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Sudan coup: Military reaches out to protesters

Large crowds have remained on the streets of Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, through the night, ignoring a curfew declared by the military. Long-time President Omar Al-Bashir was overthrown and arrested after months of street protests. But demonstrators say the military council which has taken power is part of the same regime. …

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Sudan protest: Clashes among armed forces at Khartoum sit-in

Sudans government has   deployed its army around its Khartoum headquarters as thousands of protesters defied tear gas to demonstrate for the third day, calling for leader Omar Al-Bashir’s resignation Since protests erupted across Sudan in December agents of the powerful National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) and riot police have …

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Kirstjen Nielsen: US Homeland Security chief resigns

The US secretary of homeland security MS Kirstjen Nielsen, who enforced some of President Donald Trump’s controversial border policies, has resigned. President Donald Trump said customs and border protection Commissioner Kevin Mcaleenan will replace her temporarily. MS Nielsen was responsible for the proposed border wall with Mexico and the separation …

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Algerians protest against new interim president

Algerian police have used water cannon against protesters demonstrating against Abdelkader Bensalah’s appointment as interim president. Mr Bensalah, the speaker of parliament’s upper house, succeeds President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned last week following weeks of peaceful demonstrations. Reports say many citizens want more radical change. Mr Bensalah, who will be …

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South Africa president’s son paid by scandal company

South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa’s son Andile has admitted that he was paid $140,000 by a company facing extensive corruption allegations, an admission that could embarrass his father ahead of polls. President Ramaphosa has sought, ahead of elections on May 8, to de-toxify the ruling African National Congress which has …

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