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Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir speaks during a rally with his supporters in the Green Square in the capital Khartoum on January 9, 2019. (Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY - AFP)

It was time for Bashir to go, residents of home village say

Residents of deposed Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir’s home village are still coming to terms with his ouster, but most agree that the time had come for him to go.

Egypt hosts African leaders discussing Sudan protests, Libya crisis

African leaders are meeting in Egypt on Tuesday where they will address developments in Sudan and Libya, in the first emergency summits since the two nations were rocked by popular protests and an invasion on the capital respectively.
Pope Francis delivers the “Urbi et Orbi” blessing to the city and to the world from the balcony of St Peter’s basilica, on April 21, 2019 after the Easter Sunday Mass in the Vatican. – Christians around the world are marking the Holy Week, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, leading up to his resurrection on Easter. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP)

Pope urges Libya peace, return of refugees to Syria

Pope Francis on Sunday urged world leaders to try again to bring peace to Libya and in Syria where millions of refugees and people displaced by conflict should be helped to return home.

South Sudan president urges rebel chief to join unity government

South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Saturday urged opposition leader Riek Machar to return home "urgently" to help form a government of national unity.

US warns citizens to ‘reconsider travelling to Nigeria’

The United States of America department of state has cautioned its citizens to reconsider travel to Nigeria because of violent crimes recorded in different parts of the country.
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 Police: 16 killed by stray bullets at protests and sit-ins

At least 16 people were killed and 20 others injured by stray bullets at protests and sit-ins on Thursday and Friday, a Sudanese police spokesman said in a statement on Saturday as the nation waited to hear from its newly appointed leader.

Omar al-Bashir, the ‘spider’ at the heart of Sudan’s web

As a schoolboy working on a construction site, he told supporters in January, he fell and broke the tooth while carrying a heavy load. Instead of seeking treatment he rinsed his mouth with saltwater and kept working.
Pope Francis waves as he attends a gathering with World Youth Day volunteers at the Rommel Fernandez Stadium, his last public event before leaving Panama City, on January 27, 2019. (Photo by JOHAN ORDONEZ - AFP)

Pope hopes for South Sudan peace as leaders end Vatican retreat

Pope Francis called Thursday on the warring South Sudanese factions to respect the latest armistice after a two-day Vatican retreat aimed at shoring up the fragile peace.

A timeline of key events in rule of Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir

After 30 years in power, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was arrested and deposed by the military on Thursday, following nearly four months of protests against his rule.

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir brought down by people he ruled with iron fist

Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir, long wanted on genocide and war crimes charges, was finally brought down in a popular uprising by the very people he ruled with an iron fist for 30 years.
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Sudan: Three decades under Omar al-Bashir

Here are key dates in Sudan since Omar al-Bashir seized power three decades ago, after he was ousted on Thursday by the military following months of protests against his iron-fisted rule.
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Amnesty: Global number of executions lowest in a decade

The number of global executions in 2018 dropped to the lowest in a decade, a report released on Wednesday by human rights group Amnesty International said.
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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.

Report: Conflict claims over 100,000 babies in Nigeria, other countries annually

At least 550,000 babies reportedly died as a result of armed conflict between 2013 and 2017 in the 10 worst-affected countries, according to a new report by an international nongovernmental organisation, Save the Children.

Save the Children: 100,000 babies die every year because of conflict

At least 550,000 are said to have died as a result armed conflict between 2013 and 2017 in Nigeria and nine other affected countries according to a new analysis.

Report: 113 million people suffered acute hunger in 2018

No fewer than 113 million people were affected in 2018 by very serious food shortages, including famine, a report by the European Union and two United Nations agencies said on Tuesday.

Misery Index: Nigeria not a miserable country

In a report titled: “The Misery Index 2018,” authored by Dr. Steve Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Nigerians have been labelled the sixth most miserable people in the world. The misery index was introduced in the 1970s by Arthur Okun, an American economist, author of the seminal work, Equality and Efficiency: The Big Trade Off (1975).

Full list of all the teams that have qualified for 2019 AFCON

The full line-up for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations has been completed, after the final fixtures on Sunday.

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