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  • 280 people killed, injured in South Africa passenger train crash

    Date: 2018-01-04 17:37:59 GMT - South Africa - Africa - SN:56 - ID:7174953

    PRETORIA, Jan 4 (MENA) - South African Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi said on Thursday that at least 12 people died and more than 260 others were injured in a collision between a truck and a passenger train, ABC News reported. The passenger ....

  • Uganda denies making migrant deal with Israel

    Date: 2018-01-04 15:23:49 GMT - Uganda - Africa - SN:45 - ID:7174611

    KAMPALA, Jan 4 (MENA) - Uganda denied reports regarding its deal with Israel to accept thousands of African migrants being expelled from Israel, BBC reported Thursday. Uganda's foreign minister said he is "baffled" by reports the country is to ....

  • SIS: Egypt heading toward Africa a strategic option

    Date: 2018-01-03 13:00:25 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:27 - ID:7171998

    CAIRO, Jan 3 (MENA) - Egypt's foreign policy movement has proven recently the country's concern with Africa at many levels particularly within the framework of enhancing relations with the African states in all fields, the State Information Service ....

  • Azhar slams Nigerian church terror attack

    Date: 2018-01-02 14:01:02 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:60 - ID:7170957

    CAIRO, Jan 2 (MENA) - Al Azhar strongly condemned Tuesday a terror attack that targeted a church in Rivers State in southern Nigeria leaving several people killed and wounded. Al Azhar stressed its refusal of all forms of terrorism that ....

  • 700 Boko Haram captives have escaped -- Nigerian army

    Date: 2018-01-01 18:02:20 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:53 - ID:7169813

    ABUJA, Jan 1 (MENA) - More than 700 people held by Boko Haram militants in the north-east of the country have escaped captivity, the Nigerian army was quoted as saying by the BBC News on Monday. An army spokesperson said they had fled several ....

  • 2 killed in clashes in DRC

    Date: 2017-12-31 22:13:30 GMT - Democratic Republic of Congo - Africa - SN:81 - ID:7168401

    KINSHASA, Dec 31 (MENA) - At least two civilians have been killed as violence erupted ahead of protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Voice of America reported on Sunday. Police fired shots and tear gas to break up a Catholic mass ....

  • Nigeria north state says 5,247 Muslims dead from Boko Haram

    Date: 2017-12-31 15:17:19 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:52 - ID:7168098

    ABUJA, Dec 31 (MENA) - The Adamawa State chapter of Nigeria's Muslim Council says at least 5,247 Muslims have been killed in the past four years in the northern state because of Boko Haram, ABC news reported. A report presented Sunday adds that ....

  • Mali's prime minister, cabinet resign

    Date: 2017-12-29 20:27:15 GMT - Mali - Africa - SN:91 - ID:7165731

    BAMAKO, Dec 29 (MENA) - Mali's Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga and his government resigned on Friday, a surprise move just months ahead of presidential polls, France 24 reported. Authorities gave no reason for Maiga, who had been in his ....

  • Italy to send 470 troops to Niger to stem migrant flow: PM

    Date: 2017-12-28 16:11:02 GMT - Italy - Africa - SN:67 - ID:7163876

    ROME, Dec 28 (MENA) – Italy will be sending 470 soldiers to Niger to help the west African nation stem the flow of Europe-bound migrants, The Local quoted Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni as saying on Thursday. Agadez, the main city in central ....

  • ECFA recommends creation of supreme council or ministry of African affairs

    Date: 2017-12-25 12:34:29 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:30 - ID:7158291

    CAIRO, Dec 25 (MENA) - The Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs (ECFA) recommended the establishment of a supreme council or a ministry of African affairs to coordinate and unify Egypt's policies towards Africa. These remarks were made at the ....

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