Muslim Brotherhood: no to draft constitution

EWN’s Africa correspondent Jean-Jacques Cornish reports on the day’s top African news

FILE: Mohammed Morsi supporters and Muslim Brotherhood gesture towards supporters of Egyptian Army and chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sissi outside the high court on the day of Morsi's trial on 4 November, 2013 in Cairo. Picture: AFP.

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD REJECTS DRAFT CONSTITUTION

The Muslim Brotherhood has rejected Egypt's draft constitution stating the military who committed this year's coup were undermining democracy.

The draft constitution was drawn up by a panel of 50 people and maintains some of the military's power as well as committing to a presidential election.

It was approved by a constituent assembly on Sunday.

The Brotherhood claim the constitution distorts the "legitimate" one adopted under the ousted president Mohamed Morsi in 2012.

SOMALI PM REMOVED FROM PARLIAMENT

The Somali Prime Minister has been defeated in a parliamentary vote of no-confidence.

Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon had called for the resignation of President Hassan Sheik Mohamud in what had become a constitutional dispute between the two.

Shirdon was defeated in parliament on Monday after 184 out of 249 parliamentarians issued a vote of no-confidence in him.

It is feared that this will hinder Somalia's process to rebuilding the country.

BOKO HARAM STAGES LARGE-SCALE ATTACK

Terrorist group Boko Haram has staged a large-scale attack on an air force base.

The insurgents attacked the Maiduguri air force base in the north-eastern Nigerian state of Borno.

Two helicopters and three military aircraft were destroyed in the attack.

The state is now under a state of emergency and a 24-hour curfew has been imposed.

The attack by Boko Haram is one of its largest and is a setback for the Nigerian military who had launched an offensive to eliminate the terrorist group.