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Trump Agrees to Remove Sudan from US Terror Blacklist

Trump Agrees to Remove Sudan from US Terror Blacklist

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The US president has said that he is willing to remove Sudan from a US terror blacklist once it pays an agreed compensation package to American victims and their relatives. Sudan will be removed from a US blacklist of countries accused of sponsoring terrorism, US President Donald Trump said on Monday. He said that the African country's year-old transitional government had agreed to pay a $335 million (€285 million) package to American victims of attacks and their relatives. "At long last, JUSTICE for the American people and BIG step for Sudan," Trump posted on Twitter. "Once deposited, I will lift Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list," he added. Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok replied to Trump, thanking him for the move. "We very much look forward t...
Widad Babiker; Wife of Ex-Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir Re-arrested over Corruption Charges.

Widad Babiker; Wife of Ex-Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir Re-arrested over Corruption Charges.

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The Sudanese security forces have rearrested Widad Babiker, the wife of former President Omar Al-Bashir, just a day after she was released on bail, the Sudan Tribune Newspaper has reported. Babiker was freed on Tuesday after serving almost 11 months’ term in jail over financial irregularities and corruption charges, including those directly linked to the Sanad Charitable Foundation that she had chaired. The newspaper reported that, following Babiker’s release, law enforcement officers rearrested her on Wednesday as it was necessary to resume the investigation into her case. According to the source, the wife of the ousted Sudanese leader is currently in a critical health condition suffering from chronic diseases. The authorities, in turn, have not accepted repeated requests fro...
Unstable dollar Exchange rate making Business Operations Impossible in Juba.

Unstable dollar Exchange rate making Business Operations Impossible in Juba.

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Several small businesses in South Sudan’s capital Juba are closing as fears among traders escalate over depreciation of the local currency, the Pound, several traders in different markets in Juba told Sudans Post this evening. This afternoon, the United States Dollar’s exchange rate against the local currency risen to SSP 830, days after the government announced that it will change the currency in a bid to try to thwart the economic situation in the country. Speaking to Sudans Post in Juba’s custom market this evening, Abdalla Sherif, a Sudanese businessman who owns two shops in both Custom and Jabel, said he has closed down his small businesses until tomorrow. He said some of his colleagues have also done the same because they believes more developments in the dollar/pound chang...
Machar can’t go to Church, Tour Juba, He’s under House Arrest

Machar can’t go to Church, Tour Juba, He’s under House Arrest

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JUBA – The Sudanese government is lobbying to have South Sudan First Vice-President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, released from house arrest, a foreign ministry source in Khartoum said Sunday. Machar, an influential figure in South Sudanese politics, has been under forced house confinement since late 2016. He was initially kept in South Africa for two years, and later on moved to Khartoum where peace talks, which culminated in the revitalized peace agreement, were taking place under the auspices of former president Omar al Bashir. In February this year, he was appointed South Sudan first vice president, but Machar who is a signatory to the revitalized peace agreement has remained under house arrest, to the point he is not allowed to go to church. Speaking to Sudans Post this evening,...
Museveni Warned Kiir Against Taking side in Ethiopian-Egyptian Dam Dispute in June – official

Museveni Warned Kiir Against Taking side in Ethiopian-Egyptian Dam Dispute in June – official

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JUBA – A senior South Sudan foreign ministry official is telling Sudans Post that Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in June warned President Salva Kiir against taking side in the Egyptian-Ethiopian dam dispute after reports unfolded of South Sudan government giving a piece of land to Egyptian military in Pagak, a Maiwut village bordering eastern Ethiopia where Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), whose terms of implementation are opposition by Egypt, is located. A few days earlier, before the Museveni warning, rumors circulated on the local media as well as some large international outlets including Al Jazeera alleging that South Sudan government had agreed to an Egyptian request for military base in the east of the country for a then possible military confrontation against E...
Sudan to Strike Peace with Rebels after Decades of War

Sudan to Strike Peace with Rebels after Decades of War

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Both sides are due to sign the deal in full on Saturday in Juba, the capital of neighbouring South Sudan. Sudan’s government and rebels are set to sign a landmark peace deal in a bid to end decades of war in which hundreds of thousands have died – an historic achievement if it holds. Ending Sudan’s internal conflicts has been a top priority of the transition government in power since last year’s removal of longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir amid a popular uprising. Both sides are due to sign the deal in full on Saturday in Juba, the capital of neighbouring South Sudan, after putting their initials on the agreement at the end of last month. The location of the ceremony holds great significance – South Sudan’s leaders themselves battled Khartoum as rebels for decades, before esta...
Sudan Prime Minister Hamdock Reshuffles Cabinet, Fires 7 Key Ministers

Sudan Prime Minister Hamdock Reshuffles Cabinet, Fires 7 Key Ministers

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By Elite News Reporter Sudan's prime minister Abdalla Hamdok has replaced the finance, foreign, energy and health ministers and three other senior cabinet post-holders as part of a sweeping reshuffle, the government said on Thursday. Authorities had said a reshuffle was coming, but few had expected the exit of Ibrahim al-Badawi, who as finance minister led efforts to steady Sudan's crisis-stricken economy and liaised with foreign donors. In a statement, the government said transitional Prime Minister Hamdok had dismissed the health minister and accepted the resignation of al-Badawi and the others. It named interim replacements to lead all seven ministries. Hamdok leads a government of technocrats under a 39-month power-sharing agreement between the military and civilian groups...
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