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2 May 2023| 17:00 CAT
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Thembisa Fakude, a senior research fellow at Africa Asia Dialogues, shared his insight on current affairs in Africa.
In Ethiopia, security forces are believed to have arrested 47 suspects after the murder of a leader of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s ruling party, accusing him of plotting to overthrow the regime. Ethiopia has faced complex military challenges following the war between the TPLF and the Ethiopian National Defense Force. Ahmed announced he intended to integrate the AMHARA Forces who fought alongside him during the TPLF war, which affiliated with the murder; situations are very tense amidst the goal to form one army.
The Department of International Corporation (DIRCO) said all South Africans were evacuated from Sudan; however, other nationalities remain stranded. America also announced that they had managed to evacuate their people.
In Tunisia, the arrest of the head of the opposition of the Annahda movement, Rached Ghannouchi, is making headlines. Known as the “Mandela of Tunisia”, he was arrested a day before Eid Ul Fitr. The situation is likely to spill over into instability. Algerians say the situation will spill over to other countries, likely Morocco. There is uncertainty and unpredictability from President Kais Saeed, which rattles some comfort zones and will cause retaliation.
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