Bashir now faces death over 1989 coup that brought him to power

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Former Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir addresses a military parade. He faces a possible death sentence over his role in the 1989 coup that removed the democratically elected government of Sadid al-Mahdi from power. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP By East African Deposed Sudan President Omar al Bashir, already on trial over economic […]

Fired Zimbabwe state doctors reject offer to return to work

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Elderly men wait for medicines at a pharmacy at Parirenyatwa hospital in Harare September 9, 2019. Zimbabwe’s institutions reflect their country’s decay under Robert Mugabe than the once-vaunted public hospitals, now deteriorated, under-equipped and failing. PHOTO | JEKESAI NJIKIZANA | AFP In Summary The doctors went on strike on September 3 to protest against poor […]

In East and Central Africa, Rwanda Is Easiest To Access For Other Africans

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The African Development Bank said Monday that many countries still maintain unnecessary visa restrictions which are impeding the pace of integration. In its latest visa openness index released in Johannesburg on the sidelines of the Africa Investment Forum, the Bank says few Africans can cross freely to another, but did not condemn any particular nation. […]

Zimbabwe bans questions from opposition MPs

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By AGENCIES Zimbabwe’s opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa. Courtesy photo Zimbabwe’s parliament has banned opposition legislators from posing questions to ministers until their party recognises President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory in last year’s elections. The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by Nelson Chamisa rejected President Mnangagwa’s narrow presidential election win citing alleged massive vote rigging. Mr […]

Darfur victims say for sake of peace Bashir must face ICC

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Bashir, who denies the ICC charges, was ousted by the army in April after months of nationwide protests against his ironfisted rule of three decades. AFP PHOTO By AFP For Jamal Ibrahim, whose sisters were raped by militiamen in Darfur, only the handover of Sudan’s ousted dictator Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court can […]