On the first anniversary of the military coup that derailed Sudan's transition to civilian rule, at least one protester is killed and thousands take to the streets against the power grab. Also, key peace talks open in South Africa between Ethiopia's federal government and Tigrayan rebels. Finally, part of the world's largest telescope SKA is hosted by South Africa to study the birth of the universe.
Sudanese security forces fired tear gas as thousands of Hausa protesters marched in central Khartoum on Tuesday, days after tribal clashes killed dozens in southern Sudan's Blue Nile state.
Thousands of people march in the streets of Khartoum, after nine people are killed in protests yesterday. This as the government once again tries to cut down on internet access to prevent gatherings. Also in this edition: the EU special Takuba task force has left Mali after a steady deterioriation of diplomatic relations between the ruling junta and Western nations. And finally, critics hit out at Tunisia's new draft constitution ahead of a controversial referendum.
One protester was killed as security forces confronted thousands of people protesting against military rule in Sudan's capital Khartoum on Sunday (January 30), medics linked to the demonstrations said. The 27-year-old, Mohamed Yousef Ismail, was hit in the chest, the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors (CCSD) said.
7 Dec 2021
Thousands of Sudanese protest across the country in a show of anger over a government deal that reinstated the prime minister but gave the military majority control. Also, Gambia's president wins re-election, but the opposition is crying foul. One competitor has since accepted the result, but two others are refusing to. Finally, protesters take to South African beaches in opposition to oil and gas exploration by energy giant Shell. Activists say the project endangers marine animals and tourism.
28 Oct 2021
The fallout from Monday's coup in Sudan continues. Three prominent pro-democracy figures were detained overnight, this as civil disobedience gathers pace. Our reporter met with defiant protesters in Khartoum. Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Macron presides over a ceremony at the Quai Branly Museum in Paris to mark the handing over of 26 artefacts to Benin. And in Ivory Coast, we report on how African artists are keeping the economy going as Grand Bassam's tourism sector is hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.
26 Oct 2021
Military vehicles patrol a street in Khartoum as Sudan's top general declares a state of emergency, dissolves the authorities leading the country's democratic transition, and announces the formation of a new government. Soldiers have also detained civilian leaders in what activists denounce as a "coup".
18 Dec 2019
In a cooking oil factory in Khartoum, Sudanese workers hammer at a broken-down machine, as general manager Sarah al-Fateh sighs in frustration. She is unable to import replacement parts for her family's business, she said, because of "American sanctions".
28 May 2017
Residents of Khartoum break the fast on the first day of Ramadan by enjoying the traditional dish assida, a porridge-like lump served with stews, in the street with neighbours and passers-by.