AFP – West African leaders agreed on Sunday to create a regional peacekeeping force to intervene in member states to help restore security and constitutional order in a region that has witnessed several coups in the past two years.
AP – Sudan’s coup leaders and the main pro-democracy group signed a deal Monday to establish a civilian-led transitional government following the military takeover last year. But key players refused to participate, and no deadline was set for the transition to begin.
REUTERS – The world has been ignoring warnings about climate change while spending trillions of dollars on war, Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said in a speech at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt on Wednesday.
PRESIDENT.IR – Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi on Monday called on the country’s Public Administration and Recruitment Organization and Ministry of Information and Communications Technology to identify the “bottlenecks of corruption” and remove them.
Somalia’s president said at least 100 people were killed in Saturday’s two car bombings at a busy junction in the capital and the toll could rise in the country’s deadliest attack since a truck bombing at the same spot five years ago killed more than 500.
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Sudan’s capital of Khartoum on Tuesday, marking the first anniversary of a military coup that upended the nation’s short-lived transition to democracy.
Tribal clashes in Sudan’s southern province of Blue Nile have killed at least 170 people over the past days, two Sudanese officials said Thursday, the latest in inter-communal violence across the country’s neglected south.