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Middle East

New ruling body ushers in Sudan's complex shift to civilian rule

Abdalla Hamdok sworn in as prime minister alongside a top general who is tasked to oversee a military-civilian council.

Sudan

Abdalla Hamdok: Who is Sudan's new prime minister?

Appointment of veteran economist signals intention to address Sudan's chronic economic problems.

Abdalla Hamdok: Who is Sudan's new prime minister?

South Africa

South African court partially bans display of 'apartheid flag'

Johannesburg court rules that gratuitously displaying the flag amounts to 'hate speech' and 'harassment'.

South African court partially bans display of 'apartheid flag'

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Presidents of Rwanda and Uganda sign pact to ease tensions

The East African neighbours have accused each other of espionage and meddling in an escalating standoff.

Presidents of Rwanda and Uganda sign pact to ease tensions

Africa

Sudan forms 11-member sovereign council, headed by al-Burhan

The members of the Sovereign Council and the prime minister will be sworn in on Wednesday.

Sudan forms 11-member sovereign council, headed by al-Burhan

Inside Story

Why is Jubaland election important for East Africa?

Kenya, Ethiopia among countries jostling for influence over Somali region.

Burkina Faso

Dozens of Burkina Faso troops killed in 'major terrorist attack'

At least 24 soldiers killed in attack on a military base in Burkina Faso's northern Soum province.

Dozens of Burkina Faso troops killed in 'major terrorist attack'

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Qatar to build new port in Somalia's Hobyo

Doha to enter investment partnership with Mogadishu, according to Qatar's ministry of transportation and communications.

Qatar to build new port in Somalia's Hobyo

Africa

Cameroon anglophone separatist leader gets life sentence: Lawyers

Sisiku Julius Ayuk Tabe and nine of his followers convicted for 'terrorism and secession', says government lawyer.

Cameroon anglophone separatist leader gets life sentence: Lawyers

Africa

Nigerian ethnic violence: Conflict amplifies religious divide

An imam and a pastor have been mandated to try to heal the divide.

AJ Impact

For Nigeria, it's 2015 all over again

Pressure is again building on the naira, Nigeria's currency.

For Nigeria, it's 2015 all over again

Somalia

Air raid in Somalia killed al-Shabab fighter, says US

US Africa Command says persistent pressure limits armed fighters' freedom of movement.

Air raid in Somalia killed al-Shabab fighter, says US

AJ Impact

Nigeria defends currency reserves in face of $9bn UK court ruling

The ruling could force Africa's largest economy to turn over 20 percent of its foreign currency reserves.

Nigeria defends currency reserves in face of $9bn UK court ruling

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Ghana's financial nightmare: 70,000 people can't access savings

Investors are in for a wait as the country's markets regulator probes whether fund managers mishandled clients' money.

Ghana's financial nightmare: 70,000 people can't access savings

Sudan

Al-Bashir 'received $90m from Saudi Arabia'

At the start of al-Bashir's corruption trial, investigator tells court the sum included $25m from Saudi crown prince.

Sudan's ex-president al-Bashir 'received $90m from Saudi Arabia'