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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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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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