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Revelations from Farida Waziri’s new book

Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Farida Waziri, presented her new book to the public in Abuja on Tuesday. I was privileged to have reviewed the book at the occasion.
Pervez Musharraf seen arriving in Dubai in 2013. Akhtar Soomro-Reuters

Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death for treason

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Ousted Sudan President, Omar al-Bashir, sits in a defendant's cage Saturday.

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A Sudanese court on Saturday convicted former president Omar al-Bashir on corruption charges and sentenced him to two years of detention in a reform facility, the first ruling against the ex-leader ousted by mass unrest.
Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir is due to go on trial today for corruption allegations, which brought down his 30-year rule.

Sudan’s ex-president Omar al-Bashir convicted for corruption

A Sudanese court on Saturday convicted former president Omar al-Bashir on charges of corruption and illicit possession of foreign currency and sentenced him to two years of detention in a reform facility.

UN warns of mass starvation in Zimbabwe as drought bites

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The responses to the announcement were immediate and widely varied. Some hailed former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe a liberation hero. Others dismissed him as a monster.

Zimbabwe government to prevent foreign leaders from attending Robert Mugabe’s burial

In a letter forwarded to foreign embassies to brief them on the itinerary of Mugabe’s burial, the Zimbabwean foreign ministry stated all foreign dignitaries are expected to depart the country immediately after the ‘State Funeral Service’,

African leaders ‘sacked from office’ since 2010

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, whose death was announced on Friday, was on a long list of African leaders forced from power since 2010.

Sudan’s governing military council reopens Al-Jazeera bureau

Sudan’s governing military council on Friday allowed television network Al-Jazeera to reopen its bureau in the country’s capital, less than three months after shutting it down in the aftermath of a military coup.
Sudanese demonstrators protest outside the defence ministry in Khartoum on April 12, 2019. Reuters

Casualties as Sudan security forces attack protesters

Sudanese security forces violently attempted to disperse a long-running sit-in outside the military headquarters in Khartoum on Monday, witnesses said, with at least five reported dead.
In unprecedented scenes in Khartoum, hundreds of workers in suits and ties alongside their neatly dressed women colleagues have gone on strike to protest what they call Sudan’s “total economic collapse”.

Sudan’s five months of anti-government protests

The sit-in protest outside Sudan's army headquarters in Khartoum that authorities used deadly force to try to disperse Monday began in April and stayed put even after president Omar al-Bashir's ouster.
Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, new chief of Sudan's ruling military council, vowed to uproot the regime of deposed leader Omar al-Bashir [Sudan TV-AFP]

Sudan’s military begins talks with protesters as curfew lifted

Sudan's ruling military council has begun talks with organisers of mass protests demanding a civilian-led transition to democracy after the overthrow of longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir.
A grab from a live broadcast of Sudan TV shows Sudanese Defence Minister Awad Ibn Ouf delivering a speech in Khartoum on April 12, 2019, announcing he is stepping down in favour of General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdulrahman to succeed him. – Ibn Ouf announced late on April 12 he was stepping down, just a day after he was sworn in following the ouster of veteran leader Omar al-Bashir. Ibn Ouf also said that before stepping down he had fired his deputy in the council Lieutenant General Kamal Abdelmarouf. (Photo by – / Sudan TV / AFP) / XGTY/

Sudan’s military head resigns after one day, army says ‘not a coup’

Sudan’s new military leader resigned on Friday just a day after being sworn in, as the country’s army rulers insisted they would pave the way for a civilian government.
Sudanese protesters gather near the military headquarters in Khartoum as they continue to rally demanding a civilian body to lead the transition to democracy one day after a military council took control of the country, on April 12, 2019. – Sudanese protesters angry that army commanders have taken control after removing veteran president Omar al-Bashir in a palace coup defied a night-time curfew to keep up four months of mass demonstrations today. (Photo by – / AFP)

Sudan new military rulers offer dialogue as protests rage

Sudan’s new military rulers vowed Friday to open a dialogue with all political groups on forming a civilian government as protesters railed against their seizure of power after ousting president Omar al-Bashir.
Jair Bolsonaro. Andre Coelho-Bloomberg

President Bolsonaro fires Brazil’s controversial education minister

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday sacked his education minister, an ultra-conservative who had drawn public ire over a range of controversial proposals including a revision of school textbooks to deny the 1964 military coup.
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Sudanese army blocks attempt to disperse protesters – witnesses

Sudanese soldiers on Monday intervened to protect demonstrators after security forces tried to break up a protest by thousands of anti-government demonstrators, witnesses and activists said.
Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence, has been hospitalised after suffering heart problems. - Reuters

Pakistani court grants bail to ex-premier Nawaz Sharif for medical treatment

The Pakistani Supreme Court on Tuesday granted six-week bail to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, temporarily suspending his seven-year prison term for corruption.

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