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Sudan economy in crisis almost year after Bashir ouster

  Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s economy has sunk into a deep crisis since the overthrow of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir almost a year ago, risking collapse and social unrest in a country in transition. Mass protests erupted in Sudan in late 2018 against a government decision to triple bread …

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Sudan to host Nile Day 2020 celebrations

Khartoum, Sudan | THE INDEPENDENT | The Regional Nile Day 2020 celebrations are set to take place in Khartoum on February 22. At least 500 Nile Basin citizens and friends of the Nile are expected to participate in the celebrations, according to the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) that is organising the …

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Sudan ready to hand Bashir to ICC for Darfur crimes

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan has agreed to hand ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir and others to the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes in Darfur, a member of Khartoum’s ruling body said Tuesday. The Hague-based ICC has charged Bashir and three of his former aides with genocide, crimes …

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Sudan’s Burhan says met Israel PM to ‘protect national security’

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said Tuesday his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the previous day was driven by his responsibility to protect the country’s national security. Burhan’s first remarks about the meeting in Uganda, talks that surprised even Sudan’s cabinet, came …

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UN warns world may pay ‘terrible price’ if it fails Sudan

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  A top UN official has warned that the international community would “pay a terrible price” if it fails to help rebuild Sudan’s dilapidated economy as the African country transitions to civilian rule. “The story of Sudan in year 2020 is not the story of the previous …

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URA: Sudanese found with material to make fake dollars

  Malaba, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Sudanese national has been arrested trying to cross into Uganda from Kenya with material that Uganda Revenue Authority believes is for making fake US dollars. The suspect, Duach Chuol Kaylech Toang, was held after his luggage at Malaba One Stop Border Post (OSBP) …

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Ethiopia, Egypt delay deadline in River Nile dam row

Washington, United States | AFP | Ethiopia made progress with Egypt and Sudan in US-brokered talks in easing concerns over a hotly contested mega-dam on the Nile, with a tentative agreement to fill it only during the rainy season. The three countries had set a deadline of Wednesday to reach …

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Sudan PM pushes for peace in first trip to rebel bastion

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok Thursday vowed to achieve peace in Sudan’s war zones as he visited rebel stronghold Kauda. “This is a great chance to show our people in Kauda and across the world that their transitional government is working hard to achieve comprehensive justice …

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