Africa, Algeria, conflict, North Africa

Algeria Defense ministry: Army has killed five Islamist fighters

Algerian troops killed five armed Islamist militants and seized weapons, munitions and food supplies on Thursday in an ongoing operation east of Algiers, the defense ministry said. The five were killed during an army sweep of the forests of Tazoult in the Batna province, about 430 km (268 miles) from Algiers, the ministry said in… Continue reading Algeria Defense ministry: Army has killed five Islamist fighters

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Africa, Egypt, North Africa, South Africa

Egypt’s grand mufti faces hostile reception in South Africa

Egypt's grand mufti Dr. Shawqi Allam has been discouraged from visiting South Africa where a large number of Muslims are bitter about his role in supporting the death sentence of deposed Egyptian president Mohammad Morsi - TRT World.

North Africa, Society, Uncategorized

US Finds Progress Slow Against Human Trafficking in Africa

JOHANNESBURG -The U.S. State Department released its annual Trafficking in Persons report Thursday and again, Africa continues to be a major source and destination for human trafficking of all kinds — from forced labor to sexual slavery. Again this year, not one African nation made the report’s top tier — which is dominated by developed Western nations… Continue reading US Finds Progress Slow Against Human Trafficking in Africa

Africa, North Africa, Syria War

Syria – Never-ending horror

SYRIA’S war is now into its sixth year. Even when it seems it could not get any worse, it does. On May 31st air strikes around the national hospital in Idlib, a rebel-held part of north-western Syria, destroyed one of the few remaining health-care facilities in opposition territory. At least 23 people died and scores were injured in… Continue reading Syria – Never-ending horror

North Africa

Mohammed Abdelaziz in 2014. He was the leader of the Polisario Front in Western Sahara. Mohammed Abdelaziz, Advocate of an Independent Western Sahara, Dies at 68

The Polisario Front, led for four decades by Mr. Abdelaziz, has tried to establish a sovereign state for the disputed region’s Berber tribesmen - New York Times