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Israel said to send first official delegation to Sudan after normalization

According to several media reports, an Israeli delegation visited Sudan on Monday 23 November. It would be the first team of representatives of the Jewish state to travel to Khartoum since the announcement of normalization between the two countries, on October 23. The rapprochement with Israel continues to divide the Sudanese political class. Several sources […]

Sudan: Rebel leaders returned to Khartoum after a peace agreement with the government

Sudan is trying to turn the page on the war a month after the signing of a peace agreement between the government and major rebel groups. This Sunday, some of the leaders of these armed movements returned to the country. They were welcomed by the prime minister. Thousands gathered in the centre of Khartoum for […]

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Ethiopia: Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sacked the head of the army amidst offensive against Tigray

While the federal government launched an offensive against the Tigray region on 4 November, accused of secessionist tendencies, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the replacement of the head of its military forces. The same goes for the intelligence services and the federal police. General Adem Mohammed was thanked. The former head of the National Intelligence […]

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Sudan: The military member of the Council encourage the normalization of relations with Israel

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hinted on Wednesday, October 21, that Washington will make Sudan’s removal from the list of countries supporting terrorism conditional on the normalization of its relations with Israel. The U.S. presidential election is approaching and the Trump administration is eager to achieve its goal. Khartoum officially remains silent for the […]

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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 […]

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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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Ethiopia: Gun attack in Western Ethiopia leaves 12 dead

At least 12 people were killed on Monday, October 12, by unidentified gunmen in Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State in the western part of the country. A new drama as several massacres with sometimes ethnic overtones have bloodied this area in recent months. Local authorities insisted that the killing had no ethnic roots. However, the versions diverge. […]

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Sudan: Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok accused the US of “paralyzing” the country’s economy and democracy

In an interview with the Financial Times published on Sunday, October 11, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok slapped his fist on the table. He accused the Americans of “paralyzing” the country’s economy, keeping it on the blacklist of countries supporting terrorism and even hindering its democratization. For the Sudanese Prime Minister, keeping his country on […]

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Sudan: Negotiations continue with the two major rebel movements

Following the signing of peace agreements with some armed groups last weekend, negotiations continue with the two major rebel movements that were not signatories to the text. Much remains to be done to get Khartoum to reach an agreement with the two movements absent from Juba, the movement of Abdelaziz al-Hilu and the Darfurian movement […]

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WHO, Qatar Fund for Development sign new agreement to meet health needs in Sudan

The World Health Organization received a donation of $1 million from the Qatar Fund for Development to support its ongoing work in Sudan for a period of one year.   The agreement is part of a larger, joint project that brings together the Qatari Red Crescent and Qatar Charity to support vulnerable populations in Sudan, […]

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