Egypt court sentences 7 to hang for shooting officer

2016-09-24 20:00

An Egyptian court has sentenced seven men to hang for killing a police general in the unrest following the 2013 military overthrow of Islamist president Muhammadu Morsi.

More than 100 bodies recovered from Egypt migrant shipwreck

2016-09-23 20:43

Rescuers have recovered 53 bodies from a migrant boat that capsized off the Egyptian coast, bringing the death toll from the disaster to at least 108, a health ministry official says.

Desperate Libya asks Zuma for help

2016-09-23 12:36

South Africa has been asked to share its nation-building secrets with strife-torn Libya which has been struggling to unite since the death of ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

Papers show Libyan ISIS bridal dowries of guns, explosives

2016-09-23 08:01

Documents retrieved from Sirte, the ISIS’s last bastion in Libya, record the variety of dowries offered by militant grooms to their future wives.

Morocco detains four 'dangerous' IS suspects

2016-09-22 16:27

Moroccan police have arrested four "dangerous" suspected jihadists linked to the Islamic State group who were planning attacks across the country, the government has said

Egypt holds 4 suspected traffickers over migrant boat capsize

2016-09-22 11:38

Egyptian prosecutors have remanded four men in custody on suspicion of people trafficking after a migrant boat capsize in which dozens are feared to have drowned, judicial and security officials say.

Egypt's Coptic church criticised over Sisi rallies at UN

2016-09-21 22:00

Egypt's Coptic Christian church is facing criticism over its role in organising rallies in support of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi during his visit to New York for the UN General Assembly.

Egypt state TV fires news chief over Sisi interview gaffe

2016-09-21 16:32

Egyptian state television says it had sacked its head of news after an old interview with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was screened in error.

Egypt's Sisi urges Israel to make history with peace

2016-09-21 12:53

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has urged Israel to "write a bright page" in Middle East history and make peace with the Palestinians.

Libyan official says 3 North Koreans freed from ISIS

2016-09-20 22:00

A Libyan official says three North Koreans kidnapped by the Islamic State group near the city of Sirte have been freed


Morocco asks to rejoin African Union after 32 years

2016-09-24 09:04

Morocco has made an official request to return to the African Union, 32 years after quitting the bloc in protest at its decision to accept Western Sahara as a member.

More than 100 bodies recovered from Egypt migrant shipwreck: officials

2016-09-23 16:37

Rescuers recovered 53 bodies on Friday from a migrant boat that capsized off the Egyptian coast, bringing the death toll from the disaster to at least 108, a health ministry official said.

Assessing the risk from Africa as Libya loses its chemical weapons

2016-09-23 09:24

Governments often have limited knowledge of chemical production as it is the preserve of the private sector. Often these facilities are not as well secured as government facilities, writes Scott Firsing.

Dozens more feared dead in Egypt migrant boat tragedy

2016-09-22 17:45

Dozens of migrants are feared dead after their overloaded fishing boat capsized off Egypt's Mediterranean coast, as authorities arrested four suspected traffickers following the tragedy that killed at least 42 people.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Mboweni, migrants

2016-09-22 15:07

Botswana's president Ian Khama calls on Mugabe to step down, Mboweni says he wants ti launch a solidarity fund for Zim and a boat carrying at least 450 migrants capsizes in Egypt.

Boat with at least 450 migrants capsizes off Egypt, 42 drowned

2016-09-22 08:02

A boat carrying up to 450 migrants has capsized in the Mediterranean off Egypt's north, drowning 42 people and prompting a search operation that rescued 163 passengers, officials say.

Rival accuses Libya govt's forces over deadly airstrike

2016-09-21 20:00

A rival Libyan administration has accused forces allied with the country's unity government of carrying out an air strike that killed seven civilians.

10 drown, 150 rescued from capsized migrant boat off Egypt

2016-09-21 16:15

At least 10 people drowned when a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Egyptian coast on Wednesday, with rescue teams saving at least 150 passengers, officials said.

Egypt to send Russia delegation over wheat dispute - official

2016-09-21 08:21

Egypt will send a delegation to Moscow next week hoping to resolve a dispute with Russia that began when Cairo refused a Russian wheat shipment found to contain fungus, an official has said.

Helicopter crash in Libya kills 6, including aide to general

2016-09-20 20:00

Libyan medics say a helicopter has crashed near the eastern city where the internationally-recognised parliament is based, killing all six people on board, including the military adviser of a powerful general.

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