This is a good time to be a strongman in East Africa

By: CHARLES ONYANGO-OBBO The EastAfrican reports that noises about tinkering with term limits are refusing to die down. It noted that “the wave of electoral law changes sweeping across East Africa and meant to favour incumbents appears to be gathering speed in Tanzania”, and that “Chemba MP Juma Nkamia is next month expected to table

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Opposition groups agree to work together during peace revitalization

Ten South Sudanese opposition groups that participated in the revitalization process in Ethiopia said on Friday they had agreed to work to together towards a just and durable peace in the country. Signatories of the agreement included Machar’s deputy Henry Odwar, former detainee official Kosti Manibe, leader of the Federal Democratic Party, Gabriel Changson and

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In a First, U.N. Evacuates Dozens of Refugees from Libya to Italy

Dozens of refugees and migrants who were held in detention in bleak conditions in Libya were evacuated to Italy late on Friday night, according to the United Nations’ refugee agency. It is the first time that the organization has relocated people from Libya directly into Europe. The group of 162 refugees and migrants from Eritrea,

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Dossier Sudan Turkey : Erdogan visit activities and comments

The International People Friendship Council (IPFC) The International People Friendship Council (IPFC) has described the forthcoming visit to Sudan by the Turkish President, Receep Tayyib Erdogan as one of the major changes and the wide openness towards the countries of the world following the lifting of the US economic sanctions imposed on Sudan. The IPFC

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NISS Chief Conveys Al Bashir’s Appreciation to Equatorial Guinea President

SMC- The National Intelligence and Security Service Director and President of CISSA, Mohammed Atta Al-Mawla Abbas has visited Equatorial Guinea, during which he handed a written message from President Omer Al Bashir to his Guinean counterpart President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. The message dealt briefly with moving forward the bilateral relations between the two countries

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Rooted In History, Looking Into The Future

Some 700 meters south of the Republican Palace in Khartoum and at the intersection of streets Al-Qasr and Al-Baladiya (used to be called Abbas) lies the Turkish Qubbas, or tombs. The large beehive-shaped structures contain the tombs of two notable governors that ruled the Sudan in the nineteenth century on behalf of Egypt’s Viceroy Mohamed

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Parliamentarians Accuse Egyptian Authorities of Planning to Control Al-Alagi Valley

SMC- The Red Sea MPs at the National Assembly have revealed that Egyptian authorities are carrying out moves in the occupied Halayeb triangle to incite citizens against the government and to encourage the Egyptianization of  Halayeb. Speaking to the SMC the representative of Halayeb constituency at the parliament Ahmed Issa Omer said that the Egyptian authorities will

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Russia to Build Nuclear power plant in Sudan

The Russian State Corporation for Atomic Energy (Rosatom) Friday said it has signed an agreement to build the first nuclear power plant to produce electricity in Sudan. The deal comes a month after a visit by the Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir to Russia during which a nuclear energy cooperation agreement was signed between the two

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POLİTİCS Erdoğan to Embark on 3-Country North AfricaTour

Turkey seeks to strengthen economic relations with African countries with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s upcoming visits to Sudan, Chad and Tunisia, representatives of the country’s Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) have told Anadolu Agency. The Turkish president will visit Sudan, Chad and Tunisia between Sunday and Wednesday. Erdogan’s three-nation tour will be very important for

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South Sudan ceasefire goes into effect

Government and several armed groups signed a ceasefire deal Thursday during peace negotiations in Addis Ababa, to begin from 00:01 hours (South Sudan local time) on December 24. The agreement says all forces should “immediately freeze in their locations”, halt actions that could lead to confrontation and release political detainees as well as abducted women

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