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Egypt's Sisi ratifies electoral constituencies law

A polling official counts ballots in Cairo at the end of voting in the presidential election, on May 28, 2014.  By Mohamed el-Shahed (AFP/File) Monday, December 22, 2014

Cairo (AFP) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday ratified a law finalising the electoral constituencies, his office said, paving the way for much-awaited parliamentary elections. Elec ...

African nations should be more engaged in Ebola fight: Ethiopia

Volunteers arrive to pick up bodies of people who died of the Ebola virus, on October 8, 2014 in Freetown.  By Florian Plaucheur (AFP/File) Monday, December 22, 2014

Addis Ababa (AFP) - African nations need to be more engaged in the fight against the Ebola virus and stop relying on aid from Western governments, Ethiopia's prime minister said Monday. Hailemariam ...

Clashes in Libya's Benghazi kill 16 pro-government forces

A fighter loyal to Khalifa Haftar walks across a street holding his weapon and smoking a cigarette in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on December 16, 2014.  By Abdullah Doma (AFP/File) Monday, December 22, 2014

Benghazi (Libya) (AFP) - Clashes on Monday between pro-government forces and Islamist militiamen in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi killed 16 people and wounded dozens, security sources and medics sa ...

Sudan will keep key subsidies in 2015, not raise taxes

Sudanese Finance Minister Badereldien Mahmoud presents budget figures at parliament in Khartoum on December 22, 2014.  By Ebrahim Hamid (AFP) Monday, December 22, 2014

Khartoum (AFP) - Sudan will keep in place subsidies on wheat and petrol and not raise taxes in 2015, the finance minister said on Monday as he presented next year's budget to parliament. "No new ta ...

Algeria artists seek protection after Islamist's death call

Algerian writer and journalist Kamel Daoud, seen here in Marseille, France, on October 27, 2014, was the subject of a call from an Islamist to authorities to condem Daoud to death.  By Bertrand Langlois (AFP/File) Monday, December 22, 2014

Algiers (AFP) - Dozens of Algerian artists urged authorities to protect them against "terror" in a statement posted online Monday, after an Islamist called for a top author to be condemned to death. ...

Two blasts kill at least 20 in restive northern Nigeria

Soldiers patrol in the north of Borno state close to a Islamist extremist group Boko Haram former camp near Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, on June 5, 2013.  By Quentin Leboucher (AFP/File) Monday, December 22, 2014

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Two blasts rocked crisis-hit northern Nigeria on Monday, with one bombing killing at least 20 people and a second explosion setting fire to a market, where heavy casualties were ...

Nigeria child bride confessed to killing husband: police

A signpost points to the Kano state High court in the village of Gezawa outside Kano, where 14-year old Wasila Tasi'u is standing trial for the murder of her husband.  By Aminu Abubakar (AFP/File) Monday, December 22, 2014

Gezawa (Nigeria) (AFP) - A packed Nigerian court heard testimony on Monday that a 14-year-old girl admitted to killing her 35-year-old husband with rat poison, and signed a police confession with a th ...

Ethiopia says ready to boost Somalia troops after SLeone exit

Monday, December 22, 2014

Addis Ababa (AFP) - Ethiopia said Monday it was ready to boost its troop levels in Somalia to replace soldiers from Sierra Leone, which has been forced to withdraw its forces from the mission over Ebo ...

Jazeera shuts Egypt channel as Doha-Cairo tensions thaw

Australian journalist Peter Greste (3rd from R) of Al-Jazeera and his colleagues stand inside the defendants cage during their trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood at Cairo's Tora prison on March 5, 2014.  By Khaled Desouki (AFP/File) Monday, December 22, 2014

Dubai (AFP) - Qatar's Al-Jazeera network said Monday it was "temporarily" closing its Egypt-dedicated channel, accused of bias towards the banned Muslim Brotherhood, a day after the Gulf state pledged ...

African leaders call on UN for intervention in Libya

Leaders in the sub-Saharan Sahel region of Africa gather on the second day of a summit on security in the region, where armed Islamic extremists linked to al-Qaeda are active, on December 19, 2014, in Nouakchott.  By Ahmed Ould Mohamed Ould Elhadj (AFP) Friday, December 19, 2014

Nouakchott (AFP) - Leaders in the sub-Saharan Sahel region of Africa called Frid ...

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Nigeria military, Islamists clash near site of latest kidnap

Troops stand on September 16, 2014 in Maiduguri on a armored personnel carrier recovered from Boko Haram insurgents.  By Tunji Omirin (AFP) Saturday, December 20, 2014

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - Nigerian troops have repelled a Boko Haram attack ne ...

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'Boko Haram' kills 32, kidnaps scores in NE Nigeria

An image grab made on October 31, 2014 from a video obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau (C) delivering a speech.  By  (Boko Haram/AFP/File) Thursday, December 18, 2014

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram militants killed 32 people and kidnapped ...

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Nigeria's Jonathan warns spending at risk due to falling oil price

An aerial view of Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) plant at Bonny Island in Rivers State on March 22, 2013.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP/File) Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Abuja (AFP) - President Goodluck Jonathan warned Tuesday that Nigeria could be f ...

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Tunisia presidential vote nears climax

88-year-old Beji Caid Essebsi is favourite to win Sunday's second-round vote in Tunisia's presidential election.  By Fethi Belaid (AFP) Friday, December 19, 2014

Tunis (AFP) - Four years after its revolution sparked the Arab Spring, Tunisia's ...

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Sierra Leone launches stiff measures to fight Ebola surge

Sierra Leone overtook Liberia recently as the country with the highest number of Ebola infections..  By Francisco Leong (AFP/File) Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Freetown (AFP) - Sierra Leone on Wednesday launched stiff measures to stem the s ...

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