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

September 21, 2019

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

September 19, 2019

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

September 11, 2019

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

September 4, 2019

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

August 26, 2019

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 […]

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DR Congo announces new government seven months after President is inaugurated

August 26, 2019

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. […]

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Bashir defence asks Sudan court for bail release

August 24, 2019

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

August 21, 2019

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’

August 19, 2019

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

August 18, 2019

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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