Mauritania postpones Senate elections to avoid opp boycott
6th Feb 2015

Mauritania postpones Senate elections to avoid opp boycott

    [Photo: Head of Mauritania’s National Forum for Democracy and Unity Cheikh Sid Ahmed] …   Mauritania has postponed its senatorial elections to focus on persuading the opposition to drop plans to boycott the vote, the government has announced … Continued

Cameroon: Suspected Boko Haram massacre in Fotokol
5th Feb 2015

Cameroon: Suspected Boko Haram massacre in Fotokol

  Reports from Cameroon say Boko Haram insurgents from Nigeria have killed scores of residents in the border town of Fotokol. Chad says its troops had pursued jihadists into Nigeria’s town of Gamboru, killing 200. Fotokol residents said as many … Continued

Libya: 16 soldiers killed, 38 injured in clashes
5th Feb 2015

Libya: 16 soldiers killed, 38 injured in clashes

    Sixteen Libyan soldiers were killed and 38 wounded in clashes around an eastern Islamist stronghold and close to a key oil terminal, military officials said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, four Libyans were killed and three Philippine nationals along with … Continued

Egypt: 230 Activists get life sentences
5th Feb 2015

Egypt: 230 Activists get life sentences

  An Egyptian court sentenced prominent activist Ahmed Douma along with 229 other anti-Mubarak activists to life in prison on Wednesday after the court held hearings for 269 people connected to “the cabinet headquarters events” of December 2011, judicial sources … Continued

Egypt: Death sentence for 183 brotherhood supporters
3rd Feb 2015

Egypt: Death sentence for 183 brotherhood supporters

    An Egyptian court sentenced 183 supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death on Monday on charges of killing police officers, as authorities continued their crackdown on Islamists. In December, the court had issued its preliminary verdict against … Continued

Egypt lists Hamas as “terrorist organization”
1st Feb 2015

Egypt lists Hamas as “terrorist organization”

  An Egyptian court on Saturday banned the armed wing of the Palestinian resistance group Hamas and listed it as a terrorist organization. Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood which the Egyptian authorities have also declared a terrorist … Continued

Egypt: Militant attacks in Sinai kill dozens
30th Jan 2015

Egypt: Militant attacks in Sinai kill dozens

  More than 20 people, including civilians, have been killed in militant attacks on Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. The death toll is expected to rise. Terrorists struck several army and police targets in Egypt’s northern Sinai Peninsula on Thursday, killing more … Continued

Egypt: Grand Mufti backs Brotherhood crackdown
28th Jan 2015

Egypt: Grand Mufti backs Brotherhood crackdown

  [Photo: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein]   The United Nations human rights chief voiced deep concern on Tuesday over the killing of at least 20 people in clashes between demonstrators and security forces in Egypt … Continued

Libya: ISIS hotel attack kills 8
28th Jan 2015

Libya: ISIS hotel attack kills 8

    At least eight people, including five foreigners, were killed when gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Tuesday, a local security official said, a day after a new round of peace talks between the … Continued

South Sudan: Ambush kills 11 ahead of peace talks
27th Jan 2015

South Sudan: Ambush kills 11 ahead of peace talks

Eleven people, including four journalists working for South Sudan’s state-run media, have been killed in an ambush in the remote west of the war-torn nation, independent Radio Tamazuj reported on Monday. The journalists worked for South Sudan TV, Raja Radio … Continued

Egypt: 20 killed, 516 arrested at 4th anniversary of uprising
27th Jan 2015

Egypt: 20 killed, 516 arrested at 4th anniversary of uprising

    The death toll from clashes between protesters and police as Egypt marked the fourth anniversary of its 2011 uprising has risen to 20, most of them Islamist demonstrators, officials said on Monday. Gunfire and sirens could be heard … Continued

Libya gunmen kidnap Deputy Foreign Minister
26th Jan 2015

Libya gunmen kidnap Deputy Foreign Minister

Gunmen kidnapped a Libyan deputy foreign minister from his hotel room on Sunday in the eastern city of al-Baida where the recognized government is based, a ministry official said. The kidnappers told staff they were members of the security forces … Continued

Egypt: Two protesters killed as Egypt marks 4th anniversary of uprising
26th Jan 2015

Egypt: Two protesters killed as Egypt marks 4th anniversary of uprising

  [Photo: Egyptians stage a demonstration in Cairo on January 23, 2015 ahead of the anniversary of Egyptian Revolution of 2011, locally known as the January 25 Revolution. Anadolu/Stringer]   A protester was killed in the Egyptian city of Alexandria … Continued

Egypt: Young student killed in protest ahead of 2011 uprising
24th Jan 2015

Egypt: Young student killed in protest ahead of 2011 uprising

    A young woman was killed in Egypt on Friday as Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohammed Mursi protested ahead of the fourth anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled his predecessor, dictator Hosni Mubarak. The 18-year-old was killed … Continued

Somalia: Suicide bomb attack at Mogadishu hotel claims 5 lives
23rd Jan 2015

Somalia: Suicide bomb attack at Mogadishu hotel claims 5 lives

AFP, Anadolu, Al-Akhbar: Five people were killed Thursday in a suicide car bombing at the gates of a hotel in Mogadishu near the presidential palace, on the eve of a visit to the Somali capital by Turkish President Recep Tayyip … Continued

UN condemns Boko Haram attacks
20th Jan 2015

UN condemns Boko Haram attacks

    For the first time, the UN Security Council has condemned Boko Haram’s attacks as a whole. The Islamist group poses a threat to the region, the council has warned, urging African nations to act. Ahead of a key … Continued

Zimbabwe bus crash kills 25, injures 46 seriously
19th Jan 2015

Zimbabwe bus crash kills 25, injures 46 seriously

  [Photo: Rescue personnel work at the site of bus accident on a major highway near Harare, capital of Zimbabwe (Xinhua/Wan Da)] HARARE, (Xinhua): At least 25 people were killed and 46 others seriously injured in a head-on crash between two public … Continued

Mali declared Ebola-free
19th Jan 2015

Mali declared Ebola-free

  The sixth West African nation to record cases of Ebola has been declared free of the virus. The epidemic, which has killed thousands in the past year, appears to be on the decline. The Malian government along with the … Continued

Cameroon: Suspected Boko Haram fighters abduct dozens
19th Jan 2015

Cameroon: Suspected Boko Haram fighters abduct dozens

    Suspected fighters from the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram have kidnapped dozens of people during raids in northern Cameroon, officials say. Many of those abducted are said to be children. Some 80 people were abducted on Sunday during … Continued

Niger: Four dead in Charlie Hebdo protests in Niger
17th Jan 2015

Niger: Four dead in Charlie Hebdo protests in Niger

    Protesters apparently outraged by caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, published in Charlie Hebdo’s first edition since the Paris attacks, have set fire to the French cultural center and three churches in Zinder, Niger. Four people were killed and … Continued


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