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7th Apr 2013

Nigeria: Gunmen kill 11 in Midlu village attack

YOLA, (Xinhua): Police in Nigeria’s Adamawa State on Saturday confirmed reports that a total of 11 people were killed when an uncertain number of gunmen invaded a village in the country’s northeastern state State police spokesperson Mohammed Ibrahim disclosed this … Continued

7th Apr 2013

Egypt: 8 injured in protests across Egypt

CAIRO, (Xinhua): Eight people were injured across Egypt on Saturday as revolutionary April 6 Youth Movement marked its 5th anniversary with nationwide anti-government protests. “Seven people were injured in Cairo in protests outside the Supreme Courthouse while one was injured … Continued

Egypt: Christian-Muslim gunfight kills five
7th Apr 2013

Egypt: Christian-Muslim gunfight kills five

Christian-Muslim violence that erupted north of Cairo killed five people and left six other people wounded, Egyptian sources said on Saturday. “Five people were killed in the clashes, including four Christians. In addition to this, six others were wounded, at … Continued

Sudan, Egypt deny differences over borders, vow to enhance cooperation
6th Apr 2013

Sudan, Egypt deny differences over borders, vow to enhance cooperation

KHARTOUM, (Xinhua): Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Morsi on Friday denied reports of differences between the two countries on their common borders, and vowed to work together to promote cooperation. “There is no problem between us … Continued

Nigeria: 60 killed in southern Nigeria road accident
6th Apr 2013

Nigeria: 60 killed in southern Nigeria road accident

BENIN, (Xinhua): At least 60 people lost their lives on Friday in a road accident which occurred on Benin-Ore road located in southern Nigeria, according to rescue officials and officers of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC). A truck, luxury … Continued

5th Apr 2013

Egypt: Al-Azhar dorm manager detained for role in food poisoning case

Al-Masry Al-Youm: Prosecutors ordered a four-day detention for the head of the Al-Azhar University student dormitories, Mohamed Reda, pending investigations into his role in the food poisoning of 561 students, who became ill after eating a meal in the student … Continued

5th Apr 2013

Sudan and Egypt: Islamist partners or reluctant allies?

By May Ali Khartoum, (Al-Akhbar): After more than a dozen trips to Arab and other countries, Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi will visit Sudan on Thursday. His 24-hour stay will include discussions with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, but observers say that … Continued

4th Apr 2013

Somalia: Sierra Leone peacekeeping troops arrive in Somalia

MOGADISHU, (Xinhua): Sierra Leone’s peacekeeping troops on Wednesday arrived in Somalia to join the African Union peacekeeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). “An advance team from the Sierra Leonean contingent arrived today in Somalia… They will operate alongside the Kenyan contingent,” … Continued

4th Apr 2013

Egypt passes law allowing religious slogans in election campaigns

CAIRO, (Xinhua): Egypt’s Shura Council (upper house of parliament) on Wednesday passed a political rights law after deleting a controversial clause that bans religious slogans in election campaigns, official news agency MENA reported. The cancellation of the clause triggered a … Continued

Tanzania: Three dead, 11 missing in Arusha region’s mine accident
2nd Apr 2013

Tanzania: Three dead, 11 missing in Arusha region’s mine accident

ARUSHA, (Xinhua): Three people died and 11 others were missing when a gravel mine collapsed on Monday in Moshono area of Arusha Region, northern part of Tanzania. Police in Arusha confirmed the accident, as rescue team was busy working on … Continued

2nd Apr 2013

Sudan: President announces release of all Sudanese political prisoners

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has announced the release all political prisoners. The move was cautiously welcomed by the opposition as tensions with South Sudan begin to ease. “Today, we announce a decision to free all the political prisoners and renew … Continued

Myanmar school fire kills more than a dozen students
2nd Apr 2013

Myanmar school fire kills more than a dozen students

A fire at a mosque housing orphans has killed at least 13 children. The fire comes amid heightened Buddhist-Muslim tension, but police have blamed the blaze on an electrical short circuit. The fire began early Monday morning local time in … Continued

1st Apr 2013

South Africa: Mandela continues to receive treatment in hospital

JOHANNESBURG, (Xinhua): Former South African President Nelson Mandela continued to receive treatment in hospital four days after re-admission, the Presidency said. “The Presidency has been advised by the doctors that former President Nelson Mandela had a restful day and continues … Continued

1st Apr 2013

Nigerian soldier, 14 suspected militants killed in Kano raid

KANO, (Xinhua): One Nigerian soldier and 14 suspects of the Boko Haram sect were killed Sunday in the north-western city Kano, according to the military. Spokesman of the Joint Task Force (JTF), Captain Ikedichi Iweha, told Xinhua that one soldier … Continued

1st Apr 2013

Central African Republic names post-coup government

Coup leader and self-proclaimed president Michel Djotodia has formed a caretaker government for the Central African Republic. In addition to the presidency, Djotodia will also assume the post of defense minister.   In a decree read on national radio Sunday, … Continued

Mali: Militants attack Timbuktu, French troops deployed
1st Apr 2013

Mali: Militants attack Timbuktu, French troops deployed

Islamist militants have launched an attack on Timbuktu in northern Mali, penetrating the city center. French forces have deployed to help the Malian military repel the Islamist fighters.   Malian troops evacuated the regional governor and two foreign journalists from … Continued

As death toll from gruesome tower tumble hits 25, experts warn more Dar buildings will fall
31st Mar 2013

As death toll from gruesome tower tumble hits 25, experts warn more Dar buildings will fall

By Athuman Mtulya Dar es Salaam, (The Citizen Reporter & The Muslim News): As the official death toll of the disaster caused by a high-rise building that collapsed in Dar es Salaam rose to at least 25, including 4 children, … Continued

31st Mar 2013

Kenya: At least four feared dead as demonstrations rocks Kisumu city

By Robert Manyara, Chris Mgidu and Njoroge Kaburo   NAIROBI, (Xinhua): At least four people are feared dead following demonstration that broke out in Kenya’s third biggest city of Kisumu late on Saturday shortly after the supreme court verdict announced … Continued

31st Mar 2013

South Africa: Five killed in helicopter crash

JOHANNESBURG,  (Xinhua): A South African Air Force (SAAF) helicopter crashed Saturday night, leaving five people dead, the South African Press Association reported on Sunday.   The tragedy occurred as the A109 helicopter was on a routine patrol over the Kruger … Continued

31st Mar 2013

Chinese president Xi back to Beijing after four-nation tour, BRICS summit

BEIJING, March 31 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Beijing Sunday morning after state visits to Russia, Tanzania, South Africa and the Republic of Congo.   In South Africa, Xi also attended the fifth leaders’ summit of BRICS … Continued

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