In Africa, authorities claim they have been "spared by God" or have simply been saved by the low volume of air traffic to their countries. However, some fear it is simply a lack of testing.
The UN’s most powerful body has been meeting by video because of Covid-19, which has hit New York City, where the UN has its headquarters, exceedingly hard.
The United Nations Security Council will meet on March 26 to decide whether or not to gradually withdraw by the end of October some 7,800 troops, known as the "Blue Helmets," from the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).
Suspicions have turned to some of the country’s top generals, who aren't comfortable with the prospect of civilian rule ahead of the country’s first free elections next year.
The attack on Hamdok, a seasoned economist named premier last August, injured no one
and took place in the Kober district of northeast Khartoum while underlining the fragility of Sudan's transition to civilian rule.
Nearly a year after Omar al Bashir’s ouster, the country faces a dire economic crisis. Inflation stands at a staggering 60 percent and unemployment rate 22.1 percent in 2019, according to the International Monetary Fund.
Some of the diplomats were appointed by ex-leader Omar al Bashir himself and the others were picked through his now-dissolved National Congress Party, officials say.
Meanwhile, a United Nations commission accused South Sudan's warring sides of deliberately starving people for strategic gain.
The Kremlin is positioning itself as indispensable to Sudan while it bids to increase its sway over Africa and Muslim countries.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo aims to promote US cooperation in Senegal, Angola and Ethiopia amid Chinese influence and a growing Russian presence in Africa.
Sudanese authorities said last week that they had agreed for Bashir and three other suspects to appear before the ICC, without giving details of how this could happen.
President Salva Kiir's offer to return to a system of 10 states and three contentious "administrative areas" will open a "Pandora's box," Rebel chief Riek Machar says.
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