Sudan Rejects US Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel Capital

SMC- The Sudanese government Wednesday rejected Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The Sudanese foreign ministry issued a statement condemning the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and Trump’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the contested town, though he set no timetable. “This decision represents a

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Sudan: ICRC Assists Families in Need in Golo, Central Darfur

SMC- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has started distributing essential household items in Golo, Central Darfur to returnees and internally displaced families, jointly with the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS). 1,500 of the most vulnerable households are receiving a kit that includes clothing, jerry cans, blankets, mosquito nets and kitchen items. Each

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ANC reaffirms intent to withdraw from ICC

The African National Congress’s sub-committee on international relations has reaffirmed the party’s resolution to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ANC’s various NEC sub-committees have been meeting this week in the run-up to the party’s national elective conference, which commences next Saturday. Deputy minister of Public Service and Administration Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba on Wednesday

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IGAD Forum to Revive the South Sudan Peace Agreement

SMC- Special Envoy to South Sudan Ismail Weiss said the forum for reviving the 2015 peace agreement between the Government of Southern Sudan and the rebels will begin mid-December in Addis Ababa, after the day of consultative meeting of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Council of Ministers. Weiss told VOA the main objective of

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Returning Nigerians express relief after ‘hell’ of Libya camps

The UN has urged Libya to agree to shut down 30 centres holding 15,000 migrants, whose detention has become a pressing issue after video footage showing African men sold in Libyan slave auctions sparked global outrage. Nigerians make up the majority of undocumented migrants trying to make the treacherous crossing via the Mediterranean Sea to

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There are four times as many U.S. troops in Syria as previously acknowledged by the Pentagon

There are about 2,000 U.S. troops deployed in Syria, the Pentagon said Wednesday — a number that is four times more than any official figure that U.S. officials have previously acknowledged, and yet still lower than at the height of operations in Syria. Army Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, disclosed the number in a

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Russia enraged by 2018 Winter Olympics ban over doping

Prominent Russians expressed anger, despair and resentment on Wednesday after the International Olympic Committee decided to ban the Russian Federation from the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The ban is a historic act of punishment for widespread doping among Russian athletes that Olympic officials believe was supported by the government. It delivered a body

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Port Sudan Naval Base receives UAE’s Ship of Jabal Ali-5

The Port Sudan Naval Base received the United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s vessel of Jabal Ali-5 , which arrived in Northern port of Port Sudan within framework of its visit to Sudan to participate in “Coasts Patriots -1” exercise between the Sudan Armed Forces and its UAE counterpart, which will be conducted at northern coasts of

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Sudan’s TopTootball club Fined over fans’ ‘Gruesome’ Hitler Banner

Sudan’s top football club has been reprimanded after some of its supporters taunted rival fans by erecting banners displaying an image of Adolf Hitler during a bitter championship decider. Photos of the banner, which was displayed by supporters of al-Hilal Omdurman during the club’s derby match with al-Merrikh on 25 November, made headlines on sports

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Refugees Say South Sudan Should Have Federalist Government

South Sudanese refugees in Uganda’s Adjumani district want to see a federal system of government introduced in South Sudan. They said federalism can put an end to conflicts resulting from unequal distribution of power and resources. Hundreds of refugees from the districts of Amoru, Moyo and Adjumani participated in last week’s meeting with a team

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