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One arrested after Nigeria football pitch bombing: Military

AFP – Nigeria’s military on Monday said it had made an arrest in connection with the bombing of a football match that killed at least 40 people. “A key suspect in the terror bomb explosion that rocked Kabang community in Mubi, Adamawa state… has been arrested by troops who cordoned [off] the area in swift …

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Egypt must earn back its tourists

By Alexander Liddington-Cox Egypt’s tourism industry is in pain and travel warnings from foreign governments seem a fair scapegoat for their sufferings. But these warnings are reasonable responses to continuing security threats that are again embracing tourists. It’s up to the winner of this month’s presidential election, not foreign governments, to make the case that it’s …

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Dahab is suffering

By Rebecca  Lister Dahab means gold in Arabic, but it seems that the resort should now be called lead. This once vibrant resort, formerly brimming with tourists and expats, is slowly dying and poverty is beckoning. Shops and restaurants are empty, dive centres closing daily, many hotels are standing empty – a ghost town in …

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Iraq violence kills over 30 people in 24 hours

The bloodshed comes as officials count ballots from the 30 April general election, the first since US troops withdrew in late 2011, and amid a protracted surge in nationwide unrest that has sparked fears of a return to the sectarian killing sprees of 2006-2007.

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Egypt Hits 5-year high on Election Law talk; Q4 reports hurt Dubai

Reuters – Egypt’s bourse surged to a five-year high after a local newspaper reported that discussions over a new presidential election law would begin on Wednesday, while Dubai’s shares fell in profit-taking after mixed earnings reports. Cairo’s Al-Ahram said an administrative court, under the mandate of the 2014 constitution, would start discussions on the draft …

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