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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...

Four Tunisian soldiers die as mine hits operation vehicle

Four Tunisian soldiers were killed when a land mine hit their vehicle while carrying out a sweep for Islamist extremists in a mountainous region near the Algerian border, authorities said Wednesday.The Defense Ministry spokesman, Mohamed Zekri, said in a...

Tunisia president’s aides sick after opening poison parcel

Two aides attached to the president of Tunisia have become unwell after opening a suspect parcel sent to their office, the presidential palace says.In a statement they said the presidential director of the president’s office opened it and found...

Libya rivals agree steps for interim government

Libya political Dialogue team have adopted a mechanism to select and appoint the next executive authority that will rule the country for an interim period.It’s a deal that’s been in the making for two months, following an agreement last...

Tunisia youths clash with police days after revolution anniversary

Hundreds of youths clashed with police in cities across Tunisia late on Monday, throwing stones and gasoline bombs in the capital as security forces used tear gas and water cannons to try to quell the unrest.Up to 300 young...

US treasury chief, Mnuchin visits Sudan

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arrived in Sudan Wednesday, the first visit by a senior American official since President Donald Trump’s administration removed the African country from the list of state sponsors of terrorism.Mnuchin landed in Khartoum’s international airport,...

Rescue ship with 265 migrants anchors off Italy

A Spanish-flagged rescue ship - the Open Arms vessel with 265 rescued migrants aboard to anchor off Sicily on Monday, after being cleared by Italian port officials.The Open Arms vessel had brought the migrants safely aboard in separate rescues...

Turkey warns Haftar and supporters of possible attack

Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar warned on Sunday that the forces of Khalifa Haftar and their supporters based in eastern Libya would be viewed as “legitimate targets” if they attempted to attack Turkish forces in the region.Turkey is the...
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U.S envoy arrives Sudan to mediate in Ethiopia’s dam dispute

The U.S envoy for the Horn of Africa was in Sudan on Friday with the aim of resolving the...
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