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Turkey and the African Union have stepped up efforts to calm tensions between Addis Abada and Khartoum.

Comment: President Biden is well aware of Morocco's strategic importance to the US in the region, and is unlikely to want to destabilise that relationship, writes Samir Bennis.

Sisi warns Egyptians against having more than two children

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Sisi warns Egyptians against having more than two children

The Egyptian dictator has advised people to hold back on having more children due to pressure on the country's budget.

Tensions simmer as Ethiopia green lights Dam filling

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Tensions simmer as Ethiopia green lights Dam filling

Egypt is considering withdrawing from the 'Nile Agreement' signed in March 2015.

Morocco faces questions over factory drownings

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Morocco faces questions over factory drownings

At least 28 people died when heavy rain flooded a basement factory in the port city of Tangiers, prompting calls for justice in Morocco.

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UN urges Somali leaders to quickly agree on elections

The UN Security Council has urged rival Somali leaders to agree on holding elections ‘quickly’, warning that the country faced an ‘unpredictable’ situation.

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Somali opposition leaders 'no longer recognise president'

The nation was supposed to choose the next president on February 8 but the deadline was missed as the central government and federal states ...

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Filling of Ethiopian Nile dam 'threatens national security': Sudan

Sudanese Water Minister Yasser Abbas warned Ethiopia against the second phase to fill its mega dam on the Blue Nile, saying it would pose a ...

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Somalia leaders fail to reach deal on elections

Somalia is unlikely to meet an 8 February deadline to choose a new president.

UN Security Council orders ceasefire monitors deployed

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UN Security Council orders ceasefire monitors deployed

Antonio Guterres has called for ceasefire monitors to be deployed in Libya, to ensure that fighting does not resume in the war torn country.

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Egypt outlines four conditions for future Renaissance Dam negotiations

Egypt President Sisi and his foreign minister have sent four conditions to the African Union, which they say must be met to ...

UN: Violence in Sudan's Darfur killed 250, displaced 100,000

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UN: Violence in Sudan's Darfur killed 250, displaced 100,000

More than 100,000 people have been displaced since fighting erupted earlier this month.

Maduro sent letter to Iran's leader accrediting US fugitive

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Maduro sent letter to Iran's leader accrediting US fugitive

A Colombian businessman was carrying a letter from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accrediting him to Iran's supreme leader, according to a ...

Death toll from Sudan's Darfur clashes rises above 200

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Death toll from Sudan's Darfur clashes rises above 200

The death toll from recent violence in Sudan's Darfur region has risen above 200.

What Biden's presidency means for the Horn of Africa

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

What Biden's presidency means for the Horn of Africa

Analysis: Biden may have no choice but to make difficult decisions against the backdrop of Ethiopia's civil war, the Nile Dam dispute, as well ...

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Tunisia seeks to stem wave of night-time street riots

Tunisia is bracing for protests after hundreds were arrested in four nights of street clashes between riot police and disaffected youths

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Sudan troops deployed in Darfur after clashes kill 155

A heavy Sudanese troop presence helped restore calm Tuesday in the Darfur region, after three days of inter-ethnic violence claimed at least 155 ...

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Israel calls on UN to censure 'biased' Egyptian diplomat

Israel has called on the UN to censure a former Egyptian ambassador to the world body who expressed regret for not defending a resolution ...

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47 killed in Sudan South Darfur fighting: local leader

At least 47 were killed during clashes between rival ethnic groups in South Darfur.

At least 83 killed in fighting in Sudan's Darfur

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At least 83 killed in fighting in Sudan's Darfur

A local dispute has morphed into broader fighting in West Darfur's capital, marking the worst outbreak of violence in the restive region since a ...

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Sudan imposes curfew in West Darfur amid deadly clashes

The clashes come just two weeks after the UN peacekeeping force ended its mandate in Darfur.

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

In-depth: The political freedoms of Tunisia's revolution have not brought economic equality, with wealth still concentrated in the hands of a ...

Sudan voices frustration as latest Nile dam talks stall

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Sudan voices frustration as latest Nile dam talks stall

Sudan warned it cannot continue the "vicious cycle" of negotiations with Egypt and Ethiopia in the long-running dispute over Addis Ababa's ...

Tunisia pushes for UN monitors for Libya's frail ceasefire

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Tunisia pushes for UN monitors for Libya's frail ceasefire

Tunisia, the current president of the UN Security Council, called for a resolution sending international monitors to support Libya's brittle ...

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