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Sudan: Another coup as military dissolves civilian government

– – Sudan’s military on Monday dissolved the transitional civilian government after arresting political leaders following another coup. The soldiers led by Gen Abdel Fattah Burhan who had been heading a joint council with civilian leaders has now declared a state of emergency. He blamed the current military take-over on political infighting within the civilian government. Protesters earlier took to… Read More
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Sudan’s political transition in crisis amid pro-military protests

– – Sudan’s political transition is facing a major crisis amid pro-military protests by some citizens demanding the dissolution of the civilian government. The pro-military Sudanese protesters held another rally on Sunday, which is a second day of protest. They gathered outside the presidential palace in central Khartoum demanding the dissolution of the interim government, claiming it has failed politically… Read More
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Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur reaches tennis top 10

Ons Jabeur will become the first Arab tennis player to reach the top 10 in the world rankings after reaching the Indian Wells semi-finals. The Tunisian beat Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit 7-5 6-3 win to reach the last four of a WTA 1,000 tournament for the first time. It was the 27-year-old’s 48th win of the season – more than any… Read More
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Algeria starts producing its own Covid-19 vaccines

– – Algeria has now started producing its own Covid-19 vaccines as it announces plans to produce 8 million doses each month. Production started on Wednesday according to the country’s Prime Minister Aimene Benabderrahmane. The Covid-19 vaccine being produced in Algeria was developed by Chinese firm Sinovac. Algerian officials said the development is a major achievement following the launch of… Read More
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Sudan blames allies of ex-president Bashir for failed coup

A transitional government made up of the military, civilian representatives and protest groups have been ruling as part of a power-sharing agreement. “We’re not going back… there are people trying to turn back the hands of time,” said Information Minister Hamza Baloul in a statement read on state TV. – – The Sudanese government has said the situation in the… Read More
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Former Algerian President Bouteflika buried

– – Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who died on Friday has been buried in a solemn ceremony on Sunday. There was no fanfare ceremony for the burial of the North African country’s longest-serving president. Bouteflika was buried at a cemetery for Algeria’s independence heroes, but he didn’t receive any honours accorded his predecessors. There was no lying in state… Read More
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Libya: Gaddafi’s son released from prison

– – The third son of the former Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, has been released from jail in the capital Tripoli. He has been in prison since 2014 when he was arrested and put on trial after fleeing the when his father was toppled in 2011. Sa’adi Gaddafi was commander of Libya’s Special Forces. He fled to Niger when his… Read More
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Photos: The huge ancient Egyptian boat used by the pharaohs

– – Egyptian authorities have moved the huge boat used by the pharaohs thousands of years ago to its new home. The impressive ancient Egyptian boat from the time of the pharaohs was transported to its new home at the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza. The Great Boat of King Khufu which is more than 4,500 years old was discovered… Read More
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150 people hospitalized in Algeria after swimming

– – About 150 people have been hospitalized after swimming at a beach in Algeria. The seawater is suspected to have been polluted at Tenes in north-western Algeria, a regional official said. Three beaches and a desalination plant have been closed for an investigation into the incident. Local government official Lakhdar Seddas told the privately owned Echourouk TV channel that “149 people suffered… Read More
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At least 43 migrants drown after boat sinks off Tunisia

Those rescued, off the Tunisian fishing port of Zarzis, were aged between three and 40, Tunisia’s defence ministry said. – – The nationalities of the rescued include 46 Sudanese nationals, 16 Eritreans, 12 Bangladeshis and five from Egypt. North Africa remains a key transit point for migrants from many countries hoping to reach Europe via the Mediterranean. Libya has been… Read More