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14 candidates to run against Bashir in Sudan election

Fourteen candidates have registered to run against Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir in a presidential vote in April, the country’s electoral commission said on Tuesday. “The electoral commission has received a total of 15 candidacies for the post of the president of the republic,” commission head Mokhtar al-Assam told reporters. The presidential vote is scheduled for April 13 and parliamentary elections will ...

Libya’s recognised government army declares ceasefire

The army of Libya’s internationally recognised government announced on Sunday that it would cease fire, two days after an Islamist-backed militia alliance announced a truce. “We declare a ceasefire from midnight (2200 GMT) Sunday,” said the army said, stressing however that it would continue to pursue “terrorists”, as UN-brokered peace talks resume in Geneva next week. The army also said ...

Sudan’s Bashir launches reelection bid: Poll organisers

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir submitted his candidacy Sunday for reelection in an April 13 vote widely expected to hand him another five-year term, poll organisers said. The election will be only the second since Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for suspected war crimes in Darfur, seized power in a 1989 coup. The opposition boycotted the first ...