People chant slogans during a rally.
Thousands of Sudanese protesters were camped outside army headquarters for a fifth day on Wednesday demanding President Omar Al Bashir step down, after the police ordered their forces not to intervene.
Sudanese women are taking a leading role in protests against President Omar al-Bashir, which have gained added inspiration from the demonstrations in Algeria, opposition figures said at a London conference.
Thousands of protesters have massed at the army complex since Saturday, urging the military to back them in demanding the resignation of President Omar Al Bashir and the formation of a transitional government.
The UAE is fast becoming an exceptional case study in international relations and diplomacy, showcasing how a ‘small’ country can punch above its weight by shaping a dynamic foreign policy vision. It has sought to achieve this by ingeniously combining its core strength as a soft power with traces of hard power, thus evolving its own variation of a ‘smart’ power strategy.
Mention the word “book” and the name of Sharjah flashes in everyone’s mind instantly. The reasons are obvious. The Emirate has been taking extraordinary measures to foster a culture of reading in the community.
I have been travelling to Sri Lanka since 2006. The first time I visited, the Tamil Tigers carried out a suicide attack just a couple of blocks from where I was staying. It seemed that the war between the Tamil militants and the Sri Lankan government would never end. But it did: in 2009 the government launched a brutal attack that ended the war.
As the floodwaters slowly recede and cholera breaks out here in Mozambique, I recall the iconic image of the mum and her “miracle baby born in a tree” being winched from the branches above the swirling flood waters in Mozambique almost 20 years ago.