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Morocco's foreign minister on Thursday rejected any moves by the European Union to outsource reception centres for migrants beyond the bloc's borders to his country.
Six militants were killed and a weapons cache unearthed as security forces raided a hideout in Beheira province, northwest of Cairo, the ministry said.
Alexander Monson was 28 years old when he was found dead in his jail cell after being detained during a night out in Diani, near Mombasa on Kenya's Indian Ocean coast.
Ashadli Hassen, the region's president, said nine people have died in the violence so far. A day earlier, officials had said only one person was killed.
Operators of the charity rescue boat Lifeline stranded for nearly a week in the Mediterranean with 230 migrants aboard said they had been 'cooperating' with authorities.
The recent clashes between cattle farmers and herders have put pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the violence, as he works to secure a second term in 2019.
The fire started and spread through Gikomba market and nearby apartments and shanties before being contained.
Nelson Chamis said the MDC was worried about "ghost voters" on the poll register and was also concerned over which firm would be granted the contract to print the ballots.
Angola does not have any anti-LGBT laws but members of the community complain of discrimination in accessing health and education services.
Migration has become an urgent political issue across the EU in recent weeks since the new Italian government took power earlier this month.
The Malian army "summarily" executed 12 civilians in a market in central Mali in May in retaliation for the death of a soldier, a UN investigation into the killings said.
A former province, Eritrea voted for separation from its much larger neighbour in 1993 following a three-decade independence war.
Social unrest in the northern Rif region began in October 2016 after the death of a fisherman and spiralled into a wave of protests as people demanded jobs and development.
The latest push for peace in South Sudan comes as part of a fresh bid launched by East African leaders with the two fighting factions facing a looming deadline to avert UN sanction
Observers and local media have linked the unexpected dismissal to the seizure of 701 kg of cocaine at the western port of Oran.
African governments seized just 1 percent of the 658 tonnes of opium, 91 tonnes of heroin and 65 tonnes of morphine confiscated globally in 2016.
The violence is the latest bout in months of bloodletting in Nigeria's so-called "Middle Belt".
Two people died from the blast that rocked a stadium in Bulawayo as 75-year-old Mnangagwa left the podium after addressing supporters.
In 2014, Islamic State group kidnapped thousands of Yazidi women and girls and used them as sex slaves.
The president said the blast was "calculated to achieve a bloodbath" and "destabilise the ongoing electoral programme".
A probe was established by the United Nations Human Rights Council last year to investigate abuses in Kasai, which was plunged into violence in September 2016.
This week two key players signed a memorandum of understanding for a R13-billion financing programme
Centres are to be set up in the south of Libyan borders as a way to block attempts by migrants to cross the Mediterranean.
According to Star FM News, health and child care minister David Parirenyatwa "said the victim succumbed to injuries sustained during the explosion".
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