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Sudan’s Bashir transferred to prison

Ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has been transferred to a Khartoum prison following his toppling by the army last week, a source from his family told AFP on Wednesday. “Last night, Bashir was transferred to Kober prison in Khartoum,” the source said without revealing his name for security reasons. Bashir was ousted by the army […]

Sudan protesters move to protect Khartoum sit-in

Sudanese protesters moved to block an attempt on Monday to break up a sit-in outside the Defence Ministry, where demonstrators have been pushing for a quick transition to civilian rule after President Omar al-Bashir was ousted, a Reuters witness said. Troops had gathered on three sides of the sit-in and tractors were preparing to remove […]

Fall of Sudan’s strongman sends signals to Cameroon, Uganda, others

The fall of Sudan’s strongman Omar Al-Bashir yesterday elicited reactions from the global community with Mali’s Prime Minister Moussa Mara saying his “departure” shares the same principle with that of Algeria’s 82-year-old Abdelaziz Bouteflika who resigned as president following weeks of protest by citizens. Mara, in a statement issued in response to an enquiry by […]

Sudan’s Bashir stepped down – Government sources say

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has stepped down and consultations are under way to set up a transitional council to run the country, government sources and a provincial minister said on Thursday. The minister of production and economic resources in North Darfur Adel Mahjoub Hussein told the Dubai-based al-Hadath TV that “there are consultations to form […]

Zuma denies report he hid Gaddafi’s $30m in South African home

Former South African President, Jacob Zuma, on Tuesday, denied hiding some $30 million belonging to the late Libyan leader, Moamer Gaddafi, in his mansion. “Sigh! I owe millions in legal fees… I now hear that I have been keeping money belonging to my late brother Gaddafi,’’ tweeted Zuma, who is embroiled in numerous corruption scandals. […]

Congo president turned down predecessor’s PM pick -sources

Former Congolese President Joseph Kabila wanted his successor, Felix Tshisekedi, to appoint Albert Yuma, a Kabila ally and chairman of state mining company Gecamines, as prime minister, but Tshisekedi refused, sources familiar with the matter said. Yuma backed a new mining code adopted last year under Kabila that raised taxes on companies operating in Democratic […]

Libyan death toll rises as battle for Tripoli intensifies

Eastern Libyan forces sought to reach the centre of Tripoli on Monday after their easy advance through desert hit a trickier urban phase, with deaths and displacements mounting and the West aghast at the threat to its peace plan. Renewed civil war in Libya, splintered into areas of factional control since the 2011 overthrow of […]

Sudan army deploys as protesters keep pressure on Bashir

Sudan’s army deployed around its Khartoum headquarters Monday as thousands of protesters urging the military to join calls for leader Omar al-Bashir’s resignation defied tear gas to demonstrate for the third day, witnesses said. Since protests erupted across Sudan in December agents of the powerful National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) and riot police have […]

Algeria’s caretaker rulers face unrelenting demands for wider change after Bouteflika quits

Algeria’s caretaker government faces the prospect of unrelenting popular demands for the removal of a sclerotic ruling elite and wholesale reforms after ailing 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika quit in the face of mass protests. “We want a president who understands what we want,” 25-year old Bouzid Abdoun, an engineer at state-owned energy concern Sonelgaz told […]

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