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Egypt: Netanyahu, Peres congratulate Sisi on electoral win
7th Jun 2014

Egypt: Netanyahu, Peres congratulate Sisi on electoral win

        [Photo: Egypt President al-Sisi Another photo shows Israeli PM Netanyahu and President Peres]   The prime minister and president of Israel both spoke with Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Friday to congratulate him on his victory in … Continued

Nigeria: Boko Haram overruns three Borno villages, kills dozens, burns houses, churches
6th Jun 2014

Nigeria: Boko Haram overruns three Borno villages, kills dozens, burns houses, churches

James Bwala Maiduguri, (Nigerian Tribune with Agency Report): SUSPECTED Boko Haram militants killed dozens of civilians in three villages of Borno State, a security source and a relative of one of the victims said on Wednesday. Gunmen, in combat clothing riding … Continued

Libya: Benghazi unrest leaves 20 dead
3rd Jun 2014

Libya: Benghazi unrest leaves 20 dead

 At least 20 people were killed and almost 70 wounded when the Libyan army and forces of a renegade general fought Islamist militants in the eastern city of Benghazi on Monday, medical sources said. Libya is in protracted turmoil three … Continued

Nigeria: 40 dead, many injured, at football fans bombing in Mubi
2nd Jun 2014

Nigeria: 40 dead, many injured, at football fans bombing in Mubi

    The number of casualties has not been confirmed in Nigeria, hours after reports of a deadly attack on football fans in the town of Mubi. Sources have not yet been able to confirm the venue where the blast … Continued

Sudanese mother facing apostasy death sentence ‘to be released soon’
1st Jun 2014

Sudanese mother facing apostasy death sentence ‘to be released soon’

A Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy, who gave birth to a daughter in custody this week, may receive a reprieve. A Foreign Ministry official has said that he expects “her to be released soon.”  An under-secretary in the … Continued

Malawi: Peter Mutharika wins controversial presidential election
31st May 2014

Malawi: Peter Mutharika wins controversial presidential election

      Following a dispute over last week’s vote, Peter Mutharika is to become Malawi’s next president. The outgoing president, Joyce Banda, said the elections had been fraught with “irregularities.”  Malawi’s electoral commission declared Peter Mutharika the winner of … Continued

Nigerian President vows ‘full-scale operation’ against terrorism
30th May 2014

Nigerian President vows ‘full-scale operation’ against terrorism

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered “a full-scale operation” to combat Boko Haram. He also issued reassurances that the more than 200 school girls kidnapped by the Islamist group would be found.   Jonathan said Thursday that he … Continued

Egypt: Sisi takes 93% of the vote in election marred by dismal turnout
30th May 2014

Egypt: Sisi takes 93% of the vote in election marred by dismal turnout

  Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the general who toppled Egypt’s first freely elected leader, took more than 90 percent of the vote in a presidential election marred by a dismal turnout, provisional results showed on Thursday, as he joined a long … Continued

Nigeria: 24 security operatives killed in clash with Boko Haram
28th May 2014

Nigeria: 24 security operatives killed in clash with Boko Haram

  ABUJA, (Xinhua): At least 24 security operatives have been killed in the latest onslaught with suspected Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Yobe, a local resident and military source said on Tuesday. The military source, who preferred … Continued

Egypt extends presidential vote to Wednesday amid low turnout
28th May 2014

Egypt extends presidential vote to Wednesday amid low turnout

  Egypt’s presidential election was extended by a day on Tuesday in an effort to boost lower than expected turnout that threatened to undermine the credibility of the front-runner, former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. After Sisi called for record … Continued

Nigerian Government ‘knows’ location of kidnapped school girls
27th May 2014

Nigerian Government ‘knows’ location of kidnapped school girls

    The Nigerian military knows where the school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are, according to its chief of defense staff. The abduction had prompted an international campaign demanding the girls’ safe return.  Over a month after a large … Continued

Nigeria: Dozens killed in road crash
26th May 2014

Nigeria: Dozens killed in road crash

    LAGOS, (Xinhua): Dozens of people died and several trailers, including a tanker loaded with petrol, were completely burnt in a road crash along the southwest Lagos-Ibadan expressway late Saturday, officials said Sunday. The accident also caused a prolonged … Continued

Mali: Tuareg rebels in nothern Mali agree to a ceasefire
24th May 2014

Mali: Tuareg rebels in nothern Mali agree to a ceasefire

    Tuareg rebels in northern Mali have agreed to a ceasefire with the government. This followed deadly clashes earlier in the week, which had threatened to plunge the country back into war. News agencies quoted sources for the three … Continued

Nigeria: More deaths reported in wake of twin Jos attacks
22nd May 2014

Nigeria: More deaths reported in wake of twin Jos attacks

Islamist militants have been blamed for the killing of up to 30 people in Nigeria. Reports of the attacks come after more than 100 people died in twin bomb blasts in the Nigerian city of Jos.  The AFP news agency … Continued

Nigeria: Death toll of market blasts in Jos rises to 118
21st May 2014

Nigeria: Death toll of market blasts in Jos rises to 118

  [Photo: Crowds gather at the scene of an explosion at Terminus Market in Jos. Stallkeepers salvage their belongings]   ABUJA, (Xinhua): Death toll of the twin blast on a busy market road in Nigeria’s central city of Jos on … Continued

Libya: Special forces unit joins rogue general Haftar
20th May 2014

Libya: Special forces unit joins rogue general Haftar

    [Libyan Gen. Khalifa Haftar addresses a press conference in Benghazi,]   The commander of the Libyan army’s special forces says his troops are joining forces with renegade general Khalifa Haftar, who has vowed to rid the country of … Continued

Egypt: Mass trials in Egypt sentence 163 Morsi supporters to long jail terms
19th May 2014

Egypt: Mass trials in Egypt sentence 163 Morsi supporters to long jail terms

    Courts in Egypt have jailed 163 supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi for up to fifteen years. The sentences come a week ahead of presidential elections.  The convictions in the courts in Cairo and in the Nile Delta … Continued

Nigeria: Car bomb hits Christian neighborhood in Kano
19th May 2014

Nigeria: Car bomb hits Christian neighborhood in Kano

A car bomb has exploded in the Nigerian city of Kano killing several people. The bomb was set off in a Christian neighborhood in the second most populous and mainly Muslim city.   At least five people were killed in … Continued

Libya: Death toll of Benghazi clashes rises to 79
18th May 2014

Libya: Death toll of Benghazi clashes rises to 79

  [File Photo: Clashes in Benghazi]   BENGHAZI, (Xinhua): Seventy-nine people were killed and 141 more injured after heavy fighting broke out Friday between two militants groups in Libya’s second largest city of Benghazi, an official at the Ministry of … Continued

Nigeria: Govt rejects deal with Boko Haram over kidnapped girls
15th May 2014

Nigeria: Govt rejects deal with Boko Haram over kidnapped girls

    According to Britain’s minister for Africa, Nigeria has rejected a swap with Boko Haram in exchange for a large group of kidnapped schoolgirls. Boko Haram had demanded the release of prisoners in exchange for the girls.  As a … Continued

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