ARTICLES RELATING TO NORTH AFRICA

Algeria to block internet to stop high school exam leaks

2018-06-19 18:30

Algeria's education minister says the Algerian government is taking the "extreme measure" of temporarily suspending the entire country's internet connection during national school exams to stop cheating and the leaking of answers

Libyan coast guard rescues 186 migrants, recovers 5 bodies

2018-06-19 11:33

Libya's coast guard says it has recovered the bodies of five migrants and rescued 186 others, including women and children, in separate operations in the Mediterranean Sea.

Russia, Egypt match at World Cup could test close ties

2018-06-18 21:23

World Cup clash between Egypt, Russia in World Cup could test relations between two old allies.

Libya's NOC says oil storage damaged in attack on key ports

2018-06-18 11:26

Libya's National Oil Corporation says an armed group opposed to Libya's self-styled national army has attacked key oil port terminals "significantly" damaging at least one storage tank.

Egypt increases fuel prices, as part of austerity measures

2018-06-16 17:00

Egypt's Ministry of Oil has announced steep increases in fuel and cooking gas prices as part of the country's economic reforms and austerity measures

Egyptians celebrate Eid amid austerity measures

2018-06-15 17:35

Egyptians are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that comes at the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Libya militia 'attacks oil sites' under strongman's control

2018-06-14 20:07

A militia opposed to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has attacked oil sites under his control, a military source said, inflicting fresh disruption on an industry that forms the chaos-hit country's economic backbone.

Archaeologists find ancient rock art in Egypt

2018-06-13 18:30

Egypt says archaeologists have unearthed 3 500-year-old rock art depicting bulls, donkeys and sheep in the Eastern Desert

Morocco congratulates North America on World Cup 2026 win

2018-06-13 15:37

Morocco has congratulated the United States, Canada and Mexico after they defeated the North African kingdom's bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

Meet the five teams hoping to change Africa's World Cup story

2018-06-13 11:50

Africa has always promised a great deal in the international showcase but delivered very little at the football world cup, writes The Conversation.

 

Egypt's shrinking 'Pharaonic Sea' has fishermen worried

2018-06-19 16:54

Egypt's shrinking freshwater "Pharaonic Sea" has residents in its nearly 50 surrounding fishing villages worried.

Clashes at Libya oil sites cause 'catastrophic losses'

2018-06-19 05:58

Libya's National Oil Company says it suffered "catastrophic losses" when two storage tanks were destroyed during fierce clashes in the country's northeastern oil crescent.

Libyan airstrikes target group attacking oil ports

2018-06-18 18:30

Libyan forces say they have carried out airstrikes against a militia attacking key oil ports in the east.

Haftar forces launch push against militias in Libya oil crescent

2018-06-18 08:05

The self-styled Libyan National Army loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar has announced a "major offensive" to drive rival groups from the country's northeastern oil crescent.

Libya strongman's jets strike rivals targeting oil terminals

2018-06-16 09:01

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar's forces launched airstrikes against a rival militia targeting key oil facilities in the east of the country, a spokesperson for his group has said.

Egypt changes defence, interior ministers in cabinet overhaul

2018-06-14 21:03

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has replaced the interior and defence ministers in a major reshuffle, with security forces battling an Islamist insurgency at the start of his second term.

Egypt's president swears in new government with key changes

2018-06-14 18:48

Egypt's president Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has sworn in a new government, two weeks after being re-elected in a vote in which he faced no serious challengers.

Moroccans break Ramadan fast on beach with song, dance, food

2018-06-13 17:04

In Morocco's capital, the beach is a favorite place during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Egypt president defends austerity measures

2018-06-13 14:31

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has defended his government's latest austerity measures aimed at rebuilding the country's ailing economy, amid a wave of arrests since his re-election.

Ramadan fast sparks debate ahead of World Cup

2018-06-13 10:23

Should top athletes fast during Ramadan? The question has provoked an often heated debate in Muslim countries, particularly as national teams prepare for the 2018 World Cup.

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