Seven killed in crackdown on rallies in Sudan’s capital : Medics

17 January 2022, 8:00 PM
Organisers of anti-military rallies in Sudan's capital Khartoum announced an escalation of protests after security forces used gunfire and teargas on Monday to disperse demonstrations against a coup and medics said seven people had been killed.
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Tunisia’s Ennahda party says senior official detained 31 December 2021, 8:18 PM

Tunisian security forces have detained a senior official from the biggest party in the suspended parliament for the first time since President Kais Saied seized governing powers in July, the party said. The moderate Islamist Ennahda, which accuses Saied of a coup for freezing the parliament and accumulating powers, said plain clothes agents seized Noureddine […]

Impoverished Ethiopia seeks extra $2.5 bln to rebuild from war 31 December 2021, 11:20 AM

Ethiopia wants to pass a supplementary budget worth 122 billion birr ($2.5 billion) to help finance programmes to rebuild areas destroyed by war and provide humanitarian aid, the finance ministry said on Thursday.

Mali conference recommends election delay of up to five years 31 December 2021, 4:19 AM

A conference in Mali charged with recommending a timetable for democratic elections following a military coup said on Thursday that polls scheduled for February should delayed by between six months and five years in part because of security issues .

Six Nigerian, Niger troops killed by Islamic State, security forces say 31 December 2021, 3:55 AM

Six troops from Nigeria and Niger were killed by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) militants during an operation this month, a joint military force said on Thursday.

Four protesting against military rule in Sudan shot dead, doctors say 31 December 2021, 1:44 AM

Sudanese security forces shot dead four people during a crackdown on nationwide protests on Thursday, a doctors' committee said, as tens of thousands of people marched against military rule.

Sudanese security forces fire tear gas at protesters 30 December 2021, 5:35 PM

Sudanese security forces fired tear gas and stun grenades as tens of thousands of protesters opposed to military rule marched through Khartoum and the neighbouring cities of Omdurman and Bahri towards the presidential palace in the capital on Thursday.

Internet services disrupted in Sudanese capital ahead of protests: Reuters witnesses 30 December 2021, 12:57 PM

Internet services appeared to be disrupted in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Thursday ahead of planned protests, with a source from a telecoms company telling Reuters the order to shut down came from the Sudan National Telecommunications Corporation.

Motsoaledi welcomes decision by court to strike the ZEP matter off the roll 30 December 2021, 9:47 AM

Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi has welcomed the decision by the High Court in Pretoria to strike off the roll, an urgent application by Zimbabwe Exemption Permit or ZEP holders, for lack of urgency.

UN and partners urge feuding Somalia leaders to reduce tensions 30 December 2021, 6:50 AM

The United Nations and other countries are in talks with Somalia's prime minister and president to urge them to reduce tensions in their political feud that has fed fears of a military clash, officials said on Wednesday.

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes Crete, felt in Egyptian cities 29 December 2021, 7:43 PM

An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 struck Crete, Greece, on Wednesday, the country's Geodynamic Institute said.

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes Crete, felt in Egyptian cities 29 December 2021, 8:27 AM

An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 struck Crete, Greece, on Wednesday, the country's Geodynamic Institute said.

Gambia’s Supreme Court dismisses election result challenge 29 December 2021, 8:07 AM

Gambia's Supreme Court dismissed a legal challenge to President Adama Barrow's recent election victory on Tuesday, ruling that the petition had not followed proper procedure, court documents showed.

Kabila taking legal action against a newspaper over money laundering syndicate allegations 28 December 2021, 7:17 PM

The Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) former President, Joseph Kabila, is taking legal action against a Nambian newspaper after it alledged he was connected to a money laundering syndicate.

US supports Somali PM’s efforts for quick, credible vote 28 December 2021, 3:44 PM

The United States has said an attempt to suspend Somalia’s Prime Minister Mohammed Hussein Roble was alarming and that it supported his efforts for quick and credible elections. The US State Department African Affairs Bureau said in a tweet late on Monday that it was also prepared to act against those obstructing Somalia’s path to […]

Libyan parliament delays next move amid election chaos 28 December 2021, 4:01 AM

Libya's parliament on Monday postponed a vote on how to handle the fallout from delayed national elections after a chaotic session reflecting the political crisis over the fate of the peace process.

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed
Somalia’s PM accuses President of ‘coup attempt’ after powers suspended 27 December 2021, 6:04 PM

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Russia to keep helping Mali militarily despite Western criticism – RIA 27 December 2021, 11:32 AM

Russia will continue providing Mali with military assistance through state channels, the RIA news agency cited a senior Russian diplomat as saying on Monday, days after Bamako denied the presence of Russian mercenaries.

In under-vaccinated Congo, fourth COVID-19 wave fills hospitals 27 December 2021, 9:53 AM

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Somali President, PM trade accusations over delays to ongoing elections 27 December 2021, 4:29 AM

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Tutu was a marvel when it comes to standing up for human rights: Ian Khama 26 December 2021, 5:15 PM

Botswana’s former president Ian Khama has praised the late Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu for his efforts in standing up for human rights. Tutu died at his home in Cape Town at the age of 90. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his role in the struggle to abolish the apartheid system. […]

Bodies of drowned migrants wash up on Libyan shore 26 December 2021, 4:31 PM

 The bodies of more than a dozen migrants who drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe washed up on Libya's coastline late on Saturday, its interior ministry and the local Red Crescent said.

Sudan forces fire tear gas as protesters head to presidential palace 26 December 2021, 1:21 PM

Protesters opposed to military rule reached near the presidential palace in the Sudanese capital on Saturday for the second time in a week, television images showed, despite heavy tear gas and a communications blackout.

Two-day mourning period declared after 41 killed in Burkina Faso ambush 26 December 2021, 8:14 AM

A two-day mourning period has been declared after 41 people were killed in Burkina Faso earlier this week.

Nigerian president’s aide tests positive for coronavirus 26 December 2021, 4:45 AM

The Nigerian president’s top media aide Garba Shehu said on Saturday that he has tested positive for coronavirus and was in isolation.

Kenya to start giving COVID-19 booster shots 25 December 2021, 6:08 PM

 Kenya will offer COVID-19 booster shots to individuals six months after their initial shots, the health ministry said in a document published on Saturday, a day after the country logged its highest rate of positive COVID-19 tests.

Little cheer as high prices dampen Christmas in Nigeria 25 December 2021, 12:32 PM

At a crowded market in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, 27-year-old Blessing Abah negotiates the price of a turkey and other food items as she goes about her Christmas shopping, which she complains now costs more than ever before.

United Nations welcomes Ethiopia’s decision to withdraw forces in certain regions 25 December 2021, 11:54 AM

United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres has welcomed the government of Ethiopia's announcement, that the Ethiopian National Defense Force will pause fighting at its current positions.

Botswana’s tourism recovering from negative effect of travel bans 24 December 2021, 7:13 PM

Southern Africa's tourism industry took a massive hit at the end of last month after Botswana and South Africa alerted the world of the emergence of a new COVID-19 variant.

Tourism sector in Botswana recovering after crippling travel bans 24 December 2021, 1:19 PM

The tourism sector in Botswana is on the mend. This after the country was taken off the red list by the United Kingdom and some other countries.