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Sudan Reacts to U.S. Sanctions Decision

Sudan Reacts to U.S. Sanctions Decision

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir is freezing all negotiations with the United States following President Donald Trump’s postponing of a final decision on whether to permanently lift economic sanctions against Sudan for another three months, state media reported. “President of the republic Omar al-Bashir issued a presidential decree ordering the suspension of the committee that was […]

The Real Problem Behind South Africa’s Refusal to Arrest Al-Bashir

The Real Problem Behind South Africa’s Refusal to Arrest Al-Bashir

Last week the judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled that South Africa erred in its decision not to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during his controversial visit to the country in 2015. Two South African courts had come to the same conclusion, and so the decision of the ICC’s Pre-Trial Chamber II on […]

South Africa broke rules by failing to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

South Africa broke rules by failing to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

War crimes judges have ruled that South Africa flouted its duties to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2015 by failing to arrest visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Cuno Tarfusser, the presiding judge, said on Thursday that Pretoria’s inaction was “contrary” to the court’s guiding Rome Statute and prevented it from prosecuting Bashir on 10 […]

Sudan Economy Ready For Take-off After U.S. Sanctions – Govt

Sudan Economy Ready For Take-off After U.S. Sanctions – Govt

Sudan’s government is confident that they are ready to enter the African and international markets when the U.S. sanctions – frozen for the past six months – are dropped. The Trump administration needs to make a final decision on permanently dropping the sanctions by July 13. Finance Minister Mohamed Ousman Elrakibi, speaking during the Afreximbank […]

Why Summit On River Nile Ended With No Deal

Why Summit On River Nile Ended With No Deal

Photographs of dignitaries and presidents taken from last week’s Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) heads of state summit at State House, Entebbe suggest the meeting was a tremendous success. But behind-the-scenes accounts of the June 20 to 22 event offer a contrasting narrative. The summit was convened largely to provide an opportunity for all 10 countries […]

Security Council briefed on proposal to reduce number of AU-UN troops in Darfur

Security Council briefed on proposal to reduce number of AU-UN troops in Darfur

The African Union (AU) and the United Nations are proposing 44 per cent and 30 per cent reductions in their troop and police presence in Sudan’s Darfur region as a step towards an eventual exit, a senior UN peacekeeping official told the Security Council. “The reconfiguration of UNAMID is an important milestone towards the completion […]

Sudan Cholera Epidemic – ‘14,659 Infected, 292 Dead’

Sudan Cholera Epidemic – ‘14,659 Infected, 292 Dead’

Khartoum / White Nile / North Kordofan — On Thursday, Sudan’s Health Minister Bahar Idris Abugarda briefed the parliament about the spread of the “acute water diarrhoea” epidemic in the country. New cholera cases were reported in the country’s capital, White Nile state, and North Kordofan. The Minister told the parliament in a session organised […]

Recent tragedies at sea highlight urgency for safe pathways to Europe

Recent tragedies at sea highlight urgency for safe pathways to Europe

Against the backdrop of more than 1,700 people having perished this year while undertaking perilous crossings across central Mediterranean Sea to reach mainland Europe, the United Nations refugee agency has appealed for “credible alternatives” to ensure accessible and safe ways for people in need of international protection to reach the continent. According to the Office […]

Obstacles to Aid Costing Women Their Lives in Sudan

Obstacles to Aid Costing Women Their Lives in Sudan

Most women and girls in the rebel-held Nuba Mountains of Sudan lack access to reproductive health care, including emergency obstetric care, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Their plight is one of the little known yet far-reaching effects of years of obstruction of aid to the area by the Sudanese government and […]

14th round of talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over Renaissance Dam fail

14th round of talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over Renaissance Dam fail

The 14th round of talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over the latter’s Renaissance Dam on the River Nile have failed. A statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation said on Tuesday that some remaining unresolved points will be discussed later, without announcing the date and place of the new meeting. The ministry pointed out […]

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