Trump’s Jerusalem move: All the latest updates

The decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has generated a series of reactions in Palestine and around the world. Here are the latest developments, both on the diplomatic and street front, as of Tuesday, December 12: Diplomatic updates Maduro arrives in Istanbul. Condemning Trump’s decision on Jerusalem, Venezuelan

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US wary of Putin’s declaration of military victory in Syria

The United States is voicing skepticism about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement of a major withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria and is arguing that his declaration of victory against ISIS was premature. Putin, during a surprise visit on Monday to Russia’s Hmeymim air base in Syria, declared that the work of Russian forces was

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Will Erdogan cut ties with Israel over Jerusalem?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said an upcoming summit of Muslim leaders will mark a “turning point” in the response to a US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. A strong supporter of the Palestinian cause, Erdogan called Wednesday’s extraordinary meeting in Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul, under the auspices of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

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African Countries Are Building Agiant Free-Trade Area

wrote Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first president, in 1963, lamenting that African countries sold raw materials to their former colonisers rather than trading among themselves. His pan-African dream never became reality. Even today, African countries still trade twice as much with Europe as they do with each other (see chart). But that spirit of unity now

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Al-Basher Headed To Turkey to Participate in OIC Summit

SMC- President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Basher has headed to Turkey leading Sudan’s delegation participating in the Emergency Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) which is scheduled to start sessions, Wednesday, in Istanbul. The summit aims to discuss the implications of the US recognition of Al- Quds as capital of Israel

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In war-torn South Sudan, One Town Nurtures A Small-Scale peace

Impovrished and living with the constant threat of floods, Ganyiel’s population of some 40,000 people nevertheless consider themselves lucky. Several ethnic groups live together relatively peacefully – navigating the town’s waterways in tree-carved boats. The world’s youngest nation, South Sudan gained independence in 2011, but descended into civil war four years ago when President Salva

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Sudan-Born Model Exposes Blight of Racism in Egypt

A Sudanese-Egyptian woman’s daily struggles against racism in Egypt, shared online since 2013, are now set to become a book that will explain the difficulties of being a black woman in the Arab world’s most populous country. Fatima Ali, a former Sudanese beauty queen who now works as a fashion model, told Al-Monitor that her website, which was last

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Interview: Sudan Seeks to Revive Maritime Fleet, Increase Main port Efficiency

Sudan is seeking to revive its maritime fleet and increase efficiency of Port Sudan harbor with lifting of U.S. economic sanctions, as international trade movement across the country’s main sea gate is expected to increase. During the past two days, Sudan’s Sea Ports Corporation (SPC) inaugurated a number of projects to enhance the efficiency of

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IMF Says Sudan Must Float Currency to Boost Growth, Investment

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged Sudan to float its currency to boost growth and investment, a measure the government has opposed even after the United States lifted 20 years of sanctions in October. FILE PHOTO: International Monetary Fund (IMF) logo is seen at the IMF headquarters building during the IMF/World Bank annual meetings

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Family seeks help with kin in South Sudan

A family in Kakamega County is in agony after their son was detained in unclear circumstances in Juba, South Sudan, a month ago. Steven Wekesa was expected to fly back home on November 13, but his family says they have not heard from him after he was reportedly arrested. When the Nation team toured the family’s

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