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Sudan probing violations against protesters – PM

Sudan probing violations against protesters - PM

Sudan has launched investigations into violations against protesters since the 25 October military coup, reinstated Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok says. Mr Hamdok said this on Tuesday after meeting members of the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC), the former ruling civilian coalition that has been opposing military rule. State-owned Sudan …

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Sudan: US seeks more progress before resuming aid

US aid to Sudan

The United States says it’s encouraged by Sunday’s deal reinstating the Sudanese prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok – but wants more progress before restoring aid, BBC News reported. The State Department repeated calls for all civilian leaders detained after last month’s coup to be released. Sudan’s governing generals have already released …

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Burkina Faso: France calls on President Kaboré to act against convoys blocking

France Burkina Faso

France has called on asked Burkina Faso president to intervene after a French military convoy was blocked for nearly three days by protesters in the city of Kaya. French foreign minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, said those he called “manipulators” had been stoking anti-French sentiment. There are unconfirmed reports that French …

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“Extremism and corruption are serious dangers for democracy in Africa”, Blinken

Anthony Blinken

During his official visit in Nigeria, the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken has said growing extremism, increasing authoritarianism and corruption in Africa pose serious dangers to democracy and the future of the continent. Speaking in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, the diplomat was outlining the Biden administration’s Africa policy. He …

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