UN, aid groups debate Myanmar internment plan for Rohingya refugees

The internal papers shed light on the urgent, behind-the-scenes debate aid groups are having in the wake of a refugee crisis that has pushed almost 600,000 Rohingya from northern Rakhine State into neighbouring Bangladesh over the last two months. A 4 October “working document” shows that international NGOs are drawing up a list of likely

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Zimbabwe: Sudan Backs Mugabe Cabinet Reshuffle, Banks On Mzembi

SMC- President Robert Mugabe’s most recent Cabinet reshuffle has been roundly panned by critics, who believe it will not arrest the accelerating economic slide, but the move has been cheered by an unlikely source – Sudan, reports the Financial Gazette. The northern African nation, which recently had its two-decades long economic and trade sanctions lifted by

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South Sudan commander on trial for rape, murder of aid workers found dead

 A South Sudanese army commander on trial for his role in an attack on aid workers has been found dead in military custody, an army spokesman said on Friday. The attack by soldiers at the Terrain Hotel in the capital Juba was one of the worst on aid workers since South Sudan plunged into civil

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U.S.-backed militias seize key oil field in east Syria: SDF

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said they took al-Omar field on the eastern bank of the Euphrates river in the early hours. “Our forces managed to liberate the fields without notable damages,” said Lilwa al-Abdallah, spokeswoman for the offensive in Deir al-Zor province. The jihadists holed up in buildings in a nearby district, where the

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UNAMID Hands Over Its Last Site in Zamzam Camp to Sudan Government

SMC- The United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has declared its withdrawal from North Darfur due to the security and stability in the state, the government of North Darfur received on Saturday the last of the six UNAMID sites at Zamzam camp for displaced persons. The head of the UNAMID mission, Girmayya Ksangli

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Sudan: Cultural Cooperation Between Sudan, S. Sudan

Khartoum — The Federal Minister of Culture, al-Tayeb Hassan Badawi, during his meeting at his office with, Mrs. Nadia Arb, the Minister of Culture, Youth, and sports of the State of South Sudan, asserted the unity of the peoples of the two countries, which represent one people in two countries, with the great similarity and

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Sudan Former Finance Minister Says Writing off Debt a ‘Political’ Decision

SMC- Writing off Sudan’s foreign debt, which amounts to over USD 50 billion is a political rather than economic decision, according to Sudan’s former Finance Minister. Abdul Rahim Hamdi, an economics expert and former Finance Minister said Sudan’s foreign debts could be written off via a political decision same as with the removal of Sudan from the

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Sudan-US to Discuss Ways of Enhancing Education Cooperation

SMC- A delegation of experts from the Institute of International Education (IIE) in Washington arrived in Khartoum on Saturday to assess Sudan’s higher education institutions to build partnerships with its counterparts in the United States. Undersecretary of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Azhari Omar Abdul-Baqi, said that the delegation will discuss ways

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Sudan Condemns Terrorist Bombings in Afghanistan

  SMC- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemned the two terrorist bombing attacks that targeted two mosques in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and Ghor Province on Friday and resulted in death and injury of tens of innocent people in a heinous crime which contradicts all humanitarian values and norms. In a statement it issued

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Sudan to Declare free of AWD

SMC- Sudanese Minister of Health, Bahar Idris Abugarda, announced Sudan to be clear of the acute watery diarrhoea epidemic. His ministry completed all arrangements to declare Sudan free of the disease. Abugarda said on Wednesday, during a visit to North Darfur, that North Darfur has not seen any cases of diarrhoeal disease “for a month”.

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