Protesters hit Sudan streets calling for political reforms (01.07.2020)

Tens of thousands of Sudanese protesters have taken to the streets calling for reforms and demanding justice for those killed in anti-government demonstrations that ousted President Omar al-Bashir last year.

Sahel allies, France highlight progress in anti-Jihad campaign (01.07.2020)

Sahel countries and their ally France on Tuesday vowed to press ahead with a tactical shift in their campaign against an eight-year-old jihadist insurgency, saying the change had notched up substantial gains although major challenges also remain. After a summit in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott...

Peace talks stalled over share of armed groups in transitional parliament (30.06.2020)

Khartoum’s meetings for peace in Sudan are stalled over the number of parliamentary seats to be allocated to the armed groups during the transitional period.

Somalia's tumultuous 60-year journey after independence (30.06.2020)

Since gaining independence on July 1, 1960, Somalia has faced civil war, clan conflict, secessions, and al-Shabab. The road to self-sufficiency for Africa's most culturally-homogeneous country is full of hurdles.

Council extends mandate of EUBAM Libya until 30 June 2021 (30.06.2020)

[…] EUBAM Libya was launched on 22 May 2013. It is tasked with contributing to the Libyan authorities’ efforts to disrupt organised criminal networks involved in smuggling of migrants, human trafficking and terrorism. The mission coordinates and implements projects with international partners in...

Turkey slams France’s ‘destructive’ approach to Libya conflict (30.06.2020)

Turkey on Tuesday blasted France’s “destructive” approach to the conflict in Libya and accused it of seeking to increase Russian presence there. It was the latest in a string of increasingly testy exchanges between the two NATO allies over the issue.

Somalia unable to hold planned general election this year - Commission (29.06.2020)

Somalia’s planned General Election for October this year is not feasible, and the earliest it can be held is March 2021, the Independent Electoral Commission has said. This will be the first general election in 50 years in Somalia.

Haftar's forces mobilise mercenaries for Sirte battle (29.06.2020)

Eastern-based forces allied with renegade Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar have sent thousands of foreign mercenaries to fight in a looming battle for the strategic city of Sirte.

Burundi's new cabinet includes two under Western sanctions over rights abuses (29.06.2020)

New Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye unveiled a 15-member cabinet including two ministers who are under U.S. or European sanctions over their alleged role in violently crushing street protests.

Mahmoud Dicko: Mali imam challenges President Keïta (28.06.2020)

Brushing aside any concern about coronavirus, huge crowds are sustaining a campaign of mass protest across Mali, demanding the resignation of the West African state's increasingly beleaguered President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. … The real mobiliser - the figure who wields the critical crowd pulling...