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EU urged to end cooperation with Sudan after refugees whipped and deported

EU urged to end cooperation with Sudan after refugees whipped and deported MEP calls for inquiry as Ethiopian and Eritrean asylum seekers receive 40 lashes and $800 fines, while activists warn EU migration aid is emboldening Sudan. Most of those arrested were Oromo people fleeing ethnic and political repression. The EU is facing calls to […]

Nile Diplomacy: Cunning Arm Twists, but whose losing game?

Analysis: Nile Diplomacy: Cunning Arm Twists and Turns, but whose losing game? Zecharias Zelalem, Special to Addis Standard Addis Abeba, Feb. 10/2017 – On January 9, 2017, South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir, arrived in Cairo, Egypt, to meet with his counterpart, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, and discuss, according to media reports, “bilateral ties.” With most media […]

EU reiterates commitment to achieve peace, stability in Sudan

EU reiterates commitment to achieve peace, stability in Sudan KHARTOUM, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) — The European Union (EU) on Tuesday reiterated commitment to support the real efforts to achieve peace and stability in Sudan. Head of the EU Delegation to Sudan Jean-Michel Dumond on Tuesday met with Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour in Khartoum, highlighting […]

United States to Lift Sudan Sanctions – New York Times

Africa: United States to Lift Sudan Sanctions BY JEFFREY GETTLEMAN LONDON  (New York Times) — After nearly 20 years of hostile relations, the American government plans to reverse its position on Sudan and lift trade sanctions, Obama administration officials said late Thursday. Sudan is one of the poorest, most isolated and most violent countries in […]

Ethiopia, Sudan prepare to launch single border-crossing

KHARTOUM (Somali State) – Arrangements are underway between Sudan and Ethiopia to launch a single border crossing between the two countries to ease international trade flows and combat cross-border crime. A four-day workshop to develop the legal framework for the border crossing has commenced in Khartoum on Monday with the participation of legal experts from […]

Ethiopia Rejects Machar, Khartoum Wants Him Gone

By Fred Oluoch (All Africa) — South Sudanese ousted vice president, Dr Riek Machar, is increasingly becoming a pariah in the region with Ethiopia now declining to give him asylum, while Sudan is restricting his political activities. Dr Machar — who is currently in Khartoum after fleeing Juba on July 11– has been denied asylum […]

South Sudan – The War the World Forgot

For Immediate Use SPLA North in war-ravaged South Kordofan is trying to return 86 prisoners of war to Khartoum Deal facilitated by Red Cross SPLA North claims the deal was blocked by Khartoum at the last minute Sudanese government dismisses claims as “fabricated allegations” POWs call on international community to intervene (Aljazeera) –The Sudan People’s […]

World Bank facilitates talks between Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia

Water ministers of the three countries are visiting the US to gain knowledge about the Colorado River Egypt (Daily News) — Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Aaty continued his meetings with World Bank representatives in Washington DC, along with his counterparts from Ethiopia and Sudan. The visit included a tour of the […]

Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia to sign dam contracts

(New Europe) — The final contracts on the impact studies of a multi-billion dollar dam being constructed on the Blue Nile, about 20km from the Sudanese border, are ready to be signed. This is according to Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Ati. As reported by The Sudan Tribune, Sudan, Egypt and […]

Refugee deal with East African rulers?

Message: Nikolaus Steiner, Stephan Stuchlik (WDR) – Georg Restle: “The refugee deal with Turkey has raised primarily a question: How much are the EU and the federal government human rights actually worth? Obviously little. And apparently nothing more, if you look at the next deals that are now to be negotiated. Ironically, one of the […]

Sudan-Ethiopia border urgently needs demarcation

(Relief Web) — Ethiopian militiamen are occupying more than 50 villages and a million acres of farmland in the eastern localities of El Gedaref state, says Mohamed El Mardi, chairman of the state’s Legislative Council. He reported in a press statement on Thursday that the repeated attacks by Ethiopians have prompted a number of Sudanese […]

16 Sudanese killed by Ethiopian gangs in El-Gadaref state: minister

KHARTOUM (Sudan Tribune) – Around 16 Sudanese people have been killed in an attack by Ethiopian armed groups on the joint border, a Sudanese official said on Wednesday. Repeated clashes have been erupted on the Sudanese-Ethiopian border between the ’’Shifta’’ Ethiopian armed groups and the local Sudanese farmers during the recent weeks. Sudan and Ethiopia […]

Wanted Sudan leader Bashir avoids South Africa arrest

(BBC News) — Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has returned to Khartoum from South Africa, avoiding arrest over war crimes charges on an international warrant. Mr Bashir flew out of South Africa despite an order barring him from leaving while a Pretoria court decided whether to arrest him on charges issued by the International Criminal Court. […]

War crimes: Sudan president Omar AlBashir detained in South Africa

(Africa Spotlight) — The North Gauteng high court has ordered the South African government to prevent Sudan president Omar Al-Bashir from leaving the country pending the urgent application to compel SA to arrest him for war crimes. The SA Litigation Centre brought the application for an order compelling SA to issue a warrant for Al-Bashir’s […]

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