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Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood 'terrorist' group
Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood ‘...

Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood ‘terrorist’ group

Johannesburg – Egypt has declared the ousted president Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood movement a “terrorist” group, banning all its activities. Deputy Prime Minister Hossam Eissa said that the military-led government now has the authority to charge any member of deposed... read more »

Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group
Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood as ter...

Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group

Cairo – Egyptian Interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi Tuesday declared Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s oldest and most influential Islamist movement, as a terrorist group, official news agency MENA reported. The announcement came after a powerful explosion ripped through a security... read more »

South Sudan army says not received ceasefire order
South Sudan army lose capital of oil-pro...

South Sudan army lose capital of oil-producing state

Khartoum – South Sudan’s army admitted Monday that it had lost control of Bantiu, capital of the oil- producing Unity State, media reported. “Our forces have not prepared to control Bantiu,” South Sudan army spokesman Philip Aguer was quoted by South Sudanese media as... read more »

70 killed Nigerian clashes: military
70 killed Nigerian clashes: military

70 killed Nigerian clashes: military

Lagos – Over 70 people have been killed in clashes between the army and members of the Boko Haram militant group in the northeast, following last Friday pre-dawn attacks on a military barracks in Bama town, the Nigerian defence authority said Monday. “Over 50 of them (Boko Haram) died... read more »

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Nelson Mandela memorial interpreter admitted to psychiatric hospital

Nelson Mandela memorial interpreter admitted to psychiatric hospital

London – The interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, who was accused of making up sign language, has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital. Thamsanqa Jantjie ‘might... read more »

Mandela `long walk` to freedom recreated in shrine

Mandela `long walk` to freedom recreated in shrine

Johannesburg – Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s shrine has been designed with a winding path to recreate his “long walk” to freedom. Architect Greg Straw... read more »

Zuma unveils giant Mandela statue

Jacob Zuma unveils giant Mandela statue

 A 9-metre-tall statue of former South African president and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela was unveiled Monday at the seat of government, a day after his tribute-laden funeral... read more »

Nelson Mandela's South Africa boycott success sparks Israel debate

Nelson Mandela’s South Africa boycott success sparks Israel debate

Jerusalem – Recent successes in the Palestinian campaign to boycott Jewish settlements have given fresh impetus to calls for sanctions against Israel like those that brought down... read more »

Mandela’s funeral begins with military procession

Mandela’s funeral begins with military procession

 Nelson Mandela’s state funeral began on Sunday in his ancestral village of Qunu, in the presence of around 4,500 guests. The service is taking place in a giant dome-shaped marquee erected at... read more »