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10th Aug 2013

Mali’s presidential candidate denounces electoral fraud

BAMAKO, (Xinhua): Mali’s presidential candidate Soumaila Cisse denounced electoral fraud in the July 28 election late Friday, vowing to win in the second round scheduled for Sunday. “Unfortunately some small faults in the first round have tarnished the results. There … Continued

10th Aug 2013

Somalia: Four dead, 2 injured in Ethiopian military plane crash in Mogadishu airport

MOGADISHU, (Xinhua): Four people died and two others were wounded after Ethiopian military plane crash-lands at the international airport in the Somali capital Mogadishu, African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said on Friday. The press released by AMISOM confirmed that … Continued

8th Aug 2013

Mali’s top court dismisses electoral fraud, paves way for vote

Mali’s Constitutional Court has rejected allegations of fraud in the country’s first round of presidential elections. The ruling paves the way for a second round vote on Sunday. The Constitutional Court confirmed former Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita as the … Continued

7th Aug 2013

Tunisian opposition supporters mass as national assembly is suspended

Opposition supporters have gathered in Tunis for the largest protests there since the start of the latest political crisis, which followed a politician’s assassination. The national assembly has suspended its work. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets … Continued

7th Aug 2013

Kenya: Flights suspended at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport after fire breaks out at arrival terminal

JKIA workers look at a huge fire at the airport’s arrival terminal [Photo: Courtesy @renjiSAN]   By Cyrus Ombati NAIROBI, (Standard):  Jomo Kenyatta International Airport ( JKIA) has been closed indefinitely after a huge  fire broke out at the arrival terminal. … Continued

5th Aug 2013

Morocco king revokes pardon granted to Spanish paedophile

RABAT, (Xinhua): Morocco’s King Mohamed VI has revoked a pardon granted to a Spanish paedophile, official MAP news agency reported Sunday. The king “has decided to withdraw the pardon previously accorded to Daniel Galvan Fina,” said a statement published by … Continued

5th Aug 2013

Algeria: Army kills 3 Tunisian militants near border

ALGIERS, (Xinhua): The Algerian army killed Saturday three Tunisian militants in northeastern province of Tebessa near the border with Tunisia, a security source told Xinhua on Sunday. The three militants were intercepted by a reconnaissance unit of the Algerian army. … Continued

5th Aug 2013

Egypt PM discusses with US Dep Sec Burns on latest moves for transition

CAIRO, (Xinhua): Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem el- Beblawi met on Sunday with visiting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns and they discussed the recent developments in the country. During the meeting Beblawi stressed that the government is going on … Continued

4th Aug 2013

Morocco police violently disperses protests over pedophile pardon

Riot police broke up a protest by hundreds of Moroccans late on Friday against a royal pardon for a Spanish pedophile serving a 30-year sentence for raping and filming children as young as four. In running clashes with the demonstrators, … Continued

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

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