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9th Jan 2014

Nigeria: Tanker explosion kills 5 in Lagos

LAGOS, (Xinhua): The authority of the Nigeria Fire Service on Wednesday confirmed that five persons lost their lives to a fire accident which occurred at Olodi-Apapa area of Lagos the previous day. The fire broke out when a petroleum tanker … Continued

7th Jan 2014

Sudan, South Sudan mull oil protection force

On a visit to former enemy territory on Monday, Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir,expressed the need for discussions to find peace. “We have come to see what we can do to stop this war knowing all too well that armed conflict … Continued

7th Jan 2014

Central African Republic: African nations pull out citizens from the country

The UN has reported that 2.2 million people are in need of assistance in the Central African Republic (CAR). Meanwhile, several African nations are rapidly pulling their citizens out of the war-torn nation. UN political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman told … Continued

6th Jan 2014

Algeria: 11 killed in traffic accident in Ouargla province

ALGIERS, (Xinhua): As many as 11 people were killed and 28 others injured in a deadly traffic accident on Sunday in province of Ouargla, 800 km southeast of Algiers, a statement of the Firefighting Department revealed. The accident occurred Sunday … Continued

6th Jan 2014

South Sudan: Fighting continues between Govt forces and rebels, peace talks still stalled

      Government forces and rebels have continued fighting in the South Sudanese capital, Juba and elsewhere around the country, as long-sought peace talks in Ethiopia continue to stutter.   Fighters loyal to South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and … Continued

5th Jan 2014

Kenya: Explosion in Nairobi injures one man

NAIROBI, (Xinhua): An explosion was reported in Kenyan capital Nairobi and injured one man on Saturday night, Nairobi police said. The explosion was caused by an improvised explosion device which went off at about 8:30 pm local time inside a … Continued

4th Jan 2014

UN: Violence in Central African Republic displaced almost one million people

  A UN report has called for increased intervention in the Central African Republic (CAR) as the armed conflict continues. According to its report, the violence has already displaced over one million people. The report released by the United Nations … Continued

4th Jan 2014

Egypt: Four killed as clashes erupt across the country

At least four people were killed as supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi clashed with police and opponents in three cities Friday, security officials and medics. Thousands of the Muslim Brotherhood supporters had rallied across the country before police … Continued

3rd Jan 2014

South Sudan: Slow start to South Sudan peace talks amid military maneuvering

Talks to end the violence in South Sudan have been overshadowed by army claims that it is advancing on a key rebel-controlled city. The army has also accused the rebels of planning to march on the capital. While both sides … Continued

Somalia: Deadly bomb blasts in Mogadishu hotel kills 11
2nd Jan 2014

Somalia: Deadly bomb blasts in Mogadishu hotel kills 11

  An investigation has been launched after a series of bomb blasts took place within an hour outside a hotel in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. The hotel is one that is regularly frequented by foreigners. Police and witnesses said the blasts … Continued

1st Jan 2014

South Sudan: Ceasefire talks between rebels and Govt agreed

Rebels and government forces in South Sudan have agreed to peace talks following weeks of bloody conflict. A deadline of Tuesday had been set for the warring factions to agree to a ceasefire, but battles continued. South Sudan’s government and … Continued

31st Dec 2013

Egypt: court sentences 139 pro-Mursi supporters

An Egyptian court Monday sentenced 139 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Mursi to two years in jail over violence that erupted in July, state news agency MENA reported. MENA said the sentences could be subject to appeal, while the defendants, … Continued

30th Dec 2013

Egypt: Blast near intelligence HQ in Sharqiya injures 4

CAIRO, (Xinhua): At least four soldiers were wounded in a huge car bomb explosion near the military intelligence headquarters in Egypt’s Sharqiya governorate, state TV reported Sunday. The front walls of the building have been smashed, the report said, adding … Continued

29th Dec 2013

Egypt: Students torch Cairo university, one killed

  Egyptian police shot a student dead Saturday at Cairo’s Al-Azhar university after Islamist students set fire to their university, health ministry officials said.   The 19-year-old student was killed as police entered the campus to confront protesters who torched … Continued

28th Dec 2013

Egypt: Three killed, 265 arrested in clashes during pro-Morsi protests

CAIRO, (Xinhua): At least three people have been killed nationwide in clashes between supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and their opponents, the Interior Ministry said in a statement Friday. The statement said that the police arrested 265 people … Continued

28th Dec 2013

Libya: Four US military personnel briefly held in Tripoli

WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): Four American military personnel assigned to the U.S. embassy in Tripoli were released after being briefly detained by Libya’s Interior Ministry, U.S. officials said Friday. The four were believed to have been reviewing potential evacuation routes for diplomats … Continued

27th Dec 2013

South Sudan: Peace talks and continued fighting, more UN troops en route

Negotiators in Juba have said they made “good progress” in talks seeking to broker peace in South Sudan. Clashes continued in the oil-rich north, however, while the UN dispatched more peacekeeping personnel and hardware. Military and political representatives in South … Continued

27th Dec 2013

Egypt rounds up Muslim Brothers after bombings

The Egyptian government has continued a nationwide crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood in the wake of two bombings this week. Analysts fear more Muslim Brothers could turn to violence in response. Egypt’s military-led government has wasted no time acting on … Continued

26th Dec 2013

Egypt: Five wounded in explosion on bus in Cairo

CAIRO, (Xinhua): At least five people were wounded in a bomb attack on bus outside a school compound in the Nasr city district in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, a day after the government declared the Muslim Brotherhood as a … Continued

25th Dec 2013

South Sudan: ‘Thousands dead’ as UN votes to send more peacekeepers

The UN has said that thousands of people have been killed in South Sudan. Meanwhile, the UN Security Council has voted to almost double the number of peacekeepers in the country. The United Nations’ top humanitarian official in South Sudan … Continued

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