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Ethiopia: end of ties between Tigray Muslims and Ethiopian Islamic body

Ethiopia: end of ties between Tigray Muslims and Ethiopian Islamic body

The Tigray region’s top Islamic council announced that it has severed ties with the country’s umbrella body – the Ethiopia’s Islamic Affairs Council. This comes days after Tigray’s Orthodox religious leaders announced they had cut ties with the Ethiopian Orthodox church to establish their own synod. Muslim leaders say they …

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Sudan: resumption of protest against the military regime

Sudan: resumption of protest against the military regime

Thousands of protesters once again took to the streets of the capital of Sudan, Khartoum, to reject the October coup and demand the release of recently arrested politicians. Protesters are calling for the release of three politicians, members of the previous civil-military government, recently arrested. Pro-democracy protesters are also demonstrating …

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Sudan: arrest of two senior officials of the former civil administration

Sudan: arrest of two senior officials of the former civil administration

A former civil administration minister in Sudan and another senior official were arrested in the latest crackdown on critics of the military government, local media reported. Khalid Omer Yousif and Wagdi Salih, another top official in the former administration, were arrested on Wednesday, according to their Forces of Freedom and …

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US State Department announces visa restrictions for Somali officials

US State Department announces visa restrictions for Somali officials

The United States announced visa restrictions against current or former Somali officials whom it accused of undermining democratic processes. The restriction comes as the United States pushes for credible elections in Somalia – which have long been delayed. In a statement, State Secretary Antony Blinken said the visa restrictions applied …

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Sudan: new protests against military rule over fear to return to Bechir era

Sudan: new protests against military rule over fear to return to Bechir era

Thousands of people took to the streets of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum and other cities on Monday to demonstrate against military rule and call for the restoration of civilian rule, Reuters reported. The demonstrators were worried about the return to government of members of the overthrown regime of former President …

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Ethiopia: Top UN official visits mass grave in the north

Ethiopia: Top UN official visits mass grave in the north

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has visited areas affected by the civil war between government and allied forces and Tigray rebels in Ethiopia’s Amhara region, the BBC reports. Ms Mohammed on Sunday visited a mass grave and the state broadcaster Fana tweeted photos: #Ethiopia: #UN Deputy Secretary-General witnesses mass grave, …

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