Civil society groups warn against any 'illegitimate' extension of president's 30-day suspension of parliament, and demand a timeline for political action.
The AU Commission took the "decision unilaterally without" consulting its members, South Africa says.
Ibrahim Zakzaky, founder of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, his wife Zeenah Ibrahim, acquitted of all eight criminal charges, says their lawyer.
Some 5,000 Ethiopian refugees are expected to cross into Sudan in the coming days, a Sudanese official says, as world marks 70th anniversary of 1951 Refugee Convention amid worsening refugee crisis.
Rolling back democracy won’t remove the desire for freedom in the Arab world.
Tunisia's judiciary says it is investigating the two biggest parties in parliament, Ennahda and Heart of Tunisia, which have both accused President Saied of launching a coup.
Poor management and lack of accountability in the country's Olympic committee has compelled many shining stars of Nigeria to switch sides and compete for other nations.
Sudanese government report says 3,000 asylum-seekers hail from Ethiopia's restive Amhara region, which borders conflict-hit Tigray state.
By closing political avenues for voters to express their views, the President Kais Saied risks extreme polarisation, and with it, the potential for unrest.
Country's biggest political party, Ennahda, orders its supporters not to resume a sit-in outside parliament, in a reversal of an earlier call by its leader Rached Ghannouchi to take to the streets.
President Saied announced a series of other measures after he sacked PM Hichem Mechichi and suspended parliament, including a nationwide curfew for one month and a ban on gatherings of more than three people in public places.
President Kais Saied imposes a month-long curfew as Tunisia's young democracy faces its worst crisis in a decade after the north African country's leader ousted the government and suspended parliament.
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