Tense calm in Darfur as troops deployed after clashes kill 155

Sudanese government deploys military units to western region to restore order after three days of interethnic violence. A tense calm has been reported in Sudan’s Darfur region after a heavy deployment of soldiers in the wake of days of interethnic violence that killed at least 155 people, wounded scores more and displaced tens of thousands. […]

Uganda votes in tense presidential election: Live news

Longtime President Yoweri Museveni faces strong challenge from pop star-turned-opposition leader Bobi Wine as he seeks a sixth term. Voting is under way in Uganda, in a tense presidential election pitting longtime President Yoweri Museveni against opposition frontrunner Bobi Wine, a pop star-turned-opposition leader. The run-up to Thursday’s vote was plagued by the worst political […]

In Pictures: Indian army patrols tense border with Pakistan

From sandbagged Indian army bunkers dug deep into the Pir Panjal mountains in the Himalayas, villages on the Pakistan-administered side of Kashmir appear precariously close, on the other side of the Line of Control (LoC) that for the past 73 years has divided the region between the two nuclear-armed rivals. Tens of thousands of soldiers […]

Ivorians await results after tense presidential ballot #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Opposition leaders accuse electoral commission and constitutional court of favouring gov’t, making fair vote impossible. Ivory Coast officials have tallied results on Sunday after a tense presidential ballot marked by an opposition boycott and protests over President Alassane’s Ouattara bid for a third term. Scattered protests, clashes, vandalised voting material, and some closed polling stations […]

Tense calm in Nigeria after days of unrest #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Abuja, Nigeria – Relative calm has returned to Nigerian cities after more than two weeks of deadly protests against police brutality and widespread anger over the shooting of peaceful demonstrators. In Lagos, the country’s commercial hub and the epicentre of the protests, authorities on Saturday eased a 24-hour curfew, while the streets of the capital, […]

Guinea: Vote count begins after tense election #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Main opposition candidate Diallo suggests President Conde may ‘cheat’ in order to ‘grant himself a presidency for life’. Vote counting is under way after Guinea’s high-stakes election in which the 82-year-old President Alpha Conde is seeking a controversial third term. Sunday’s vote follows months of political unrest, where dozens of people were killed during security […]