Ousted Sudan president to be sent for trial soon, prosecutor says

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Ousted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will stand trial soon on corruption charges, while 41 former officials from his government are being investigated for suspected graft, the chief prosecutor said on Saturday. Bashir’s trial will be a test of how serious the country’s transitional military council is about trying to erase the legacy of Bashir, ousted in April […]

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Moldovan parties agree to form government after months of deadlock

CHISINAU/KIEV (Reuters) – Moldovan parties on Saturday agreed to form a government and appoint Maia Sandu, a former education minister and World Bank adviser, as prime minister with a mandate to curb the power of oligarchs in one of Europe’s poorest countries. Sandu’s pro-European Union ACUM bloc formed a working coalition with the Russian-backed Socialist party, breaking months of deadlock […]

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Merkel on the brink: Coalition ‘will collapse before end of the year’, says CDU colleague

Meanwhile Friedrich Merz has said the Greens are now the main election rival of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) after their impressive showing in the recent European elections and subsequent soaring poll numbers. Mr Merz lost out to Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer in December in the battle to succeed Mrs Merkel as leader of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union. Mrs Merkel remains […]

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Sudan military chief offers talks as violence death toll hits 60

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan’s military ruler offered to resume talks with opposition groups without conditions on Wednesday, in an apparent olive branch two days after security forces mounted a deadly raid on a protest camp in central Khartoum. Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan’s offer marked a step-back from the army’s decision to cancel all deals with the opposition after the […]

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Tunisia PM Chahed elected as leader of new secular party

TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisia’s secular Tahya Tounes party, founded this year, elected Prime Minister Youssef Chahed as its president on Sunday, confirming expectations of his leadership months before parliamentary and presidential elections. The new party was formed in January after months of wrangling within ruling coalition party Nidaa Tounes, resulting in the resignation of dozens of leaders. The fragile coalition, […]

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