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Over 200 migrants break from Morocco into Spanish enclave

The Spanish authorities said more than 200 migrants managed to enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco earlier on Thursday.Three hundred migrants had tried to climb the border fence and 238 of them made it into the Spanish...

Seventeen migrants drown, over 300 rescued off Tunisian coast

At least 17 migrants from Bangladesh drowned and more than 300 were rescued by Tunisian and Libyan naval units after their boat sank in the Mediterranean, according to aid groups Thursday.Survivors said all those who died had been in...

Over a hundred African migrants jump fences into Spanish city

Authorities in Melilla said on Monday that 119 African men have entered the autonomous city from a group of over 200 who tried to jump over the double fence that separates the Spanish enclave in northern Africa from Morocco.At...

Egypt notified that Ethiopia has began filling of giant dam

Egypt's irrigation minister said on Monday he had received official notice from Ethiopia that it had begun filling the reservoir behind its giant hydropower dam, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), for a second year.Egypt has informed Ethiopia of...

43 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Tunisian coast

At least 43 people were missing off the southeastern coast of Tunisia after a boat carrying more than 120 migrants sank, the Tunisian Red Crescent said on Saturday.“Eighty-four migrants were rescued and 43 others disappeared after a boat carrying...

Libya delegations fail to agree on legal basis for elections

Libyan delegates failed to agree on a legal framework to hold presidential and parliamentary elections later this year, the U.N. said Saturday, putting an agreed-upon roadmap to end the conflict there in jeopardy.The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, a 75-member...

Protesters in Sudan want government dissolved over harsh economic reforms

Hundreds of Sudanese protesters took to the streets of major cities on Wednesday to demand the government's resignation over IMF-backed economic reforms seen as too harsh, AFP correspondents said."We want the fall of the regime" and "No to (IMF)...

Fire at detention facility in Egypt kills six teenager girls

A fire at a juvenile detention centre in Egypt has killed at least six teenagers and injured 20 others, officials say.The blaze broke out on Thursday at the facility in the Al-Marg district of the capital, Cairo.The head of...

At least 23 migrants drown off Tunisia coast

A humanitarian organisation says at least 23 migrants have drowned off the coast of Tunisia as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy.The Tunisian Red Crescent, speaking to Reuters news agency, said 70 other passengers from...

Western Sahara leader testifies in Spanish court

The leader of a movement seeking independence from Morocco testified Tuesday in a Spanish investigation into allegations against him of torture, genocide and other crimes.Brahim Ghali appeared before an investigating magistrate at the National Court in Madrid via videoconference...
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Nearly a score killed in road ambush by Islamist militants in east DR Congo

At least 16 people, including six women and two children, have been killed in a suspected Islamist militant attack...
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