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Sudanese Professional Groups Call for Rallies Across Country

CAIRO Sudanese professional and opposition groups called for protests in 12 cities including the capital Khartoum on Thursday, with hundreds marching toward the presidential palace to deliver a written request that President Omar al-Bashir step down.

The protests are part …

Anguished Families Identify Victims After Kenya Hotel Attack

NAIROBI, KENYA Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced that a 19-hour siege on the DusitD2 hotel and office complex in Nairobi is over, but the Kenyan Red Cross said Wednesday that dozens of people are still missing.

“The security operation …

Jubilation Among Gbagbo Supporters, but Rights Groups Lament Justice not Served

PARIS In a stunning decision Tuesday, the International Criminal Court acquitted former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo of war crimes charges. The ruling amounts to another major setback for ICC prosecutors in the first case against a former head of state …

UN ENVOY VISITS SOUTHERN LIBYA FOR THE FIRST TIME

TRIPOLI, UN Special Envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, on Sunday, visited southern Libya for the first time, since taking office in July, 2017, where he met with tribal elders, academics and local activists.

Salame confirmed that the UN Support Mission …

Chad, CAR Threaten to Abandon Cameroon Port, Blame Corruption

DOUALA, CAMEROON Landlocked Chad and the Central African Republic have dispatched senior customs officials to Cameroon to look into allegations of corruption in the Atlantic Coast port of Douala.

At the port, heavy equipment is excavating and relocating huge quantities …

TUNISIAN PRESIDENT PARDONS HUNDREDS OF PRISONERS OVER EIGHTH REVOLUTION ANNIVERSARY

TUNIS, Tunisia, Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi, on Friday granted clemency, for hundreds of prisoners, over the eighth anniversary of the 2011 revolution, a presidency statement said.

According to a report, presented by Minister of Justice, Mohamed Karim al-Jamousi to …