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Five people killed in stampede at Algiers rap concert

At least five people were killed in a stampede at a packed rap concert in the Algerian capital on Thursday night, a hospital source said, Reuters reports. Read: Israel razes Palestinian village for 150th time Thousands had gathered at the…

Egypt raises Sinai investment by 75% in 2019-20

Egypt said on Thursday it would invest 5.23 billion Egyptian pounds ($315 million) in the Sinai Peninsula in fiscal 2019-20, a 75% rise on the year, in a venture officials say is intended to stabilise a region hit by violence from armed…

Tunisian parliament approves electoral law amendment

The Tunisian parliament on Thursday approved an amendment to the country’s election and referendum law, Anadolu Agency reports. The amendment aims to ease procedures in objecting to results of presidential polls, in order to avoid…

Egypt detains ex-advisor to Palestine’s Arafat

The family of the Egyptian-Palestinian politician Ramy Shaath who has previously worked as a political and strategic advisor to Yasser Arafat has released a statement on his arrest by Egyptian authorities last month in which they call for…

Where are the local peace initiatives for Libya?

It is notable that, in Libya’s current violence, there is an absence of serious local peace initiatives. In previous conflicts across the war-ravaged country, local tribal leaders and dignitaries would appeal for peace and launch…

China buffeted by shifting Nigerian Political Winds

The Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) underscores China’s ambitious efforts to redirect the country’s capital and resources outside its own borders to capitalise on investment opportunities and forge economic cooperation. With…
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