Protesters in Europe, Africa decry US move on Jerusalem

Protesters in parts of Europe took to the streets Friday to denounce U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Following Friday prayers, people in the Dutch city of Hague gathered outside the U.S. embassy and chanted anti-Israeli and pro-Palestinian slogans. Members of Europe’s Islamic community Die Islamische Gemeinschaft Milli Gorus (ICMG)

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Palestinian president will Refuse to Meet Mike Pence as Jerusalem protests Continue

onald Trump’s hopes of brokering an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal were fraying as the Palestinian president announced he would refuse to meet the US vice president in protest at the White House’s decision on Jerusalem. An aide to Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian leader, said he was cancelling a meeting with Mike Pence, the US vice president,

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UN says 1.25 million South Sudanese are 1 step from famine

The UN humanitarian chief says 1.25 million people in war-torn South Sudan are one step away from famine — twice as many as the same time last year. Mark Lowcock told the UN Security Council that 7 million people in the world’s newest nation — almost two-thirds of the population — need humanitarian aid. And

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South Sudan sent packing after Uganda maul

Derrick Nsibambi struck twice for the Cranes as they went top albeit on goal difference, toppling Burundi who were 4-1 winners over Ethiopia on Thursday. Uganda plays Ethiopia’s Walya Antelopes in their final group match on Sunday while a day later, Burundi plays eliminated South Sudan. Ethiopia can cause a surprise and sneak into the

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Samuel Inkoom arrives in Sudan ahead of Al Hilal switch

Ghana defender Samuel Inkoom has arrived in Omdurman, Sudan with his wife Omega, ahead of a possible move to domestic league champions Al Hilal. Inkoom has been without a club for a couple of months after he was released by Bulgarian side Vereya last season. The 28-year-old right back, who was tipped for success at

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President Aliyev Receives Credentials of incoming Sudanese Ambassador

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has accepted credentials of newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sudan Abbas Mustafa Ahmad Abdulla Dec. 8. The ambassador reviewed a guard of honor, and presented his credentials to President Aliyev. President Aliyev then spoke with the ambassador. Hailing the high-level bilateral relations between the two countries, the president

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Boost For Egypt-Sudan Trade Relations

Trade talks between Egypt and Sudan that were described as “successful” came to an end in Cairo on Thursday. The talks followed months of strained economic relations between the two neighboring countries. It is expected that a trade and economic agreement will be announced soon, which will aim to resolve outstanding trade issues between the

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Can South Sudan’s peace agreement be revitalised?

With the civil war in South Sudan concluding its fourth year, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is maximising its efforts to revitalise the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS) through the establishment of a High Level Revitalisation Forum (HLRF). IGAD says this is the only viable

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Tillerson: Jerusalem embassy move not this year or next

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem “is not something that is going to happen this year, probably not next year.” Speaking in Paris with his French counterpart, Tillerson said that President Donald Trump had ordered the State Department to “start the process of making

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