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US to name ambassador to Sudan for first time in 23 years

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States said Wednesday it would name an ambassador to Sudan for the first time in 23 years, during a visit to Washington by the country’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. The two nations will proceed with an exchange of ambassadors, Secretary of State …

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Sudan adopts law to dissolve Bashir party, ‘dismantle’ regime

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s new authorities have ordered that the party of ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir be dissolved and his regime “dismantled”, heeding the call of protesters whose campaign led to the leader’s overthrow. Bashir and his Islamist National Congress Party (NCP) had ruled the northeast African country …

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Machar and Kiir meet in Uganda as deadline looms

Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar will hold rare face-to-face talks Thursday in Uganda, their representatives said, as time runs out for the rivals to form a power-sharing government. Both sides agreed to a November 12 deadline to join forces …

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Sudan rebels insist new parliament be formed only after peace deal

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese rebel groups engaged in peace talks with Khartoum insisted Wednesday that the country’s new parliament be formed only after an agreement is reached to end long-running conflicts in three border regions. A power-sharing deal signed on August 17 between protest leaders and the generals …

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Trump says talks on controversial Nile dam ‘went well’

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he had hosted successful talks in the White House with representatives of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on a controversial dam being built on the Nile. Trump was mediating in a dispute over Ethiopia’s construction of the huge …

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China launches Sudan’s first ever satellite: official

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s first ever satellite for conducting research in military, economic and space technology has been launched by China, the northeast African country’s ruling body said Tuesday. General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who heads Sudan’s sovereign council, announced the launch of the satellite at a meeting of his top security officials held …

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US intervenes in Egypt-Ethiopia Nile dam dispute

Egypt says accepts US invite to meet on Nile dam dispute Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Egypt has accepted a US invitation for a meeting with Sudan and Ethiopia over a protracted Nile dam dispute, the foreign ministry said. The meeting, to be held in Washington, would bring together foreign …

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