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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...
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,...
“Increasing level of Defections May Fail Peace Agreement”, South Sudanese

“Increasing level of Defections May Fail Peace Agreement”, South Sudanese

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JUBA – South Sudanese citizens are calling on President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his first deputy, and SPLM-IO leader, Dr. Riek Machar Teny to work hard to end defections among their rank and file expressing fears that the practice may eventually bring down the agreement. Kiir and Machar signed a revitalized version of a 2015 peace agreement in September 2018, but important provisions of that peace deal, such as the security arrangements which provides for reunification of the rival forces, have not been implemented. Since Machar returned to Juba in February this year, defections have increased with senior political leaders loyal to Kiir and Machar switching sides, raising regional and international concerns over the fate of the already fragile peace agreement. Public fears were t...
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...
Museveni Snubs Sudanese Peace deal Ceremony

Museveni Snubs Sudanese Peace deal Ceremony

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JUBA – Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has snubbed the signing of the Sudanese peace agreement and has instead sent his Prime Minister, Sudans Post’s Nancy Abdel Rahman who is at the venue of the signing of the Sudanese peace deal in Juba reports. “Yesterday we were told by the head of the southern mediation team Tut Gatluak that the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will attend the signing ceremony of the peace agreement,” Nancy said. “However, we have just seen the Ugandan Prime Minister instead of President Museveni. Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda has just arrived and we are waiting for other regional leaders to arrive at the venue,” she added, saying “the regional leaders are already in Juba.” Regional leaders gather in Juba Several leaders including the presiden...
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...
Top 24 Richest and Poorest Countries of Africa – 2020 Edition

Top 24 Richest and Poorest Countries of Africa – 2020 Edition

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The Democratic Republic of Congo The Democratic Republic of Congo has a mixture of economic sectors such as mining, fishing, forestry, agriculture, and copper and cobalt. While the country’s total GDP of $48.46 billion may seem high in comparison to other African countries, but that is mostly due to its large population. With 89.56 million people living in the country, it brings the GDP per capita figure to an astounding low of $495.08. This places the country in the top ten poorest countries in Africa by that metric. Nonetheless, this country is a perfect example of a mixed economy that is trying to build towards the future. According to the African Development Bank Group, growth dropped from 5.8% in 2018 to 4.3% in 2019, due to a slowdown in extractive...
Sudanese protest a year after power-sharing deal with army

Sudanese protest a year after power-sharing deal with army

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Security forces fire tear gas as protesters return to the streets of Khartoum to demand quicker political reforms. Protesters in Sudan have returned to the streets over the slow pace of change a year after a power-sharing agreement was signed between the country's generals and a pro-democracy movement.  Draped in Sudanese flags and chanting slogans calling for more reforms, the demonstrators on Monday gathered outside the cabinet's headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, to hand over a list of demands that include the election of a legislative body. The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), an umbrella organisation of pro-democracy groups that spearheaded relentless protests that led to the overthrow of longtime President Omar al-Bashir last year, said on Twitter that se...
Egypt, Sudan Optimistic Dam Talks With Ethiopia Will Yield Fruits

Egypt, Sudan Optimistic Dam Talks With Ethiopia Will Yield Fruits

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By Our Reporter There  new hope for a mutual understanding between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over the dam being constructed on the Nile River. This comes after the prime ministers of Sudan and Egypt expressed optimism after talks in the Sudanese capital that stalled negotiations with Ethiopia on its construction of a controversial giant dam on the Blue Nile would bear fruits. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which is being built some 15km (9 miles) from Ethiopia's border with Sudan, has become a significant source of discord between the three countries. Downstream Egypt and Sudan view the multibillion-dollar dam as a threat to vital water supplies, while Ethiopia considers its flagship infrastructure project crucial for its electrification and development. Talks ...
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