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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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UN agencies plead pardon for Sudanese teen Noura who killed her rapist

Three UN agencies – UN Women, UNHCR and UNFPA – have called on the Sudanese government to grant clemency to a 19-year-old woman sentenced to death after she killed her husband as he tried to rape her. According to UN agencies, Noura Hussein was forced into a child marriage and acted in self-defense. Speaking about […]

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Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir orders release of political detainees

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, on Tuesday, ordered the release of all political prisoners in the country, state-run news agency reports. According to SUNA, President al-Bashir’s decision came in response to calls from political parties of the National Consensus Government (NCG) to grant detainees the opportunity to engage in the political process. The NCG was installed […]

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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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