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16 October 2018 6:24 PM Algeria MPs padlock parliament in protest against speaker

Around 200 deputies kept Algeria's parliament locked up for several hours on Tuesday in a protest action to press demands for the house speaker to step down. "We're here to demand the speaker resigns," Abdelhamid Si Affif, the head of parliament's foreign affairs committee, told AFP after the protesters blocked the entrance with a chain and padlock 30

25 September 2018 11:03 AM Home Affairs announces new visa amendments in a bid to boost tourism

In a bid to boost tourism to the country, South Africa is finalising a number of visa waiver agreements with other countries, allowing travellers to enter the country without a visa. This announcement was made by Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba on Tuesday in Pretoria. Citizens from countries which will now no longer require a visa to travel to SA include 65

11 September 2018 8:38 AM Humanitarian group says 100 migrants die off Libyan coast

Doctors Without Borders says more than 100 people have died in a shipwreck off the Libyan coast and the remaining survivors are being held detention in Libya. The humanitarian organization says in a Monday news release the shipwreck occurred Sept. 1 and survivors include people with severe burns, pregnant women and babies. A team from the organization 55

04 September 2018 7:00 PM 3 Algerian soldiers, 2 extremists killed in clash

Officials say three soldiers have been killed and three others wounded in a clash with Islamist militants in western Algeria. They say two militants, including the chieftain of the group, were also killed. The prefecture in Sidi Bel Abbes, some 600km west of the capital Algiers, said on Tuesday that the extremists fired on the soldiers during a patrol 24

31 August 2018 8:22 AM Algeria's cholera outbreak now confined to one area: ministry

The cholera outbreak that struck Algeria this month is now confined to one of six areas originally affected and the number of hospital patients is falling, the government said on Thursday. "The epidemic is now limited to the Blida" area located around 50km south of Algiers, the health ministry said in a statement. The outbreak in early August was Algeria's 45

27 August 2018 5:58 PM Algeria says cholera outbreak "completely under control"

Algeria's government is rejecting trade union calls to delay the start of the new school year because of a cholera outbreak that has caused two deaths and infected dozens. Health Minister Mokhtar Hasbellaoui insisted that "the situation is completely under control." Speaking after a hospital visit on Sunday, he said the outbreak would be eradicated within 20

14 August 2018 7:11 PM WATCH: The world's best city to live in

Six out of 10 of the Economist Intelligence Unit's least liveable cities for 2018 are located in Africa. Dakar, Senegal; Algiers, Algeria; Douala, Cameroon; Tripoli, Libya; Harare, Zimbabwe; and Lagos; Nigeria all feature on the list. The remaining four cities in the bottom 10 are Dhaka, Bangladesh; Damascus, Syria; Karachi, Pakistan and Port Moresby 35

31 July 2018 5:23 PM 7 soldiers, 4 extremists killed in clash in Algeria

Four extremists were killed in a violent clash in the Skikda region, some 420km east of the capital city of Algiers, Algeria's defence ministry said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, local police and a military official in Algiers told the Associated Press that seven soldiers were also killed in the skirmish that occurred on Monday in the locality of Bessi during 22

30 July 2018 5:42 PM Spain rescues nearly 1 000 migrants from the sea in 2 days

Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved nearly 1 000 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean to Europe from North Africa over the last two days. The service says it pulled 206 people from 10 different boats on Saturday morning, after rescuing 774 migrants travelling in 52 boats on Friday. As a crackdown by Libyan authorities 26

19 July 2018 8:45 AM WATCH: Trevor Noah responds to French ambassador after Africa won SWC comment

Cape Town - The French ambassador to the United States of America Gerard Araud responded in a detailed letter to South African comedian and Daily Show host Trevor Noah's comments saying that Africa won the Soccer World Cup. On Sunday, France claimed their second title in 20 years after a 4-2 victory over Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow 29