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World Jan 05Libyan authorities report airstrike on military academy
The airstrike slammed into a military academy in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, killing at least 16 people, most of them students, health authorities said.
World Dec 14Fighting rages near Libya’s capital in push by rebel army
Just two days after rebel Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter declared a “final" and decisive battle for the capital Tripoli, heavy fighting raged for a 24-hour period between his troops and militias loosely allied with the internationally backed government based in…
World Dec 14Ex-Sudan strongman al-Bashir gets 2 years for corruption
A court in Sudan convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption on Saturday, sentencing him to two years in a minimum security lockup.
World Aug 27UN says 40 migrants feared dead in capsizing off Libya
A boat carrying dozens of migrants bound for Europe capsized Tuesday in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, with at least 40 people missing and presumed drowned, U.N. officials said, as a support group reported it had gotten a call from…
World Aug 20Sudan’s army and pro-democracy movement form joint ruling body
The new, 11-member body — called the Sovereign Council — is to rule Sudan for a little over three years until elections can be held.
World Aug 17Sudanese protesters sign final power-sharing deal with army
Sudan's pro-democracy movement signed a final power-sharing agreement with the ruling military council on Saturday at a ceremony in the capital, Khartoum.
World Aug 03Sudanese activists, army finalize power-sharing deal
The African Union envoy to Sudan said Saturday the pro-democracy movement and the ruling military council have finalized a power-sharing agreement.
World Jul 17Sudan’s military and pro-democracy protesters sign power-sharing agreement
The signing ceremony held in the capital, Khartoum, marks an important step in the transition to civilian rule following the military overthrow of long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir.
World Jul 13Sudan activists call for ‘justice’ for killed protesters
Tens of thousands of Sudanese flooded the streets of the capital of Khartoum and other cities Saturday to mark the 40th day since the deadly dispersal of a protest sit-in, and a protest leader said a planned a meeting with…
World Jul 08Sudanese says U.S. pressure was key to reaching power-sharing deal
The main breakthrough appears to have happened at a secret meeting involving diplomats from the U.S., Britain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.