ARTICLES RELATING TO NORTH AFRICA

Libya unity government demands explanation over French troops

2016-07-27 06:28

The head of Libya's unity government has asked for an official explanation from Paris about the presence of French troops in the conflict-ridden country.

UN fears ISIS in Libya could relocate from Sirte

2016-07-19 08:26

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warns that Islamic State fighters could set up new cells across Libya and north Africa as they are driven from their stronghold of Sirte.

'Unified' Libyan army on table at Tunis meeting

2016-07-17 12:05

The UN are set to host a second day of talks in Libya with the aim of creating a "unified" army in a country wracked by internal divisions and a jihadist threat.

'Unprecedented spike' in Egypt disappearances

2016-07-13 16:45

Egypt's police have been implicated in an "unprecedented spike" in enforced disappearances since early 2015.

240 fighters die in battle for ISIS stronghold

2016-07-12 20:34

A Libyan source says more than 240 unity government fighters have been killed and over 1 400 injured in the battle for Sirte, the stronghold of ISIS.

Egypt's official rights body notes torture, violations

2016-07-04 05:37

Egypt's human rights council says the authorities' human rights record has not improved, noting a string of enforced disappearances by the police and abuse of prisoners.

Egypt's anti-graft tsar now public enemy No 1

2016-06-29 06:50

Within three months, Egypt's anti-corruption chief Hisham Geneina has been fired, charged with spreading false information and tried. His mistake, he says - reporting corruption at the heart of the state.

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.

 

Libyan groups urge fight against French troops

2016-07-23 17:47

Armed groups, including Islamists, have urged Libyans to mobilise against French and other foreign troops deployed in the country.

Morocco asks to rejoin the African Union after 32 years

2016-07-18 21:51

More than three decades after leaving in a row over membership of Western Sahara, Morocco wants to return to the bloc.

Egypt's pro-army media jump gun, welcome Turkey coup

2016-07-16 19:36

Some of Egypt's pro-army media have jumped the gun in their reporting on the attempted coup in Turkey, declaring it a success and welcoming the overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Tunisia toll from Nice attack rises to 4, with 5 missing

2016-07-16 18:45

A four-year-old boy missing after the Nice truck attack has been found dead, raising to four the number of Tunisians killed in the French tragedy, the foreign ministry said Saturday.

UN seeks to raise $952n in aid for Sudan

2016-07-12 20:34

The UN has launched a global appeal for $952m to fund Sudan's humanitarian needs and most of it will be to help those affected by the deadly Darfur conflict.

Egypt court jails officers over detainee death

2016-07-12 19:10

An Egyptian court has sentenced six policemen for beating a detainee to death in the latest in a string of reports of harsh treatment of detainees.

Car bomb hits busy district in Libya's Benghazi

2016-07-03 15:55

Officials say a car bomb has exploded in one of the busiest districts of Libya's eastern city of Benghazi.

EgyptAir black box flight recorder 'has been repaired'

2016-06-28 12:21

One of the two black box flight recorders from the EgyptAir plane that plunged into the Mediterranean last month has been repaired, Egypt's investigation commission says, prompting hopes it could provide clues on why the aircraft went down.

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.

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