Africa : The Russian-African summit and Russia-Africa Economic Forum kicked off in the southern Russian city of Sochi today

Russia ( KNN ) : Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah El Sisi will oversee the summit and the economic forum (The Russian-African summit and Russia-Africa Economic Forum).

The summit will discuss a wide range of common issues, including the status and prospects of relations between Russia and the African continent, the development of ties in the political, economic, humanitarian and cultural fields, focusing on the search for ways to accelerate and orderly development of all types of Russian-African cooperation, as well as an in-depth exchange of views on measures to counter terrorism. Transnational crime and other challenges and threats to regional and global security.

The two-day summit is scheduled to be attended by leaders of 43 African countries, in addition to representatives from 11 countries at the level of vice-presidents, foreign ministers or ambassadors.
The “Russia-Africa” ​​summit in Sochi, Russia, on October 23-24, is the first of its kind in terms of the level of the event in Russian-African relations backed by the African Union this year, according to an official statement of trade representation.

This Summit must be a chance for African leaders to think better for our Continent as they will see more development and in Russia by them selves .

BY KABIRU SAGNIA CHIEF EDITOR OF KABIRU NEWS NETWORK ( KNN) .

Mama Africa ( Sudan ) : The African Union suspends Sudan’s membership until it chooses a civilian authority to lead the country

The African Union suspended Sudan’s membership immediately untill the country’s administration chooses a transitional civil authority to run the Government .

“This is the only way out of the crisis say AU.

The decision came after Sudanese security forces killed protesters in the capital Khartoum by shooting at them.

The Sudanese Health Ministry said 61 people had died in the violence, including three security forces, stabbed to death, the ministry said.

But the Central Physicians Committee, linked to the opposition protest movement, says more than 100 civilians were killed after security forces shot them.
It said 40 bodies had been found in the waters of the Nile River in Khartoum on Tuesday, but the Sudanese authorities denied that .

Some doctors and nurses are also afraid of going to hospitals to treat the injured.

Militias are everywhere.

Numerous reports from Khartoum said that rapid support forces were roaming the city’s almost deserted streets and targeting civilians.
They were previously known as the Janjawid militia and were accused of atrocities in Darfur in 2003.

Talks between the opposition and the ruling transitional military junta were disbanded earlier this week after a dispute over a plan to hand over the country’s administration to a civilian Government.

What did the military council say in defense of the dismantling of the sit-in?

Vice President of the Sudanese Military Council, Mohammad Hamdan Daglo, defended the sit-in in front of the army headquarters in Khartoum, saying that “the protesters were infiltrated by rogue elements and drug traffickers.”

“We will not allow chaos and we will not go back in our conviction, and the prestige of the state must be imposed by law,” he said.

Leaders of the protest movement in Sudan refused the offer of Transitional Military Council to resume negotiations, saying it could not be trusted after the violence against the protesters.

What are the reasons behind the recent violence?

Sudan has been under the control of the junta since the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir in April 2019 after nearly 30 years of his rule.

By Mr. Kabiru Sagnia Chief Editor of Kabiru News Network ( K.N.N ) .

Africa ( Libya ) A large batch of Turkish arms to the Libyan capital Tripoli arrived

Arrived at the port of the Libyan capital Tripoli, a large batch of Turkish military weapons and armor on board a ship coming from northern Turkey.
The Libyan Al-Samoud Brigade, led by the well-known military leader from the city of Misurata and internationally punished, Salah Paddy, posted pictures and a video on his official Facebook page, showing the moment of the ship’s descent from its nearly 30 armored vehicles Piece, while he vowed to fight and make a difference on the ground.

The ship, which was flagged by Moldova, was named “AMAZON” and, according to information from the sites concerned with the movement of ships, sailed from the port of Samsun in northern Turkey on 21 April.

Similar to the military vehicles seen in the published sections, Kirby Turkish armored vehicles from BMC, based in Samson, manufacture military equipment for the Turkish army and the Qatari Investment Fund owns 50% of its shares.

By : Mr . Kabiru Sagnia Chief Editor of Kabiru News Network ( K.N.N )

Egypt : minister of transport resigns after train crash kills 25 people

Egypt’s transport minister resigned after a deadly train crash in Cairo killed at least 25, and left 50 injured.

Through a statement, the Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly is said to have accepted Hisham Arafat’s resignation

Madbouly who visited the scene of the crash announced that the incident would be investigated and anyone found responsible held to account.

Inside the station, the train’s blackened engine could be seen tilted to one side next to a platform.

Eyewitness Ibrahim Hussein said: “I saw a man pointing from the locomotive as it entered the platform, and screaming ‘There are no brakes, there are no brakes’ before he jumped out of the locomotive. And I don’t know what happened to him.”

According to security sources from local media, there was no indication that the crash was deliberate.

THE GAMBIA : Fatou Bah-Barrow Gambia’s First Lady selected to Lead Regional fight against Plastic Pollution in Africa

The First Lady of the Gambia has been selected by the African Union Commission to lead the West African region’s efforts to eradicate plastic Pollution in Africa.

Fatou Bah-Barrow was selected at the First Ladies’ Dialogue during the 32nd ordinary summit of the African Union held on February 10th in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

As part of her role, Ms Bah-Barrow will spearhead the campaign to ban and eradicate plastics on the continent.

The First Lady said she will use her new role to help the gradual eradication of plastics through advocacy and awareness raising on the impacts of plastics and share experience on strategies and measures being undertaken to address the menace of plastics.

She said the Government of the Gambia is conscious of the health and environmental hazards associated with the growing demand for plastics, and remains committed to maintain the ban on plastic bags.

Ms Bah-Barrow expressed her appreciation to the African Union Commission and her fellow first ladies from across Africa at the High Level Working Session on Banning Plastics in Africa, for the laudable initiative and the honour bestowed on her as champion for West Africa.