Ghana: Palm Sunday turns tragic
At least five people have been killed in a landslide that followed a three hour heavy downpour in Ghana’s political capital in the night of Palm Sunday, 14th April 2019. Ghana’s national Disaster Management
organisation has been retrieving the bodies of the victims from the rubble. Three of those who died were in a military pickup truck that fell off a bridge. A six year child was swept away by the flood. The heavy rains left several parts of the Ghanaian capital, Accra flooded.
Sudan: Protestors call on the military council to hand power to civilian
Organisers of mass protests in Sudan are demanding the complete dismantling of the state left behind by the country’s ousted leader Oumar El Bashir on Thursday, 11th April 2019. The military overthrow and arrested Oumar El Bashir after 30 years in power.
The deepening economic crisis triggered nation wide protests that gained intensity from 6th April 2019.The military stepped in to depose and arrest Oumar El Bashir. The ruling military council has pledged to organise elections in two years. Protestors are camped outside the army headquarters in the capital Khartoum demanding an immediate return to civilian administration.
The military has however promise that protestors will not be dispersed. The transitional military council has arrested members of the former government. The African Union has issued a statement calling on the army to give way to a civilian government in two weeks.
Libya: escalating battle for Tripoli
The United Nations envoy to Libya Ksham Salami has expressed concerns over the escalating vilence in the Libyan capital Tripoli.
General Kalifa Hafta’s troops have launched an offensive gaining grounds as they advance.