Turkey investing in Sudan’s football to win ‘hearts and minds’

A Turkish company will be investing in one of the Sudan and Africa’s biggest football clubs, according to sources. The club is Al Merrikh Club, one of Sudan’s oldest clubs and has a huge base of fans among Sudanese citizens across the country. According to the chairman of the Steering Committee of Al Merrikh Club,

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Turkey, Russia and Iran to hold summit on Syria in April: spokesman

Turkey, Russia and Iran will hold a summit in April to discuss Syria and potential steps in the region, the spokesman for the Turkish foreign ministry said on Tuesday. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hami Aksoy also told a news conference Ankara would tell U.S. authorities during meetings on March 8-9 that it expected Washington to take

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North Korea says will not use nuclear arms against South

North Korea on Tuesday promised not to use nuclear weapons against South Korea, according to Yonhap News Agency based in Seoul. Chung Eui-yong, the head of President Moon Jae-in’s National Security Office, was quoted Tuesday as saying: “The North promised not to use not only nuclear weapons but also conventional weapons against the South.” According

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Somalia at risk of falling back into famine

Somalia will plunge back into famine if humanitarian aid is pulled out of the Horn of Africa country, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said in a statement Monday. The statement came ahead of the Somalia humanitarian conference that will take place in London on Tuesday. NRC regional director Nigel Tricks urged the international community to

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Deadly listeria crisis: Fear as South Africa meat recall spreads

Four countries in southern Africa on Monday took steps against South African chilled meat imports made at a factory found to be the origin of the world’s worst-ever listeria outbreak. Mozambique and Namibia announced they were immediately suspending imports of the products. Botswana said it was recalling the items “with immediate effect”, while Zambia called

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30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa 2018: Nominate Now

In April, I will publish the 2018 ranking of the 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa. Now in its seventh year, the list has become an influential and definitive guide to the most exceptional young innovators and entrepreneurial leaders who are building the companies that will rewrite Africa’s future. I am looking to identify

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Sudan and Turkey Affirm Role of Private Sector in Boosting Cooperation

Te Minister of International Cooperation, Idress Sulaiman, discussed, in his office, Monday, with the Turkish Ambassador to Sudan, Dr. Irfan Neziroglu, joint cooperation between two countries. The minister appreciated the big role being played by Turkey toward Sudan in international and regional issues, describing it as strategic. The Minister said that the meeting tackled the

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Sudan: Clashes in Gold-Rich Area Leaves One Miner Dead

SMC- A miner was killed and five others were injured in clashes that erupted on Monday in the northern River Nile State, according to local government officials. The clashes happened over a dispute over land, according to Abdul Moneim al-Saim, commissioner of the Barbar locality in which the incident occurred. “Clashes erupted between a Russian company working

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Africa is No Island – a photo essay

The exhibition Africa Is No Island has been curated by the online platform Afrique in visu to encourage a dialogue about the contemporary African experience that transcends borders. The exhibition takes the spirit of Afrique in visu – which is dedicated to connecting and nurturing artists with different viewpoints and practices – to present a

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South Sudan says rehabilitation of ex-child combatants on progress

South Sudan on Monday said the rehabilitation and reintegration of hundreds of former child combatants recently released from various armed groups is on progress at various training centers. William Deng Deng, head of the South Sudan Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR), told journalists that they are already offering trauma and psycho-social treatment to 311 ex-child

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