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A coalition of 25 Sudanese and African civil society entities have petitioned the African Union over the militarization of public space, increase in sexual violence cases and intimidation in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum. The group, in a July 8 release, said during the 3 June massacres that took place in Khartoum, the Sudan Doctors’ committee documented […]Continue Reading
Tunisia has been under state of emergency since 2015 following three terrorist attacks; two in capital Tunis and one the resort city of Sousse killed at least 70 people most of whom were foreign tourists. The state of emergency grants security forces exceptional power including ban on all gatherings, raids on public or private places […]Continue Reading
Diplomatic relations between the two countries had not been good under Sudan’s long-time leader Omar al-Bashir, who was ousted earlier this year. There has been intensive shuttle diplomacy between Khartoum and Asmara in the last few weeks, however, Eritrea expressed strong support for the Transitional Military Council. Khartoum and Asmara governments held a discussion on Continue Reading
After four years of talks, an agreement to form a 55-nation trade bloc was reached in March, paving the way for Sunday’s African Union summit in Niger where Ghana was announced as the host of the trade zone’s future headquarters and discussions were held on how exactly the bloc will operate. African leaders launched a […]Continue Reading
With the unrelenting trade war between the US and China, every other country is wary of how its economy could be affected by the scuffle between the two economic giants. Asserting that it was born out of jealousy, the president of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa, however, said that South Africa cannot allow its economy to […]Continue Reading
China regrets Iran’s decision to boost uranium enrichment above a cap set in a landmark 2015 nuclear deal, its foreign ministry said on Monday, reiterating that the standoff needed to be resolved diplomatically. At a daily briefing, ministry spokesman Geng Shuang also reiterated that China called on all sides involved to exercise restraint.Continue Reading
According to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), at least seven children were killed in an airstrike against displaced civilians on Saturday on the village of Mhambel, in the outskirts of Idlib, in northwest Syria. News reports state that over 20 civilians were killed in this attack led by Government forces using missiles and barrel bombs. […]Continue Reading
The Polisario has long indoctrinated children and took them to indoctrination camps where they have been trained to become soldiers against their will in a blatant human rights violation. This breach of the rights of children to education and healthy development was denounced once again in Geneva before the international community which is asked more […]Continue Reading
For almost the umpteenth time now, the global financial body, the World Bank is raising the red flag over the high cost at which Kenya and other African countries are borrowing commercial loans. It warns of severe consequences with future repayment difficulties if the borrowed money is not invested in productive projects. World Bank Vice-President […]Continue Reading
The United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, is appealing to Eritrea not to close the country’s only refugee camp, which will affect largely Somali inhabitants. Reports indicate that Umkulu refugee camp had seen hundreds of refugees abandon it in recent weeks, amidst reports that local authorities had asked residents to leave. “We call on the Eritrean […]Continue Reading
The African Union and Ethiopian mediators, in the early hours of Friday, announced an agreement between the opposition and military junta that would lead to the formation of a transitional authority of three years. The Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) have reached agreement on all the disputed issues […]Continue Reading
Gas production potential bodes well for both Mauritania and Senegal after 30 meters of net gas pay was found in the greater Tortue Ahmeyim offshore project on the border between the two West African nations. The finding was made by Dallas-based operator Kosmos Energy, which has a joint-venture with BP in the area as well […]Continue Reading
The Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS), which comprises of 15 regional member states, on Saturday, June 29 adopted a single currency named Eco that is expected to be launched within the next one year. According to several local media reports, there was “a real firm political will” that prompted the region to hurriedly […]Continue Reading
Iran has closed off any diplomatic ties with the U.S following the new sanctions against Iran’s supreme leader and foreign minister Khamenei, blaming the United States for abandoning the only route to peace just days after the two foes came within minutes of conflict. U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order imposing sanctions on […]Continue Reading
The first stage of U.S. President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan will be launched in Bahrain today, Tuesday 25th June 2019 at a conference the White House touts as a bid to drum up $50 billion in investment but which Palestinians deride as an “economy first” approach doomed to fail. The two-day international meeting, […]Continue Reading
China is ready to negotiate a trade deal with the six-nation East Africa Community (EAC) to address Kenya’s complaints about a huge trade imbalance in favour of the Asian economic giant, China’s ambassador to Nairobi, Wu Peng told Reuters. According to Kenyan officials, the government was not ready to discuss a free trade agreement since […]Continue Reading
Zimbabwe has become the latest Southern African nation to take on elephant conservationists, by demanding it is allowed to sell its stockpile of ivory to raise money for conservation. Wildlife authorities in the cash-strapped nation estimate the country’s decades-old hoard of ivory is worth around $300 million, which they say would help plug funding gaps […]Continue Reading