An Egyptian court on Monday ruled against the government's attempt to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, an embarrassment for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi that could deepen tensions with his onetime Persian Gulf patron.
Egypt court rules against transfer of islands to Saudi Arabia
Gambia’s opposition leader Adama Barrow, who was declared the winner of the December presidential election, has landed in neighboring Senegal, where he will remain until his planned inauguration this week.
Adama Barrow lands in Senegal amid political crisis in Gambia
People in Tunisia have marked the sixth anniversary of a revolution that ended authoritarianism in their country and inspired a string of uprisings in other Arab dictatorships.
Tunisians mark sixth anniversary of revolution, protests erupt
Unknown gunmen have abducted five students and two teachers, including a Turkish national, from an international school in southwestern Nigeria, police say.
Gunmen abduct students, teachers from school in SW Nigeria
The government in Chad has announced the closure of its border with Libya, citing security reasons and the terrorists’ possible infiltration into the Central African country from the south of conflict-stricken Libya.
Chad closes border with Libya over threat of terror infiltration
Moroccan police breaks up a sit-in rally in the northern city of Hoceima, which has witnessed a wave of protest rallies triggered by the death of a local fishmonger.
Moroccan police break up protest over fish seller’s death in Hoceima
Gunmen have killed two Moroccan peacekeepers with a UN mission in the southeast of the Central African Republic (CAR).
Gunmen kill two Moroccan peacekeepers in Central African Republic
A gunman killed Burundi's environment minister early on Sunday, police said, the first murder of a senior government figure in nearly two years of political violence.
Burundi minister shot dead in capital
Returning Tunisian terrorists will be immediately arrested and judged under law, the prime minister said, seeking to calm fears over the homecoming of some of the country's several thousand terrorists.
Tunisian PM: Terrorists to be dealt with under anti-terrorism law
Egypt's cabinet approved the transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia despite protests earlier this year and a court ruling that said the transfer was unconstitutional, local media said.
Egypt approves transfer of islands to Saudi Arabia

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