No 1000-Year Curse Unleashed Upon Opening of Black Sarcophagus

[Deutsche Welle] Many Egyptians feared that the opening of the sarcophagus, which some thought could contain the bones of Alexander the Great, would unleash a 1000-year curse. The Ancient Greek ruler died in 323 BC.

[Deutsche Welle] Many Egyptians feared that the opening of the sarcophagus, which some thought could contain the bones of Alexander the Great, would unleash a 1000-year curse. The Ancient Greek ruler died in 323 BC.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Tunisia Becomes Comesa’s 20th Member State

[East African] Madagascar’s leader and the acting president of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) Hery Rajaonarimampianina has welcomed Tunisia to the regional bloc.

[East African] Madagascar's leader and the acting president of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) Hery Rajaonarimampianina has welcomed Tunisia to the regional bloc.

source: AllAfrica News: Tunisia

Algeria Abandons Hundreds More African Migrants in Desert

[Deutsche Welle] A UN migration official said Algeria has abandoned hundreds of African migrants in the desert. A report said migrants from 16 African countries are among those left in the desert with little water.

[Deutsche Welle] A UN migration official said Algeria has abandoned hundreds of African migrants in the desert. A report said migrants from 16 African countries are among those left in the desert with little water.

source: AllAfrica News: Algeria

Migrants in Libya Face Rising Threat From ‘Stronger’ Gangs and Traffickers

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Migrants in Libya face the greatest danger in years of being trafficked, exploited or enslaved by armed groups and criminal gangs – which are becoming stronger – as Europe clamps down on migration, the United Nation…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Migrants in Libya face the greatest danger in years of being trafficked, exploited or enslaved by armed groups and criminal gangs - which are becoming stronger - as Europe clamps down on migration, the United Nations and analysts said on Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya

Algerian Blogger On Hunger Strike Over Seven-Year Jail Term

[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its support for Merzoug Touati, an imprisoned Algerian blogger who has been on hunger strike for the past ten days in protest against his seven-year jail sentence on charges of “complicit relations with …

[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its support for Merzoug Touati, an imprisoned Algerian blogger who has been on hunger strike for the past ten days in protest against his seven-year jail sentence on charges of "complicit relations with a foreign power" and "inciting rebellion." His case must be reexamined at once.

source: AllAfrica News: Algeria

Journalist Convicted On Dubious Charge

[HRW] Tunis -A Moroccan court has sentenced a prominent journalist to three years in prison on a dubious charge of failing to report a security threat, Human Rights Watch said today. Authorities have repeatedly prosecuted Hamid El Mahdaoui, known for c…

[HRW] Tunis -A Moroccan court has sentenced a prominent journalist to three years in prison on a dubious charge of failing to report a security threat, Human Rights Watch said today. Authorities have repeatedly prosecuted Hamid El Mahdaoui, known for criticizing the Moroccan government on social media, including for charges that violated his right to peaceful speech. He is already serving a one-year sentence for "inciting people to participate in an unauthorized protest."

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco