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Somalia: Al Shabab claim deadly attack on African Union hotel in Somalia
19th Mar 2014

Somalia: Al Shabab claim deadly attack on African Union hotel in Somalia

  The Somali al Qaeda-linked group al Shabab has claimed responsibility for an attack on a hotel, used by Somali and African Union troops. Over a dozen people are reported to have been killed. Security officals said an al Shabab … Continued

18th Mar 2014

Nigeria road crashes kill 65 in one day

LAGOS, (Xinhua): At least 65 people died in three road accidents on Monday in Nigeria, the country’s Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has announced. Fifty-five people were feared dead early Monday in two separate car crashes in the country’s northeast … Continued

16th Mar 2014

Nigeria: Two stampedes kill at least 11

  LAGOS, (Xinhua): At least 11 people have been confirmed dead in two stampede incidents that occurred during the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment exercises in Abuja and Rivers State. Tayo Haastrup, spokesperson for the National Hospital in Abuja, Nigeria’s … Continued

Nigeria: More than 200 killed in attack in Borno state
15th Mar 2014

Nigeria: More than 200 killed in attack in Borno state

    ABUJA, (Xinhua): At least 212 people lost their lives in a gunfire between rebels and military operatives on Friday, according to local media reports. Sources said at least five soldiers, among them a woman, were killed in the … Continued

15th Mar 2014

Egyptian gunmen kill six soldiers at Cairo checkpoint

Gunmen killed six soldiers at a Cairo checkpoint Saturday in a morning attack the military blamed on the Muslim Brotherhood movement of deposed president Mohammed Mursi. Meanwhile, Egypt’s deadliest militant group said one of its founder has been accidentally killed … Continued

Nigeria: Gunmen kill dozens in northern Nigeria
14th Mar 2014

Nigeria: Gunmen kill dozens in northern Nigeria

  Dozens of people have been killed in northern Nigeria in what is believed to be clashes between rival ethnic groups. The region has seen months of violence over farmland.  A large gang of gunmen on motorcycles swept through villages … Continued

13th Mar 2014

Algerian police halt demonstration against Bouteflika

Algerian police prevented opposition leaders from marching on Wednesday to demand a boycott of next month’s election, in which President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seeking a fourth term in power. Bouteflika, 77, registered his candidacy for the April 17 vote last … Continued

9th Mar 2014

Libyan rebels load tanker, defy Tripoli

The Libyan government has threatened regional militants loading a large oil tanker that it could be bombed by air force and naval units. Eastern Libyan activists say they will share revenues from the seizure.   Separatists loading a tanker in … Continued

7th Mar 2014

Sudan: Over 40,000 South Sudanese refugees arrive in Sudan

KHARTOUM, (Xinhua): The number of South Sudanese refugees arriving in Sudan has reached between 40,000 to 42,000, the UN humanitarian affairs office said on Thursday. A weekly report released by the UN Office says that humanitarian organizations have provided assistance … Continued

7th Mar 2014

Algerian protesters denounce Bouteflika bid for a fourth presidential term

Algerian security forces on Thursday arrested at least 40 people protesting against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika standing for a fourth term next month, local media reported. “Long live Algeria!” and “Free and democratic Algeria!” protesters chanted before police intervened forcefully to … Continued

6th Mar 2014

Mozambique: Conflicts continue despite ongoing peace talks between Mozambique gov’t and opposition

MAPUTO, (Xinhua): Mozambique’s main opposition party Renamo complained on Wednesday for the attacks towards them from the government forces in central Mozambique, as the two sides already expressed their common will to cease fire early this week. The spokesperson of … Continued

6th Mar 2014

Egypt: 10 militants killed, 43 arrested in security raids in Sinai

ARISH, (Xinhua): At least ten extremists were killed and some 43 others were arrested Wednesday during a security raid in Egypt’s North Sinai province in northeast of the capital Cairo, a security source told Xinhua. “The extremists exchanged fire with … Continued

3rd Mar 2014

Libya: Two lawmakers shot as protesters storm parliament

Dozens of protesters have stormed Libya’s parliament building, shooting and injuring two lawmakers and wounding several others. The protesters were contesting the interim parliament’s decision to extend its mandate. General National Congress (GNC) spokesman Omar Hmidan told Al-Nabaa television armed … Continued

Nigeria: Bomb blasts kill 35 in northeast Nigeria state
2nd Mar 2014

Nigeria: Bomb blasts kill 35 in northeast Nigeria state

  LAGOS, (Xinhua): Police have confirmed that 35 people were killed on Saturday when twin explosions hit a business area in Maiduguri, capital of the northeastern state of Borno and headquarters of the militant Boko Haram sect. A bomb, suspected … Continued

2nd Mar 2014

Egypt’s new interim gov’t sworn in, Sisi remains defense minister

[Picture released by Middle East News Agency (MENA) shows Egypt's newly-appointed interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab (front 5th, L) and interim President Adli Mansour (front 6th, L) pose with the newly-appointed cabinet members at the Presidential Palace in Cairo (Xinhua/MENA)] … Continued

1st Mar 2014

Nigeria: Military kills 13 Boko Haram members in raids

LAGOS, (Xinhua): Nigeria troops killed 13 Boko Haram members and arrested 15 others during a raid on their make-shift camp between two northeastern states suffering most from the Islamist group’s attacks, a defense official said Friday. Many terrorists have been … Continued

1st Mar 2014

Central African Republic: French president visits troops in CAR

French President Francois Hollande has pledged his country’s commitment to the Central African Republic as it struggles to end ethnic clashes. His visit comes ahead of an increase to French and EU troop deployment. Speaking in the Central African Republic … Continued

27th Feb 2014

Egypt: Sisi keeps defense ministry post, raising questions on presidential bid

Egyptian army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will keep his post as defense minister in a new government, an official source said on Wednesday, quashing speculation he was about to announce a widely expected bid for the presidency. Sisi … Continued

26th Feb 2014

Egypt: New PM says to “crush terrorism”

Egypt’s prime minister-designate said on Tuesday his government would work to “crush terrorism” and that he hoped to form his new cabinet with the next three or four days. “We will work together to restore security and safety to Egypt … Continued

25th Feb 2014

Egypt government resigns ahead of presidential poll

The military-installed government of Egyptian prime minister Hazem al-Beblawi said Monday it has resigned, ahead of a presidential poll which will likely bring army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to power. Sisi, by far the country’s most popular political figure, has … Continued

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


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