North Africa

Egyptian accused of hijacking plane extradited from Cyprus

Anian man accused of hijacking a plane and diverting it to Cyprus has been sent back from the Mediterranean island ...
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Libyan court sentences 45 to death over protest killings

A Libyan court on Wednesday sentenced to death by firing squad 45 militiamen for killing demonstrators in Tripoli during the ...
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Tunisian President voices support for equal inheritance draft bill

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi on Monday announced his support for a bill that will ensure that men and women ...
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South Sudanese hope peace deal helps revive economy

A peace deal in South Sudan has revived hope not just that the guns will stop firing but that economic stability can return ...
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Morocco king urges ‘urgent action’ on social problems

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI Sunday urged the government to take “urgent action” to address social issues, in particular health and ...
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At least 1,500 migrants die in Mediterranean in 2018

For the fifth straight year at least 1,500 migrants have perished in the Mediterranean, with the route between Libya and ...
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French Foreign minister visits Libya in election push

French Foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrived in Libya on Monday to push a Paris deal which paves the way ...
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Libya rejects EU plan for refugee and migrant centres

Blow to Italy as Tripoli snubs proposal to set up processing centres in Africa Libya has rejected a EU plan to ...
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Egypt’s citizenship for sale to foreigners at $400,000

Foreigners interested in Egyptian citizenship will deposit at least 7 million Egyptian pounds ($392,000) and then hand it over to ...
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Eight migrants found dead in lorry container in western Libya

Eight migrants including six children were found dead on Monday after suffocating from petrol fumes while packed into a lorry ...
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