Sudan: New Bilateral Talks Between U.S. Delegation, Sudan

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -A senior US delegation headed by the special assistant to the president and senior advisor to Africa at the National Security Council, visited Khartoum for talks with the Sudanese government, represented by the Assistant to the President Feisal Ibrahim, about the Sudanese-American relations.

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Ethiopia: Eight Former Prison Officials Charged After Deadly Qilinto Prison Fire

[Addis Standard] The federal attorney general’s office has filed charges on eight former prison officials in connection with the September 2016 deadly fire at Qilinto federal maximum security prison located in the southern outskirt of the capital Addis Abeba.

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Malawi: Mutharika Is the Leader Malawi Wants Beyond 2019 – Wa Jeffrey

[Nyasa Times] The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPPSecretary General, Grezelder Jeffrey wa Jeffrey has challenged Malawians to vote for President Peter Mutharika in the forthcoming watershed election for continuation of development in the country.

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Nigeria: Winning Back Trust in Nigeria’s Rescheduled Elections

[ICG] Only hours before polls were to open, Nigeria’s electoral commission postponed elections scheduled for 16 February by one week. In this Q&A, Crisis Group’s Nigeria expert Nnamdi Obasi says the commission and other authorities must act now to win back trust and reduce risks of violence.

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