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Chief Executive Carrie Lam, flanked by eight of her ministers, addresses the press in Tamar. Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protests pushing city to ‘very dangerous situation’ – leader

Hong Kong’s embattled pro-Beijing leader on Monday accused pro-democracy protesters of trying to “destroy” the city in a dramatic escalation of rhetoric as the financial hub is rocked by two months of rallies and clashes.

LASTMA allays fears of motorists on traffic law enforcement

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has allayed fears of motorists over enforcement of Traffic Laws in the state.
Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo

Mastermind of Sudan protest raid identified

A top Sudanese general said Thursday that the mastermind behind a deadly crackdown on protesters has been identified, but refused to name him saying it would impact a probe into the raid.
Sudanese police fired tear gas Sunday at protesters taking part in the first day of a civil disobedience campaign, called in the wake of a deadly crackdown on demonstrators.

Sudan ‘civil disobedience’ campaign enters day two

A nationwide civil disobedience campaign by Sudanese protesters entered a second day on Monday, as the authorities released three prominent rebels detained after a crackdown that left dozens dead.
Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the new head of the Sudanese interim military council, met with gulf envoys on Tuesday (AFP)

Sudan army ruler says open to negotiations ‘with no restriction’

Sudan's military ruler General Abdel Fattah Burhan said Wednesday he was open to negotiations on the country's future a day after calling them off amid a bloody crackdown on protesters.
Pro-democracy protesters closed a street in Khartoum, Sudan, on Monday as security forces tried to disperse a sit-in outside the country’s military headquarters. Ashraf Shazly-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Death toll in Sudan protests rises to 13 as sit-in dispersed

Sudan's military rulers forcibly broke up a weeks-long sit-in outside Khartoum's army headquarters on Monday leaving at least 13 dead, a doctors' committee said as gunfire echoed from the site.
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Sudan national strike: Flights disrupted, offices shut

A two-day general strike in Sudan started in the wee hours of Tuesday morning with public services largely grounded across the country, multiple reports have shown.
General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, head of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and deputy head of the Transitional Military Council (TMC) delivers an address after the Ramadan prayers and Iftar organized by Sultan of Darfur Ahmed Hussain in Khartoum

Sudan general vows to back Saudi against Iran ‘threats’

A top Sudanese general vowed to back regional ally Saudi Arabia against "all threats and attacks" from Iran during talks with the kingdom's crown prince, Sudan's military council said Friday.

OAU workers protest, accuse management of corruption

Members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) at the Obafemi Awolowo University, on Monday, staged a protest against the non-payment of allowances and other ‘irregularities’.
Police in London have shut off Wi-Fi access in some of the city’s tube stations this morning as an attempt to disrupt action by climate change protestors.

Police shut off Wi-Fi in London Tube stations to deter climate protestors

Police in London have shut off Wi-Fi access in some of the city’s tube stations this morning as an attempt to disrupt action by climate change protestors.

Former President al-Bashir adviser is the face of Sudan protests

Former presidential adviser Ghazi Salah al-Din is emerging as the leader of the movement seeking to remove Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir from power.

Former presidential candidate on trial in Congo-Brazzaville

With visiting media kept firmly at arm's length, the trial opened on Monday of General Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko, a former presidential candidate accused by Congolese authorities of trying to stage a coup.

Armenia opposition leader calls for nationwide strike

Nikol Pashinyan, the Armenian opposition leader, has called for a nationwide campaign of civil disobedience after failing to be elected prime minister.

Kenya expels opposition firebrand again

An outspoken member of the opposition alliance was on Wednesday expelled from Kenya for the second time in two months, his lawyer told AFP.

Liberia: The rise of George Weah

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Innoson chief Innocent Chukwuma’s arrest an insult to Igbos – MASSOB

The leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign state of Biafra (MASSOB) yesterday attributed the arrest of Mazi Innoson Chukwuma by the Economic Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, as grievous insult to Igbo leaders.

Kenya opposition urges supporters to boycott President Uhuru Kenyatta’s inauguration

Kenya’s opposition coalition has urged it supporters to boycott President Uhuru Kenyatta’s inauguration.

Kenya opposition leader Odinga rejects calls to swear him in

Kenya opposition National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga on Saturday turned down a concerted push by the coalition’s hardliners to swear him in on Tuesday, the day President Uhuru Kenyatta is scheduled to take the oath of office for his second and final term.

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