South Sudan Signs Peace Agreement in Khartoum

South Sudanese rival leaders signed a peace agreement in Khartoum on Wednesday under which a ceasefire would take hold after 72 hours, Sudan’s foreign minister said, although a rebel spokesman rejected other points. The minister, Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed, said the agreement also included the opening of crossings for humanitarian aid, the freeing of prisoners and

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Launch of Sudan-Egypt Consular Committee in Cairo

SMC- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the launch of the fourth session of the consular committee between Sudan and Egypt on Wednesday in Cairo. The session will include the participation of a delegation from the security, interior, education sectors. Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abdul Ghani al-Naeem said, “The meetings will discuss

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South Sudan’s Salva Kiir and Riek Machar to Sign Peace Deal

SMC- South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar are set to sign an agreement to end civil war in the country, on Wednesday. The breakthrough comes after progress was made in talks between the two rivals, mediated by Sudan president Omar Al Bashir and Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni in Khartoum. On Tuesday,

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Sudan welcomes rapprochement between Ethiopia, Eritrea

Sudan on Tuesday welcomed the rapprochement and communication between Ethiopia and Eritrea, hoping the move would mark a new phase in process of the two countries’ bilateral ties. Sudan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that positive developments in the Ethiopian-Eritrean ties were reached during the current visit of Eritrean Foreign Minister to the Ethiopian

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6.9 Million International support for mine clearance in the countyغ

SMC- The National Mine Action Center (NMAC) has received support from a number of European partners to finance the country’s mine-clearing project, pointing that Britain has provided $ 5.6 million in subsidies and $ 1 million from Japan and $ 300,000 from Italy in support of removals in a number of states. Speaking to the

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Donald Trump’s Muslim travel ban win may be good law but it’s bad policy

The US Supreme court has handed President Donald Trump a major victory in upholding his so-called Muslim travel ban. While the ruling is defensible given the high deference accorded to the President in national security matters, the judgment potentially undermines America’s longstanding constitutional tradition of religious tolerance. It also hints at weaknesses in the policy

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Sudan’s president decides to reopen border with S. Sudan

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir on Tuesday decided to reopen the border with South Sudan and resume border trade between the two countries. “We declare the opening of the border between the two countries to facilitate the movement of citizens and trade,” said al-Bashir while addressing a session of the peace talks between South Sudan’s government

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At least 200 migrants rescued off Libya’s coast

At least 200 undocumented migrants have been rescued off Libya’s coast, the Libyan Navy said late Tuesday. In a statement, navy forces affiliated with Libya’s internationally recognized Government of National Accord said the migrants were rescued 25 miles off the coast of Al-Qaraboli city. The migrants are Africans, the statement added. Around 785 migrants have

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South Sudan foes to sign deal today

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and his arch-foe Riek Machar have “agreed on some points” at peace talks in Khartoum and a deal is to be signed, Sudanese officials said yesterday. Authorities in Khartoum said the deal would be signed today (June 27) at the presidential palace in the Sudanese capital, but they did not

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World Cup: Argentina advance to Round of 16

Argentina have advanced to Round of 16 in World Cup after beating Nigeria 2-1 in a thrilling match at Saint Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday evening. Argentina took the lead early as Lionel Messi scored his first goal of the tournament in the 14th minute. Nigeria leveled the score in the second half with Victor Moses’

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