Dollar hovers near 14-month lows as trade war concerns escalate

The dollar hovered near a 14-month low against the yen on Wednesday as investors grew cautious about the outlook of the greenback after a top economic advisor to the Trump administration resigned stoking fears of a trade war. Market watchers said the departure of economic adviser Gary Cohn, a former Wall Street banker, would embolden

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Sudan: Aid distributed in Darfur brings joy as ICRC returns to region

“Just the jerry can would have been enough,” said Rasheeda Ahmed, 56, as she burst into tears while watching Red Cross and Red Crescent distribute essential household items at the foot of the Jebel Marra mountain in Central Darfur. Hundreds of women who had recently returned to their villages sat on rocks at the bottom

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Report: Some Top Officials in South Sudan Profit from War Proceeds

South Sudan’s first lady Mary Ayen Mayardit and Stephen Dhieu Dau, the country’s finance minister, have been identified in a new report as individuals fueling and profiting from violence in South Sudan. The Sentry, an investigative initiative co-founded by actor George Clooney and human rights activist John Prendergast, released the report Monday. It charges that

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This New Documentary Explores the Golden Age of Sudanese Music

Sudanese journalist Yousra Elbagir searches for what was lost in part one of her BBC Radio 4 documentary, “No Singing, No Movement.”  A new documentary aired on BBC Radio 4 today that takes a deep dive into Sudan’s lively musical past. “I’ve always known growing up that music was a crucial part of my Sudanese

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Joint Press Release IOM and FAO: Ngok Dinka and Misseriya Communities Sign Peace Agreement at Three-Day Migration Conference

Abyei – Representatives from the Ngok Dinka and Misseriya communities signed a community peace agreement to support peaceful coexistence between the two groups on 5 March during a three-day conference in the Abyei Administrative Area. Due to long standing tensions, the two groups have experienced conflict in recent years, stemming largely from disputes over grazing

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Sudan: FM Undersecretary Receives Netherlands Ambassador

The Undersecretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ambassador Abdul Ghani Nayiem, met on Tuesday with the ambassador of the Netherlands Karin Boven and discussed with her cooperation between the two countries. The undersecretary briefed the ambassador on the recent conference of Sudanese ambassadors held in Khartoum and which focused on how economic diplomacy could

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The WTO General Council

The General Council is the WTO’s highest-level decision-making body in Geneva, meeting regularly to carry out the functions of the WTO. It has representatives (usually ambassadors or equivalent) from all member governments and has the authority to act on behalf of the ministerial conference which only meets about every two years. The current chair is

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North Darfur Affirms Commitment to Child Protection from Insurgents’ Exploitation

SMC- North Darfur Government called on the international community and the UN in particular to exert more pressures on the armed groups to stop the forceful recruit of child soldiers, affirming the Sudanese government to protect the children from the exploitation of the insurgents. Speaking to SMC Deputy Governor of North Darfur State, Mohammed Birima

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U.S. Secretary of State to focus on security on first African visit

 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson flew to Ethiopia at the start of his first diplomatic trip to Africa on Wednesday, seeking to bolster security alliances on a continent increasingly turning to China for aid and trade. He was due to visit the African Union where many officials are still smarting from U.S. President Donald

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Mustafa Osman: 2018 Is the Year of Sudan Foreign Relations Boom

SMC- Sudan Permanent Representative in Geneva,  Mustafa Osman Ismail has expressed aspiration that the 2018 become the year of Sudan foreign relation boom in order to restore its natural position among the countries and organizations. Speaking to SMC he said that the Sudanese Foreign Ministry under the wise leadership of  Ghandour managed to make great

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