Africa – 15 April 2016

Somalia, Sudan agree to boost ties

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and his Sudanese counterpart Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir have agreed to step up cooperation in various fields during a State visit by the former to Khartoum, Garowe Online reports.

Bilateral meeting between delegations of Somalia and Sudan has focused on strengthening partnership in economy, trade, security, culture, education and governance.

The two countries have also agreed to form a strategic cooperation council at ministerial level in a new sign for growing ties.



UN warns over rising tension after Uganda vote

The UN’s rights office voiced concern on Tuesday over rising tensions in Uganda following the arrest of opposition leaders and intimidation by the security forces during the country’s presidential election.

Uganda’s long-serving leader Yoweri Museveni was declared winner of the February 18 vote with 60% support against 35% won by his main challenger, Kizza Besigye, who has rejected the results.



Sudan’s Bashir to attend security forum in Ethiopia

Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir will take part in the fifth Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa which will kick-off on Saturday in Ethiopia, organisers told Sudan Tribune.

The Sudanese president is expected to arrive in Ethiopia on Friday leading a high-level delegation.

Al- Bashir and his delegation will be leaving for the Northern Bahir-Dar city of Amhara Regional State where the delegation will participate in the continental Security Forum due to be held on 16-17 April, 2016.

He had been participating on the previous Tana security forum under invitations from Ethiopian prime minister.

Sudan Tribune