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Security Council extends peacekeeping mission in Darfur, forges new presence in Sudan

The Security Council on Thursday extended the deployment of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and set out the parameters for a follow-on mission that will start its work on 1 January next year. Unanimously adopting a twinset of resolutions through its silence procedure, the Council, recognizing the impact of the COVID-19 […]

Tension rekindling over Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Relations are not calming down around the mega-dam that Ethiopia is building on the Nile, as negotiations with Sudan and Egypt, countries downstream of the river, have been suspended. An Ethiopian government meeting on May 11 rekindled the tension. During the meeting, the head of government Abiy Ahmed and several ministers, as well as the […]

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Coronavirus restrictions hamper aid access for Sudanese in need

The United Nations and its partners are putting in place alternative plans to ensure the continuity of humanitarian assistance in Sudan, as measures taken by the Government to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are having an impact on aid access, deliveries and services. According to Jens Laerke, Deputy Spokesperson at the Office for the Coordination […]

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Sudanese Defense Minister died during peace talks with rebels

Sudanese Defense Minister Lieutenant General Jamal al-Din Omar died of an unspecified illness Wednesday while in neighboring South Sudan for peace talks with his country’s main rebel groups, the military announced. Omar had “suffered from a number of chronic illnesses,” armed forces spokesman Amer Mohamed al-Hassan said without elaborating. The government delegation in the South […]

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Sudan: Former FM under Bashir charged with connection with 1989 military coup

Sudan’s top prosecution office has ordered the arrest of former Foreign Minister Ali Karti for allegedly playing a role in the ascension to power of ousted leader Omar Bashir during the 1989 military coup. The top prosecution office said in a statement that Karti’s assets would be frozen and that arrest warrants had been issued […]

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Sudan’s PM survived ‘terror attack’ in capital

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has survived an assassination attempt targeting his convoy as he headed to work on Monday, local media reported.   Abdalla Hamdok, in a brief statement on Twitter, said, “Rest assured that what happened today will not stand in the way of our transition, instead it is an additional push to […]

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Sudan fires scores of diplomats linked to toppled leader

The government of Sudan has fired scores of diplomats for alleged links to the administration of ex-President Omar al-Bashir. The Empowerment Removal Committee was formed under a law introduced in November to dismantle the system built by Bashir. “One-hundred and nine ambassadors, diplomats and administrators were fired from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and those […]

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Sudan to hand ICC Darfur crimes culprits

The government of Sudan and rebel groups in Darfur agreed on Tuesday that all those wanted by the International Criminal Court should appear before the tribunal, including ousted President Omar al-Bashir. Information Minister Faisal Saleh did not specifically name him when announcing the move, but said the decision applied to all five Sudanese suspects wanted […]

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UN chief wants Sudan dropped from terror list

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has told African leaders that it’s time to remove Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. Addressing the annual African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Guterres said the UN would drum up international support that would enable the country to overcome its challenges. The US government added […]

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Sudan: Grenade explosion kills at least five people in Khartoum

A grenade explosion at a wedding party in capital Khartoum on Monday killed at least five people, Turkish news agency Anadolu reports. The blast, according to the health ministry, occurred in the Shegla neighborhood of Khartoum’s al-Haj Youssef district due to a fight between two people, with one of them throwing a grenade. At least […]

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