Africa: How Foreign Backing Is Keeping Sudan’s Omar Al-Bashir in Power

[The Conversation Africa] Day after day Sudanese are taking to the streets to protest against the rule of Omar al-Bashir. The president, who himself seized power in 1989 when he led a coup, is facing the most serious challenge in his three decades in power.

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Malawi: 4 Malawi Soldiers ‘Missing in Action’ in DRC Fighting Islamic Militias

[Nyasa Times] Government has disclosed that four Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers part of UN peacekeepers in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) supporting an offensive by local forces against an Islamist group, the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), are missing while six brave heroes who were killed have been buried in their respective homes.

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