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Sudan quells revolt of former spy service men after clashes

Armed ex-security agents linked to Sudan’s toppled ruler Omar al-Bashir fought soldiers in the capital Khartoum for hours until government forces quelled the revolt late on Tuesday, residents and a military source said.

The violence was the biggest confrontation so far between the old guard and supporters of the new administration, which helped…

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Tanzania says gunmen kill 6 in ambush near Mozambique border

Unknown gunmen killed six farmers near Tanzania’s southern border with Mozambique, a senior police official said on Wednesday, amid growing concerns over Islamist militants in a poor region where foreign companies are developing gas deposits.

The ambush on Tuesday night, on an island in the Ruvuma River that forms the border between the two…

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Ethiopian PM Abiy expects parliamentary election in May or June

Ethiopia will hold a parliamentary election in May or June despite concerns about security and logistics, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Sunday.

The election will be the first under Nobel Peace Laureate Abiy, who took office in April 2018 and launched political and economic reforms.

His reform agenda has also stoked violence and highlighted…

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South Sudan's Kiir vows to honour peace deal army funding

South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Friday said a new delay to set up a power-sharing government was "endurable" as he vowed to honour a peace deal funding pledge for a unified army.

Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar, whose fallout in 2013 sparked a conflict that has left hundreds of thousands dead, were granted an extension of 100 days to form a…

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