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09:54, 28 August 2014 Thursday

Boat accidents are rampant in Nigeria, largely because most operators use wooden boats with little safety measures.

09:45, 28 August 2014 Thursday
Libya to take Egypt UAE to ICC over air strikes

"We will take further measures against Egypt and the United Arab Emirates over their violation of Libyan sovereignty," Omar Humaidan, spokesman for the outgoing General National Congress said.

09:24, 28 August 2014 Thursday
Libya warns United Nations of possible slide into civil war

Libya's government has called for a peacekeeping force to be deployed to help disarm militant groups and restore stability. But council diplomats say the situation is too volatile.

09:10, 28 August 2014 Thursday

Seventeen people, including the wives of several senior politicians, were arrested in June by police investigating allegations they acquired new-born babies from "baby factories" in neighbouring Nigeria

15:54, 27 August 2014 Wednesday
Six ministers quit Libya's interim cabinet citing 'bias'

The ministers of industry, labor, planning, education, water resources and war victims' affairs all resigned on Wednesday citing perceived bias on the part of the government towards one particular party to the conflict.

09:51, 27 August 2014 Wednesday
Egypt denies involvement in Tripoli airstrikes

The denial came one day after a New York Times report said Egypt and UAE carried out military strikes on pro-Islamist militias in Libya.

09:22, 27 August 2014 Wednesday
Wife of imprisoned aide to Egypt's Mursi brings case to

Khaled al-Qazzaz, secretary to Mursi on foreign affairs, was arrested in July 2013 along with the elected president and eight other senior aides when Mursi was overthrown by the army

23:50, 26 August 2014 Tuesday
U N helicopter shot down in South Sudan 3 killed

All three of those killed were Russian, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said

23:25, 26 August 2014 Tuesday
Algeria's Bouteflika sacks senior aide

The statement gave no reason for the president's decision but local media speculated that Belkhadem had angered Bouteflika

23:16, 26 August 2014 Tuesday
WHO shuts Sierra Leone lab to protect health workers

The WHO said it had withdrawn staff from the laboratory testing for Ebola at Kailahun After a Senegalese epidemiologist was infected with Ebola.

17:45, 26 August 2014 Tuesday
UN urges 'neutralization' of Rwandan rebels in Congo

A senior U.N. official warned earlier this month that some FDLR members believe an extended deadline for their disarming was an excuse to stall.

16:18, 26 August 2014 Tuesday
Washington to give Tunisia military aid to battle militants

General David Rodriguez, the head of U.S. Africa Command, said some of the money would go on equipment to detect improvised explosive devices, new boats and training.

15:25, 26 August 2014 Tuesday
Rebel infighting in Central African Republic kills 17

The clash over control of potentially lucrative roadblocks highlights factional tensions within the coalition that for months has controlled the north of a country

10:07, 26 August 2014 Tuesday
500 Nigerian troops 'flee' to Cameroon

About 500 Nigerian soldiers have reportedly fled to neighboring Cameroon in the wake of fierce clashes with Boko Haram militants

09:56, 26 August 2014 Tuesday
Western African nations call for Libya ceasefire

Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Chad, Sudan, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States have called for peace in Libya.

17:09, 25 August 2014 Monday
Libya's ex-parliament appoints new prime minister

Libya's mainly Islamist ex-parliament has refused to acknowledge the legitimacy of its successor parliament, which is dominated by liberals and federalists.

13:51, 25 August 2014 Monday
Egypt accused of air raids on Libya capital

On Sunday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi denied that his country’s air force was involved in striking Islamist militias in Libya.

12:44, 25 August 2014 Monday
Rockets strike lifeline airport in eastern Libya

The airport was continuing operations despite the attack, by unknown assailants using a Grad multiple rocket launcher and causing no damage

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