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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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1,500 flee homes in South Africa amid xenophobic violence:UN

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A man gestures as he disembarks from a plane as a first group of Nigerians repatriated from South Africa following xenophobic violence arrives in Lagos, on September 11, 2019. AFP PHOTO At least 1,500 foreign nationals have been forced to flee their homes in South Africa amid a surge in deadly xenophobic violence in the […]

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Fire in Liberia religious school kills dozens of children

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Men lay bodies on plastic sheeting as they are prepared for burial in Paynesville on Wednesday [Carielle Doe/AFP] Dozens of children were killed after a fire broke out at their religious school in Liberia on Wednesday. The blaze started about midnight and gutted a dormitory and school building where students slept in Paynesville, on the […]

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South Africa; all these point to failed leadership

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Protesters take part in a march against gender based violence and in solidarity with women who have been subject to violence and in memory of those who have been killed, at the North Beach in Durban, on September 7, 2019. PHOTO | RAJESH JANTILAL | AFP As South Africa in the past few days descended […]

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Five killed in attacks on foreigners in South Africa

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Five people have been killed in xenophobic attacks in South Africa police said, as President Cyril Ramaphosa vowed to clamp down on what he described as “acts of wanton violence” and the African Union and Nigeria sounded the alarm. Police fired rubber bullets and arrested 189 people in the township of Alexandra on Tuesday, a […]

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PM Hamdok seeks to remove Sudan from US terror list

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Human Rights Hamdok called for drastically reducing military spending from 80 percent of the state budget [Marwan Ali/EPA] Sudan’s new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has said that he has talked to US officials about removing Sudan from Washington’s list of countries sponsoring terrorism. The news comes just days after Hamdok took charge of the country’s […]