Africa East Africa World 

Somalia: Fighting erupts after president extends his tenure

– – Fighting broke out on Sunday in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu following the decision by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed to extend his stay in power. Soldiers loyal to his government and those opposed to him clashed with residents in the capital saying they heard gunfire across the city. The spark of violence signals the dire political crisis Somalia which could further degenerate. Tension has been growing after the country’s parliament approved a two-year extension of the president’s mandate. The controversial special election bill was overwhelmingly approved by 149 members. –…

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Africa Featured Ghana West Africa World 

Several injured in clashes between party supporters in Ghana

– – Several people are injured in clashes between supporters of Ghana’s two major political parties in one of the suburbs of the capital Accra. It is unclear what triggered the clashes between the supporters of the ruling NPP and the opposition NDC at a constituency called Odododiodio. The area is one of the over four thousand flash points for electoral violence identified by Ghana’s Police service with a few weeks to the country’s Presidential and Parliamentary elections. Local media reports suggest that the opposition party supporters were embarking on a health…

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Africa North Africa Sudan World 

Sudan: State of emergency declared in Port Sudan

Sudan’s newly-created sovereign council has declared a state of emergency in the city of Port Sudan due to tribal clashes. Police say tribal clashes there have led to the death of at least 16 people. A statement from the police said clashes between members of the Beni Amer and Nuba tribes were re-ignited on Wednesday and continued into Saturday morning. Port Sudan is the capital city of eastern Red Sea state in Sudan. The acting governor and the head of the national security service for the state have both been…

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