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Sudan announces transfer of $335 million intended to compensate U.S. victims of terrorism

Sudan claims to have transferred money intended for the victims of the 1998 and 2000 attacks against US interests. Al Qaeda had attacked the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, as well as the ship USS Cole, killing several hundred people. Khartoum said yesterday that it had transferred the $335 million intended to compensate the […]

Sudan: A “historic” memorandum of understanding with General Electric

Sudan on Thursday signed a “historic” memorandum of understanding with General Electric, the U.S. power generation group. The agreement comes after decades of U.S. sanctions, with Sudan on the U.S. blacklist of countries that support terrorism since 1993. Between 1992 and 1996, the Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir welcomed the leader of the jihadist group Al […]

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Soudan would pay damages for the 1998 attacks in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam

The Supreme Court of the United States grants a victory to the victims of the 1998 attacks in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. These attacks by Al Qaeda against the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania left 224 people dead. Since 2001, nearly 600 people have demanded that Sudan pay damages because at the time […]

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Arrest of ex-Shabaab leader: Somalia expels top UN official

Somali government on Tuesday expelled a high-ranking United Nations official in the country, accusing him of interfering with national sovereignty. The government says Nicholas Haysom, the Special Representative of the U.N. SecretaryGeneral for Somalia, “is not required and cannot work in this country,” effectively declaring the official persona non grata. “The decision comes after he […]

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Suspect linked to Charlie Hebdo attackers arrested in Djibouti

French jihadist Peter Cherif, a known associate of the Kouachi brothers who killed 12 people in the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, has been arrested in Djibouti, French media reported on Thursday. Peter Cherif has allegedly planned the attack at the satirical publication in Paris in apparent retribution over its portrayal of the Muslim […]

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UN Security Council unanimously lifts Eritrea sanctions

The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday unanimously lifted sanctions against Eritrea. Hailing the recent and historic rapprochements in the Horn of Africa, the Security Council on Wednesday decided to lift the arms embargo, travel bans, assets freeze and targeted sanctions previously imposed on Eritrea. The UN Security Council slapped Eritrea with an arms embargo […]

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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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Mali: militants target G5-sahel headquarters

Islamist militants armed with rockets and explosives raided the headquarters of an African military taskforce in central Mali last weekend killing at least six people and wounding several soldiers, according to Mali’s defence ministry. According to a spokesperson for the G5 force, — a regional force created last year to root out jihadists in West […]

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