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Backers of Darfur rebel chief protest Sudan peace talks

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Hundreds of supporters of a key rebel leader from Darfur protested Monday against peace talks being held in Juba between Khartoum and other Sudanese rebel groups. Juba is hosting talks between Sudan’s new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and representatives of three rebel groups that fought …

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Museveni, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Abiy eye Sudan solution

    Juba, South Sudan |  THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | Nobel Peace laureate, Ethiopian Prime Minister  Dr. Abiy Ahmed and Ugandan President Yower Museveni, have arrived in Juba for a Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) consultative meeting aimed at reconciling the Sudan Transitional Government and the Sudanese Armed Groups. Also …

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Khartoum says renegotiating oil deal with Juba

  Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  South Sudan said Monday it was renegotiating an oil deal with Khartoum, as it will not meet a December deadline to finish paying $3 billion (2.7 billion euros) agreed as compensation for the oil-rich nation’s 2011 secession. South Sudan and Sudan in 2012 …

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African Union lifts suspension of Sudan

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | The African Union (AU) has lifted its suspension of Sudan three months after freezing its membership following Khartoum’s bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. The AU’s Peace and Security Council said Friday that the decision followed the announcement of Sudan’s first cabinet since the ousting of …

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Sudan’s persecuted Christians eye long-sought freedom

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s Christians suffered decades of persecution under the regime of Islamist general Omar al-Bashir. Now they hope his downfall will give the religious freedom they have long prayed for. Deep within the maze of dusty alleys that honeycomb Omdurman, Khartoum’s sprawling twin city, Yousef Zamgila’s …

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Bashir defence asks Sudan court for bail release

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s deposed military ruler Omar al-Bashir appeared in court Saturday for the second hearing of his corruption trial, during which his defence asked for his release on bail. Bashir, wearing a traditional white gown, sat in the same metal cage he appeared in on Monday when …

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Sudan swears in ruling council and prime minister Hamdok

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan took further steps in its transition towards civilian rule Wednesday, with the swearing in of a new Sovereign Council and prime minister. A government is expected to be formed within a week, after which the new institutions can tackle the daunting task of rescuing …

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Formation of Sudan’s sovereign council drags on

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s transition towards civilian rule got off to a bumpy start as generals and protest leaders fell two days behind schedule Tuesday in unveiling a joint sovereign council. The body will replace the transitional military council that took over from longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir when …

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