31st May 2013

Sudan: 64 killed in fresh tribal clashes in Sudan’s South Darfur state

KHARTOUM, (Xinhua): At least 64 people were killed and dozens injured in renewed clashes between Al-Gimir and Bani Halba tribes in Sudan’s South Darfur State, Khartoum’s Alahram Alyoum daily reported Thursday. The paper said South Darfur State has affirmed that … Continued

30th May 2013

Tunisia: Three topless Femen members arrested in Tunisia

Three young European women with topless protest group Femen were arrested on Wednesday after baring their breasts in central Tunis, a first in the Arab world, an AFP journalist reported. Standing outside the main courthouse, the women, two French and … Continued

29th May 2013

Libyan parliament chief ousted by ban on Qaddafi-era officials

The president of Libya’s parliament, Mohammed al-Megarif, has resigned his post in compliance with a law banning Gadhafi-era officials from holding office. Megarif led an opposition-in-exile group for decades. As the first official to be ousted by the ban, Megarif … Continued

28th May 2013

Ethiopia: African Union accuses ICC prosecutors of ‘racial hunt’

The African Union has called for international war crimes prosecutors to drop proceedings against the Kenyan president and his deputy. The bloc’s chairman claims African leaders are being targeted on a racial basis. Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, on Monday … Continued

27th May 2013

Kenya: Suspected terrorist was freed after UK request

  Michael Adebolajo By Willis Oketch and David Ochami Mombasa, (Standard): One of the two men held for butchering a soldier on a London street last week was freed from Kenyan custody at the request of UK officials, it emerged … Continued

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



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