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15th Feb 2014

Nigeria: Seven killed in road accident in Kano

LAGOS, (Xinhua): Seven people were killed in a road accident in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, the country’s Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC) reported on Friday. Nine other persons were injured in the crash that occurred at about 7:30 … Continued

15th Feb 2014

Egypt: Two killed during pro-Morsi marches across Egypt

CAIRO, (Xinhua): At least two people were killed on Friday during clashes between supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and security forces along with some residents, official MENA news agency reported. A 40-year-old man was killed in the coastal … Continued

14th Feb 2014

Somalia: Death toll rises to 6 in car bomb attack near Mogadishu airport

MOGADISHU, (Xinhua): At least six people are confirmed dead and more than 16 others wounded after a carbomb exploded outside the main gate of the Mogadishu airport, Somali medical officials said Thursday. The UN office in the Horn of Africa … Continued

14th Feb 2014

Russia: Egypt negotiates arms deal with Russia as Putin backs Sisi presidential bid

Egyptian army chief and likely new president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was on Thursday negotiating a $2-billion arms deal with Russia meant to replace subsiding assistance from old ally Washington. Sisi arrived in Moscow on Wednesday with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil … Continued

13th Feb 2014

Kenya: US agency accused of subversion

  By ISAAC ONGIRI Kenya has accused a US development agency of planning to destabilise the government by sponsoring street demonstrations across the country. The National Security Advisory Committee (NSAC) Thursday said it has ordered the Foreign Affairs ministry to … Continued

13th Feb 2014

Central African Republic: Calls to prevent ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Muslims

International rights organizations are warning of “ethnic cleansing” of minority, Muslim communities in CAR. The UN is calling for an international force to stop atrocities and is sending in emergency food supplies.   London-based rights organization Amnesty International has reported … Continued

Algeria: 76 killed in military plane crash in eastern Algeria
12th Feb 2014

Algeria: 76 killed in military plane crash in eastern Algeria

[Photo shows the site of a military plane crash in Oum El Bouaghi Province, Algeria. (Xinhua)] ALGIERS, (Xinhua): As many as 76 people were killed on Tuesday when a C-130 Hercules military plane belonging to the Algerian Air Force crashed in … Continued

11th Feb 2014

Egypt: Trial date set for Al-Jazeera journalists

    A date has been set in Egypt for the trial of 20 people accused of working for the Al-Jazeera television network. They all face terrorism charges for allegedly backing the Muslim Brotherhood.   February 20 has been set … Continued

8th Feb 2014

Egypt: One dead in clashes after explosions wound six policemen near Cairo

Clashes between police and Islamist protesters in several Egyptian cities killed at least one person on Friday, officials said. The clashes occurred after two explosive devices detonated on Friday near a police station in Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, … Continued

7th Feb 2014

Algeria: Death toll rises to four in ethnic clashes in Ghardaia

ALGIERS, (Xinhua): Death toll of ethnic clashes in Algeria’s desert city of Ghardaia, 600 km south of the capital of Algiers, rose to four after a young man succumbed to his wounds Thursday, a local source told Xinhua. Minister of … Continued

6th Feb 2014

Ugandan police rescues 80 people on ill-fated boat

KAMPALA, (Xinhua): The Ugandan police late on Tuesday rescued more than 80 people who were stuck on Lake Victoria in the central part of the country after their boat developed an engine failure, said a statement issued here on Wednesday. … Continued

5th Feb 2014

Egypt calls on Qatar to hand over Brotherhood fugitives

Egypt’s foreign ministry said it summoned Qatar’s charge d’affaires in Cairo on Tuesday to demand the handover of Islamist fugitives in exile in Doha. Relations between the countries deteriorated with the Egyptian military’s overthrow of president Mohammed Mursi and its … Continued

2nd Feb 2014

Egypt cabinet reshuffle paves way for Sisi presidential candidacy

Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi has said a cabinet reshuffle will include the defense ministry, an Egyptian newspaper said on Saturday, in the clearest sign yet that Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi plans to stand for president. Deposed President Mohammed Mursi, … Continued

31st Jan 2014

Ethiopia: AU summit kicks off, with Central African Republic high on the agenda

African leaders are discussing violent conflicts that have forced people to flee their homes. Thirty-four leaders from across the continent have traveled to the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa for the summit. Opening the 22nd summit of the African Union … Continued

Nigeria: Death toll in Nigeria attack hits 85
29th Jan 2014

Nigeria: Death toll in Nigeria attack hits 85

  ABUJA, (Xinhua): Death toll of an attack by gunmen in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno hit 85 when rescue operators found more dead bodies while combing the area for casualties on Tuesday, a local official told Xinhua two days … Continued

29th Jan 2014

UN: EU troops mandated for Central African Republic mission

The UN Security Council has authorized the deployment of EU troops to the Central African Republic to assist French and African Union units who are trying to stem sectarian violence.  The European Union’s decision last week to send up to … Continued

29th Jan 2014

Egypt: Mursi in court: “Don’t you know who I am?”

Ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Mursi lashed out at a judge Tuesday during his trial on charges of breaking out of prison, a day after Egypt’s military endorsed the army chief who deposed him as a presidential candidate. Mursi, who faces … Continued

27th Jan 2014

Tunisia passes constitution, interim PM Jomaa names caretaker cabinet

  Tunisia’s interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa has named a new caretaker government designed to steer Tunisia towards new elections. Parliament has also overwhelmingly approved a new constitution.  Interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa on Sunday presented his new cabinet, which … Continued

26th Jan 2014

Egypt rocked by protests, violence on revolution’s anniversary

Anti-government protesters and security forces have clashed in Egypt, leaving several people dead. Meanwhile, a police station in Sinai has been rocked by an explosion one day after a series of bomb attacks in Cairo. Thousands of pro-military demonstrators marched … Continued

24th Jan 2014

South Sudan government and opposition sign agreement

The South Sudan government and its opponents have signed a ceasefire agreement, ending over a month of deadly clashes. The conflict has left thousands dead and driven more than half a million from their homes. Representatives from South Sudan’s government … Continued

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