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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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IS commander wanted by Italy arrested in Sudan

Rome, Italy | AFP | A veteran commander of the Islamic State group who was convicted in Italy of terrorist recruitment has been arrested in Sudan, an Italian lawmaker said Monday. Giacomo Stucchi, a senator who chairs the parliamentary committee that oversees Italy’s secret services, said Italian intelligence had played …

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Sudan security agents seize newspapers

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudanese security agents seized all copies of three newspapers Sunday, a journalists’ association said, just days after they covered a fuel price hike in reports seen as critical of the government. Members of the powerful National Intelligence and Security Service, or NISS, took copies of …

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Sudan arrests opposition leader over fuel price speech

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese security agents arrested a senior opposition politician on Friday for giving a speech that criticised a government decision to raise fuel prices, his party said. Agents from the all-powerful National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) arrested Khaled Omar, deputy chief of the Sudanese Congress …

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CECAFA looking for new Cup hosts after Kenya snub

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  The Confederation of East and Central Africa Football Associations (Cecafa) is looking for a new host for this year’s Senior Challenge Cup after Kenya backed out, officials said Thursday. Cecafa had sought Kenya’s approval after original hosts Sudan withdrew from staging the annual tournament for …

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US extends sanctions on Sudan

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | President Barack Obama has extended US sanctions on Sudan for another year, saying Khartoum’s policies remained an “extraordinary threat” to the national security of the United States. Sudan has been subject to a US trade embargo since 1997 for its alleged support for Islamist groups. …

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