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Sudan's government declares UN envoy ‘persona non grata’

Sudan's government declares UN envoy ‘persona non grata’

The United Nations envoy to Sudan, a key mediator in the country's brutal conflict, is no longer welcome in the African country, Sudanese authorities say. A terse statement issued by Sudan's Foreign Ministry late Thursday comes just weeks after the head of the country's military, Gen. Abdel Fattah


Shelling, looting in Sudan's capital

Shelling, looting in Sudan's capital

Shelling and heavy clashes hit areas of Sudan's capital on Monday, residents said, with reports of spreading lawlessness in Khartoum and in the western region of Darfur after more than seven weeks of conflict between rival military factions. Fighting between the army and the paramilitary Rap

30 killed in attacks in Nigerian village

30 killed in attacks in Nigerian village

At least 30 people were killed in attacks by armed men on several villages in Nigeria's northwestern state of Sokoto on Saturday, police said. Police in Sokoto said the people killed belonged to a vigilante group in the Tangaza local government area. Prior to the attacks, some members of the vigil

Sudan fighters take over Khartoum museum

Sudan fighters take over Khartoum museum

Sudanese paramilitary fighters have taken over the national museum in Khartoum, its deputy director said on Saturday, urging them to protect precious artefacts from the nation's heritage that include ancient mummies. Members of the Rapid Support Forces group that has been fighting the army since m

More than 100,000 flee to Chad from Sudan conflict, UNHCR says

More than 100,000 flee to Chad from Sudan conflict, UNHCR says

More than 100,000 people have fled violence in Sudan to neighbouring Chad and the numbers could double in the next three months, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday. The near seven-week conflict has pushed Sudan into a humanitarian crisis and turned one of Africa's greatest cities - the three-p

Uganda enacts harsh anti-LGBTQ law including death penalty

Uganda enacts harsh anti-LGBTQ law including death penalty

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni signed one of the world's toughest anti-LGBTQ laws, including the death penalty for "aggravated homosexuality", drawing Western condemnation and risking sanctions from aid donors, reports Reuters.  Same-sex relations were already illegal in Uganda, as in mor

Senegalese government websites hit with cyber attack

Senegalese government websites hit with cyber attack

A group of hackers called Mysterious Team made multiple Senegalese government websites go offline overnight on Friday by hitting them with denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, a government spokesperson said. The group claimed responsibility for the cyber attacks in a series of Twitter posts usi

Wagner: US sanctions boss of mercenary group in Mali

Wagner: US sanctions boss of mercenary group in Mali

The US has announced sanctions on the local boss of the Wagner private military group in Mali, Ivan Maslov. The Russian mercenary group could be secretly trying to obtain military equipment for the war in Ukraine through its operations in Mali and other African countries, the US says.

Somalia secures $10.5m to tackle drought, prevent famine

Somalia secures $10.5m to tackle drought, prevent famine

Somalia on Thursday secured 10.5 million U.S. dollars through a trilateral partnership launched in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, to tackle drought and prevent famine in the country. The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development

Sudan conflict displaces over 1.3m, says UN

Sudan conflict displaces over 1.3m, says UN

The fighting between Sudan's military and a powerful paramilitary force has displaced more than 1.3 million people, the UN migration agency said Wednesday. The International Organization for Migration said the clashes have forced over 1.0 million people to leave their homes to safer areas inside S