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27 killed and dozens injured in a multiple car collision in South Africa

On Thursday evening, in Pinetown, west of the coastal city of Durban, South Africa, a truck careened through a red light in a busy intersection on the M13 highway and collided with five other vehicles. Four of the vehicles were minibus taxis. Two of the taxies had their roof and sides completely ripped off. South Africans authorities say 27 people have died and almost other 80 were injured.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Africa

Tunisia after the assassination of the political leader Mohamed Brahmi

Tunisia’s national airline cancelled all flights on Friday. This happens in a moment when in the country are popular movements in the streets after the assassination, Thursday, of the Mohamed Brahmi.
A 58 year politician and critic of Tunisia’s ruling Islamic party, Brahmi was shot dead outside his house, in Ariana, near Tunis.
Prior to this moment, experts anticipated that a new political assassination will send the country into an Egypt-like crisis. Again, the Secularists are in the battle with the Islamists.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Africa

A month long state of emergency was declared in Egypt

The health ministry of Egypt confirmed on Wednesday that at least 149 people had been killed in a police raid against supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi. Police raided Cairo protest camps. Security forces are now in control of the two main camps. The interior ministry denied deaths were caused by the police firing live ammunition. He affirmed that “the security forces used only tear gas canisters to disperse the protesters.”

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Africa

Deadline of Egyptian’s military ultimatum to the President Mohammed Morsi


The prolonged crisis on Egypt peaked. On Monday, after many days covered by street protests, the military gave to the Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi an ultimatum to meet the protester’s demands within 48 hours.
Army stated that they are prepared to suspend the Islamist constitution and dissolve the Parliament setting an interim administration coordinated by the country’s chief justice. It was clearly disclosed that this does not involve a military coup but a request to comply with the majority’s demand.
  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Africa

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