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US extends Sudan’s economic sanctions

The United States has extended its economic sanctions against Sudan by three months, the State Department said in a statement on Tuesday. According to the statement, the US acknowledges the significant progress made by the conflict-stricken nation but needs more time. “The United States will revoke the sanctions if the (government of Sudan) is assessed […]

Sudan hopes US travel ban would not affect sanctions lifting

Sudanese Foreign Ministry official Abdelghany Naeem, on Tuesday, said his country hopes the revival of President Donald Trump’s travel ban on Sudanese citizens will not affect the planned lifting of US economic sanctions on the conflict-stricken nation. The Supreme Court of the United States on Monday partially lifted an injunction against the travel bans issued […]

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Sudan-Egypt diplomatic row escalates

Sudanese foreign minister, Ibrahim Ghandour, on Sunday cancelled a trip to Egypt as President Omar al-Bashir’s declarations last week triggered a major diplomatic row between the two countries. “We told our brothers in Egypt about the postponement of the visit due to internal issues and it would take place later,” Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said […]

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Sudanese PM appoints 31 ministers, 44 ministers of state

Sudanese Prime Minister Hassan Saleh on Thursday reshuffled his cabinet with a massive shake-up of the economic ministries. Thirty-one ministers and 44 ministers of state were appointed in the new national unity government. “This government comes to implement the recommendations of the national dialogue, the country’s largest political event after independence in 1956. The government’s […]

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Sudan: Omar al-Bashir appoints new PM

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Wednesday appointed his first Vice President and long-time ally Hassan Saleh to the newly created post of Prime Minister. “The party leadership meeting chaired by President Bashir approved the nomination of Hassan Saleh as Prime Minister,” said ruling National Congress Party Deputy Leader Ibrahim Mahmoud. Saleh who is expected […]

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Sudan Reacts to Trump’s Immigration Policy

Sudan’s foreign affairs ministry has summoned the United States’ envoy Steven Koutsis to protest against Donald Trump’s immigration Executive Order, temporarily banning people from seven countries, including Sudan, from entering the U.S. The seven Muslim-majority countries targeted by President Donald Trump in his executive order on immigration were initially identified as “countries of concern” under […]

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Libya: Over 200 Corpses of Terrorists Found in Rubble in Sirte

Libyan forces combatting under the Government of National Accord’s banner have discovered over 200 corpses of Islamic State group (IS) militants as forces clear the coastal city of remaining resistance after flashing out the militants. The Bunyan al-Marsous operation room Monday announced it took control of Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown 8 months after launching the takeover […]

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South Sudan: Kiir rejects amnesty for ‘violent’ Machar

South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir on Sunday said denouncing violence is the only way exiled vice-president and rebel leader Riek Machar will be granted amnesty. Former first vice-president, Riek Machar who fled the country in July has repeatedly called for an armed resistance following renewed clashes with forces loyal of Kiir. He is currently in […]

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UNMISS Boss Sacking: Kenya Withdraws all Troops

Kenya on Wednesday said it is shocked at the decision of the UN secretary-general to sack the Kenyan commander of the UN peacekeeping force in South Sudan, UNMISS. The Kenyan presidency condemned the decision to dismiss Lt. Gen. Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki as unfair and said it would withdraw its troops from the UN mission […]

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Somalia, Nigeria, S. Sudan Top CPJ’s 2016 Global Impunity Index

The 2016 Global Impunity Index released on Thursday by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) indicated that murder cases of 24 journalists in Somalia, five in South Sudan and five in Nigeria since 2006 have remained unsolved by these countries’ justice system. The New York-based rights organisation indicated that “Somalia’s use of military courts and […]

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