Category: Africa

African Migrants: payback time?

Since the beginning of this year a relentless flow of images from the Italian island of Lampedusa, the city of Calais, where the Eurotunnel starts, Bodrum in Turkey, the eastern islands of Greece, or the…

South Sudan: Salva rejects peace deal

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has refused to sign a final peace deal following talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, aimed at ending the country’s civil war. Pagan Amum, the secretary-general of South Sudan’s ruling…

40 migrants dead off Libyan coast, 320 rescued

At least 40 migrants have died and 320 were rescued from an overcrowded smuggling boat in the Mediterranean Sea north of Libya.   The fatalities were believed caused by what appeared to be inhalation of…

Containment of wild polio: Ethiopia praises EU

The support from the European Union (EU) has successfully contributed to efforts to contain the spread of the wild polio virus in Ethiopia, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has announced. This is contained in…

Egypt’s Brotherhood calls for uprising after killings

The Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday, has warned of “serious repercussions” and has called on its supporters to “rise in revolt” after Egyptian police killed 13 of its members. Egyptian police raided an apartment in the…

Dozens killed in Tunisian hotel terror attack

Tunisian officials say a terrorist attack near a hotel on the Mediterranean coast has left 37 people dead, including British, German and Belgian nationals. Interior Ministry officials say gunmen opened fire Friday on people on…

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