AFRICAN UNION TO DISCUSS SUDAN REPORT IN TWO WEEKS: ENVOY

African Union’s envoy to Sudan Mohamed al-Hassan Lebatt has said that a report on the country’s transition period will be presented in two weeks. The envoy said adequate measures will be taken after studying the report. Mohamed al-Hassan Lebatt expressed optimism for the success of talks between protest leaders and military rulers. Meanwhile, Sudan’s military […]

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YEMEN: EIGHT AFRICAN MIGRANTS DIE OF CHOLERA IN MAKESHIFT CAMPS

At least eight African migrants have died of cholera in makeshift camps in southern district of Lahj. United Nations has warned that thousands of migrants are still living under inhumane conditions.  Yemen has descended into chaos in the past four years of conflict. The International Organization for Migration said that the victims were mostly Ethiopians, […]

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AFRICAN LEADERS GIVE SUDAN’S MILITARY 3 MONTHS FOR REFORMS

African leaders have given Sudan’s ruling military council a three months to implement democratic reforms. This was agreed at a summit hosted by Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in Cairo. Speaking at the summit, Sisi said that the meeting has agreed on installing comprehensive democratic system in Sudan. Last week, African Union had set a 15-day […]

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EGYPTIAN PARLIAMENT VOTES TO EXTEND SISI’S RULE

The parliament has approved constitutional amendments to prolong the rule of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi up to 2030. The amendments will allow President Sisi to extend his current term by two years and stand for another six-year mandate. Egypt’s MPs also backed other constitutional changes that includes granting President Sisi more control over the judiciary. […]

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AFRICAN UNION GIVES 15-DAY DEADLINE FOR CIVIL RULE IN SUDAN

The African Union has threatened to revoke Sudan’s membership unless civil rule is established. The union has given Sudan a 15-days deadline for complete transfer of power to a civilian government. The union said that it rejects the military’s plan to lead the transition for two years. The US has also said that it will […]

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SUDANESE PROTESTERS DEMAND TRANSITIONAL MILITARY COUNCIL DISSOLUTION

Sudanese Protesters have demanded the dissolution of the Transitional Military Council. The demonstrators have called for a new interim civilian ruling council to be formed. Demonstrators have rejected any role of the military in the government. Despite the 30-year rule of President Omar Al Bashir brought to an end, the Sudanese protesters continue their demonstrations. […]

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AFRICAN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA PACT GETS CRUCIAL RATIFICATION

The African Continental Free Trade Area agreement has achieved the minimum signatories to allow the landmark trade pact to become operational. Gambia’s parliament approved the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement, becoming the 22nd nation that has ratified the agreement. After Gambia’s ratification, African Union’s Commissioner for Trade and Industry Albert Muchanga, in a tweet, said […]

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IDAI IS WORST WEATHER-RELATED DISASTER IN SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE: UN

Governments in southeast Africa have said that the number of people confirmed killed by Cyclone Idai has risen to nearly 550. Nine days after Cyclone Idai struck, rescue workers are still struggling to reach its victims across southeast Africa. Idai sliced through Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi at speeds of up to 170 kilometres per hour, […]

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CYCLONE IDAI: DEATH TOLL ‘COULD EXCEED 1000’

Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi has said that Cyclone Idai may have killed more than a thousand people in the southeast African country. At least 215 people have been confirmed dead and hundreds are missing across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe from Tropical Cyclone Idai, according to government agencies and the Red Cross, which said 1.5 million people had […]

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