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500 refugees trapped in Libya to be evacuated to Rwanda

Sep. 10, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Rwanda agreed Tuesday to take in 500 refugees and asylum-seekers trapped in Libya under an agreement signed with the United Nations and African Union. The deal comes after repeated allegations of dire conditions for migrants in Libya's detention centers, including beatings and other abuses,...

AU lifts Sudan suspension saying it created civilian gov't

Sep. 6, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The African Union said Friday it lifted Sudan's suspension because it established a civilian-led transitional government following the military's ouster of autocratic president Omar al-Bashir in April. The move came a day after Sudan's newly appointed prime minister formed a new Cabinet, part...

Sudan protesters, army postpone announcement on ruling body

Aug. 19, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's ruling military council said on Monday the country's pro-democracy movement has asked for a delay on the announcement of a joint ruling body because of last-minute, internal disputes over the opposition appointees. The new, 11-member body — called the sovereign council —...

Sudanese activists, army finalize power-sharing deal

Aug. 3, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The African Union envoy to Sudan said Saturday the pro-democracy movement and the ruling military council have finalized a power-sharing agreement. Mohammed el-Hassan Lebatt told reporters that the two sides "fully agreed" on a constitutional declaration outlining the division of power for a...