Libyan on ICC wanted list already in detention: Haftar forces

2017-08-18 19:28

The forces of Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar have said they had detained a senior commander two weeks before the International Criminal Court issued a warrant for his arrest over unlawful killings in the flashpoint city of Benghazi.

Egypt blocks access to website of group supporting media

2017-08-18 06:02

Egypt has blocked internet access to the website of an international media watchdog that provides support for journalists and champions media freedoms.

Sudan's Bashir aims to ease Egypt concerns over Nile dam

2017-08-17 21:01

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has said that the construction of Ethiopia's controversial Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile River would not impact water supplies to Egypt as feared by Cairo.

Libyan marine rescue zone aims to 'organise' NGOs: navy

2017-08-17 09:04

Libya is not "preventing" NGOs from carrying out migrant rescue operations off its coast, but has set up a coastal search and rescue zone to "organise" their work, its navy has said.

Tunisia says foils plot to help ISIS win territory

2017-08-15 21:58

Tunisia has said it had foiled a "terrorist plot" aimed at allowing Islamic State group jihadists to seize part of its territory.

ICC issues arrest warrant for Benghazi commander

2017-08-15 20:27

International judges have issued a war crimes arrest warrant against a senior Libyan military commander, suspected of involvement in the deaths of 33 people in the war-torn city of Benghazi.

Moscow backs peace efforts by Libya rivals

2017-08-15 12:20

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has backed the efforts of Libya's military strongman Khalifa Haftar and his rival UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj to reach a peace agreement in the conflict-ridden country.

Popular sites targeted in string of Africa attacks

2017-08-14 19:49

The attack on a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital on Sunday was the latest in a series of assaults in Africa targeting spots popular with foreigners and locals alike.

Egypt's Moussa rejects calls to extend presidential terms

2017-08-13 20:21

The head of the panel that drafted Egypt's 2014 constitution, possibly the most progressive in the country's history, has denounced calls to amend the charter, saying parliament should focus instead on implementing it.

UPDATE: Death toll in Egypt train collision reaches 43; 122 injured

2017-08-12 13:01

Train collision in Egypt's port city of Alexandria kills 43 in country's deadliest rail accident in over a decade.


Egypt adds media watchdog to blocked websites list

2017-08-18 18:34

Egypt has blocked access to the website of media watchdog Reporters Without Borders, adding RSF to a growing list of restricted online sites in the north African country.

Libya repatriates 135 Nigerian migrants

2017-08-17 21:53

Libyan authorities repatriated 135 Nigerian migrants, including women and children, who had made failed attempts to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, says an official.

Tunisia clerics oppose equal inheritance rights for women

2017-08-17 20:04

Muslim clerics in Tunisia have voiced opposition to President Beji Caid Essebsi's plan to introduce legislation granting equal inheritance rights to women, contrary to Islamic precepts.

Egypt discovers three millennia-old tombs

2017-08-16 06:12

Egypt archaeologists have discovered three ancient tombs containing sarcophagi in the south of the country in a cemetery dating back about 2 000 years, the antiquities ministry has said .

Suspected militants kill 2 policemen in Egypt's Sinai

2017-08-15 20:27

Egyptian security officials say suspected Islamic militants have shot dead two policemen in el-Arish, capital of the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula, where an Islamic State affiliate is fighting security forces

Algeria's president sacks prime minister

2017-08-15 19:26

Algeria's official news agency says the gas-exporting country's stoke-afflicted president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has fired Abdelmadjid Tebboune as prime minister

Morocco denies hindering coverage of Rif unrest

2017-08-14 19:49

Morocco has rejected accusations by media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) that it obstructed coverage of months of unrest and protests that have shaken the northern Rif region.

Witnesses: Militiamen seize Libyan ex-premier in Tripoli

2017-08-14 17:00

Libyan militiamen have abducted one of the country's former prime ministers in the capital, Tripoli, witnesses have said

Egypt detains train workers 15 days over crash

2017-08-13 20:15

Egypt's prosecution has ordered the detention of a train driver following a deadly train collision near the coastal city of Alexandria that killed 43 people and injured scores

Top Africa Stories: Zimbabwe, Kenya, Libya

2017-08-12 07:36

President Robert Mugabe's nephew Patrick Zhuwao has reportedly hit out at Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, and Kenya's opposition has demanded that its candidate Raila Odinga be declared president.

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