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DR Congo: 126 dead, 221 rescued after boat capsizes
15th Dec 2014

DR Congo: 126 dead, 221 rescued after boat capsizes

  KINSHASA, (Xinhua): At least 126 people died and 221 people were rescued after a boat capsized on Lake Tanganyika on Thursday in the southern Katagna province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), a local radio station reported … Continued

Egypt bars entry of former US diplomat as crackdown on dissent continues
15th Dec 2014

Egypt bars entry of former US diplomat as crackdown on dissent continues

  [Photo: Egyptians took to the streets in protest of a court decision sentencing 188 people to death in Giza, Egypt on December. Anadolu / Ahmed el-Hussini]   US scholar and former diplomat Michele Dunne, known for her staunch criticism … Continued

Nigeria: Dozens killed in twin explosions in Jos
12th Dec 2014

Nigeria: Dozens killed in twin explosions in Jos

  [File Photo: Bombing in Jos in May 2014]   More than 30 people have been killed in two blasts which rocked the city of Jos in central Nigeria. Authorities believe that the attacks may be the work of the … Continued

Egypt jails minister for 10 years for helping broadcast of pro-Mursi protests
12th Dec 2014

Egypt jails minister for 10 years for helping broadcast of pro-Mursi protests

    An Egyptian court sentenced Thursday a former minister to 10 years in jail for offering state television equipment to a satellite channel broadcasting demonstrations backing ousted Islamist president Mohammed Mursi. Salah Abdel Maqsud (pictured above), who was tried … Continued

Egypt indicts 71 students accused of joining Brotherhood
9th Dec 2014

Egypt indicts 71 students accused of joining Brotherhood

  [Egyptians protest Mubarak’s acquittal verdict in the Zeitoun district of Cairo, Egypt on December 1. Anadolu / Ahmed al-Hussini]   Egypt’s prosecutor general Monday referred to trial 71 students of al-Azhar University on charges of joining the outlawed Muslim … Continued

Egypt to try 31 for killing top Shi’a Muslim scholar in 2013
5th Dec 2014

Egypt to try 31 for killing top Shi’a Muslim scholar in 2013

[Photo: Egyptians protest outside the Egyptian Embassy in London against Shia Muslims killings in Cairo.in 2013] Thirty-one defendants are to go on trial in Egypt later this month on charges related to the 2013 brutal killings of four Shia men … Continued

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

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