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Kenya, Ethiopia seek to burry hatchets with peace meet

Conference to seek ways of boosting dialogue between communities to achieve sustainable peace in Moyale border region Ethiopia – Officials from Kenya and Ethiopia convened Wednesday in a regional meeting to find and sustain a peace at the Moyale border area — a fragile stage to many deadly conflicts. The meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s

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Toppled Bashir moved from residence to Khartoum’s Kobar prison: relatives

Photo Reuters Deposed ex-Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been moved to Khartoum’s grim high-security Kobar prison from the presidential residence, family sources said on Wednesday, and transitional military rulers announced steps to crack down on corruption. Sudan’s military ousted Bashir after weeks of mass protests that climaxed in a sit-in outside the Defense Ministry compound.

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Uganda offers Sudan’s Bashir asylum

Uganda said Tuesday it is willing to offer asylum to deposed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and his family should he request it.”If Bashir or members of his family apply for asylum, their applications can be considered by the president,” said Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Okello Oryem. He said Bashir worked a lot for

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Late night shelling in Tripoli as Europe, Gulf divided over Haftar’s push

Photo Reuters Shelling could be heard late on Tuesday in several parts of the Libyan capital Tripoli as Europe and the Gulf were divided over a push by eastern forces commander Khalifa Haftar to seize the city. Nearly two weeks into its assault, the veteran general’s eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) is stuck in the

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African Union urges civilian rule in Sudan

Bloc threatens Sudan with suspension if civilian rule not established in 15 days The African Union (AU) on Monday urged the leaders of Sudan’s interim military council to handover political power to an elected civilian administration or face automatic suspension. Speaking to reporters at the end of the bloc’s Peace and Security Council meeting, Nigeria’s

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Egypt parliament to vote Tuesday on constitutional changes – speaker

Photo Reuters Egypt’s parliament will vote on Tuesday on constitutional amendments including an extension to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s current four-year-term, its speaker, Ali Abdelaal, said on Sunday. Proposed constitutional amendments had previously suggested that Sisi would be allowed to seek two new six-year terms after his current one expires in 2022. But according to

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Pelosi calls on Trump to take down his tweet of Omar video

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Sunday that she has taken steps to ensure the safety of Rep. Ilhan Omar following President Donald Trump’s retweet of a video that purports to show the Minnesota Democrat being dismissive of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The California Democrat also called on Trump to take down

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Arab Spring comes later in Sudan and Algeria

Photo Reuters The armed forces of Algeria and Sudan, which pushed out the long-serving rulers of those countries after mass protests, are following a script that has failed millions of Arabs since the 2011 uprisings. Those “Arab Spring” upheavals raised hopes of political and economic reforms in countries such as Egypt, where the army watched

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New Sudanese transitional leader pledges large reforms

In televised address, Abdel Fattah Burhan promises talks with opposition, in invitation later apparently accepted Days after the ouster of Sudan’s longtime leader, the new head of the country’s transitional military council on Saturday pledged large-scale political and economic reforms. In a televised address, Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah Burhan announced the lifting of the state

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After Sudan’s Bashir, Algeria’s Bouteflika and Zimbabwe’s Mugabe, Who’s Next?

There are more Sudan-like government topple coming soon to hit Africa’s sit-tight leaders. Just that this time, they’ll get more than they bargained for and even Omar Al-Bashir will tag himself as lucky. The power to alter and remove any government which fails to implement the guiding principles of democratic ideals ultimately lies with the

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