WATCH | The 'gift' of Tunisia's delicate date palm drink

2019-08-15 06:08

As soon as the sun is up, people in southern Tunisia rush out to buy a glass or bottle of legmi, a coveted date palm drink that is too delicate to be sold far from the oasis.

Wife of SA hostage in Libya pleads: 'We need Gerco here with us'

2019-08-13 08:18

The wife of Gerco van Deventer, the South African paramedic who has been held hostage in Libya since November 2017, has pleaded for his return, saying his family needs him.

What does Sudan's constitutional declaration say?

2019-08-06 05:34

Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Sudan's capital, Khartoum, chanting revolutionary songs and waving national flags after the country's military rulers and opposition coalition signed a hard-won constitutional declaration.

Sudan generals, protest leaders agree on constitutional declaration

2019-08-03 12:52

Sudan's ruling generals and protest leaders reached a "full agreement" on the constitutional declaration, the African Union said on paving the way for transitioning to civilian rule.

Corruption trial of Sudan's Bashir to begin August 17: lawyer

2019-08-01 05:43

The trial of ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir on corruption charges will begin on August 17, his lawyer has said, after the ex-president failed to appear in court for the first session.

Libya buries bodies of 46 migrants after deadly shipwreck

2019-07-29 10:53

Libyan authorities have buried the bodies of 46 migrants after they were plucked from the sea following one of deadliest shipwrecks in the Mediterranean so far this year.

Sudan arrests top general, officers over foiled coup

2019-07-25 10:46

Sudan's military said Wednesday it had arrested a top general and several others over a foiled coup attempt announced earlier this month.

What issues are at stake in next Sudan talks?

2019-07-20 08:13

Just days after protest leaders and Sudan's ruling generals agreed a power sharing deal, key issues remain after talks were postponed Friday.

Sudan: 'Political declaration' after 7 months of crisis

2019-07-17 14:17

The inking of a power-sharing deal between Sudan's protesters and ruling generals Wednesday comes after seven months of major upheaval, including the ouster of long-time president Omar al-Bashir.

'No to dictatorship!': Algerians rally on independence day

2019-07-09 13:59

Tens of thousands of Algerians have taken to the streets to celebrate their country's independence from France and continue calls for a new democratic leadership in the wake of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation in April.


Tunisia's PM Chahed submits bid to run for presidency

2019-08-14 14:00

Youssef Chahed says he is ready to take on the role, a week after his party announced he would run for the top position.

Libyan government agrees to UN-backed Eid al-Adha ceasefire

2019-08-10 11:30

The internationally recognised Libyan government has accepted an offer by the United Nations for a ceasefire during the Eid al-Adha religious holiday.

Drone strike kills dozens at wedding in Libya - reports

2019-08-05 12:18

At least 40 people have been reported killed and dozens injured after an air strike hit a wedding ceremony in southwestern Libya, according to media reports.

WATCH | 'Cleopatra' wows Moroccan village at donkey pageant

2019-08-02 17:39

Wearing a crown of flowers, "Cleopatra" the donkey delighted villagers in central Morocco by bucking the trend to clinch top prize in a beauty pagean, in the village of Beni Ammar.

School students shot dead at Sudan rally ahead of talks

2019-07-30 06:24

Four Sudanese school students are among five demonstrators shot dead during a rally against shortages of bread and fuel, a day before protest leaders and ruling generals are set to hold new talks on the country's transition.

WATCH | Tunisia's 92-year-old president Essebsi has died - president's office

2019-07-25 17:13

Tunisias 92-year-old president Essebsi has died, the president's office says.

British Airways, Lufthansa suspend flights to Cairo

2019-07-21 10:33

British Airways and Lufthansa have suspended flights to Egypt's capital, Cairo, over unspecified security concerns, giving no details about what may have prompted the move.

Morocco court condemns three to death for killing Scandinavian hikers

2019-07-19 06:36

A Moroccan court on Thursday condemned three Islamic State group supporters to death for the murder of two Scandinavian women beheaded while on a hiking trip in the High Atlas mountains.

When doctors don't help: 'Medical negligence' in Egypt's prisons

2019-07-11 08:22

Deliberately withholding medical treatment in Egyptian prisons and elsewhere amounts to torture, according to experts.

Dozens of migrants feared dead after boat capsizes off Tunisia

2019-07-08 18:17

Eighty-two people are missing from the boat, which was carrying 86 refugees and migrants when it sank.

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