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Macron says France to reopen embassy in Tripoli on Monday

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France will reopen its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli next Monday to show its support for the North African country’s new authorities, President...

Violent deaths due to small arms show small decrease

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Independent research organisation Surveys Security Assessment bemoans the lack of official data available from northern African countries and those in the G5 Sahel making...

US Air Forces Africa commander reaffirms commitment to North Africa

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General Jeffrey Harrigian, US Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, travelled to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti; Tunis, Tunisia; and Algiers, Algeria, at...

Eight dead as migrant boat capsizes off Canary Islands, more missing

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At least eight people were drowned after a boat carrying more than 35 migrants from the Maghreb region of North Africa and heading towards...

Al Qaeda in North Africa names new leader to succeed Droukdel

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Al Qaeda’s North Africa branch (AQIM) has appointed a new leader and confirmed the death of its former leader Abdelmalek Droukdel who was killed...

Interpol targets pharmaceutical crime

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Close to 20 million illicit pharmaceutical items were removed from the market in a regional operation co-ordinated by Interpol across the Middle East and...

Instability increasing in North Africa, Sahel as global militancy rises

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Nearly 12 000 destabilising events were recorded in North Africa and the Sahel in 2016, an increase in 16% compared to the...

North African country orders mobile border surveillance systems

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A North African country has ordered long-range Hawkeye VS Land Cruiser mounted mobile surveillance systems to monitor and protect its borders. The...

War stops 13 million going to school in Middle East, North...

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Conflicts across the Middle East and North Africa are preventing more than 13 million children from attending school, leaving their hopes and...

African customer orders 480 Streit security vehicles

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A customer in North Africa has ordered 480 special purpose vehicles for riot control from the Streit Group in the company's largest...

Tunisia lifts state of emergency, three years after revolt

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Tunisia has lifted a state of emergency three years after it was imposed, in a largely symbolic move to show security is...

Outages in Tripoli as minorities block power output

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Libya's government blamed protests by two minority groups demanding more political rights for outages in the capital, Tripoli, and other parts of...

US military continues work with North African countries

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The US Department of Defence (DOD) continues to work with nations in North Africa to promote security and increase stability in the...

Hundreds of migrants rescued in sea off Italy

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Italian navy and coast guard vessels rescued more than 700 migrants in waters between Sicily and North Africa overnight as an immigration...

Critical Moroccan editor detained for posting al Qaeda video

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Moroccan police have arrested the editor of a news website critical of the government after he posted a video message from al...

defenceWeb launches African Military profiles

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defenceWeb is proud to announce the launch of a new portal providing detailed insight into militaries on the African continent. Our African...

ANC blunders seen pushing S.Africa to Tunisia moment

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South Africa's ruling ANC has failed the people and its policy shortcomings have set the stage for uprising similar to the ones...

EU to appoint envoy to drive North Africa policy

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The European Union will soon appoint a special envoy to North Africa to sharpen its policy in the region and try to...

Morocco breaks up radical Islamist cell: agency

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Moroccan security forces have broken up a Palestinian-led radical Islamist cell that was planning attacks in the North African country, the official...

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