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August 18, 2017 6:02 PM Spain police say suspects planned bigger attack

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Barcelona, Spain, Aug 17 – Suspects in Spain’s twin terror attacks had been planning for an even bigger assault than the deadly car rampages they carried out, police said Friday, as distressing details emerged of families torn apart in the double tragedy. A 35-year-old Italian man was among 14 killed in the attacks, mowed down in front 1

August 17, 2017 3:49 PM Top 10 cities with the busiest airports in Africa (Lagos falls short)

Air travel to Africa has risen sharply in 2017. A report by ForwardKeys, analyzing the seat capacity for travel to the top ten international airports in Africa revealed some encouraging news for Africa, but some disheartening news for Nigeria. Jon Howell the Managing Director of AviaDev, which is Africa’s leading airline route development conference 1

August 17, 2017 10:18 AM Saudi Arabia to open border, airports to Qatari pilgrims

DUBAI/DOHA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will open a border crossing for Qataris making the haj pilgrimage and provide a plane to fly pilgrims in, despite a rift in which Saudi Arabia and other states in the region severed transport links with Qatar. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut transport links with Qatar in June and imposed 2

August 17, 2017 5:38 AM Saudi King Salman invites Qatar pilgrims to Hajj

Saudi Arabia had closed its land border with Qatar in June as part of an economic and political blockade. Saudi Arabia will open its land border with Qatar to allow Hajj pilgrims to pass through, its official press agency said. A statement on the official Saudi Press Agency on Thursday said the Salwa border point would be open for Qatari citizens who wish to perform 3

August 16, 2017 12:34 AM Egyptian President visits Rwanda on boosting bilateral ties

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi (C) lays a wreath to honor the victims of the 1994 genocide at Kigali Genocide Memorial in Kigali, capital of Rwanda, on Aug. 15, 2017. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday arrived in Kigali, starting his two-day visit in Rwanda as part of the visit to four African countries. (Xinhua/Gabriel Dusabe) 1

August 15, 2017 9:48 AM US congratulates President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election

The United States has joined other nations in congratulating Uhuru Kenyatta on his re-election as the President of Kenya. In a statement on Tuesday, the White House Press Secretary welcomed calls by President Kenyatta for peace and national unity. “The United States congratulates the people of Kenya on the successful conclusion of elections, and President 2

August 12, 2017 10:50 AM Viewpoint: Electoral Politics and the Crisis of Governance in Africa

From Kenya, Rwanda to Angola and South Africa, parties struggle to control state apparatuses amid continuing dominance of regional economies by western states President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared victorious in his bid for a second term as leader of the largest economy in East Africa. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman 1

August 12, 2017 9:36 AM Egypt train crash kills dozens, injures over 100 people

CAIRO (Reuters) - Two trains collided in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria on Friday killing 42 people and injuring 133 others, the health ministry said. A witness said the trains rose into the air "forming a pyramid" as they slammed into each other just outside a suburban station in the Mediterranean port city. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ordered 9

August 12, 2017 12:20 AM Dozens killed in Alexandria train collision

Footage broadcast on state TV shows medics moving dead and injured to ambulances in coastal city of Alexandria. At least 42 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a train collision in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria, the country's health ministry said. State news agency MENA reported that two trains were involved in Friday's accident 6

August 11, 2017 4:54 PM Egypt train crash kills 37, injures 123 people

CAIRO (Reuters) - Two trains collided in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria on Friday killing 37 people and injuring 123 others, the health ministry said. One eyewitness said the two trains mounted into the air "forming a pyramid" after they slammed into each other at a suburban station on the edge of the Mediterranean port city. President Abdel Fattah 6