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Legal Fate of Sudanese Teen Fuels Debate Over Child Marriage

Legal Fate of Sudanese Teen Fuels Debate Over Child Marriage

A legal battle over a teenager in Sudan who killed her husband as he tried to rape her has shone a spotlight on widespread child marriage in the African nation, campaigners said. Noura Hussein, 19, was sentenced to death in May after a Sharia court, which follows Islamic religious laws, found her guilty of premeditated […]

Humanitarian Project Leader Arrested in East Darfur

Humanitarian Project Leader Arrested in East Darfur

The head of of a youth project to aid the poor in East Darfur’s Adila and Abu Karinka was arrested in Adila town on Friday. Azrag Hasan Humeida, the head of the Adila and Abu Karinka Youth Initiative, was detained immediately after his return from Khartoum, and taken to Ed Daein, the capital of East […]

Sudan, Chad Continue Border Security Cooperation

Sudan, Chad Continue Border Security Cooperation

Sudan and Chad have agreed to enhance security cooperation and promote economic, social and political relations on the joint border area. On Monday, the governor of West Darfur, Hussein Yassin Hamad, discussed ways to promote bilateral cooperation in all fields with a delegation from the Chadian consulate in El Geneina. Hamad pointed out that the […]

FM Expresses Regret Over Eritrean Unfounded Accusations Against the Sudan

FM Expresses Regret Over Eritrean Unfounded Accusations Against the Sudan

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday expressed regret over Eritrean unfounded accusations that Sudan and Ethiopia are allegedly planning to support rebels against Asmara and that this agreement was concluded during a recent visit to the Sudan by the Ethiopian Prime Minister. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a press release it issued on […]

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 […]

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