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

18th Jul 2013

Democratic Republic of Congo: 51 more rebels reported dead in DR Congo clash

KINSHASA,  (Xinhua): At least 51 rebels of the March 23 movement (M23) were killed in the ongoing clash in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), after the government reported 120 of its members dead, according to … Continued

Algeria: 5.1-magnitude quake shakes northern Algeria, 11 injured
18th Jul 2013

Algeria: 5.1-magnitude quake shakes northern Algeria, 11 injured

    [Two women sit in the ruins of their house collapsed in the earthquake shaking the locality of Hammam Melouene, in the province of Blida, 45 km south of Algiers, in Algeria, on July 17. (Xinhua/Mohamed Kadri) ]   ALGIERS, … Continued

17th Jul 2013

Democratic Republic of Congo: Over 120 rebels killed in eastern DR Congo clash

KINSHASA, (Xinhua): More than 120 rebels have been killed in the latest clash in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), according to the Central African country’s Media Minister and government spokesman Lambert Mende. The government forces … Continued

17th Jul 2013

Egypt: New cabinet sworn in by military govt

Egypt has sworn in its first cabinet since Islamist President Mohammed Morsi was deposed almost two weeks ago. Supporters of the ousted president have been quick to denounce the new cabinet and reject its authority. The new 35-member Egyptian cabinet … Continued

16th Jul 2013

Egypt: Fresh clashes in Egypt as US envoy Burns continues talks

Mass demonstrations by Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Cairo turned violent overnight. This has overshadowed the first visit by a senior US official since the coup on July 3rd. Fighting between Islamist supporters of Egypt’s deposed president Mohammed Morsi and the police … Continued

16th Jul 2013

Egypt: Today’s kings are tomorrow’s prisoners

By Sarah El Sirgany   Cairo, (Al-Akhbar): The only lesson that has been hammered in over and over again during the past two and half years is that nothing remains the same. Today’s kings are tomorrow’s prisoners. But it’s a … Continued

15th Jul 2013

Nigeria: At least 6 killed in road accident outskirts of Abuja

ABUJA,  (Xinhua): At least six people were killed in a road accident involving an oil tanker and two commuter buses late Saturday in the outskirts of Abuja, authorities said Sunday. Some 16 others were injured in the accident, which also … Continued

15th Jul 2013

Egypt: PM fills key cabinet positions as ElBaradei sworn in as interim vice president

Egypt’s interim prime minister has filled several key ministerial positions as efforts continue to assemble a new cabinet. Meanwhile opposition leader Mohammed ElBaradei has been sworn in as interim vice president. Former ambassador to the United States, Nabil Fahmy, accepted … Continued

14th Jul 2013

Egypt: Brotherhood’s party not to participate in future politics: advisor

By Marwa Yahya CAIRO,  (Xinhua): Egypt’s Freedom and Justice Party ( FJP), the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, will not participate in the country’s political process after its president was ousted by the military earlier this month, a party … Continued

14th Jul 2013

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood calls for more rallies in support of Mursi

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood called on Saturday for more mass demonstrations in support of ousted President Mohammed Mursi after a huge pro-Mursi march broke up peacefully before dawn, ending a week in which at least 90 people were killed. The Brotherhood, … Continued

12th Jul 2013

Egypt: Policeman killed by gunmen in Sinai

NORTH SINAI,  (Xinhua): A policeman was killed and a recruit was seriously injured early Friday as gunmen attacked a checkpoint in North Sinai, a security source told Xinhua. “The gunmen were driving a small vehicle when they attacked a checkpoint … Continued

11th Jul 2013

Nigeria: Building collapses in Lagos suburb

LAGOS, (Xinhua): A residential building has collapsed in the Nigeria city of Lagos, with dozens of people believed to be trapped under the rubble, rescue agency said early Thursday. Spokesperson for Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)Ibrahim Farinloye, said the three-story … Continued

11th Jul 2013

Egypt transition plans threatened after Brotherhood crackdown

Military-issued arrest warrants for Muslim Brotherhood officials have complicated Egypt’s transition plans. The foreign ministry, meanwhile, has said ousted President Mohammed Morsi is being held in a “safe place.” Political infighting was threatening Egypt’s transition plans Thursday after the army … Continued

10th Jul 2013

Egypt: How SCAF manipulated its adversaries

By Abdel Rahman Youssef Cairo, (Al-Akhbar): No one in Egypt has come out on top over the past two years except the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), both its old and current versions. Ever since the 2011 revolution, … Continued

9th Jul 2013

Egypt: Dozens of Mursi loyalists killed in Cairo clashes

Dozens of Egyptians, most of them supporters of ousted president Mohammed Mursi, were killed Monday while demonstrating against last week’s military coup, triggering an Islamist uprising call and dashing the army’s hopes for an interim civilian administration. The Muslim Brotherhood, … Continued

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