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Chad: African Union surprised at U.S. travel ban

The African Union on Tuesday condemned the latest United States (U.S.) travel ban which has included Chad. An executive orders signed by President Trump on Sunday has suspended business and tourist visas for Chadians. The move, according to Washington comes as Ndjamena fail to share terrorism-related and other crucial information requested by the U.S. Seven […]

Rwandan Genocide: French Bank BNP Paribas under investigation

Judges in France have opened a judicial investigation against BNP Paribas for ‘complicity in genocide and complicity in crimes against humanity,’ AFP reports on Monday. According to AFP, the move comes after three NGOs had filed a lawsuit against BNP Paribas for alleged “complicity” in the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi minority in Rwanda. The […]

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Tanzanian police detained 20 over homosexual practices

Authorities in Tanzania have arrested 20 people accused of homosexuality in the East African nation’s semiautonomous region of Zanzibar. Twelve women and eight men were arrested in a hotel where they were receiving training on HIV/AIDS education programs, local media reports. “We rounded them up because we suspect that they were engaged in homosexuality in […]

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Russian ambassador to Sudan found dead in Khartoum

Russia’s ambassador to Sudan, Mirgayas Shirinskiy, was found dead in the swimming pool of his Khartoum residence on Wednesday, police said. The foreign ministry in Moscow told Russia’s RIA state news agency: “We grieve to announce that on 23 August in Khartoum, the Russian ambassador to Sudan, Mr Shirinsky died.” The Sudanese foreign affairs minister, […]

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Sudan: Khartoum issues flood warning as Nile rises

Sudanese authorities on Monday warned people living near the banks of the Nile to be wary of “massive flooding”, as water levels of the river rose to a record high. Authorities said water levels were rising on the Blue Nile along the border with Ethiopia after continuous rainfall in that country. The Blue Nile flows […]

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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 […]

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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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