If admitted, Burundi will be the second East African Community member state to join SADC after Tanzania, but rocky relations with Rwanda and Uganda could prevent this.
The fighting between the the Libyan National Army and the House of Representatives has raised fears that the country is on the brink of a new full-blown civil war.
The victims were tourists from the capital Lagos who were enjoying a party last Friday when the kidnappers struck.
Sudan’s new acting prosecutor has asked that all private properties belonging to officials of the previous regime be registered.
General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan says the military council will respond to demands presented by protest leaders within a week.
Thousands of people demonstrated Sunday in the Moroccan capital Rabat, calling for the release of dozens of activists jailed for up to 20 years over their role in a protest movement.

Africa Sudan protest leaders to unveil civilian ruling body

One of the protesters says the people are waiting for the announcement today.

Africa Saudi, UAE pledge $3 bn financial aid for Sudan

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Sunday announced three billion dollars (2.7 billion euros) in financial support for Sudan following the overthrow of longtime leader Omar al-Bashir.

Africa Air traffic suspended for hours over Libya capital

Tripoli air traffic was suspended overnight for “security reasons”, the Libyan capital’s only operating airport said Sunday after clashes intensified for control of the city.

Africa Suspected jihadists kill 10 Mali soldiers: security source

At least 10 Malian soldiers died Sunday in an attack by suspected jihadists in the centre of the African country, a security source told AFP.

Africa Inflation nightmare returns to haunt Zimbabwe

The price of bread almost doubled for Zimbabweans last week, as the inflation nightmare that marked the rule of long-time authoritarian leader Robert Mugabe returns to haunt his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Africa Mali hopes to cotton on to added value

For five months straight the farm hands in the Malian village of Siby walk out together to the cotton fields, a clean sack in hand, for a long day of the meticulous work of picking the crop.

Africa Anger at poor public services 25 years into South Africa democracy

Inside the conical brick tower looming over Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, Soweto, Busi Hlatshwayo thoughtfully studies 10 giant bronze slabs announcing the core principles of South Africa’s Freedom Charter.

Africa UN peacekeeper killed in Mali mine explosion

A UN peacekeeper was killed and four others wounded on Saturday when a mine exploded as their convoy passed through central Mali, the UN mission in the country said.

Africa South Sudan president urges rebel chief to join unity government

The president says any delay to the formation of the government would crush the hopes of our people for peace.

Africa Sudan protest leaders, army rulers plan more talks on power transfer

Protest leaders and Sudan’s army rulers will hold more talks over transferring power to a civilian administration after a round of negotiations ended Saturday, as thousands of demonstrators massed outside the army headquarters.

Africa Anti-Haftar forces near Libya capital launch counter-attack

Forces loyal to Libya’s unity government announced Saturday a counter-attack against military strongman Khalifa Haftar’s fighters, as clashes south of the capital Tripoli intensified.

Africa Sudan protest leaders to meet military rulers: campaigner

Protest leaders are to hold talks Saturday with Sudan’s military rulers who have so far resisted calls to transfer power to a civilian administration, two leading figures in the protests told AFP.

Africa Egyptians vote in referendum to extend Sisi’s rule

Egyptians started voting Saturday in a referendum that aims to cement the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former coup leader who presents himself as a rock of stability in a turbulent region.

Africa South Sudan president urges rebel chief to join unity government

South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Saturday urged opposition leader Riek Machar to return home “urgently” to help form a government of national unity.


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