Cameroon: 100 suspected Boko Haram militants killed by Cameroonian army
28th Dec 2014

Cameroon: 100 suspected Boko Haram militants killed by Cameroonian army

YAOUNDE, (Xinhua): More than 100 suspected Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram militants were killed and over 200 arrested during an operation conducted by Cameroonian army on Friday night in Far-North Region of Cameroon, an army source told Xinhua over phone … Continued

Libya fighting has killed hundreds of civilians
24th Dec 2014

Libya fighting has killed hundreds of civilians

      Hundreds of civilians in Libya have been killed in fighting since late August, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning commanders of armed groups that they could face prosecution for possible war crimes including executions and torture. … Continued

Tunisians fear the return of the Ben Ali era after Essebsi’s victory
24th Dec 2014

Tunisians fear the return of the Ben Ali era after Essebsi’s victory

    Tunisia’s presidential vote has been hailed as a landmark, but some veterans of the 2011 revolution fear the victory of an 88-year-old from the old guard will bring a return to repression. For his opponents, Beji Caid Essebsi’s … Continued

Egypt detains 102 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members
20th Dec 2014

Egypt detains 102 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members

    Egyptian security forces detained 102 members of the Muslim Brotherhood group in raids across five provinces, the Interior Ministry said in a statement Friday. The detainees were involved in “terrorist” attacks targeting policemen, judges and infrastructure, the statement … Continued

Tunisia: ISIS-linked group claims 2013 murders of secular Tunisian politicians
19th Dec 2014

Tunisia: ISIS-linked group claims 2013 murders of secular Tunisian politicians

      Jihadists who have since joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group claimed the 2013 murders of two secular politicians (pictured above) that plunged Tunisia into crisis, warning of more killings just days before a presidential … Continued

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

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