6.8.2019 11:42 am
The tiny country of 11 million people in the African Great Lakes region has still not declared a national emergency.
Malaria has killed more than 1,800 people in Burundi this year, the UN's humanitarian agency says, a death toll rivalling a deadly Ebola outbreak in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
Analyst says the more the region collectively looks under pressure on a macro level, it tends to put off foreign investors who have a choice of regions to set up shop or expand their particular interests.
Mohamed Hassan Lebatt, AU mediator for Sudan, says representatives from both sides will continue talks over the technical details of the deal.
Mozambique has yet to report an Ebola case, but DRC’s regional neighbours have been on high alert while the World Health Organization (WHO) has elevated the crisis to a global health emergency.
Namibia has inaugurated a new Chinese-built port terminal which doubles its container capacity and is also to give tourism a boost.
On Thursday, a doctors’ committee linked to the protest movement said four people were killed in Omdurman.
Monday’s rally, where two other demonstrators also killed, was held to protest growing bread and fuel shortages.
Apart from Khartoum, protesters also rallied in Al-Obeid, the Red Sea coastal city of Port Sudan, in White Nile state and in the central city of Madani.
The signing of the peace deal comes just two-and-half months before general elections scheduled for October 15.
The military is known to downplay its losses in the fight against the jihadists.
The announcement came just hours after a third case of Ebola was recorded in Goma.
One key challenge will be protecting doctors and nurses trying to contain the virus.
The signing would bring an end to a long peace negotiation process initiated by Renamo’s historic leader, Alfonso Dhlakama, who died in May last year.
Demonstrators have accused the feared Rapid Support Forces (RSF) of shooting dead the teenagers.