Egypt Denies Entry to Sudan’s NUP Leader

SMC-   Egyptian security services prevented the Sudanese opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi from entering Cairo. This follows his participation in a meeting with the German government over peace in Sudan. According to reports, the Egyptian authorities had asked the NUP leader not take part in the opposition meeting with the German foreign ministry but he refused

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‘BRING HOME HOME’: South Sudanese Canadians celebrate Canada Day with wrestling, dancing

Over 100 South Sudanese Canadians from across the country came together on Saturday afternoon in Kildonan Park to celebrate Canada’s 151st birthday. Rather than fireworks, this group celebrated Canada Day with traditional South Sudanese dancing and wrestling. The Canada Day event was organized by the South Sudanese Canadian Traditional Wrestling Association (SSCATWA) and brought together

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How al-Bashir almost took control of South Sudan politics and economy

While media outlets in the region went to town with uplifting stories of how the main protagonists in the South Sudan civil war were eager to sign a peace agreement on Wednesday in Khartoum, behind-the-scenes events were not that simple. It all started two weeks ago when the new Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed

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A A Int’l Pledge to Support Sudan’s Economic Reforms Program

UK Department for International Development representatives and UN agencies operating in Sudan affirmed during a meeting with the state minister at the ministry of finance in Khartoum on Friday that the international community is willing to provide technical support to Sudan to reinforce its economic reform program. Following the meeting Friday, a joint document stressed

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UN threatens to consider arms embargo on South Sudan

The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution that threatens an arms embargo on South Sudan and sanctions against six people if fighting doesn’t stop by June 30. The US-sponsored resolution passed on Thursday would renew existing sanctions against South Sudanese officials until July 15. It asked Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to report by June 30 on whether fighting

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Khartoum welcomes Washington’s decision to upgrade Sudan on human trafficking list

Sudan on Friday welcomed Washington’s decision to upgrade Sudan on the U.S. human trafficking list from tier 3 of countries violating the standards to tier 2 of watch list countries. In a statement Friday, Sudan’s Foreign Ministry said the move reflects the great efforts made by the Sudanese government in fighting human trafficking. Meanwhile, the

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Qatar invests half billion dollars in Sudan agriculture, food sectors

Qatar has announced plans to invest $500 million into Sudan’s agricultural and food sectors over the next three years, state-run news agency QNA  reported on Thursday. Hassad Food, a subsidiary of the gas-rich emirate’s investment authority, signed the deal in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Thursday. “We’ve signed the memorandum of understanding with the Sudanese

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