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Sudanese military blocks coup attempt

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/12/19, 10:09 am

Sudan’s ruling transitional military council said Thursday it foiled a coup attempt days after reaching a governing agreement with the civilian-led opposition. Lt. Gen. Jamal Omar, a member of the council, said in a statement that authorities detained at least 16 active and retired officials from the army and the National Intelligence and Security Service. “This is an attempt to block the agreement … that aims to open the road for Sudanese people to achieve their demands,” Omar said.

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Congolese warlord guilty on all counts

International | Bosco Ntaganda was charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/08/19, 12:34 pm

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: The International Criminal Court found former rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda guilty on 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the mineral-rich northeastern region of Ituri between 2002 and 2003. The 45-year-old warlord known in the decadeslong civil war as “The Terminator” for ordering the massacre, rape, and enslavement of civilians, surrendered to the U.S.

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Sudan’s warring sides reach agreement

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/05/19, 10:04 am

Celebrations broke out across Sudan on Friday as the military council and the opposition alliance came to a power-sharing agreement to lead the country until elections can take place. The announcement follows weeks of violence and stalled talks. Mohammed el-Hassan Labat, an African Union envoy, said both sides agreed to form a joint sovereign council to rule for “three years or a little more,” with five seats for each party and an additional seat for a civilian with a military background.

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