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Tripartite Nile Dam Talks Postponed Due to Resignation of Ethiopian PM

Sudan announced that the tripartite meeting on the Ethiopia’s mega Nile dam were postponed following the political developments ensuing the resignation of the Ethiopian Prime Minister. “In response to a request by the Ethiopian side, a tripartite meeting on the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which was scheduled to be hosted by Khartoum at technical and […]

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf wins Mo Ibrahim African leadership prize

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation, named after its Sudanese billionaire founder, announced on Monday that the prize committee has awarded the $5m prize for leadership to the former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel peace prize laureate who has been in power for 12 years, left office last month, handing over power […]

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Nile Dam Saga: Ethiopia rejects World Bank mediation

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Sunday rejected a call by Egypt for World Bank arbitration over the hydroelectric dam construction on the Nile. Egypt wants the World Bank to serve as a neutral party in the country’s lengthy but fruitless negotiations with Ethiopia and Sudan over the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam. […]

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Sudan Imposes Media Blackout as Anti-austerity Protests Flare up

Sudanese authorities have imposed a media blackout and proceeded to the arrest of seven journalists including reporters from Reuters and AFP, in an attempt to prevent news coverage of anti-austerity protests. The Committee to Protect Journalists said that the repressive measures against journalists were implemented by Sudan’s intelligence and security agency, which has also confiscated […]

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Sudan inks agreement with Saudi Arabia to restore banking ties

Sudan and Saudi Arabia will soon re-establish banking relations, to help restore confidence in Sudan’s economy after the lifting of U.S. economic sanctions, the state-run news Agency, SUNA, reported. According to SUNA, the two nations have signed an agreement in Riyadh to allow banking transactions between the two countries. United States has lifted decades-old sanctions […]

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Turkey, Sudan ink deals to restore Red Sea Port and Naval Dock

Turkey signed an agreement with Sudan to rebuild a ruined Ottoman port city on Sudan’s Red Sea coast. Turkey will also build a naval dock to maintain civilian and military vessels as Ankara seeks to expand military and economic ties in Africa. The agreement was announced in Khartoum on Tuesday at the end of Turkish […]

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Turkish President Shows Support for Sudanese Leader Wanted by The Hague

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in Khartoum in a show of support for Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, who is wanted on charges of genocide and war crimes. The Turkish leader, who arrived in the Sudanese capital on Sunday, part of a three-day trip that also includes stops in Chad and Tunisia, has overseen the […]

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Sudan bans importation of additional 19 goods to protect its currency

The Sudanese government has imposed temporary ban on selected foods in an effort to protect its currency and narrow its budget deficit, Reuters reports. The Ministry of Commerce on Saturday added 19 new items to a long list of goods that traders are not allowed to import. According to the Trade Minister Hatim al-Sir, the […]

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Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir unveils exit plan, names successor

Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Thursday unveiled his exit plan as the country prepares to hold its next presidential election in 2020. Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who seized power in the northeast African state in a military coup in 1989, said he would support the governor of the Gezira state in 2020 presidential elections, if […]

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EU Extends Sudan €106 million support package

The European Commission announced Monday a €106 million support package – €46 million in humanitarian assistance and €60 million for development – to directly assist people in Sudan affected by forced displacement, undernutrition, disease outbreaks and recurrent extreme climatic conditions. The announcement comes as Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides is currently […]

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