Sudan says to push for full lifting of US sanctions

2017-07 Khartoum – Sudan said on Thursday it will press on with efforts to achieve a full lifting of US sanctions against Khartoum, even as it hoped Washington would reverse its decision to extend a decades-old trade embargo. On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump prolonged a review period to October 12 before his administration decides

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Disorganized White House Blamed for Delay in Sudan Sanctions Decision

Lack of key appointments may have forced the Trump administration to push back the deadline. By Siobhán O’Grady, Robbie Gramer July 12, 2017 siobhan.ogrady @siobhan_ogrady The White House announced this week it would put off any decision on Sudanese sanctions by an additional three months, a delay that former officials and Africa experts say reflects

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Air Zimbabwe lays off half its workforce amid financial woes

Zimbabwe’s state-owned airline has laid off 200 workers, roughly half of its staff, with immediate effect. The job losses are part of a turnaround strategy to bring struggling Air Zimbabwe back to profitability from a $300m (£230m) debt. Last month the EU banned it from using its airspace, citing safety concerns. There have been major

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Arab League Regrets US Decision to Extend Sudan Sanctions

SMC- The Arab League on Thursday expressed regret over Washington’s decision to extend the period of lifting its decades-long sanctions on Sudan for three months. In a press release, the AL said it was expecting that the sanctions would be permanently lifted in accordance with former U.S. president Barrack Obama’s decision in January to cancel

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Iraq ‘investigating Mosul cliff killing video’

The Iraqi government has said it is investigating a video seemingly showing troops killing suspected Islamic State militants detained in the Mosul area. In the footage, men wearing uniform throw an unarmed man over a cliff. They then shoot his motionless body. An interior ministry spokesman said that if the video was authentic those responsible

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