AFRICOM deputy chief visits Sudan for security talks

US to decide on October 12 whether to permanently lift two-decade sanctions on Sudan  09.08.2017 Gorbachev advises US, Russian compromise to repair ties KHARTOUM Deputy Commander of U.S.-African Command for Civil-Military Engagement (AFRICOM), Alexander M. Laskaris, arrived in Khartoum early Wednesday for talks with Sudanese officials. He engaged in direct talks with Sudanese Defense Minister

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Qatar Grants Citizens from 80 countries Visa-free Entry

Gulf state to allow citizens from 80 nations to enter without prior visas , middle east 09.08.2017 DOHA, Qatar Qatar will now allow nationals from 80 countries to enter without a visa, the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) announced Wednesday. “With this decision, Qatar hopes to bring fresh diversity to the tourism sector,” Hassan al-Ibrahimi, the

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Government Announces Arms Collection Kick off From Al Fashir City

Khartoum: Vice President of the Republic Hassabu Mohamed  Abdulrahman has announced arms collection kick off and the illegalized vehicles collection  in Darfur state as of yesterday. Hassabu said while addressing the Legislative Council ,the governor and the members of  the council , the members of North Darfur government , that the kick off of arms collection

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ALSisi calls ALBashir to attend the Africa Forum 2017

smc The President of Egypt Abdel Fattah alSisi called on his Sudanese counterpart Omar alBashir to participate in the of Africa Forum in 2017 which held in Sharm ElSheikh on first of December. The Spokesman for the Sudanese Foreign Ministry said in a press statement on Tuesday that the Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour meet today

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The battle over the future of US food aid

The head of the UN’s food aid agency recently surprised humanitarian analysts by claiming a direct link between food aid and preventing violent extremism. WFP’s David Beasley, a nominee of President Donald Trump, said “we’re the first line of offence and defence against extremism and terrorism”. His comments, linked to recent developments in Iraq, appeared

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Kenya’s Election: What is at Stake for the Region?

By Yasin Ahmed Ismail | Publish Date: Aug 9 2017  Two political heavyweights are competing for power in a tightly fought presidential election in Kenya. President Uhuru Kenyatta, who came to power in 2013, is seeking a second and final term in office. Raila Odinga, who lost to Kenyatta in the last election, is his

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UN investigating South Sudan killings

The United Nations is investigating reports of 25 people killed in South Sudan’s central Gok state in clashes between tribal factions. Thousands of people have died in South Sudan during a four-year civil war pitting forces loyal to incumbent President Salva Kiir against his former deputy, Riek Machar. A quarter of the country’s population of

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Fuel Crisis Hits Printing Companies In South Sudan

Daily newspapers in South Sudan have not been printed for two consecutive days since Monday due to lack of fuel at the main printing press, Universal Printing Company Limited. 09 August 2017 By Jale Richard JUBA, 09 August 2017 [Gurtong]-Anna Nimiriano, the Editor in Chief of Juba Monitor newspaper said her newspaper lost a lot

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Migrant Prison in Libya Acts as Deterrent to Would Be Asylum Seekers

For many migrants on their way through Libya in search of a better life in Europe, Tripoli is the end of the road. In one of the Libyan capital’s prisons live hundreds of migrants for whom the dream of a new beginning has all but ended. According to Libyan authorities, it is the best migrant

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Yemen: UN calls for Saudi-led coalition to ease blockade of main airport to allow aid in

It doesn’t matter how sick you are, how much money you have or who you know — you cannot get a commercial flight out of Yemen’s main airport. Access to Yemen, classified as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster, is heavily restricted and for the past year it’s main airport has been forced shut by a

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