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Sudan Sit-In Protest Enters 11th Day After AU Gives Army Ultimatum

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sudanese protesters demanding that the military hand over power held a sit-in at army headquarters in Khartoum for an 11th day on Tuesday. The AU also warned that Sudan had 15 days to install a civilian government or risk expulsion from the bloc. Sudan’s longtime President Omar al-Bashir was deposed and arrested […]

Tunisia’s Mysterious Baby Deaths Rise to 15

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  An infant died under unclear circumstances at a hospital in Tunisia, bringing the number of unexplained baby deaths at a hospital in the country to 15 since last week, a judicial official said on Wednesday. Recently, the Tunisian health minister, Abderraouf Cherif, resigned over the deaths at the Rabta hospital in Tunis […]

Fight Between Conductors Led to Train Crash Killing 25 in Egypt

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 25 people have been killed while 50 others injured by a large fire at the main railway station in Egypt’s capital Cairo. The National Railway Authority confirmed that a train collided with a concrete buffer stop at the central Ramses Station. It said the train’s fuel tank reportedly exploded […]

2 Suspected Human Traffickers Nabbed As 164 Nigerians Return From Libya

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two suspected human traffickers were on Friday apprehended for trafficking some Nigerians to Libya with the promise of taking them to Europe. The suspects (named withheld) were apprehended after they were identified by their victims during the profiling of 164 Nigerians who voluntarily returned from the volatile North African country. Mr Ibrahim […]

Morocco Busts IS-linked Cell, Arrests 5

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Moroccan Authorities on Friday a terror cell made of five people, including a former detainee under the anti-terrorism law, in the Central City of Safi, Moroccan Interior Ministry announced. The suspects are aged between 21 and 36, and had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group, the statement pointed out. […]

Libyan Forces Arrest Suspected Islamic State Member in Sirte

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Libyan Security Forces have arrested a suspected leading member of Islamic State, Khalifa al-Barq, in the Militant Group’s former stronghold of Sirte, an Official and residents said on Thursday. A city official confirmed the arrest but denied that foreign troops had been involved in the operation as claimed by some residents. U.S. […]

News Photographer Killed in Tripoli Clashes

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A freelance photographer who works for the Associated Press was killed in clashes between rival militias in the Libyan capital Tripoli, a government official and family said. Mohamed Ben Khalifa died of a random shell in the Libyan capital while covering the clashes. The fighting broke out this week, breaching a shaky […]

5 Die in Suicide Attack On Libyan Foreign Ministry

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Three suicide bombers attacked Libya’s foreign ministry in Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least two other people as well as themselves, authorities said. The three attackers began their assault with a car bomb, damaging vehicles and buildings, and then opened fire on the ministry, a security source said. Two managed to get […]

Sudan Bread Price Protest Claims 9 Lives

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The death toll from protests over price hikes in Sudan has risen to nine, an opposition party spokesman said on Friday, amid a state of emergency in two regions. Eastern al-Gadarif state and northern Atbara state are both under emergency rule since protests over rising bread and fuel prices broke out on […]

Five Egyptian Security Operatives In Trouble Over Student’s Disappearance

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Italian prosecutors have placed five members of Egypt’s security forces under official investigation for their alleged involvement in the disappearance of student Giulio Regeni, a judicial source said. Regeni, a 28-year-old postgraduate student at Cambridge University, vanished in Cairo in Jan. 2016. His body was found almost a week later and a […]

Buhari Departs For Chad Over Boko Haram Insurgency

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday departed Abuja for N’Djamena, Chad, to preside over the Summit of Heads of States and Governments of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Buhari, in his capacity as Chairman of the Summit of Heads of States and Governments of […]

Ethiopia’s President Mulatu Teshome Resigns

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ethiopia’s President Mulatu Teshome Wednesday filed his resignation letter request to the Ethiopian Parliament. Teshome, who has been the East African country’s head of state since October 2013, submitted the letter of resignation as the Ethiopian parliament’s two houses are scheduled to consider it. The houses would eventually name his successor in a joint […]

South Sudan Frees 20 Political Detainees

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  South Sudan’s national security service has freed 20 detainees following a presidential amnesty to persons detained during the five-year-old conflict, state radio reported on Thursday. South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Sept. 27 ordered the release of all prisoners of war and political detainees as part of a recently signed peace deal. […]

South Sudan To Source Electricity From Neighbouring Countries

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Sudan will harness electricity power connection from neighbouring countries and build additional hydro power dams to boost its development and growth. Dhieu Mathok, the Minister of Dams and Electricity, said on Thursday that the government would implement deals on power extension previously signed with Ethiopia and Uganda. Mathok said that besides […]

Egypt Court Orders Arrest of Mubarak’s Sons in Profiteering Case

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  An Egyptian court on Saturday ordered the arrest of the two sons of former President Hosni Mubarak on charges of stock market manipulation, state media reported. The Cairo Criminal Court accuses Alaa and Gamal Mubarak of being involved in making unlawful profits of about 500 million pounds (about 28 million dollars) from […]

Court Confirms Death Sentence On 75 People Over Egypt’s 2013 Protest

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  An Egyptian court on Saturday upheld death sentences against 75 people for participating in a 2013 sit-in protest in support of deposed  President Mohammed Morsi. Those convicted included senior officials in Morsi’s now-banned Muslim Brotherhood group, state television reported on its website. BThirty-one of the 75 defendants were tried in absentia. The […]

Algeria’s Bouteflika Sacks 2 More Generals to Consolidate Power

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria has  dismissed two army generals to tighten his grip on power ahead of him possibly seeking re-election next year and to diminish the power of the military, analysts and diplomats said. Two weeks ago, Bouteflika, 81, sacked two more generals, bringing the number of dismissed top military […]

Libyan Court Sentences 45 to Death For Killing Protesters in 2011

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Libyan court has sentenced 45 people to death by firing squad for killing protesters during the 2011 uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, according to the ministry of justice. They were convicted of opening fire on anti-Gaddafi protesters in the capital Tripoli, in August 2011. Another 54 defendants were sentenced to five years […]

Saudi Arabia Considers Further Action Against Canada Amid Escalating Row

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Saudi Arabia is considering further measures against Canada, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubair said on Wednesday, amid an escalating diplomatic row between the two countries. On Sunday, Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador, and froze trade and new investments with Canada after Ottawa called on Riyadh to release detained rights activists. “Additional […]

South Sudan Terminates Total Petroleum License

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Sudan’s Ministry of Petroleum says it has  terminated negotiations with French international oil company, Total for exploration and production sharing agreements (EPSA) for oil licenses B1 and B2. Recall that prior to South Sudan’s independence in 2011, Total held a petroleum agreement for the 120,000-square kilometer Block B, but ceased activities […]

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