Post Tagged with: "North Africa"

Tunisia’s Prime Minister Youssef Chahed declares cabinet reshuffle

September 6, 2017 8:08 pm
Tunisia’s Prime Minister Youssef Chahed declares cabinet reshuffle

Tunisian Prime minister Youssef Chahed (R) heads a council of ministers meeting with his cabinet in Tunis on December 30, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Tunisia’s Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Wednesday named a new cabinet, including the newly created post of economic reforms minister, after reaching a deal with political […]

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Bodies of 16 refugees found in Libya near Egypt

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Bodies of 16 refugees found in Libya near Egypt

African refugees arrive at a naval base in the Libyan capital of Tripoli after being rescued by Libyan coastguards in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast on August 29, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Libyan security forces have found the bodies of 16 refugees near the country’s border with Egypt, […]

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Al-Qaeda’s North Africa branch releases South African hostage

August 3, 2017 10:30 pm
Al-Qaeda’s North Africa branch releases South African hostage

This file photo taken on June 23, 2015 is an image grab taken from an undated video released by Al-Andalus Media Production/Shara Branch, a media branch for al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), allegedly showing hostages Johan Gustafsson (L) of Sweden and Stephen Malcolm McGown of South Africa, who were […]

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Morocco’s monarch, King Mohammed VI pardons detainees, including some Hoceima protesters

July 30, 2017 7:27 pm
Morocco’s monarch, King Mohammed VI pardons detainees, including some Hoceima protesters

This handout picture shows Morocco’s King Mohammed VI (C) delivering a speech to mark the 18th anniversary of his accession to the throne, in Tetouan, Morocco, on July 29, 2017. (By AFP) Morocco’s monarch, King Mohammed VI, has granted pardon to more than a thousand detainees, some of whom had […]

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Libya’s UN-backed government urges nationwide polls in March

July 16, 2017 10:30 pm
Libya’s UN-backed government urges nationwide polls in March

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Seraj Head of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) has called on all political groups and armed factions in the country to endorse nationwide elections next year, an initiative that is expected to stumble amid widening differences between rival camps of power. Fayez Seraj, who serves […]

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Tunisian court starts trial of 21 suspects over 2015 Bardo massacre

July 11, 2017 10:30 pm
Tunisian court starts trial of 21 suspects over 2015 Bardo massacre

The photo taken on March 19, 2015 shows a member of Tunisian security forces standing guard as journalists gather at the visitors entrance of the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, a day after a Daesh-claimed deadly attack on foreign tourists killed 21 people. (Photo by AFP) A court in Tunisia […]

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International Organization for Migration says 60 missing feared drowned after boat sinks off Libya

June 30, 2017 10:30 pm
International Organization for Migration says 60 missing feared drowned after boat sinks off Libya

This image shows asylum seekers who were rescued by the Libyan coast guard in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast arrive at a naval base in the capital Tripoli on May 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Some 60 people are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea after the […]

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Moroccan authorities arrest more in anti-government protests

June 20, 2017 10:30 pm
Moroccan authorities arrest more in anti-government  protests

Security forces seize a demonstrator in Rabat on June 20, 2017 during a protest in support of the grassroots movement for the neglected Rif region in Morocco. (AFP photo) Moroccan authorities have arrested more people in relation to anti-government protests in the North African Arab country. Lawyers and rights groups said […]

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Police in Morocco makes more arrests over protests in neglected Rif

June 11, 2017 10:30 pm
Police in Morocco makes more arrests over protests in neglected Rif

Protesters from Rif movement ‘Hirak’ chant during a demonstration against corruption, repression and unemployment in Imzouren, Morocco, June 11, 2017. (AFP photo) Police in northern Morocco have arrested more people in connection with the social unrest in the neglected Rif region. An official and an activist said Sunday that a […]

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Tunisian security forces kill fugitive commander of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group during the holy month of Ramadan

May 29, 2017 10:30 pm
Tunisian security forces kill fugitive commander of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group during the holy month of Ramadan

This photo taken on March 19, 2015 shows a member of Tunisia’s security forces standing guard as journalists gather at the visitors’ entrance of the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, in the aftermath of an attack on foreign tourists by the Daesh Takfiri group. (Photo by AFP) Tunisian security forces […]

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Libya’s Derna bombarded again: Witnesses

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Libya’s Derna bombarded again: Witnesses

Smoke rises after an airstrike on the Libyan city of Sirte, September 28, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Warplanes have reportedly launched airstrikes on the Libyan city of Derna, days after Egyptian jets pounded alleged terrorist training camps in the city. According to the residents who witnessed the airstrikes, one attack […]

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Egypt defends Libya airstrikes, says terror training camps were destroyed

May 28, 2017 5:04 am
Egypt defends Libya airstrikes, says terror training camps were destroyed

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry speaks during a joint press conference at the Foreign Ministry in the Jordanian capital Amman on May 14, 2017. (Photos by AFP) Egypt has defended attacking militant training camps in Libya, noting that the terrorists’ facilities were completely destroyed. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry made […]

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Clashes between rival Libyan factions kill 28, injure 128 in Tripoli

May 27, 2017 8:58 am
Clashes between rival Libyan factions kill 28, injure 128 in Tripoli

At least 28 people have been killed and over 128 injured during fresh clashes in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, between forces loyal to the UN-backed unity government and rival militiamen. The clashes broke out Friday in residential neighborhoods as forces aligned with the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) fought […]

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Tunisian police ‘accidentally’ kills protester in south

May 22, 2017 10:30 pm
Tunisian police ‘accidentally’ kills protester in south

Unemployed Tunisian protesters throw stones at a police vehicle during a demonstration outside the Tataouine governorate headquarters on May 22, 2017, in Tataouine, around 500 kilometers (300 miles) south of Tunis. (Photo by AFP) A young protester has been killed after a police vehicle “accidentally” ran him over outside an […]

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Shots fired to disperse Tunisia job protesters

May 20, 2017 10:30 pm
Shots fired to disperse Tunisia job protesters

Locals stage a sit-in outside Kamour petroleum pumping station in Tunisia’s southern state of Tatatouine on May 16, 2017. (AFP photo) Tunisian troops have reportedly fired warning shots to disperse protesters marching on a crucial gas facility in the south of the country. The protesters, who tried to close down […]

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