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Nile dam mediator S. Africa urges talks to continue
Johannesburg, South Africa, Aug 6 – South Africa, current mediator in a long-running feud over Ethiopia’s dam on the Blue Nile, on Thursday urged talks to continue despite threats of suspension and walkout.
Egypt on Tuesday called for a halt in the talks while Sudan threatened to...
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Darfur attacks seek to derail Sudan’s fragile transition: analysts
Khartoum, Sudan, Jul 28 – A new bout of deadly violence in Sudan’s ravaged Darfur region is an attempt to sabotage the country’s fragile transition since last year’s ouster of strongman President Omar al-Bashir, analysts say.
It threatens to derail Khartoum’s renewed efforts to s...
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Fresh killings in Darfur as Sudan prepares to send troops
Khartoum, Sudan, Jul 27 – UN officials reported a fresh massacre of more than 60 people in Sudan’s West Darfur, as the country’s prime minister promised fresh troops for the conflict-stricken region.
Attackers targeted members of the local Masalit community, looting and burning h...
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Sudan’s ousted strongman Bashir goes on trial over ’89 coup
Khartoum, Sudan, Jul 21 – Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir, ousted amid a popular pro-democracy uprising last year, went on trial Tuesday over the military coup that brought him to power more than three decades ago.
Bashir, 76, could face the death penalty if convicted ove...
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President Kenyatta commends progress in South Sudan peace process
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 14 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has commended parties to the South Sudan peace process for the progress achieved in recent months despite the health and economic difficulties posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The President underscored the setting up of the executi...
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Could Malawi’s historic re-run election inspire Africa?
Blantyre, Malawi, Jul 5 – The opposition triumph in Malawi’s recent landmark election re-run after last year’s fraudulent polls were overturned could spur similar democratic change across the continent, analysts and historians say.
Lazarus Chakwera of the Malawi Congress Party co...
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