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Bashir closes 13 Sudanese diplomatic missions: state media

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | President Omar al-Bashir has ordered the closure of 13 Sudanese overseas missions and job cuts at the foreign ministry due to an economic crisis in his country, state media reported Thursday. Bashir’s order comes days after he fired foreign minister Ibrahim Ghandour after he said …

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Sudan unearths bones from pyramid for DNA testing

BAJARAWIYA, Sudan | AFP | Archaeologists in Sudan have reopened an ancient pyramid and extracted bones and artefacts, in order to carry out further examination including DNA tests. The items were found in one of three burial chambers in Meriotic pyramid number 9 in Bajarawiya, a UNESCO World Heritage site …

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Bashir fires Sudan foreign minister: state media

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday fired Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour, state media reported, after he said that Sudanese diplomats abroad had been unpaid for months. In a speech to lawmakers on Wednesday, Ghandour, who negotiated the lifting of decades-old sanctions with Washington in October 2017, …

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Sudan’s Bashir orders release of detainees after protests

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir Tuesday ordered the release of political detainees, weeks after massive arrests in a crackdown on anti-government protests. Security agents arrested hundreds of opposition leaders, activists, protesters in January in an attempt to curb demonstrations over rising food prices, including bread. “President …

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Over 4,000 Chadian refugees in Sudan returned home: UN

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | More than 4,000 Chadian refugees who lived in two camps in Sudan’s war-torn region of Darfur have voluntarily returned to their country since December, the UN refugee agency said Monday. About 4,000 Chadians remain in the state of Central Darfur, most of them having arrived …

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Sudan repatriates seven female ‘IS members’ from Libya

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese security agents on Wednesday brought home from Libya seven Sudanese women who they said were members of the jihadist Islamic State group. The seven women, dressed in traditional Sudanese clothes and wearing headscarves, were shown to journalists at Khartoum airport where they were welcomed …

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Queues at petrol stations as fuel shortages hit Khartoum

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Residents queued for hours outside fuel stations in Khartoum on Wednesday as an acute shortage of petrol and diesel hit the Sudanese capital. The drop in supplies came on top of rising food and electricity prices that led to sporadic anti-government protests in January. Long queues …

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