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Sudan repatriates seven female ‘IS members’ from Libya

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese security agents on Wednesday brought home from Libya seven Sudanese women who they said were members of the jihadist Islamic State group. The seven women, dressed in traditional Sudanese clothes and wearing headscarves, were shown to journalists at Khartoum airport where they were welcomed …

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Queues at petrol stations as fuel shortages hit Khartoum

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Residents queued for hours outside fuel stations in Khartoum on Wednesday as an acute shortage of petrol and diesel hit the Sudanese capital. The drop in supplies came on top of rising food and electricity prices that led to sporadic anti-government protests in January. Long queues …

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Sudan prosecutor charges ex-PM of plotting ‘regime overthrow’: media

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s state security prosecutor has charged the country’s main opposition leader, Sadiq al-Mahdi, with collaborating with rebel groups to overthrow the regime of President Omar al-Bashir, a media network reported Tuesday. Bashir, backed by Islamists, toppled Mahdi’s civilian government in a 1989 coup after which …

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Knife attacker kills three in Sudan mosque: police

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | A man attacked worshippers with a knife inside a mosque in Sudan’s eastern state of Kasala on Tuesday, killing three people and wounding several others, a police officer told AFP. Kasala police chief Yahi Sulayman said it took place when worshippers had gathered for evening …

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Sudan, the last male northern white rhino in the world, dies

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP  | Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the Dvur Kralove Zoo have announced the death of Sudan, the last male northern white rhino in the world. Sudan was being treated for age-related complications that led to degenerative changes in muscles and bones combined with extensive skin wounds, …

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Sudan’s Bashir sacks army chief of staff

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir on Tuesday fired his military chief of staff as part of a “major” shake-up, the official SUNA news agency reported. The agency said Lieutenant General Emadeddin Adawi was “sacked” and the job of military chief of staff given to Lieutenant General …

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UN warns of rising food insecurity across Africa

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | About 224 million people are under-nourished in Africa as climate change and conflicts heighten food insecurity across the continent, a top UN food agency official said Monday. The official, speaking at a conference on Africa organised by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said …

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Sudan frees dozens of activists detained after protests

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan on Sunday released dozens of opposition activists arrested last month in a crackdown on protests against rising food prices, an AFP correspondent reported. The release of detainees, including some top opposition figures, came three days after the US embassy voiced concern over the arrests …

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THIS WEEK: Sudan’s Bashir replaces intelligence chief

THIS WEEK: Sudan’s Bashir replaces intelligence chief Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sudan’s official news agency (SUNA) announced on Feb.11 that President Omar el-Bashir had replaced his National intelligence and Security Service (NISS) chief Mohammed Atta with Salah Abdallah Mohammed Salih who has headed the entity before. Salih had been …

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