Daily Archives: July 12, 2020

Sudan Bans Female Genital Mutilation

Sudan has passed laws banning female genital mutilation and allowing non-Muslims to consume alcohol, the justice minister said late Saturday. The move appears to be a reversal of nearly four decades of hardline Islamist policies which limited the freedoms of women. Along with banning female genital mutilation, Sudan’s Sovereign Council last week reversed a law

4 Killed in Protests Calling for Mali’s President to Resign

Mali’s president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has dissolved the country’s constitutional court, after four people were killed in street protests over the weekend. Additionally, Keita said Sunday he would follow ECOWAS recommendations to re-run some contested legislative elections held in March. Opposition leaders said that Keita’s concessions, including dissolving the constitutional court, was not enough to