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Mauritania abolished slavery in 1981, the last country to do so, but the practice remains deeply rooted in society.

Al Hassan is the second Islamist extremist to face trial at the ICC for the destruction of the Timbuktu shrines, following a 2016 landmark ruling.

Ten million children may permanently leave school over Covid-19

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Ten million children may permanently leave school over Covid-19

The pandemic has caused an "unprecedented education emergency" with up to 9.7 million children affected by school closures at risk of never going back to class, Save the Children said.

Algeria says soldier killed in clash with armed Islamists

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Algeria says soldier killed in clash with armed Islamists

An army detachment clashed with "an armed terrorist group", during an ambush on Saturday in the Gaadet Lahdjar area, in the prefecture of Ain ...

Al-Qaeda North Africa confirms chief is dead: watchdog

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Al-Qaeda North Africa confirms chief is dead: watchdog

The death of Droukdel - once regarded as Algeria's enemy number one - could leave AQIM (Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) in disarray, sources ...

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Algeria weighs plan to allow army deployments abroad

Tebboune is considering a change in the constitution that would allow Algeria to deploy military abroad and experts are concerned this could mean a rise in interventionist policies.

Aisha Yusuff

An essential reading list on Black Muslim history

Book Club: Aisha Yusuff recommends ten books to understand the legacy and contribution of Black Muslims to Islamic history.

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Two UN peacekeepers killed in attack in northern Mali

A logistical convoy of the UN peacekeeping mission travelling between the towns of Tessalit and Gao was attacked Saturday evening by ...

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Niger's execution of alleged militants a 'war crime': HRW

HRW has called for an investigation into video footage that shows Nigerien army tanks running over two unarmed and wounded men.

Algeria urges cooperation against 'terror' after Al-Qaeda chief killed

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Algeria urges cooperation against 'terror' after Al-Qaeda chief killed

Algeria is urging for international cooperation after the leader of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb was killed.

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French forces kill Al-Qaeda's North Africa commander in Mali

Abdelmalek Droukdel, known as the emir of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, was killed in a French military operation along with a number of ...

Jihadist violence shutters 2,500 Burkina Faso schools: watchdog

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Jihadist violence shutters 2,500 Burkina Faso schools: watchdog

The deadly attacks have had major consequences for youngsters, including trauma, increased child labour and risks of child marriage for girls.

Israel's Netanyahu attacks 'fabricated' corruption charges as trial begins

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Israel's Netanyahu attacks 'fabricated' corruption charges as trial begins

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on Sunday forced to appear before the court for his first hearing on corruption charges.

Did Muslim countries mistake other planets for Eid moon?

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Did Muslim countries mistake other planets for Eid moon?

An Emirati astronomy centre said some Muslim countries may have mistaken other planets for the new moon sighting that signals the end of Ramadan.

WATCH: Algeria reports sighting of ultra-rare Saharan cheetah

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WATCH: Algeria reports sighting of ultra-rare Saharan cheetah

Algerian conservationists sighted the near-extinct big cat in the Ahaggar National Park following a months-long research and imaging project.

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UN says 3 peacekeepers killed in Mali attacks

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the attacks, which may constitute war crimes under international law.

Alessandra Bajec

African migrants struggle to cope under Tunisia's coronavirus lockdown

Isolated and with no access to healthcare, Tunisia's African migrant community has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus lockdown.

Yousif Nur

Tamikrest: Desert blues in the longing for Tuareg freedom

The New Arab Meets: Saharan desert blues band Tamikrest, whose fifth album Tamotaït offers songs of freedom and resistance from the painful ...

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Yemen to receive IMF debt relief to stem coronavirus

Twenty-five countries, including Yemen, will receive a total of around $215 million in IMF debt relief to focus efforts on fighting coronavirus.

<em>Mali</em> heads to polls despite coronavirus, security concerns

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Mali heads to polls despite coronavirus, security concerns

Long-delayed polls have opened in Mali, just hours after the west African country reported its first COVID-19 death.

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Rubber boat carrying 91 migrants disappears in the Mediterranean

A rubber boat carrying 91 migrants disappeared earlier this month and is feared to have become an "invisible shipwreck".

Two Oxfam workers killed in Syria's Daraa province: NGO

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Two Oxfam workers killed in Syria's Daraa province: NGO

An 'unidentified armed group' attacked an Oxfam vehicle in Daraa, the NGO said, killing two workers and injuring one volunteer.

UAE allocates $2 bn for investment in Mauritania

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UAE allocates $2 bn for investment in Mauritania

Mauritania will receive $2 billion in investments from the United Arab Emirates, state media said on Sunday.

Algeria hosts Libya’s neighbours to discuss Libya

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Algeria hosts Libya’s neighbours to discuss Libya

Algeria tries to lead a peace process with Libya's warring factions and organised a meeting with key allies in the region to discuss the crisis, ...

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