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    Sudan swears in civilian-majority ruling council

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 12:00am on August 22, 2019

    Sudan took further steps in its transition towards civilian rule Wednesday with the swearing in of a new sovereign council, to be followed by the...

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    Formation of Sudan’s sovereign council drags on

    Agence-France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 12:00am on August 21, 2019

    Sudan’s transition towards civilian rule got off to a bumpy start as generals and protest leaders fell two days behind schedule Tuesday in unveiling a...

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    Algeria protest movement marks six months

    Agence-France-Presse .  Algiers | Updated at 12:00am on August 21, 2019

    Algerians launched an unprecedented protest movement in February, filling the streets of cities across the country and forcing the president out of office. Six months...

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    Chad declares emergency

    Agence France-Presse . N’Djamena | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2019

    Chad’s president Idriss Deby declared a state of emergency in two eastern provinces on Sunday, authorising summary shootings to ‘save the majority’, after violent intercommunal...

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    19 dead in Uganda fuel truck crash

    Reuters . Kampala | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2019

    At least 19 people were killed when a fuel truck exploded after losing control and ramming into three cars in western Uganda on Sunday, police...

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    Bashir in court for graft trial

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2019

    Sudan’s deposed military leader Omar al-Bashir, who ruled the country for 30 years, arrived in court Monday in Khartoum for the start of his trial...

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    Sudan opposition coalition appoints 5 civilian members

    Reuters . Khartoum | Updated at 12:00am on August 19, 2019

    Sudan’s opposition coalition on Sunday named five people as civilian members of the country’s sovereign council to be sworn in on Monday, a source within...

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    Sudan military, protesters sign transition deal

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

    Sudan’s military council and protest leaders on Saturday signed a hard-won ‘constitutional declaration’ that paves the way for a transition to civilian rule. The agreement...

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    80 migrants rescued by charity ship off Libya

    Agence France-Presse . On Board The Ocean Viking | Updated at 12:00am on August 11, 2019

    The Ocean Viking charity ship rescued more than 80 migrants off the coast of Libya on Saturday, according to Doctors without Borders, which operates the...

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    Tanzania fuel tanker blast kills 60

    Agence France-Presse . Morogoro, Tanzania | Updated at 03:23pm on August 10, 2019

    At least 60 people perished in Tanzania on Saturday when a fuel tanker overturned and then exploded as crowds of people rushed to syphon off...

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