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21 Bodies Recovered off Coast of Tunisia after Migrant Boat Sinks

The bodies of 21 migrants were recovered by the Tunisian National Office for Civil Protection on Friday. Their boat had sunk off the coast of Sfax while trying to cross to Italy. The Middle East Eye reports that the Director of the ONPC, Mourad Al-Mishri, said that...

Gambia: Gender Rights Activist says Ramadan leave-work-early memo is ‘sexist’

A memo allowing all female civil servants in The Gambia to leave work two hours early during Ramadan has been criticized as sexist. The authorities said at the start of the Muslim holy fasting month that from Monday to Thursday women could leave at 2:00 pm local time...

Niger: Pre-schoolers Die in School Blaze

  20 children have died after having become trapped in a fire at a school in Niger. The fire began late on Tuesday afternoon in the capital, Niamey when the children were in lessons. The BBC reports that many had been in straw-hut classrooms. The government-run...

Ramadhaan Shoppers Enjoy Cairo Markets despite Coronavirus Threat

Ramadhaan celebrations in Cairo, Egypt, have for a second year been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. However, with no curfew in place this year, Africa News reports that the atmosphere is more relaxed. Cairo residents say that the atmosphere of Ramadhaan is this...
Niger: Attempted Coup Fails

Niger: Attempted Coup Fails

Security sources in Niger say that an attempted coup in the country has been foiled. The BBC reports that there had been heavy gunfire close to the presidential palace on Tuesday night, and that a group of soldiers had been behind the assault. They have since been...

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Egypt: Dozens Killed in Train Collision

Egypt: Dozens Killed in Train Collision

32 people have been killed in a train collision in Sohag, Egypt. Authorities say that more than 60 others have been injured. Al Jazeera reports that more than 60 ambulances had beeb sent to the scene of the crash, which Egypt’s railway authority said occurred when the...

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