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Tunisia MPs reject Islam as main source of law

Tunisia's Islamist-dominated constituent assembly compromised Saturday in rejecting Islam as the main source of law as it voted on a new constitution for the country that spawned the Arab Spring. But while it established Islam as the state religion,…
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Senegal seizes Russian ship fishing ‘illegally’

Senegal's navy has boarded a Russian ship that was allegedly illegally fishing in its waters and is towing it toward Dakar, the military said on Saturday. The ship was boarded after it was observed illegally fishing in Senegalese waters near the border…

UN peacekeepers reinforcing presence in South Sudan amid continued fighting

4 January 2014 – The security situation in South Sudan remains “fluid”, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country today said, confirming that...

UN peacekeepers in DR Congo on alert after killing of army commander

3 January 2014 – United Nations peacekeepers in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo have stepped up patrols in North Kivu province where...

South Sudan: UN ramps up aid efforts, urges conflict parties to ensure humanitarian access

3 January 2014 – The situation in crisis-torn South Sudan remains tense today and, with clashes reported between pro- and anti-Government troops in some...

Central African Republic violence displaces nearly 1 million, UN agency says

3 January 2014 – The humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic remains dire with insecurity hampering the delivery of aid to the more...
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Bomb blast wounds one in Kenyan capital

One person was wounded Saturday when an improvised bomb exploded in the Kenyan capital, police said, in a shop in Nairobi's mainly ethnic Somali district Eastleigh. The attack is the latest of a series of bomb or grenade blasts in Kenya. "One person…
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Egypt vows “full force” against Brotherhood

Egypt vowed on Saturday to confront Muslim Brotherhood protests with "full force," as security officials said 17 people had been killed in nationwide clashes the previous day. The Brotherhood, which demands the reinstatement of ousted president Mohamed…
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Egypt summons Qatar envoy amid row over Brotherhood

Egypt's foreign ministry said it summoned Qatar's ambassador on Saturday in protest at Doha's criticism of the military-installed government's crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. Relations between the two countries have deteriorated following the Egyptian…

Etisalat Applauds Broadband, MNP Policies at NCC Telecoms Stakeholders’ Summit

Nigeria’s fastest growing and most innovative telecommunications company, Etisalat has commended the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Federal Ministry of Communications Technology for...