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Sudan issues flood warning as Nile rises

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese authorities on Wednesday warned people living near the banks of the Nile to be wary of flooding, after two weeks of heavy rainfall killed dozens across the country. Authorities said water levels were rising on the Blue Nile along border with Ethiopia after continuous …

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Sudan gives coffee quality ultimatum

Uganda must comply with new stringent quality standards set by Sudan, the country’s second largest importer of coffee, or else risk having her coffee blocked from the lucrative market. A high profile delegation comprising Trade ministry, UCDA and UNBS officials was in the Sudanese capital Khartoum recently on the invitation …

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Bashir declares ceasefire

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has declared a four-month ceasefire in two states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan, where recent fighting between troops and rebels has left scores of casualties, the army said Friday. Bashir’s forces have been battling the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North …

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US denounces Uganda over Sudan’s Bashir

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States on Thursday condemned Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni for hosting war crimes suspect Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir at his re-inauguration. A spokeswoman for the State Department said US, EU and Canadian diplomats had walked out of Thursday’s ceremony in Kampala in protest as …

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President Museveni’s inaugural speech

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was Thursday sworn in as President of Uganda for a fifth term. In his inaugural speech, he stressed that he would take decisive steps to deal with corruption, promised to boost Uganda’s energy sector – and also, in off the cuff remarks, hit at the International Criminal …

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