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Egyptian Police Kill 3 Militants Alleged In Executing Coptic Christian In North Sinai

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Egyptian police on Monday killed three terrorists who were allegedly involved in the execution of a Coptic Christian and two tribesmen in Egypt’s Sinai, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. After receiving a tip-off, the national security sector struck a hideout of some terrorist elements in al-Abtal area in North Sinai. […]

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At Least 41 Migrants Die In Boat Mishap Off Tunisia Coast

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 41 migrants died after their boat sank off the Tunisian coast, the UN said on Friday. Three people were rescued. The boat sank off the coastal city of Sfax on Thursday evening, the International Organisation for Migration and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said. Initially, coastguard officials said 20 migrants […]

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Tunisian, Egyptian Presidents Meet in Cairo To Discuss Regional Issues

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tunisian President Kais Saied on Saturday expressed his country’s support for Egypt’s efforts to reach a fair and comprehensive agreement regarding the rules of filling and operating the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) built on the Nile River. Saied’s remarks came during a joint press conference with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi […]

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Libya Receives First Shipment Of Russian Made COVID-19 Vaccine

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Libya has received its first shipment of vaccines against COVID-19, with 101,250 doses from Russia, the Health Ministry said on Sunday. The Sputnik doses arrived in the capital Tripoli and will be stored in the Health Ministry’s warehouses, the ministry added, according to Libya’s official news agency LNA. No date has been […]

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4 UN Peacekeepers Killed In Northern Mali

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Four peacekeepers were killed in an offensive against a complex attack on their camp in Aguelhok, Mali’s northern region of Kidal. The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) confirmed this in a press release on Friday. “This April 2, at about 6.15 a.m., the peacekeepers valiantly repulsed a complex […]

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Egypt Probes Container Cargo’s Grounding In Suez Canal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Egypt has begun a formal investigation into the massive container ship, Ever Given, grounded in the Suez Canal, blocking the world’s major waterway for almost a week, a canal official said on Wednesday. “The investigation will include examining the ship’s components and whether they were used correctly before the accident,’’ Captain Sayed […]

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483 Illegal Migrants Rescued Off Libyan Coast

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Sunday that 483 illegal migrants had been rescued off Libya’s western coast. The UN migration agency said the illegal migrants were rescued in two separate operations by the Libyan Coast Guard. “While IOM teams were there to provide emergency assistance, including medical support, we […]

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Morocco Suspends Flights With 5 Additional Countries

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Morocco aanounced on Wednesday that it had suspended all flights to and from Mali, Ghana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, and Libya, to curb the spread of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) variants. The Moroccan National Airport Office (ONDA) disclosed this in a statement posted on its website. It added that […]

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Sudan, Egypt Army Chiefs Sign Agreement For Military Cooperation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Egypt and Sudan on Tuesday signed an agreement for military cooperation between both countries. The agreement was signed during a visit by Egypt’s army chief of staff, Mohamed Farid, to the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, a Sputnik correspondent reported. “We reached a goal regarding the national security of the two countries to build […]

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Africa’s Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Near 3.87 Million

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent reached 3,869,522 as of Friday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. According to the continental disease control and prevention agency’s COVID-19 dashboard, the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 102,843 as of Friday. A total […]

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50 African Illegal Migrants Rescued By Tunisian Navy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A unit of the Tunisian navy on Monday rescued 50 illegal migrants of different African nationalities, including four Tunisians, a statement issued by the ministry of Defence in Tunis said. Among the rescued migrants were 11 women and a baby-boy, the source said, adding that the operation was carried out by the […]

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20 Illegal Migrants Perish As Their Boat Sinks Off Tunisian Coast

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Tunisian Coast Guard on Thursday recovered 20 bodies of illegal migrants whose boat capsized off Sfax port in central Tunisia, according to a Ministry of Defence spokesman. He said that five migrants were rescued by National Guard units assisted by fishing boats that were on the scene. Contacted by PANA, the […]

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Egyptian, Mauritanian Presidents Discuss Counter-terrorism, Libyan Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and his Mauritanian counterpart Mohamed Ould Ghazouani discussed on Sunday, joint cooperation in combating terrorism and the repercussions of the crisis in Libya. Egyptian Presidential spokesman Bassam Rady disclosed this in a statement. Rady said both leaders also discussed ways to enhance joint military and security cooperation as […]

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Libya, Tunisia Agree To Open Air Spaces, Land Borders

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Libyan ministry of foreign affairs of the Government of National Accord on Wednesday announced it had agreed with its Tunisian counterpart to open their air spaces and land borders from Saturday, after months of suspension. A letter from the office of the deputy minister of Foreign Affairs to the Minister of […]

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Blasphemy: Egypt Says Freedom Of Expression Stops When Muslims Offended

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday that freedom of expression should stop if it offends more than 1.5 billion people, following the display of images in France of the Prophet Mohammad that Muslims see as blasphemous. Al-Sisi said this during an address to commemorate the Prophet Mohammad’s birthday on Wednesday in […]

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12 Bodies Recovered In Mass Graves In Libya’s Tarhuna

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Libyan authorities on Sunday announced the recovery of 12 unidentified bodies in mass graves in the city of Tarhuna, some 90 km south of the capital Tripoli. Abdul-Aziz Jafri, spokesman for the General Authority for Research and Identification of Missing Persons, told Xinhua that the 12 bodies were recovered from five newly […]

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Migrant Boat Sinks Off Tunisian Coast, 11 Bodies Recovered

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 11 bodies have been recovered after a boat carrying 25 migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa sank off the Tunisian coast. The boat capsised off the coast of Louata in the province of Sfax on Sunday, official news agency TAP reported on Monday. The bodies found were eight women and three children, […]

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UNICEF, South Sudan Launch Campaign To Tackle Child Marriage

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Sudan, in collaboration with the UN Children Agency (UNICEF), on Monday launched a campaign aimed at ending rampant child marriages in the east African young country. The campaign, which was launched under the slogan “some things are not fit for children, marriage is one of them”, will see UNICEF highlight how […]

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Many Migrants Missing, Some Feared Dead Off Libyan Coast

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two dozen migrants are missing or dead after their rubber dinghy capsized off the Libyan coast, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) reported on Tuesday. “Most of them are believed to be Egyptian nationals,’’ IOM spokeswoman Safa Msehli, told dpa from Geneva. Msehli said while two bodies had been recovered from the […]

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Egypt Discovers 2,500-Year-Old Intact 13 Sealed Coffins

Photo: Egyptian Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany (C) and Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) Mostafa Waziri (R) look at a 2,500-year-old coffin discovered in Giza, Egypt, on Sept. 6, 2020. (Xinhua photo) (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Egypt has announced the discovery of a collection of more than 13 intact sealed coffins, dating […]

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