ARTICLES RELATING TO NORTHERN AFRICA

SA man killed in Mali hotel siege, dept confirms

2015-08-08 15:58

A Pretoria man had been killed during the siege of a hotel in Mali, an international relations spokesperson has confirmed.

Suicide bomber targets ancient Egyptian temple

2015-06-10 16:09

Egyptian officials say a suicide bomber has blown himself up at the ancient temple of Karnak in Luxor, a southern city frequented by millions of foreign and Egyptian tourists every year.

Women lead fight against radicalisation in Algeria

2015-02-28 12:22

Hundreds of female religious guides have been at the forefront of Algeria's battle against Islamic radicalisation since the civil war that devastated the North African country in the 1990s.

Qaeda financier killed in Algeria

2013-01-05 16:45

The Algerian army has identified one of seven armed Islamists killed east of the capital earlier this month as a key financier of the local affiliate of al-Qaeda.

Egypt editor charged with insulting Morsi

2012-08-23 18:04

A Cairo court has ordered the chief editor of an Egyptian daily detained pending trial on charges of insulting the country's president and "spreading lies".

'Ample' evidence aganist Gaddafi's son

2011-10-30 16:01

The prosecutor for the ICC says he has "substantial evidence" that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of Libya's toppled leader, was involved in hiring mercenaries.

Libya: Pockets of resistance remain

2011-08-22 07:33

Senior Libyan rebel figure Mahmud Jibril says there are still pockets of resistance in Tripoli from forces loyal to strongman Muammar Gaddafi, after insurgents surged into the capital.

Libya: Ship under fire, aborts evacuation

2011-08-21 14:40

A Maltese ship which was due to evacuate foreign nationals from Tripoli has come under fire, forcing it to retreat to sea.

Gaza rockets land in Egypt

2011-08-21 11:34

Rockets fired from Gaza have landed across the border in Egypt but caused no casualties.

Libyan rebels, Nato pound Tripoli

2011-08-21 08:17

Libyan rebels say they have launched their first attack on Tripoli in coordination with Nato. The fighting erupted just hours after opposition fighters captured the key city of Zawiya nearby.

 

Morocco arrests 57 in high school exam scandal

2015-06-14 08:05

Dozens of people have been arrested in Morocco for selling answers to high school exams in a racket that even saw two pages of answers posted on Facebook, authorities say.

Egypt court upholds football riot death sentences

2015-06-09 20:40

An Egyptian court has upheld death sentences against 11 football fans over a February 2012 riot in the eastern city of Port Said that cost the lives of 74 people.

Tunisian feminist faces 6 months in jail

2013-05-24 22:12

The lawyer of a Tunisian woman who gained notoriety for posting online topless pictures of herself as a protest says she faces six months in prison for carrying a dangerous object.

Spotlight on 2nd US facility in Benghazi

2012-10-11 09:57

A clash in Congress over a second, semi-secret US facility in Benghazi, Libya has put the spotlight on a compound said to be more secure than the American mission where a US ambassador died.

Egypt vows to hunt down Sinai attackers

2012-08-06 17:58

Egypt's military has vowed to hunt down those behind the killing of its 16 soldiers at a checkpoint along the Sinai border with Israel.

UN concerned about new Sudan conflict

2011-09-04 18:51

The UN says it is deeply concerned about the latest outbreak of fighting in Sudan's volatile border region.

Rebels sweep into Tripoli

2011-08-22 05:48

Jubilant rebel fighters have swept into the heart of Tripoli as Muammar Gaddafi's forces collapsed and crowds took to the streets to celebrate what they saw as the rapidly approaching end of his four decades of absolute power.

British, foreign nationals evacuated from Libya

2011-08-21 14:28

Britons and other foreign nationals are due to be evacuated from Tripoli on a boat to Malta as fighting between rebels and Muammar Gaddafi's forces reached the Libyan capital.

Egypt 'Spiderman' earns hero status

2011-08-21 09:00

A lone protester has become a hero to an exultant crowd of Egyptians and many more online by hauling down the Star of David flag atop Israel's embassy in Cairo after the border killing of Egyptian policemen.

AU could've ended Libya conflict sooner

2011-08-20 22:57

The Libya conflict could have been stopped much sooner if the western world had listened to African leaders, former South African president Thabo Mbeki says.

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