Burkina Faso reaches agreement on civilian transition
14th Nov 2014

Burkina Faso reaches agreement on civilian transition

  Military, civilian and religious leaders in Burkina Faso have reached an agreement to return the country to civilian rule after two weeks of uncertainty. The accord was agreed to unanimously. Nearly two weeks after the ouster of President Blaise … Continued

Libya: Blasts hit three cities killing seven, wounding 20
13th Nov 2014

Libya: Blasts hit three cities killing seven, wounding 20

  [Photo: Two attacks in the eastern towns of Tobruk and Labraq have killed at least seven people (Twitter) ]   Car bombs exploded in eastern Libyan towns under the control of the internationally recognized government on Wednesday, killing at … Continued

Somalia: Up to 50,000 affected by seasonal flooding
12th Nov 2014

Somalia: Up to 50,000 affected by seasonal flooding

  UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua): The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Tuesday that seasonal flooding has been reported in several regions of Somalia, affecting up to 50,000 people. “Humanitarian partners had pre-positioned emergencies supplies ahead … Continued

Egypt: Two students killed as security forces disperse pro-Mursi rallies
8th Nov 2014

Egypt: Two students killed as security forces disperse pro-Mursi rallies

    Two young protesters were reportedly killed Friday when Egyptian security forces dispersed rallies staged by anti-regime demonstrations in Cairo and the central Fayoum province. An engineering student was killed when security forces “assaulted” a rally in the Ain … Continued

Burkina Faso talks set transition timetable
6th Nov 2014

Burkina Faso talks set transition timetable

  Negotiators in Burkina Faso have issued a statement pledging elections in 2015 and an “eminent civilian personality” to lead the transition. Three African presidents had visited to urge the military to relinquish power. Representatives from Burkina Faso’s army, political … Continued

Tunisia: Three Tunisian soldiers killed, 12 injured in attack
6th Nov 2014

Tunisia: Three Tunisian soldiers killed, 12 injured in attack

    Three Tunisian soldiers were killed and 12 others were injured in an attack by suspected militants on Wednesday on a bus carrying soldiers in northwest Tunisia, the Defense Ministry said. “Terrorists attacked a bus carrying military personnel … … Continued

Burkina Faso: Opposition parties reject military takeover
2nd Nov 2014

Burkina Faso: Opposition parties reject military takeover

  A coalition of opposition parties in Burkina Faso has warned against Isaac Zida’s leadership and called for a mass rally in the capital, Ouagadougou. The move follows protests throughout the country that turned violent. Following an announcement on Saturday … Continued

Egypt: Bomb blast injures three civilians in Cairo
1st Nov 2014

Egypt: Bomb blast injures three civilians in Cairo

CAIRO, (Xinhua): A bomb blast wounded three civilians early Saturday in the Egyptian capital Cairo, the state-run MENA news agency reported. The bomb, hidden in a rubbish bin, went off at around 4:30 a.m., injuring three street cleaners, the report … Continued

Nigeria: Boko Haram claims to have German hostage, denies ceasefire
1st Nov 2014

Nigeria: Boko Haram claims to have German hostage, denies ceasefire

  Militant group Boko Haram is reportedly holding a German hostage who was kidnapped in July. The group’s leader has also claimed that a report of a ceasefire with the Nigerian government was a “lie.” Nigerian militant group Boko Haram … Continued

Burkina Faso: Compaore says will step down as  president
31st Oct 2014

Burkina Faso: Compaore says will step down as president

    Burkina Faso’s president says he is ready to discuss a transitional government. Blaise Compaore has pledged to hand over power once the interim regime runs its course. Compaore also said he would lift a “state of siege” announced … Continued

Tunisia’s leading secular party winner in parliamentary vote: preliminary results
28th Oct 2014

Tunisia’s leading secular party winner in parliamentary vote: preliminary results

    Tunisia’s main secular party was upbeat with the count underway Monday after the first parliamentary election since Tunisia’s 2011 uprising. The vote pitted Islamist party al-Nahda against its main secular rival Nidaa Tounes – also known as Call … Continued

Nigeria: Gunmen kill 17, abduct 30 teenagers in Borno State attacks
27th Oct 2014

Nigeria: Gunmen kill 17, abduct 30 teenagers in Borno State attacks

  ABUJA, (Xinhua): Gunmen killed at least 17 people and abducted 30 teenagers in renewed attacks in northeastern Nigeria’s state of Borno, epicenter of Boko Haram violence in the West African country, a local government chief said on Sunday. The … Continued

Botswana’s ruling party wins parliamentary elections
26th Oct 2014

Botswana’s ruling party wins parliamentary elections

  The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has renewed its parliamentary majority, according to election commission officials. The BDP’s victory also sets up President Ian Khama for a second term in office. Botswana’s election commission announced on Sunday that the … Continued

Egypt: 25 Egyptian soldiers killed, dozens injured in Sinai bomb
25th Oct 2014

Egypt: 25 Egyptian soldiers killed, dozens injured in Sinai bomb

  At least 25 soldiers were killed and tens injured in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Friday by a car bomb that targeted two armored vehicles stopped at a checkpoint, security sources said. The bomb attack targeted a military convoy of … Continued

Egypt: Cairo University bomb wounds nine
23rd Oct 2014

Egypt: Cairo University bomb wounds nine

    A bomb exploded outside the gates of Cairo University on Wednesday, an Egyptian police official said ,wounding at least nine people, among them police and civilians. Police cordoned off the area and scoured it with sniffer dogs. An … Continued

Libya: Security mayhem a living hell for Benghazi residents, killing 73
23rd Oct 2014

Libya: Security mayhem a living hell for Benghazi residents, killing 73

  By: Ahmed al-Zaaleek   Benghazi: There has been unprecedented deterioration in the security situation in the city of Benghazi in northeast Libya, taking a large toll on the lives of its citizens. Since October 15, the fighting that has … Continued

Nigeria: Doubts emerge after purported Boko Haram deal
18th Oct 2014

Nigeria: Doubts emerge after purported Boko Haram deal

  Observers are urging caution over an apparent deal to end hostilities between the Nigerian government and militant group Boko Haram. Plans to release more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls have also not yet been confirmed. Doubts have overclouded a purported … Continued

Democratic Rep of Congo: New attack in Congo leaves more than 20 dead
18th Oct 2014

Democratic Rep of Congo: New attack in Congo leaves more than 20 dead

  Several people have been killed in a new attack in the troubled east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, just days after a similar massacre. Victims of the attack reportedly include a soldier. Attackers killed 10 women, eight children … Continued

Egypt: Two police recruits killed in blast in Egypt Sinai
17th Oct 2014

Egypt: Two police recruits killed in blast in Egypt Sinai

  CAIRO, (Xinhua): At least two police recruits were killed and ten others injured as an explosive device targeted their microbus on Thursday late evening in southern Arish city in Egypt’s North Sinai, a security source told Xinhua on condition … Continued

Mozambique’s electoral body expresses concerns over reports of violence
16th Oct 2014

Mozambique’s electoral body expresses concerns over reports of violence

  MAPUTO, (Xinhua): Mozambique’s combined electoral observation mission on Wednesday urged all Mozambicans to remain calm and tranquil after voting officially closed in the general elections. Dinis Matsolo from the combined electoral observation, a national body created especially to observe … Continued


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