In Summary
  • Liberia protest coalition issues demands
  • Sudan civil disobedience paralyses cities
  • Gabon's Ali Bongo calls for new cabinet in comeback speech
  • Rwanda reopens part of border with Uganda

1. Liberia protest coalition issues demands

A protest coalition in Liberia has issued a string of demands with a four week deadline to Liberian President George Weah.

The demands included improvements in areas such as human rights and corruption.

They also want Finance Minister Samuel Tweah and Central Bank Governor Nathaniel Patray prosecuted for mismanaging Central Bank of Liberia leading to price hikes.

The coalition also called for Weah, 52, and all of his officials to declare their assets and the government to stop financing the office of the First Lady.

2. Sudan civil disobedience paralyses cities

A civil disobedience campaign in Sudan has paralysed public transport and shutdown cities like Omdurman, al-Obeid and Port Sudan. However, several shops and fuel stations opened and buses ran Monday in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum where heavy security deployment left four dead on Sunday. The campaign is trying to force the country’s military leaders to transfer power to a civilian authority.

3. Gabon's Ali Bongo calls for new cabinet in comeback speech

Gabonese President Ali Bongo delivered his first speech since returning to the West African country following a long absence after a stroke he suffered in October.

In the recorded speech televised on Saturday - more than two months after his return to the country following a five-month recovery in Morocco - Bongo asked prime minister to form a new government.

Last month Bongo, 60, sacked his vice president and forestry minister last month over a scandal involving the smuggling of precious timber.

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