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20 killed in Egypt as bus catches fire after hitting a truck

At least 20 people have been killed after a bus overturned in Egypt while trying to pass a stationed truck.The bus was travelling from Cairo when the accident happened in the province of Assiut, 199 miles (320km) south of...

New Italian PM in Libya capital, for first official visit

New Italian PM landed in Libyan Capital Tripoli on Tuesday for his first trip abroad since taking office, he lauded the North African country’s efforts to curb the flow of migrants to Europe.Following in the footsteps of other European...

Train crash in Central Egypt leaves at least 32 dead

At least 32 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in a train crash in central Egypt, the country's railway authority says.Two carriages were derailed and overturned when two passenger trains collided in the province of Sohag.Emergency...

France set to reopen embassy in Libya after years of closure

France will reopen its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli next Monday to show its support for the North African country’s new unity government, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday after meeting the head of the interim presidency council.Libya’s...

Morocco suspends relations with German over Western Sahara

Morocco has announced that it has suspended contacts with the German embassy in the country over its stance on Western Sahara.The country's foreign affairs ministry cited "deep disagreements concerning crucial issues,” without elaborating.A senior Moroccan diplomat cited Germany's reaction...

Stranded migrants evade Libyan coast guard to reach Europe

The February storm is unforgiving, violently shaking the humanitarian rescuers’ vessel as they try to revive a faulty engine and save African migrants drifting in the Mediterranean Sea after fleeing Libya on unseaworthy boats.Not only must they brave 70...

Libya new interim president Menfi, holds talks in Benghazi

President of Libya newly elected interim government has met tribal elders, academics and activists in the eastern city of Benghazi, the stronghold of the divided country’s eastern factions, as part of a campaign to foster unity ahead of national...

Sudan names new cabinet with ex-rebels as ministers

Sudan Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok announced Monday a new cabinet bringing in seven ex-rebel chiefs as ministers, following a peace deal in October aimed to end decades of war.Veteran rebel leader and economist Gibril Ibrahim, of the Justice and...

24 people electrocuted in flooded textile factory in Morocco

Morocco authorities say more than 24 people have been electrocuted after heavy rain flooded an illegal underground textile factory in Tangier, northern MoroccoA further 10 people were rescued from the workshop, located in the basement of a house in...

Tunisians protest to mark killing of Chokri Belaid in 2013

Thousands of Tunisians pushed through a heavy security cordon and marched down the main avenue in their country's capital Saturday to mark the eighth anniversary of the killing of a left-wing political leader.The Feb. 6, 2013 killing of Chokri...
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Chad says army killed 300 rebels fighters

Chad military says it has killed some 300 rebels advancing on the capital, N’Djamena, as the government on Monday...
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