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Russia Appoints Wagner Chief in Africa to Replace Prigozhin

Russian officials on Monday appointed Gen. Andrey Averyanov, head of covert offensive operations for Russian military intelligence, to supervise the mercenary Wagner Group’s valuable operations in Africa following the reported death of its founders, Yevgeny Prigozhin and Dmitry Utkin, in a plane crash last week.

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 29 (RUSSIA OUT) Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) Deputy Director Andrey Averyanov attends a bilateral meeting, on July 29,2023, in Saint Petersburg, Russia. President Putin hosted just 17 African leaders in this years's summit compared with the 43 who atteded in 2019 participate in the …

China Plays Both Sides in Sudan Conflict, Hoping to Swoop in with Investments Later

Voice of America News (VOA) reported on Tuesday that while the international community is nervously monitoring the brutal war between factions of the Sudanese junta and scrambling to deal with the ensuing humanitarian disaster, Communist China is moving full speed ahead with plans to “advance its own interests” in Sudan’s oil and mineral resources.

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Al Jazeera Bureau Chief Arrested in Sudan

Al-Musalmi Al-Kabbashi, Sudan bureau chief for Al Jazeera News, was arrested on Sunday by Sudanese security forces who raided his home in Khartoum. The military junta currently ruling Sudan did not give any reason for his arrest.

Al-Jazeera journalist Al-Musalmi al-Kabbashi was recently arrested amid protests in Sudan. (Screenshot: SudaneseOnline/YouTube)

Sudanese Military Repels Incursion by Ethiopian Forces

Sudanese military officials said on Sunday that an attempt by Ethiopian forces to cross the border between the two countries was repelled. Ethiopia’s neighbors are worried about its civil war spreading instability across the region, and Sudan is particularly nervous after an attempted coup last week.

Ethiopian National Defence Forces (ENDF) soldiers train in the field of Dabat, 70 kilometers Northeast of the city of Gondar, Ethiopia, on September 15, 2021. (Amanuel Sileshi/AFP via Getty Images)