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7th May 2013

Libya gunmen continue ministry sieges despite anti-Gaddafi law

Gunmen on Monday demanded the Libyan government’s resignation as they besieged ministries despite the adoption of a law to purge officials from the regime of slain leader Muammar Gaddafi from their posts. “We are determined to continue our movement until … Continued

6th May 2013

Egypt’s PM survives armed attack on his motorcade

  CAIRO, (Xinhua): Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Qandil survived an attack on his motorcade by a group of armed men late Sunday evening, an interior ministry statement said. “A vehicle intervened in the prime minister’s motorcade and when the security … Continued

5th May 2013

Nigeria: Death toll hits 39 in central Nigeria’s clash

JALINGO, (Xinhua): The death toll of Friday’s clash between two local groups in central north Nigeria’s Taraba State has hit 39, a senior police officer said on Saturday. State police spokesperson Joseph Kwali told reporters in Jalingo, the state capital, … Continued

4th May 2013

Kenya: 74 people killed, 99,000 others displaced by flash floods in Kenya

NAIROBI, (Xinhua): At least 74 people have been killed, 19 injured and 99,043 displaced by flash floods due to heavy rains pounding several parts of Kenya, a humanitarian agency said on Friday. The Kenya Red Cross Society said 40 people … Continued

4th May 2013

Sudan: Death toll of gold mine collapse in North Darfur rises to 75

KHARTOUM, (Xinhua): Death toll of a gold mine collapse earlier this week in Sudan’s North Darfur State has risen to about 75, while some are still missing, eyewitnesses told Xinhua on Friday. About 100 people were working inside the mine … Continued

4th May 2013

Libyan forces in standoff with militiamen in Tripoli

Wafia وافيه          @AmotfeekyaLibya Protest currently underway, glad to see a bigger number this time around. Go away #moogmoog  #savetripoli #libya   The Libyan army was deployed to Tripoli’s main square on Friday to guard a pro-government rally and became … Continued

2nd May 2013

Chad arrests follow ‘failed coup’

Security forces in Chad have foiled an attempted coup, a government spokesman has reported. According to police and opposition sources a number of people have been arrested, including an opposition lawmaker. The government of President Idriss Deby announced Wednesday that … Continued

1st May 2013

Libya: 170 escape from prison in southern Libya

TRIPOLI,  (Xinhua): Some 170 prisoners escaped on Tuesday from a prison in Libya’s Sebha, some 800 km south of the capital of Tripoli, local official told Xinhua.   Abobker Hamza, Sebha’s local council spokesman, said the escape took place after … Continued

30th Apr 2013

Egypt: Number of poisoned Egyptian students rises to 107, protests lead to clashes

CAIRO,  (Xinhua): The number of Egyptian students who suffered food poisoning on Monday rose to 107, while some other students blocked a road in protest and clashed with the police, state-run Al-Ahram newspaper reported on its website.   The health … Continued

29th Apr 2013

Libya: Gunmen surround Libyan foreign ministry

Gunmen surrounded Libya’s Foreign Ministry calling for a ban on officials who worked for deposed dictator Moammar Gadhafi holding senior positions in the new administration. The protest raised security fears. Dozens of armed men with at least 20 armed pick-up … Continued

28th Apr 2013

Libya: Bomb targets Benghazi police station

An explosion hit a police station in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Saturday, causing extensive damage but no casualties, a security source said. “The explosion damaged a large part of the building. An explosive device was probably thrown,” … Continued

25th Apr 2013

Nigerian defense authority says 30 Boko Haram militants killed in crossfire

ABUJA, (Xinhua): Military authority in Nigeria has confirmed the death of 30 suspected Boko Haram insurgents in an encounter with the Joint Task Force (JTF) in border town of northeastern state of Borno over the weekend. Spokesperson for the Defense Headquarters … Continued

23rd Apr 2013

Libya: French embassy in Tripoli hit by car bomb

  Graffiti against France is sprayed on a wall outside the French embassy in Tripoli on August 30, 2011   The Local: Two guards at the French embassy in the Libyan capital of Tripoli have reportedly been wounded after a car … Continued

18th Apr 2013

Nigeria: One killed in suicide bomb attack near northern Nigeria Emir’s palace

KANO, (Xinhua):- One person was killed in an apparent suicide bomb attack near the palace of the Emir of Kano in northwestern Nigeria on Wednesday night, military authorities in the state reported. Spokesperson of the military Joint Task Force (JTF) … Continued

18th Apr 2013

Israel: Rockets fired from the Sinai hit Eilat, causing no casualties

At least two rockets fired from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula exploded in the Red Sea town of Eilat early on Wednesday, causing no casualties, the Israeli army and police said. “We’ve found two explosion sites in the city, we’ve also closed … Continued

16th Apr 2013

UN Security Council calls for efforts to address root causes of conflicts in Africa

UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua): The UN Security Council on Monday called for greater efforts to tackle underlying root causes of conflicts so as to support efforts in preventing clashes and in peace-building across Africa. Rwanda, who holds the monthly presidency of … Continued

16th Apr 2013

Ghana: 17 illegal Ghanaian miners killed in pit collapse

ACCRA, (Xinhua): Sixteen illegal Ghanaian miners including two women were killed in a mine pit collapse and another one died at hospital Monday near the gold mining town Dunkwa in Ghana’s central region. Ghana’s state media Ghana News Agency reported … Continued

16th Apr 2013

Chad begins withdrawing troops from Mali

Chad’s parliament has voted overwhelmingly to begin withdrawing the country’s 2,250 troops from Mali. Soldiers from Chad have played an instrumental role in rooting out Islamists in Mali’s mountainous northern region. Chadian President Idriss Deby told French journalists on Monday … Continued

16th Apr 2013

Egypt: Tracing sectarian violence in Egypt

By Mohammed Kheir Cairo, (Al-Akhbar): Al-Akhbar examines how the Egyptian constitution’s sponsoring of Sunni Islam as the official state religion is just one among many of the country’s sectarian benchmarks. “Dozens of female students living on the al-Azhar University campus … Continued

15th Apr 2013

Egypt has 5 million unlicensed buildings nationwide

Al-Masry Al-Youm: Egypt has 5 million unlicensed buildings nationwide, officials at the Housing and Local Development ministries said, adding that members of the now-dissolved National Democratic Party agreed to provide water and electricity to these buildings so their owners would … Continued

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