President Felix’s government blocks newly-elected senators from taking office after his predecessor overwhelming had majority in the upper house.
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Government securing $300 million loans to address an economic crisis that has shaken Sudan makes Hundreds of Sudanese took part in anti-government .
Algeria’s new Deputy Prime Minister Ramtane Lamamra says that President Abdel Aziz has vowed to hand over power to whoever is elected to succeed him.
Hundreds protest, mostly students, took to the streets in and near Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, on Monday, keeping pressure on al-Bashir’s three-decade rule .
Algeria’s Bouteflika defies pressure to step down immediately insisting to elect successor only after national conference and approval of new constitution.
Hundreds of thousands of people crammed into central Algiers on Friday, Reuters witnesses said, in the biggest protests against Bouteflika’s 20-year rule.
Rights groups are voicing concerns about Sudan’s crackdown on anti-government protests, which have been sweeping the African nation since last December.
Cameroon is celebrating women’s rights activist Aissa Doumara Ngatansou after she won France’s inaugural Simone Veil Prize for promoting women’s rights.
The amazing impact of the recent Nollywood blockbuster “Water of Gold” is a fascinating example of the power of political art.
U.N commission of inquiry in Burundi says government of President Pierre Nkurunziza is becoming more repressive which does not bode well for 2020 elections.