Facing pressure for keeping its Covid vaccine out of reach of poorer countries, Moderna said on Tuesday that it had agreed to sell up to 110 million shots to African Union member nations — a move that one prominent activist described as a mere “drop in the ocean.” The company said it would deliver 15… Continue reading Moderna to Sell Up to 110 Million Covid Vaccine Doses to African Countries
Troops fired on demonstrators outside the Sudanese army headquarters, killing at least three people and injuring more than 80, according to a doctors’ group, as pro-democracy protesters flooded into the streets of the capital, Khartoum, on Monday, after the military mounted a coup, detaining the prime minister, suspending the government and declaring a state of… Continue reading Sudan Soldiers Gun Down Protesters, Doctors Group Says
The United States removed Sudan from a list of state sponsors of terrorism last year, and backed a $50 billion debt relief program announced in June. In recent weeks, the Biden administration loudly voiced its support for civilian rule in Sudan and, over the weekend, sent its top regional envoy, Jeffrey Feltman, to Khartoum to… Continue reading Sudan’s Military Seizes Power, Casting Democratic Transition Into Chaos
Until a military coup in Sudan, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok had the daunting task of trying to liberalize his country and lead it to democracy after three decades of dictatorship, while revitalizing its battered economy and normalizing relations with the world. On Monday evening, his whereabouts remained unknown. Mr. Hamdok, 65, an economist by profession,… Continue reading Who is Abdalla Hamdok, Sudan Leader Ousted in Coup
Troops fired on demonstrators outside the Sudanese army headquarters, killing two people and injuring more than 80 according to a doctors groups, as pro-democracy protesters flooded into the streets of the capital, Khartoum, on Monday, after the military mounted a coup, detaining the prime minister, suspending the government and declaring a state of emergency. The… Continue reading Troops opened fire on pro-democracy protesters who flooded the streets, with at least two reported killed.
Our distant primate relative, the Indi indri, is a critically endangered species of lemur found only in Madagascar. These black-and-white primates are the weight of a small dog and look like a cross between a cat and a koala. And they sound — depending on whom you ask — like the shriek of a balloon… Continue reading These Singing Lemurs Have Rhythm
The weeks leading up to Monday’s coup in Sudan were fraught with tensions between the military and civilian leadership, which were battling to gain control of the nation’s future as a key deadline approached. The jubilant mood that reigned when Omar al-Bashir was ousted in 2019 after 30 years in power gave way to sporadic… Continue reading Tensions Between Sudan’s Military and Civilian Leaders Had Been Growing
The U.S. envoy for the Horn of Africa was in Sudan as recently as Saturday, urging the military and the civilian leadership to continue the country’s planned transition to democracy as protests broke out. Jeffrey Feltman, the U.S. special envoy for the Horn of Africa, met in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, with Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok… Continue reading The American envoy to Sudan was there on Saturday as protests gained traction.
NAIROBI, Kenya — Sudanese protesters took to the streets of the capital early on Monday, injecting another note of instability in the northeast African nation’s fragile transition to democracy. The demonstrations come about one month after the authorities said they had thwarted a coup attempt by loyalists of the deposed dictator Omar Hassan al-Bashir. The… Continue reading Sudan Rocked by Protests Amid Warnings of a Coup
American analysts estimate that Al Shabab command anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 fighters. Under Mr. Mohamed, their bombs have grown more sophisticated and powerful. The group uses its hold on Mogadishu port to smuggle in large volumes of explosive materials and Chinese-made trigger devices, two U.S. officials said. In October 2020, Somali authorities intercepted 79… Continue reading A C.I.A. Fighter, a Somali Bomb Maker, and a Faltering Shadow War