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Sudan's top general sworn in as leader of new ruling body

Sudan's top general sworn in as leader of new ruling body Wed, 21 Aug, 2019

Sudan's top general was sworn in as the leader of a joint military-civilian body created to rule Sudan during a three-year transition period toward democratic elections.
Sudanese celebrate transition to civilian rule

Sudanese celebrate transition to civilian rule Sat, 17 Aug, 2019

Sudan was poised  to celebrate a historic deal between generals and protest leaders for a transition to civilian rule, which many hope will bring increased freedom and prosperity.
Two Ebola drugs found to increase survival rates

Two Ebola drugs found to increase survival rates Tue, 13 Aug, 2019

Scientists were a step closer to an effective treatment for Ebola after two drugs in a clinical trial were found to significantly boost survival rates, the US health authority co-funding the research.
UN urges rival Libya forces to agree humanitarian truce

UN urges rival Libya forces to agree humanitarian truce Fri, 09 Aug, 2019

The United Nations has called on forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government and a rival administration to commit to a humanitarian truce by midnight.
Sudan generals, protest leaders agree on constitutional declaration

Sudan generals, protest leaders agree on constitutional declaration Sat, 03 Aug, 2019

Sudan's ruling generals and protest leaders reached a "full agreement" on the constitutional declaration, the African Union said, paving the way for transitioning to civilian rule.
2nd person dies from Ebola in Congo's city of Goma

2nd person dies from Ebola in Congo's city of Goma Thu, 01 Aug, 2019

A second person died  of Ebola in Congo's major crossroads city of Goma, again raising fears the virus could spread beyond the country's borders as the outbreak enters a second year.
Sudan talks cancelled as army ruler condemns teenagers' killing

Sudan talks cancelled as army ruler condemns teenagers' killing Tue, 30 Jul, 2019

Sudanese protest leaders cancelled planned talks with the country's ruling generals as they visited a town where five teenaged protesters were shot dead.
Sudan's army chief among several arrested in new coup plot

Sudan's army chief among several arrested in new coup plot Wed, 24 Jul, 2019

Sudan's army chief was among several people arrested in a coup plot, the country's military said, shortly after reports emerged of at least a dozen high-ranking army officers and Islamists being taken into custody in the conspiracy.

Six dead and Mogadishu mayor wounded in blast at his office

Six dead and Mogadishu mayor wounded in blast at his office Wed, 24 Jul, 2019

Six people were killed and the mayor of Mogadishu wounded in a bombing at the mayoral offices in the Somali capital, the government said, in an attack claimed by Al-Shabaab jihadists.
Hundreds of militia fighters disarm in Central Africa peace plan

Hundreds of militia fighters disarm in Central Africa peace plan Wed, 17 Jul, 2019

 Hundreds of fighters from several militia groups in conflict-torn Central African Republic have laid down their weapons, the United Nations said, as the impoverished country struggles to end bloodshed among armed groups that control vast swathes of territory.
Sudan's military council, opposition coalition sign political accord

Sudan's military council, opposition coalition sign political accord Wed, 17 Jul, 2019

Sudan's ruling military council and an opposition alliance signed a political accord as part of a power-sharing deal aimed at leading the country to democracy following three decades of autocratic rule.
Hunger on the rise worldwide as 821 million affected, says UN

Hunger on the rise worldwide as 821 million affected, says UN Mon, 15 Jul, 2019

 More than 821 million people suffered from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition worldwide last year, the United Nations reported -- the third year in a row that the number has risen.

Sudan activists call for 'justice' for killed protesters Sun, 14 Jul, 2019

— Tens of thousands of Sudanese flooded the streets of the capital of Khartoum and other cities to mark the 40th day since the deadly dispersal of a protest sit-in, and a protest leader said a planned a meeting with the country's ruling generals to sign a power-sharing deal was postponed until Sunday.
UN hails Africa free trade area as 'bridge to peace'

UN hails Africa free trade area as 'bridge to peace' Tue, 09 Jul, 2019

The United Nations hailed a landmark Africa-wide free trade area accord launched at the weekend as a bridge towards peace on the continent.
Mali PM vows heightened security in restive central region

Mali PM vows heightened security in restive central region Mon, 08 Jul, 2019

Mali Prime Minister Boubou Cisse ended a five-day tour of the restive central region where he has vowed to beef up security, days after the UN humanitarian coordinator decried the "drastic toll" from violence there.
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