Kenya: Gunmen kill 36 Kenya quarry workers
2nd Dec 2014

Kenya: Gunmen kill 36 Kenya quarry workers

  More than 30 quarry workers have been killed by gunmen in northeastern Kenya. There are fears others may have been abducted. According to a Kenyan news outlet, the victims were all non-Muslims. Gunmen killed 36 workers in an attack … Continued

Morocco: Seven more dead in flash floods
2nd Dec 2014

Morocco: Seven more dead in flash floods

      Foul weather in Morocco has killed up to seven people a week after a previous storm left 36 dead, media reports said on Monday. Storms again lashed the south of the kingdom, with the resort of Agadir … Continued

Egypt security forces kill two protesters, detain 85 following Mubarak acquittal
1st Dec 2014

Egypt security forces kill two protesters, detain 85 following Mubarak acquittal

Two protesters were killed and 14 injured in clashes that erupted late Saturday between Egyptian security forces and demonstrators, who gathered in downtown Cairo to protest the acquittal of ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Thousands of protesters in central Cairo square … Continued

Arab League backs plan to seek Palestinian statehood in UN Security Council
30th Nov 2014

Arab League backs plan to seek Palestinian statehood in UN Security Council

     The Arab League has backed a plan by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to seek international approval for a Palestinian state at the UN Security Council. Member state Jordan is due to present the draft resolution. A general view … Continued

Algeria: two protesters killed in clashes with police
30th Nov 2014

Algeria: two protesters killed in clashes with police

    Two demonstrators were killed when clashes broke out late on Friday between riot police and residents demanding better living conditions in southern Algeria, residents and a hospital said. Riots over public housing and services are common but rarely … Continued

Egypt court absolves Mubarak of murder, corruption charges
30th Nov 2014

Egypt court absolves Mubarak of murder, corruption charges

      An Egyptian court dismissed Saturday a murder charge against ousted president Hosni Mubarak over the deaths of protesters during a 2011 uprising that ended the former strongman’s decades-long rule. The court also acquitted Mubarak and a former … Continued

Ghana: Over 3,000 Ghanaian children die annually from diarrhea
29th Nov 2014

Ghana: Over 3,000 Ghanaian children die annually from diarrhea

  ACCRA, (Xinhua): More than 3,000 children in Ghana die every year from diarrhea caused by a lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, WaterAid Ghana said in a report. Globally, 500,000 children die every year from diarrhea … Continued

NIgeria: 120 killed in terrorist attack on Kano mosque
29th Nov 2014

NIgeria: 120 killed in terrorist attack on Kano mosque

  [Photo taken on Nov. 28, shows explosion site of Central Mosque in Kano northwestern Nigeria(Xinhua)]   At least 120 people have been killed in a suicide bomb and gun attack at a mosque in northern Nigeria. Suspicion is falling on the Islamist Boko Haram … Continued

Egypt security forces clash with protesters, killing two
29th Nov 2014

Egypt security forces clash with protesters, killing two

  [Archive photo]   At least two people were killed and dozens wounded in clashes between protesters and security forces in Egypt on Friday, security officials said, hours after two officers were gunned down by militants. In the working class … Continued

Egypt sentences 78 minors up to 5 years in jail
27th Nov 2014

Egypt sentences 78 minors up to 5 years in jail

  [Photo: Students of Cairo University march during an anti-coup protest in Cairo, Egypt on November 17, 2014. Anadolu / Stringer]   An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced 78 minors between two and five years in prison for taking part in … Continued

Egypt: Building collapses in Cairo, revealing major flaws in Egypt’s housing sector
26th Nov 2014

Egypt: Building collapses in Cairo, revealing major flaws in Egypt’s housing sector

  A building in Egypt’s capital in which two floors had been added illegally collapsed overnight, killing 15 people and burying seven more in the rubble, emergency services and officials said Tuesday. Last month, Egypt’s Housing Minister Mustafa Madbouly said Egypt … Continued

Morocco: 32 dead from floods in southern Morocco
25th Nov 2014

Morocco: 32 dead from floods in southern Morocco

RABAT: At least 32 people were killed after heavy rain and floods struck southern Morocco, destroying houses, vehicles and roads, and forcing the evacuation of more than 200 people. The three days of flooding were described by residents as the … Continued

Libyan pro-Govt fighters wrest control of key town from rebels
25th Nov 2014

Libyan pro-Govt fighters wrest control of key town from rebels

    Fighters loyal to Libya’s internationally-recognized government have seized control of the key western town of Kekla after more than 40 days of clashes with Islamists, both sides said Monday. Libya has been grappling with a sharply deteriorating security … Continued

Kenya: Suspected Al-Shabaab militants kill 28 people in Mandera
22nd Nov 2014

Kenya: Suspected Al-Shabaab militants kill 28 people in Mandera

  By Cyrus Ombati and Adow Jubat   MANDERA, (The Standard): Suspected Al Shabaab militants on Saturday morning killed at least 28 people on a bus in Arabiya area, Mandera County. The heavily armed militias are reported to have waylaid … Continued

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills dozens in Azaya Kura village
21st Nov 2014

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills dozens in Azaya Kura village

  Boko Haram militants are reported to have killed dozens of people in the northeastern Nigerian village of Azaya Kura. The attack comes as the Nigerian government let emergency powers designed to combat the group expire. At least 45 people … Continued

Egyptian student dies in police station as 20 Mursi supporters jailed
18th Nov 2014

Egyptian student dies in police station as 20 Mursi supporters jailed

  [Photo: A student of Cairo University lights flare during an anti-coup protest in Cairo, Egypt on November 17. Anadolu / Stringer]   A university student died after being tortured inside a police station in the Egyptian capital Cairo, a … Continued

Nigeria: Female suicide bomber killed eight in NE Nigeria market
17th Nov 2014

Nigeria: Female suicide bomber killed eight in NE Nigeria market

  ABUJA, (Xinhua): A female suicide bomber wreaked havoc at a local market in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Bauchi on Sunday, witnesses said. No official casualties have been given but witnesses said more than eight dead bodies, including the mangled … Continued

Burkina Faso names diplomat Kafando as interim president
17th Nov 2014

Burkina Faso names diplomat Kafando as interim president

[Michel Kafando Burkina Faso’s interim President. Paulo Filgueiras/UN Photo] A special committee has chosen Michel Kafando as Burkina Faso’s interim president, to lead the country until elections next November. Authorities in Ouagadougou were under international pressure to restore civilian rule. Authorities took … Continued

Nigeria: Boko Haram retakes Chibok, home of kidnapped schoolgirls
15th Nov 2014

Nigeria: Boko Haram retakes Chibok, home of kidnapped schoolgirls

  Local officials and a villager have said that Boko Haram insurgents reclaimed the village of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria. The militants abducted nearly 300 schoolgirls from Chibok in April; most are still missing. Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria reportedly … Continued

Libya is on the verge of collapse
14th Nov 2014

Libya is on the verge of collapse

  Three years after the fall of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, Libya is being torn apart by power struggles. The security situation is catastrophic and the country is sliding into civil war. Bombings in Tripoli, explosions in Tobruk, deadly fighting between … Continued


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