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AU Suspends Sudan

The African Union (AU) on Thursday suspended Sudan as its member. This was announced by the AU’s Peace and Security Department on its official Twitter page. The AU had held an emergency meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, after the violent dispersal of a protest camp in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, began on Monday, Al Jazeera reports. The post reads, “The AU Peace and Security Council has with immediate effect suspended the participation of the Republic of Sudan in all AU activities until the effective…

Sudan’s Bashir Transferred To Prison

Ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has been transferred to a Khartoum prison. Recall that last week, al-Bashir was overthrown by the army after four months of protests against his 30-year rule. The country’s new military rulers had said he was being held “in a secure place”, but a source from al-Bashir’s family told AFP on Wednesday that he has now been moved to a prison. “Last night, Bashir was transferred to Kober prison in Khartoum,” the source said without revealing his name. Witnesses said there was a…

BREAKING: Military Announces Two-Year Rule In Sudan

The military in Sudan has formally announced the removal of Omar Al-Bashir from office. The military will now be in charge of the country for another two years. This development is coming after months of protests against Al-Bashir’s nearly 30-year rule. The Sudanese defence minister, Awad Ibn Auf, who led the apparent coup on Thursday morning, said the constitution has been suspended and a three-month state of emergency has been imposed. “I announce as minister of defence the toppling of the regime and detaining…

Coup: Al-Bashir Ousted As President Of Sudan

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been ousted in a military coup and consultations are under way to form a transitional council to run the country, government sources and a provincial minister said on Thursday. He is the second African leader, after Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria to fall in the wake of a tsunami of protests. The Minister of Production and Economic Resources in North Darfur, Adel Hussein, told the Dubai-based al-Hadath TV that “there are consultations to form a military council to take over power…

Sit-Tight Leadership: President Paul Biya Of Cameroon Set To Extend His 36-Year Rule

President of Cameroon Paul Biya who has been in power since 6 November 1982 is seeking his seventh term in office. Cameroon’s electoral body, ELECAM, had on Tuesday cleared the 85-year-old and eight other candidates to run for the presidential polls slated for October 7, 2018. Over twenty candidates had filed their candidacy to contest for the highest political seat of the land, but ELECAM disqualified all remaining nine candidates, while one candidate is said to have withdrawn his candidacy. Biya who leads the…

Death Sentence For Sudanese Teen Who Killed Rapist Husband Overturned

An appeal court in Sudan, have overturned the death Sentence passed on Noura Hussein, a sudanese teenager who was sentenced to death by hanging on 10 May 2018 for killing her rapist husband. Her lawyers who confirmed this development to the press, announced that the court overturned the death sentence, and handed her a 5-year prison term instead, the court also ordered her family to pay 337,000 Sudanese Pounds to the deceased family in compensation. Noura Hussein's ordeal sparked international outrage, with activists…

FG Condemns Assassination Of Nigerian Diplomat In Sudan

The federal government on Friday condemned the alleged assassination of Habibu Almu, a Nigerian immigration attaché I, in the Nigerian mission in Khartoum, Sudan. According to a statement from Tope Elias-Fatile, the ministry of foreign affairs spokesperson, the federal government described the killing as “unfortunate”. “The ministry of foreign affairs has received an official report from our Mission in Khartoum, Sudan on the death of the Immigration Attaché I in the Mission, Mr Habibu Almu. “He was killed in his…

Africans Protest Israeli Deportation

African migrants in Israel have taken to the street to protest their planned deportation from the country. The Israeli government had proposed giving each migrant $3,500 to leave, with the option of going home or alternative country where they are welcomed. But the migrants, who have since rejected the offer, protested in cities like Tel Aviv, in front of embassies, with their faces painted white. The protesters carried placards on which was written words like, "Now I'm White. Will you deport me?", "Do Black lives…