Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir closes 13 diplomatic missions to cut government spending, revive ailing economy

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir attends the opening of the Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government during the 30th annual African Union summit in Addis Ababa on January 28, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has ordered the closure of 13 overseas diplomatic missions as part of measures to reduce […]

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Protesters in Madagascar demand President Hery Rajaonarimampianina resignation, as anti-govt. rallies continue

Madagascar opposition deputies take part in a fifth straight day of anti-government protests in Antananarivo on April 25, 2018, calling for President Hery Rajaonarimampianina to step down. (Photo by AFP) More than 1,000 anti-government activists have rallied in Madagascar’s capital for an eighth consecutive day, demanding the resignation of the president. The protesters gathered at […]

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Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir sacks foreign minister – state news agency

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir delivers a speech to the members of the parliamentary body of the ruling National Congress Party on April 2, 2018 in the capital Khartoum. (AFP) Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has issued a presidential decree relieving Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour of his position, state news agency SUNA reported on Thursday. The news agency did not provide any further details or say who would be appointed […]

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Senegal protest against proposed election law turns violent

Senegalese policemen patrol during anti-government demonstrations in Dakar on April 19, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Police in Senegal have clashed with people protesting against a proposed law that would demand more strict requirements for presidential election candidates. Protesters in Senegal’s capital Dakar were confronted by tear gas on Thursday as police arrested several key opposition […]

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