Mali’s President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, has announced the dissolution of the controversial Constitutional Court in an effort to calm the nation’s protests. “I have decided to repeal the licenses of the remaining members of the constitutional court,” the president said in a television address.
At least four people have been killed and dozens others injured as protests continued in Mali on Saturday for the second day running. Mali’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar keita, had called for dialogue, but the protesters did not heed the calls. he Prime Minister, Boubou Cisse, said that he and Keita were open to talks.
Police in Mali threw tear gas at protesters in the capital on the second consecutive day of protests against the government. The protesters challenged President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s most recent request for dialogue. Participation in the protests was much lower than on Friday.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli has been officially approved as the presidential candidate for the ruling Party of the Revolution (CCM) in the general elections expected to be held in October this year. The move was reached on Saturday at the CCM’s General Assembly in Dodoma.
Thousands of Malians turned up for anti-government demonstrations that turned chaotic on Friday. The country’s national television, ORTM, went off air after protesters forced their way to the building. It is alleged that the protesters tried to occupy the national assembly and national broadcasting house.
Evangelical churches in Kenya have complained about regulations issued by the government on how worship will be conducted starting next Tuesday. This is due to the advice of health professionals that the elderly and patients are more susceptible when they are infected with the coronavirus.
Three people are dead in protests in the Democratic Republic of the Congo over the appointment of Ronsard Malonda as the head of the nation’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI). The decision was already passed by the National Assembly last week, and it is awaiting the president’s signature.
A further 499 cases of coronavirus were identified in Nigeria on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 30,748. Data released by the country’s epidemics commission Thursday night showed that five people have died in 24 hours, with fewer than 15 dead on Wednesday.
Several cities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were in turmoil on Thursday, responding to the call to protest launched by the UDPS of President Félix Tshisekedi. At least one person was killed in the capital, Kinshasa, and three others suffered gunshot wounds in the UDPS stronghold of Kananga.
All elementary and high school students in Kenya will have to repeat classes next year after the government canceled the tuition schedule this year due to the coronavirus epidemic. Hope that schools will open by September, or at least they will be allowed to return to school, has now disappeared.
Ballon Internet technology, from Google’s sister company Loon, was launched officially in Kenya, and will provide internet service in rural areas. The technology will offer 4G telephone services to enable people to regularly make telephone or video calls and connect to social networks.
At least 239 people were killed and dozens others arrested due to the unrest in Ethiopia following the death of a local musician, Hachalu Hundessa. The regional police commissioner, Mustafa Kedir, said that the Oromia region lost 229 people. It was hardest hit and home to Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group.
Mali’s President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, has promised to reform the country’s constitutional court. He made the announcement through a televised speech. “In the hours and days to come, the constitutional court will be reconvened and put into operation as soon as possible,” the president said.
Ivorian Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly died on Wednesday after a cabinet meeting. Coulibaly was rushed to a hospital in the nation’s capital, Abidjan, after he began feeling unwell. He was 61. The prime minister had just returned to Côte d’Ivoire on July 2, after close to two months in France.
Algeria recorded 475 new positive cases on Tuesday, against 463 the previous day. The country totals 16,879 cases since the onset of the disease last February. Some regions are hit hard, particularly in Biskra, where the medical profession itself recorded the deaths of three doctors on Monday.
The remains of at least 180 men were found in mass graves in northern Burkina Faso, according to a Human Rights Watch report. The graves were found in an area where government forces are fighting a jihadist insurgency. The men were buried near the city of Djibo.
Human rights organization Amnesty International has called on Tanzania to drop charges against prominent comedian Idris Sultan. Idris Sultan is expected to appear in court tomorrow, responding to a pair of charges. Idris Sultan was arrested in May after a video showed him laughing at a picture of Tanzanian president John Magufuli.
The foreign ministers of Germany, France, Egypt, and Jordan issued a joint statement today saying that they will not recognize the annexation of the West Bank to Israel. The four countries also warned that a possible Israeli move to annex the West Bank could affect relations with Israel.
Two separate bomb attacks in Somalia’s largest cities have claimed the lives of four and left several others injured. In one of the attacks, an explosion at a restaurant in Baidoa, in the southern part of the country, killed four people. In the second attack, a suicide bomb close to the port of the capital, Mogadishu, left seven people injured.
The death toll from protests that erupted in Ethiopia following the killing of a local Musician, Hachalu Hundessa has risen to 166. “In the aftermath of Hachalu’s death, 145 civilians and 11 security forces have lost their lives in the unrest in the region,” said Girma Gelam, deputy police commissioner of Oromia region.
Eleven people, both civilian and military, died on Saturday in an attack attributed to militias in Ituri, in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a local source said today. Law enforcement officials, police, and an administration official are among the victims.
At least nine Malian soldiers were killed in an ambush in Guoari, one of the villages where 31 civilians were massacred the day before. Army spokesman Col. Diarran Kone said that a military unit was dispatched to the village to help bury the bodies. He said that around 8 PM, the village seemed deserted.
A prominent politician in Ethiopia, Jawar Mohammed, appeared in court on Thursday as Halachu Hundessa was laid to rest amid tight security. Jawar and another prominent Oromo politician, Bekele Gerba, are facing charges of “participating in the death of a person.”
The military has been deployed in Ethiopia’s capital as protests continued following the death of a local musician, Halachu Hundessa. Gangs armed with machetes and sticks roamed the streets as gunshots could be heard in the city. The unrest has so far claimed more than 80 lives.
At least 50 people have been killed and dozens injured in Ethiopia following protests that erupted after the killing of a local musician, Halachu Hundeessaa. The 34 year-old Musician was attacked and shot at as he was driving in the outskirts of the capital, Addis Ababa. It is alleged that Halachu had received death threats previously.
Malawi’s new president, Lazarus Chakwera, has hit the ground running by ordering the dissolution of the boards of directors of more than half of the country’s 100 public institutions and companies, suspected of mismanagement and corruption. These dissolutions were made with immediate effect.
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The United Nations has renewed its peacekeeping force in Mali for another year without reducing its troops, which comprise of 13,289 soldiers and 1,920 police officers. The UN mission in the country is known as Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
French President Emmanuel Macron has criticized Turkey for its role in the Libyan conflict. Macron said Monday night, after meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Mizeburg, near Berlin, that this role “is a threat to Africa and Europe, and France condemns external interference” in Libya.
Sudanese authorities announced that they had arrested 122 people who were on their way to Libya to “work as mercenaries,” according to the official SUNA news agency. The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) has long accused Sudanese mercenaries of supporting the forces of Khalifa Haftar.
Malawi’s opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera was officially declared the winner of the country’s repeat presidential election on Saturday. Chakwera got 58.57 percent of the vote, and thus the required majority, said the head of the local elections commission, Chifundo Kachale.
Thousands of Burundians turned up to bid farewell to their former president, Pierre Nkurunziza, who was accorded a state funeral. They lined up on the road to the capital, Gatega, to pay their last respects to him as his body was escorted under tight security. Ingoma Stadium was filled with citizens from across the country.
Sudan and Egypt announced that Ethiopia agreed, during a mini-African summit, to postpone filling the Renaissance Dam, which it is building on the Nile River until a tripartite agreement is reached. It was also agreed to form a committee for this purpose. Negotiations over the dam have been described as “tortuous,” and lasted years.
Malawi’s national broadcaster, MBC, has announced that Lazarus Chakwera, the joint opposition candidate, is leading the country’s presidential election held on Tuesday. The vote tallying is still being finalized, and the nation’s electoral body hasn’t announced the official results yet.
Sudan received pledges of nearly $2 billion in aid, including €150 million from Germany, during an international conference hosted by Germany. The conference was aimed at supporting the transition process in a country that is under a debt burden, and suffering from a severe economic crisis.
At least 10 aid workers have been abducted by unidentified armed men in the Tillaberi area, south western part of Niger. The aid workers, who are all locals, were distributing food in a village when they were attacked, the aid group Action and Impact Progress (APIS) said.
The US Embassy in Tanzania has issued a declaration of concern over the government of Tanzania’s steps to crush democracy. The actions, according to the statement issued on Thursday, included arresting opposition party leaders in their internal meetings and revoking an opposition newspaper’s media license.