Tag Archives: North Africa

20Apr/15

April 2015 worst month for loss of life in Mediterranean, UNHCR says

With the death toll from Sunday’s migrant boat disaster off the coast of Libya uncertain but likely to be the highest in modern times, the UNHCR says April 2015 is the worst month for loss of life in the Mediterranean.
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19Mar/15

Tunisia attack: Gunmen kill 17 tourists at National Bardo Museum

(Next Media) – At least two assault rifle-wielding gunmen killed 17 foreign tourists visiting a museum in Tunisia on Wednesday, the worst terrorist attack in the African country since 2002.
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08Mar/15

Nigerians react to Boko Haram’s pledge of allegiance to Islamic State

Residents in Nigeria’s capital Abuja react to an audio clip released by Boko Haram pledging allegiance to Islamic State

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01Mar/15

African migrants stuck in Libyan centre in poor conditions

Hundreds of migrants from across Africa wait in a centre in the Libyan city of Misrata without aid and health care and say they will not give up until they reach Europe.

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17Feb/15

ISIS opens new front in North Africa

(Next Media Online) – The influence of ISIS is gradually expanding from its stronghold in Syria and Iraq to extremist groups in North Africa.

Militants in several countries in North Africa, including Libya, Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia, have pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
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16Feb/15

Islamic State releases video purporting to show beheading of 21 Egyptians in Libya

A video released by Islamic State purportedly shows Egyptian Christians being marched along a beach, before being forced to their knees and beheaded.

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11Feb/15

More than 300 migrants die this week trying to reach Italy – UN agency

A spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says some 300 people are feared dead in the biggest migrant tragedy since the EU took over from Italy’s search and rescue mission.

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