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Sudan President meets US teen detained for homemade clock

Associated Press  Sudanese state-run radio says Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old American teenage boy arrested after a homemade clock he brought to school was mistaken for a bomb, has met Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir.  The boy’s father, Mohamed Hassan al-Sufi, is a Sudanese immigrant in the U.S. and a former presidential candidate who ran opposing al-Bashir.  […]

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Sudan’s international capital diplomacy

From Africa Arguments Posted on October 14, 2015 by Magdi el Gizouli Khartoum calculates that it can price up political accommodation with armed groups to normalisation of relations with Washington. But is the US interested? An Egyptian peacekeeper in northern Darfur, Sudan. Photograph by UN/Albert Gonzalez Farran. An Egyptian peacekeeper in northern Darfur, Sudan. Photograph […]

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Fresh border clashes erupt between Sudanese troops and Ethiopian gunmen

From The Sudan Tribune October 13, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Sources have disclosed ongoing clashes between Sudanese troops and Ethiopian gangs known as Shifta on the border between the two countries since Sunday saying that military reinforcement has been sent to the area. No official statement has been issued from both governments. The fresh clashes come […]

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Sudanese dialogue begins amid opposition and rebels boycott

From Reuters By MOHAMMED AMIN in Khartoum Attendees at the national dialogue conference aimed at tackling Sudan’s insurgencies and other political issues, in Khartoum, on October 10, 2015. The conference took place despite most opposition and rebel groups boycotting. PHOTO | AFP Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has pledged general political, economic and legal reformation in […]

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Sudan accuses powerful nations of exerting control over UN

From The Sudan Tribune September 2, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s foreign minister Ibrahim Ghandour has criticized the United Nations saying the international organization fell under the domination of some powerful countries. Sudan’s foreign minister Ibrahim Ghandour, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventieth session on 2 October 2015 (Photo UN/Cia Pak) He told […]

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Al-Mahdi renews calls for inclusive political process in Sudan

From the Sudan Tribune September 24, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The leader of the opposition National Umma Party (NUP) Sadiq al-Mahdi Thursday renewed calls for an inclusive process to end the armed conflicts peacefully and achieve democratic reforms, saying that his party remains the major political force in the country. Opposition Umma Party leader and former […]

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t’s time for the US to press the reset button on Sudan

From African Arguments by Ahmed Badawi US sanctions have not worked and the factors that led to the embargo have changed. A rapprochement would be in both US and Sudanese interests. The sun may have started to set on his tenure in office, but US President Barack Obama seems to have no intention of slipping into cruise control with […]

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Sudan preparing to send army brigade to Yemen at request of Hadi: VP

September 17, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese 1st Vice President Bakri Hassan Saleh confirmed that his government is poised to send ground troops to support forces loyal to Yemeni President Abd-Rabbuh Mansour Hadi in its battle with Houthi rebels and their ally former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. FILE – Sudanese military forces parade in their […]

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Al-Mahdi: Sudan’s government offered to guarantee my safety and to share power

From the Sudan Tribune September 12, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Former Sudanese prime minister and leader of the Umma Party al-Sadig al-Mahdi disclosed that the government had offered to share power with him three times: in 1993, 1996, and 2008. He also said the government pledged to guarantee his personal safety in case he returns home […]

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Uganda’s Museveni to visit Sudan next week, as Kenyatta and Bashir holds talks

From the Sudan Tribune The visit comes amid strained relations between Khartoum and Kampala as the two countries trade accusation of support to rebel groups. Sudan accuses Uganda of harbouring rebel groups member of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) while Uganda claims that the rebels of the Lord Resistance Army (LRA) are in western Sudan. […]

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