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US threatens new action against South Sudan

United Nations, United States | AFP | The United States on Tuesday threatened to take unspecified measures against South Sudan’s government unless it moves to end the nearly four-year war and stop harassing UN peacekeepers and aid workers. US Ambassador Nikki Haley put the onus squarely on President Salva Kiir …

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Sudan’s Bashir to visit Russia Thursday: Kremlin

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by The International Criminal Court for genocide and war crimes related to the Darfur conflict, will visit Russia on Thursday, the Kremlin said. The visit will be the long-time Sudanese leader’s first official trip to Moscow. “We can …

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US official calls on Sudan to stop ‘church demolitions’

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | A top US official Friday called on Sudan to stop demolitions of “mosques and churches” as alleged by campaign groups, insisting that Washington will push for human rights and religious freedom in the country. US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan also said that how …

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Sudan journalists oppose new law curbing media freedom

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Dozens of Sudanese journalists on Wednesday demonstrated in Khartoum against a proposed new press law that aims to tighten restrictions on media freedom in the African country. “United Against the New Law” and “Free Press or No Press,” read banners held up by demonstrators who say …

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Museveni and Bashir speak out on Somalia, South Sudan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Visiting Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir and host Yoweri Museveni of Uganda have called upon the international community to support the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) with the resources and requisite capabilities to more effectively assist the current government. In a statement released Monday at …

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Sudan’s Bashir starts state visit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan is in Uganda for a two-day state visit November 13-14, 2017. Bashir and his host President Yoweri Museveni will discuss a number of areas of cooperation including trade and investment, agriculture, regional peace and security as well as international …

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