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Sudan’s al-Mahdi dies of coronavirus

November 26, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's former prime minister and political leader Sadiq al-Mahdi died from the coronavirus, his family and the National Umma Party said on Thursday morning. Al-Mahdi, 84, who is the first public figure to die (...)

Fighting in border areas prevent Ethiopian from crossing into Sudan

November 25, 2020 (HAMDAYET) - The intensification of the fighting in the neighbouring Tigray region considerably reduced the number of refugees crossing into Sudanese territory. During the past few days, the Ethiopian army retook control of (...)

Sudan transition forces reach partnership agreement

November 25, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The leaders of the parties to the transitional government in Sudan agreed on Wednesday to form the Transition Partners Council, consisting of 21 members. The new political body is one of the disposition added to (...)

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bullet Thursday 26 November 2020
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Fighting in border areas prevent Ethiopian from crossing into Sudan

November 25, 2020 (HAMDAYET) - The intensification of the fighting in the neighbouring Tigray region considerably reduced the number of refugees crossing into Sudanese territory. During the past (...)

Sudan denies voting for Israel draft resolutions

November 25, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday that Sudan did not vote for any draft resolutions presented by Israel in the United Nations General Assembly (...)

Sudan transition forces reach partnership agreement

November 25, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The leaders of the parties to the transitional government in Sudan agreed on Wednesday to form the Transition Partners Council, consisting of 21 members. The new (...)

Sudan’s al-Mahdi dies of coronavirus

November 26, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's former prime minister and political leader Sadiq al-Mahdi died from the coronavirus, his family and the National Umma Party said on Thursday morning. (...)

bullet Wednesday 25 November 2020
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Sudanese officials call for health aid to Ethiopian refugees

November 24, 2020 (GADAREF) - Heath and university officials in the eastern Sudan border state of Gadaref are exerting efforts to contain diseases and epidemics, in the refugee camps after the (...)

FFC should leave Sudan political arena once parliament is formed, Minnawi says

November 24, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The head of the Sudan Liberation Movement, Minni Arko Minnawi, called on the ruling coalition in Sudan to leave the political arena after the formation of the (...)

Lakes state governor briefs President Kiir on security issues

November 24, 2020 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s Lakes state governor, Makur Kulang on Tuesday briefed President Salva Kiir on the security situation in his area. Map detail showing South Sudan's Lakes (...)

South Sudan vaccinates over 690, 000 children against measles

November 24, 2020 (JUBA) - The second phase of the measles follow up campaign to vaccinate over 690,000 children aged 6-59 months against measles to ensure continuation of immunization activities (...)

Sudan condemns Houthi attack on Saudi oil facility

November 24, 2020 (KHARTOUM) — Sudan has condemned the terrorist attack carried out by the Houthi terrorist militia on a petroleum distribution terminal on Monday. The Iran-backed Yemen's Houthi (...)

bullet Tuesday 24 November 2020
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African Development Fund grants Sudan $28.2m funding for COVID-19 response

November 23, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The African Development Fund announced on Wednesday the distribution of $28.2 million in grants toward Sudan’s COVID-19 health and economic response. By supporting (...)

Hamdok, Merkel, Macron discuss Ethiopian crisis

November 23, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok, discussed the filling of the Renaissance Dam and influx of Ethiopian refugees with French President and German Chancellor. (...)

Sudanese civilian govt says not aware of Israeli visit

November 23, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - Israeli Army Radio reported that Tel Aviv sent its first delegation to Sudan on Monday, but the government spokesman in Khartoum said that the cabinet was not aware (...)

Members of Bul community in Unity State reconcile: official

November 23, 2020 (BENTIU) – Members of the Bul community in South Sudan’s Unity State who had held grudges against each other have reconciled after successful mediation, an official disclosed. (...)

Sudan pledges to keep its border open for Ethiopian refugees

November 23, 2020 (GADAREF) - A high-ranking Sudanese military official stressed on Monday that his country will not close its borders to the influx of Ethiopians refugees fleeing the war in the (...)

bullet Monday 23 November 2020
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Sudanese army participates in large-scale regional exercices

November 22, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese army is participating in military manoeuvres including five other armies of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. A few (...)

Red Crescent concerned over influx of Ethiopian refugees into Sudan

November 22, 2020 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese Red Crescent Society has scaled up its operation at the border with Ethiopia to support the growing number of Ethiopian refugees coming into the (...)

FFC asks state braches to select nominees for Sudan’s transitional parliament

November 22, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The ruling coalition of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) requested its state branches to nominate is candidates for the Transitional Legislative Council. (...)

SRF demands more seats in Sudan’s partnership body

November 22, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) rejected a proposal from the ruling coalition on the formation of Council of the Transitional Period Partners, demanding to (...)

South Sudan hailed for adopting inclusive policies on IDPs

November 22, 2020 (JUBA) - The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has hailed South Sudan government for recently adopting inclusive policies to enable the safe return of internally displaced (...)

bullet Sunday 22 November 2020
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Sudan removes reservations on AU charter banning child girl marriage

November 21, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan on Saturday announced its adoption of all child rights contained in the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) including the (...)

Machar will be held responsible if Olony creates conflict: Kiir

November 21, 2020 (JUBA) - The South Sudanese First Vice President, Riek Machar will be held responsible if the newly-appointed governor of Upper Nile State, General Johnson Olony creates any (...)

Sudan orders to exhume mass graves of civilian protesters

November 21, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's public prosecutor has decided on Saturday to begin excavating mass graves thought to hold the corpses of sit-inners killed outside the army headquarters on (...)

Sudan boycotts GERD talks reiterates call for new method of negotiation

November 21, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan declined to take part in a meeting on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on Saturday, reiterating its demand for a new negotiation mechanism, (...)

bullet Saturday 21 November 2020
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Agreement on Russian military base is still under consideration: Sudanese military

November 20, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The agreement on the military naval base on the Red Sea with Russia has not yet been finalized, a senior Sudanese general said on Thursday. Recently, the Russian (...)

African Union, UN approve UNAMID termination by end of 2020

November 20, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The African Union and the United Nations have recommended the termination of the hybrid peacekeeping operation in Darfur (UNAMID) paving the way for the deployment (...)

bullet Friday 20 November 2020
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Kiir urges World Bank Group to support development projects

November 19, 2020 (JUBA) – South Sudan President Salva Kiir has urged the World Bank to render the support needed to accelerate the developmental agenda for the people of the country. South Sudan (...)

UN finalizes plan to support Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

November 19, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The UN has finalized a plan to provide humanitarian assistance to over 31,000 Ethiopian refugees in eastern Sudan, said the UN spokesperson on Thursday. The (...)

Sudan rejects resumption of talks on Ethiopian dam without mediation: statement

November 19, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan reiterated its refusal to resume negotiations on the "Renaissance Dam" unless a mediation body has been established. Also, the Sudanese government directed (...)

bullet Thursday 19 November 2020
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World Bank approves $61.5 million education grant for Sudan

November 18, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The World Bank has approved a $61.5 million grant toward reforming Sudan’s education system as part of the country’s biggest education financing project, according to (...)

More than 1,000 killed, 400 abducted in South Sudan: UN

November 18, 2020 (JUBA) – Over 1,000 people have been killed and more than 400 abducted in the past six-months in intercommunal violence in South Sudan, a top United Nations official said. David (...)




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