ARTICLES RELATING TO NORTH AFRICA

Governor fired as new violence hits Morocco province

2017-03-29 12:09

Moroccan authorities have fired a provincial governor after angry protesters clashed with police, leaving dozens of officers reportedly injured, an interior ministry source says.

White House says Egypt's Sisi to visit April 3

2017-03-29 06:08

The White House announced Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will make an "official visit" to Washington on April 3, ending years in which the Egyptian president had been kept at arm's length amid rights concerns.

Libyan coastguard intercepts 60 Europe-bound migrants

2017-03-27 21:58

Libya's coastguard has intercepted 60 Bangladeshi migrants as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, says a navy spokesperson.

Egypt hands journalists one-year suspended jail sentence

2017-03-27 11:06

An Egypt appeals court has handed the former head of the journalists' union and two members a suspended one-year jail sentence for "harbouring fugitives", a judicial source say.

56 jail terms for Egypt migrant shipwreck

2017-03-26 18:11

An Egyptian court has sentenced 56 people to prison terms of between seven and 10 years over the deaths at sea of at least 202 migrants in September, judicial officials say.

Moroccan premier forms government, ending 5-month crisis

2017-03-26 11:01

Morocco's new prime minister Saadeddine El Othmani has succeeded in building a governing coalition, ending a five-month political deadlock after just eight days in office

Nigerians stuck in Libya return home with a song

2017-03-26 07:01

More than 150 Nigerians, some of them in tears, broke out in song as they touched down on home soil, after months stuck in Libya waiting to try to get to Europe.

Key events in the life of the ousted Egyptian president

2017-03-25 18:31

Key events in the life of the ousted Egyptian president, who has been released from detention and returned home.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Egypt, Mali

2017-03-25 07:14

Zimbabwean opposition parties are on the verge of forming a formidable coalition ahead of next years presidential election, and Egyptian long time autocratic Hosni Mubarak has been released from jail.

Mubarak, symbol of dashed hopes, goes free

2017-03-24 20:33

In six years, Egypt's Hosni Mubarak has gone from symbolising the hubris of Middle East dictators swept away by the Arab Spring uprisings to an emblem of dashed hopes.

 

Israel warns citizens against visiting Egypt's Sinai

2017-03-29 08:46

Israel has issued a severe travel warning to its citizens advising against visiting Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

Tunisian official 'caught red-handed taking bribe'

2017-03-28 18:53

A Tunisian allegedly caught red-handed taking a bribe is among three regional officials sacked by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, who has vowed to fight graft.

Tunisians demand change to Muslim marriage decree

2017-03-27 21:58

An alliance of Tunisian human rights groups has called on authorities to scrap a 1973 decree that bans Muslim women from marrying non-Muslims.

One dead as 1 000 migrants rescued off Libya

2017-03-27 06:05

One woman has been found dead while aid groups say around 1 000 migrants have been rescued overnight off the Libyan coast, the latest victim among growing numbers seeking to reach Europe.

Egypt resumes Brazil meat imports

2017-03-26 16:01

Egypt said on Saturday it would resume importing meat from Brazil after a brief suspension following allegations that exporters in the Latin American country had sold tainted beef and poultry.

Egypt's last Jews aim to keep alive heritage

2017-03-26 09:05

Once a flourishing community, only a handful of Egyptian Jews, mostly elderly women, remain in the Arab world's most populous country, aiming at least to preserve their heritage.

Roadside bomb kills 3 policemen in Egypt's Sinai

2017-03-25 20:32

Egyptian security officials say a roadside bomb planted by suspected Islamic militants has hit a police armoured vehicle in the north of the Sinai peninsula, killing three members of the security forces

More Algerian women work, but husbands control wages

2017-03-25 12:02

More and more Algerian women are challenging traditional norms by getting jobs, but many see their salaries confiscated by their husbands despite a law against the practice.

Libya court suspends Italy deal on tackling migration

2017-03-24 22:00

A Tripoli court has suspended a deal between Libya and Italy to limit irregular migration to Europe, the unity government's justice ministry has said.

Main events since Hosni Mubarak's ouster

2017-03-24 16:27

Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, toppled in a 2011 revolt then jailed, has been freed in a country still coming to terms with the consequences of the uprising that ended his 30-year rule.

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