Libya strongman says UN-backed government's mandate expired

2017-12-17 17:59

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has insisted that the mandate of the country's UN-backed government has run out after what he said was the expiration of a tattered 2015 political deal.

Tunisia in new delay of first post-revolt local poll

2017-12-17 10:59

A new date next May has been set for Tunisia's first post-revolt municipal elections, already long delayed, polling officials has said.

Egypt reopens historic library in Sinai after renovations

2017-12-17 07:23

Egypt is inaugurating an ancient library in the famed St Catherine's Monastery in South Sinai.

Germany to fund more surveillance along Tunisia-Libya border

2017-12-15 20:23

Germany has earmarked $21.3m in financial support to expand surveillance along Tunisia's border with Libya.

Egypt activist sentenced to 3 years for government criticism

2017-12-14 17:00

Egyptian lawyers say a prominent activist and opposition figure has been sentenced to three years over his criticism of the government's decision to transfer control over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

Egyptian singer sentenced to 2 years over racy video

2017-12-12 20:26

An Egyptian female pop singer has been convicted of promoting debauchery in a racy video clip and sentenced to two years in prison

A look at Egypt-Russia relations as Putin visits Cairo

2017-12-11 20:00

Relations between Russia and Egypt have rapidly grown over the past three years, with Presidents Vladimir Putin and Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi forging a multi-faceted relationship that features economic, military and political cooperation.

UN seeks urgent resettlement of 1 300 refugees stranded in Libya

2017-12-11 17:00

The UN urgently has appealed for countries to take in 1 300 "extremely vulnerable" refugees stranded in Libya, following revelations of horrific abuse of migrants in the country.

Russia's Putin lands in Egypt in sign of growing ties

2017-12-11 14:31

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Cairo for talks with his Egyptian counterpart on their two countries' rapidly expanding ties.

Thousands rally in Morocco against US Jerusalem move

2017-12-10 19:31

Tens of thousands of protesters have rallied in Morocco's capital Rabat as demonstrations against US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital continued to spread.


One dead as fans clash after Algeria derby

2017-12-17 16:01

Clashes between rival football fans after a derby in eastern Algeria have left one person dead, an official at the country's football federation said Sunday.

Libya's coast guard rescues over 270 migrants

2017-12-17 09:04

A Libyan official says coast guards have rescued at least 270 migrants off Libya's east coast.

Flights between Russia and Egypt to resume in February: Moscow

2017-12-15 21:30

Flights between Russia and Egypt will resume in February, the Russian transport ministry has announced, after they were suspended in 2015 following an airliner bombing claimed by the Islamic State group.

3 100 migrants repatriated from Libya in recent days

2017-12-14 19:31

The European Union and African Union say at least 3 100 migrants who were stranded in Libya have been returned to their home countries in the past two weeks.

Watchdog: Egypt remains among worst jailers of journalists

2017-12-13 20:30

The Committee to Protect Journalists says the international community has failed to pressure the world's "worst" jailers of journalists, including Egypt, to improve press freedom conditions.

Top Africa Stories: Mugabe, Putin, Kenya

2017-12-12 08:33

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has been leasing out some of his family’s farm land to white businessmen, a report says, and Kenya's main opposition has postponed a mock ceremony to inaugurate its leader as president.

Cairo, Moscow sign contract for Egypt's first nuclear plant

2017-12-11 18:30

Egypt and Russia have signed a final contract for the building of Egypt's first nuclear power plant, during a visit to Cairo by President Vladimir Putin.

Egypt detains 8 anti-Trump protesters after Cairo rally

2017-12-11 15:35

A top Egyptian rights lawyer says at least eight protesters have been detained and accused of "association with a terrorist organisation" after joining a small protest in Cairo over the Trump administration's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Germany's Siemens to build 2 power plants in Libya

2017-12-11 14:31

Germany's Siemens says it has signed contracts worth some $824m to build two gas-powered electricity plants in Libya.

Egypt revives dream of new desert capital

2017-12-10 14:12

In Egypt's eastern desert, roads are being carved across vast expanses of sand where the government is building a new administrative capital, a long-cherished project that has failed in the past.

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