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Sudan: Omar al-Bashir appoints new PM

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Wednesday appointed his first Vice President and long-time ally Hassan Saleh to the newly created post of Prime Minister. “The party leadership meeting chaired by President Bashir approved the nomination of Hassan Saleh as Prime Minister,” said ruling National Congress Party Deputy Leader Ibrahim Mahmoud. Saleh who is expected […]

Sudan Reacts to Trump’s Immigration Policy

Sudan’s foreign affairs ministry has summoned the United States’ envoy Steven Koutsis to protest against Donald Trump’s immigration Executive Order, temporarily banning people from seven countries, including Sudan, from entering the U.S. The seven Muslim-majority countries targeted by President Donald Trump in his executive order on immigration were initially identified as “countries of concern” under […]

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Libya: Over 200 Corpses of Terrorists Found in Rubble in Sirte

Libyan forces combatting under the Government of National Accord’s banner have discovered over 200 corpses of Islamic State group (IS) militants as forces clear the coastal city of remaining resistance after flashing out the militants. The Bunyan al-Marsous operation room Monday announced it took control of Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown 8 months after launching the takeover […]

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South Sudan: Kiir rejects amnesty for ‘violent’ Machar

South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir on Sunday said denouncing violence is the only way exiled vice-president and rebel leader Riek Machar will be granted amnesty. Former first vice-president, Riek Machar who fled the country in July has repeatedly called for an armed resistance following renewed clashes with forces loyal of Kiir. He is currently in […]

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UNMISS Boss Sacking: Kenya Withdraws all Troops

Kenya on Wednesday said it is shocked at the decision of the UN secretary-general to sack the Kenyan commander of the UN peacekeeping force in South Sudan, UNMISS. The Kenyan presidency condemned the decision to dismiss Lt. Gen. Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki as unfair and said it would withdraw its troops from the UN mission […]

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Somalia, Nigeria, S. Sudan Top CPJ’s 2016 Global Impunity Index

The 2016 Global Impunity Index released on Thursday by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) indicated that murder cases of 24 journalists in Somalia, five in South Sudan and five in Nigeria since 2006 have remained unsolved by these countries’ justice system. The New York-based rights organisation indicated that “Somalia’s use of military courts and […]

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Riek Machar in South Africa for Medical Treatments

South Sudan’s exiled rebel leader Riek Machar left Khartoum on Wednesday, for “medical examinations” in South Africa. The former rebel leader who lives in exile in Khartoum since July told reporters at Khartoum airport that he is going to South Africa for “further medical tests (…)” Hundreds died last in July – and tens of […]

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Ethiopia: Stampede Kills Dozens as Police Fires Teargas

Several people have been reportedly killed and many injured this weekend during a stampede as police dispersed a crowd at an annual cultural festival of the Oromo people, the nation’s largest ethnic group. Among the thousands of festival participants, a number of them marched chanting anti-government slogans with their arms crossed above their heads. Police […]

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Sudan: WBG Calls for ‘Diversification’ to Revive Ailing Economy

The World Bank Group (WBG) has urged the Sudanese government to accelerate macro-economic reforms and economic diversification including devaluing the Sudanese pound against the dollar, to achieve a stable growth. A shortage of foreign currency has seen the Sudanese pound depreciate against the dollar on the black market, reaching about 16 to the dollar in […]

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Ethiopian PM Says Rieck Machar is no More ‘Welcome’

The Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalgen said former South Sudan first vice president and rebel leader, Riek Machar is only welcome to the country on a temporary basis because Ethiopia will not entertain anyone leading an armed group. The Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalgen who was speaking to the US-based portal, Foreign Policy, said Machar who […]

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