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Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the new head of the Sudanese interim military council, met with gulf envoys on Tuesday (AFP)

Sudan sovereign council chairman sworn in

Sudan is taking further steps in its transition towards civilian rule Wednesday with the swearing in of a new sovereign council and the appointment of a prime minister.

Protect humanitarian workers, 5 die every week – UN chief

The United Nations on Monday reaffirmed its demand for the protection of humanitarians by world leaders and parties to conflicts around the world.
Boko Haram

UN: 35,000 killed so far by Boko Haram in Nigeria

An estimated 35,000 persons have lost their lives in the ongoing Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe States and other parts of Nigeria since the beginning of the conflict in 2009, the United Nations has said.
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

Sudanese army, civilians seal power-sharing deal

Sudan’s ruling military council and civilian opposition alliance have signed a landmark power-sharing deal.
Abiy Ahmed - Ethiopia - AP

Ethiopian premier arrives for signing ceremony of Sudan’s political declarations

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Saturday arrived in Khartoum to attend the signing ceremony of Sudan’s transitional period documents.
Sudanese protesters in the capital Khartoum, rallying against the paramilitaries’ impunity after the killing of four high school students in central Sudan. Ashraf Shazly-AFP-Getty Images

Jubilation in Sudan as agreement to hand over power to the people is set...

The ruling military and leaders of the protest in Sudan must seal on Saturday a historic agreement paving the way for a transfer of power to civilians, which the population hopes will bring them more freedom and a better life.
Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the new head of the Sudanese interim military council, met with gulf envoys on Tuesday (AFP)

Sudan to launch historic transition to civilian rule

Sudan’s military rulers and protest leaders on Saturday are scheduled to sign a landmark deal reached after a bloody uprising which is meant to pave the way for civilian rule.

Drunk soldiers kill three, injure five in Lagos border community

Three persons were killed and five others injured on Monday night after some drunk soldiers went berserk at a Lagos-Ogun border community.
The Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District, Istifanus Gyang, has said that every part of the country requires rapid, sustained and sufficient cover to deal with its emerging security challenges.

Senator Gyang: Why greater attention must be paid to securing Nigerians

Following the lingering security situation in the country, the Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District, Istifanus Gyang, has said that every part of the country requires rapid, sustained and sufficient cover to deal with its emerging security challenges.

Suicide bombers kill three in Maiduguri

Two female suicide bombers killed three civilians and wounded eight in a suspected Boko Haram attack in northeast Nigeria, emergency services said Wednesday.
Wole Soyinka

Omoyele Sowore’s arrest: President Buhari’s government behaving like Sani Abacha’s – Wole Soyinka

Mr Sowore, a presidential candidate in the last election, was arrested on Saturday for calling for a revolution against poor governance.
The US and the Taliban will seek to iron out a peace agreement to end Afghanistan's 18-year conflict during a fresh round of talks in Qatar's capital, Doha.

US, Taliban push for peace deal in new round of Doha talks

The US and the Taliban will seek to iron out a peace agreement to end Afghanistan's 18-year conflict during a fresh round of talks in Qatar's capital, Doha.
Women whose ears were sliced off by Boko Haram gunmen in Kalagari, Cameroon.

Boko Haram slices off women’s ears in new level of brutality

There is really no limit to the brutality of Boko Haram insurgents as some women have found out in Kalagari community, a border village in northern Cameroon near Nigeria.
Two separate attacks killed at least 20 police in Yemen’s government-held second city Aden Thursday, one by Shiite rebels and the other by jihadists, security and medical sources said.

Twin attacks kill 20 police in Yemen’s Aden

Two separate attacks killed at least 20 police in Yemen’s government-held second city Aden Thursday, one by Shiite rebels and the other by jihadists, security and medical sources said.
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said this in its latest report on Tuesday.

UN: 3,812 Afghans killed or wounded in first half of 2019

At least 3,812 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in the first half of 2019 in the war against militant groups, the UN said.
Members of the Syrian Civil Defence known as White Helmets bury the body of citizen journalist Anas al-Dyab in the rebel-held city of Idlib in northwestern Syria on July 21, 2019. AFP

Russian airstrike kills 19 in Syria

Sixteen civilians were among 19 people killed Monday in a Russian airstrike on a market in northwest Syria, a monitor said, in the latest violence to plague the opposition bastion.
Al-Shabab fighters stormed a Somali government building in Mogadishu on Saturday, with at least four people killed in the suicide car bomb attack by the armed group and an ensuing gunfight.

At least five dead in car bomb attack

At least five people were killed and several wounded when a car bomb was detonated on Monday outside a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a security officer and witnesses said.

Female suicide bomber kills two policemen, four civilians

A female suicide bomber killed six people — including two policemen — in Pakistan’s restive northwest Sunday in an attack claimed by the Taliban, officials said.

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Police officers face dismissal for executing arrested suspects

The police in Lagos have said four of its officers are being interrogated for executing two suspects they arrested on Monday at Ipayi area, Iba, Lagos.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa governor charges security operatives to find deputy’s attackers

Governor Sule, who spoke to journalists through the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Tijjani Ahmed, shortly after the emergency security meeting, said government has taken measures to provide total security and surveillance of the state.

PDP chieftain reveals what the party must do to win Edo

A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Madona Igbinoba, has again warned the national leadership of the party of the need to conduct state Congress to usher in a new exco if it hopes to win the state in the 2020 governorship election.

‘Armed robbers’ arrested while fighting over loot

Two suspected armed robbers have been arrested while fighting over their proceeds from a robbery operation they carried out in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.

Senator Useni: Nigeria can’t abandon political zoning yet

Plateau State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 General Elections, Gen. Jeremiah Timbut Useni (retd), says Nigeria is not yet mature politically to jettison the zoning arrangement that has been producing leaders at different levels of society from diverse communities.