Daily Archives: January 28, 2019

Sudan’s Bashir Seeks Support Abroad as Protests Heat Up

NAIROBI As protests against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir continue, the embattled leader has made visits to Qatar and Egypt in what analysts say is an effort to get diplomatic support to bolster his government.

Speaking Sunday in Cairo, President Omar …

DR CONGO: UN FINDS 50 MASS GRAVES IN AREA HIT BY ETHNIC FIGHTING

KINSHASA, More than 50 mass graves were discovered by a joint UN and government fact-finding mission after ethnic violence in mid-December in a region of western Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN announced.

There are more than 50 mass graves …

After Election Upheaval, DRC Inaugurates New Parliament

KINSHASA The Democratic Republic of Congo’s parliament held its opening session Monday after a bitterly-fought election that ushered in a new opposition president but left the National Assembly dominated by supporters of former leader Joseph Kabila.

The session opened just …

After Election Upheaval, DRC Inaugurates New Parliament

KINSHASA The Democratic Republic of Congo’s parliament held its opening session Monday after a bitterly-fought election that ushered in a new opposition president but left the National Assembly dominated by supporters of former leader Joseph Kabila.

The session opened just …

SENEGAL: POLICE DISPERSE ELECTION PROTEST

DAKAR, Senegalese police blocked a planned opposition march in Dakar and fired tear gas at student protesters.

They were demonstrating against a new election rule and a Constitutional Court decision barring some opposition figures from running in the February presidential …

Malawi Looks to Cannabis to Supplement Lost Tobacco Earnings

LILONGWE, MALAWI Malawi is the latest African country to look at legalizing cannabis, the plant that produces hemp and marijuana, after similar moves in Lesotho, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. As Malawi’s tobacco industry, the country’s biggest foreign exchange earner, has …