Sudan: Waleed, Sudan’s International Football Referee in the World Cup

Sudanese international football referee Waleed Mohamed Ahmad is refereeing in the ongoing Russia 2018 World Cup Finals which will continue up to 15 July. Waleed is the second Sudanese referee to show up in the World Cup finals after referee Abdeen Abdlerahman who refereed in the Sweden World Cup finals in 1958. In a telephone

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Khartoum says skirmishes in South Sudan not ceasefire violation

Sudanese government said the skirmishes between rival parties in South Sudan are mere “events” that do not amount to ceasefire violation, official SUNA news agency reported Tuesday. The ceasefire agreement went into effect on Sunday, as the factions involved in the fighting in South Sudan declared their immediate commitment to the ceasefire, except for a

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Turkey, Sudan sign agreement to boost trade ties

Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci and Sudanese Trade Minister Hatim el-Sir Ali on July 4 signed an association agreement in order to boost trade. “The aim of this agreement is to increase the bilateral trade volume between the two countries to $2 billion,” Zeybekci said after the signing ceremony of the Arabic version of the

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UN urges South Sudan’s leaders to embrace peace talks to end war

Visiting UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Wednesday called on South Sudanese leaders to stick to the ongoing peace talks to end the suffering of its people. Speaking at the conclusion of a two-day visit to the war-torn East African country, Mohammed said the UN welcomes the latest peace efforts taking place in Sudan, adding

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South Sudan lawmakers consider keeping President Kiir until 2021

Nearly seven years to the day that South Sudan was born, it wants to extend the term of President Salva Kiir and the transitional parliament by three years. Some see the plan as a ploy in a faltering peace process. The bill introduced by the government seeks to amend five sections of the constitution. It calls for

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Women in South Sudanese music

Since it broke away from Sudan in 2011 to become a sovereign nation, South Sudan has faced chronic instability and significant social challenges[1]. With nearly a third of the population forced to leave their homes, South Sudan is faced with Africa’s biggest refugee crisis since the Rwandan genocide, and women and children make up 86% of this

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Rwanda to host the first ITTF regional tennis championship

Rwanda will for the first time host the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) regional competition in November. Rwanda Table Tennis Federation (RTTF) President Mr. John Bosco Burungi has revealed, the games are expected to attract around14 regional countries. “This will be our first biggest regional ITTF competition to be hosted in this country,” Burungi noted.

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US envoy to work with Sudan to remove from ‘terror’ list

The top US envoy in Sudan vowed on Wednesday to work with Khartoum in its efforts to be removed from Washington’s “terrorism” blacklist as he welcomed the African country’s decision to sever ties with North Korea. In June, Sudan announced its defence firms had scrapped contracts with the Asian pariah state, acknowledging for the first

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