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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

24th Jul 2013

South Sudan’s President Kiir sacks entire cabinet

State media in South Sudan has announced that President Salva Kiir fired all his ministers and deputy ministers, along with Vice President Riek Machar Teny. No reason was provided for the complete cabinet reshuffle. State television on Tuesday evening broadcast … Continued

23rd Jul 2013

Egypt: 2 killed in clashes over ousted President Morsi

CAIRO, (Xinhua): Two people were killed and several others injured on Monday during clashes between supporters and opponents of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, the state TV reported. At the symbolic Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, protestors from both sides … Continued

21st Jul 2013

South Africa: Mandela family declared ‘indigents’ for Mandla court case

Mail & Guardian: Mandela family members who took Mandla Mandela to court over the reburial of three of Mandela’s children received funding as “indigents”. Makaziwe Mandela and 15 other members of Nelson Mandela’s family, who took Mandla Mandela to court … Continued

21st Jul 2013

Egypt: 15 soldiers killed, 35 injured in car accident in northern Egypt

CAIRO, (Xinhua): Fifteen soldiers were killed and 35 others injured Sunday in a car accident in Egypt’s Beheira governorate, north of the capital Cairo, state-run al-Ahram online reported. The injured were sent to a nearby hospital, the report said. According … Continued

20th Jul 2013

Egypt: Two killed, 7 injured as rival protesters clash

CAIRO, (Xinhua): At least two people were killed and seven injured in overnight clashes between supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohamed Morsi in northern Egypt, state-run Ahram online reported on Saturday. In the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, a … Continued

21st Jul 2013

Egypt: Clashes at pro-Mursi rallies kill two women, one boy

Three Egyptians were killed during clashes between supporters and opponents of deposed President Mohammed Mursi late on Friday, after thousands rallied in Egyptian cities demanding the reinstatement of the Islamist leader. Two women and a 13-year-old boy were killed and … Continued

20th Jul 2013

Egypt: Pro-Mursi protests continue despite crackdown threats

Tens of thousands of Islamists poured onto Egypt’s streets on Friday demanding the reinstatement of ousted president Mohammed Mursi, amid warnings by the military of a crackdown on violent protests. The rallies come a day after Mursi’s army-installed successor President … Continued

19th Jul 2013

Sudan: 37 killed, 40 injured in traffic accident in eastern Sudan

KHARTOUM,  (Xinhua): As many as 37 people were killed and 40 others injured in a traffic accident on Wednesday in Sudan’ s eastern Kassala State, Alahram Alyoum daily reported Thursday. “The 37 people were killed when a passenger bus violently … Continued

19th Jul 2013

Egypt army kills ten militants in Sinai desert

Ten jihadis have been killed in Egypt’s restive Sinai peninsula in the past two days during an army offensive against Islamist militants, the official MENA news agency reported on Thursday. “The security operation carried out by the armed forces in … Continued

18th Jul 2013

South Africa: Mandela’s progress ‘remarkable’ as world celebrates his 95th birthday

The health of former president Nelson Mandela is “steadily improving”, while Barack Obama sends his family’s wishes for Madiba’s 95th birthday. “Madiba remains in hospital in Pretoria, but his doctors have confirmed that his health is steadily improving,” spokesperson Mac … Continued

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