Morocco arrests 8 over alleged ties with ISIS

2016-12-03 21:01

Morocco has arrested eight men with alleged ties to the Islamic State jihadist group active in the cities of Fez and Tangiers, the interior ministry says.

Militias clash in Libya's Tripoli, worst violence in 2 years

2016-12-02 15:02

Clashes are continuing for the second day among heavily-armed militias in the Libyan capital Tripoli in what appears to be the worst outbreak of violence there in two years.

At least 8 killed in Libya clashes

2016-12-02 08:36

Rival militias have clashed in neighbourhoods across the Libyan capital of Tripoli, and the state agency Lana says at least eight militiamen have been killed.

Tunisian court sentences protesters to 14 years' jail

2016-12-01 19:00

A Tunisian court has sentenced 11 people to 14 years in prison over a 2013 protest during which a police station was set on fire, a court official says.

Top Africa stories: AU, Kenya, Zim

2016-11-30 20:29

Senegal's AU hopeful Abdoulaye Bathily says he has the capacity and experience to succeed Dlamini-Zuma, and Kenyatta is in the hot seat over opposition tweet.

Tunisia wins billion-dollar pledges for ailing economy

2016-11-29 17:07

Qatar and France have promised more than a billion dollars in financial support for Tunisia at an investment conference aimed at reviving the country's struggling economy.

Morocco TV 'sorry' over makeup for battered women

2016-11-29 06:07

A public television station in Morocco has apologised after uproar on social media followed its broadcast of an item on makeup to hide the facial bruises of battered women.

Egypt says it arrested suspected militants planning attacks

2016-11-27 19:07

Egypt's interior ministry says authorities have arrested an extremist cell planning anti-government attacks.

Egypt official raises death toll in Sinai attack to 11

2016-11-25 17:34

An Egyptian security official says the death toll from the previous night's militant attack in Sinai, which included a suicide car bombing, has reached 11.

Egypt bars TV host from travel after airing of criticism

2016-11-24 20:38

An Egyptian TV host who ran a video last month showing a tuk-tuk driver lamenting the country's economic woes has been barred from traveling.


Morocco uses business diplomacy to win friends in Africa

2016-12-02 17:02

With contracts across Africa running into billions of dollars, Morocco is placing business at the heart of its strategy to win support for its re-entry into the African Union.

PHOTOS: Chaos in Libyan capital Tripoli

2016-12-02 13:30

At least eight people have been declared dead after fresh fighting broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli, reports say.

Top Africa stories: Tsvangirai, Gambia, AU

2016-12-01 20:45

The MDC says that party leader Morgan Tsvangirai's ill health "is no cause for concern" and Morocco says AU chair Dlamini-Zuma is blocking its readmission.

Morocco says AU chair Dlamini-Zuma blocking readmission

2016-12-01 08:00

Morocco has accused the African Union commission's chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma of South Africa, of blocking Rabat's efforts to rejoin the AU and lacking neutrality.

Top Africa stories: Burundi, Zim, DRC

2016-11-29 20:03

Zimbabwean bankers who leaked bond notes pictures on social media have been fired, and a top aid to Burundi president has escaped an assassination attempt.

Prominent Egyptian rights leader banned from travel

2016-11-29 15:07

A prominent rights advocate has been banned from leaving Egypt, the latest in a series of travel bans imposed on rights leaders.

Egypt foreign ministry denies troops deployed in Syria

2016-11-28 11:41

Egypt has denied Arab media reports claiming that it had a military presence in Syria, days after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi expressed his support for the Syrian army.

2 teenage girls in Morocco on trial for homosexuality

2016-11-27 09:47

Two teenage girls allegedly caught kissing on a roof have appeared in court in Morocco's Marrakesh charged with homosexual acts, one of their lawyers says.

Car bomb attack kills 8 soldiers in Egypt's Sinai

2016-11-25 06:11

Eight Egyptian soldiers have been killed in a car bomb attack targeting a checkpoint in Sinai, where the local affiliate of the Islamic State group is leading an insurgency, the army says.

For an Egyptian author, examining torture is her mission

2016-11-24 15:00

As torture and abuse by police in Egypt becomes more common, one of Basma Abdel-Aziz's worries is that people now see it as normal or as part of the tough hand needed to keep stability.

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