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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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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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