Africa News

Egypt cabinet resigns

Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem Beblawy on Monday announced the resignation of his military-backed government in a surprise measure. Local media had been predicting a limited Cabinet reshuffle to allow Army chief and Defence Minister Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi to resign and run for President in an election scheduled for mid-April under a …

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EU could dispatch 500 troops to CAR in March

The European Union (EU) is to dispatch at least 500 forces to the Central African Republic (CAR) in March to help contain the violence in the strife-torn country, a Greek minister says. Speaking after a two-day meeting of EU defense ministers on Friday, Greek Defense Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos said the …

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Morsi trial adjoured to Thursday

An Egyptian court adjourned to Thursday the trial on conspiracy charges of deposed president Mohamed Morsy and 35 other Islamists after some defence lawyers asked the judges to recuse themselves.

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