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Sudan declares state of emergency over deadly floods

Khartoum, Sudan | XINHUA | Sudan’s Security and Defense Council has decided to declare a nationwide three-month state of emergency over floods, Sudan’s Sovereign Council announced in a statement Saturday. Following a meeting late Friday, chaired by Sovereign Council Chairman Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, the Security and Defense Council instructed formation …

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NRM opposes calls for state of emergency ahead of 2021 polls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party has opposed calls by different political players for government to declare a state of emergency because of the Covid-19 pandemic which would result in the postponement of the 2021 general polls. The party officials led by the secretary …

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2021 elections: Gov’t declines to declare state of emergency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has taken a decision not to declare a state of emergency in the country which would lead to the postponement of the 2021 general elections. The Justice and Constitutional Affairs Ministers, Ephraim Kamuntu disclosed this while appearing before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee …

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DP advise government to declare a state of emergency

Kampala, Uganda | Nansubuga Prossy | The Democratic Party (DP) has asked government to declare a state of emergency and postpone the 2021 elections as a preventive measure for Covid-19 in Uganda. While addressing the press at the party headquarters, the DP Press secretary, Mr.Fred Mwesigwa said the election process is …

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Putin declares state of emergency over Siberian fuel spill

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered a state of emergency and criticised a subsidiary of metals giant Norilsk Nickel after a massive diesel spill into a Siberian river. The spill of over 20,000 tonnes of diesel fuel took place on Friday. A fuel reservoir collapsed …

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Kadaga, Katureebe advised Museveni to declare a state of emergency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has told Parliament that she and the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe asked the President to declare a State of Emergency. A state of emergency is a condition of national danger whereby any government suspends normal constitutional procedures to …

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Sudan state of emergency curbing public freedoms: minister

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | A state of emergency imposed across Sudan is restricting public freedoms, a minister said Wednesday, as lawmakers discussed the measure imposed by President Omar al-Bashir to quell anti-government protests. Bashir declared a year-long state of emergency on February 22 after an initial crackdown failed to suppress deadly demonstrations against his iron-fisted …

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Sudan’s Bashir bans unauthorised rallies

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Monday banned unauthorised rallies as he announced a slew of new measures to end demonstrations that have rocked his rule for weeks. Bashir’s latest orders come as part of a nationwide state of emergency he imposed on Friday after a sweeping …

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Sudan opposition to keep up protests despite emergency

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s main opposition party on Saturday dismissed President Omar al-Bashir’s declaration of a state of emergency, saying protesters would keep up their campaign until his three-decade rule was ended. On Friday, Bashir imposed a nationwide state of emergency and dissolved the federal and provincial governments in …

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