ARTICLES RELATING TO NORTH AFRICA

Car bomb near Benghazi hospital kills 4 in eastern Libya

2016-06-25 14:25

Security and medical officials say a car bomb has gone off outside a hospital in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing four people and wounding 14

Egypt court quashes Red Sea island handover

2016-06-21 17:03

An Egyptian court has quashed a government decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, judicial sources say, overruling a deal that had sparked public outrage.

Tunisia extends state of emergency

2016-06-20 16:49

Tunisia has extended by a month a state of emergency in place since November following a series of jihadist attacks.

ISIS tries to break siege in Libya's Sirte

2016-06-19 21:03

ISIS supporters have tried to break a siege on their last holdouts in Sirte but have been pushed back by fighters allied to Libya's unity government.

Al-Jazeera condemns Egypt death sentences

2016-06-19 11:37

Al-Jazeera has strongly condemned the death sentence for espionage against two of the network's journalists by an Egyptian court, in what human rights groups have dismissed as a politicised case and a sham trial.

Investigators start examining EgyptAir black box, says official

2016-06-17 13:05

Egyptian investigators have started analysing the cockpit voice recorder from an EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea last month, killing all 66 people on board.

Bodies of migrants abandoned by people smugglers found in Niger desert

2016-06-16 10:26

The bodies of 34 migrants, including 20 children, who were abandoned by people smugglers while trying to reach Algeria, have been found in the Niger desert.

Ethiopia: Eritrea provoked us

2016-06-14 18:15

A report quotes an Ethiopian official as saying his country's military has been provoked into launching an attack on Eritrean forces.

Libyan forces 'retake port' in Sirte

2016-06-11 16:47

Forces allied with Libya's unity government said Saturday they had recaptured the port in the jihadist stronghold of Sirte from Islamic State group fighters encircled inside the city.

Libya unity govt forces enter ISIS bastion

2016-06-10 10:28

Fighting are raging for control of the Islamic State group's Libya stronghold of Sirte after unity government forces battled their way into the city centre.

 

Tunisia flaunts seaside security year after beach massacre

2016-06-25 09:49

Policemen on horseback amble among the sunbathers and new metal detectors dot hotel entrances in Tunisia as the North African country seeks to bring back tourists a year after a seaside massacre.

Sudan frees six student activists - lawyer

2016-06-21 14:43

Sudan's powerful security service has released six student activists detained without charge since a wave of campus protests in the capital in May, their lawyer says.

Libya's eastern govt declares martial law

2016-06-20 05:49

The speaker of Libya's eastern parliament has declared martial law in areas under its control in a move to respond quickly to infiltration.

Algerian troops kill eight Islamist militants

2016-06-19 17:44

The Algerian defence ministry says its soldiers have killed eight armed Islamist militants in an operation south of the capital.

Egypt's Morsi sentenced to life in prison in espionage trial

2016-06-18 14:35

An Egyptian court has sentenced former president Mohamed Morsi to life in prison in an espionage trial in which six of his co-defendants were handed death penalties.

More than 230 000 South Sudanese in Sudan

2016-06-17 06:06

Sudan is hosting the largest number of South Sudanese refugees, with 232 000 having entered since a civil war erupted at the end of 2013, the UN says.

Algerian troops kill 2 Islamist militants

2016-06-14 21:44

The Algerian defence ministry says soldiers have killed two armed Islamists in an operation about 300km from the capital.

Egypt acquits 52 held over April protests against president

2016-06-14 14:34

An Egyptian court has acquitted 52 protesters charged with taking part in anti-government demonstrations in April denouncing the president's decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

Troops find bodies of handcuffed ISIS fighters

2016-06-10 18:00

A Libyan media official says pro-government forces have found the handcuffed bodies of ISIS militants inside army barracks in Sirte.

Egypt setences several to death over tribal clashes

2016-06-07 22:09

An Egyptian court has sentenced 25 men to death for taking part in tribal clashes two years ago that left 28 dead.

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