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UN urges Algeria again to stop arbitrary expulsions of African migrants

The UN has reiterated its call on Algeria to immediately halt summary expulsions of African migrants, as authorities in the North African country continue to round up and expel thousands to Niger in harsh desert climate. The appeal was made by UN Special Rapporteur on migration Felipe González Morales, following his official visit to Niger; […]

Sudan’s central bank to print 100-pound banknotes as inflation worsens

Sudan’s central bank will start printing 100-pound banknotes for the first time as it struggles to deal with a liquidity crisis and rampant inflation. The previous largest banknote in Sudan was 50 pounds. Inflation in Sudan peaked at 63.86 percent last June according to the central bureau for statistics in Khartoum. High inflation rate has […]

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Burkina Faso: Fears of resurgence of female genital mutilation

Equality Now, a women’s rights organization, is calling on the Burkinabe government to toughen its efforts in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the wake of a report that 50 girls had suffered complications after undergoing the illegal procedure. The circumcisions reportedly took place in the first week of September in the Kaya […]

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Sudan unveils 21-member cabinet to fix ailing economy

Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Thursday named new ministers to the key posts of finance, interior and water resources. The government of the war-torn nation was dissolved last week amid a deepening economic crisis. Motazz Moussa was appointed as the country’s new prime minister on Sunday. On Thursday, Abdullah Hamduk was appointed minister of […]

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Sudanese president dissolves government as economic crisis deepens

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday dissolved the government and appointed Motazz Moussa as the country’s new Prime Minister, a ruling party official said. Moussa who was Sudan’s irrigation and electricity minister before the Cabinet’s dissolution will form a smaller government to tackle a growing economic crisis, Faisal Hassan Ibrahim, a top aide to President […]

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Grand Renaissance Dam: fresh talks kick-off in Egypt

A new round of talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over a disputed dam over the Nile River has been held in Cairo this week, after talks on the issue have been deadlocked for months, Reuters reported. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri met his Sudanese counterpart Dardari Mohammed Ahmed to address fears expressed by Egypt. […]

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USA extends Somali immigrants’ stay

The United States on Thursday said it would allow some 500 Somalis to remain in the United States for at least another 18 months. According to a statement from the Department of Homeland Security, Somalis in the United States with Temporary Protected Status will be able to re-register for an extension of their status through […]

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Sudan: Egypt denies entry to opposition leader

Egypt authorities have denied entry to Sudan’s leading opposition figure who was on his way back from Berlin where he attended a conference of Sudanese opposition groups. Sadiq al-Mahdi’s National Umma Party indicated Sunday that its leader was repelled at Cairo international airport. Al-Mahdi has been living in self-imposed exile in Egypt since 2014 following […]

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Sudan: appeals court overturns death sentence of Noura Hussein

A Sudanese court on Tuesday overturned a death sentence on a teenager who killed her husband who, she alleged, had tried to rape her. Noura Hussein, 19, was instead sentenced to five years in jail, lawyer Abdelaha Mohamad said. Sudanese teenager Noura was sentenced to death by hanging by an Islamic religious court for killing […]

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Egypt’s President to visit Sudan amid diplomatic thaw

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is set to visit Sudan in October to seal several bilateral deals amid diplomatic tensions. The visit comes a year after Khartoum banned the import of Egyptian farm produce over alleged use of pesticides. The two neighbors also have a long-standing dispute over a territory in Egypt’s south that Khartoum […]

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