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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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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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