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Mon, 15 Jun, 2015
African leaders have appointed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as the new chairman of the 54-nation African Union.
Fri, 30 Jan, 2015
IT was an open secret that one of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s worst tormentors, Bosco Ntaganda, lived on Avenue des Tulipés until 2012, crossing into Rwanda now and then despite a travel ban.
Wed, 08 Jan, 2014
Thousands of Sudanese protesters took to the streets of the capital Khartoum, chanting “freedom” and renewing calls for their autocratic president to resign.
Mon, 30 Sep, 2013
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has left Nigeria after human rights lawyers and civil rights activists demanded his arrest, a Sudanese diplomat has said.
Tue, 16 Jul, 2013
United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon has called on Sudan and South Sudan to reach a comprehensive agreement at a summit of its leaders in Ethiopia.
Sat, 22 Sep, 2012
A Sudanese helicopter carrying a government delegation has crashed in a mountainous southern region, killing all 32 people on board including a Cabinet minister, a former presidential adviser, two generals and a TV crew.
Sun, 19 Aug, 2012
Ratko Mladic was a shadow of the swaggering general who once “held Sarajevo in the palm of his hand” during Bosnia’s 1992-95 war as his long-awaited genocide trial opened – but he still managed to inflame Bosnia’s festering war wounds with the flick of his hand.
Wed, 16 May, 2012
Sudan’s president has said that the conflict with Southern Sudan will not affect close relations between the two peoples.
Mon, 07 May, 2012
Sudan has continued its bombing of South Sudan, as South Sudan’s president said the attacks amounted to a declaration of war.
Tue, 24 Apr, 2012
Sudanese planes bombarded a disputed oil town near South Sudan's border, a southern military official said, and a doctor said bombs aimed at strategic sites in the south's Unity State killed five people.
Sun, 15 Apr, 2012
Arab leaders will offer plans this week to break the political “stalemate” that has engulfed Syria but they will not demand the resignation of President Bashar Assad, Iraq’s top diplomat said today.
Tue, 27 Mar, 2012
Who does one call when fighting the injustices of Sudan where there are allegations of genocide, a president indicted by the international criminal court and a mistreated south seceding from the north of the country?
Tue, 20 Mar, 2012
George Clooney and his father were arrested today during a protest outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington.
Fri, 16 Mar, 2012
Actor George Clooney and his father have been arrested at a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington.
Fri, 16 Mar, 2012
The head of the Arab League warned today that Syria may be sliding toward civil war, as security forces fired on thousands of people who poured into the streets in support of army defectors.
Fri, 13 Jan, 2012
Arab League observers in Syria have come under fresh scrutiny after a former monitor called their mission a "farce."
Wed, 11 Jan, 2012
The Arab League has demanded that the Syrian government immediately stop all violence and allow more monitors in, as activists reported at least 10 more civilians, including two teenagers, were killed by regime forces.
Mon, 09 Jan, 2012
SYRIAN security forces opened fire on protesters outside a mosque in a Damascus suburb, close to a building that members of the Arab League monitoring mission were visiting, activists say.
Fri, 30 Dec, 2011
Muammar Gaddafi’s son appears to have disappeared in the Sahara Desert and could remain hidden for months as the International Criminal Court and Libya’s new rulers argue about who should try him.
Thu, 03 Nov, 2011
Sudan’s president declared a state of emergency in a state near the southern border with Ethiopia after clashes broke out between armed forces and a rebel group.
Sat, 03 Sep, 2011
South Sudan raised the flag of its new nation for the first time today, as thousands of South Sudanese citizens and dozens of international dignitaries swarmed the new country capital of Juba to celebrate the country’s birth.
Sat, 09 Jul, 2011
South Sudan became the world’s newest nation today, after two civil wars over five decades that cost the lives of millions.
Sat, 09 Jul, 2011
INTERNATIONAL judges yesterday ordered the arrest of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi for murdering civilians.
Tue, 28 Jun, 2011
International judges ordered the arrest today of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi for murdering civilians, as world leaders stepped up calls for him to end his rule.
Mon, 27 Jun, 2011
The International Criminal Court prosecutor has asked judges to issue an arrest warrants for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and two other senior members of his regime for crimes against humanity, accusing them of deliberately targeting civilians in their crackdown against rebels.
Mon, 16 May, 2011
The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor is to seek arrest warrants for three senior Libyans he says are responsible for the murder and persecution of civilians during the crackdown by Muammar Gaddafi’s regime on anti-government rebels.
Mon, 16 May, 2011
WITH five years’ involvement in Sudan, George Clooney has begun to define a new role for himself: 21st-century celebrity statesman.
Sat, 16 Apr, 2011
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has said he will not stand in the next presidential election in the restive African country.
Mon, 21 Feb, 2011
Final results from last month's vote in Southern Sudan today showed that more than 98% of the ballots cast were for independence.
Mon, 07 Feb, 2011
African leaders were under fire today after choosing Equatorial Guinea’s coup plotter and dictator of 31 years as their ceremonial leader for this year.
Tue, 01 Feb, 2011
THE dateline here says “Sudan”, but in a few weeks it will likely read “South Sudan” or “Cushitia” or “Azania”.
Mon, 10 Jan, 2011
Kenya's president signed a new constitution into law today that institutes a US-style system of checks and balances and has been hailed as the most significant political event since Kenya's independence nearly a half century ago.
Fri, 27 Aug, 2010
THE International Criminal Court yesterday charged Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir with three counts of genocide in Darfur, a move that will pile further diplomatic pressure on his isolated regime.
Tue, 13 Jul, 2010
Sudan has re-elected a leader wanted for war crimes as president in the country’s first multi-party balloting in 24 years.
Mon, 26 Apr, 2010
THE International Criminal Court said yesterday it has launched a preliminary investigation into last month’s violence at a Guinea sports stadium, where presidential guard troops opened fire on tens of thousands of demonstrators.
Fri, 16 Oct, 2009
A top adviser to Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir said the man wanted for war crimes in Darfur would never surrender to the International Criminal Court.
Tue, 29 Sep, 2009
Former Liberian president Charles Taylor, accused of running a murderous band of rebels in pursuit of a fortune in blood diamonds, will tell the world he did nothing wrong when he takes the witness box at his war crimes trial tomorrow.
Mon, 13 Jul, 2009
EFFORTS to free kidnapped aid worker Sharon Commins intensified last night amid growing uncertainty about those responsible for the abduction.
Mon, 06 Jul, 2009
Fasting Mia Farrow's hunger strike has taken a surprising turn - the actress's 10 days without food has given her energy she never thought she'd have.
Thu, 07 May, 2009
United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon said Sudan's expulsion of 13 aid groups would cause "irrevocable damage" to humanitarian operations in Darfur.
Fri, 06 Mar, 2009
Sudan’s president today dismissed war crimes charges laid against him as a plot to destabilise the country.
Thu, 05 Mar, 2009
Sudan’s president made a defiant visit to Darfur, just a week after being charged with genocide in the war-ravaged region.
Thu, 24 Jul, 2008