KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Deposed former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has been moved to Kobar prison in Khartoum from the presidential residence, family sources said on Wednesday, and a prison source said he was being held under tight security in solitary confinement.
ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Ivanka Trump vowed support for initiatives to promote women in business on Wednesday, after visiting an Ivorian cocoa farm on the second leg of her African tour.
A statement from the ECA’s communication unit posits that, “the stakes are high for the country (Cameroon) to take a slice out of the 300 thousand direct and more than 2 million indirect jobs which the AfCFTA is expected to engender in the short term”.
Cameroon intends to become an emerging economy by the year 2035. Thus the ECA’S advice on development policy is expected to sharpen the country’s drive towards achieving that goal in the next 20 years.
Yaounde (National Times) – Chinese builders are finalizing construction works at a new parliament house in the Republic of Congo Brazaville, a $59 million (FCFA 39 billion) gift by China to the Congolese people. This is a good gesture from China, but does Congo really need China’s aid to build should strategic and iconic building, when the President and his family are spending billions in purchasing luxury apartments abroad?
DESROCHES ISLAND, Seychelles — In a striking speech delivered from deep below the ocean’s surface, the Seychelles president on Sunday made a global plea for stronger protection of the “beating blue heart of our planet.”
Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | President Paul Kagame said April 07 that Rwandans had become a family again; 25 years after more than 800,000 people were slaughtered in a genocide that shocked the world.
“We have had so much good news from Africa…look at what is happening in Ethiopia, look at what is happening in the Horn of Africa…look at the Democratic Republic of Congo which for the first time may actually become a Democratic Republic, look at what happened yesterday in Sudan when people-power overthrew the corrupt blood-thirsty regime of President Omar Al-Bashir. So I would just say my next concern is Cameroon.”
Awad is a longtime strongman of the Bshir regime. He has occupied key positions in the government. Before the coup of Thursday, he was the Vice President and at the same time Defense Minister.
It is not certain if the protest will elapse given that, Awad’s successor is another military strongman. The country of over 42 million people is facing a storm which erupted on December 19, 2018 over a hike in the price of bread.
Awad averred that, any other civilian administration that will take over the reign of the country will have the choice of deciding the future of the former president. He insisted that Omar Al-Bashir is behind bars in the country
He asserted that “ we acted to remove the president to meet the demands of the people. We have no ambition to take power, we are here to guide Sudan forward. We are willing to step down as early as a month if a government is formed. We guarantee the new government will be run by civilians without the military once a government is formed”. He insisted that, former president Al-Bashir is in jail.
General Awad announced a three months state of emergency across the entire nation. The same statement holds that, the country’s 2005 constitution will be suspended; The borders of the country have been closed till further notice.A new constitution will see the light of day at the end of the transitional period.
The deputy president said, he has decided to get rid of the entire regime and to enable Sudanese enter an era of a descend life. Though a key former ally of Bashir, the Defense Minister accuses the regime of corruption, embezzlement among other wrongdoings. He disclosed that, the arrested former leader is in “a safe place”.
ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algeria’s army chief said on Monday he expects to see members of the ruling elite prosecuted for corruption and will support a transition towards elections after mass protests ousted the long-serving president.