Sudan: Paramilitary Kills Protester While Power-Sharing Hangs in the Balance

[RFI] One protester was reportedly killed with a bullet to the head and seven others are in critical condition after paramilitary forces in the eastern state of Sennar, Sudan, fired on demonstrators on Sunday, the opposition group Sudan Doctors’ Committee said in a statement.

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Tunisia’s fragile democracy faces a stiff test

FOR A MOMENT, a looming political crunch in Tunisia looked like it would arrive earlier than expected. On June 27th the president, Beji Caid Essebsi, was rushed to hospital after an unspecified “health crisis”. The news capped a chaotic week in the only country to emerge from the Arab spring with a democracy

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Kenya: Court Halts Building of Coal Plant on Coast

[VOA] A Kenyan court has halted construction of what would be the country’s first coal plant.  The National Environment Tribunal found the process of awarding a license for the plant was irregular and lacked effective public participation.  Environmentalists had gone to court opposing the plant, which they said is unnecessary.

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