Ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir should be handed over to the International Criminal Court, Amnesty International said after the army overthrew his three-decade iron rule on Thursday.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari summoned his top security chiefs to a closed- doors meeting on Thursday, facing rising pressure to address worsening security, especially in his northwestern political heartlands.
Strongmen in the Middle East and North Africa will be eyeing warily popular protests, fed by frustration with living standards and an elite perceived as corrupt, that helped push veteran Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and now Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir from power.
Actor and activist George Clooney said Thursday that the fall of Sudan’s veteran strongman Omar al-Bashir was not enough and called for the dismantling of the military-led system.
Experts said Thursday the toppling of Sudanese strongman Omar al-Bashir raised the possibility of him standing trial before the Hague-based International Criminal Court, where he faces genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity charges.
The uprising that resulted in the army’s removal of president Omar al-Bashir from power on Thursday started with protests in December over a hike in bread prices.

Africa Omar al-Bashir under house arrest following military coup in Sudan

Sudan’s president stepped down in the wake of country-wide anti-government protests that have engulfed the country since last December.

Africa Sudan army topples Bashir: defence minister

The Sudanese army has removed veteran president Omar al-Bashir from power and detained him, Defence Minister Awad Ibnouf announced on state television on Thursday.

Africa South Sudan’s erstwhile foes discuss peace at Vatican retreat

Pope Francis will give a speech at the end of the retreat on Thursday afternoon.

Africa Half a million children under threat as Libyan government forces battle renegades

Only days ago, the country’s only operational airport Mitiga was forced to close with passengers evacuated.

Africa Gabon government shutters schools after grant protests

The government of Gabon on Thursday announced a nationwide suspension of classes after high school students protested over plans to cut university grants.

Africa On the Sahara’s edge, the fight to protect children against measles

Dinar Tchere is fighting time and the sun, and he fears he may be losing.

Africa US hopes Sudan forces keep holding fire on protesters

The United States voiced hope Wednesday after Sudanese security forces held fire on a mounting anti-government rally, with Washington renewing calls for Khartoum to allow peaceful protests.

Africa Egypt denies technical failures caused 2016 Airbus crash

Egypt on Wednesday denied that technical failures caused EgyptAir flight 804 to crash on its way to Cairo from Pairs three years ago, killing all 66 people on board.

Africa Zimbabwe to exhume, rebury Gukurahundi massacre victims

Mugabe, who was overthrown in 2017, refused to acknowledge wrong-doing, only calling it ‘a moment of madness.’

Africa Backers of DR Congo’s Kabila sweep governorship polls

Supporters of former DR Congo leader Joseph Kabila have swept elections for governor across the troubled central African state, heaping extra pressure on new President Felix Tshisekedi.

Africa 30 jihadists ‘killed or captured’ in French-Malian raids near Burkina: French military

French and Malian troops killed or captured more than 30 extremists and dismantled a jihadist training camp during a major counter-terrorism operation near Mali’s border with Burkina Faso, the French military told AFP on Friday.

Africa HRW warns Morocco over ‘shocking’ verdicts against activists

Human Rights Watch on Wednesday warned Rabat over what it called the “shocking” Moroccan court of appeal rulings against 42 leaders of a protest movement.

Africa US resumes air strikes in Somalia after brief pause

The United States said Wednesday it has resumed air strikes against the Al-Shabaab Islamist group in Somalia, after a brief pause that followed accusations from Amnesty International that it had tried to hide civilian casualties.

Africa Zimbabwe to exhume, rebury Gukurahundi massacre victims

Zimbabwe on Wednesday said it will exhume and rebury thousands of victims massacred during the 1980s state crackdown against dissidents, as part of a slew of measures to bring closure to one of the country’s dark moments.

 

 

 

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