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Sudanese Call For Bread And Freedom

Sudanese Call For Bread And Freedom

For weeks, popular protests have rocked Sudan, with thousands of citizens coming out to decry the high cost of bread and call for the downfall of the regime of President Omar al-Bashir, who has been in power since 1989. Echoing the 2011 Arab Spring in neighbouring Libya and Egypt, demonstrations have spread across the country, […]

Failed Coup In Gabon – Government Arrests Soldiers

Failed Coup In Gabon – Government Arrests Soldiers

Most of the soldiers who seized the headquarters of national radio in Libreville have been arrested, according to a government spokesperson. He said another one is on the run, reportedly calling them a “group of jokers”. 9:00 am: The government spokesman announces that four of the mutineers have been arrested and one is on the […]

UN Calls Back Staff In Somalia In The Wake Of Al-Shabaab Attack & Haysom Expulsion

UN Calls Back Staff In Somalia In The Wake Of Al-Shabaab Attack & Haysom Expulsion

The United Nation has announced that it will reduce its staff in Somalia. “Following the mortar attack on the UN compound in Mogadishu on 1 January 2019, the Designated Official for Somalia has decided, as a precautionary measure, to limit the staffing footprint in Mogadishu for the immediate future” a letter signed by Clark Toes […]

#TweetYourThobe : Palestinian Women Celebrate Rep. Rashida Tlaib

#TweetYourThobe : Palestinian Women Celebrate Rep. Rashida Tlaib

As new Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) wore a thobe ― a traditional Palestinian dress ― to her swearing-in ceremony Thursday, women responded by tweeting photos of their own thobes in her honor. Tlaib made history as the first Palestinian-American congresswoman and one of the first Muslim women in Congress, along with fellow new Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). […]

South Sudan Welcomes Independence Day Amid Fresh Waves Of Protest

South Sudan  Welcomes Independence Day Amid Fresh Waves Of Protest

 Protests that began on December 19 against a rise in bread prices are continuing; over the weeks, demonstrations are increasingly focused on demands that Omar Al Bashir and his government be removed from power. Yesterday, the largest protest took place in El Managil locality in El Gezira where hundreds of people took to the streets […]

Congo Votes for Successor to Kabila in Long-Delayed Election

Congo Votes for Successor to Kabila in Long-Delayed Election

The Democratic Republic of Congo voted Sunday for a successor to long-serving President Joseph Kabila after a tense campaign the opposition said was marred by crackdowns and disruptions. Kabila’s handpicked successor, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, is running for the ruling coalition and faces strong challenges from opposition alliances headed by Felix Tshisekedi and Martin Fayulu. The […]

Putin Says ‘Invulnerable’ New Hypersonic Nuclear Missile Is Ready For Deployment

Putin Says ‘Invulnerable’ New Hypersonic Nuclear Missile Is Ready For Deployment

 Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw a test Wednesday of a new hypersonic glide vehicle, declaring that the weapon is impossible to intercept and will ensure Russia’s security for decades to come. Speaking to Russia’s top military brass after watching the live feed of the launch of the Avangard vehicle from the Defense Ministry’s control room, […]

Pakistan’s Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Sentenced To 7 Years For Corruption

Pakistan’s Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Sentenced To 7 Years For Corruption

 An anti-graft tribunal sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison for corruption on Monday, drawing criticism from his party, which said the decision was a “black spot” on the justice system. The verdict came after Sharif was removed from power last year over corruption allegations. Sharif, who was serving his third […]

Africans Have the Capacity To Change Our Continent – President Kagame

Africans Have the Capacity To Change Our Continent – President Kagame

 President Kagame said on Thursday that Africans have the capacities to change the continent from being a permanent recipient of the other’s generosity as he addressed members of the private sector in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The discussion on free trade and industrialisation was held on the second and the last of the two-day State visit […]

Tsunami Sweeps Indonesia Beach

Tsunami Sweeps Indonesia Beach

 During a busy holiday weekend, a tsunami apparently caused by the eruption of an island volcano killed more than 160 people around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, sending a wall of water crashing ashore and sweeping away people attending a beach concert along with hundreds of houses including hotels, the government and witnesses said. More than 700 […]