North Africa

Twin car bomb attacks kill at least 27 in Benghazi

Twin car bombs exploded as people left a mosque in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday night, killing 27 and wounding over 30 in an attack timed to cause mass casualties among first responders, officials said.<p>Capt. Tarek Alkharraz, spokesman for military and police …

Africa

Car bombs kill at least 27 in east Libya city of Benghazi

Twin car bombs exploded as people left a mosque in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday night, killing 27 and …

Africa

Double car bombing in Libya’s Benghazi kills at least 11

BENGHAZI: A double car bombing in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday left at least 11 people dead and others wounded, according to …

Africa

Two car bombings kill at least 33 in Benghazi

A pair of car bombs were detonated in central Benghazi in Libya Tuesday, killing at least 33 and leaving more than 50 others wounded, per Reuters.<p>How …

Terrorism

Libya: At least 30 people killed in two car explosions near mosque in Benghazi

The toll may rise, a spokesperson for the al-Jala hospital said.<p>At least 30 people were killed in two car bomb explosions near a mosque in the Libyan …

Africa

If couscous be the food of love, North Africans could come together

Experts from northwestern Africa are considering a “common” proposal to add couscous to UNESCO’s intangible heritage list in what could be a culinary patching up of regional rifts, particularly between Algeria and Morocco.<p>Algeria and Morocco may share a common border, but when it comes to partaking …

World News

Twin car bombs kill at least 22 in Libya's Benghazi

A further 20 people were injured and the number of fatalities could rise, Fadia al-Barghathi, spokeswoman for the city's al-Jala hospital, told …

Africa

eNCA | At least 22 killed in Benghazi double bomb attack: medical source

An explosives-rigged vehicle blew up in front of a mosque in the central neighbourhood of Al-Sleimani, a security source said.

News (South Africa)

Several injured in stampede at Morocco-Spain border

| <b>Published —</b> Monday 22 January 2018<p>Several people were injured, at least one seriously, during a stampede Monday on the border between Morocco and …

Africa

Video shows migrants in Italy expelled - but only in writing

ROME: A video shot over the weekend on the southern coast of Sicily shows some 50 North African migrants who have been expelled from Italy instead …

Refugees

Mines still claim legs and lives in Libya's Benghazi, months after war ceased

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - As military deminers warily picked their way through streets wrecked by war in Benghazi, a loud blast rang out - a familiar sound in the Libyan city, areas of which are riddled with deadly explosives and booby traps.<p>On this occasion, it was a 27-year-old man returning to …

World News

Britain's strategy to target smugglers sending migrant boats across Mediterranean doomed to fail, study suggests

Britain’s strategy to tackle people smugglers sending migrants across the Mediterranean is doomed to fail, a new Cambridge University study has …

Refugees

Death of children fleeing Syria is a ‘human tragedy’, says MENA UNICEF director

BEIRUT: The death of children fleeing Syria due to extreme cold weather at the Syrian-Lebanese border is a “humanitarian tragedy for the world to …

Middle East

Yemeni deaths due to diphtheria likely to rise amid blockade

Deaths resulting from a diphtheria outbreak in Yemen are "likely to rise" if the naval blockade imposed by a Saudi-led coalition fighting to defeat …

Middle East

Airport in Libya’s capital reopens after closure due to clashes

| <b>Published —</b> Saturday 20 January 2018<p>A plane flies over Mitiga airport in this file photo.(Reuters)<p>TRIPOLI: The only functioning airport in the …

Africa

Veteran Faouzi Benzarti replaces Amotta as Wydad coach

<b>Veteran Tunisian coach Faouzi Benzarti has taken charge of Moroccan and African champions Wydad Casablanca, signing an 18 month contract.</b><p>The 68-year-old replaces Hussein Amotta who was sacked by the African Champions League winners because of poor results 11 days ago.<p>"We have officially signed a …

Africa

Spain rescues 56 migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea

Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 56 migrants trying to make the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from Africa to European …

Mediterranean Sea

Rare look at life inside Lesbos' Moria refugee camp

Images capture living conditions the Greek island's largest camp, home to thousands of refugees and migrants.<p><b>Lesbos, Greece</b> - In March 2016, the European Union and Turkey signed a controversial deal to prevent refugees and migrants from reaching Europe.<p>The agreement came after more than 46,000 …

Refugees

32 Children Rescued from al-Shabab

A U.S.-backed operation by Somali special forces has freed 32 children who were kidnapped by militant group al-Shabab.<p>Somali Information Minister …

Terrorism

US and Somali commandos kill 4 al-Shabab extremists and rescue child recruits in overnight raid

• <b>US and Somali commandos killed at least four al-Shabab extremist fighters and rescued child recruits in an overnight raid.</b>• <b><br>Human Rights Watch earlier in the week accused al-Shabab of the forced recruitment of hundreds of children in recent months.</b>• <b><br>The US military said it had carried out an airstrike</b> …

Terrorism

Libya’s Eastern-Based House of Representatives Condemns Italy's Decision to Deploy More Troops

Clashes between armed militias ravaging the Libyan capital Tripoli forced the head of the United Nations Mission in Libya Ghassan Salamé to brief the …

Middle East

On this dating app for Muslims, women get to make the first move

A new mobile dating app is hoping to fill a void that many Muslims and first-generation millennials struggle with: melding Western social norms with cultural expectations found in their homelands.<p>Created by Mariam Bahawdory, who is first-generation Afghan American, Eshq is a dating app geared …

Relationships

UN envoy says military forces in Libya are flexing muscles

Author: EDITH M. LEDERER | APThu, 2018-01-18 03:00ID: 1516258197073836100UNITED NATIONS: The UN envoy for Libya said Wednesday that military forces …

Africa

US and Somali troops free 30 children from al-Shabab school

At least 30 children have been rescued from a school run by the terrorist militia al-Shabab during a raid by Somalian troops and U.S. special forces, …

Terrorism

Shell, BP strike deals to buy Libyan oil - News for the Oil and Gas Sector

Shell and BP agreed to annual deals to buy Libyan crude, underscoring how the North African country’s recovering production and improving security …

Oil

Libya: UN Poised to Scale Up Support for Libya's Post-Conflict Transition

(File photo).<p>The United Nations is implementing its Action Plan for Libya to create the necessary conditions for the completion of the North African …

Africa

'Nobody should be forcibly returned to Libya': HRW chief

European authorities should not be sending migrants trying to reach the continent back to Libya until the security situation there has stabilised, …

Africa

Nobody should be forcibly returned to Libya, says HRW

Author: AFPThu, 2018-01-18 12:18ID: 1516295057797164300PARIS: European authorities should not be sending migrants trying to reach the continent back …

Refugees

Italy approves military mission in Niger, more troops to North Africa

ROME (Reuters) - Italy’s parliament approved on Wednesday an increased military presence in Libya and the deployment of up to 470 troops in Niger to combat migration and the trafficking of people towards Europe, many of whom wash up on Italian shores.<p>At the end of last year, Prime Minister Paolo …

Africa

British forces to be sent to Mali amid fears ISIS fighters on the run could regroup in North Africa

British forces are being sent to Mali amid fears ISIS fighters on the run could regroup in North Africa.<p>Theresa May will tomorrow use a summit with …

Emmanuel Macron