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Bashir defence asks Sudan court for bail release

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Sudan’s deposed military ruler Omar al-Bashir sits in a defendant’s cage during his corruption trial in Khartoum on August 24, 2019. Bashir appeared in court for the second hearing of his corruption trial, during which his defence asked for his release on bail. AFP photo Sudan’s deposed military ruler Omar al-Bashir appeared in court Saturday […]

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Sudan’s top general sworn in as leader of new ruling body

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FILE – In this June 29, 2019 file photo, Sudanese Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of the military council, waves to his supporters upon his arrival to attend a military-backed rally, in Omdurman district, west of Khartoum, Sudan. On Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, Burhan was sworn in as the leader of a joint military-civilian body, which […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Malawi court sentences three to death over albino killing

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A Malawi court has convicted and sentenced two men and a woman to death for killing a person with albinism, a judiciary official said on Wednesday. Malawi has since late 2014 seen a surge in attacks on people with albinism, whose body parts are often used in witchcraft rituals to bring wealth and luck. The […]

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Nearly 100 candidates in race to become Tunisia president

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Prime Minister Youssef Chahed By AFP Nearly 100 people including the prime minister have thrown their hats into the ring to become Tunisia’s next president, with a last minute rush to meet Friday’s registration deadline. A total of 98 presidential hopefuls submitted their paperwork by the official 6:00 pm (1700 GMT) deadline, the country’s electoral […]

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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 […]

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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 […]