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3rd Aug 2013

Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party wins majority in Zimbabwe election

According to preliminary results by Zimbabwe’s election commission, President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party has won a parliamentary majority. However, the opposition has disputed the elections calling them a “farce.” Preliminary results by the election commission showed Mugabe’s Zanu-PF has won … Continued

3rd Aug 2013

Egypt: Mursi followers slam Kerry comments on coup ahead of rallies

Supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Mursi urged fresh rallies on Friday, raising fears of renewed violence as police prepared to disperse their Cairo sit-ins The call came as the Muslim Brotherhood slammed US Secretary of State John Kerry after … Continued

2nd Aug 2013

Egyptian government intensifies calls for protesters to disperse

Egypt’s interior ministry promised Mohammed Mursi’s supporters “safe exit” Thursday if they quickly leave their Cairo protest camps, as police prepared to disperse them amid international appeals for restraint. The call to disperse came after an early Thursday meeting in … Continued

1st Aug 2013

Zimbabwe: African Union monitors give Zimbabwe elections early seal of approval

Early reports suggest Zimbabwe’s elections have been “free and fair,” the head of the African Union’s monitoring team has said. Voter turnout was reportedly high despite initial allegations of fraud. Shortly after polls began to close late on Wednesday the … Continued

1st Aug 2013

Egypt cabinet calls for “all necessary measures” against Mursi supporters

Egypt’s cabinet tasked police on Wednesday to take “all necessary measures” to end protests by supporters of ousted president Mohammed Mursi, warning that their demonstrations pose a national security threat. “The continuation of the dangerous situation in Rabaa al-Adawiya and … Continued

31st Jul 2013

Sudan: 136 people killed in tribal clashes in Darfur

KHARTOUM,  (Xinhua): At least 136 people were killed in tribal clashes in Sudan’s Darfur region, a local official told Xinhua Tuesday. “Clashes broke out on Monday between Miseria and Al-Salamat tribes in Central Darfur state,” said Ahmed Abdul-Rahman Al- Dikhairi, … Continued

30th Jul 2013

Egypt: 15 killed in street fight in Cairo

CAIRO, (Xinhua): At least 15 people were killed Monday evening in a brawl between street vendors and a shop owner over space in downtown Cairo, state-run MENA news agency reported. “The fight started when vendors attempted to establish their stands … Continued

30th Jul 2013

Nigeria: Multiple explosions rock Christian district in Kano

A series of explosions have torn through a predominantly Christian district in Nigeria’s largest northern city, Kano. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blasts. At least 10 people were killed and at least as many were injured … Continued

29th Jul 2013

Nigeria: Separate weekend attacks kill 31 in the country

ABUJA, (Xinhua): At least 31 people were killed in separate weekend attacks by gunmen in northeast and central-north Nigeria, military and local government officials said Sunday. Five villagers and an assailant were killed in an attack on Kumbur village in … Continued

29th Jul 2013

Nigeria: Six killed in village attack in Plateau State

JOS, (Xinhua): Six people were confirmed dead Sunday by military and local government officials in central north Nigeria’s Plateau State, following an attack by unknown gunmen on a village in the state. Muhamadu Zakari, chairman of a local government council, … Continued

29th Jul 2013

Egypt: EU’s Ashton arrives in Cairo amid deepening crisis

CAIRO, (Xinhua): The European Union(EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton arrived in Cairo on Sunday evening for a two-day visit to the Arab world’s most populous country amid a deepening political crisis. Ashton is scheduled to hold talks with top … Continued

28th Jul 2013

Somalia: Two dead in attack on Turkish centre in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, (Xinhua): Two people were killed and several injured after gunmen stormed Turkish centre in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, witnesses and police said. The Turkish centre is used by staff of Turkish’s Red Crescent and Embassy staff in … Continued

28th Jul 2013

Tunisia: Police fire tear gas on Tunis protesters following Brahmi funeral

Thousands have taken to the streets in Tunisia’s capital to participate in the funeral march for slain opposition politician Mohammed Brahmi. Police fired tear gas on crowds gathering outside parliament. Mourners came out in the thousands in Tunis on Saturday … Continued

28th Jul 2013

Libya: Protesters ransack Muslim Brotherhood offices in Libya

Thousands of Libyans protested on Saturday against parties including the Muslim Brotherhood blamed for a wave of violence a day after a series of deadly attacks in the east. Protesters ransacked offices of both the Brotherhood’s political wing the Party … Continued

Egypt: Death toll of clashes rises to 139 , 4500 wounded
27th Jul 2013

Egypt: Death toll of clashes rises to 139 , 4500 wounded

[An injured supporter of the deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi receives medical treatment in a makeshift hospital after clashes with riot policemen in Cairo, Egypt, early on July 27, 2013. Death toll of clashes erupting late Friday between supporters and opponents … Continued

26th Jul 2013

Kenya: At least 4 killed, 4 injured in Nairobi road accident

NAIROBI, (Xinhua): At least four people were killed and four others seriously injured in a road accident that occurred in the Kenyan capital Nairobi late Thursday. Traffic Police Commandant Samuel Kimaru confirmed the incident involving a bus that rammed onto … Continued

26th Jul 2013

Tunisian opposition politician assassinated outside his home

Tunisian opposition politician and assembly member Mohammed Brahmi was killed outside of his home on Thursday, local media reported. “Mohammed Brahmi, general coordinator of the Popular Movement and member of the National Constituent Assembly, was shot dead outside his home … Continued

25th Jul 2013

Egypt pro-Morsi supporters denounce army-planned rallies as call for “civil war”

Egypt’s army called for nationwide rallies to protest the ongoing violence, as several attacks in Egypt killed three on Wednesday, sparking outrage from Islamists, who called the rallies an “announcement of civil war” and announced counter-demonstrations. Egypt’s army chief Abdel … Continued

24th Jul 2013

Mozambique: Road crash kills 15 in Zambezia province

MAPUTO, (Xinhua): A mini-bus crashed with a speeding lorry loaded with logs in central Mozambique on Tuesday morning, killing 15 people and seriously injuring nine others, state media reported. According to Radio Mozambique, the head-on crash occurred at 9: 00 … Continued

24th Jul 2013

Egypt: Death toll rises to 12 in rival clashes

CAIRO, (Xinhua): Death toll of the continued Egyptian clashes between supporters and opponents of ousted Islamist- oriented President Mohamed Morsi has risen to 12 late Tuesday after three people died of their injuries. Nine people were killed and 33 injured … Continued

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview 29 May 2013 and aired on 12 June 2013


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