al-Bashir North Africa Sudan 

Hounded by ICC Sudan’s president visits Russia, asks for protection from US

MOSCOW – Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has said on a visit to Russia that his country needs protection from the U.S. and the ever unpopular ICC court that does the bidding for the US Al-Bashir, speaking Thursday at the start of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, accused the U.S. of fomenting the conflict in Sudan. Al-Bashir added that “we need protection from the U.S. aggressive actions.” Please follow and like us:

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al-Bashir North Africa Sudan 

Defiant al-Bashir visits Uganda despite ICC’s warrants

KAMPALA, Uganda – Sudan’s president, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court, arrived in Uganda Monday on a two-day official visit. As a signatory to the treaty that created the ICC, Uganda has an obligation to arrest Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sudan’s Darfur region. Please follow and like us:

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Darfur students North Africa Sudan 

Sudan: Hundreds of Darfuri student protesters stopped at capital’s gates

The Sudanese authorities must end the continued discrimination of Darfuri students at universities, said Amnesty International today as more than 1,000 Darfuri students of Bakht al-Rida University in White Nile State, descended on the capital Khartoum to demand the release of 10 of their colleagues accused of killing two police officers. The students are now blockaded on the southern edge of the capital Khartoum after they were stopped by National Intelligence Security Service (NISS) agents from delivering a statement listing their demands to the government. They also want 14 other colleagues who…

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Ramadan in Tunisia North Africa OP-ED 

Jailed for eating during Ramadan in Tunisia: Much ado about radical Islam in the West

Why are western nations taking responsibility for the radicalization of Muslims, when the problem is not confined to these countries? Why are these countries buying into this lame narrative that ascribes blame for Islamic extremism to western foreign policy?   Obvious such a position discounts the hateful and inciting of doctrines that are propagated in mosques, and other Islamic centers worldwide.   Bearing in mind similar manifestations of Muslim extremist ideology in other non-western countries, it is difficult to hold that western foreign policy or the internet is the main…

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Saif al-Islam Leaders Libya North Africa 

Seif al-Islam, Gadhafi’s Son FREED after 5 Years in Captivity

BENGHAZI, LIBYA — Seif al-Islam, the son and one-time heir apparent of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, has been released after more than five years in detention, his captors said on Saturday. Gaddafi was captured in southern Libya by the Zintan militia on 19 November 2011, after the end of the Libyan Civil War, and flown by plane to Zintan. He was sentenced to death on 28 July 2015 by a court in Tripoli for crimes during the 2011 Libyan Civil War, in a widely criticised trial conducted in absentia.…

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Libya North Africa 

Opinion: Two old men meet to discuss the future of Libya

On Friday, the Speaker of the east-based House of Representatives (HoR) Aqilah Saleh met with the Head of the High Council of State (HCS) Abdelrahman Al-Sweihli for the first time since the passing of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) in Skhirat, Morocco on December 17, 2015. The meeting took place in Rome under the supervision of the Italian government. The two men, who have definitely exceeded their fifties in age, have been each on a different stream regarding the current political and military hustle and bustle in Libya. Please follow…

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East Africa Sudan 

Families flee from South Sudan to Uganda in Africa’s biggest exodus since 1994 Rwandan genocide

At least 832,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Uganda since fighting erupted in July last year, in the biggest cross-border exodus in Africa since the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Overall, the fighting has uprooted more than three million people, and by July 5.5 million – nearly half the population – are unlikely to have a reliable food supply, according to the United Nations. The influx of refugees is testing the generosity of Ugandans, many of whom, including President Yoweri Museveni, were once refugees themselves. One top government official said that…

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Morocco solar Plant Development North Africa 

Morocco Leads the Way with the World’s Largest Solar Power Plant

Africa is changing at a rapid pace and those who pay attention to these changes are nothing short of impressive. Huge amounts are now invested continent wide and the creativity of local entrepreneurs is propelling national economies forward. Many of them have the merit of bringing in investors, while empowering like-minded co-nationals. It’s refreshing to see that some governments are also playing the long game and invest massively in high heels technologies. Please follow and like us:

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Amadou Gueye gnagne Ngor Almadie North Africa 

APR Energy Celebrates Community Development Project in Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal – As part of its commitment to enhancing the quality of life in the communities where it operates, APR Energy – a global leader in fast-track power solutions – presented a refurbished and lighted outdoor basketball and volleyball facility to the Ngor community of Dakar, the capital of Senegal.   APR Energy has worked with the national utility Senelec to provide electricity to Senegal residents and businesses since 2011. As a partner in the U.S. Power Africa initiative, APR Energy has installed more than 1,000 megawatts of generating…

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North Africa 

Mauritania to benefit from US$21 million IFAD grant to boost food security, nutrition and reduce rural poverty

Rome, 12 January 2017 – A total of 285,600 farmers, particularly women and young people in six regions in southern Mauritania will benefit from a financial agreement signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Mauritania to improve their incomes, nutrition and food security. Please follow and like us:

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