Monday, 25th March 2019


Equatorial Guinea threatens French firms

Equatorial Guinea warned that French firms would face the consequences if Paris did not scrap an arrest warrant for the son of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema.
French magistrates probing alleged graft by African leaders had sought the warrant for Teodorin Nguema Obiang Mangue, following searches at his upmarket Paris residence.
A government…

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Boko bomb Nigeria jail, free 12 inmates

Suspected members of Islamist group Boko Haram bombed a police station in northeastern Nigeria and freed more than a dozen prisoners, while three of the attackers were killed, police said on Thursday.
Gunmen stormed the station in Damagun in Yobe state late on Wednesday, leaving it burnt and an officer wounded. A house being used as a military…

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Egypt court orders ban of porn sites

An Egyptian court has ordered the government to ban pornographic internet websites in order to protect society and its values.
The decision and a similar initiative in parliament has fed into fears by liberal and secular Egyptians that their country is moving down the path to fundamentalist Islam, following a sweeping victory by Islamists in…

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Sudan 'seeks good relations with South'

Sudan seeks good relations with newly independent South Sudan, President Omar al-Bashir told an Arab summit on Thursday, after border clashes this week sparked international alarm.
"We are committed to go forward in resolving these pending issues with our southern neighbours, through understanding, to reach good relations," Bashir told the Baghdad…

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Libya militia agree to end fighting

Rival militia in the southern Libyan city of Sabha have reached an agreement to end clashes that killed more than 50 people, marking a fresh attempt by the government to impose order nationwide months after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi.
Representatives from the militia had agreed to a ceasefire on Wednesday but some clashes resumed hours…

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