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Sunday, April 30, 2017

North Africa

Libya’s oil output down 252,000 bpd after shutdown at Sharara, Wafa...

Production at the western Libyan fields of Sharara and Wafa has been blocked by armed factions, reducing output by 252,000 barrels per day (bpd),...

Famine, Diarrhoea kill 110 in Southern Somalia – PM

At least a hundred-and-ten people have died in Southern Somalia in the last two days from famine and diarrhea resulting from a drought. Somalia's prime...

Pope Francis ends peace trip with mass in Cairo

Pope Francis has ended his two-day visit to Egypt in which he sought to build bridges of friendship across the major faiths. The Pontiff's final...

More than 250 African Migrants Are Feared Drowned in the Mediterranean

A charity rescue boat's discovery of five corpses and two sinking rubber dinghies 15 miles from the Libyan coast has raised fears that more...

Update: Palm Sunday bombings of Egyptian Coptic churches kill 44

At least 44 people were killed in Egypt in bomb attacks at the cathedral of the Coptic Pope and another church on Palm Sunday. Islamic...

Hundreds gather at attacked Egyptian church to mourn bombing dead

Hundreds of members of Egypt's Christian minority Copt community gathered at a church in the city of Tanta on Easter Sunday to mourn those...

Ancient Colossus uncovered in Cairo

Egypt's antiquities ministry, has confirmed that an ancient colossus uncovered in Cairo last week, may have depicted the famed pharaoh Psa-metich-the-first. The fragments of the...

Libya coastguard clashes with suspected smugglers, four killed – spokesman

Four suspected migrant smugglers were killed in an exchange of fire with the Libyan coastguard off western Libya on Thursday, spokesman Ayoub Qassem said. Qassem...

More than 25,000 people struck by Cholera in Somalia – WHO

The World Health Organisation has warned that more than 25,000 people in famine-threatened Somalia have also been struck by cholera with a warning that...

Egypt Church bombings carried out by militants with suicide vests –...

Two Islamic State militants wearing suicide vests carried out the deadly church bombings in Egypt on Sunday that killed at least 44 people, the...
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