Asmara, Khartoum keep discussing initiative to end Sudanese crisis

Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of the Sovereign Council, received a new message about an initiative to settle the political situation in Sudan.Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh met al-Burhan twice, on April 16 and May 2, to discuss an initiative to resolve the political crisis in Sudan.However, the Eritrean Ambassador to Sudan, Isa Ahmed Isa handed over a new message from his government to al-Burhan and his deputy Mohamed Hamdan…

Asmara, Khartoum keep discussing initiative to end Sudanese crisis

Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of the Sovereign Council, received a new message about an initiative to settle the political situation in Sudan.Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh met al-Burhan twice, on April 16 and May 2, to discuss an initiative to resolve the political crisis in Sudan.However, the Eritrean Ambassador to Sudan, Isa Ahmed Isa handed over a new message from his government to al-Burhan and his deputy Mohamed Hamdan…

For Macron’s Second Term – a Lower Profile in Africa?

Five years ago, France's Emmanuel Macron saw big when it came to Africa. Days after his presidential inauguration, he flew to northeastern Mali, meeting with French troops and vowing, alongside his Malian counterpart, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, to wage an "uncompromising fight" against Islamist terrorism.A few months later in another Sahel country, nearby Burkina Faso, he laid another pillar of his Africa strategy based on a "rupture" of traditional French-Africa relations.…

For Macron’s Second Term – a Lower Profile in Africa?

Five years ago, France's Emmanuel Macron saw big when it came to Africa. Days after his presidential inauguration, he flew to northeastern Mali, meeting with French troops and vowing, alongside his Malian counterpart, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, to wage an "uncompromising fight" against Islamist terrorism.A few months later in another Sahel country, nearby Burkina Faso, he laid another pillar of his Africa strategy based on a "rupture" of traditional French-Africa relations.…

Investor Interest in Africa at All-Time High, But Risks Remain

The Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (AVCA) says Africa attracted a record $7.4 billion in private capital in 2021, more than double the year before. But while the continent provides ample possibilities for investors, it also presents challenges, from instability to climate change. At this year's AVCA conference in Senegal, investors discussed some of the trends.More than 500 people from some 50 countries filtered in and out of conference…

Horn Of Africa Hunger Could Soar To 20 Million By Year End: UN

UNITED NATIONS – Drought and Ukraine conflict fallout, could increase hunger in the Horn of Africa from 14 million people to 20 million, by year’s end, a UN spokesman said.Stephane Dujarric, chief spokesman for UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, said, the hardest-hit countries face increasing hunger, if rains continue to fail, the cost of food and fuel keep soaring because of the conflict, and humanitarian funding remains low.“The World Food Programme…

Islamic State ‘Beatles’ cell member convicted in U.S. of beheading hostages

Published by Reuters UKBy Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A U.S. jury on Thursday convicted a former British citizen for his role in a notorious Islamic State hostage-taking plot that led to the beheading of American journalists and aid workers. After a six-week trial and four hours of deliberations, a federal jury in Alexandria, Virginia, found El Shafee Elsheikh, 33, guilty on charges including lethal hostage-taking and conspiracy to commit murder.…

Sovereign Council briefed on Sudan’s expectations from UNITAMS

April 11, 2022 (KHARTOUM) – The military-led Sovereign Council on Monday was briefed on the aspects of support that Sudan demands from the UNITAMS, following harsh criticism for its action and threats by Gen al-Burhan to expel its chief.The Sudanese authorities slammed a report the UNITAMS head made to the Security Council last March. The government said it focused on the political situation and neglected to provide support to peace…
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