Tagged: africa

‘Red Crescent fully prepared to carry out its humanitarian duty to displaced Africans,’ Annahar (Algeria), 26 May 2014

Algeria is prepared to carry out its humanitarian duty to African refugees in its territory, according to the head of the Algerian Red Crescent, who also criticized European policies in dealing with refugees. Continue reading

‘Three Egyptians arrested in Ethiopia on charges of spying,’ Elaph (London), 10 May 2014

Ethiopian authorities have arrested three Egyptians, saying that they were spying on the Grand Renaissance Dam. Meanwhile, the Egyptian foreign ministry said that relevant agencies are following the case, indicating that Egypt will not compromise on the issue of the dam. A security source told “Elaph” that information about the dam is readily available to Egypt, and that it does not need to spy to get it. Continue reading

‘Boko Haram leader: The kidnapped girls will be sold according to God’s laws,’ Al-Masry Al-Youm (Egypt), 5 May 2014

The leader of the Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Abu Bakr Shekau, said that the 223 kidnapped schoolgirls will be sold as slaves and forced to marry. Continue reading

‘Human rights activists: irregular migrants don’t trust Morocco,’ Hespress (Morocco), 14 February 2014

The Moroccan Association for Human Rights (AMDH) claims that Morocco has intensified its campaign to crack down on African migrants attempting to enter the autonomous Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla in northern Morocco. A statement released by the human rights group condemns Moroccan and Spanish security’s practices of violence, abuse and humiliation against irregular migrants and asylum seekers. Continue reading

‘Protesters injured in gunfire with police in Darfur,’ al-Hayat (Saudi Arabia), 17 February 2014

SudanAt least two protesters were injured in a camp for internally displaced persons on the outskirts of the capital city of Central Darfur, Zalingei, when police opened fire on a demonstration. Continue reading

‘Morocco, Togo and Zimbabwe in Sochi,’ el-Khabar (Algeria), 7 February 2014

The African continent is being represented by three countries at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Representatives from Morocco, Togo and Zimbabwe will compete in the games. All participants are of mixed heritage, and have chosen to represent the countries of either a mother or father from one of the three nations. Interestingly, the article claims that Morocco is the sole Arab country represented at the games, while Lebanon also has two athletes participating. Meanwhile, Algeria did not permit its sole entrant, an alpine skier, to register for the games.

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‘Federal Government responds to Threat of al-Shabaab’, al-Somal al-Youm (Somalia), 31 December 2013

The al-Shabaab militia has made gains in the neighbourhoods of Mogadishu in the last few months. To which the Federal Somali Government and the African Union led AMISOM is renewing their response.

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‘Guardians of the Revolution call for the burning of American and Zionist (Israeli) flags during protests’, Ikhwanonline.com (Egypt), 31 December 2013

In a continued attempt to scapegoat  outside actors for the internal destabilization of Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party has called for the burning of Israeli flags across Egypt. Continue reading

‘Ministry of Agriculture opens investigation into Greek Waste’, al-Ayam (Sudan), 7th December 2013

ayamIn response to plans to send several tons of Greek sewage waste to Sudan and Sudanese fears of potential damage to the environment and domestic agriculture, the Sudanese Minister of Agriculture and Forestry has called for stronger restrictions on ‘fertilizer’ imports.

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‘Members of the Army and Security Forces vote today in First round of Elections’, el-Watan (Mauritania), 22nd November 2013

[Source: el-Watan]

[Source: el-Watan]

After two year postponement the elections have finally begun to take place in Mauritania following a two week campaigning period from the 8th November 2013.

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