Cairo News

Maximum security around Cairo churches

Security around Christian churches in Cairo has been raised to the "highest level" on the orders of the city's security chief Khaled Abdel Aal. The move, in response to increasing cases of terror att...
Cairo News

Cairo airport remains in US laptop ban

 Cairo International Airport is one of four airports that remain under a ban for carry-on laptops on US-bound flights, after Washington removed six of the original ten airports from its ban on 11 July...
Cairo News

Dozens killed in Egypt church bombings

Three-month state of emergency declared after twin church attacks on 9 April. Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has declared a three-month state of emergency after terror attacks killed more...
Cairo News

Egypt in mourning over Cairo church bombing

President Sisi declares three days of mourning. Egyptian president Abdul Fattah el-Sisi has urged Muslims and Christians to work together following a suicide bombing on a Coptic church in Cairo, in...
Cape Town News

Cape Town malls increase security after terror warning

Washington warns of possible terror threat in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The governments of the US, Britain and Australia have warned of possible Islamist terror attacks at upmarket malls in Cape...
Lagos News

Boko Haram kill 86 in northern Nigeria

Boko Haram militants burn children alive in village attack. At least 86 people were killed in a series of gun and bomb attacks in the village of Dalori in Nigeria's north-eastern state Borno on the...
Lagos News

Nigeria's former security adviser arrested

Corruption blamed for weak response to Boko Haram insurgency. An investigation is underway after the Nigerian government arrested its former national security adviser for his alleged misappropriati...
Cairo News

British tourists fly out of Egypt

EasyJet travel ban causes confusion. Flights carrying British tourists began leaving Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh again on 6 November in the wake of the Russian plane crash in which all 224 passengers w...
Cairo News

Mexican embassy protests deadly attack in Egypt

Embassy cancels Independence Day celebrations after deaths Mexico's embassy in Cairo has cancelled its Independence Day celebration scheduled for 15 September, two days after an attack in which an...
Lagos News

Nigeria rescues 178 hostages from Boko Haram

Rescue follows mlitary shake-up mid July The Nigerian army says it has rescued 178 people from the Islamist militants Boko Haram in the country's northern Borno state, according to a statement rele...
Cairo News

Italy supports Egypt in fight against terrorist bombings

Attack on Italian consulate seen as part of general intimidation Italy's prime minister, Matteo Renzi, and foreign minister, Paolo Gentiloni, have been quick to show their solidarity with Egypt's p...
Cairo News

50 soldiers killed in Egypt's Sinai attacks

Attacks come two days after assassination of top prosecutor Islamic militants have killed at least 50 soldiers in a wave of simultaneous attacks, including a suicide car bombing, on numerous Egypti...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia declares mourning

The Ethiopian government declared three days of mourning to start on Tuesday 21 April to honour its Christian nationals executed by Islamic State (IS) terrorists at two different locations (one by the...
Nairobi News

Al-Shabaab kill more than 140 at Kenyan university

Kenya's deadliest attack to date by the al Qaeda-linked extremists Al-Shabaab militants killed 147 students and wounded another 80 at a university in northeastern Kenya on 2 April, according to the...
Lagos News

Boko Haram takes control of Baga

Attack comes as difficulties increase for Nigerian army The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has attacked the fishing town of Baga in northern Nigeria, leaving hundreds of people unaccounted for...
Lagos News

Militants kidnap up to 200 people in Nigeria

Boko Haram suspected of latest attack Militants have kidnapped up to 200 people, including women and children, and killed about 35 other people during a raid on the northeast Nigerian village of Gu...
Nairobi News

Security cameras to be installed in Nairobi

Increased surveillance in response to mounting terrorist threats Kenya is scaling up security surveillance in Nairobi and the port city of Mombasa in response to a string of recent terrorist attac...
Cairo News

Britain and Canada close embassies in Cairo

Move prompted by security concerns The British and Canadian embassies in Cairo closed to the public on 8 December over security fears and will remain shut until further notice. Following a reques...
Nairobi News

Kenya security shake-up over latest terrorist attack

Al-Shabaab kill 36 non-Muslims in northern Kenya Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has fired his interior minister Joseph Ole Lenku and accepted the resignation of the national police chief David Ki...
Nairobi News

Protests in Nairobi over insecurity in northern Kenya

Demonstrations after Al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya Protests have been taking place in Nairobi on 25 November over rising insecurity in the northern Kenyan region near the border with Som...

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