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Group Urges Restraint After Protests Against Egypt’s Al-sissi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An international rights group has called on Egyptian authorities to protect the right to peaceful protest and to immediately release those detained, hours after the country saw rare protests against President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi. Late on Friday, hundreds of Egyptians took to the streets in the capital Cairo and other cities. The protesters […]

Morocco Foils Migrants Attempt to Storm Into Spain’s Melilla

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Local authorities, reported that the Moroccan authorities on Friday foiled a mass attempt by over 400 Sub-Saharan migrants to storm into Spain’s North African exclave of Melilla. According to the local authorities, nine migrants sustained minor injuries and were rushed to Fnideq’s hospital, of M’diq-Fnideq. The authorities said over 90 others were […]

Parliament Speaker Sworn In as Interim Tunisia President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tunisia’s parliamentary speaker, Mohamed Ennaceur, has been sworn in as the country’s interim president, the official Tunisian news agency TAP reported. The appointment of the interim president comes just hours after the death of president Beji Caid Essebsi Ennaceur took the oath of office at the assembly in the capital Tunis, the […]

Airstrike Kills 44 Migrants In Libyan Detention Center

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants near the Libyan capital of Tripoli early Wednesday, killing at least 44 people and wounding dozens of others in an attack that the U.N. human rights chief said could amount to a war crime. The Tripoli-based government blamed the attack on forces associated with […]

Former Egyptian’s President Mohammed Morsi Dies in Court

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi, ousted by the army in 2013, has died after fainting in a courtroom. Morsi, 67, was a prominent member of the proscribed Muslim Brotherhood, He was in court for a hearing on charges of espionage. Morsi was overthrown following mass protests a year after he took office as […]

Lebanon, Algeria To Sign 12 Agricultural Deals To Boost Cooperation

Photo: Lebanese Agriculture Minister Hassan Lakkis (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lebanese Ambassador to Algeria Mohammad Hassan said on Monday that Lebanon and Algeria will sign 12 agreements aimed at boosting agricultural cooperation between the two countries. “A Lebanese delegation will travel to Algeria where the agreements will be signed in a bid to strengthen economic ties between […]

After Gunmen Attack, Water Flows Again In Tripoli

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Water supplies to the 2.5 million residents of Tripoli were restored two days after they were cut off by gunmen, officials said on Tuesday. The gesture enabled the besieged capital to escape shortages that could have caused a humanitarian crisis. The United Nations had condemned the closure as possible war crime. Libya’s […]

50 Migrants Die In Fresh Boat Mishap On Tunisia Coast

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 50 migrants are belived to have died after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean off the coast of Tunisia. The UN International Organization for Migration has however put the figure of survivors at 16. Reports said 70 migrants drowned about 74km (46 miles) off Sfax, south of the capital Tunis. […]

Egypt Court Confirms Death Penalty For 2 Monks Over Bishop’s Murder

Photo: Bishop Epiphanius (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Egyptian court on Wednesday confirmed death sentences for two monks for killing the head of a monastery in the country’s Western Desert. The verdict was delivered by the Damanhour Criminal Court against Wael Saad, a monk known by his monastic name Isaiah al-Makary, and another monk identified as […]

Large Foreign Currencies Found At Ex-Sudan President, Omar al-Bashir’s Home

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A large hoard of cash has been found at the home of the Sudan’s ousted President Omar al-Bashir. Following this, prosecutors have confirmed that the embattled former Leader is now being investigated over alleged money laundering, Reports said security services allegedly found euros, dollars and Sudanese pounds amounting to over $130m (£100m). Suitcases […]

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 […]

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