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Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Abiy Ahmed gets another five years in office — and Sudan faces shortages of fuel and wheat

Also worth knowing this morning:

Abiy Ahmed isn’t going anywhere anytime soon: The Ethiopian parliament confirmed incumbent prime minister Abiy Ahmed for another five-year term, despite what Reuters is calling “mounting international concern of his government's handling of the conflict in northern Ethiopia.”

Sudan is running short of essential medicine, fuel and wheat after protesters blocked the road to Khartoum, trapping hundreds of vehicles and forcing the closure of the country’s main port since 27 September, according to a statement by the Sudanese government on Sunday.

Seven more people died in Oman’s cyclone Shaheen Monday, meaning 13 people so far have lost their lives due to the heavy winds and rain that have swept the country over past days.

A UN human rights probe found that several parties to the Libyan conflict are possibly guilty of war crimes in Libya including the shooting of migrant detainees, Reuters reports.

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