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 Authorities struggle to tame militant violence which has increasingly challenged the state since the army ousted former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi last July.
Authorities struggle to tame militant violence which has increasingly challenged the state.

Critics of Egypt's proposed new 'anti-terrorism' law fear misuse

Tuesday 22 April 2014 16:16

Facing a recent rise in insurgent attacks, two 'anti-terrorism' laws are being drafted by the Egyptian cabinet.

Critics of Egypt's proposed new 'anti-terrorism' law fear misuse

Tuesday 22 April 2014 16:16

Facing a recent rise in insurgent attacks, two 'anti-terrorism' laws are being drafted by the Egyptian cabinet.

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Situation calm in South Sudan after killings

Tuesday 22 April 2014 11:15

The situation for civilians in South Sudan is calm despite humanitarian conditions being a challenge as some refugees are not given attention.

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Oloja clarifies Nigeria's kidnapping saga

Tuesday 22 April 2014 09:30

Editor for The Guardian in Nigeria Martins Oloja has corrected conflicting reports that have emerged over how many girls are still missing from a northeast Nigerian school.

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French troops in CAR escort Muslims to safety

Tuesday 22 April 2014 06:45

French peacekeepers in CAR have escorted a convoy of Muslims away from the threat of violence in the capital on Monday to a town effectively controlled by Muslim rebels.

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Somali lawmaker killed by car bomb: officials

Monday 21 April 2014 17:11

A Somali lawmaker was killed when a bomb planted by Islamist militants ripped through his car in the capital Mogadishu on Monday, officials said.

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Ramaphosa confident of breakthrough in South Sudan

Monday 21 April 2014 11:46

President Jacob Zuma's envoy to South Sudan, Cyril Ramaphosa, says he is confident of a breakthrough in negotiations aimed at finding a peaceful solution to the political crisis in the country.

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Egyptian court jails Muslim Brotherhood leader

Monday 21 April 2014 07:55

An Egyptian court sentenced a leading figure of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed El-Beltagy, to one year in prison for insulting the judiciary.

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Tutu shares special Easter message with CAR

Sunday 20 April 2014 12:34

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has paid a special Easter tribute to the people of the Central African Republic (CAR).

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New militant group claims responsibility for Friday blast in Cairo

Saturday 19 April 2014 18:07

The Egyptian militant group Ajnad Misr claimed responsibility on Saturday for a blast that killed one police officer in Cairo.

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S Sudan troops to guard UN bases after deadly attack

Saturday 19 April 2014 10:01

South Sudan has sent troops to secure a UN base after armed civilians opened fire on displaced people sheltering there, in an attack that killed at least 48 on Friday.

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