahya CAIRO,  (Xinhua): Egypt’s Freedom and Justice Party ( FJP), the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, will not participate in the country’s political process after its president was ousted by the military earlier this month, a party … Continued

14th Jul 2013

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood calls for more rallies in support of Mursi

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood called on Saturday for more mass demonstrations in support of ousted President Mohammed Mursi after a huge pro-Mursi march broke up peacefully before dawn, ending a week in which at least 90 people were killed. The Brotherhood, … Continued

12th Jul 2013

Egypt: Policeman killed by gunmen in Sinai

NORTH SINAI,  (Xinhua): A policeman was killed and a recruit was seriously injured early Friday as gunmen attacked a checkpoint in North Sinai, a security source told Xinhua. “The gunmen were driving a small vehicle when they attacked a checkpoint … Continued

11th Jul 2013

Nigeria: Building collapses in Lagos suburb

LAGOS, (Xinhua): A residential building has collapsed in the Nigeria city of Lagos, with dozens of people believed to be trapped under the rubble, rescue agency said early Thursday. Spokesperson for Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)Ibrahim Farinloye, said the three-story … Continued

11th Jul 2013

Egypt transition plans threatened after Brotherhood crackdown

Military-issued arrest warrants for Muslim Brotherhood officials have complicated Egypt’s transition plans. The foreign ministry, meanwhile, has said ousted President Mohammed Morsi is being held in a “safe place.” Political infighting was threatening Egypt’s transition plans Thursday after the army … Continued

10th Jul 2013

Egypt: How SCAF manipulated its adversaries

By Abdel Rahman Youssef Cairo, (Al-Akhbar): No one in Egypt has come out on top over the past two years except the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), both its old and current versions. Ever since the 2011 revolution, … Continued

9th Jul 2013

Egypt: Dozens of Mursi loyalists killed in Cairo clashes

Dozens of Egyptians, most of them supporters of ousted president Mohammed Mursi, were killed Monday while demonstrating against last week’s military coup, triggering an Islamist uprising call and dashing the army’s hopes for an interim civilian administration. The Muslim Brotherhood, … Continued

8th Jul 2013

Tanzania: 5 killed in Tanzanite mine collapse in Manyara region

ARUSHA, (Xinhua): At least five people were killed and one severely injured in a tanzanite mine collapse in northern Tanzania, police said on Sunday. Regional police commander Akili Mpwapwa said the deadly mine accident occurred on Saturday night in the … Continued

8th Jul 2013

Nigerian state closes all secondary schools after massacre

LAGOS, (Xinhua): Nigeria’s northern state of Yobe ordered on Sunday to close all the secondary schools after a Saturday school massacre in which at least 20 students lost their lives, according to a government statement. State governor Ibrahim Gaidam directed … Continued

8th Jul 2013

Egypt militants bomb gas pipeline to Jordan

Attackers in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula bombed a gas pipeline to Jordan on Sunday, witnesses said, amid a surge in attacks on police and soldiers since Islamist president Mohammed Mursi’s ouster. Witnesses told AFP the blast took place near the North … Continued

7th Jul 2013

Egypt: Death toll in military clampdown rises to 32

CAIRO,  (Xinhua): At least 32 people were killed and more than 1,100 injured overnight Friday in Egypt during clashes between opponents and supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi across the country, a senior Health Ministry official said on Saturday. … Continued

7th Jul 2013

Egypt: Copt priest killed in the Sinai after deadly day of clashes in Egypt

Gunmen shot dead a Coptic Christian priest in Egypt’s lawless Northern Sinai on Saturday, one in a series of attacks since the military overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Mursi, security sources said. Meanwhile, Egypt counted its dead on Saturday after … Continued

6th Jul 2013

Nigeria: More than 20 students killed in Yobe

YOBE, (Xinhua): More than 20 students may have been killed in attack by the Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday in Nigeria’s northeast Yobe currently under a state of emergency. A military source told Xinhua on phone on Saturday that the … Continued

6th Jul 2013

Tunisia:Hollande pledged to “rebuild Tunisian-French relations

TUNIS, (Xinhua): During an address delivered at the Tunisia’s Constituent Assembly on Friday, French President Fran ois Hollande pledged to “rebuild Tunisian-French relations on new bases.” France is ready to cooperate with all Tunisian parties, he said, adding that France … Continued

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