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Sudan: Attacks May Be Crimes Against Humanity – Rights Group

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Sudan: Attacks May Be Crimes Against Humanity - HRW 

A prominent Human Rights Group has said on Monday fatal attacks on protesters in Sudan in June may amount to crimes against humanity.

In a 59-page report, human rights watch has detailed allegations of abuses Sudanese security forces leveled on protesters, in June and afterwards, in the protesters’ camp in Khartoum.  The account also documents the security forces’ abuses leading up to the June attack.

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The protests had first targeted price increases in Sudan, but then expanded into demonstrations against Sudan’s strong-arm, 30-year president, Omar Al-Bashir and his administration.

Human rights watch says in the report, large numbers of security forces descended on the protesters’ sit-in area on June the third, “and opened fire on unarmed protesters, killing many instantly.”  the report also says the forces raped, stabbed, and beat protesters.

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HRW also claims security forces humiliated many, cutting their hair, forcing them to crawl in sewer water, urinating on them, and insulting them.”

The rights group says at least a hundred twenty persons were killed on June the third, and in the following days.

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It points to the government’s initial denial that the attacks took place, but for which a government spokesman later apologized.

Sudan has established a committee to investigate the June violence.

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Soldiers Killed In Attack On Mali Army Camp, Militants Suspected

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Soldiers Killed In Attack On Mali Army Camp, Militants Suspected

Mali government says at least twenty soldiers have been killed by suspected Islamist militants in a pre-dawn attack on an army camp in Sokolo- central Mali on Sunday.

Officials said, the identity of the attackers was not immediately clear. But the government said in a statement, terrorists entered the camp killed the soldiers and caused significant material damage.

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An official said the gunmen arrived on motorbikes and that all those killed were gendarmes or paramilitary police. A witness described the scene as complete chaos.

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Islamist groups with links to Al Qaeda and Islamic state often operate in central and northern Mali and have used the area as a base to attack soldiers and civilians in neighbouring Burkina Faso, Niger and beyond.

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Seven Million Ethiopians In Need Of Humanitarian Aid – NDRMC

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Seven Million Ethiopians Need Food, Humanitarian Aid - NDRMC

Ethiopia state owned news agency (ENA) has reported that seven million people are in need of humanitarian aid, including emergency food assistance in Ethiopia.

The National Disaster Risk Management Commission’s spokesperson Debebe Zewede is quoted by E.N.A as saying, the country will need more than 1 billion dollars in humanitarian aid because Ethiopia has been facing a recurrent drought which is affecting the lives of the people and the country’s economy.

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Debebe said initial assessment shows, six million people are receiving food aid this year. Ethiopia is Africa’s second-most populous country with approximately 113 million people.

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Burundi Ruling Party Chooses Gen. Evariste Ndayishimiye To Replace Nkurunziza

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Burundi Ruling Party Chooses Gen. Evariste Ndayishimiye To Replace Nkurunziza

At the national conference of Burundi’s ruling CNDD-FDD party in the province of Gitega on Sunday, general Evariste Ndayishimiye was confirmed as the candidate in the may presidential elections.

His confirmation points to the fact that president Pierre Nkurunziza may actually retire.  He has served three terms.

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Ndayishimiye is an Nkurunziza ally and ruling party secretary-general.  He has fought as a rebel alongside Nkurunziza during Burundi’s civil war that killed at least 300,000.

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Nkurunziza became president in 2005 after signing the Arusha accord that ended the 13-year civil war.  He was re-elected unopposed in 2010 in an election that was boycotted by the opposition.

He claimed he was eligible for a third term in 2015.  His rationale was that lawmakers, not the general population, chose him for his first term. Critics have called that move unconstitutional.

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