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“DON’T WORRY, Egypt’s National Security is a red line that can not be crossed”, says President El Sisi

During the presidential initiative “decent life” at the Cairo Stadium, Egyptain president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi spoke to the Egyptian people about many issues that concern the country in this difficult period of human history, while the government is giving all efforts to provide a decent life for Egyptians through the …

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Egypt informed about Ethiopia damn refill

Egypt’s irrigation minister said on Monday that he had received official notice from Ethiopia that it had begun filling the reservoir behind its giant hydropower dam, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), for a second year. Egypt has informed Ethiopia of its categorical rejection of the measure, which it regards …

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Moscow on the verge of a geopolitical defeat in Sudan in “new cold war” with Washington

The “new Cold War” between the US and Russia in northeast Africa intensifies. Washington and Moscow struggle to increase their military presence in Sudan.By Nikola MikovicSudan reportedly decided to suspend an agreement granting Moscow permission to construct a naval base just north of Port Sudan, the country’s main commercial hub …

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War drums over Blue Nile

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday warned Ethiopia of the risk of conflict over its giant dam on the Blue Nile after talks involving the two countries and Sudan ended without progress. Ethiopia is pinning its hopes of economic development and power generation on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, …

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Ethiopia claims Eritrean troops finally gone from Tigray

Eritrean forces have started withdrawing from the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry said, following mounting reports they are responsible for human rights abuses including rape, looting and killings of civilians. The United States, Germany, France and other G7 countries called on Friday for a swift, unconditional …

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Egypt to launch pan-African road

Egyptian Minister of Transport Kamel Al-Wazir said that Egypt is adopting a vast infrastructure plan to link nine African countries, including Sudan, with the largest land road in Africa. During a plenary session of the Egyptian parliament, Al-Wazir confirmed that the development of the project, including the road and railway …

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New violence erupts between Arabs, non-Arabs in Darfur

Clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan’s West Darfur have killed at least 32 people, according to a local medical official, as Sudanese authorities imposed a round-the-clock curfew on the province. Darfur remains scarred by war after a rebellion in the early 2000s was brutally suppressed. The most recent violence …

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Abbas annouces long postponed Palestinian elections

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Friday announced dates for the first Palestinian elections in more than 15 years, setting legislative polls for May 22 and a July 31 presidential vote. Abbas’s Fatah party, which controls the Palestinian Authority based in the occupied West Bank, and the Hamas group, who hold …

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Latest Nile negotiations break down

Negotiations between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt, in a long-running dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile, have reached a new impasse, the three countries said on Sunday. “We cannot continue this vicious cycle of circular talks indefinitely,” Sudanese irrigation minister Yasir Abbas said in a …

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Ethiopia civil war now engulfs rebel Eriteria

The leader of Ethiopia’s Tigray region told Reuters on Sunday that his forces bombed the airport in Eritrea’s capital Asmara on Saturday evening, confirming earlier reports from diplomats of a major escalation in a 12-day old conflict in Ethiopia. Tigray’s President Debretsion Gebremichael also said that his forces have been …

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As Ethiopia falls apart, Sudan prepares for refugee influx

Up to 200,000 refugees could pour into Sudan while fleeing the deadly conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, officials say, while the first details are emerging of largely cut-off civilians under growing strain. Long lines have appeared outside bread shops in the Tigray region, and supply-laden trucks are stranded at …

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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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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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