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Sudan intelligence chief resigns as purge begins

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | The head of Sudan’s feared National Intelligence and Security Service, Salih Ghosh, has resigned from his post, the country’s new military rulers said on Saturday. “The chief of the transitional military council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, has accepted the resignation of… the chief of NISS,” the …

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Algeria after Bouteflika: what happens now?

Algiers, Algeria | AFP |  Mass protests may have pushed long-time Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika from power, but demonstrators look unlikely to let up, demanding sweeping changes to the political system. With pressure far from dissipating, what happens now? – Constitutional roadmap – Algeria’s constitution outlines a vague roadmap for …

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Could Algeria’s protests set off Arab Spring 2.0?

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP | The resignation of Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika after huge protests has inspired activists in the region, but looks unlikely to spark a repeat of the Arab Spring uprisings. Civil society figures in authoritarian Egypt and Sudan welcomed the toppling of a veteran president once seen …

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Algeria: from mass protests to Bouteflika resignation

Algiers, Algeria | AFP |  Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on Tuesday, nearly six weeks after the start of unprecedented protests sparked by his bid for a fifth term. His resignation, announced by state television, came shortly after the army demanded the start of impeachment against him. Here is …

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Algeria’s Bouteflika to resign ‘before mandate ends’

  Algiers, Algeria | AFP | Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will resign before his mandate expires on April 28, his office said Monday, after a succession of loyalists deserted him in the face of massive protests. The 82-year-old, who has rarely been seen in public since a 2013 stroke, …

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Sudan at UN hears calls to respect demonstrators’ rights

United Nations, United States | AFP | Sudan faced calls from Western powers at the UN Security Council on Thursday to respect the rights of anti-government demonstrators and investigate violence that has left at least 24 dead. The council was meeting to discuss the situation in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region …

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