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#North Africa

# north-africa - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Why North African countries that don't always get along will be brought together... by couscous

Countries are set to unite to win the delicacy Unesco status.

# north-africa - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Tunisia to end 'inhuman' forced anal examinations on 'suspected homosexuals'

Foreign and local rights groups have condemned the practice of the forced exams as “cruel” and “inhuman”.

# north-africa - Saturday 12 September, 2015

'Sometimes, I take my veil off and only put it back on when I leave'

Young North Africans are discovering their local shopping centres against a new backdrop of massive carparks, shiny floors, benches and fountains.

# north-africa - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

40 people have left Ireland for Islamic State areas

At least three have died in conflicts.

# north-africa - Monday 29 June, 2015

"There is a real thirst for revenge" - Muslim cleric on Tunisia terrorist attack

Muslim activist Anjem Choudary has said that the presence of Western civilians in Muslim countries is creating instability.

# north-africa - Friday 5 June, 2015

A boy found in a suitcase in Spain is being reunited with his mother

He was found a crossing into a Spanish enclave in North Africa.

# north-africa - Monday 23 June, 2014

Cairo court sends three Al Jazeera journalists to jail for 7-10 years

Peter Greste, Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed had been accused of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood

# north-africa - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s been talking about the Sophie Toscan du Plantier case and what the gardaí knew.

# north-africa - Thursday 6 June, 2013

Turkey: After four days away, Prime Minister returns home to protests

Two are dead and thousands are reported injured after six days of clashes between those protesting against PM Erdogan and security forces.

# north-africa - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

French and Malian forces patrol historic desert city of Timbuktu

French and Malian troops now control the historic town in which Islamist rebels are said to have destroyed thousands of ancient Muslim and Greek manuscripts.

# north-africa - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Britain to use chairmanship of G8 to focus on terror threat

British Prime Minister David Cameron said that he would put the topic to the “top of the agenda where it belongs.”

# north-africa - Thursday 20 December, 2012

French president recognises France's 'brutal' rule of Algeria

Franois Hollande said Algeria was subjected to “a profoundly unjust and brutal system” for over a century.

# north-africa - Thursday 3 May, 2012

UN concerned about possible death by torture in Libya

The UN mission to Libya has expressed concerns about the recent deaths of three people being held in detention in the country, saying they may be a result of torture.

# north-africa - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Revealed: The world's most dangerous places to be a journalist

More journalists were murdered last year than died on assignments or in combat.

# north-africa - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Dubliner among six people rescued after boat capsized in the Atlantic

The six rowers, five British and one Irish, were taking part in a challenge to row from Morocco to Barbados.

# north-africa - Sunday 29 January, 2012

One year on: what has the Arab Spring changed?’s guide to how what has changed (or not) in Bahrain, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Yemen and Tunisia since the uprisings.

# north-africa - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

ICC deadline looms for news on Saif Gaddafi

Today marks the deadline for Libya’s government to provide information to the International Criminal Court on the health and status of Mummar Gaddfi’s son – if it fails to do so it may be referred to the UN Security Council.

# north-africa - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Veteran human rights activist sworn in as Tunisia's president

Dr Moncef Marzouki emotionally vowed to be a president for “all Tunisians”, adding that the world would be closely watching the country’s “laboratory of democracy”.

# north-africa - Friday 28 October, 2011

Clashes erupt as moderate Islamists win Tunisia elections

There were protests after another party withdrew its candidates – though international observers said the election was fair.

# north-africa - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Moderate Islamist party claims Tunisian election victory

The official results of the first elections since Ben Ali was deposed are expected to be released today.

# north-africa - Monday 1 August, 2011

Migrants who fled Libya found dead on boat travelling to Italy

Twenty five bodies – all young men – have been found dead in the hold of a boat crossing the Mediterranean.

# north-africa - Monday 20 June, 2011

Tunisia prepares for 'shameful masquerade' as Ben Ali goes on trial

However, the ousted president will not be there.

# north-africa - Friday 17 June, 2011

Italy signs deal with Libya to stem the flow of migrants

Italy says it is bearing the brunt of the influx of refugees fleeing violence in North Africa.

# north-africa - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

France and Germany spar with Italy over Tunisian immigrants

Germany and France are furious with Italy for granting temporary residence papers to Tunisian immigrants and, in an affront to the EU principle of free movement, the French authorities have refused entry to some immigrants at the border.

# north-africa - Thursday 14 April, 2011

Former Tunisian leader Ben Ali facing 18 charges

Ousted Tunisan leader facing over a dozen charges including voluntary manslaughter and drug trafficking.

# north-africa - Monday 21 February, 2011

Five found dead in Morocco following anti-government protests

The bodies of five people have been found in a burned-out bank in a northern Moroccan town.

# north-africa - Monday 23 August, 2010

THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT has said that two of its nationals, taken hostage by al-Qaeda’s North African wing over nine months ago, are now “en route to freedom“.

Last November, Barcelona-Accio Solidaria aidworkers Roque Pascal and Albert Vitalta were seized in Mauritania, in north-east Africa. A third aidworker Alicia Gomez was also kidnapped but was released last in March.

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) operates in the vastly empty stretches of land in Mauritania, Algeria, Mali and Niger, and has kidnapped several westerners recently.

It is one of the longest-running kidnapping cases in the Sahara desert.

The pair are thought to be moving south through Mali, where they were released, to Burkina Faso.

It is unclear whether a ransom was paid for the men’s release. AQIM had reportedly demanded $5m (€3,938).