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US intervening in Sudanese violence

The top U.S. diplomat for Africa was due in Khartoum on Wednesday to join an international push to salvage a deal between Sudan’s military rulers and opposition groups two months after the overthrow of former President Omar al-Bashir. The visit comes after an Ethiopian envoy said the ruling Transitional Military …

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Arab League calls on Sudanese to desist from violence

The League of Arab States on Friday urged all Sudanese parties to contain themselves and avoid actions that would flare situation further, deflecting from a peaceful approach to complete the political transition process in the country. In a statement, Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit expressed his concern about Sudan, …

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Sudanese general trying to usurp democratic momentum

Six weeks after a coup d’etat in Sudan, high-profile military leader General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo is evolving into an increasingly influential political force. The involvement of so powerful a military chief in politics could undermine efforts to create a democracy in the northeast African country and provoke army officers who …

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Sudan strike planned for Tuesday

A coalition of Sudanese protest and opposition groups on Friday called for two days of strikes in private and public enterprises next week as part of pressure on military rulers to hand over power to civilians. The announcement, issued in a statement posted on social media, comes after talks between …

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Bin Salman in Sudan for military talks

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman met the deputy head of Sudan’s transitional military council who is visiting Saudi Arabia, Saudi Press Agency said early on Friday. The meeting between Prince Mohammed and General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, who goes by the nickname Hemedti, was held in the city of Jeddah, …

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Sudan in transitional deadlock

Talks between Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council and an alliance of protesters and opposition groups failed for the second day in a row to produce a breakthrough on the country’s political transition, the council said early on Tuesday. Street protests and a sit-in outside the defense ministry compound in Khartoum …

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Militants killed following bus attack in Egypt

Egyptian security forces have killed 12 suspected Islamist militants in Cairo, the Interior Ministry said on Monday, a day after an explosion targeting a tourist bus injured at least 12 people. A rudimentary device containing nails and pieces of metal detonated on the perimeter of the Grand Egyptian Museum near …

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Protests killed in Sudan in stad-off with army

At least nine people were wounded on Wednesday when Sudanese security forces used live ammunition to clear demonstrators from central Khartoum, a protest group said, ahead of a meeting on who will run the country as it transitions to democracy. The Sudanese Professionals’ Association (SPA), which spearheaded months of protests …

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Sudan protest march broken up with tear gas

Sudanese police and Rapid Support Forces used tear gas on Monday to disperse dozens of protesters in Khartoum North and removed barriers they had set up on a main street leading to the heart of the capital, a Reuters witness said. The dispersal came as stalled talks between the opposition …

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Sudan transition council keen on Sharia

Sudan’s military rulers said on Tuesday they generally agreed with proposals made by protest leaders on the structure of an interim government, but want Islamic Sharia laws and local norms to guide legislation. Protesters whose months of street demonstrations helped force longtime President Omar al-Bashir from office last month have …

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Sudanese artists develop protest paint art

Sudanese artist Rashid Drar used to work from home. Now the 44-year-old’s canvas is any empty piece of wall he can find by a month-long sit-in outside the Defense Ministry in Khartoum. Drar says it is his way of “being part of the revolution”, a protest movement that brought down …

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Egypt’s giant energy farm ready to go

Egypt expects the 1.6 gigawatt solar park it is building in the south of the country to be operating at full capacity in 2019, the investment ministry said in a statement on Sunday. The $2 billion project, set to be the world’s largest solar installation, has been partly funded by …

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Protestors press for civilian-military rule in Sudan

Sudan’s military rulers and an opposition alliance met on Monday to discuss the powers of a joint military-civilian council to steer the country’s transition after three decades of rule by Omar al-Bashir, two sources familiar with the proceedings said. The two sides had been due to talk about the make-up …

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Sudan to recieve $200 million loan from Kuwait

Sudan has signed a deal for a $200 million loan from the Kuwait-based Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, state news agency SUNA reported on Saturday. The loan would be used to support development projects in Sudan, SUNA said without giving further details. Sudan’s economic crisis helped trigger mass …

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Sudanese protesters force military resignations

Three members of Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council have resigned, but their resignations are yet to be accepted, the TMC said late on Wednesday. Lieutenant-General Omar Zain al-Abideen who heads the TMC’s political committee was one of the resigning members, the TMC said in a statement. The two others were …

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Sudanese demand civilian government

Huge crowds formed outside Sudan’s defense ministry on Thursday, joining a sit-in protest to demand that the country’s transitional military council hand power to civilians. Hundreds of thousands packed the streets by early evening – the largest crowds to gather in the center of the capital since last week, when …

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Sudan confiscates funds of old regime

Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council ordered the central bank to review financial transfers since April 1 and to seize “suspect” funds, state news agency SUNA reported on Wednesday. The TMC also ordered the “suspension of the transfer of ownership of any shares until further notice and for any large or …

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UAE and Jordan targets public sector

The UAE and Jordan have launched a new phase of their strategic partnership to modernize government work and upgrade the institutional system in the public sector. Areas of cooperation include developing government services with a focus on smart solutions, enhancing institutional performance, promoting innovation, cultivating leadership skills, building competencies, as …

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Qatar calls for embargo on Haftar

Qatar’s foreign minister has called for an effective arms embargo against eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar and for his troops to withdraw from areas they have occupied, Italian daily La Repubblica said on Tuesday. Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani also told the newspaper in an interview he was …

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Defiant protestors shelter Sudan sit-in

Sudanese protesters moved to block an attempt on Monday to break up a sit-in outside the Defense Ministry, where demonstrators have been pushing for a quick transition to civilian rule after President Omar al-Bashir was ousted, a Reuters witness said. Troops had gathered on three sides of the sit-in and …

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Egypt-Israel gas-dipsute near resolution

Israel’s energy minister said on Sunday that an arbitration case with Egypt over a defunct natural gas deal could be solved in the coming months, but that the issue was not holding back cooperation in the sector. In 2015, the International Chamber of Commerce ordered Egypt to pay state-owned Israel …

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Sudanese protestors oust defence minister

Sudan’s defense minister stepped down abruptly on Friday as head of the country’s transitional ruling military council after only a day in the post, as protesters demanded quicker political change following President Omar al-Bashir’s ouster by the armed forces. Hours after the military council sought to calm public anger by …

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Sudan protesters say no to military transition plan

Sudan’s main protest organizing group on Friday rejected the transitional military council promise to set up a civilian government and hand over power to an elected president within two years. “Our demands are clear, just and legitimate, but the coupists (the regime’s security committee)… are not capable of creating change, …

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UPDATE – Bashir gone, ousted by military

President Omar al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan in autocratic style for 30 years, was on Thursday overthrown and arrested in a coup by the armed forces. In an address on state television, Defence Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf, announced a two-year period of military rule to be followed by presidential …

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Sudan’s Bashir rumoured to be leaving

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was forced to step down by the military on Thursday after three decades of autocratic power, and moves were under way to form a transitional council to run the country, Sudanese sources said. Government sources and the minister of production and economic resources in North Darfur, …

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Sudanese army protecting protests against security forces

Sudanese soldiers intervened to protect demonstrators on Monday after security forces tried to break up a protest by thousands of anti-government demonstrators camping outside the Defence Ministry in central Khartoum, witnesses and activists said. They said that riot police and secret service personnel charged the demonstrators with pickup trucks while …

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