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Rwanda begins week of mourning, commemorates 20th anniversary of genocide
8th Apr 2014

Rwanda begins week of mourning, commemorates 20th anniversary of genocide

  A week of mourning have begun in Rwanda with a ceremony in the capital city, Kigali. The international community has renewed its regrets over its inaction 20 years ago, while Rwandan leaders have vowed to move forward. Rwanda’s main … Continued

Libyan federalist rebels agree to hand over two oil terminals
7th Apr 2014

Libyan federalist rebels agree to hand over two oil terminals

  Libyan federalist rebels have agreed to lift a blockade of two oil terminals in the east of the country and allow oil exports. Two remaining ports are expected to be relinquished under a deal agreed with the government. A … Continued

Nigeria ‘overtakes’ South Africa as continent’s largest economy
7th Apr 2014

Nigeria ‘overtakes’ South Africa as continent’s largest economy

  Nigeria has overtaken South Africa as the continent’s largest economy, according Nigeria’s statistics agency. It said its fresh calculation had shown nearly a doubling of Nigeria’s gross domestic product.   The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for Nigeria was 80.3 … Continued

Central African Republic: Ban visits Bangui, warns against genocide
6th Apr 2014

Central African Republic: Ban visits Bangui, warns against genocide

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has visited refugees housed at a mosque in strife-torn Bangui in the Central African Republic. He also urged UN members to back his call for a peacekeeping force to end inter-religious violence.  Ban briefly visited the … Continued

Nigeria: More than 30 insurgents killed in military raid
4th Apr 2014

Nigeria: More than 30 insurgents killed in military raid

  ABUJA, (Xinhua): More than 30 insurgents were killed in an early morning raid by military operatives in Nigeria’s north central Nasarawa State, witnesses told Xinhua on Thursday. Residents said 10 lifeless bodies of suspected insurgents littered Mararaban Giza, a … Continued

Nigeria: Boat capsizes in Lagos, killing 8
3rd Apr 2014

Nigeria: Boat capsizes in Lagos, killing 8

  LAGOS, (Xinhua): At least eight people were killed and 12 others rescued after a boat capsized on Wednesday in Nigeria’s largest city Lagos, the country’s emergency agency said. The accident occurred around 6 p.m. local time when the boat, … Continued

EU-Africa summit focuses on trade and conflicts
3rd Apr 2014

EU-Africa summit focuses on trade and conflicts

  European and African leaders have opened a major summit seeking deeper political, economic and investment ties. The meeting will also focus on conflict prevention, like the violence in the Central African Republic.  German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for  a … Continued

Egypt: Blasts near Cairo university kill police general, one other
3rd Apr 2014

Egypt: Blasts near Cairo university kill police general, one other

       Egyptian Streets           @EgyptianStreets   Follow BREAKING: Photograph shared by Faculty of Engineering shortly after the two explosions at #Cairo Univeristy: pic.twitter.com/mcBzPOq110 #Egypt   One person was killed in a third explosion at Cairo University on Wednesday shortly … Continued

Central African Republic: EU launches military mission
2nd Apr 2014

Central African Republic: EU launches military mission

    The EU has begun its military mission to the Central African Republic, where ethnic clashes have destabilized the country. The delayed deployment comes amid signs of increased violence against CAR’s Muslim population.  The European Union’s 1,000-strong military mission … Continued

Tanzania floods derail cargo train, 1 killed, 5 missing
29th Mar 2014

Tanzania floods derail cargo train, 1 killed, 5 missing

  [Floods in Tanzania archive photo] DAR ES SALAAM, (Xinhua): One person was killed and fiver others went missing on Friday after floods triggered by ongoing heavy rains in many parts of Tanzania derailed a cargo train in the country’s … Continued

Egyptian journalist killed in clashes between police forces and protesters
29th Mar 2014

Egyptian journalist killed in clashes between police forces and protesters

  [A pro-Mursi protest in the Cairo district of Shubra]   Egyptian woman journalist was shot dead Friday in Cairo as police clashed with Islamists protesting against ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s presidency bid, a security official said. He said … Continued

Egypt: Sisi declares presidential candidacy, resigns as Egypt army chief
27th Mar 2014

Egypt: Sisi declares presidential candidacy, resigns as Egypt army chief

[Egypt's army head Al-Sisi to run for president] Egypt’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Wednesday he had he quit the military to run for president, in a widely anticipated move almost nine months after he toppled the elected leader. … Continued

Somalia: Al Shabab claim deadly attack on African Union hotel in Somalia
19th Mar 2014

Somalia: Al Shabab claim deadly attack on African Union hotel in Somalia

  The Somali al Qaeda-linked group al Shabab has claimed responsibility for an attack on a hotel, used by Somali and African Union troops. Over a dozen people are reported to have been killed. Security officals said an al Shabab … Continued

18th Mar 2014

Nigeria road crashes kill 65 in one day

LAGOS, (Xinhua): At least 65 people died in three road accidents on Monday in Nigeria, the country’s Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has announced. Fifty-five people were feared dead early Monday in two separate car crashes in the country’s northeast … Continued

16th Mar 2014

Nigeria: Two stampedes kill at least 11

  LAGOS, (Xinhua): At least 11 people have been confirmed dead in two stampede incidents that occurred during the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment exercises in Abuja and Rivers State. Tayo Haastrup, spokesperson for the National Hospital in Abuja, Nigeria’s … Continued

Nigeria: More than 200 killed in attack in Borno state
15th Mar 2014

Nigeria: More than 200 killed in attack in Borno state

    ABUJA, (Xinhua): At least 212 people lost their lives in a gunfire between rebels and military operatives on Friday, according to local media reports. Sources said at least five soldiers, among them a woman, were killed in the … Continued

15th Mar 2014

Egyptian gunmen kill six soldiers at Cairo checkpoint

Gunmen killed six soldiers at a Cairo checkpoint Saturday in a morning attack the military blamed on the Muslim Brotherhood movement of deposed president Mohammed Mursi. Meanwhile, Egypt’s deadliest militant group said one of its founder has been accidentally killed … Continued

Nigeria: Gunmen kill dozens in northern Nigeria
14th Mar 2014

Nigeria: Gunmen kill dozens in northern Nigeria

  Dozens of people have been killed in northern Nigeria in what is believed to be clashes between rival ethnic groups. The region has seen months of violence over farmland.  A large gang of gunmen on motorcycles swept through villages … Continued

13th Mar 2014

Algerian police halt demonstration against Bouteflika

Algerian police prevented opposition leaders from marching on Wednesday to demand a boycott of next month’s election, in which President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seeking a fourth term in power. Bouteflika, 77, registered his candidacy for the April 17 vote last … Continued

9th Mar 2014

Libyan rebels load tanker, defy Tripoli

The Libyan government has threatened regional militants loading a large oil tanker that it could be bombed by air force and naval units. Eastern Libyan activists say they will share revenues from the seizure.   Separatists loading a tanker in … Continued

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