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Saudi Arabia working on removing Sudan from U.S. state sponsors of terrorism list - tweet

Saudi Arabia is working on removing Sudan from the United States’ list of state sponsors of terrorism, a foreign ministry tweet said on Sunday.

The tweet comes following a visit to Riyadh by the head of Sudan’s transitional sovereign council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and prime minister Abdalla Hamdok, during which they met with King Salman.

Saudi…

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Ugandan presidential hopeful Bobi Wine denounces government ban of his 'red beret' symbol

Ugandan pop star and presidential hopeful Bobi Wine has denounced the government’s banning of civilian use of red berets, a symbol of his “People Power” movement that he hopes to use to oust longtime President Yoweri Museveni.

The government this month gazetted the red beret and other pieces of military wear as “property of the state.” It warned…

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Attacks kill 22 in Ethiopia's Amhara region - party official

Clashes between regional special forces and a minority ethnic group have killed at least 20 people in the past five days in Ethiopia’s northern state of Amhara, a local political official said on Thursday. 

The clashes are another headache for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, whose political and economic reforms in what was once one of Africa’s most…

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Twin Somali attacks hit U.S. special forces base, Italian convoy

Somali insurgents on Monday mounted an ambitious attack on a base where U.S. special forces train Somali commandos, while an Italian military convoy was hit in a separate blast in the capital Mogadishu.

No casualties were reported in either attack, U.S and Italian officials said.

Twin vehicle-borne bombs at the Baledogle base, where Somali forces…

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