UN council narrowly approves arms embargo on South Sudan

The U.N. Security Council narrowly approved a U.S.-drafted resolution imposing an arms embargo on South Sudan Friday over objections that it could hurt African efforts to end the five-year conflict in the world’s newest nation.   The resolution received the minimum nine “yes” votes. The six other council members abstained — Russia, China, Ethiopia, Equatorial

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Sudan opposition leader to visit UK on Saturday

Sudanese opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi is expected to visit London on Saturday, according to his National Umma Party (NUP). On July 1, the NUP said that Egyptian authorities had barred him from entering Egypt after he had attended a meeting in Berlin of Sudanese opposition figures. In the two weeks since, al-Mahdi’s whereabouts have become

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