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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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Sudan says to push for full lifting of US sanctions

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan said Thursday it would press on with efforts to achieve a full lifting of US sanctions against Khartoum, even as it hoped Washington would reverse its decision to extend a decades-old trade embargo. On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump prolonged a review period to …

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Washington extends review period for Sudan sanctions

Washington, United States | AFP |“I have decided more time is needed for this review to establish that the Government of Sudan has demonstrated sufficient positive action across all of those areas,” Trump’s order said, adding that “the Government of Sudan has made some progress”. Washington imposed a complex set …

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Sudan hopes US travel ban won’t harm sanctions bid

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan expressed hopes on Tuesday that a US court’s decision to partially reinstate a travel ban that includes its citizens will not harm its bid to have American sanctions lifted. The US Supreme Court on Monday partially reinstated President Donald Trump’s travel ban imposing restrictions …

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Sudan urges ‘reconciliation’ to end Gulf row with Qatar

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan on Monday offered to launch “reconciliation” efforts between Qatar and its neighbouring Gulf Arab countries that have cut diplomatic ties with Doha after accusing it of supporting extremism. Arab nations Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Yemen announced earlier Monday that …

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