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Twenty-two people, including children, have been killed and dozens injured by a suicide boimber at a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande, in Britain's deadliest terror attack in 12 years. The authorities are treating it as a terrorist incident. French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his horror and consternation.
Sudan's Independence Day, which is celebrated on New Year's Day, is an opportunity to celebrate the "father of indepedence", former President Ismail al-Azhari - the man who cut off ties with Britain and Egypt. But, for some opposition activists, this year's Independence Day was also an opportunity to relaunch anti-government protests. One of them, Ibrahim Alsafi, tells how he was arrested, beaten and later released.