NewsAfrica: U.S. State Dept. On Kerry's Trip to Middle East, Africa
[State Department]Secretary Kerry will travel May 21 to Muscat, where he will meet with senior Omani officials to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues.
AllAfrica | 20-May-2013 18:04
Israel Embassy 65th Independence Anniversary in Banjul
[The Point]The Israel Embassy in Dakar, Senegal, on 16 May 2013 commemorated the 65th Anniversary of the state of Israel at the Cocoa Ocean Hotel in The Gambia.
AllAfrica | 20-May-2013 13:30
Egypt: Police Mistreats Stranded Palestinians - Gaza
[Aswat Masriya]A Gazan official has said that hundreds of stranded Palestinians, including members of parliament and patients, were mistreated by Egyptian police during their return from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after performing hajj (Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca).
AllAfrica | 19-May-2013 17:12
Tunisia: Turkey Pledges to Promote Tunisia's Destination
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Carthage -Chairmen of Tourism Professional Chambers and the Turkish Travel Agencies Federation pledged on Friday to launch a promotional campaign to better introduce Tunisia's assets, which according to them "is a charming and attractive destination to tourists."
AllAfrica | 19-May-2013 08:34
South Africa: Prof Karabus Thanks South Africa
[SA Info]Professor Cyril Karabus, who arrived at Cape Town International Airport on Friday following eight months' detention in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on charges of which he was finally acquitted, thanked South Africa for its support during his ordeal.
AllAfrica | 18-May-2013 10:24
Rawlings Pleads With Israel to Distance Herself
[Ghanaian Chronicle]An ex- President of the Republic of Ghana, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, has, at a conference of former heads of state in Bahrain, called on Israel to restrain itself in its involvement in the conflict in Syria.
AllAfrica | 17-May-2013 14:24
Tunisia: Arab Federation of Exchanges Holds Annual Meeting in Tunis
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -The 38th annual meeting of the Arab Federation of Exchanges (AFE) was held on Thursday in Tunis to take stock of results of the previous year, discuss last innovations in the financial markets of the region and develop the federation's action plan for the next year.
AllAfrica | 17-May-2013 10:47
South Africa: Why South Africa Must End Trade With Illegal Israeli Settlements
[GroundUp]South Africa ruffled political feathers in April this year, after it made it unlawful for Israeli settlement products sold locally to be labelled as "made in Israel". All products made by Israeli businesses operating illegally in the settlements must now be labelled according to where they were produced in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. This is in accordance with international law and South African foreign policy.
AllAfrica | 15-May-2013 16:46
South Africa: Cosatu Statement On Al-Nakba Day
[COSATU]The Congress of South African Trade Unions sends its message to the justice loving Israelis and the peace loving people of Palestine as they commemorate al-Nakba Day (The day of the catastrophe) in memory of the annihilation, the elimination, the destruction of over 400 Palestinian villages and the organized removal of native Palestinian people during the establishment of the State of Israel between 1947-1948, known as "The year of the Catastrophe"Â.
AllAfrica | 15-May-2013 14:59
Egypt: Nation's Fear of Shi'ite Influence Is Groundless - Iranian Official
[Aswat Masriya]Director of the Iranian-Egyptian Chamber of Commerce Sabah Zangana has dismissed Egyptian fears that a spike in tourism collaboration would lead to a spread in Shi'ite influence in Sunni-majority Egypt.
AllAfrica | 15-May-2013 11:03
Tunisia: Foreign Ministry Denies Having Requested Resumption of Diplomatic Activities in Syria
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -The foreign Affairs Ministry, on Tuesday, denied information according to which Tunisia would have requested Syria to allow the resumption of its diplomatic mission's activities, describing them as "totally inaccurate."
AllAfrica | 15-May-2013 10:13
Kenya: Kenyan Tourism Secretary Expects Sector Growth
[The Star]Kenya's tourism sector is predicting positive returns on acco8nt of stability after the peaceful general elections. The sector leaders and players are marketing Kenya as a safe destination for tourism business, after it saw a slight slump last year.
AllAfrica | 15-May-2013 01:51
Statement By Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim During Dirco Weekly Briefing
[SA Govt]Ladies and gentlemen.
AllAfrica | 14-May-2013 16:37
Government Welcomes the Release of Prof Karabus' Documentation
[SA Govt]The South African Government welcomes the decision today, 14 May 2013, by the Interior Ministry in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to issue the necessary letter that will enable the UAE Immigration Authorities to issue the necessary permission for Prof Cyril Karabus to depart the UAE.
AllAfrica | 14-May-2013 16:30
Africa: Girls Forced to Marry Face Physical Health Problems - Report
[HRW]Akech loved to study and dreamed of becoming a nurse. But when she was 14, the uncle who was raising her told her she was too old for school and forced her to marry a man she described as old, gray-haired, and married to another woman with whom he had several children.
AllAfrica | 14-May-2013 15:37
Nigeria: Iranian Gets 17-Year Jail Term for Arms Importation
[This Day]Justice Okechukwu Okeke of the Federal High Court in Lagos monday sentenced an Iranian national, Azim Aghajani, and his Nigerian counterpart, Ali Jega, to 17 years imprisonment each for their involvement in the importation of firearms into Nigeria.
AllAfrica | 14-May-2013 13:09
Uganda: Saudi Arabia Begins Issuing Visas to Ugandan Muslims
[New Vision]The Saudi Embassy in Kampala has started issuing visas for Muslim pilgrims travelling to Medina and Mecca for Humra.
AllAfrica | 13-May-2013 22:12
Cosatu Challenges Premier Zille to Show South Africans That She Is Not a Hypocrite By Supporting Israeli Apartheid Practices
[COSATU]COSATU is surprised by the statements from the DA, who are essentially old National Party and Democratic Party members, with a sprinkling of ID and Cope members, in relation to their claims of having fought against apartheid.
AllAfrica | 13-May-2013 16:39
South Africa: Al-Qaeda Operatives Allegedly Training in South Africa
[SAPA]Johannesburg - The Hawks have declined to comment on a report that police and the State Security Agency (SSA) monitored training of al-Qaeda "terrorists" in South Africa without taking action.
AllAfrica | 13-May-2013 15:19
Marzouki, Larayedh Condemn Reyhanli Bombing in Messages to Turkish President, Prime Minister
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki sent a message to Turkish President Abdullah Gul, condemning the "despicable" attack that cost the lives of dozens of innocent people in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli.
AllAfrica | 13-May-2013 13:27
Turkish Investors Enquire About Investment Opportunities in Jendouba Governorate
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Jendouba -Turkish investors representing companies and industrial enterprises of the "Anadolu" group specialised in the industrial and technological products paid a visit on Saturday to the premises of the Jendouba governorate.
AllAfrica | 13-May-2013 12:46
Nation Recieves U.S.$ 3 Billion in Additional Aid From Qatar
[Aswat Masriya]Egyptian Finance Minister Fayyad Abdel Moneim said on Sunday that Egypt expects to receive additional aid from Qatar worth three billion dollars.
AllAfrica | 13-May-2013 10:22
Tunisia: Govt Condemns Israeli Aggressions Against Al-Aqsa Mosque
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Tunisia firmly condemns the Israeli belligerent and provocative recurrent behaviour in defiance of the rights of the Palestinian people and all the Muslim peoples, because of "the unprecedented serious Israeli desecration of the esplanade of Al Aqsa Mosque and attacks on Islamic holy sites."
AllAfrica | 12-May-2013 07:51
Egypt: Premier Discusses Trade Exchange With Turkish Counterpart
[Aswat Masriya]Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed on Friday ways to increase the size of trade exchange between the two countries.
AllAfrica | 11-May-2013 10:24
Uganda: Uganda Shines in Doha, Qatar During the 8th World Chambers Congress
[New Vision]Uganda's star shone bright at the just concluded 8th World Chambers Congress that was organised by the International Chamber of Commerce and the World Chambers Federation together with the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
AllAfrica | 10-May-2013 15:48
Kenya: Israel Celebrates 65 Years of Independence
[The Star]It was definitely a change from the norm as the Israel community in Kenya celebrated 65 years of independence on Tuesday night. The cocktail also served to mark 50 years of Israeli-Kenya relations.
AllAfrica | 10-May-2013 05:40
Angola: Israel's Ambassador Highlights Engagement Towards Co-Operation
[ANGOP]Luanda -The ambassador of Israel to Angola, Irit Savion-Waidergon, on Wednesday here highlighted the engagement of the Angolan and Israeli authorities in the reinforcement of the bilateral relations, ANGOP has learnt.
AllAfrica | 09-May-2013 12:06
Nation Moves for UN Condemnation of Israeli Aggression On Syria
[Aswat Masriya]The Arab group at the United Nations (UN) has sent letters to the Secretary-General of the UN and the Security Council's President, urging their condemnation of the Israeli attacks on Syria and demanding that the Security Council acts to stop and prevent these attacks from recurring.
AllAfrica | 08-May-2013 15:17
Prime Minister to Attend Business Forum in Turkey
[Aswat Masriya]Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil will participate on Friday in the two-day annual meeting and business forum of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in Turkey.
AllAfrica | 08-May-2013 15:16
Nigeria: My Advice for Boko Haram - Afghan President
[Leadership]Afghan President Hamid Karzai has advised Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria to sheath their swords. He gave the advice when Nigeria's Ambassador to Afghanistan, Dauda Danladi, presented his letters of credence in Kabul, the Afghan capital recently.
AllAfrica | 07-May-2013 16:06
Samwu Condemns Israeli Illegal Airstrike On Syria
[COSATU]The South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) condemns the illegal airstrikes on Syria by Israel which took place on Sunday May 5th. The Israeli regime claims this was a defensive measure to protect Israel from a new generation of weapons that are supposed to be in the possession of the Syrian Government. Indeed the Israeli regime, mimicking the illegal bombing and invasion of Iraq by the United States, has stated that pinpoint air attacks were directed towards specific sites where weapons were being s
AllAfrica | 07-May-2013 13:28
Nigeria: Nigerians to Help Tackle Crime in Saudi Arabia
[Daily Trust]More than 500 prominent members of the Nigerian community in Makkah Province in Saudi Arabia have expressed readiness to work with Saudi government agencies to maintain law and order as well as spread security awareness among African communities.
AllAfrica | 07-May-2013 11:51
Nigeria: Hajj 2013 - FCT Pilgrims to Deposit N500,000
[Daily Trust]FCT intending pilgrims are to deposit N500,000 pending the release of this year's hajj fare by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says the Federal Capital Territory pilgrim's board.
AllAfrica | 07-May-2013 11:42
Angola: Diplomat Discusses State of Cooperation With Indian Official
[ANGOP]Luanda -The Angolan ambassador to India, Manuel Bravo, met over the last weekend New Delhi with the Mining Minister of India, Dinsha Patel, to discuss the state of bilateral cooperation in geological and mining domain.
AllAfrica | 07-May-2013 10:22
Somalia: Al-Shabaab Claims Suicide Car Bomb Attack in Somali Capital
[Focac]Mogadishu -The Al-Qaida linked Somali radical group of Al-Shabaab on Sunday claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb assault, which killed 10 people and injured several others.
AllAfrica | 06-May-2013 17:05
Presidency of Republic Firmly Condemns "Coward Zionist Attack" Against Syria
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Carthage -The Presidency of the Republic firmly condemns "the coward Zionist attack" against Syria, considering that "the Israeli inclination to take advantage of the unstable situation in Syria confirms once more, Israel's attempts to satisfy their territorial claims in the Arab region and destroy the Syrian people."
AllAfrica | 06-May-2013 16:21
Tunisia: Ben Jaafer Condemns Israeli Raids Against Syria
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -President of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) Mustapha Ben Jaafar condemned, on Sunday, any attack that targets the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Syria whatever its pretext".
AllAfrica | 06-May-2013 11:46
Algerian Communication Minister Expresses Solidarity With Saharawi and Palestinian Journalists
[SPS]Algiers -The Algerian Communication Minister Mr. Mohamed Said has expressed Algeria media family's solidarity with the struggle of journalists across the world for the defense of peoples' freedom, especially in Western Sahara and Palestine.
AllAfrica | 06-May-2013 11:38
Egypt: Govt Condemns Israeli Strike On Syria
[Aswat Masriya]Egypt condemned the Israeli attack on Syria, saying it a violation of international laws, said a statement by the Egyptian presidency on Sunday.
AllAfrica | 06-May-2013 11:08
Zimbabwe: Indonesian Artistes At Hifa
[The Herald]INDONESIAN artistes have fallen in love with the Harare International Festival of the Arts as witnessed by an increase in the number of artistes performing at this year's festival. Last year, one of the internationally acclaimed singers from Indonesia, Indra, performed at Hifa.
AllAfrica | 04-May-2013 17:42
Nigeria: President Jonathan As 'Big Brother'
[Premium Times]Typical of the Jonathan regime, it took the effort of investigative journalists - this time, the reporters at Premium Times - to alert Nigerians about the planned assault on our civil liberties.
AllAfrica | 04-May-2013 10:58
Morocco: HM the King Sends Condolence Letter to Saudi King Following Floods
[MAP]Rabat -His Majesty King Mohammed VI sent a letter of condolence and sympathy to the Custodian of the Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Ibn Abdulaziz Al Saud, following the floods that hit parts of Saudi Arabia, causing several casualties and significant damage.
AllAfrica | 03-May-2013 13:19
Uganda: Uganda PM Mbabazi Meets Dubai Ruler
[New Vision]Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has once again met his United Arab Emirates (UAE) counterpart, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
AllAfrica | 02-May-2013 17:13
Kenya: Iranians Guilty of Terror Plot in Kenya
[Capital FM]Nairobi -Two Iranians have been found guilty by a Nairobi court of being in possession of explosive materials which was found Mombasa in June last year.
AllAfrica | 02-May-2013 16:34
South Africa: Middle East 'Looking to Invest in Africa'
[SA Info]South Africa and the rest of sub-Saharan Africa present significant potential for business investment by companies in the Middle East, according to a report released by the Economist Intelligence Unit in Dubai on Tuesday.
AllAfrica | 02-May-2013 13:45
Zimbabwe: VP Mujuru Back Home
[The Herald]Vice President Joice Mujuru returned home yesterday evening from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, where she attended the Africa Global Business Forum.
AllAfrica | 02-May-2013 10:17