Thursday, May 23, 2019

Tag "Sudan"

    Ousted Al-Bashir moved from residence to prison

Ousted Al-Bashir moved from residence to prison

Ousted Sudanese President Omar Al-bashir has been transferred to Kobar prison in Khartoum.Al-Bashir is reportedly being held under tight security in solitary confinement, according to Reuters."Last night, Bashir was transferred to Kober prison in Khartoum,” the agency quoted a source as saying.According to sources, there was a heavy deployment of soldiers and members of the paramilitary Rapid Support Force outside [...]

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    Lessons from Sudan and Algeria

Lessons from Sudan and Algeria

BY ILIYASU GADULike a phoenix, the Arab spring rose from the brutal civil war in Syria to claim the thrones of two African Arab leaders; Omar El-Bashir of Sudan and Abdel Aziz Bouteflika of Algeria. In a twist of irony, Sudan’s El Bashir was the first Arab leader to visit Syria after signalling a normalisation of relations with that country [...]

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    Sudan military: We won’t hand Al-Bashir over to ICC

Sudan military: We won’t hand Al-Bashir over to ICC

Sudan’s military council says it will not hand over ousted President Omar Al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for trial.Omer Zainal-Abdin, chairman of the political committee in Sudan’s transitional military council, spoke at a news conference in Khartoum, capital of the country, on Friday.Amnesty International had asked the Sudanese military to hand Al-Bashir over to the ICC because he had [...]

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    Amnesty asks Sudanese army to hand Al-Bashir over to ICC

Amnesty asks Sudanese army to hand Al-Bashir over to ICC

Amnesty International has asked the Sudanese military to hand ousted President Omar Al-Bashir over to the International Criminal Court.Al-Bashir was ousted by the sudanese military earlier on Thursday.In a state wide broadcast, Awad Ibnouf, Sudanese defence minister and army general, said the military will be in charge of the country for two years and conduct elections afterwards.Amnesty International said since [...]

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    ‘Nigeria may be up for sale’ — Oyedepo misinterprets satire on ‘Jubril from Sudan’ (video)

‘Nigeria may be up for sale’ — Oyedepo misinterprets satire on ‘Jubril from Sudan’ (video)

David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, says it is possible that Nigeria is being recolonised by another African nation.The preacher said this at his church auditorium in Otta, Ogun state, while commenting on the rumors that President Muhammadu Buhari is dead.In a video currently trending on social media, Oyedepo quoted an article written by Olatunji Dare, a columnist [...]

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    FG unveils ‘killer’ of Nigerian diplomat in Sudan

FG unveils ‘killer’ of Nigerian diplomat in Sudan

Habibu Almu, the Nigerian diplomat who was recently assassinated in Khartoum, Sudan, was murdered by a Sudanese of Nigerian origin, according to the ministry of foreign affairs.Tope Elia-Fatile, spokesman of the ministry, said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday.He said the suspect murdered Almu at his official quarters on Thursday.“Consequently, after several arrests and investigations by the [...]

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    Ajiboye took Nigeria to CHAN final, says Sudan coach

Ajiboye took Nigeria to CHAN final, says Sudan coach

Logarusic Hrvatsko, coach of Sudan, says goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye singlehandedly took Nigeria to the final of African Nations Championship in Morocco.Hrvatsko said Ajiboye was the man of the match because of his heroic performance between the sticks.The home-based Eagles pipped the Falcons of Sudan 1-0 to reach the first ever final of the championship.After the match, the Sudan coach said, [...]

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    Eagles coach knocks wasteful Okpotu over semi-final performance

Eagles coach knocks wasteful Okpotu over semi-final performance

Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf has criticised Anthony Okpotu over his unimpressive outing in the semi-final match against Sudan.Super Eagles fought tooth and nail to defeat Sudan 1-0 in the match played on Wednesday.Subsequently, the coach described Okpotu's performance as below par, saying he "lost many important balls"."To me, this is the worst game by Okpotu since the competition started," [...]

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    Okechukwu fires Super Eagles into CHAN final

Okechukwu fires Super Eagles into CHAN final

Gabriel Okechukwu's goal helped Nigeria pip Sudan 1-0 to qualify for the final of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN).Eight minutes into the game, Nigeria suffered a huge blow when Ikechukwu Ezenwa got injured in the process of blocking out Mohamed Idris's effort on goal. The Eagles' skipper couldn't continue the match and was replaced by Dele Ajiboye.In the 16th [...]

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    CHAN preview: Unbeaten Eagles, Falcons battle for final berth

CHAN preview: Unbeaten Eagles, Falcons battle for final berth

The Super Eagles of Nigeria and Falcons of Sudan will on Wednesday face off in the semi-final of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN).Both sides are unbeaten so far in the continental tournament.Nigeria scored two great goals to fight past their Angolan counterparts in the quarter-final showdown on Sunday.After going a goal down, Anthony Okpotu levelled matters for the Eagles [...]

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    CHAN: We want to make history, says Salisu Yusuf

CHAN: We want to make history, says Salisu Yusuf

Salisu Yusuf, coach of the home-based Super Eagles, says his team's target is to win the fifth African Nations Championship.Qualifying for the final will be a historic feat for the Nigerian team, as it will be the first time since the tournament's inception.Salisu said his players will go into the semi-final clash against Sudan with iron gloves."Our target is the [...]

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    Ezenwa: We defeated Angola because the coach believed in us till the end

Ezenwa: We defeated Angola because the coach believed in us till the end

Ikechukwu Ezenwa, captain of the home-based Super Eagles, says Yusuf Salisu's belief in his players gave the team the confidence to defeat Angola.Ezenwa, who was named man of the match for his impressive performance between the sticks, said the coach's body language on the touchline was pivotal to the eventual outcome."For the victory, I'll say the coach was wonderful because [...]

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    CAF Champions League: Rivers secure emphatic 3-0 victory

CAF Champions League: Rivers secure emphatic 3-0 victory

Guy Kuemian was the hero for Rivers United in their CAF Champions League match against Al-Merreikh of Sudan.His brace and another goal by Esosa Igbinoba secured a 3-0 victory for the home side.Rivers United was clearly the better side and nearly got the lead as early as the first minute of the game but Lukman Mohammed’s goal-bound shot was cleared [...]

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    Mo Farah: Queen made me a knight, Trump made me an alien

Mo Farah: Queen made me a knight, Trump made me an alien

Sir Mo Farrah, a British-Somali athlete, has condemned Donald Trump’s decision to ban Muslims from seven countries from travelling to the US.Farah described the new policy by the US President as "ignorant and prejudiced".He said he'd have to tell his kids that he might not be able to come home from his training camp in Ethiopia.Farah was born in Somalia [...]

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    Peacekeeping: Nigeria to deploy 800 soldiers to Darfur

Peacekeeping: Nigeria to deploy 800 soldiers to Darfur

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says Nigeria will deploy 800 soldiers to the United Nations Mission (UNAMID) in Dafur, Sudan.Buratai made the disclosure in Jaji, Kaduna state, during the graduation of 755 soldiers and 45 officers that participated in the pre-deployment training.The army chief, who was represented by Adeniyi Oyebade, the general officer commanding (GOC), 1 Division, said Nigeria [...]

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    Al-Bashir arrives Sudan after surviving arrest attempt in S’Africa

Al-Bashir arrives Sudan after surviving arrest attempt in S’Africa

President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan has arrived his country after failed attempts by the international criminal court (ICC) to arrest him in South Africa.He was recieved by his ministers amid cheers from supporters. He  waved his cane in the air as he stepped off the presidential jet in the capital, Khartoum, and chanted: "God is greatest!".al-Bashir flew in from South Africa [...]

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