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Top ministers booted out of Sudanese cabinet

Sudan’s prime minister replaced the finance, foreign, energy and health ministers and three other senior cabinet post-holders on Thursday as part of a sweeping reshuffle, the government said. Authorities had said a reshuffle was coming, but few had expected the exit of Ibrahim al-Badawi, who as finance minister led efforts …

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Ethiopia dam issue to be resolved within weeks

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will agree a deal to fill the giant Blue Nile dam in two to three weeks, following mediation by the African Union to broker a deal to end a decade-long dispute over water supplies. Tortuous negotiations over the years have left the two nations and their …

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Clashes in Sudan between army, Ethiopian militias

A Sudanese military officer was killed and several soldiers wounded on Thursday in an attack by Ethiopian militias on the Sudanese side of the border with Ethiopia, the official SUNA news agency said. In the eastern city of al-Qadarif, “Ethiopian militia penetrated through (the border) and attacked agricultural projects and …

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Transitional scheme finally agreed to in Sudan

Sudan’s military rulers and the main opposition coalition reached an agreement paving the way for a new transitional government on Saturday, the African Union said, after lengthy negotiations following the fall of veteran leader Omar al-Bashir. The agreement, which outlines the shape of the transitional government, was brokered by the …

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Trump meets with Uighurs in afront to China

U.S. President Donald Trump, who has made religious freedom a centerpiece of his foreign policy, met on Wednesday with victims of religious persecution from countries like China, Turkey, North Korea, Iran and Myanmar. Trump counts evangelical Christians among his core supporters and the State Department is hosting a conference on …

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New coalition between military and opposition in Sudan

Sudan’s ruling military council and an opposition alliance signed a political accord on Wednesday as part of a power-sharing deal aimed at leading the country to democracy following three decades of autocratic rule. The agreement, which ended days of speculation about whether a deal announced earlier this month would hold, …

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Power-sharing scheme finally reached in Sudan

Sudan’s ruling military council and a coalition of opposition and protest groups reached an agreement to share power during a transition period leading to elections, setting off street celebrations by thousands of people. The two sides, which have held talks in Khartoum for the past two days, agreed to “establish …

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UAE will stick by Sudan through thick and thin

The United Arab Emirates congratulated Sudan after its military council and opposition reached a power-sharing deal and said it would stand with Khartoum in “good times and bad times”, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said. “We hope that the next phase will witness the foundation of a …

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New revelations on Bashir’s downfall

On the night of April 10, Sudan’s feared spymaster, Salah Gosh, visited President Omar Hassan al-Bashir in his palace to reassure the leader that mass protests posed no threat to his rule. For four months, thousands of Sudanese had been taking to the streets. They were demanding democracy and an …

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UAE wants dialogue, not violence in Sudan

It is important to continue dialogue in Sudan and avoid an escalation, a senior United Arab Emirates official said on Tuesday, after protests against the ruling military. “Dialogue should continue without antagonism and towards an agreement on transition…It is necessary to avoid conflict and escalation,” UAE Minister of State for …

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Sudan military warns protestors with loss of life

Sudan’s ruling military council said on Saturday that a coalition of protest and opposition groups would bear the responsibility for any loss of life or damage resulting from a protest march planned for Sunday. The Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) coalition has called for a million people to take …

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Sudan military removes latest prosecutor

Sudan’s military council on Thursday dismissed public prosecutor Alwaleed Sayed Ahmed Mahmoud and appointed Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah to succeed him, prosecution sources told Reuters. The move comes as authorities investigate the dispersal of a protest camp outside the Defence Ministry in Khartoum that killed dozens on June 3. Source: Reuters

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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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UAE wants investigation of ‘massacre’ in Sudan

The United Arab Emirates is concerned about the “massacre” in Sudan and supports calls for an investigation, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Friday. Sudan’s new military leaders have been under pressure after the worst violence since Omar al-Bashir’s fall in April. “We are concerned about …

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Sudanese oppostion leaders arrested after meeting Ethiopian PM

Two Sudanese rebel leaders were arrested early on Saturday, opposition sources said, shortly after meeting visiting Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who is trying to mediate in a crisis threatening a transition to democracy. Abiy had on Friday urged Sudan’s military rulers and civilian opposition to exercise “bravery” in trying …

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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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UAE keeping watchful eye on Sudan

United Arab Emirates is watching developments in Sudan with great concern and supports the continuation of a dialogue between the different parties, the UAE foreign ministry said in a statement published by the state news agency WAM late on Wednesday. Source: Reuters

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Saudi Arabia worried about violence in Sudan

Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it is watching developments in Sudan with great concern and it supports continued dialogue between the ruling military council and the opposition. Saudi Arabia has close ties to the council, which has taken control of Sudan since the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April. …

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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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South Africa to invest in Sudanese oil sector

South Africa will invest $1 billion in South Sudan’s oil sector, including in the construction of a refinery, the South African minister for energy and his South Sudanese counterpart for petroleum said on Friday. South Sudan’s oil industry is dominated by Asian firms including China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), Malaysia’s …

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Sudan-UAE MoU signed, aims at political consultation mechanism

UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Sudan, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, on enhancing bilateral relations. The MoU was signed by Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Jarman, Assistant Minister for Human Rights and International Law at the ministry …

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UAE relief package arrives safely at Khartoum airport

A UAE relief plane laden with 100 tonnes of aid has landed at the Khartoum International Airport in response to the torrential rains and flash floods that hit some Sudanese provinces recently. The US$600,000 aid, provided by the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, includes clothes, food stuff and household utensils, and …

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Will Zimbabwe follow the steps of Sudan?

THE LEVANT EXCLUSIVE – BY Meekaeel Siphambili — Gaborone, Botswana: A Zimbabwean political organisation which claims to be advocating for the liberation of the Ndebele speaking Zimbabweans, Mthwakazi Liberation Front (MLF) is calling for an independent state in the southern part of Zimbabwe. According to the organisation, the need for …

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New hope emerges in Egypt-Sudan Nile dam spat

New hope has emerged in the long-running diplomatic dispute over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile River, which Cairo sees as an existential threat. On Thursday, Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah Al Sissi and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said they were opposed to any “conflict” over the sharing …

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Russian ambassador to Sudan found dead in swimming pool

Russia’s ambassador to Sudan, Mirgayas Shirinskiy, was found dead in the swimming pool at his home in Khartoum on Wednesday, the Sudanese police said. The ambassador, who was known to have suffered from high blood pressure, is believed to have died of natural causes, a spokesman for the police told …

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