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Niger Extends State of Emergency After Murder Of 6 French Aid Workers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Niger on Tuesday extended a state of emergency after eight people, including six French nationals, were killed by suspected terrorists in the volatile West African nation. Six French humanitarian workers, along with their Nigerien guide and driver, were shot dead on Sunday by gunmen on motorbikes while on a visit to a […]

Libya, Italy Discuss Defence, Bilateral Cooperation –Prime Minister

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Libya’s UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj on Wednesday met with Italian Defence Minister, Lorenzo Guerini, in Tripoli for talks on bilateral cooperation, said a statement from the prime minister’s information office. “The Prime Minister reiterated that any ceasefire must ensure that the attackers (east-based army) do not remain in any location that […]

Algeria Moves to Reopen Mosques For Public – President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune late on Monday announced that his country “is reviewing the possibility to reopen mosques for the public,’’ the official APS news agency reported. The president made the remarks during a meeting of the High Security Council attended by top military and security officials as well as cabinet members […]

Moroccan Navy Rescues 183 Illegal Migrants

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Moroccan Navy has rescued 183 illegal sub-Saharan African migrants off the kingdom’s Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts, official news agency MAP reported on Saturday. The migrants, including 12 women and two minors, were intercepted in many operations between July 29 and Aug. 1, the agency quoted a military source as saying. They […]

Many Killed, Children Abducted in South Sudan Ethnic Clashes

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Sudan authority on Tuesday said at least 28 people had been killed and 10 children abducted during ethnic clashes in the country. The country’s acting Commissioner, Mabior Mawut, told DBA in a telephone interview that about 19 others were injured when heavily armed men from the Murle ethnic group attacked members […]

Libya, UN Discuss Political Solution to Libyan Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Libya, Stephanie Williams, on Friday met with the Speaker of Libya’s eastern-based House of Representatives (parliament), Aguila Saleh, in Geneva and discussed the need to intensify efforts to find an inclusive political solution to the Libyan crisis. “Acting SRSG Stephanie Williams met today […]

Libyan Coast Guard Rescues 184 Illegal Immigrants Off Western Coast

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has said that 184 illegal immigrants were rescued by the Libyan Coast Guard off the country’s western coast on Sunday. IOM tweeted: “184 migrants, among them 14 women and 11 children, were returned to Tripoli in Libya by the coast guard. “IOM staff are onsite to […]

Ex-Algerian Prime Minister Jailed 12 Years For Corruption

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Algerian criminal court sentenced a former prime minister and energy minister to prison on corruption charges, in the latest crackdown on former officials in an OPEC nation struggling to allay youth discontent with the former regime. Former Prime Minister, Ahmed Ouyahia, was sentenced to 12 years while ex-Energy Minister Youcef Yousf […]

Pope Appeals for End to Libyan Civil War

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pope Francis appealed on Sunday for both sides in the Libyan civil war to seek peace, urging the international community to facilitate talks and protect refugees and migrants he said were victims of cruelty. In an impassioned plea during his noon address in St. Peter’s Square, Francis said he was pained by […]

Libya’s Sharara Oilfield Shut Down Days After Restarting

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An armed group has shut down Libya’s giant Sharara oilfield days after it restarted following a long blockade, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) and a field engineer said on Tuesday. The armed group, led by Mohamed Khalifa, had instructed employees to shut the field, the NOC said. Khalifa heads one of the […]

UN Calls For Investigation Into Killing Of 30 Migrants In Libya

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Yacoub El-Hillo, on Friday called for an investigation into the killing of 30 migrants in western Libya. “I am shocked by the horrific reports about Wednesday’s shooting at a smuggling warehouse in Mezda, killing 30 migrants and injuring 11 others,’’ El- Hillo said in a statement. The […]

Egypt to Keep Restaurants, Schools, Sports Facilities Closed To Curb COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Egyptian Health Ministry, on Thursday, announced that all restaurants, schools and universities, gyms and sports facilities will remain closed to curb the spread of the COVID-19. The decision is part of a three-stage anti-coronavirus plan in preparation for the gradual return of normal life in the country, the government said in […]

Several Military Personnel Killed In Sinai Blast, Says Egyptian Army

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Egyptian army said an explosive hit an armoured carrier in the volatile northern province of Sinai on Thursday, killing or injuring 10 members of the military. Among the casualties were two officers and eight soldiers, a spokesman said on the army’s Facebook page without specifying how many people had been killed […]

Egypt’s COVID-19 Cases Rise To 3,659 With 276 Deaths

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Egypt, on Wednesday, confirmed 169 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total infections discovered in the country so far to 3,659, said the Egyptian Health Ministry in a statement. Meanwhile, 12 patients died of the novel coronavirus in Egypt on Wednesday, raising the death toll to 276, according to the ministry’s spokesman, […]

Algeria Expands Curfew to Slow Coronavirus Spread

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Algeria on Friday expanded a partial curfew to nine provinces where further coronavirus infections had been recorded as the country battles to curb the outbreak. Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad instructed that the night-time curfew be enforced in the provinces. The measure will be in place from 7p.m to 7a.m (1800-0600 GMT), effect […]

Egypt Disputes Coronavirus Report, Threatens to Expel Guardian Reporter

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Egypt on Tuesday said it will revoke the accreditation of the correspondent for the British newspaper the Guardian after the paper published a report on the coronavirus situation in the country. According to the authorities, it contains false information about the number of infections. On Sunday, The Guardian quoted infectious disease specialists […]

Ex-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Dies At 91

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is dead at age 91. Mubarak, who ruled for about 30 years, was ousted by the military in 2011 during the then raging Arab spring. The former Egyptian Leader who died in the capital Cairo, after being toppled was found guilty of complicity in the killing of protesters […]

Egypt Sentences 37 People to Jail For Joining Islamic State

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Egyptian court, on Monday sentenced 37 people to jail terms including life imprisonment for joining or supporting Islamic State’s Sinai Province affiliate, judicial sources said. Militants loyal to Islamic State have been waging an insurgency in the north of the Sinai Peninsula and other parts of the country that has killed […]

Algerian President Appoints New PM Ahead Of Forming New Cabinet

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune Saturday appointed Abdelaziz Djerrad as prime minister and requested him to form a cabinet, official media reported. The state-run radio Channel III noted that Djerrad has already served as secretary general at the presidency in the era of President Liamine Zeroual from 1994 to 1997, and diplomatic adviser […]

Egypt to Move Government Headquarters to New Capital in 2020

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said the government headquarters would be relocated to the New Administrative Capital in 2020 and that it would use modern systems to reduce human error. “We made sure that all the relevant AI technologies and applications are incorporated in the process of digitising all the Egyptian government’s services,” […]

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