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25th May 2013

African Union: 50 years on

Kirubel Tadesse   This week marks the 50th year since the founding of a continent-wide organisation that spearheaded efforts to liberate Africa from colonial masters.   The 53-member African Union, which began in 2002, has been trying to emerge as … Continued

24th May 2013

Niger: Militants revenge attack hits military, uranium mine

Islamist groups have carried out suicide bombings at a Niger military base and a French-owned mine. The assault came in response to a French-led military operation this year which ousted Islamists from northern Mali. Islamist militants detonated car bombs within … Continued

22nd May 2013

Morocco: Five migrants die off Moroccan coast on way to Spain

RABAT, (Xinhua): Five migrants died overnight after their boat capsized off Nador coast of northern Morocco on their way to Spain, Moroccan interior ministry said Tuesday in a statement .   Seven other migrants in the boat, including four women, … Continued

21st May 2013

Ugandan police close 2 newspapers, 2 radio stations over sensitive letter

KAMPALA, (Xinhua): The Ugandan police on Monday closed two local newspapers and two radio stations in a bid to retrieve a sensitive letter and other documents alleging planned assassination plots of key government officials and military officers. Judith Nabakooba, police … Continued

20th May 2013

Tunisia: One killed, 14 injured in clashes between Salafists, police in Tunis

TUNIS, (Xinhua): A protester was killed on Sunday in Tunisian capital during clashes between police and a hardline Salafist group that was banned from holding their congress, official TAP news agency said. The protester, 27, who engaged in the pro-Islamist … Continued

19th May 2013

Nigerian troops arrest 65 rebels in northeast state

ABUJA, (Xinhua): Nigerian troops operating in northeast Borno State said on Saturday that 65 rebels had been apprehended so far by officers of the Special Task Force (STF). Spokesperson for the defense headquarters Brig.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, disclosed this in a … Continued

18th May 2013

Nigeria: Military blocks link roads in northern Nigeria to fish out terrorists

MAIDUGURI, (Xinhua): Residents on Friday said the special military force deployed to the restive Nigeria northeast states of Yobe and Borno cordoned off border roads linking the two states and Adamawa to prevent the Boko Haram militants from fleeing to … Continued

16th May 2013

Belgium: Billions pledged to Mali at Brussels conference

International donors have pledged more than 3.25 billion euros in aid to help convert the West African state of Mali into a viable nation rather than a terrorist haven. International donors meeting in Brussels have raised a higher-than-expected 3.25-billion-euros ($4.1 … Continued

15th May 2013

Nigeria: 11 killed in village attack

KADUNA, (Xinhua): At least 11 people were killed on Tuesday in an attack on a village in central north Nigeria, according to security sources. Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen struck Zangang Village in Kaduna State. The raid also left several … Continued

14th May 2013

Libya: At least 3 killed in blast at hospital car park in Benghazi

TRIPOLI, (Xinhua): At least three people were killed and six others wounded after an explosion hit on Monday a hospital car park in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, a medical source told Xinhua, while official death toll is still unavailable. … Continued

13th May 2013

Libya: Militiamen bomb two more Benghazi police stations

Two more police stations were attacked in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi in the early hours of Sunday morning, the local council said, after two others were bombed on Friday. The attacks are the latest signs of insecurity in Libya’s … Continued

12th May 2013

Egypt stops al Qa’ida terror plot against foreign embassy

Egyptian security forces have foiled a plan by an al Qaeda cell to carry out a series of suicide attacks on a foreign embassy and state offices. The Interior Ministry says three militants have been captured. Egyptian Interior Ministry spokesman … Continued

11th May 2013

Egypt’s Mubarak appears in court for retrial

CAIRO,  (Xinhua): Egyptian ousted President Hosni Mubarak appeared at court in Cairo for the first session of his retrial over charges of responsibility for killing protestors and corruption, state TV reported on Saturday.   Mubarak’s two sons Alaa and Gamal, … Continued

10th May 2013

Somalia: Flash floods kill 7 children, displace 50,000 in S. Somalia

NAIROBI, (Xinhua): Flash floods from heavy rains in southern Somalia have killed seven children, displaced 50,000 others and inundated 6,400 hectares of farmland in parts of the Horn of Africa nation, the UN said on Thursday.   UN Office for … Continued

9th May 2013

Nigeria: Over 20 policemen killed in fresh attack in central Nigeria

ABUJA, (Xinhua): More than 20 policemen have been killed by a militia group known as Ombatse at Atakio village in central north Nigeria’s Nasarawa State, the state governor Umaru Al-Makura said on Wednesday. Al-Makura told reporters in Abuja that the … Continued

8th May 2013

Al-Qa’ida urges attacks on French interests

One of the leaders of north African branch of Al-Qaeda issued a call on Tuesday for Muslims around the world to launch attacks against French interests in retaliation for France’s military intervention in Mali. A leader of Al-Qaeda in North … Continued

8th May 2013

Nigeria: 55 killed in northeast Nigeria attack

MAIDUGURI, (Xinhua): Military and police officials on Tuesday confirmed that at least 55 people were killed when suspected Boko Haram sect attacked security formations in the Nigeria troubled northeast Borno State. Spokesman of the military led Joint Task Force (JTF) … Continued

7th May 2013

Egypt: Al-Azhar condemns Israeli attacks on Syria

CAIRO, (Xinhua): Egypt’s Al-Azhar, the most prestigious institution for Sunni Muslims in the world, has issued a strong warning to Israel over its recent airstrikes against Syria, official MENA news agency reported on Monday. In a statement, Al-Azhar warned Israel … Continued

7th May 2013

Egypt: 10 drown in River Nile during festival celebrations

    CAIRO, (Xinhua): Ten Egyptians drowned in the River Nile on Monday as they were celebrating the national holiday known as “Sham el-Nessim.” Three people drowned while swimming in Aswan, around 700 km south of the capital Cairo; four … Continued

7th May 2013

UK: Delegates gather to seek stability for Somalia

Delegates have gathered in London for a conference on Somalia, aimed at consolidating recent signs of progress in the country. The conference comes in the wake of a deadly suicide bombing that killed 11. Almost 50 countries, as well as … Continued

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