17th Nov 2013

Sudan: 100 killed in tribal clashes in Sudan’s Darfur

KHARTOUM, (Xinhua): At least 100 people were killed in the latest clashes between Messiria and Salamat tribes in Sudan ‘s Darfur region, official Sudan Radio reported Saturday. “Clashes broke out between Messiria and Salamat tribes in Um Dokhon area in … Continued

17th Nov 2013

Libya buries 32 after deadly Tripoli clashes

The Libyan capital prepared Saturday to bury its dead after 32 people were killed and almost 400 wounded when a residents’ revolt against militia rule degenerated into armed clashes. After blasts and gunfire rocked several areas throughout the night, a … Continued

14th Nov 2013

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi says no stability in Egypt until coup overturned

  Mohammed Morsi has said Egypt will have no stability “without removing consequences of the coup” that unseated him. The army ousted Egypt’s first democratically elected president after protests against his one-year rule.  Morsi’s lawyer, Mohammed al-Damati, told reporters that … Continued

13th Nov 2013

Egypt court orders end to state of emergency

Egypt’s three-month state of emergency has been lifted two days ahead of schedule. It came on the back of a court ruling and despite continued clashes between police and supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi. The Egyptian court ruled the … Continued

12th Nov 2013

DR Congo and M23 fail to sign peace deal

The Democratic Republic of Congo and defeated M23 rebels have failed to sign a peace deal. The delay came after an 11th-hour spat over whether the documents should be named as a peace agreement or a vaguer declaration. The “DRC … Continued

9th Nov 2013

Egypt: 2 killed, 20 injured in clashes across Egypt

CAIRO, (Xinhua): Two people were killed and 20 others injured Friday in clashes across Egypt between supporters and opponents of toppled president Mohamed Morsi following their protests, official news agency MENA reported. The victims included a 12-year-old boy killed in … Continued

9th Nov 2013

Somalia: Car bomb outside Mogadishu hotel kills four

A car bomb has exploded outside a hotel in Mogadishu killing four people. No group has claimed responsibility, however the city has often been the target of attacks by the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shebab militia. At least four people were reported killed … Continued

8th Nov 2013

Libya: Rival militia clash, terrorize Tripoli

Members of two rival Libyan militia groups have clashed in the capital Tripoli following the reported death of one of their leaders. The fighting left at least 10 people injured. Clashes between the two rival factions began in several areas … Continued

8th Nov 2013

DR Congo’s M23 chief, rebels surrender to Uganda

Congo’s M23 guerrilla chief, along with his fighters have surrendered and are being held in Uganda. Their surrender is seen as a significant achievement for the Congolese army and UN troops stationed in the country. Uganda is holding the 39-year-old … Continued

7th Nov 2013

Mali: Al Qa’ida claims responsibility for French journalists murder in Mali

Al Qaeda’s North African branch has claimed responsibility for the murder of two French journalists who were abducted in northern Mali. The cell said the killings were to avenge France’s “new crusade” in its old colony. In a statement published … Continued

5th Nov 2013

Nigeria: 40 killed in attacks on Nigerian villages

ABUJA, (Xinhua): A total of 40 people have been confirmed dead in attacks by suspected Boko Haram fighters who unleashed terror in two villages of the northern state of Borno in Nigeria, a government official said on Monday. In Gulumba … Continued

5th Nov 2013

Tunisia political roadmap stalls over prime minister selection

  Tunisia’s governing Islamists and an opposition coalition have suspended talks, after failing to agree on a prime minister. The parties are trying to build a non-partisan government to pave the way for elections. After delaying the deadline twice, the … Continued

5th Nov 2013

Egypt: Morsi denounces court at start of trial in Egypt

The trial of former Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi has adjourned after its first session. Morsi declared in court he was still the president of Egypt and that the court had no right to try him. Following Mohammed Morsi’s defiant appearance … Continued

4th Nov 2013

Nigeria stampede leaves 24 dead

LAGOS, (Xinhua): At least 24 people died and many others injured in a stampede in Nigeria’s southern state of Anambra, local sources said on Sunday. The tragedy occurred on Saturday at a gathering sponsored by St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, the … Continued

4th Nov 2013

DRC: M23 rebels declare ceasefire with DRC government

Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo have declared a ceasefire in their conflict with the army. There was no immediate reaction from the military, which made important advances this week against the M23 group. The rebels from the M23 … Continued

3rd Nov 2013

Niger arrests 150 migrants in crackdown over Sahara bodies find

Niger has arrested close to 150 people crossing the Sahara to Algeria over the past couple of days. The crackdown comes after the bodies of 92 migrants were found along the same route last month.   Authorities arrested the migrants … Continued

3rd Nov 2013

Mali: Two French journalists killed in Mali

  Two French journalists have been killed northern Mali, France’s foreign ministry has confirmed. The two had reportedly been interviewing a member of the Tuareg separatist group when they were kidnapped by gunmen.  The two journalists, working with Radio France … Continued

1st Nov 2013

Somalia: Kenyan military claims airstrike on al-Shabab training camp in Somalia

Kenya’s military says its air force has bombed a militant training camp inside Somalia. The raid follows September’s deadly attack by al-Shabab fighters on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. The Kenyan Defense Force (KDF) said Thursday its warplanes had … Continued

1st Nov 2013

Egypt: Mursi supporters call for protests ahead of trial

Supporters of Egypt’s ousted Islamist President Mohammed Mursi called on Thursday for daily protests in the four days before his trial on November 4, raising the specter of more violence in a crisis that has already cost hundreds of lives. … Continued

31st Oct 2013

Egypt police enter top university to disperse protesters

  Police guard at the gate of Al-Azhar University in eastern Cairo’s Nasr City district on Oct. 30, 2013. Egyptian police entered Al-Azhar University on Wednesday to disperse Muslim Brotherhood supporters, official news agency MENA quoted an interior ministry official … Continued

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