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Morocco, Nigeria Sign Agreements on Gas Pipeline, Chemical Plant, Agriculture

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria has signed with the Kingdom of Morocco three agreements; including a regional gas pipeline that will see country providing gas to countries in West Africa sub-region that extend to Morocco and Europe. The signing of the agreements, which took place in Rabat, Morocco, was witnessed by President Muhammadu Buhari and King of […]

Tunisia Ruling Coalition Fails to Agree On Reforms, Cabinet Reshuffle

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tunisia’s ruling coalition has failed to agree on a new economic reform plan and a cabinet reshuffle, officials said on Monday. This new political setback happened as the International Monetary Funds (IMF) prepares to review the next loan tranche. The North African country has been hailed as the Arab Spring’s only democratic […]

Terrorist Member Surrenders to Algerian Military Authorities

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Senior Terrorist Official activating in the Sahel Region surrendered to the Algerian Military Authorities on Monday, according to Algerian Defence Ministry statement on Tuesday.  “As part of the fight against terrorism and thanks to the efforts of the National People’s Army, a dangerous terrorist senior official at one of the terrorist […]

Nigerian Envoy Assassinated in Sudan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Nigerian diplomat has been reportedly assassinated in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital. The envoy dead body according to reports was found Thursday at his home in Khartoum. A Dubai-based al-Arabiya television identified the late diplomat as the Consul General and described his death as an “assassination.” There is no detail yet with respect […]

Sudan Close 3 Diplomatic Missions, 4 Consular Offices Abroad

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan announced the decision to close 13 diplomatic missions and four consular missions abroad due to a financial crisis, the official Sudan News Agency reported. Al-Bashir issued a decree to restructure Sudan’s external representation and directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to close select diplomatic and consular missions abroad. […]

Jailed Egyptian Photojournalist Wins 2018 UN Press Freedom Prize

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mahmoud Abu Zeid, a photojournalist who has been in jail for nearly five years after being arrested for covering a demonstration in Cairo, has won the 2018 Press Freedom Prize. According to the Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Zeid was selected to receive the 2018 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize, the […]

Germany to Accept 10,200 North Africa, Middle East Refugees in 2019

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(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Germany is to take in a further 10,200 refugees this year and 2019 as part of a EU programme, German Interior Minister, Horst Seehofer, said in Berlin on Thursday. Seehofer spoke after meeting EU Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Commissioner, Dimitris Avramopoulos. This year, around 4,600 refugees will be allowed to enter […]

257 Killed in Algeria Military Plane Crash

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 247 people have died after a military plane crashed in Algeria. The media reports confirm that 26 members of Polisario Front, supported by Algeria and seeking independence from Morocco for Western Sahara, were among the victims. The crash occurred shortly after the plane took off from Boufarik military airport […]

Tunisia’s Religious Minister Backs Inheritance Equality

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tunisia’s religious affairs ministry has said it supports the government’s plan to give women equal inheritance rights, Shems FM radio reports. Religious Affairs Minister Ahmed Adhoum said his department backed the government, which has angered other religious clerics. Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi announced the inheritance changes on 6 April, meeting a […]

Egypt Court Bans Uber

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Egypt’s Administrative Court issued a verdict Tuesday ordering the government to shut down ride-hailing services Uber and Careem and close their mobile applications for allegedly violating Egyptian law. In March 2017, a legal case was filed by drivers of the regular white taxis, commonly seen across Cairo, who called on authorities to […]

EU Sanctions 3 South Sudan Officials Over Human Rights Violations

Photo: South Sudan’s Former Army Chief of Staff, General Paul Malong (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The European Union imposed sanctions Friday on three current and former South Sudanese officials implicated in human rights violations and obstructions of their country’s peace process. Former army Chief of Staff General Paul Malong, Deputy Chief of Defense and Inspector General Malek […]

Tunisian Leaders Trade Blame Amid Ongoing Wave of Violence

Sporadic protests continued across parts of Tunisia, overnight, as government security forces tried to put a stop to scattered violence that has hit a number of regions. Tunisian government security forces used teargas to quell violence across the country, amid scattered protests that erupted last week following price increases imposed by the government. The Interior […]

Cinemas Return to Saudi Arabia After 3 Decades of Ban

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After over three decades of ban, the Saudi Arabia Kingdom authority has announced it will lift a ban on commercial cinemas. In effect, the Ministry of Culture and Information has confirmed it would begin issuing licences immediately, while the first cinemas were expected to open in March 2018. Crown Prince […]

Hunger-Striking Moroccan Activist Hospitalised

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A detained activist on hunger strike in Morocco was has been rushed to hospital, cutting short his court appearance in the commercial capital, Casablanca, one of his lawyers has said, the AFP news agency reports. Unemployed Nasser Zefzafi was attending a hearing with 53 co-defendants when he said he “felt faint”, Abdessadek […]

Bloody Terrorists’ Attack Killed 184 Muslim Worshipers in Egypt

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – About 184 people were killed Friday as suspected terrorists launched a fatal offensive on a mosque located in Egypt’s North Sinai province. Almost 125 people were also reportedly injured in the attack. According to witnesses’ accounts, al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed, near al-Arish, was targeted during the week’s Friday […]

Egyptian Singer, Sherine Faces Trial for ‘Provocative’ Nile Remarks

Photo: Sherine Abdel Wahab (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A famous Egyptian singer faces trial for “spreading provocative publicity” after she suggested that drinking from the River Nile could make someone ill. A lawsuit was filed after video emerged showing Sherine Abdel Wahab being asked at a concert last year to sing Mashrebtesh Men Nilha (Have You Drunk […]

Brussels Riot After Morocco World Cup Qualifier Win

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – More than 20 police officers were injured in Brussels when celebrations over Morocco’s qualification for football’s World Cup turned violent. The Moroccan national side qualified for the 2018 tournament in Russia with a 2-0 victory away to Ivory Coast on Saturday, topping their group. Fans hit the streets after the game and […]

Militants Shut Down Libyan Oil Field

(AFRICA EXAMINER) – An armed group has shut down one of Libya’s largest oil fields in the south of the country. Al Sharara oil field was pumping over 200,000 barrels of oil before its latest closure. Militias have frequently subjected Libya’s oil production fields and export terminals to blockades in recent years, but production recovered […]

After Facing Defeat in Iraq, Syria; Islamic State Regrouping in Libyan Desert

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the Islamic State group faces military defeats in Syria and Iraq, the group has an eye on war-torn Libya, hoping to re-emerge there and organize in the country’s desert, officials and experts warn. Siddiq al-Soor, the head of the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Tripoli, told reporters on Thursday that IS militants […]

Ugandan Lawmakers Exchange Punches  Over ‘Life Presidency’ Bill

AFRICAN EXAMINER — A fight broke out in Uganda’s parliament Tuesday amid efforts to introduce legislation that could extend the president’s decades-long hold on power. After opposition lawmakers accused a colleague on the government side of carrying a gun, a brawl broke out in which lawmakers pushed and punched each other. A motion is to […]

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