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Harsh condemnation of IS, Boko Haram ideology by Egyptian foreign ministry and Dar Al-Ifta; Chad and Niger attack Boko Haram on Nigerian soil
Latest attack left more than 100 dead
At least 120 dead and 270 injured in double suicide bomb attack on Kano’s Grand Mosque
The situation does not stop only at achieving victory—almost impossible—against Tunisia, but extends to anticipating negative results for teams also competing for third place. For example, Nigeria must defeat South Africa on Nigeria’s home turf, and Congo must not defeat Sudan on the latter’s turf even though Sudan lost four out of five games played.
By James M. Dorsey The beheading of a second American journalist and the likely execution of a British national have left US President Barak Obama and other Western leaders few options but to step up military operations against Islamist jihadists in Iraq and expand the battle into Syria. The focus on confronting the militant jihadists …
Analysts believe this rate could enable the country to meet the challenges of a future shortage. Cameroon, Namibia and Lesotho have also taken steps to increase the number of teachers.
Views split on sub-Saharan Africa’s debut in the international markets
The round of 16 has been played out and it did not disappoint, five out of eight ties went to extra time
By James M. Dorsey It didn’t take long for it to emerge that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shared an understanding of football’s political utility with predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose conservative policies he hopes to reverse. Like Ahmadinejad, Rouhani, a cleric, is seeking to identify himself with the success of his country’s national football team, delivering …
The first week of the World Cup has produced some fantastic football; Daily News Egypt gives you a roundup of the best moments
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 …
Police meanwhile said officers had averted another car bomb attack in the city after stopping a car packed with material for a home-made bomb.
Militants stormed an encampment used by Chinese road workers late on Friday in a region of northern Cameroon just across the border from the strongholds where they sparked global outrage by abducting more than 200 schoolgirls last month.
The footage shows about 130 girls in black and grey full-length hijabs sitting on scrubland near trees, reciting the first chapter of the Muslim holy book, the Koran, and holding their palms upwards in prayer.
The Islamist militant group Boko Haram claimed responsibility, and threatened to “sell” the girls into slavery.
Anger and frustration have escalated in Nigeria at the government’s failure to find the girls.
In a twin blast
Nigeria produces about two million barrels of oil per day, and crude exports account for about 80 percent of government revenue.
The retired “El Magico” competed with fellow Egyptian Ahmed Fathi and Nigerian Sunday Mba for the honourary prize; Al-Ahly chosen as best club
By André-Michel Essoungou Under the glaring sun of a recent Monday, an unusual group of protesters marched on the streets of Kampala, Uganda’s capital. All dressed in black “to mourn the loss of Uganda’s public money through corruption,” as some of them pointedly explained to reporters. “Return our money and resign,” read one of the …
The All-Share Index on west Africa’s leading bourse closed up nearly a third over the year, to 41,329.19 points.
Foreign Minister discusses range of issues with African and Arab counterparts ahead of summit
Egypt is in the second seed for the draw, expects to face one of five first-seeded teams
The attack happened late Thursday in the town of Damboa in Borno state, Boko Haram’s stronghold
Controversy had swirled over Al-Bashir’s visit, and the ICC issued a statement on Tuesday confirming it had requested that Nigeria arrest him on charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
The acceptance of Egypt’s pending IMF loan will have a positive effect on the economy and there will be an increase in tourism and FDI throughout the year, says EFG
Last known case of polio in Egypt was in 2004 and international efforts have so far managed to eradicate it from all but three countries worldwide
Violence related to Boko Haram’s insurgency has left some 3,000 people dead since 2009 in Nigeria, including killings by the security forces.
Boko Haram has claimed to be fighting for the creation of an Islamic state in Nigeria, though its demands have repeatedly shifted and it is believed to include a number of factions with varying aims