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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

Egypt calls for talks in Sudan as military disperses protestors

Egypt has urged all sides in Sudan to return to the negotiating table as security forces moved to break up a weeks-long protest camp in Khartoum.

Sudan protesters remain resilient, but President al-Bashir unbowed

Sudanese protester Osman Sulaiman has taken to the streets of Khartoum chanting "overthrow, overthrow" almost daily since demonstrations erupted against President Omar al-Bashir's iron-fisted rule in December.

Militants detonate car bomb in Kabul government compound

Militants detonated a car bomb before storming a Kabul government compound in an ongoing attack Monday, officials and witnesses said, in the latest violence to rock the Afghan capital.

DR Congo unveils candidates for troubled vote

Election officials in Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday released an official list of candidates for December's presidential election, formally excluding two heavyweight opposition figures.

Israel to withhold families’ payments from Palestinian markets

Israel’s parliament has passed a law to freeze money transferred to the Palestinian Authority over its payments to the families of Palestinians jailed for attacks on Israelis.

BMO: Blame PDP for Plateau bloodbath

Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) described the horrific and heinous hacking to death of scores of innocent Nigerians in Plateau as the handiwork of dare-devil political opponents of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

PDP slams Presidency for politicising MKO Abiola’s investiture

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the Presidency for politicising the posthumous national award on the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief MKO Abiola.

MKO Abiola’s posthumous award does not make you a democrat – PDP tells President Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party has told President Muhammadu Buhari that bestowing a posthumous national award on the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election and democratic icon, Chief MKO Abiola, does not make him (Buhari) a democrat.

China makes first use of law banning defamation of national heroes

Chinese prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against an individual accused of insulting a fireman who died in line of duty, the first such case since the country adopted a law in April that banned defamation of heroes and martyrs, state media said.

Iraq election campaigning begins amid controversy

Campaigning began Saturday for Iraqi parliamentary elections with some candidates embroiled in controversy after aides pulled down pictures of fighters killed in combat with jihadists and replaced them with their own posters.

Vatican recognises French monks killed in Algeria as martyrs

The Vatican on Saturday declared seven French Trappist monks beheaded by Islamists in Algeria in 1996 as martyrs, paving the way for their beatification - the first step towards sainthood.

Egypt mourns more than 300 killed in mosque attack

Egypt mourned on Saturday as the death toll from a gun and bomb assault at a mosque in the Sinai Peninsula soared above 300, including children, in the deadliest attack the country has witnessed.

MOSOP begs President Buhari to mmortalise Ken Saro-Wiwa, eight others

The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People has urged the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to start the process of clearing the names of the nine Ogoni martyrs, Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other persons, who were executed in 1995.

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