Here’s what we can learn from the volatile history of Sudan

Nadeem F. Paracha The US Supreme Court recently reinstated parts of President Donald Trump’s travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries. These include Somalia, Iraq, Libya, Iran, Syria, Yemen, and Sudan. Whereas the situation in countries such as Somalia and Libya has become almost entirely anarchic; Syria, Iraq, and Yemen are in grip of complex wars

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Revised U.S. travel ban in effect for Libya, Somalia and Sudan

By AT editor – 30 June 2017 The highly contentious ban on travel to the United States from six nations – three of them in Africa – went into effect at 0000 GMT, or midnight in Ghana and 3 a.m. Friday morning in Khartoum. The ban affects travelers from Sudan, Libya and Somalia. The original

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UN approves drawdown of peacekeepers in Sudan’s Darfur region

The United Nations says up to 300,000 people have been killed and millions displaced during the conflict. Reuters UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations Security Council on Thursday approved a phased drawdown of peacekeepers in Sudan’s Darfur region that could almost halve the number of troops over the next year if conditions are conducive and

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Sudan faces FIFA ban

 On June 29, 201710:38 pmIn SportsComments FIFA has warned Sudan that it faces an international ban from football unless it overturns a governmental order to install a new football association president. The ban is set to begin on 1 July after two rival group claimed control of the country’s association. On 2 June, Sudan’s Ministry

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Children continue to bear the brunt of multiple emergencies in Sudan

UNICEF urgently requires US$22 million to provide lifesaving response for over 100,000 children   KHARTOUM, Sudan, 28 June 2017 – Over the last few months, Sudan has faced multiple emergencies with the rapid spread of suspected cases of acute watery diarrhea across 12 of its 18 states, a significant influx of South Sudanese refugees, and

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Cairo Airport to Screen Passengers from Sudan for Cholera

June 28, 2017  Reuters CAIRO — Egypt’s Cairo airport has started screening passengers arriving from Sudan for signs of cholera because of a reported outbreak there, the head of airport quarantine said Wednesday. Similar measures are already carried out in the Cairo airport for people arriving from Yemen due to an epidemic there. “The number of

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58 cattle retrieved, pastoralists express gratitude to UNISFA

28 Jun 2017 The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) facilitated the retrieval and handing-over of the 58 stolen herd of cattle to the rightful owner, a Ngok Dinka pastoralist, on 26 June 2017 in Todach village, 17 kilometers north from Abyei town. The leaders of the Ngok Dinka and Misseriya pastoralist groups

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UN to vote on cuts to UN-AU force in Sudan’s Darfur region

The Associated Press June 28, 2017 PMN News A U.N. resolution expected to be voted on Friday would cut the number of peacekeepers in the joint United Nations-African Union force in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region by 44 per cent in the coming year, a move that would save hundreds of millions of dollars. The British-drafted

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US diplomat says lifting of Sudan sanctions is not linked to human rights

June 27, 2017   A leading US diplomat in Khartoum has dismissed calls for the sanctions against Sudan to be tied to the country’s human rights performance, Agence France-Presse has reported. The US Chargé D’affaires in Khartoum, Steven Koutsis, said sanctions were imposed on Sudan to end the country’s support for extremist groups and bring

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Sudan hopes US travel ban won’t harm sanctions bid

By AFP Added 28th June 2017 05:22 “Sudan hopes the decision on sanctions should not be impacted by this latest decision,” senior foreign ministry official Abdelghani Elnaim said in a statement. Sudan expressed hopes on Tuesday that a US court’s decision to partially reinstate a travel ban that includes its citizens will not harm its

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