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Sudan protest hub: Fruit seller dies from tear gas inhalation

A Sudanese fruit seller died Sunday in a hospital in Khartoum after inhaling tear gas fired by riot police during protests, according to his relatives and a committee of doctors linked to the anti-government protest movement. “He was taken to the hospital but the doctors could not save him, he died from tear gas inhalation,”... Continue Reading →

DRC president meets Kabila over coalition govt talks

President of the Democratic Republic of congo, DRC, Félix Tshisekedi, met his predecessor, Joseph Kabila, over the weekend for talks aimed at the formation of a coalition government following the December 30, 2018 elections.The presidency late Sunday confirmed the meeting via an official statement saying the two had met at the residence of President Tshisekedi... Continue Reading →

Obama involved in plans to launch Basketball Africa League

Former President Obama will be involved in the development of the NBA's first professional league outside of North America. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced on Saturday that Obama would be a part of Basketball Africa League, a 12-team competition consisting of countries from the continent. The Associated Press noted that it is unclear what role... Continue Reading →

Ethiopia says ‘Refugees are Welcome’

Ethiopia has a very long-standing history of hosting refugees with its open-door policy. On 17th January, the Ethiopian Parliament passed a historic new refugee law which allows refugees to travel and live outside of camps, obtain work permits, access primary education, legally register life events such as births, deaths and marriages, and open up access... Continue Reading →

UN Secretary-General praises Africa’s commitment to refugees

In a refrain seldom heard, and in contrast to much of the rest of the world, Guterres commended the continent’s commitment to keeping its borders open. “Despite the continent’s own social, economic and security challenges – Africa’s governments and people have kept its borders, doors and hearts open to millions of people in need,” he... Continue Reading →

Obama donor imprisoned for $292 million bank fraud seeks early release

An Iranian-American businessman who gave money to Democrats including former President Barack Obama should be released early from his 12-year prison term for a $292 million bank fraud and moved to home confinement, his lawyers said on Friday. Lawyers for Hassan Nemazee, 68, who has spent nearly 8-1/2 years in prison, said he qualified for... Continue Reading →

Germany warns it will stop extradition of its citizens to UK after Brexit – FT

Berlin will stop extraditing Germans to Britain immediately after Brexit even if it leaves the European Union with a deal, the Financial Times reported on.ft.com/2DPMBED on Sunday, citing a formal notification submitted by Germany to the European Commission last week. The notification cites concerns faced by Britain and the EU in maintaining their security cooperation... Continue Reading →

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