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Sudan: nearly three decades under Bashir

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Here are key dates in Sudan since Omar al-Bashir came to power almost three decades ago. – 1989: coup – In June 1989 army brigadier Bashir seizes power in a coup backed by Islamist ideologue Hassan al-Turabi. Sudan then hosts radical Islamists, including Al-Qaeda chief …

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Tear gas fired at protesters marching to Sudan presidential palace

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudanese police on Thursday fired tear gas at protesters marching towards the presidential palace, witnesses said, during a demonstration in the capital to demand the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir. Demonstrators chanting “Freedom, peace, justice” gathered in central Khartoum and began their march but riot …

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Sudan: torn apart by war

  Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan has been shattered by decades of conflict and ruled for nearly 30 years by Omar al-Bashir, who has been indicted internationally for genocide. Here is some background about the large partly desert African nation as it marks a month of anti-government protests. – …

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ICC halts release of I.Coast’s Gbagbo after new appeal

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | The International Criminal Court on Wednesday halted the release of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo following a fresh appeal by prosecutors, a day after he was acquitted of crimes against humanity. Judges had earlier ordered Gbagbo and his right-hand man Charles Ble Goude …

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Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  The Al-Shabaab, meaning “youth” in Arabic, is fighting an armed insurrection in Somalia, which has been mired in chaos since 1991. Here is some background on the Islamist group with links to Al-Qaeda. – Al-Qaeda links – The Shabaab stem from Somalia’s Islamic Courts that …

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Explosion, gunfire at Nairobi hotel and office complex

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | A gunfight was underway following a blast at a hotel and office complex in a leafy Nairobi neighbourhood Tuesday, an AFP reporter and a witness said. A blast at the DusitD2 compound, which includes a hotel and several office buildings housing international companies, was heard from …

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ICC acquits former Ivory Coast strongman Gbagbo

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP |  The International Criminal Court on Tuesday acquitted former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo over post-electoral violence in the West African nation in a stunning blow to the war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Judges ordered the immediate release of the 73-year-old deposed strongman, the first …

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Hundreds injured in months of Algeria football violence

Algiers, Algeria | AFP | More than 300 people were injured in football-related violence during the first four months of Algeria’s football season, with hundreds arrested, police said on Sunday. Algeria has for years seen nearly weekly violence at football stadiums between supporters, while police and players have also been …

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