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African press review 5 February 2014

Police examine what they seized in Mombasa mosque raid. Kenya's Anglican archbishop is worried about gays. Kenyatta's ICC case takes a new turn. A Ugandan judge lashes the attorney general.


African press review 4 February 2014

The storming of Kenya's controversial Masjid Musa Mosque and in South Africa, the collapse of the merger of the Democratic Alliance and Agang opposition parties - all in today's papers..


African press review 28 January 2014

Politics in Egypt, and the hearing into the Westgate shopping centre killings in Nairobi are among the subjects in today's papers...

Afghanistan attacks highlight continuing insecurity
19/01/2014 - World news explained

Afghanistan attacks highlight continuing insecurity

There is growing concern about the security situation in Afghanistan following a deadly bomb and gun attack at a restaurant in Kabul.

Al Qaida group behind Beirut blast
20/11/2013 - World news explained

Al Qaida group behind Beirut blast

A double suicide bombing outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut on Tuesday has killed at least 23 people. The attack was claimed by an al-Qaeda-linked jihadi group, the Abdullah Azzam Brigades.

OCPW members in Damascus
11/10/2013 - France - Syria

French citizen in suicide attack on Syrian troops

A French Muslim has carried out a suicide attack on a Syrian army position near Aleppo, according to an opposition monitoring group.


African press review 7 August 2013

In Africa, compensation looms for victims of the 1998 bombing of the US embassy in Kenya and Tanzania; South Africa reopens specialised sexual offences courts; and a beauty pageant to boost ...

17/07/2013 - France

Blast hits French Socialist Party office

An office of France’s ruling Socialist Party has been bombed and daubed with slogans, apparently by protesting winemakers.

Nigerian military wants satellite phone ban to counter Boko Haram
20/06/2013 - African news explained

Nigerian military wants satellite phone ban to counter Boko Haram

Nigeria's military says it is to ban the use of satellite phones in an effort to further isolate certain areas hit by a series of deadly attacks.

19/06/2013 - Report: Somalia

Up to 14 dead in Shebab attack on Mogadishu UN compound

As many as 14 people were killed when Islamist al-Shebab fighters, some using vehicles laden with explosives, attacked a UN compound in Mogadishu on Wednesday.