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Sudan student convicted of killing policeman: lawyer

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | A court in Sudan convicted a university student on Tuesday of killing a policeman during protests in the capital last year, a defence lawyer told AFP. Asim Omer, who was studying at Khartoum University, was arrested in December and charged with killing the policeman after hundreds …

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Libya crisis affecting fight against people smuggling

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  President Omar al-Bashir said on Sunday that the crisis in neighbouring Libya has impacted Sudan, with human traffickers using the East African country’s territories to commit “cross-border crimes”. Speaking at a joint press conference with visiting UN-backed Libyan premier Fayez al-Sarraj, Bashir also said security …

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Sudan’s Bashir aims to ease Egypt concerns over Nile dam

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir said Thursday that the construction of Ethiopia’s controversial Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile River would not impact water supplies to Egypt as feared by Cairo. Visiting Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, for his part, said the project was a “win-win” for …

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South Sudan refugees face long exile: UN’s Grandi

Al-NIMIR REFUGEE CAMP, Sudan | AFP | The UN’s refugee chief said Tuesday a long period of exile lies ahead for South Sudanese refugees fleeing a war that erupted in their country after it split from the north. Tens of thousands of South Sudanese have been killed and millions displaced since …

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Sudanese leader Bashir, wanted by ICC, arrives in Morocco

Rabat, Morocco | AFP | Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted on genocide charges by the International Criminal Court, arrived in Morocco late Thursday for a “private” visit. Bashir arrived at Tangiers airport, accompanied by ministers and other senior Sudanese officials, according to the Le360 news site, considered close to circles in …

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Sudan-born Aussie forward Mathiang signs with Hornets

Washington, United States | AFP | Sudan-born Australian forward Mangok Mathiang and American guard Marcus Paige signed NBA contracts Wednesday with the Charlotte Hornets. Mathiang lived in Melbourne for several years before moving to the United States, where he played four seasons for the University of Louisville and serving as team …

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Archbishop of Canterbury declares Sudan new Anglican province

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on Sunday declared Sudan the 39th province of the worldwide Anglican Communion, six years after the predominantly Christian south gained independence from the north. The Anglican church in Sudan, a majority Muslim country, has been administered from South Sudan since the …

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Haftar’s Libya expels 12 Sudan diplomats

Benghazi, Libya | AFP |  Authorities in eastern Libya backed by military strongman Khalifa Haftar on Thursday ordered the closure of a Sudanese consulate and the expulsion of 12 diplomats, a pro-Haftar news agency announced. It said the order to shut down the mission in Kufra, an oasis in southern …

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US praises Sudan counter-terror efforts

Washington, United States | AFP |  The United States on Thursday praised Sudan’s efforts in fighting terrorism ahead of a decision expected in October on whether to lift decades-old sanctions on Khartoum. “The United States notes Sudan’s improved counterterrorism efforts through enhanced interagency and international cooperation to address the threat …

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