Africa Is a Core Issue at G20 Summit, but Will Trump Prove to Be an Obstacle?

If the G20 is to remain relevant in the quest for more inclusive and fair global governance, Africa offers a historic opportunity for collective action, despite the absence of the US under Trump. When G20 leaders meet in Hamburg in early July they face a problem not on their formal agenda: how to work around

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Neanderthal DNA suggests yet another wave of human migration out of Africa

Modern humans and Neanderthals have a confusing genetic relationship. One set of data suggests our two species diverged around 650,000 years ago—but other clues point to an ongoing close (that is, sexual) relationship between our ancestors that persisted until around 300,000 years ago. This is made all the more muddled by the fact that Neanderthals look

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Big Jump in African Tourists

Africans are increasingly driving the growing demand for tourism in their home continent, contrary to perceptions, a new UN report suggests. International visitor numbers to Africa more than doubled from 1995-2014. While an average of four out of 10 of them were from other African countries, the figure rose to two out of three in

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Trump says US mulling ‘very severe’ response to North Korea missile test

Donald Trump has said he is considering some “very severe things” in response to North Korea’s successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) this week, as he called on other nations to exert pressure on Pyongyang over its “very bad behaviour”. The president’s comments, made in Poland, came after the US ambassador to the

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The Qatar crisis has nothing to do with Al Jazeera and everything to do with the war in Syria

“Babies – they are just babies,” a veteran Al Jazeera man roared last weekend about the Gulf states. “They are childish, they are infantile, they are tribal.” And I could understand his anger. Even Sheikh Tamim al-Thani, the present Emir of Qatar, has never had much love for the satellite television channel. It was his

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Father of modern Malaysia backs jailed former deputy in attempt to oust PM

Mahathir Mohamad, the father of modern Malaysia, is backing the man he sacked as his deputy and saw imprisoned on charges of sodomy to be prime minister, in an attempt to unseat the scandal-ridden incumbent. In a remarkable political U-turn ahead of a general election next year, Mahathir now says that his former protege Anwar

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Prison Sentence for Human Smugglers up to 15 years

SMC- Authorities in Kassala state arrested a group of human traffickers, and announced the release of 12 hostages including women last week. Speaking to the SMC, director general of the state police Yahya Al Hadi,  issued  the judicial decisions to combat human trafficking to 15 years imprisonment,  pointing out that the punishment will reduce the

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Sudan Foreign Minister to Participate in Italy Migration Conference

SMC- Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour began his visit to Italy to participate in the EU high-level conference on migration in Tallinn on Thursday with foreign ministers from different continents. The minister begin the meeting after his arrival with the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Pierre Ferdinando and Cassini, discuss support and strengthen the

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Al-Qabandi: Sudan’s Position toward Gulf Crisis Is Normal

  SMC- The Kuwaiti ambassador to Sudan, Bassam Al-Qabandi, described the Sudan’s position in the current Gulf crisis as normal   and consistent with President al-Bashir’s wisdom in supporting the Kuwaiti initiative and be in full neutrality. Because the main goal is finding a solution to this crisis, not complicate it. Speaking to alsudani newspaper Al-Qabandi

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The Adoption of Sudan’s membership on Egmont Group

  SMC- The Government of Sudan has announced the membership of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) for the Financial Intelligence Units FIUs (Egmont) Group to be the 155th country. The Director of FIU, Haydar Abbas, announced that the country’s membership had been approved during the 24th meeting of the Group. The group’s last meeting was

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