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Sudan braces for up to 200,000 fleeing Ethiopians

Associated PressUp to 200,000 refugees could pour into Sudan while fleeing the deadly conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, officials said Wednesday, while the first details are emerging of largely cut-off civilians under growing strain.Already at least 6,000 people...

Ethiopian soldiers, civilians flee escalating conflict to Sudan

ReutersSeveral Ethiopians, including army soldiers, fled the escalating conflict in the restive Tigray region to neighbouring Sudan on Monday, Sudanese state media and residents said.The flare-up in the northern region bordering Eritrea and Sudan has killed hundreds of people,...

Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia reopen Nile mega-dam talks

AljazeeraSudan, Egypt and Ethiopia have resumed their talks over Addis Ababa’s controversial dam on the Blue Nile river, just over a week after US President Donald Trump warned that Cairo may “blow it up” if disputes are not resolved.The...

Ethiopia reject threat of aggression in dam dispute

ReutersEthiopia said on Saturday that threats of any kind towards resolving a dispute with its neighbours over the filling and operation of a massive hydropower dam were “misguided, unproductive and clear violations of international law”.Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s office...

Israel and Sudan reach deal to normalize ties

ReutersIsrael and Sudan agreed on Friday to take steps to normalize relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States, making Khartoum the third Arab government to set aside hostilities with Israel in the last two...

U.S. to remove Sudan from list of state sponsors of terrorism after payment to victims

President Donald Trump announced on Monday the United States would remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism as soon as Khartoum sets aside the $335 million it has agreed to pay to American victims of militant...

Record Flood devastates farms in parts of Sudan – U.N

ReutersRecord floods in Sudan have affected nearly one third of cultivated land and about 3 million people from agricultural households, worsening already acute levels of food insecurity, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said on Wednesday.The floods have added...

US Secretary of States pushes for breakthrough on Sudan deal

AFPWith weeks to go before US elections, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is racing to make a breakthrough with Sudan that he hopes could also benefit Israel.Sudan's new civilian-led government is urgently seeking to be removed from the US...

Floods kill over 100 in Sudan, threaten historic site

Flash floods in Sudan have killed more than 100 people this summer and inundated over 100,000 houses, threatening even a famous archaeological site near the capital of Khartoum and compounding the country’s already dire economic situation, officials said.The floodwaters...

Ex-Sudanese president al-Bashir appears at trial over 1989 coup

Ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir appeared in court on Tuesday at the start of a trial over the military coup in which he took power in 1989.Giving his profession as “former president of the republic”, Bashir seemed in good...
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German warship intercepts and searches Libya-bound Turkish freighter

Associated PressTurkey and Germany were at loggerheads on Monday after a German frigate enforcing an arms embargo against Libya...
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FIFA bans CAF president Ahmad Ahmad for 5 years

The head of Confederation of African football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has been suspended by FIFA for five years for corruption, the global governing body...

UN urges civilian protection after Ethiopia PM’s 72-hour ultimatum for Tigrayan forces

ReutersThe United Nations urged Ethiopia on Monday to ensure the protection of civilians, a day after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave Tigrayan forces 72...

Police use tear gas on protest over race in South Africa

Associated PressSouth African police used tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons on hundreds of mainly Black protesters who gathered again Friday outside a...

Bobi Wine freed on bail as protest death toll hits 37

ReutersUgandan pop star and presidential candidate Bobi Wine, whose arrest this week triggered protests that led to at least 37 deaths, was released on...