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Egypt hosts Africa summits on Sudan, Libya crises

Cairo (AFP) – Egypt Tuesday hosted African leaders for summit talks on the upheavals in Sudan and Libya, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned against “a slide into chaos”.


South Sudan opposition seeks 6-month extension on peace deal

JUBA, South Sudan – South Sudan's opposition is calling for a six-month extension to implement next steps in a fragile peace deal as a major deadline approaches next month to form a power-sharing government between the president and his longtime rival.


Saudi Arabia, UAE to send $3 billion in aid to Sudan

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates said on Sunday they had agreed to send Sudan $3 billion worth of aid, throwing a lifeline to the country’s new military leaders after protests led to the ousting of president Omar al-Bashir.


How conflict and economic crises exacerbate poverty in South Sudan

South Sudan became independent in 2011 after a prolonged conflict. Although the new country was blessed with international good will, considerable foreign aid, and vast oil wealth, it nevertheless faced formidable development challenges, with 51% of the population living poverty. Soon after independ


Dilemmas of peacekeeping: what we learnt from talking to people in South Sudan

With the recent overthrow of former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, Khartoum’s ability to continue to guarantee the peace process in neighbouring South Sudan may be in question.


Sudan’s military rulers arrest ousted president’s brothers

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s new military rulers arrested ousted President Omar al-Bashir’s two brothers for corruption, part of a broad sweep against officials and supporters of the former government, the country’s official news agency reported Thursday.


South Sudan eyes South Africa investment

JUBA, April 23 (Xinhua) — South Sudanese government and business officials will on Wednesday meet with South African businesses community in Johannesburg in an effort to woo investment into the east African country.


South Sudan president urges rebel chief to join unity government

South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Saturday urged opposition leader Riek Machar to return home "urgently" to help form a government of national unity. A failure by the former vice president to do so would destroy any hope for peace in the war-torn country, he said.


Sudan Tourism Industry: ATB President St. Ange wants Africa to stand by Sudan

People in Sudan are tasting freedom for the first time. It will be impossible to go back and tourism is a way to eventually rebuild the confidence and economy of this great nation.


Uganda says it is willing to consider asylum for Sudan's ousted leader Bashir

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda will consider offering asylum to ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir despite his indictment by the International Criminal Court (ICC), a foreign affairs minister said on Wednesday.


South Sudan: South Sudan Humanitarian Road Convoy Guidelines, April 2019

Source: World Food Programme, Logistics Cluster Country: South Sudan. The Logistics Cluster supports humanitarian actors in South Sudan with road convoy coordination on multiple routes throughout South Sudan, provided roads are passable (see map of routes in Annex 1). The convoys are strictly for ca


Thousands gather to demand civilian rule in Sudan

KHARTOUM – Hundreds of thousands of protesters massed around a sit-in outside Sudan’s Defence Ministry on Friday to demand that the military council that ousted former president Omar al-Bashir last week hand over power to civilians.


Focus on Protests Overlooks Role of Sudan’s Many Ongoing Civil Wars

If you ask anyone following current and international affairs what is going on in Sudan, they will probably tell you that there have been protests for months. If they are really detail-oriented, they might tell you that the demonstrations started over the price of bread – both as a metaphor for cost


Sudan Seizes Nearly Half-Billion Dollar Stash from Bashir Home

Sudan (International Christian Concern) – Sudanese authorities have seized nearly 500 million dollars from the private home of Omar al-Bashir. The funds have been taken to the Sudanese treasury and returned to the country. The authorities have not announced how Bashir came by this huge fortune, but


Omaha police hire first South Sudanese officer

OMAHA, Neb. — The Omaha Police Department has welcomed its first South Sudanese officer to the force. He graduated from the academy in March. "It was something that has always been in the back of my mind. My late father was a police officer in back home in South Sudan," said Muorter Majok.


Extraordinary moment Pope Francis kneels to kiss the feet of rival South Sudan leaders as he begs them to avoid a return to civil war

Pope Francis knelt and kissed the feet of South Sudan's rival leaders in an unprecedented act of humbleness to encourage them to strengthen the African country's faltering peace process.


Sudan and Algeria overthrow despots but not their political systems

ON THE STREETS of Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, people are breathing a heady mix of fear and hope. Since April 11th, when a cabal of army officers pushed out the 75-year-old Omar al-Bashir, the country’s president for the past 30 years, Sudan has had two more of its bloodied leaders step down. On


A Revolution in Sudan. What Comes Next?

Protesters in Sudan have secured the ouster of longtime ruler Omar al Bashir. The protests began in earnest in December and steadily gained momentum and traction. Then, suddenly, after nearly thirty years in power Omar al Bashir was deposed in coup on April 11. Now, he is reportedly in prison in Kha


Russia warns Security Council members against meddling in Sudan’s internal affairs

Russia’s First Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dmitry Polyansky — THE UNITED NATIONS, April 17. /TASS/. Russia’s First Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dmitry Polyansky has warned members of the UN Security Council against interfering in Sudan’s domestic af


Sudan suspends Philippine port operator contract pending cancellation -statement

CAIRO (Reuters) - Sudan’s military rulers on Tuesday suspended a contract with Philippine port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI ) pending its cancellation, the country’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) said in a statement.