Via: The African Exponent
Somalia and Kenya have agreed to end the border disputes between the two countries. In the past few months, both countries have experienced strained relations as regards to ownership and control of border territories. The dispute resulted in the loss of properties worth millions of dollars and the displacement of thousands of people. After the meeting with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the presidents of Kenyan and Somali have agreed ‘to restore relations to the previous status and ‘take diplomatic steps to build confidence between the two governments’.
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The African Union has warned Sudan’s military that the country has 15 days to install a civilian government or risk getting kicked out of the bloc, as a sit-in demanding the army hand over power entered its 11th day on Tuesday. Sudan must aim to hold “free, fair and transparent elections” as soon as possible, the AU’s Peace and Security Council said it in a statement on Monday. “A military-led transition would be completely contrary to the aspirations of the people of Sudan,” it added. Omar al-Bashir has been removed by the military after months of anti-government protests against his three-decade rule. Bashir, has already been transferred from the presidential palace to the Khartoum penitentiary.
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South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar has accepted an invitation from the Ethiopian Prime Minister to talks with South Sudanese president Salva Kiir in Addis Ababa next week, a spokesman for Machar said on Wednesday. The meeting would be the first time that Kiir and Machar, the former vice president of South Sudan, have met since a peace deal between the government and Machar’s rebel group fell apart in August 2016.Tens of thousand of people have died in the civil war that broke out in late 2013 when troops loyal to Machar launched a rebellion against the government.
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