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Tunisians mark Saied’s two years in power with protests

Hundreds of Tunisians have staged a street protest in the capital, Tunis to mark the second anniversary of President Kais Saied’s seizure of power. They have called for an end to his rule asking for the immediate release of detained opposition leaders. About 300 people gathered on the central Habib Bourguiba Avenue on Tuesday at pro-opposition organized rally. President Saied… Read More
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EU signs agreement with Tunisia to fight illegal migration

The European Union has signed a deal with Tunisia to strategically fight illegal migration. Tunisia has become the main departure point for migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. Announcing the deal in Tunis, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen promised increased cooperation on border management and search and rescue operations. Italian Prime Minister Georgia Meloni said it… Read More
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Plights of African migrants in Tunisia worsen as tensions rise

It all started as a crackdown on African migrants, but it has now degenerated into a major crisis as Tunisia remains resolute in tightening immigration restrictions. Thousands have been forced to flee the racial crackdown, an action that flared up initially after a speech by President Kais Saied last February, where he told security forces to expel all illegal immigrants.… Read More
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Morocco to recall ambassador to Sweden after Quran burning row

Morocco is recalling its ambassador to Sweden. It follows the burning of a Koran at a demonstration in Stockholm. The development came at a time when Muslims were celebrating the Eid-al Adha. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rabat called the action offensive and irresponsible. The organiser of the demonstration – who’s said to be Iraqi-born Salwan Momik – is… Read More
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Egypt: Three British tourists dead after boat fire

Three British tourists are reported dead during sea cruise after their boat caught fire in the Egyptian Red Sea. The incident happened off the coast of Marsa Alam on the both called also called the Hurricane. Twenty-four other people, including 12 Britons, were rescued from the boat. Initial reports suggested the fire, at 06:30 local time, was down to an… Read More
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Sudan accuses UN envoy of inflaming fighting, declares him “persona non grata”

The UN envoy to Sudan, Volker Perthes, has been declared “persona non grata” by the government which means he is no longer recognised. “The Government of the Republic of Sudan has notified the Secretary General of the United Nations that it has declared Mr Volker Perthes… persona non grata as of today,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a… Read More
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Pope gets involved in seeking peace in Sudan as parties agree to ceasefire

The head of the Roman Catholic church, Pope Francis has called for warring factions in Sudan to lay down their weapons. He expressed sadness on Sunday at the violence that has continued for more than a month in the African nation. “In encouraging the partial agreements reached so far, I renew my heartfelt plea for weapons to be set aside,”… Read More
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Mediators seek end to the fighting in Sudan with talks in Saudi Arabia

Envoys from Sudan’s warring parties traveled to Saudi Arabia for talks as mediators hope it will bring an end to a three-week old conflict. The conflict has resulted in the death of hundreds of people with thousands fleeing for safety. The U.S.-Saudi initiative is the first serious attempt to end fighting between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces… Read More
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US government to impose sanctions on Sudan

The US President Joe Biden has issued an executive order authorising sanctions against Sudan. Sudan has been plunged into a political crisis as rival army generals battle over control of the military government. Mr. Biden who has called the violence a tragedy and a betrayal of the Sudanese people said the fighting must end. The US president said the violence… Read More
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Sudan’s warring sides agree to a 72-hour ceasefire

Fighting in Sudan has abated after the army and the rival paramilitary force agreed to a 72-hour truce. The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) said the U.S. and Saudi Arabia mediated the ceasefire. U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced the agreement first and said it followed two days of intense negotiations. “During this period, the United States urges the SAF… Read More