Sudan: Finance Minister Receives U.S. Assistant Secretary At Department of Treasury

The Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, DR Mohamed Osman Rikkabi, on Sunday received the US Assistant Secretary of State at the Department of Treasury, Marshall Billingslea The minister briefed the American official on the economic situation in the Sudan and the challenges facing the Sudanese national economy as a result of keeping the name

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Ethiopia’s Desalegn says Kiir has failed South Sudan, must step aside

Ethiopia’s former prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn has stressed the need for South Sudan president Salva Kiir to step down and allow the country to be guided to peace by a new face. Desalegn added that it was increasingly becoming clear that peace agreements between the government and rebel groups were not going to be respected.

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King Salman launches Saudi Arabia’s ‘answer to Disneyland’

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has launched the construction of an “entertainment city” near Riyadh, part of a series of multibillion dollar projects aimed at helping the oil-dependent kingdom diversify its economy. The project is part of a sweeping reform and investment programme known as Vision 2030, the brainchild of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who

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Top photojournalist among dead as twin Kabul suicide blasts kill at least 25

At least 25 people were killed, including a news agency’s chief photographer and three other journalists, when two suicide blasts ripped through Kabul on Monday, the health ministry has confirmed. Ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh told Afghanistan’s largest private TV channel Tolo news that at least 27 people were wounded and rushed to hospital, warning that some were in

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‘Iranians killed in suspected Israeli strike’ in Syria

Missile strikes overnight in central Syria killed at least 26 pro-regime fighters, most of them Iranians, a monitor said Monday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the missiles struck a military base in the province of Hama late Sunday, in an assault it said bore the hallmarks of an Israeli operation. “At least 26

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MBS: Palestinians should ‘accept Trump proposals or shut up’

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, often known as MBS, has told heads of US-based Jewish groups that the Palestinian leadership must accept conditions for peace put forward by the administration of US President  Donald Trump, according to a report on Israeli media. During a closed-door meeting last month in New York with the organisations’ leaders,

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John Bolton: U.S. Using ‘Libya Model’ for North Korea Negotiations

John Bolton, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, said on Sunday that the United States is using the “Libya model” as it seeks to denuclearize the Korean peninsula—a process that eventually led to the destabilization of that country and the death of its dictator, and one that has drawn North Korea’s ire in the past.

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Health experts at UN meeting press for action to address ‘double burden’ of malnutrition in Africa

Undernutrition occurs when people do not get enough to eat, resulting in conditions such as wasting, which is when a child becomes dangerously thin. On the other hand, people who are obese have body fat levels that may impair their health. The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa calls these two issues “the

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South Sudan: ICRC facilitates safe return of 10 aid workers abducted last week

Juba/Geneva (ICRC) – Ten aid workers taken by an armed group last week were returned to Juba today by a team from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The South Sudanese aid workers were transported by ICRC aircraft from an area around Yei to the capital, Juba. “The ICRC has a long-standing record

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US Treasury Delegation: No Restrictions in Banking Dealings with Sudan

SMC- The US Treasury delegation to the country confirmed that there are no longer any restrictions on banking dealings with Sudan and that they sent a message to the countries of the region, indicating that the sanctions have been lifted and that it is time for Sudan to integrate into the global economy. Speaking to

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