DR Congo announces new government seven months after President is inaugurated

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Sworn-in. DR Congo’s newly inaugurated president Felix Tshisekedi raises an official plaque of the presidency after he took an oath of office in Kinshasa on January 24, 2019. AFP PHOTO The Democratic Republic of Congo announced a coalition government Monday, seven months after the inauguration of new President Felix Tshisekedi. “The government is finally here. […]

Sudan’s ex-president al-Bashir ‘received $90m from Saudi Arabia’

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Sudan’s deposed ruler Omar al-Bashir sits in a defendant’s cage during the opening of his corruption trial in Khartoum [Ebrahim Hamid/AFP] Omar al-Bashir received millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, a police investigator has told a court in Sudan’s capital at the start of the former president’s corruption trial months after he was toppled by […]

Sudan military and opposition finally sign power-sharing deal

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Deputy Chairman of the Sudanese Transitional Military Council, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, and Sudan’s opposition alliance coalition’s leader Ahmad al-Rabiah, sign a power sharing deal, as Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed witnesses, in Khartoum, Sudan, August 17, 2019. REUTERS/Nureldin Mohamed Abdallah Sudan’s main opposition coalition and the ruling military council on Saturday signed a final power-sharing […]

Ethiopians abandoned after deportation from Saudi Arabia

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Ethiopian immigrants returning from Saudi Arabia arrive at Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport on December 10, 2013. Ethiopian migrants who braved death-defying land and sea journeys to find work in Saudi Arabia are being deported en masse with nothing but the clothes on their backs, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. A report based on interviews […]

Robert Mugabe still in Singapore hospital since April

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Robert Mugabe Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe remains hospitalised in Singapore where he has been receiving medical care for four months, his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Monday. Mnangagwa said in a statement that the 95-year-old Mugabe has been receiving medical care for an undisclosed ailment, and is responding well to treatment. “Founding president […]

Sudan military, opposition sign constitutional declaration

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Sudan military rulers and the main opposition coalition initialed a constitutional declaration on Sunday, paving the way for a transitional government following the overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir. The two sides reached agreement on Saturday on the shape of a transitional government in lengthy negotiations since Bashir’s overthrow by the army in April. The […]