The art of collateral damage

When she was a little girl, Iranian photographer Gohar Dashti lived in the border town of Ahwaz during the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980s when every day was filled with the sound of falling bombs. But once the onslaught stopped, she and her friends would pick up the bullets which landed in her family’s house.

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Another Large Weapons Bust in Ongoing Disarmament Campaign in Darfur

SMC- Vice-President Hassabo Mohammed Abldul Rahman has directed the government of North Darfur State to continue the Firearms collection Campaign to strengthen security and stability . This came when Hassabo met, Sunday, at the Republican Palace, the Governor of North Darfur State, Al-Sharief Mohammed Abad . The meeting discussed the overall security and political situations

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Africa’s economies are turning a corner

A MONTAGE of miracles plays on the giant screens in the Perez Dome, a Pentecostal church in Accra. A paralysed man tosses away his crutches. A woman’s tumour vanishes. It is not only the sick who need help. “I pray for businesses,” intones the pastor, promising that struggling ones will “resurrect”. A stall outside sells

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Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia create a scientific c’ttee on mega-dam built on the Blue Nile

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have agreed to create a scientific committee dedicated to the mega-dam built by Ethiopia on the Blue Nile, thus ending months of deadlock on their discussions. The announcement by Ethiopia’s Energy Minister comes after a meeting of foreign ministers , Irrigation and intelligence chiefs of the three countries on Tuesday in

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World Bank to Provide Technical Support to Sudan

SMC- The World Bank Group (WBG) would provide the necessary technical assistance to tackle the economic challenges facing Sudan, according to  Country Manager to Sudan, Adama Coulibaly. On Sunday, Finance Minister Mohamed Osman al-Rikabi has briefed the visiting WBG team headed by Coulibaly on the economic reforms implemented in Sudan. In press statements following the meeting,

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Sudan, Chad agree to Establish Second Border Free-Trade area

SMC- Sudan and Chad have agreed to establish a free-trade zone inside the Chadian territory in parallel to the free zone in El-Geniena, according to Minister of Urban Planning in West Darfur, Faisal Hassan Haroun. The agreement, which  was reached during the recent border conference to establish a free-trade zone in Chad, would enhance border trade between

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