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US willing to lift Sudan from terror blacklist if further reforms

Washington, United States | AFP |  The United States said Wednesday it was willing to remove Sudan from its blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism if the country undertakes further reforms. In a statement released after talks in Washington, the State Department called on Sudan to step up anti-terrorism cooperation …

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President of war-torn South Sudan to mediate Sudan peace talks

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has been appointed to mediate peace talks between Khartoum and rebels in the Blue Nile, South Kordofan and Darfur conflict zones. Tut Kew, Kiir’s security advisor, told journalists on Monday that the president had agreed “to mediate between the Khartoum …

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Libya’s south falls prey to foreign armed groups

Tripoli, Libya | AFP | Neglected by rival authorities in Tripoli and the country’s east, Libya’s southern desert has increasingly become a hideout for foreign rebel groups that stand accused of stoking growing insecurity. “Kidnapping, theft and banditry have multiplied” in the region, said Ali Akri Molia, commander of a …

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Sudan lifts Egypt produce ban as Sisi visits Khartoum

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday lifted a 17-month long ban on agricultural imports from Egypt, during an official visit by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to Khartoum. “I signed today a decision cancelling the ban on imports of Egyptian products,” Bashir told reporters after …

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UN-AU envoy urges ‘stern action’ against Darfur rebel chief

United Nations, United States | AFP | A special envoy urged the UN Security Council on Monday to consider “stern action” against rebel chief Abdul Wahid Nur for resisting efforts to bring peace to Sudan’s troubled Darfur region. Jeremiah Kingsley Mamabolo, the special representative of the United Nations and African …

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‘Machar back as South Sudan Vice President’

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | South Sudan’s warring leaders agreed to a power-sharing deal in Uganda Saturday that will see the rebel leader return to his position as vice president, Sudan’s foreign minister said. “It has been agreed that there will be four vice presidents: the current two vice presidents, plus …

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Machar, Kiir and Bashir Entebbe talks go into night

  Entebbe, Uganda | AFP & THE INDEPENDENT |  Sudan and South Sudan leaders were locked in day-long talks in Entebbe Uganda where President Yoweri Museveni hosted yet another session as the region continues to search for permanent solutions to the political problems of South Sudan. President Salva Kiir and his …

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Egypt’s Sisi hails ‘breakthrough’ in Nile dam talks

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday that a “breakthrough” had been reached in talks with Sudan and Ethiopia over a controversial dam the latter is building on the Nile. The progress, which he did not specify, took place over the last two days …

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