Jan 16th, 2013
Khartoum — A number of Sudanese opposition party leaders are in custody following the signing of an accord, dubbed the ‘New Dawn Charter’, under which they agreed to overthrow the government of President Omar al-Bashir and institute a federal system of government based on democracy, plura...
In East Africa
Dec 27th, 2012
New York — Sudanese authorities have detained without charge since Monday two Eritrean journalists, Abdalal Mahmoud Hiabu and Haroun Adam, from the Sudan-based Eritrean Centre for Media Services, according to local journalists, family, and news reports. “We are very concerned about the well-bei...
In Middle East
Jan 2nd, 2012
“Less than two weeks after the military violently crushed street protests leaving dozens killed and hundreds injured, some warned Thursday’s raids were a sign of a fiercer crackdown ahead of new protests planned for Jan. 25, the anniversary of the start of the 18-day mass uprising.” CAIRO — “Egyptian...
Feb 20th, 2011
Benghazi – Anti-government protesters in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi have reportedly seized army vehicles and weapons amid worsening turmoil in the African nation. A local witness told Al Jazeera that a section of the troops had joined the protesters on Sunday as chaos swept the streets...
Feb 20th, 2011
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Saturday he will not “bother” Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi, a close friend, who faces an unprecedented challenge to his rule. “I haven’t heard from him,” Berlusconi told reporters when asked whether he had been in contact ...
Feb 19th, 2011
CAIRO – Moammar Gadhafi’s forces fired on mourners leaving a funeral for protesters Saturday in the eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least 15 people and wounding scores more as the regime tried to squelch calls for an end to the ruler’s 42-year grip on power. Libyan protesters w...