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Egypt: Mass trials in Egypt sentence 163 Morsi supporters to long jail terms
19th May 2014

Egypt: Mass trials in Egypt sentence 163 Morsi supporters to long jail terms

    Courts in Egypt have jailed 163 supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi for up to fifteen years. The sentences come a week ahead of presidential elections.  The convictions in the courts in Cairo and in the Nile Delta … Continued

Nigeria: Car bomb hits Christian neighborhood in Kano
19th May 2014

Nigeria: Car bomb hits Christian neighborhood in Kano

A car bomb has exploded in the Nigerian city of Kano killing several people. The bomb was set off in a Christian neighborhood in the second most populous and mainly Muslim city.   At least five people were killed in … Continued

Libya: Death toll of Benghazi clashes rises to 79
18th May 2014

Libya: Death toll of Benghazi clashes rises to 79

  [File Photo: Clashes in Benghazi]   BENGHAZI, (Xinhua): Seventy-nine people were killed and 141 more injured after heavy fighting broke out Friday between two militants groups in Libya’s second largest city of Benghazi, an official at the Ministry of … Continued

Nigeria: Govt rejects deal with Boko Haram over kidnapped girls
15th May 2014

Nigeria: Govt rejects deal with Boko Haram over kidnapped girls

    According to Britain’s minister for Africa, Nigeria has rejected a swap with Boko Haram in exchange for a large group of kidnapped schoolgirls. Boko Haram had demanded the release of prisoners in exchange for the girls.  As a … Continued

Nigeria: Five killed in northern Nigeria attack
14th May 2014

Nigeria: Five killed in northern Nigeria attack

  LAGOS, (Xinhua): The police in Taraba, northeastern Nigeria, have confirmed that five persons died in Kugwana in Bali local government area following an early morning attack on Tuesday by unidentified gunmen. State police spokesperson Joseph Kwali, told reporters in … Continued

Democratic Rep of Congo: Multiple deaths in soccer stampede
12th May 2014

Democratic Rep of Congo: Multiple deaths in soccer stampede

Fifteen people have been reported dead after trouble broke out at a soccer match in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A stampede was said to have begun after police fired tear gas into the stands. Police fired the tear gas … Continued

Libya: Dozens killed off coast of Libya in deadly migrant shipwreck
12th May 2014

Libya: Dozens killed off coast of Libya in deadly migrant shipwreck

A makeshift boat carrying over a hundred migrants has capsized off the coast of Libya, killing dozens. Authorities have begun searching the water for survivors. At least 36 migrants drowned in the Mediterranean when their boat sank not far from … Continued

South Africa: Elections 2014: ANC ‘humbled’ as Zuma comforts the ‘losers’
11th May 2014

South Africa: Elections 2014: ANC ‘humbled’ as Zuma comforts the ‘losers’

Photo: Unfazed by decline in voters, ANC president Jacob Zuma expressed delight that the majority of South African have returned the party to power. (Oupa Nkosi, M&G) Mmanaledi Mataboge Unfazed by a decline in voters, ANC president Jacob Zuma expressed … Continued

South Africa: ANC wins with reduced majority
10th May 2014

South Africa: ANC wins with reduced majority

    SAPA: The African National Congress(ANC) won the fifth national elections with a reduced majority, mustering 62.16%, according to preliminary results released on Friday. The party received 11 436 654 votes, which was less than the 11 650 748 votes (65.9 %) it received … Continued

South Sudan government, rebels agree to cease-fire
10th May 2014

South Sudan government, rebels agree to cease-fire

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar (seen above) have signed a cease-fire. The bitter rivals have agreed that a transitional government offers the best way to steer South Sudan out of its bloody civil war.   In … Continued

Tunisian parliament questions ministers over Israeli tourists
10th May 2014

Tunisian parliament questions ministers over Israeli tourists

  Tunisia’s parliament questioned two ministers Friday accused of promoting “normalization” with Israel, after Israeli tourists were allowed into the North African country, which does not recognize the Zionist state. A motion of censure was filed last month against Tourism … Continued

Nigeria: Thousands flee to Cameroon, as insurgents kill hundreds in Ngamboru Ngala
8th May 2014

Nigeria: Thousands flee to Cameroon, as insurgents kill hundreds in Ngamboru Ngala

James Bwala Maiduguri, (Nigerian Tribune): REPORTS reaching the Nigerian Tribune in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, has revealed that thousands of Nigerians living in Ngamboru Ngala Local Government Area of the state have fled their homes to Cameroon to seek … Continued

Nigeria: US President Obama pledges help to find missing Nigerian school girls
7th May 2014

Nigeria: US President Obama pledges help to find missing Nigerian school girls

    [Screengrab from video obtained by AFP of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau claiming responsibility for abducting the schoolgirls] US President Barack Obama has sent a team of experts to help in the search for more than 200 Nigerian … Continued

Egypt: Former army head el-Sissi says no future for Muslim Brotherhood
6th May 2014

Egypt: Former army head el-Sissi says no future for Muslim Brotherhood

  Egypt’s ex-army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has said the Muslim Brotherhood will no longer exist if he becomes president. In a television interview, he also rejected claims that he long harbored a plan to seize power. In an interview … Continued

Nigeria: Explosion kills 12 in Abuja
2nd May 2014

Nigeria: Explosion kills 12 in Abuja

  An explosion has hit the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital Abuja, just meters away from the site of a bomb blast that left 75 people dead less than a month ago. Witnesses say several people have been killed.  At least … Continued

Libya: Gunmen storm General National Congress in Tripoli
30th Apr 2014

Libya: Gunmen storm General National Congress in Tripoli

    Gunmen have stormed the seat of Libya’s General National Congress in Tripoli. The attack came as parliamentarians were preparing to elect a new prime minister.   On Tuesday, gunmen stormed Libya’s parliament and started shooting, forcing lawmakers to … Continued

Egyptian court recommends death sentences for 683 protesters
29th Apr 2014

Egyptian court recommends death sentences for 683 protesters

  An Egyptian court has recommended a death sentence for 683 alleged Islamists. Among them is the leader of former President Mohamed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood. African Commission on Human & Peoples’ Rights said that Egyptian Interim Authority immediately suspend sentences … Continued

Central African Republic removes Muslims from Bangui district
28th Apr 2014

Central African Republic removes Muslims from Bangui district

  On Sunday, foreign troops escorted 1,300 Muslims out of Bangui. Peacekeepers stood by as Christians, some armed with machetes and bows and arrows, picked apart houses in Bangui’s northern PK12 neighborhood, once a Muslim stronghold. “It’s tragic and inexcusable … Continued

Egyptian court passes out lengthy sentences to Morsi supporters
27th Apr 2014

Egyptian court passes out lengthy sentences to Morsi supporters

  A court has sentenced supporters of Egypt’s ousted Islamist president to up to 88 years in prison each. Charges include violating a protest law and assaulting police.   On Saturday, the court sentenced five of the dozen defendants in … Continued

Egyptian forces kill woman in clashes with Mursi supporters
26th Apr 2014

Egyptian forces kill woman in clashes with Mursi supporters

    At least one supporter of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood was killed on Friday in clashes with the security forces in Fayoum province, south of Cairo, medical sources said. A woman, Reda Dahish, died after being hit by birdshot … Continued

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview 29 May 2013 and aired on 12 June 2013


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