APRNEWS - In early April, protesters forced the departure of Omar al Bashir after 30 years as ruler of Sudan. Bashir was in fact toppled by his own military after almost five months of protests triggered by a rise in food prices, but which later grew into a movement denouncing Bashir’s corrupt, brutal rule.
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APRNEWS - Sudanese protest leaders Wednesday mounted pressure on the country's military council by calling for a million people to march to demand power be handed over to a civilian administration.
APRNEWS - African leaders are meeting in Egypt on Tuesday where they will address developments in Sudan and Libya, in the first emergency summits since the two nations were rocked by popular protests and an invasion on the capital respectively.
In Sudan, protests that started in December last year continue even after the military toppled president Omar al-Bashir.
APRNEWS - Macron seals deals worth $2.26 billion in Kenya
French president Emmanuel Macron, who was travelling with a business delegation in Kenya, witnessed the signing of infrastructure contracts worth more than 2 billion euros ($2.26 billion) on Thursday.
APRNEWS - Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmajo” arrived in Ethiopia on Monday (March 5) on an official visit.
He was received at the Bole International Airport by hist host Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Both leaders are expected to hold talks on bilateral and regional issues.
APRNEWS - Government assures situation under control, four soldiers picked
The Gabonese government spokesperson confirmed to Reuters and French channel, RFI, that the attempted coup had been brought under control.
APRNEWS - The first joint Africa-Arab States Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction has agreed to step up action on reducing disaster losses and work together in the face of common challenges.
APRNEWS - Separatists in Cameroon countered the death toll figures given by the government, following heavy fighting between the army and rebels on Wednesday.
The conflict between Anglophone separatists who want to create an independent state called Ambazonia and government forces has killed hundreds since last year and emerged as Biya’s greatest security problem in nearly four decades in power.
APRNEWS - Ethiopia’s new president, Sahle-Work Zewde has joined the ranks of African women that are leading history as pioneers and leaders in male-dominated spheres like politics.
APRNEWS - Even before Ethiopia’s parliament approved Sahle-Work Zewde as the country’s new president on Thursday, the veteran diplomat had been receiving congratulatory messages on social media.
Sahle-Work is at present U.N. under secretary general and special representative of the secretary general to the African Union.