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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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Kenyatta in Sudan as African decisions loom on ICC

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta began a two-day visit to Sudan on Saturday, just days after Khartoum issued a call to all African countries to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. Sudan has urged African members to quit the Hague-based ICC which it said was a …

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Tear gas fired as hundreds protest Sudan ‘land grab’

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudanese police fired tear gas on Wednesday to break up a protest in Khartoum against what demonstrators said was a government plan to seize their land, an AFP correspondent reported. Hundreds of people were demonstrating in the East Jreif district of the capital when clashes …

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ADB: African economy to rebound in 2017

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Africa’s economic growth is expected to dip this year before rebounding in 2017 to remain the world’s second fastest growing region after east Asia, the African Development Bank said Thursday. Africa’s growth in Gross Domestic Product is expected to fall to 1.9 percent this year …

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Now, Machar heads to South Africa for medical tests

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar, a pariah for the West since his call last month for renewed civil war, headed to South Africa for medical check-ups on Wednesday, an AFP correspondent reported. In what he billed as his first media appearance since he fled …

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Bashir threatens to shut South Sudan border over rebels

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan on Sunday threatened to shut its border with South Sudan used by refugees fleeing conflict if Juba failed to “fulfil its commitment” of expelling insurgent groups battling Khartoum. South Sudan split from Sudan in 2011 under a peace deal that ended a 22-year civil …

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Machar discharged from Khartoum hospital: aides

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  South Sudan’s former rebel leader Riek Machar has been discharged from hospital in Khartoum after being treated for a swollen leg, his aides told AFP on Friday. Machar was replaced by Taban Deng Gai as South Sudan’s first vice president after hundreds of people died …

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About 243,000 South Sudanese refugees in Sudan

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | About 243,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan, including tens of thousands in war-torn Darfur, since a civil war erupted in their country in December 2013, the UN said Thursday. South Sudan won independence from Sudan in 2011 but two years later it fell …

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