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Sudan rejects Ethiopian proposal on filling, operation of Nile dam

Khartoum, Sudan | XINHUA | Sudan on Tuesday announced its rejection of an Ethiopian proposal regarding the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), said Sudan’s Irrigation and Water Resources Ministry in a statement. Sudan rejected the Ethiopian proposal as it stipulates that an agreement should only …

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Sudan food crisis worst in years: UN

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Conflict-related displacements and high inflation rates on top of the impact of COVID-19 prevention measures are causing one of the worst food crises in recent years in Sudan, said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Thursday. Almost a quarter of the …

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Sudan announces cabinet reshuffle in response to demand for reforms

Khartoum, Sudan | XINHUA |  Sudan’s Council of Ministers on Thursday announced a cabinet reshuffle in response to the public demand for correcting the path of revolution. “All ministers of the transitional government have turned in their resignations to give the opportunity for reshuffling the government,” the council said in …

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Mass grave found of Sudanese conscripts killed in 1998: prosecutor

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s public prosecutor announced Monday the discovery of a mass grave of conscripts killed in 1998 after trying to flee a military camp. The committee tasked with investigating the killings at Ailafoon military camp “found the mass grave in the past four days after hearing witness accounts”, said public prosecutor …

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Three jailed Omar Bashir aides have virus

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudanese authorities said Wednesday that three former senior aides to ousted president Omar al-Bashir have caught the novel coronavirus in prison. Former officials Ali Othman Taha, Ahmed Mohamed Haroun and Abdulreheem Mohamed Hussein have been held in Khartoum’s Kober prison since Bashir’s military ouster in …

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Sudan inflation soars to 99% as food prices rise

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Inflation in Sudan jumped to 99 percent because of rising food prices, official figures showed Saturday, more than a year after the country was rocked by protests sparked by bread price hikes. The inflation rate in April shot up from 82 percent the previous month due to increased prices of …

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Sudan rejects Ethiopia’s proposal to fill mega-dam

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan on Tuesday rejected an Ethiopian proposal to sign an initial agreement greenlighting the filling of a controversial mega-dam it is building. “I cannot accept the signing of a draft agreement to the first phase (filling the dam) because it poses legal and technical problems that must be addressed,” Sudanese …

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Lift sanctions to prevent ‘disaster’ in Sudan: UN

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Sudan risks being plunged into a humanitarian disaster by COVID-19 unless sanctions are lifted and donors provide financial support, the UN rights chief said Tuesday. Without international backing, the country’s transition towards peace and stability could swing into reverse, Michelle Bachelet said in a statement. A year has passed since …

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