Sudan’s army leader Lt Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has visited troops in two strategic bases in the capital, Khartoum and the twin city of Omdurman, following battleground losses to rivals from the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) over the past week.
Gen Burhan downplayed RSF’s claims of seizing three army headquarters in the war-torn Darfur region, receiving hundreds of alleged defected soldiers – including in Khartoum – and capturing the airport in West Kordofan since 26th of October.
He accused the RSF of staging attacks despite the ongoing peace talks in Saudi Arabia, saying the army would “fight on”.
And in Gambia
A junior navy officer Sanna Fadera named by The Gambia’s government as the mastermind of a foiled coup plot in December last year has been found guilty of treason and sentenced to 12 years in prison.
A high court on Tuesday ruled that Lance Corporal Sanna Fadera planned and attempted to unlawfully overthrow the democratically elected government of President Adama Barrow.
Authorities had charged Fadera and seven other soldiers with treason, conspiracy and inciting mutiny for their alleged role in the 2022 coup attempt.