Fall of Sudan’s strongman sends signals to Cameroon, Uganda, others
The fall of Sudan’s strongman Omar Al-Bashir yesterday elicited reactions from the global community with Mali’s Prime Minister Moussa Mara saying his “departure” shares the same principle with that of Algeria’s 82-year-old Abdelaziz Bouteflika who resigned as president following weeks of protest by citizens...
Africa and the burden of sit-tight leaders
Yesterday, after a 30-year rule, mostly characterised by government repression, violation of human rights, restrictions of religious freedom and disregard for basic obligations to citizens, the rug was pulled from under Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir’s feet. In a military take-over, Al-Bashir, 75, was ousted from power and the curtains were drawn on an inglorious spell…
Egypt sentences ex-interior minister Adly to 7 years
An Egyptian court sentenced former interior minister Habib al-Adly to seven years in prison for corruption Saturday, in one of the last cases against Hosni Mubarak-era officials following his 2011 overthrow.
Ousted Egypt president Mubarak freed from detention
Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak left a military hospital on Friday where he had spent much of his six-year detention, his lawyer said.
A country in need of a Bouaziz
He chose to walk straight to the municipal office and right there in front of that office, he set himself ablaze in protest.