Maggie Fick

Student killed in Muslim Brotherhood clash with Cairo police

One student is dead and scores have been arrested amid clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and Egyptian police at a Cairo university campus.

Egyptian court orders Mubarak’s release

Deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak will leave jail as early as Thursday after a court ruling that has jolted a divided nation already in turmoil.

Ex al-Qaeda allies ready to fight for Morsi in Luxor

Members of hardline Islamist group al-Gamaa al-Islamiya have warned that anyone trying to force President Mohamed Morsi out will be met with force.

Battle for Abyei could ignite new war in Sudan

When northern Sudanese troops seized the disputed border town of Abyei, it was a sign that the fragile six-year-old peace was teetering.

UN warns of ethnic cleansing in Sudan

A confidential UN report warns that the invasion by Sudan's military of the contested north-south region of Abyei could lead to "ethnic cleansing".

Long lines for South Sudan freedom vote

Voters standing in a second day of long lines in Southern Sudan's capital sat patiently and rested against concrete walls for hours to cast ballots.

Sudan’s al-Bashir pledges support for South

President Omar al-Bashir said on Tuesday he will help the oil-rich South if next week's vote splits Africa's largest nation in two.

Nearly four million Sudanese to vote in referendum

Nearly four million people in Southern Sudan are registered to vote in an independence referendum to be held on January 9.

South Sudan wants 1,5-million people to return before vote

The government of south Sudan wants 1,5-million southerners who fled to the country's north to return home before a crucial referendum.

Sudan referendum body calls for vote delay

A northern Sudan official said on Saturday the commission organising the crucial southern independence referendum has requested the vote be delayed.

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