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Northernmost region of Africa

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North Africa: Northernmost region of Africa
North Africa is a region encompassing the northern portion of the African continent. There is no singularly accepted scope for the region, and it is sometimes defined as stretching from the Atlantic shores of Mauritania in the west, to Egypt's Suez Canal and the Red Sea in the east. Others have limited it to the countries of Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia, a region that was known by the French during colonial times as "Afrique du Nord" and is known by Arabs as the Maghreb. The most commonly accepted definition includes Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, and Sudan, the 6 countries that shape the top North of the African continent. Meanwhile, "North Africa", particularly when used in the term North Africa and the Middle East, often refers only to the countries of the Maghreb and Libya. Egypt, being also part of the Middle East, is often considered separately, due to being both North African and Middle Eastern at the same time.

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Four dead and 16 missing after failed Mediterranean crossing

Four migrants have died and up to 16 more are missing after trying to cross into Europe from North Africa on a small raft, Spain's coastguard said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Timeline: Tunisia's bumpy path to democracy

Tunisians have elected retired law professor Kais Saied as president, rejecting the North African country's old governing elite.
Reuters - Published

Spain rescues almost 200 migrants in the Mediterranean

Almost 200 people were rescued attempting to make the dangerous crossing from North Africa to Spain on Monday, the coastguard said.
Reuters - Published

Over 150 migrants break into Spanish North African enclave

More than 150 migrants crossed the border fence at Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta and briefly clashed with police on Friday, the biggest attempt to enter across the heavily guarded barrier in a..
Reuters - Published

Over 150 migrants storm through Spain's enclave fence

More than 150 migrants crossed the border fence at Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta early on Friday and at least six Spanish police officers suffered minor injuries as they tried to stop them, a..
Reuters - Published

Tunisia's Essebsi, leading figure in shift to democracy, dies at 92

Tunisia’s 92-year-old president, Beji Caid Essebsi, who helped guide the North African country's transition to democracy after a 2011 revolution, has died, the presidency said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

UK to resettle 5,000 more refugees in expanded scheme

Government extends scheme beyond 2020 into countries outside Middle East and North Africa
Independent - Published

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