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USA president Donald Trump offers ‘to open Ethiopia’s controversial dam’

US President Donald Trump has told ministers from Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan that he would "cut the ribbon" at the inauguration of the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam when it is completed, an Ethiopian minister says.Sileshi Bekele, Ethiopia's minister...

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan commit to resolving Nile dam dispute

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have said they will continue trying to resolve a conflict over plans for a massive Ethiopian-run dam along the river Nile, a project that has raised concerns about shortages of drinking water in Sudan and...

US hosts Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan talks on Nile dam dispute

Foreign ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are in the US capital of Washington DC for Wednesday's crunch talks on the controversial building of a mega dam along the River Nile.The Grand Renaissance dam under construction in northern Ethiopia,...

Thousands rally in Sudan demand dissolution of former ruling party

Thousands of Sudanese gathered in several cities across the country on Monday, including Khartoum, demanding that the country's new authorities dissolve former president Omar al-Bashir's ruling party.Men and women gathered in large numbers in Khartoum, nearby towns of Omdourman,...

Sudan, major rebel groups agree on roadmap for peace talks

Sudan and a major rebel group agreed on Friday to a roadmap that will allow suspended peace talks to resume, giving new impetus to efforts by the government to end multiple conflicts around the country, the two sides said.The...

New round of talks on Nile waters start in Sudanese capital

Irrigation ministers of three key Nile Basin countries are meeting in Sudan’s capital, seeking to resolve differences over Ethiopia’s soon-to-be-finished Blue Nile dam, which Cairo claims threatens its water supply.The spokesman of Egypt’s irrigation ministry, Muhamed El-Sebai, said the...

Warring Sudanese tribes sign peace deal after deadly clashes

Representatives of the Beni Amer and Nuba tribes in Sudan’s Red Sea state signed a reconciliation deal on Sunday under pressure from the country’s most prominent military commander after clashes that triggered a state of emergency and left at...

Sudan new PM to name first cabinet since al Bashir’s ouster

Sudan's newly-appointed prime minister is due on Wednesday to announce a cabinet that will be the first since veteran ruler Omar al-Bashir was deposed more than four months ago. Premier Abdalla Hamdok is set to name his key picks from...

Clashes between Sudan’s Nuba and Bani Amer tribes killed 37

Sudanese activists say last week’s clashes between two tribes in an eastern port city killed at least 37 people. The fighting in Port Sudan, in the Red Sea province, erupted on Thursday between the Bani Amer tribe and the displaced...

Economist Abdalla Hamdok takes office as Sudan’s new PM

Sudan’s new prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok, was sworn in on Wednesday as leader of a transitional government, and he vowed to make achieving peace and solving the country’s economic crisis a priority. The appointment of the renowned economist came as...
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