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
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
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
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
At 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
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.
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.
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
In 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.