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Morocco arrests suspected Islamic State members

Moroccan security authorities have arrested five Islamic State suspects in the northern city of Nador, the interior ministry says. The suspects are believed to have...

25 Egyptian illegal migrants drown en route to Europe

Twenty-five young Egyptian illegal migrants drowned in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday en route to Europe, security sources in Sharqiya said on Thursday. The majority...

Five killed in gun attack in Burundi’s capital

Five people including a three-year-old child and a solider were killed on Thursday night in Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura, in a grenade attack at a...

President Bouteflika back to Algeria after visit to Geneva for medical...

Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has returned to his country after a private visit to Geneva, Switzerland, during which he underwent “periodic medical checkups”, Algeria’s...

Former Ballon d’Or winner George Weah to run for Liberia’s presidency...

Liberia’s former international football star George Weah will run for his country’s presidency for a second time in next year’s elections. The former Paris St....

South Sudan names new cabinet, incorporates former rebels

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir named a new cabinet on Thursday, including former rebels and members of the opposition, an implementation of the peace...

Uganda holds talks with AU over delays on allowances of its...

The Ugandan military is in talks with the African Union (AU) over delays on allowances to its soldiers serving with the AU Peacekeeping Mission...

Campaign launched to help deter Somalia’s youth from perilous journeys

Somalia is still mourning the death of its nationals, who recently drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. Now locals and artists have teamed...

Facebook’s earnings surprise analysts who projected a revenue of $5.26 billion

Facebook reported a better-than-expected 51.9 percent rise in quarterly revenue. Its increasingly popular mobile app and push into live video continue to attract new advertisers...

France to help Nigeria fight Boko Haram

France has pledged to help Nigeria in its fight against Islamist terror group Boko Haram. The two countries’ defence ministers have signed a security agreement...
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