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11th Dec 2013

Egypt: 14 killed in fuel truck explosion in Egypt

  As many as 14 people were killed and six others injured in an explosion of a fuel truck in the Nile Delta city of Kafr el-Zayat, 80 km far from the capital Cairo, the health ministry said on Tuesday. … Continued

11th Dec 2013

South Africa forgotten at Mandela’s memorial

Mourners at Nelson Mandela’s memorial at FNB Stadium on Tuesday were not given the space to mourn as they usually do. (Oupa Nkosi, M&G)   By Sarah Wild   South Africans have been forgotten in government’s quest to give the … Continued

10th Dec 2013

South Africa: Over 90 high-profile guests confirm attendance at Mandela’s memorial service

(File photo)   JOHANNESBURG, (Xinhua): A total of 91 high-profile guests including heads of state and government and 10 former heads of state had confirmed by Monday noon that they would attend the national memorial service at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, … Continued

10th Dec 2013

CAR: US to support airlifting AU peacekeepers to Central African Republic

  The US will help fly African Union peacekeeping troops to the Central African Republic as part of a French-led intervention. President Obama has urged calm in the country that has been in turmoil since a March coup. Defense Secretary … Continued

10th Dec 2013

Egypt: Tear gas in Cairo as Muslim Brotherhood leader starts trial

As the trial of the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood got under way in Cairo, students continued protests for a second day. Police fired tear gas on demonstrators as the defendant denounced the trial. Mohammed Badie, the leader of Egypt’s … Continued

9th Dec 2013

Cote d’Ivoire: 30 killed, over 50 injured in two road accidents in the country

ABIDJAN, (Xinhua): Two road accidents involving three buses and a truck transporting timber left a total of 30 people dead and over 50 others injured over the weekend in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire’s capital. On Sunday, a collision between a truck … Continued

8th Dec 2013

South Africa: Preparations in full swing for Mandela’s funeral

  A child lays flowers to mourn the death of former South African president Nelson Mandela on Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Dec. 7, (Xinhua/Li Qihua)   JOHANNESBURG, (Xinhua): The South African government announced on Saturday that … Continued

8th Dec 2013

CAR: France boosts troop numbers in Central African Republic

France will increase the number of its troops in the Central African Republic in response to the violence plaguing its former colony. The situation in the CAR has dominated talks at an African security summit in Paris. France will have … Continued

7th Dec 2013

Egypt: Police fire tear gas at rival protests in Cairo

Egyptian police used tear gas on Friday to end clashes in Cairo between supporters and opponents of ousted president Mohammed Mursi, the state news agency MENA said. Mursi’s supporters have been staging protests almost daily in many towns and cities … Continued

6th Dec 2013

Nelson Mandela, his own words on….

NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MENDELA HIS OWN WORDS ON…   …improving society “A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.”   “Education … Continued

6th Dec 2013

China: Chinese president mourns “world-renowned statesman” Mandela

BEIJING, (Xinhua): Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday expressed deep grief over the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95. In a message of condolences to his South African counterpart, Jacob … Continued

6th Dec 2013

Central African Republic: UN Security Council approves military intervention in CAR

The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution authorizing military action in the Central African Republic. France responded by saying it would send more troops to restore security and protect civilians “within days.” The 15-member council adopted the resolution allowing … Continued

6th Dec 2013

South Africa: World pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

[Apartheid – the strict segregation of black and white people – greatly affected Mandela’s childhood and youth.] World leaders are paying tribute to Nelson Mandela following his death US President Barack Obama said the anti-apartheid leader “transformed South Africa” while … Continued

6th Dec 2013

Libya: Three soldiers, one American citizen killed in Libya’s Benghazi

Two Libyan soldiers and an American teacher were shot dead in Benghazi on Thursday, medical and security officials said. A third soldier, who was attached to military intelligence, died when a bomb placed under his vehicle blew up, a security … Continued

South Africa: Nelson Mandela, father of the nation, dies
5th Dec 2013

South Africa: Nelson Mandela, father of the nation, dies

  Ahmed J Versi (L) shaking hands with Nelson Mandela being introduced by the then High Commissioner of South Africa,  Cheryl Caralous, in March 2000 at the South African High Commissioner’s residence. (Photo Copyright The Muslim News)   Mail and … Continued

5th Dec 2013

Libyan assembly votes to base all legislation on Shari’a

Libya’s national assembly voted on Wednesday to make sharia – Islamic law – the basis of all legislation and for state institutions in a decision that may impact banking, criminal and financial laws. Two years after the NATO-backed uprising that … Continued

3rd Dec 2013

Somalia’s parliament votes out Prime Minister

Somalia’s parliament has ousted Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon in a vote of confidence. Politicians blame wrangling over corruption allegations and personal loyalties.  Abdi Farah Shirdon, prime minister of the Horn of Africa nation for just over a year, lost … Continued

2nd Dec 2013

Egypt draft constitution approved for referendum

Egypt’s draft constitution has been approved for a referendum, but part of it is raising uncertainty over the country’s political transition. It came as police in Cairo used tear gas on protesters in Tahrir Square. A 50-member panel tasked with … Continued

30th Nov 2013

Mali’s separatists end ceasefire following clashes with army

A rebel separatist group in Mali has declared an end to a five-month ceasefire pact with the government following clashes in the city of Kidal. It follows elections marking a transition to democracy after a 2012 coup. Mali’s ethnic Tuareg … Continued

30th Nov 2013

Egypt: Police fire tear gas at Egyptian protesters defying ban

Police fired tear gas Friday at Islamists who demonstrated in Egypt, defying a new law banning unauthorized protests that has also angered secular activists following the beating and arrest of a leading blogger. The Muslim Brotherhood vowed to go ahead … Continued

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