Thousands Of Sudanese Protest Against Economic Hardship – African News – African News Network | Latest African News | Nigerian News | Breaking News
Connect with us

African News

Thousands Of Sudanese Protest Against Economic Hardship

Published

on

Thousands Of Sudanese Protest Against Economic Hardship

Thousands in Sudan have continued to stage a countrywide demonstration to protest against economic hardship. People took to the streets in several towns and cities to oppose higher bread and fuel prices.

READ:  U.S. Government Posts Widest Deficit Since 2012

On Wednesday, a political party headquarters in Atbara was set on fire causing the authorities to declare a state of emergency and impose a  curfew in the city.

The protests were initially concentrated in the towns of Atbara, Ed-Damar and Berber in River Nile state, and the Red Sea city of Port Sudan, before spreading to other regions.

READ:  Libya Regains Control Of Oil Export Terminals

Sudanese police have fired tear gas to disperse protesters chanting anti-government slogans in several towns and cities across the country.

At least one person is reported to have been shot dead in the disturbances.

READ:  Ekiti Election: Fayemi picks 74-year-old as running mate

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

African News

France Policies In Africa Is Creating Poverty – Italy’s Deputy PM

Published

on

By

France Policies In Africa Is Creating Poverty - Italy's Deputy PM

Italy`s Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio has reiterated on Monday that France’s policies in Africa were creating poverty and causing migration.  France had summoned the Italian ambassador to Paris to protest his assertions.

Di Maio told reporters, that France is one of those countries that by printing money for 14 African states, prevents their economic development and contributes to the fact that the refugees, leave and then die in the sea or arrive on western coasts.

READ:  Sudan Names Ministers Of Finance, Interior In New Government

Di Maio was referring to the CFA Franc, a currency used in 14 west and central African nations, which is tied to the euro at a fixed exchange rate, with the peg guaranteed by France.

READ:  Government Meets Labour Over Wage Saga As Pensioners Threaten Protest

He called on the European Union to “address the question of the decolonisation of Africa, accusing France of still treating a number of African countries as vassal states.

READ:  UN To Vote On Lifting Sanctions On Eritrea

Continue Reading

African News

South Africa’s President Calls For Lifting Of Sanctions On Zimbabwe

Published

on

By

S.African President Calls For Lifting Of Sanctions On Zimbabwe

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for sanctions against Zimbabwe to be lifted. He said on Tuesday, his government was in discussions with Harare about how best to help.

He added that, Zimbabwe’s situation was a challenge for the whole of Africa and he planned to meet Zimbabwe president- Emmerson Mnangagwa.

READ:  APC Leader Urges Party Members To Remain Calm After Mass Defection

Meanwhile Mnangagwa has promised on Tuesday to investigate violence against civilians during protests and punish any misconduct by security forces.

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) said on Tuesday security forces instigated systematic torture of residents. It says, the level of force used on those who died or injured and supported by medical reports pointed to police brutality.

READ:  U.S. Government Posts Widest Deficit Since 2012

Police say three people died during violent demonstrations last week, but human rights groups say at least a dozen were killed.

Continue Reading

African News

Uganda: Musicians Must Register And Obtain Licence Before They Release Songs – Govt

Published

on

By

Uganda: Musicians Must Register And Obtain Licence Before They Release Songs - Govt

Uganda’s government is proposing regulations for new songs. Junior Minister for Gender, Labour And Social Development, Peace Mutuuzo, said in an interview that the new regulations to govern the music and entertainment industry were already drafted and expected to be passed by cabinet by March. Adding that musicians and other artists will also have to register with the government and obtain a practising licence which can be revoked for a range of violations.

READ:  U.S. Government Posts Widest Deficit Since 2012

A list of restrictions including requiring artists to submit to authorities, lyrics for songs and scripts for film and stage performances to be vetted. The minister said, content deemed to contain offensive language, to be lewd or plagiarised, will be censured. Musicians will also have to seek government permission to perform outside Uganda.

READ:  Moody's Tags Namibia Risky For Investment

Critics say the regulation is aimed at discouraging negative comments about the authorities who are rattled by the popularity of pop Star Bobi Wine and other critical voices in the entertainment industry.

READ:  WHO Hails Positive Efforts In DRC Ebola Outbreak

Continue Reading

Trending

Subscribe to ANN News Alert

Be the first to receive the latest news from Africa and around the world.

%d bloggers like this: