Hachalu Hundessa, famed for his political songs, came to be seen as a voice for the Oromo people during years of anti-government protest that swept Abiy to power in 2018.
"On one side, NATO sees Russia as a threat but on the other side, NATO ally France is working to increase Russia's presence there," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said.
The "million-man march" was called by the Sudanese Professionals’ Association and the Resistance Committees, which were instrumental in the protests against Omar al Bashir and the generals who took over power for months after his removal.
Nine more bodies were discovered and exhumed at a site thought to contain more remains in the town of Tarhuna, GNA forces say with authorities suspecting the presence of other potential graves as well.
A paramilitary spokesman said that 72 of the arrested people belonged to the Sudanese Awakening Revolutionary Council, an armed group led by the former Janjaweed militia leader Musa Hilal.
"Mines and improvised explosive devices (planted) in or near homes have caused more than 100 victims," the UN mission in Libya has said in a statement.
Opposition leader Chakwera has been pronounced the winner with 2.6 million votes, while incumbent president Mutharika has taken 1.75 million and underdog candidate Kuwani over 32,400.
As Libya's UN-backed government gains more and more ground from warlord Khalifa Haftar's militias, the residents say it will take months to rebuild the country because of the widespread damage caused by Hafta’s militias.
A day earlier, Russian and other foreign mercenaries entered a key oil field in southern Libya, forcing a halt in operations.
The countries decided to restart stalled negotiations and finalise an agreement over the contentious mega-project within two to three weeks, with support from the African Union.
The mercenaries drove into Al Sharara oilfield in a convoy of vehicles late on Thursday, the NOC said in a statement on its website, expressing "great concern."
Much of the pledged amount will be used to fund an ambitious $1.9 billion cash transfer programme to Sudan's neediest families, around 80 percent of the population, over the course of two years.
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