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UN warns of rising food insecurity across Africa

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | About 224 million people are under-nourished in Africa as climate change and conflicts heighten food insecurity across the continent, a top UN food agency official said Monday. The official, speaking at a conference on Africa organised by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said …

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Sudan frees dozens of activists detained after protests

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan on Sunday released dozens of opposition activists arrested last month in a crackdown on protests against rising food prices, an AFP correspondent reported. The release of detainees, including some top opposition figures, came three days after the US embassy voiced concern over the arrests …

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THIS WEEK: Sudan’s Bashir replaces intelligence chief

THIS WEEK: Sudan’s Bashir replaces intelligence chief Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sudan’s official news agency (SUNA) announced on Feb.11 that President Omar el-Bashir had replaced his National intelligence and Security Service (NISS) chief Mohammed Atta with Salah Abdallah Mohammed Salih who has headed the entity before. Salih had been …

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Oxfam unveils action plan after ‘stain’ of sex scandal

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Oxfam unveiled an action plan Friday to tackle sexual misconduct following a prostitution scandal described as “a stain on Oxfam that will shame us for years” by the charity’s global chief. The organisation said it would create a commission which will “operate at arms-length …

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Sudan’s Bashir replaces intelligence chief: state media

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir Sunday replaced powerful intelligence chief Mohammed Atta, the official news agency SUNA reported, amid a security crackdown on opposition protests against rising food prices. Bashir issued a presidential decree announcing Salah Abdallah Mohammed Salih as the new head of the country’s …

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Sudan devalues pound to 30 against US dollar

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan’s central bank Sunday announced it will devalue the local currency to 30 Sudanese pounds against the US dollar, the second such move in weeks amid soaring inflation. The new official exchange rate will go into effect on Monday, the central bank said on its …

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Sudan holds top opposition leader to curb protests

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese security agents have arrested the deputy head of the country’s main opposition Umma Party after it held anti-government rallies to protest rising food prices, the party said on Friday. Sporadic demonstrations have hit Khartoum and some other parts of Sudan since early January after …

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US condemns arrests of AFP reporter, others at Sudan demo

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States condemned Sudan’s arbitrary detention of journalists Friday after an AFP reporter and two colleagues were arrested covering a street protest. Abdelmoneim Abu Idris Ali of Agence France-Presse and at least two more journalists were taken away by authorities on Wednesday as …

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Sudan police beat protesters at demo against rising prices

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Anti-riot police fired tear gas and beat protesters with batons Tuesday as hundreds of Sudanese demonstrated against soaring bread prices near a presidential palace in Khartoum, an AFP correspondent said. Bread prices have more than doubled after a jump in the cost of flour due …

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