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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 […]

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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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 […]

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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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