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IGAD hails Sudan’s decision to lift nationwide state of emergency

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The East African bloc, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), on Monday hailed the Sudanese government’s decision to lift a nationwide state of emergency. In a press statement, Workneh Gebeyehu, the Executive Secretary of IGAD, said he welcomed the decision of the Sovereign Council of …

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Sudan lifts state of emergency countrywide

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | Chairman of Sudan’s Transitional Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan on Sunday issued a decree lifting the state of emergency in all parts of the country. The order was made to “prepare the atmosphere for a fruitful dialogue that achieves stability for the transitional period,” the sovereign …

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Western officials call on Sudan to lift state of emergency

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | A delegation comprised of officials from France, Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union on Friday called on Sudanese authorities to end the state of emergency. In a statement issued after a visit to Khartoum, the delegation called for immediate progress …

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Sudan’s Information Ministry says Hamdok gov’t still legal

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | Sudan’s Information Ministry said on Monday that the civilian government, led by Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, is still the legal transitional authority in the country and denied the dissolution of the cabinet. The constitutional document grants the right of declaring the state of emergency in the …

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Japan declares 4th state of emergency for Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan | Xinhua | The Japanese government decided Thursday to put capital Tokyo under the fourth state of emergency over COVID-19, covering the duration of the Olympics, in an effort to curb a recent surge in infections. The emergency state will be effective from Monday to Aug. 22, which may …

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Sudan declares state of emergency over deadly floods

Khartoum, Sudan | XINHUA | Sudan’s Security and Defense Council has decided to declare a nationwide three-month state of emergency over floods, Sudan’s Sovereign Council announced in a statement Saturday. Following a meeting late Friday, chaired by Sovereign Council Chairman Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, the Security and Defense Council instructed formation …

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NRM opposes calls for state of emergency ahead of 2021 polls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party has opposed calls by different political players for government to declare a state of emergency because of the Covid-19 pandemic which would result in the postponement of the 2021 general polls. The party officials led by the secretary …

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2021 elections: Gov’t declines to declare state of emergency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has taken a decision not to declare a state of emergency in the country which would lead to the postponement of the 2021 general elections. The Justice and Constitutional Affairs Ministers, Ephraim Kamuntu disclosed this while appearing before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee …

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DP advise government to declare a state of emergency

Kampala, Uganda | Nansubuga Prossy | The Democratic Party (DP) has asked government to declare a state of emergency and postpone the 2021 elections as a preventive measure for Covid-19 in Uganda. While addressing the press at the party headquarters, the DP Press secretary, Mr.Fred Mwesigwa said the election process is …

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