11.4.2019 05:05 pm
Pope Francis called Thursday for warring South Sudanese factions to respect the latest armistice after a two-day Vatican retreat aimed at shoring up the fragile peace.
"I express my heartfelt hope that hostilities will finally cease, that the armistice will be respected," the pope told President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar at the Vatican.
Sudan’s president stepped down in the wake of country-wide anti-government protests that have engulfed the country since last December.
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.
Pope Francis will give a speech at the end of the retreat on Thursday afternoon.
Only days ago, the country’s only operational airport Mitiga was forced to close with passengers evacuated.
The government of Gabon on Thursday announced a nationwide suspension of classes after high school students protested over plans to cut university grants.
Dinar Tchere is fighting time and the sun, and he fears he may be losing.
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.
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.
Mugabe, who was overthrown in 2017, refused to acknowledge wrong-doing, only calling it ‘a moment of madness.’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.