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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
# Cous And Make Up
# Cous And Make Up

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

Feb 18th 2018, 7:30 AM 8,635 Views 7 Comments

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'
# North Africa
# North Africa

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

Sep 23rd 2017, 10:30 AM 23,983 Views 85 Comments

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'
# Algeria
# Algeria

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

Sep 12th 2015, 3:30 PM 19,070 Views 13 Comments

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
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

40 people have left Ireland for Islamic State areas

Jul 1st 2015, 6:25 PM 23,330 Views 85 Comments

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
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

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

Jun 29th 2015, 5:44 PM 48,231 Views 190 Comments

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
# Smuggled
# Smuggled

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

Jun 5th 2015, 4:58 PM 20,828 Views 9 Comments

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
# Media Crackdown
# Media Crackdown

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

Jun 23rd 2014, 10:21 AM 5,472 Views 16 Comments

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
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Mar 30th 2014, 7:46 PM 20,643 Views 21 Comments

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
# Turkey
# Turkey

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

Jun 6th 2013, 9:28 AM 2,844 Views 9 Comments

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
# Mali
# Mali

French and Malian forces patrol historic desert city of Timbuktu

Jan 29th 2013, 9:38 AM 2,422 Views 6 Comments

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
# David Cameron
# David Cameron

Britain to use chairmanship of G8 to focus on terror threat

Jan 22nd 2013, 7:30 AM 2,068 Views 6 Comments

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
# Colonial Rule
# Colonial Rule

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

Dec 20th 2012, 2:11 PM 3,270 Views 14 Comments

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
# Libya
# Libya

UN concerned about possible death by torture in Libya

May 3rd 2012, 5:43 PM 1,796 Views 3 Comments

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
# Danger Zones
# Danger Zones

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

Feb 22nd 2012, 11:26 AM 2,304 Views 7 Comments

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
# Rescue
# Rescue

Dubliner among six people rescued after boat capsized in the Atlantic

Jan 31st 2012, 11:17 AM 2,086 Views 1 Comment

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?
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

One year on: what has the Arab Spring changed?

Jan 29th 2012, 9:15 AM 1,765 Views 5 Comments

TheJournal.ie’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
# Libya
# Libya

ICC deadline looms for news on Saif Gaddafi

Jan 10th 2012, 2:49 PM 1,653 Views 1 Comment

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
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

Veteran human rights activist sworn in as Tunisia's president

Dec 14th 2011, 3:16 PM 611 Views 1 Comment

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
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

Clashes erupt as moderate Islamists win Tunisia elections

Oct 28th 2011, 12:17 PM 210 Views 8 Comments

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
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

Moderate Islamist party claims Tunisian election victory

Oct 25th 2011, 8:56 AM 265 Views 7 Comments

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
# Migrants
# Migrants

Migrants who fled Libya found dead on boat travelling to Italy

Aug 1st 2011, 12:04 PM 380 Views 1 Comment

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
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

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

Jun 20th 2011, 9:13 AM 269 Views 3 Comments

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
# Libya
# Libya

Italy signs deal with Libya to stem the flow of migrants

Jun 17th 2011, 6:13 PM 168 Views 1 Comment

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
Live Apr 19th 2011, 8:03 AM

France and Germany spar with Italy over Tunisian immigrants

# north-africa - Thursday 14 April, 2011

Former Tunisian leader Ben Ali facing 18 charges
Live Apr 14th 2011, 7:13 PM

Former Tunisian leader Ben Ali facing 18 charges

# north-africa - Monday 21 February, 2011

Five found dead in Morocco following anti-government protests
# Morocco
# Morocco

Five found dead in Morocco following anti-government protests

Feb 21st 2011, 1:52 PM 1,210 Views 0 Comments

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

# north-africa - Monday 23 August, 2010

Spanish hostages released by al-Qaeda
# Hostages Released
# Hostages Released

Spanish hostages released by al-Qaeda

Aug 23rd 2010, 2:46 PM 265 Views 0 Comments

Two men who had been held by al-Qaeda’s North African wing have been released after a nine month ordeal.