ARTICLES RELATING TO NORTH AFRICA

Tunisia election: New President Saied promises to fix economy

2019-10-15 15:42

Tunisia's newly elected president Kais Saied won by a landslide and offers new hope that ailing economy will be fixed.

Family says Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah beaten in jail

2019-10-10 22:01

A leading Egyptian activist who was arrested amid a recent clampdown following anti-government protests has been beaten, threatened and stripped to his underwear while in custody, according to his family.

Egypt will not allow protesters to spread 'chaos' - prime minister

2019-10-09 11:48

Egypt's prime minister has warned his government would not allow protesters to spread 'chaos' after small rallies erupted against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi last month.

WATCH | As Libya's war continues, Tripoli drowns in waste

2019-10-03 12:03

Faraj al-Doukali hastened to unload the dozens of rubbish bags from his van onto a sidewalk dump in Siyahiya, a residential district west of the Libyan capital.

Egypt's opposition destroyed under Sisi

2019-09-27 20:32

Since ousting Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi in 2011, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has moved to crush opponents, whether Islamists or liberals.

More than 1 000 arrested after anti-Sisi protests in Egypt

2019-09-25 20:27

Egyptian authorities have arrested more than 1 000 people, two rights groups say, in the wake of rare anti-government protests last week.

8 babies in maternity unit killed in Algeria hospital fire - emergency services

2019-09-24 11:45

Eight babies have been killed after a fire ripped through the maternity unit at a hospital in eastern Algeria before dawn, according to emergency services.

Egyptian authorities detain award-winning human rights lawyer

2019-09-23 18:59

Authorities in Egypt detained an award-winning human rights lawyer on Sunday after she attended judicial investigations into protesters arrested during rare demonstrations against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Dozens arrested in Egypt after rare anti-Sisi protests - security source

2019-09-21 11:57

Rare small protests were staged overnight in Cairo and other Egyptian cities calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, but authorities quickly dispersed them and arrested dozens, a security source says.

Thousands protest in Algiers despite tight security

2019-09-20 20:34

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of the Algerian capital in defiance of a heavy security presence to demand the ouster of the country's army chief.

 

Media magnate, law master face off in Tunisia presidential vote

2019-10-13 11:33

Almost a month since the launch of Tunisia's presidential vote and whittled down from more than 20 candidates, conservative law professor Kais Saied and media magnate Nabil Karoui face off before the country's electorate of seven million.

Tunisia presidential hopeful walks free from jail in time for runoff

2019-10-10 11:56

Tunisia's presidential candidate Nabil Karoui received a hero's welcome as he walked free from jail, just days ahead of a runoff against a political newcomer.

'People no longer trust the old parties' - Outsiders battle political elite as Tunisia votes

2019-10-07 11:31

Outsider candidates have challenged Tunisia's political elite as voters returned to the polls weeks after a presidential election that reshaped the country's post-Arab Spring political landscape.

Tunisia sets presidential election runoff for October 13

2019-10-02 17:35

Tunisia's electoral commission says the country's presidential election runoff would take place on October 13 despite calls to postpone the vote by the party of a jailed frontrunner.

Nearly 2 000 arrests in Egypt crackdown - Human Rights Watch

2019-09-27 14:23

Egypt has arrested nearly 2 000 people in what may be its biggest crackdown since the aftermath of the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, Human Rights Watch has said.

Bouteflika's brother sentenced to 15 years in Algeria court

2019-09-25 11:41

An Algerian military court has sentenced the brother of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and three co-defendants to 15 years in prison, the state APS news agency reports.

Bouteflika brother stands trial with Algerian ex-spy chiefs

2019-09-23 21:04

The brother of Algeria's deposed president Abdelaziz Bouteflika went on trial with two former intelligence chiefs and a political party head accused of plotting against the military, Algerian television reports.

Tunisia turns the page on Ben Ali

2019-09-22 11:01

With the burial of exiled former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia is turning the page on more than two decades of nepotism and repression with a large dose of indifference.

Tunisia Islamist party throws weight behind vote frontrunner

2019-09-20 22:00

Tunisia's influential Islamist-inspired party Ennahdha says it will support law professor and political outsider Kais Saied in a presidential runoff against jailed media magnate Nabil Karoui.

Third Algerian protest figure detained within a week

2019-09-19 22:00

An Algerian court has ordered the pre-trial detention of a leading figure in protests that have gripped Algeria for nearly seven months, one of his lawyers says.

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