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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# North Africa

Last month
September 2023
Two Moroccan tourists killed by Algerian security forces while jet skiing
The jet skiirs allegedly ignored orders to halt before they were fired upon.
Last year
Egypt to enter bid to host 2036 Olympics
If successful with its bid, Egypt would become the first African or Arab nation to host the Olympics.
All time
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.
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”.
'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.
40 people have left Ireland for Islamic State areas
At least three have died in conflicts.
"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.
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.
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
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s been talking about the Sophie Toscan du Plantier case and what the gardaí knew.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Revealed: The world's most dangerous places to be a journalist
More journalists were murdered last year than died on assignments or in combat.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
Tunisia prepares for 'shameful masquerade' as Ben Ali goes on trial
However, the ousted president will not be there.
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.
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.
Former Tunisian leader Ben Ali facing 18 charges
Ousted Tunisan leader facing over a dozen charges including voluntary manslaughter and drug trafficking.
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.
Spanish hostages released by al-Qaeda
Two men who had been held by al-Qaeda’s North African wing have been released after a nine month ordeal.