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2,000 South Sudanese already entered Sudan in 2017

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  About 32,000 South Sudanese have entered Sudan since the start of the year, with tens of thousands more expected to arrive fleeing a famine in their country, the UN refugee agency said Sunday. On Monday, South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation formed after splitting from …

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Aid for Sudan to drop despite US easing sanctions

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Global financial support for humanitarian work in conflict-riven Sudan is expected to drop this year despite improved aid access and the easing of US sanctions, the top UN aid official in the country said. “Sudan is taking some very positive steps which are recognised, and… …

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Sudan president accuses Egypt of backing opponents

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir accused the Egyptian government of harbouring and backing Sudanese opposition figures fighting his troops, in remarks broadcast on Sunday. In his first such accusation against Cairo, Bashir said in an interview broadcast by Al-Arabiya that Sudanese opposition figures were …

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Sudan on Trump list, summons US charge d’affaires to protest ban

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan on Sunday summoned US charge d’affaires Steven Koutsis to protest President Donald Trump’s visa ban which has already prevented some of its citizens from flying to the United States. The foreign ministry “expressed its displeasure” with Trump’s order to bar Sudanese and citizens from …

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UN Security Council renews call for more troops in South Sudan

United Nations, United States | AFP |  The UN Security Council stepped up calls Monday for regional troops in South Sudan, to help a UN contingent already there stem ongoing violence and stave off a brewing humanitarian crisis. Olof Skoog, UN ambassador from Sweden, which holds the rotating Security Council …

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Obama eases Sudan sanctions, prompting anger

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Barack Obama on Friday took the controversial step of easing economic sanctions against Sudan, trying to improve relations with a country whose leader is accused of war crimes and links to terror. Obama informed Congress that he will lift trade and investment …

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Obama eases Sudan sanctions

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Barack Obama took the controversial step of easing some economic sanctions against Sudan Friday, trying to improve relations with a country whose leader is accused of war crimes and past links to terror. Obama informed Congress that he will lift trade and …

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UN cancels Gambia army chief’s Darfur visit

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | The UN has stopped The Gambia’s controversial army chief from visiting troops serving as peacekeepers in Darfur, as international pressure grows on the country’s top brass to accept incoming president-elect Adama Barrow. Gambian security forces seized the country’s Independent Electoral Commission on Tuesday, drawing international …

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Strike over fuel subsidies quietens Khartoum streets

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan’s ruling party on Sunday criticised opposition groups over their strike call, as many public transport buses stayed off Khartoum streets and shops remained shut in a mixed response to the call. The three-day strike call was to protest a government decision to hike fuel …

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