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The European Union has called on Tunisian President Kais Saied to restore democratic order in the country and reopen parliament. EU foreign policy chief Joseph Borrell told EU lawmakers during a parliamentary session that the Tunisian parliament “cannot stay closed indefinitely”. Mr Borrell urged the Tunisian president to set a clear timetable for the reopening […]

North Korea has confirmed it successfully tested a new submarine-launched ballistic missile on Tuesday. State news outlet KCNA said the missile had “advanced control guidance technologies”, which could make it harder to track. North Korea has carried out a flurry of weapons tests in recent weeks, launching what it said were hypersonic and long-range weapons. […]

Opponents of Sudan’s transition to democracy took to the streets of Khartoum on weekend to call on the army to take control of the country. Several thousand demonstrators gathered outside the presidential palace as the country’s political crisis deepens. Military and civilian groups have been sharing power since the toppling of President Omar al-Bashir in 2019. […]

A high-ranking former Malawian MP, Clement Chiwaya, has shot himself dead in an office in parliament. Mr Chiwaya, who was a wheelchair user after he contracted polio at the age of two, served as deputy speaker between 2014 and 2019. In a note he left shortly before the shooting, he wrote about the dispute he […]

The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says they are willing to resume talks with the South if it ends its “hostile policies”. Kim Yo-jong was responding to a renewed call from the South to officially declare an end to the Korean War. The conflict, which split the peninsula into two, ended in […]

Sudanese authorities reported a coup attempt  on Tuesday by a group of soldiers but said the attempt failed and that the military remains in control. Sudan’s state-run television called on the public “to counter” the attempt but did not provide further details. “All is under control. The revolution is victorious,” Mohamed Al Faki Suleiman, a […]

Paul Rusesabagina, the subject of Oscar-nominated film Hotel Rwanda portraying his life-saving actions during the Rwandan genocide, is now facing many years in prison for terror-related crimes. Nearly two decades ago he presented himself as an ordinary man who happened to be caught up in extraordinary times. The Rwandan former hotel manager, 67, is credited […]

The murder of Revocant Karemangingo a prominent critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame in Maputo on Monday has confirmed fears of other Rwanda dissidents that the presence of Rwanda’s troops in Mozambique is helping it to get at its own political enemies. International rights groups claim that opposition politicians, journalists, and activists both in Rwanda […]

Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry has been banned from leaving the country amid an investigation into his alleged involvement in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. A prosecutor is seeking charges against Mr Henry, who has been asked to explain his links with a key suspect in the killing, Joseph Felix Badio. Records show the […]

Heavily armed men raided a jail in south central Nigeria and freed 240 inmates – almost everyone in the prison. The attackers started a gun battle with guards late on Sunday at the medium-security prison at Kabba in Kogi state, southwest of the federal capital Abuja, a spokesman for the Correctional Service said. “The medium-security […]


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