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    IS declares Congo ‘Central African Province’

    Reuters. Goma | Updated at 12:24pm on April 19, 2019

    Islamic State claimed its first attack in Congo on Thursday, and declared it the ‘Central Africa Province’ of the ‘Caliphate,’ after two Congolese soldiers and...

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    Bashir moved to Khartoum prison amid doctors’ rally

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 12:00am on April 18, 2019

    Sudan’s military rulers have transferred ousted president Omar al-Bashir to prison, a family source said Wednesday, as doctors marched through the capital to join a...

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    More than 60,000 people flee Nicaragua crisis: UN

    Agence-France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on April 17, 2019

    More than 60,000 people have fled the crisis in Nicaragua over the past year, the UN said Tuesday, with neighbouring Costa Rica bearing the brunt...

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    Algeria’s top official resigns as students keep up protests

    Reuters . Algiers | Updated at 12:00am on April 17, 2019

    The chairman of Algeria’s Constitutional Council Tayib Belaiz quit his post on Tuesday, state news agency APS said, following calls for his resignation by pro-democracy...

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    Fear of army action as Sudan protesters toughen stand

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 12:00am on April 17, 2019

    Sudanese protesters have hardened their stand, demanding a transitional military council be scrapped and immediately replaced with civilian rule as Tuesday they refused to end...

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    Nearly 150 killed in battle for Tripoli: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 12:00am on April 16, 2019

    At least 147 people have been killed and 614 wounded in the offensive launched on April 4 by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar to take...

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    Sudan leaders face pressure for transfer to civilian rule

    Agence-France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 12:00am on April 16, 2019

    Sudan’s military rulers faced pressure from demonstrators and Western governments to hand power to a new civilian government Monday as activists warned of an attempt...

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    ‘Veteran’ soldier Burhan becomes Sudan’s new ruler

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 12:00am on April 14, 2019

    General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the second officer to be sworn in as Sudan’s new military ruler in consecutive days, is a ‘veteran soldier’ largely unknown...

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    Sudan protesters demand civilian govt

    Reuters . Khartoum | Updated at 11:46am on April 12, 2019

    President Omar al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan in autocratic style for 30 years, was overthrown in a military coup on Thursday, but protesters' jubilation was short-lived...

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    Sudan army topples president Bashir

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 06:41pm on April 11, 2019

    Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir was ousted by the army on Thursday, brought down by months of anti-government protests against his...

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