Competition for the Horn of Africa

Horn of Africa bordering Gulf of Aden and overlooking southern entrances to Red Sea has become arena of heightened international competition in recent years, potentially threatening Arab and Egyptian interests Mohamed Abdel-Wahed , Sunday 4 Nov 2018 The Horn of Africa is an extremely important strategic region in terms of the world’s geopolitical divisions. In

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Sudan accepts South Sudanese mediation in border regions

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan has for the first time accepted mediation by South Sudan’s leader in peace talks over the restive Sudanese border regions of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, a Sudanese official said on Sunday. Sudan had previously accused its southern neighbor of stoking unrest in the two regions, where rebels kept up a

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QDF Finance the Implementation of 10 Model Villages in Darfur States

SMC- The Qatar Development Fund (QDF) is financing 10 model villages for displaced people in Darfur  States, said the Voluntary Return and Reintegration Commission (VRRC) of Darfur States. The villages are scheduled to open in the next year. Speaking to SMC, the VRRC Commissioner, Taj Eddin Ibrahim praised the model villages implemented by Qatar Charity

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Sudan Boosts Flour Subsidies by 40 Percent to Cut Bread Prices 

Last Updated: November 03, 2018  Reuters CAIRO —  Sudan increased flour subsidies by 40 percent, the Finance Ministry said Saturday, after the reduction of subsidies this year sent bread prices higher and triggered protests. The government will spend 35 million Sudanese pounds ($737,000) daily instead of 25 million, the statement added. A decision to reduce

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2 Machar Followers Freed in South Sudan

November 02, 2018  Waakhe Simon Wudu JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN — South Sudanese authorities on Friday released two former high-ranking followers of rebel leader Riek Machar who were facing death sentences. President Salva Kiir’s government had imprisoned former Machar spokesman James Gadtet and former Machar security adviser William John Endley on charges of treason and conspiracy. The

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The Expansive Literary Output of Sudan and South Sudan, on Display

A brief London exhibition, Sudan / South Sudan Literature Week, impugns Western depictions of “war, violence, and unending political unrest” in the East African nations. Naomi Polonsky11 hours ago POPULAR A New Illustrated Database for Women Artists Spans the 15th to 19th Centuries A Coalition of The Willing: How Saudi Arabia and US Arts Institutions Partnered

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6 SUDANESE DIE IN FOOD CLASH AT REFUGEE CAMP IN CHAD

Food distribution was the cause of the violence, according to a coordinator with the Chad-based Agency for Economic and Social Development. AFP N’DJAMENA – Six refugees from Sudan’s strife-scarred Darfur region were killed and 10 others wounded in a brawl at the Bredjing camp in eastern Chad, a relief worker said Friday. Food distribution was

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UN to lift sanctions on Eritrea after US shift

Latest update : 02/11/2018   UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) (AFP) –  The UN Security Council is preparing to lift sanctions on Eritrea after the United States dropped its insistence on prolonging the measures despite a peace deal with Ethiopia, diplomats said Friday. Britain circulated a draft resolution to the council on Thursday that calls for lifting

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Delegation of WFP and UNICEF to Visit South Kordufan in 5th November

SMC- A delegation of World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and Swedish ambassador will visit South Kordufan State in 5th November. The visit aims to identify the humanitarian and the organization’s work there. Speaking to SMC, the humanitarian aid commissioner in the state, Khider Taweel Hussain said that “the delegation includes

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UN asks Canada to resettle more refugees displaced in Horn of Africa

BAZ RATNER/REUTERS The United Nations refugee agency is asking Canada to resettle more refugees from the Horn of Africa, emphasizing the needs of particularly vulnerable Somalis displaced by a decades-long conflict in the war-torn country. Mohamed Abdi Affey, the special envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the Horn of Africa, is

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