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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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African Nations Step Up Engagement With COVID-19 Vaccine Initiative

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the search for safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines gather momentum, African countries are signing up to a new initiative, which aims to secure at least 220 million doses of the vaccine for the continent, once licensed and approved. All 54 countries on the continent have expressed interest in COVAX, a global […]

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Moroccan King Pardons 673 Prisoners on Youth Day

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) Moroccan King Mohammed VI granted pardon to 673 prisoners on the occasion of the Youth Day which is observed on Friday, said a statement from the Ministry of justice. A total of 298 inmates had their prison terms reduced, said the statement. It added that 220 others were granted freedom and four were […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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