Bashir ruled Sudan with an iron fist for 30 years, but was overthrown in April last year by the military during mass protests against him.
The head of the local military prosecutor’s office told AFP that the suspect was arrested on Saturday and was under interrogation.
We need to be ready to grapple with the new context, says Naledi Pandor.
US President Donald Trump faced a broad backlash on Saturday over severing ties with the UN’s health agency during a pandemic, as coronavirus cases worldwide topped 6 million and infections surged in Latin America.
Police in Lesotho on Saturday said former first lady Maesaiah Thabane had left the country, a day after her bail was revoked on murder charges over the 2017 killing of her husband’s estranged wife.
Eighty-year-old Isobel Simons calmly narrated how she and her late husband lost their 728-hectare Zimbabwe farm two decades ago to Robert Mugabe’s controversial land reforms.

Africa ‘Cook Off’: Zimbabwe’s film that defied all odds to reach Netflix

‘Seeing myself on Netflix, I have to punch myself every day. Like, is that really me?’ asked actress Tendaiishe Chitima, star of the first Zimbabwean feature film acquired by the streaming pioneer.

Africa Fresh jihadist violence hits northern Mozambique

The attack comes a week after Mozambique called on its southern African neighbours to help it fend off the escalating jihadist insurgency.

Africa US virus toll crosses 100,000 as pandemic rages in Latin America

The US coronavirus death toll passed 100,000 as the pandemic tightened its grip on South America, which is outpacing Europe and the United States in daily infections.

Africa Bill Gates conspiracy theories echo through Africa

As the novel coronavirus wreaks global havoc, Bill Gates is the new bete noire for conspiracy theorists worldwide including in Africa where a Kenyan politician’s false online post has added major fuel to the spread of misinformation.

Africa Iconic sites reopen as world eyes life after lockdown

The Church of the Nativity and the ruins of ancient Pompeii reopened to pilgrims and tourists on Tuesday, as countries further eased coronavirus controls and reopened shuttered economies.

Africa Isabel dos Santos seeks to revoke asset freeze over ‘forged’ passport

Angola’s billionaire former first-daughter Isabel dos Santos and her husband are seeking to revoke a court order that froze their assets last year as part of a massive corruption probe, their lawyer said Tuesday.

Africa Burundi president applauds chosen successor on election win

Burundi’s long-ruling leader Pierre Nkurunziza on Tuesday congratulated his hand-picked successor on a “large victory” in the presidential election, though the opposition has vowed to contest the result in court.

Africa Galaxy of African stars hold virtual coronavirus concert

Senegalese superstar Youssou N’Dour and Grammy-winner Angelique Kidjo were among a galaxy of African talent brought together for a virtual concert to raise awareness of the coronavirus pandemic.

Africa Madagascar sends troops, doctors to virus-hit eastern town

Madagascar’s government has announced it will dispatch troops and doctors to an eastern town after several bodies were found in the streets and where two people died from the novel coronavirus.

Africa US urges probe into alleged ethics breach by African Development Bank

The US Department of the Treasury has called on the African Development Bank (AfDB) to carry out an independent probe into alleged ethics breaches by its president, Akinwumi Adesina.

Africa On Africa Day, Ramaphosa praises the continent for its ‘swiftness’ in battling Covid-19

This week in his letter to the nation, President Cyril Ramaphosa has reflected on 25 May being Africa Day, and the strides the continent has taken in mitigating the impact of the coronavirus.

Africa Over 660,000 displaced during pandemic despite UN plea: aid group

More than 660,000 people have been displaced from their homes in conflict zones around the world since March, despite a UN call for a global ceasefire during the coronavirus pandemic, a top international aid group said Friday.

Africa Madagascar’s ‘green gold’ ‘cure’ against Covid-19 seeks nod beyond Africa

A drink made from a bright-green fern-like plant is being promoted in African countries as the go-to cure for Covid-19.

Africa PICS: Madagascar’s ‘green gold’ against Covid-19 seeks nod beyond Africa

Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina is the promoter-in-chief of the substance, marketed as Covid-Organics and sold in the form of a herbal infusion.

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