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Somalia cuts diplomatic ties with Guinea

Somalia has officially cut diplomatic ties with Guinea. The decision was announced in Mogadishu today after a cabinet meeting. The move comes after the leader of Somaliland – the semi-autonomous region of Somalia flew to Conakry earlier this week on an official invitation from the president of Guinea, Alpha Conde. Somaliland continues to increase its […]

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Algeria: interim President proposes dialogue to set new date for Presidential elections

The Algerian Interim President Abdelkader Bensalah in an address to the nation called for an urgent dialogue without the military and political parties in view of set a new date for Presidential elections in view of avoiding a constitutional vacuum as his mandate will come to close on July 9. Algeria missed to find Bensalah […]

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Libya: GNA-aligned HCS accuses Egypt for death of at least 40 migrants in air strike

Head of the Libya’s High Council of State, HCS, aligned with the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has held Egypt responsible for the bombing of a migrant camp in Tripoli in which at least 40 illegal migrants had been killed, Libya Express reports. A drone airstrike believed carried out by the self-proclaimed Libyan National […]

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Libya: Airstrike kills 44 in migrant detention center

At least 44 people were killed and more than 130 wounded in an air strike on a migrant detention center in the Libyan capital Tripoli, the UN mission to the country said. According to UN Libya envoy Ghassan Salame, the strike “clearly amounts to the level of a war crime”. The Tripoli-based government GNA blamed […]

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Nigeria: At least 45 people killed in fuel tanker blast

As many as 45 Nigerians lost their life in the explosion of a fuel tanker in the village of of Ahumbe in Benue state on Monday, after the trailer crashed. Benue state Federal Road Safety Commission Sector Commander Aliyu Baba told media that his forces recovered at least 45 corpses and that 101 sustained serious […]

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Tunisia: US Embassy closed over security concerns

The US embassy in Tunisia Monday shut doors over security concerns, in the wake of two terror attacks that rocked Tunis few days earlier. “Due to security concerns, the US Embassy will be closed to the public on Monday, July 1st, except for emergency services,” the embassy said in a statement. Sources told Huffpost Tunisie […]

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Cameroon: Gunmen kidnap Cameroon opposition leader

In Cameroon, unidentified gunmen have kidnapped, the leader of one of the country’s leading opposition parties. It was the second kidnapping of the Social Democratic Front’s (SDF) chairman in two months. John Fru Ndi, 77, was abducted from his home in the city of Bamenda by gunmen who wounded his bodyguard, an SDF statement said. […]

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Morocco’s King pledges support to Tunisia in fight against terrorism

King Mohammed VI of Morocco Thursday condemned the twin terror attacks in capital Tunis and vowed Morocco’s assistance to sisterly Tunisia in the fight against terrorism. The Tunisian capital was hit Thursday by two coordinated attacks that targeted a security vehicle and a police building. One officer was killed in the attacks and eight persons […]

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Algeria: Air Algerie to buy six new aircraft for $2 billion

The Algerian government Wednesday announced it would allocate $2 billion for the national carrier, Air Algérie, for the acquisition of six new aircraft in a move to revamp existing aging planes. Transport minister Mustapha Kouraba speaking before the Senate received the go-ahead from the State Participation Committee (CPE). Kouraba did not say what type of […]

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AFCON: Egypt kicks Amr Warda out following alleged sexual harassment

Egypt have booted out midfielder Amr Ward embroiled in an alleged sexual scandal as the national squad qualify for the second round of the AFCON tournament. The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) in a statement said the 25-year-old player has been dismissed over indiscipline. “The head of the Egyptian Football Federation, Hani Abu Reda, has decided […]

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