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As Sudan protests erupt, Khartoum turns to UN over border disputes with Egypt

Complaints about disputed territories on the Egyptian border were brought to the United Nations once again by the Sudanese government as they faced the fourth day of an internal backlash to their proposed 2018 budget. In a related context, Ibrahim Ghandour, the Sudanese Foreign Minister, announced on Monday that the complaint about “The Halayeb Triangle” …

Seif Hesham

Iran protests continue, leaders blame violence on ‘enemies’

For the seventh day in a row, protesters in Iran are taking to the streets across dozens of cities, forming the biggest challenge to the Islamic regime there in years and leading to the killing of 21 people. The protests started on 28 December in Mashhad and unexpectedly spread to dozens of cities across the …

Daily News Egypt

Opposition to 11/11 protests continues

Al-Dostour party rejected the ongoing  calls for protests on 11 November in a statement released on Tuesday, calling them anonymously backed and condemning them for increasing tension in the political scene. The party described the calls as “lacking any political vision or an alternative that can extract the country from its problems”. Though the party …

Daily News Egypt

Threat of widespread protests justifies continued closure of Egyptian stadia

Egyptian general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s failed economic policies are prompting protests and widespread expressions of discontent. While the grumbling is unlikely to mushroom any time soon into a popular revolt similar to the one that toppled Hosni Mubarak in 2011, it goes a long way to explain why Al-Sisi has refrained from lifting the ban …

James Dorsey

Protests over murder of Kenyan lawyer

Kenyan lawyers and civil rights activists staged a nationwide protest after the murder of human rights lawyer Willie Kimani, his client and a taxi driver. The killings are among many unresolved murders in Kenya.

Deutsche Welle