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ICC delegation to visit Sudan to discuss case against Bashir
Africa

ICC delegation to visit Sudan to discuss case against Bashir

  • The delegation, led by prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, will discuss "cooperation" with Sudan over the wanted men.
  • Bashir, who has been in jail in Khartoum since he was toppled after mass protests last year, has been indicted by the ICC for war crimes.
Published 18 Oct, 2020 12:31am
IMF chief sees $345bn financing gap for African states
Africa

IMF chief sees $345bn financing gap for African states

  • IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva told a conference that African states had spent an additional 2.5% of gross domestic product.
  • The pandemic will not be over anywhere until it is over everywhere," Georgieva said.
Published 10 Oct, 2020 12:52am
South Sudan to change currency to improve economy
Africa

South Sudan to change currency to improve economy

  • The cabinet has decided that the current currency should be changed....This is to improve our economic situation.
  • The country's currency is the South Sudanese pound, adopted when the country gained independence from Sudan in 2011 after a long civil war.
Published 10 Oct, 2020 12:29am
Gunmen kidnap 20 villagers in central Mali
Africa

Gunmen kidnap 20 villagers in central Mali

  • The kidnapping occurred on Tuesday during a weekly market in the village of Farabougou, near the central Malian town of Niono, according to Boukary Coulibaly, the village chief.
Published 07 Oct, 2020 06:57pm