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كوريا الشمالية.. زلزال قرب موقع تجارب نووية

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Switzerland demands release of Swiss woman abducted in Sudan

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Sudan to extend ceasefire through end-December - SUNA

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US lifts Sudan sanctions, wins commitment against North Korea arms deals

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US to lift sanctions on Sudan

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US lifts sanctions on Sudan - official

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Sudan regrets US putting it on trafficking list before sanctions decision

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Shilluk council in Khartoum wants unity government dissolved
Members of the Chollo (Shilluk) Community Council in Khartoum have called for the dissolution of President Kiir’s citing war crimes allegedly committed against Chollo tribe in Upper Nile. In a statement addressed to the IGAD Special Envoy to South Sudan, Ismail Wais, the council demanded that the current transitional government be dissolved and a new five-year transitional government is formed without President Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar   Read More ...
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Tags: Government |  Unity government | 
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A strongman propped up by soft power
Sudan lived under US sanctions for 20 years until about a week ago when the sanctions were lifted. The country’s strongman, Omar al-Bashir, in power for 28 years, has seen off many rivals and looks even more entrenched today. The first warrant of arrest for war crimes and alleged genocide in Darfur was issued against al-Bashir by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2009, and a second in 2012, but no one has apprehended him   Read More ...
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TALKING POINT : Lifting of Sudan sanctions is a step in the right direction
The last time I was in Sudan-Khartoum to speak on pan-Africanism and the need for a more stable, just and integrated African continent, I strongly registered my agony over United States and United Nations sanctions against the Sudan Republic. I expressed the wish that the economic and diplomatic embargo be lifted to relieve Khartoum from the pains of an economy disconnected from the global financial markets   Read More ...
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Malaria cases on the rise in Tima, South Kordofan
Medical sources in Tima area in the northern part of Dilling locality in Sudan’s South Kordofan State announced that cases of malaria have increased, especially among children. Speaking to Radio Tamazuj on Thursday, an aid worker in Tima area said there are frequent complaints from the local residents about increasing spread of the disease among the people in the area, amid acute shortages of medicines   Read More ...
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‘Proud’ PM awards officers for UN service in Sudan
The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force has awarded medals to the five officers who recently returned from the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Dafur, Sudan. A medal presentation was held this morning at the police headquarters in Rove, Honiara, to recognise the returning officers and to commission the next group of officers that will leave for Sudan later this year. The officers were awarded the RSIPF ‘International Law Enforcement Cooperation’ medal, which is reserved for foreign law enforcement officers serving in the country and the United Nations service medal   Read More ...
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‏زلزال قرب موقع التجارب النووية في ‫كوريا الشمالية‬
وقع زلزال بقوة 2,9 درجات اليوم الجمعة قبل الفجر قرب موقع التجارب النووية في كوريا الشمالية، حيث كانت بيونغ يانغ اجرت في 3 ايلول اكبر اختبار لها حتى الآن. لكنّ خبراء في كوريا الجنوبية يعتقدون أنّ الهزة لم تنتج عن نشاط بشري. ووقع الزلزال الساعة 01,41 (16,41 ت غ الخميس) على عمق حوالي خمسة كيلومترات. وتم تحديد مركز الزلزال شمال موقع اختبار بونغي-ري، وفقاً للمعهد الاميركي للجيوفيزياء   Read More ...
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كوريا الشمالية.. زلزال قرب موقع تجارب نووية
رصد المعهد الأميركي للجيوفيزياء، زلزالاً بقوة 2.9 درجة، قبل فجر الجمعة، قرب موقع للتجارب النووية في كوريا الشمالية جرى به في أيلول الماضي أكبر اختبار لبيونغ يانغ حتى الآن. وقع الزلزال على عمق نحو خمسة كيلومترات، وتم تحديد مركزه شمال موقع اختبار "بونغي ري"، وفقا للمعهد، الذي قال إنه لا يمكن تحديد ما إذا كانت الهزة طبيعية أو وراءها نشاط بشري   Read More ...
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كوريا الشمالية.. زلزال قرب موقع تجارب نووية
رصد المعهد الأميركي للجيوفيزياء، زلزالا بقوة 2.9 درجة، قبل فجر الجمعة، قرب موقع للتجارب النووية في كوريا الشمالية جرى به في أيلول الماضي أكبر اختبار لبيونغيانغ حتى الآن. وقع الزلزال على عمق نحو خمسة كيلومترات، وتم تحديد مركزه شمال موقع اختبار "بونغي ري"، وفقا للمعهد، الذي قال إنه لا يمكن تحديد ما إذا كانت الهزة طبيعية أو وراءها نشاط بشري   Read More ...
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Sudan receives first US dollar transfers since sanctions lifted
Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s central bank said Wednesday it had received its first overseas fund transfer in US dollars since Washington announced the lifting of a 20-year-old trade embargo against Khartoum. Washington last week announced the lifting of sanctions from this Thursday onwards, saying Khartoum had made progress on conditions set for ending the embargo, in place since 1997   Read More ...
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Sudan receives first US dollar transfers since sanctions lifted
Khartoum - Sudan's central bank said on Wednesday it had received its first overseas fund transfer in US dollars since Washington announced the lifting of a 20-year-old trade embargo against Khartoum. Washington last week announced the lifting of sanctions from this on Thursday onwards, saying Khartoum had made progress on conditions set for ending the embargo, in place since 1997. "The transferring of American dollars has commenced after the lifting of sanctions," Sudan's official news agency SUNA said, quoting a statement from the Central Bank of Sudan   Read More ...
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Sudan’s Bashir calls for provision of services to returnees
Sudanese President Omer Al-Bashir has called on Sennar state governor Al-Dhau Al-Mahi to provide Sudanese citizens returning from South Sudan with basic services and opportunities for investment, following the lifting of American economic sanctions. President Bashir met Al-Mahi on Tuesday in Khartoum and discussed the general situation in the state including a great harvest witnessed this farming season. Al-Mahi said in a statement that they have harvested cotton, sesame and other crops in bulk   Read More ...
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A letter from the city that drinks most Ugandan coffee
Today Sudan is the leading importer of Ugandan coffee in Africa.This week, the African Union (AU) and Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad) put on a conference on peace and security in the Horn of Africa, and invited a range of experts and a few rabble rousers from the wilderness, like myself, to Khartoum for a lively debate. The day before we arrived, the US announced the end of its 20-year-long sanctions on Sudan   Read More ...
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Akol and IGAD team meet over peace revitalization in Khartoum
Lam Akol, leader of South Sudan’s National Democratic Movement (NDM) said he met with a team from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Khartoum where they discussed issues pertaining to revitalization of the 2015 peace accord. The meeting held on Sunday, he said, mainly focused on ways of finding meaningful solutions to the conflict in war-hit South Sudan. Akol, a former agriculture minister in Kiir's administration, explained that the consultative meeting was led by Sudan’s foreign minister Ibrahim Ghandour and IGAD special envoy to South Sudan Ismail Wais   Read More ...
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Tags: Social Issues |  Peace | 
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Belgian court bans deportation of Sudanese migrants
A Belgian court on Monday ordered a halt to the deportation of around two-dozen Sudanese migrants following an uproar over Belgium's invitation to officials from Khartoum to identify them.The Belgian government has said it will challenge the ban issued by a court in Liege amid fears the migrants risked being mistreated back in Sudan. Sudanese officials visited Belgium last month to help identify the migrants, prompting the League of Human Rights (LDH) to accuse Brussels of collaborating with "one of the worst dictatorships" in the world   Read More ...
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Belgian court bans deportation of Sudanese migrants
Brussels - A Belgian court on Monday ordered a halt to the deportation of around two-dozen Sudanese migrants following an uproar over Belgium's invitation to officials from Khartoum to identify them. The Belgian government has said it will challenge the ban issued by a court in Liege amid fears the migrants risked being mistreated back in Sudan. Sudanese officials visited Belgium last month to help identify the migrants, prompting the League of Human Rights (LDH) to accuse Brussels of collaborating with "one of the worst dictatorships" in the world   Read More ...
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Swiss woman abducted in Sudan by criminal gang for ransom
Sudanese authorities believe a criminal gang is responsible for the abduction of a Swiss humanitarian worker who disappeared outside her home in Sudan's troubled Darfur region on Friday. Authorities have intensified the search in and around the city of al-Fashir and believe the gang is looking for a ransom, North Darfur's Deputy Governor Mohamed Birama told Reuters on Monday. "We expect that she will be found very soon," he said   Read More ...
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Sudan denies visa to Majak D'Agoot to attend Horn of Africa meeting
South Sudan's former deputy defense minister and member of the former political detainees group, Majak D'Agoot, Sunday said he had been denied a visa by Sudan’s Embassy in Nairobi to attend a meeting on issues of the Horn of Africa in Khartoum. A three-day meeting organized by the African Union (AU), the East Africa bloc IGAD and the Sudanese government kicked off on Sunday in Khartoum   Read More ...
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Sudan government urged to revise its economic policy after lifting of sanctions
Sudanese citizens have called on the government to revise its economic policy following the lifting of American sanctions last Friday. The United States of America on Friday ended its 20-year-old economic sanctions against Sudan, citing improvements in human rights record and counter-terrorism. Speaking to Radio Tamazuj from Khartoum, some Sudanese citizens called on the government to revise their economic policies to create conducive environment investment   Read More ...
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Girl killed in West Kordofan bomb blast
A female university student has died after a bomb blast at Umjak village of Al-Odeiya locality in Sudan’s West Kordofan State on Friday, according to police authorities. The commissioner of Al-Odeiya police said in a statement that the attack was carried out by unknown people, adding that those who were targeted by the attackers were not at the house during the attack   Read More ...
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Sudan's Bashir extends ceasefire in 3 conflict zones
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday extended a unilateral ceasefire in Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan states for two months, state media reported. The Sudanese leader’s decision came days after the Trump administration lifted trade embargo on his country. The decision extends the unilateral ceasefire to December 31. According to SUNA, President Bashir had issued the decision to show that his government is keen to make peace in Sudan   Read More ...
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Swiss woman abducted in Sudan by criminal gang for ransom - official
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese authorities believe a criminal gang is responsible for the abduction of a Swiss humanitarian worker who disappeared outside her home in Sudan's troubled Darfur region on Friday. Authorities have intensified the search in and around the city of al-Fashir and believe the gang is looking for a ransom, North Darfur's Deputy Governor Mohamed Birama told Reuters on Monday   Read More ...
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Swiss woman abducted in Sudan by criminal gang for ransom - official
KHARTOUM: Sudanese authorities believe a criminal gang is responsible for the abduction of a Swiss humanitarian worker who disappeared outside her home in Sudan's troubled Darfur region on Friday. Authorities have intensified the search in and around the city of al-Fashir and believe the gang is looking for a ransom, North Darfur's Deputy Governor Mohamed Birama told Reuters on Monday. "We expect that she will be found very soon," he said   Read More ...
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Sudan's Bashir extends truce in 3 conflict zones
Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday extended for two months a unilateral ceasefire in the war-torn regions of Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan, state media said. The decision, extending the truce to December 31, came days after the United States lifted a 20-year trade embargo on Sudan. Sudan’s official news agency SUNA said Bashir had made the move to show that the government is “keen to achieve peace and stability in Sudan”   Read More ...
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Switzerland demands release of woman abducted in Sudan
Switzerland on Sunday called for the quick release of a Swiss woman reported abducted in Sudan's troubled Darfur region where rebels have been fighting the government for more than a decade. "The Foreign Ministry is aware of the case of a Swiss woman kidnapped in Darfur," a ministry spokesman said by email. "Local representation is in contact with Sudanese authorities. Efforts to clarify the situation are in progress   Read More ...
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Sudan Airways seeks post-embargo Boeing, Airbus spare parts
Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s national carrier aims to revive its fleet by procuring new components from Boeing and Airbus after Washington lifted its 20-year-old trade embargo on Khartoum, a minister said Sunday. Sudan Airways, one of the oldest airlines in Africa, has 12 of its 14-strong fleet of aircraft grounded after failing to source spare parts from Boeing and Airbus because of the sanctions imposed in 1997   Read More ...
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Schweizer Helferin im Sudan entführt
"Unsere Vertretung vor Ort ist mit den lokalen Behörden in Kontakt. Abklärungen sind im Gang", erklärte EDA-Mediensprecher George Farago auf Anfrage der Nachrichtenagentur sda. Die Schweiz verlange die sofortige und bedingungslose Freilassung der Entführten, betonte das EDA. Weitere Einzelheiten gab das Aussendepartement nicht bekannt. Laut Berichten in sozialen Medien arbeitet die Frau für eine Schweizer Nichtregierungsorganisation, die sich um Kinder in Darfur kümmert   Read More ...
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Sudan's Bashir extends truce in 3 conflict zones
Khartoum - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday extended for two months a unilateral ceasefire in the war-torn regions of Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan, state media said. The decision, extending the truce to December 31, came days after the United States lifted a 20-year trade embargo on Sudan. Sudan's official news agency SUNA said Bashir had made the move to show that the government is "keen to achieve peace and stability in Sudan"   Read More ...
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Sudan to extend ceasefire to end December
Sudan will extend a unilateral ceasefire with rebels until the end of December, state news agency SUNA reported on Sunday, just days after the United States lifted 20-year-old sanctions tied to progress on resolving ongoing conflicts. Fighting between the army and rebels in Kordofan and Blue Nile regions broke out in 2011, when South Sudan declared independence. Conflict in Darfur began in 2003 when mainly non-Arab tribes took up arms against Sudan's Arab-led government   Read More ...
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Schweizerin im Sudan entführt
Die Regierung in Bern verlangt, dass die Frau sofort freigelassen wird. Die Frau habe für eine Nicht-Regierungs-Organisation gearbeitet, die sich in der Krisenregion Dafur um Kinder kümmert, berichtet der SRF. In Darfur bekämpfen sich seit Jahren die sudanesischen Armee und verschiedene Rebellengruppen. Dabei wurden nach UNO-Angaben mehr als 300.000 Menschen getötet, rund 2,5 Millionen Menschen sind im Westsudan auf der Flucht   Read More ...
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Swiss aid worker abducted in Darfur, Sudan
A Swiss humanitarian aid worker has been abducted in Darfur, officials have said, just weeks after the United Nations began downsizing its peacekeeping force in Sudan’s war-torn region. The kidnapping, the first such reported incident since the UN began to reduce its troop numbers in Darfur, comes just days after Washington lifted a 20-year-old trade embargo on Khartoum. The Swiss foreign ministry told AFP in Geneva in an email yesterday that it was “aware of the case of a Swiss woman kidnapped in Sudan (Darfur)”   Read More ...
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Swiss aid worker abducted in Darfur
A Swiss humanitarian aid worker has been abducted in Darfur, officials said on Sunday, just weeks after the United Nations began downsizing its peacekeeping force in Sudan’s war-torn region. The kidnapping, the first such reported incident since the UN began to reduce its troop numbers in Darfur, comes just days after Washington lifted a 20-year-old trade embargo on Khartoum. The Swiss foreign ministry told AFP in Geneva in an email that it was “aware of the case of a Swiss woman kidnapped in Sudan (Darfur)”   Read More ...
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Swiss aid worker abducted in Darfur
KHARTOUM: A Swiss humanitarian aid worker has been abducted in Darfur, officials said on Sunday, just weeks after the United Nations began downsizing its peacekeeping force in Sudan's war-torn region. "Our local representatives are in contact with the local authorities," it said, adding that the case was being investigated. Ruedas said the aid worker has been actively involved in humanitarian work in El Fashir, the capital of North Darfur state   Read More ...
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Swiss aid worker abducted in western Sudan’s Darfur province
A Swiss humanitarian aid worker has been abducted in Darfur, officials have said, just weeks after the United Nations began downsizing its peacekeeping force in Sudan’s war-torn region. The kidnapping, the first such reported incident since the UN began to reduce its troop numbers in Darfur, comes just days after Washington lifted a 20-year-old trade embargo on Khartoum. The Swiss foreign ministry told AFP in Geneva in an email yesterday that it was “aware of the case of a Swiss woman kidnapped in Sudan (Darfur)”   Read More ...
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Female Swiss aid worker reported abducted in Darfur amid Sudan’s claims area is safe
GENEVA – A Swiss woman, reportedly working for an aid organization, has been abducted in the conflict-torn Darfur region of Sudan, Switzerland’s foreign ministry said Sunday. The Swiss foreign ministry told AFP in an email it was “aware of the case of a Swiss woman kidnapped in Sudan (Darfur).” “Our local representatives are in contact with the local authorities,” it said, adding that the case was being investigated   Read More ...
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With U.S. lifting of sanctions, Sudan Airways seeks post-embargo Boeing, Airbus spare parts
KHARTOUM – Sudan’s national carrier aims to revive its fleet by procuring new components from Boeing and Airbus after Washington lifted its 20-year-old trade embargo on Khartoum, a minister said Sunday. Sudan Airways, one of the oldest airlines in Africa, has 12 of its 14-strong fleet of aircraft grounded after failing to source spare parts from Boeing and Airbus because of the sanctions imposed in 1997   Read More ...
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Swiss aid worker abducted in Darfur
Khartoum (AFP) - A Swiss humanitarian aid worker has been abducted in Darfur, officials said on Sunday, just weeks after the United Nations began downsizing its peacekeeping force in Sudan's war-torn region. The kidnapping, the first such reported incident since the UN began to reduce its troop numbers in Darfur, comes just days after Washington lifted a 20-year-old trade embargo on Khartoum   Read More ...
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Switzerland demands release of Swiss woman abducted in Sudan
ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland on Sunday called for the quick release of a Swiss woman reported abducted in Sudan's troubled Darfur region where rebels have been fighting the government for more than a decade. "The Foreign Ministry is aware of the case of a Swiss woman kidnapped in Darfur," a ministry spokesman said by email. "Local representation is in contact with Sudanese authorities   Read More ...
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Swiss aid worker abducted in Darfur
Khartoum - A Swiss humanitarian aid worker has been abducted in the conflict-torn Darfur region of Sudan, Switzerland's foreign ministry and a United Nations source said on Sunday. The kidnapping is the first such incident since a UN peacekeeping force began downsizing its troops in conflict-wracked Darfur, a western region of Sudan the size of France. The Swiss foreign ministry told AFP in an email it was "aware of the case of a Swiss woman kidnapped in Sudan [Darfur]"   Read More ...
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Switzerland demands release of Swiss woman abducted in Sudan
ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland on Sunday called for the quick release of a Swiss woman reported abducted in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region where rebels have been fighting the government for more than a decade. “The Foreign Ministry is aware of the case of a Swiss woman kidnapped in Darfur,” a ministry spokesman said by email. “Local representation is in contact with Sudanese authorities   Read More ...
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Switzerland demands release of Swiss woman abducted in Sudan
ZURICH: Switzerland on Sunday called for the quick release of a Swiss woman reported abducted in Sudan's troubled Darfur region where rebels have been fighting the government for more than a decade. "The Foreign Ministry is aware of the case of a Swiss woman kidnapped in Darfur," a ministry spokesman said by email. "Local representation is in contact with Sudanese authorities   Read More ...
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