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Minister leaves interim Burkinabe govt.

Minister leaves interim Burkinabe govt.

A minister has resigned from Burkina Faso’s embryonic transitional government, succumbing to protests over his appointment. Culture and Tourism Minister Adama Sagnon tendered his resignation on Tuesday, only two days after his appointment to the country’s 26-member interim government. Sagnon, seen as close to former President Blaise Compaoré, stepped down after two days of protests [&hellip

Study ties work complexity to memory

Study ties work complexity to memory

Researchers have identified an association between complexity of main lifetime occupation and cognitive performance in later life. The research indicated that people with complex jobs, including working with other people or data such as lawyers and engineers, could benefit from a better memory and thinking abilities in later life. The results were achieved after examining [&hellip

Tunisia presidential race goes to runoff

Tunisia presidential race goes to runoff

Former Tunisian Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi will go up against incumbent Moncef Marzouki in a second round of contest for the presidency next month, officials say. Essebsi, head of Tunisia’s secular party Nidaa Tounes, managed to gain 39.46 percent of votes, with his closest competitor, incumbent Moncef Marzouki, securing 33.43 percent in Sunday’s presidential [&hellip

Egypt opposition warned of deadly force

Egypt opposition warned of deadly force

Egypt’s Interior Ministry has warned that armed forces can use deadly force to prevent assaults on public facilities, as opposition groups call for protests this week. Egyptian armed forces have at their disposal “all means,” including the use of firearms, to defy provocations by opposition factions, Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said on Tuesday. His statement [&hellip

Sudan urges UNAMID to close office

Sudan urges UNAMID to close office

Sudan has called on the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) to close its human rights office in the capital Khartoum. “We observed incidents in which UNAMID soldiers raped women and the mission took no measures to hold them accountable and did not make them leave the country, which raised tensions,” said Abdullah al-Azraq, [&hellip

Court: Israeli killed Palestinian teen

Court: Israeli killed Palestinian teen

​An Israeli policeman has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of a Palestinian teenager during a demonstration in the occupied West Bank in May. A court in East Jerusalem al-Quds filed “a charge of manslaughter” against the accused, identified as Ben Deri. Palestinian officials said Nadeem Nuwarah, 17, along with another teenage protester, [&hellip

Police chief laments ‘worst night’ in Ferguson

Police chief laments ‘worst night’ in Ferguson

Buildings have been set on fire and nearly 30 arrests have been made in Ferguson riots after a grand jury decision in a police shooting case. The county’s police chief said the ‘fabric of the community’ was torn. A grand jury decided not to pursue charges against the policeman, Darren Wilson, sparking a renewal of [&hellip

Airport in Libya’s Tripoli targeted

Airport in Libya’s Tripoli targeted

Libyan officials say the capital city’s only functional airport has been targeted in an air raid by a low-flying jet.  Local witnesses and a security source said that the fighter jet launched two missiles at the Mitiga airport in an eastern suburb of Tripoli on Monday. The security source went on to say that the [&hellip

Floods kill 35 in southern Morocco

Floods kill 35 in southern Morocco

At least 35 people have been killed in a flooding in Morocco while 214 others have been rescued, the country’s Interior Ministry says. The southern province of Guelmim which was worst affected by the floods, accounted for 24 of the fatalities, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The statement added that 214 other people [&hellip