Somalia: Fresh Piracy Fears As Two Boats Attacked Off Somalia’s Coast

[Dalsan Radio] On Sunday, two fishing vessels were attacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia. The attempted boardings were both thwarted, but security officials said that they represent a reminder that antipiracy measures are still required when transiting the high-risk area off Somalia.

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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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Sudan: El Sadig El Mahdi – ‘Sudan Regime Like Anglo-Egyptian Colonialists’

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -El Sadig El Mahdi, Head of the National Umma Party and chairman of the Sudan Call coalition, has strongly condemned the killing of demonstrators and the excessive violence against them during the past month. He likened the current regime in Khartoum to the days of the Anglo-Egyptian colonisation.

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Africa: AU Postpones High-Level Delegation’s Visit to DR Congo

[African Union] The African Union Commission takes note of the decision of the Constitutional Court of the Democratic Repubic of the Congo proclaiming the final results of the presidential and national and provincial and legislative elections of 30 December 2018.

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Sudan: Sudan Protests – Largest and Most Coordinated Since Beginning

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Port Sudan / El Gedaref / El Gezira / S -The demonstrations calling for the overthrow of the regime and the immediate step-down of Al Bashir were allegedly the largest coordinated and simultaneous demonstrations since they started on December 19.

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Congo-Kinshasa: Election Results – Congolese Organisation in South Africa Fears Chaos

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The Congolese People’s Organisation in South Africa fears that chaos could erupt in the Democratic Republic of Congo after the country’s electoral commission declared  opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner.

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