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Military council and opposition wrangle over Sudan’s future

Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) and opposition forces appeared to be on a collision course amid deepening differences over demands for civilian rule...

New Mali PM named

Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita appointed finance minister Boubou Cisse as prime minister days after government resigned following pressure to respond to the vigilante...

Mali government resigns

The Mali prime minister and his government resigned four weeks after the massacre of some 160 Fulani herders by an ethnic vigilante group shocked...

SA must relook at access to firearms: Cele

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South Africa would be better off if only its armed forces and not private citizens had access to firearms, Police Minister Bheki Cele said...

Seizure of suspect funds in Sudan ordered – claim

Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council ordered the central bank to review financial transfers since April 1 and seize “suspect” funds, state news agency SUNA...

ISS: There’s much work to be done in Sudan

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As General Awad Ibn Ouf declared the removal of President Omar al-Bashir from office on 11 April, the streets of Khartoum burst into celebration....

Top Sudanese public prosecutors dismissed

The head of Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council has fired three high ranking public prosecutors, it said after protesters demanded an overhaul of the...

Algeria Constitutional Council head quits

The chairman of Algeria’s Constitutional Council Tayib Belaiz quit his post, state news agency APS said, following calls for his resignation by pro-democracy protesters...

Explainer: What next for Sudan after Bashir’s fall?

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sudanSudan’s Omar al-Bashir has been ousted after three decades in power following months of mass protests. The military has announced a transitional period of...

ISS: Will justice rise with al-Bashir’s fall?

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On 11 April 2019, after 30 years, Sudanese strongman Omar Hassan al-Bashir fell. Al-Bashir, who came to power in June 1989 after a coup...

Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...