Africa

Sudanese says no to military rule

Protesters in Sudan have resumed their demonstration against military rule in the country, insisting on a transfer of power to a civilian government. How long has the military been in power?The army took power last October, putting an end to hopes of a democratic transition after months of a popular uprising that ousted autocratic ruler

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Libya’s production halt

The Story Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) has suspended production at a major oil field in the country as it declared a “force majeure.  What happened?The corporation said the suspension is due to the entry of a group of individuals [protesters] into the oil field and the prevention of the field’s workers from continuing production. The affected Al-Fil

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The Help Ukraine Seeks From Africa

The Story Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February and the subsequent war there, African countries have, largely, refused to take sides. Now, Ukraine is seeking their support. What’s Ukraine asking for? President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has asked to speak to the African Union, obviously to seek their support against Russia. This was made known by

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Why Guinean Military Leader Ordered Foreign Companies to Share Company Profits

The Story Guinea’s military leader, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, has told foreign mining companies in the country that their profits would be shared with the government equally. Really? Yes, and that’s not all. Doumbouya also gave the companies until the end of May to submit proposals for the construction of refineries in the country. The military

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Compaore Finally Punished for Thomas Sankara’s Death

The Story Burkina Faso’s former president Blaise Compaore was sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment for complicity in the 1987 murder of his predecessor Thomas Sankara in a coup, a military tribunal ruled on Wednesday. How was he sentenced in absentia? Compaore was found guilty of an attack on state security, complicity in murder and

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Why Displaced Congolese Refused To Return Home

The Story No place, they say, is like home. This is a widely used phrase, especially when discussing subjects like origin, identity, and other such things. To the displaced people of Congo, however, there is a limit to how proud or desirous of home anyone can be. What’s happening in Congo? Following the fighting between

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