Saturday, December 4, 2021

North Africa

Algeria urges Africans to “speak with one voice” in international organizations

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By Theodore Jones - Algeria on Thursday, urged Africans to "speak with one voice" in international organizations, including the UN Security Council, in a bid to influence the decisions being taken concerning the African continent. "We believe there is still more...

Gunmen attack 4 Libyan election centers -official

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By Theodore Jones - Libyan High National Elections Commission (HNEC), announced on Thursday, that a squad of gunmen had attacked four of its election centers. In a statement, Said Al-Qasabi, the head of the HNEC's main operations chamber, said that gunmen...

Cruise line launched between Libya, Turkey

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by Theodore Jones - Libyan Minister of Transportation Mohamed al-Shohobi launched the first tourist cruise line between Libya and Turkey on Wednesday, the first trip of its kind in Libya in over 20 years, according to a statement from the...

Ethiopia launches taskforce to address violations in Tigray war

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By Theodore Jones - Ethiopian government has established a taskforce to address human rights issues in Tigray. The rights infractions were previously documented in a joint investigation report by local and UN rights bodies earlier this year. In a statement released on...

Sudan politician freed weeks after arrest during coup

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By Theodore Jones - Mohamed al-Faki, one of the most prominent Sudanese politicians detained during a military coup on Oct. 25, has been released a month after his arrest, according to the man. Last month's takeover was condemned by Western powers,...

Anti-military protesters to march on Sudan’s presidential palace

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By Theodore Jones - Protesters plan to march across Sudan on the presidential palace, on Tuesday, in the latest anti-military protest since the coup last month. Despite an accord last week that returned civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and saw the...

Japan urges citizens to leave Ethiopia amid mounting tensions

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By Theodore Jones - Japan's Foreign Minister, Yoshimasa Hayashi, has urged Japanese citizens in Ethiopia to evacuate due to escalating military tensions, but says there have been no reports of Japanese casualties so far. "It is true that Japan's Foreign Ministry...

Africa’s civil society advocates raise alarm on ‘looming Ethiopia genocide’

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By Theodore Jones - Coalition of African civil society advocates has urged the United Nations (UN) to intervene quickly to avoid Ethiopia's impending genocide. In a joint statement signed by 34 civil organizations and 31 activists from around Africa, they cautioned...

Egypt halts direct flights to nations in South Africa due to new COVID-19 variant

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By Theodore Jones - Egyptian government has stopped direct flights with a number of southern African countries due to worries over the new COVID-19 variant Omicron. According to a cabinet statement, the decision was made late Friday during a meeting of...

Sudanese prime minister dismisses his deputy, police chief

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By Theodore Jones - Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Saturday he dismissed the chief of police, Lieutenant-General Khaled Mahdi Ibrahim Al-Emam, and his deputy. Lt.-Gen. Anan Hamed Mohammed Omar was appointed as the new police chief and Maj.-Gen. Muddathir...

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ECOWAS Parliament supports Mali’s transition to democratic rule – Speaker

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The ECOWAS Parliament has pledged its support to the Malian people as the country embarks on transition to democratic rule. Speaker of the parliament Sidie...

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