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Sudan signs $4 billion deal with Qatar to develop Suakin Seaport

Sudan and Qatar have signed a $4 billion agreement to jointly develop the Red Sea port of Suakin off Sudan’s coast. Sudanese Transport Minister Makawi Mohamed Awad said the agreement was signed as both countries agree on the necessity to boost their cooperation in the fields of transport and communications. The cost of the project’s […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Sudan

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted an invitation from his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir to visit Sudan, state-run Sudan News Agency (SUNA) reported. Putin called Bashir on Thursday to discuss bilateral relations, SUNA said. It did not indicate a date for the visit but reported that President Putin would continue to support the energy, oil, […]

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Illegal African migrants, worse than terrorists – Israeli PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the massive arrival of illegal African migrants in Israel is a “worse” threat than that of terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula. According to Netanyahu, the electronic barrier placed at the Israeli-Egyptian border had saved Israel from jihadist attacks. “Without this barrier, we would face serious terrorist attacks from Sinai […]

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Sudan to sign MoU with Russia on nuclear power plant

Sudan is to sign this week a ‘roadmap’ agreement with Russia to build nuclear power stations in the country. The road map agreement and several other memorandums of understanding will be signed during the visit Sudanese Minister of Water Resources, Irrigation, and Electricity Moataz Mousa, is paying to Moscow since Monday, reported state-run news agency […]

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UN seeks $80 million to support refugees in Ethiopia

Two United Nations humanitarian agencies are jointly seeking $80 million to provide food assistance to refugees in Ethiopia, which hosts the second largest number of refugees in Africa. In a joint news release issued Wednesday, the World Food Program (WFP) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that food ration […]

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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 […]

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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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