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Peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur ends, stoking fears

Nyala - The United Nations-African Union mission in Darfur is set to end 13 years of peacekeeping in the vast Sudanese region on Thursday, even as recent violent clashes leave residents fearful of new conflict.

Peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur ends, stoking fears

Nyala - Sudan's hybrid United Nations-African Union mission in Darfur is set to end its 13-year peacekeeping operations in the conflict marred region Thursday, even as recent violent clashes leave residents fearful.

UN agrees to end Darfur peacekeeping mission

New York - The United Nations Security Council has agreed to end the UN and African Union's long-running peacekeeping mission in Darfur when its mandate ceases on December 31.

US reinstates Sudan's sovereign immunity over past terror attacks

Washington - US lawmakers on Monday backed legislation granting Sudan legal immunity for past militant attacks, a final step in a historic deal removing Khartoum from Washington's blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism.

Elderly Ethiopian refugees in Sudan long for home

As fighting raged and bombs rained down on Ethiopia's Tigray region, 80-year-old Asafu Alamaya begged her daughters to flee with their children to Sudan, and to leave her to die at home.

New exile for Eritrean refugees fleeing Ethiopia

Gedaref - Among the thousands of people fleeing the five-week-old conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region are a few dozen men, women and children from Eritrea, one of the world's most authoritarian states.

Tailor of Tigray mends Ethiopian refugees' clothes and hearts

- Thousands of people fled war in Ethiopia with nothing but the clothes on their backs.

End of a nightmare for Ethiopian refugee mother and child

Gedaref - It is every parent's worst nightmare: to be separated from their child.And that is exactly what happened to Otash, an Ethiopian woman now living as a refugee in Sudan.

Hope, joy for Ethiopian children at refugee-run school in Sudan

"Do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do!" an Ethiopian girl sings to her classmates, who are huddled together on a straw mat on the sandy ground of a refugee camp in Sudan.

UN pleads with Ethiopia for refugee access as food runs out

Addis Ababa - The United Nations on Tuesday pleaded with Ethiopia to allow aid for long-standing refugee camps in the northern Tigray region, where nearly 100,000 people from neighbouring Eritrea are thought to have run out of food.

Trees bulldozed to make way for refugee shelters in Sudan

- Bulldozers are tearing down trees by the dozen to make way for shelters and provide firewood for refugees from Ethiopia's Tigray conflict at Sudan's Um Raquba reception camp.

Questions linger among the corpses of an Ethiopian massacre

Scores of freshly-dug graves fill the church compound in Mai-Kadra. Shovels abandoned by weary hands are strewn on the dirt among empty cans of lemon air freshener that fail to mask the stench of death.

After escaping Ethiopia, mothers face giving birth in camps

Gedaref - Like all mothers-to-be, Berekhti Burro dreamt of bringing new life into the world in a safe place, with love and care at home to give her baby the best start.

Ethiopian parents fear for future of refugee children

Gedaref - Seated on the ground in a camp in Sudan's Gedaref region, Ethiopian schoolteacher Tadros Bay reads a story to four children huddled around him.

Heat and hunger: Sudan struggles to shelter 25,000 Ethiopian refugees

- In a sun-baked and dusty wasteland in remote eastern Sudan, crews are labouring to rebuild a refugee camp for the 25,000 people who have fled heavy fighting in neighbouring Ethiopia's Tigray region.

Ethiopians fleeing fighting return to famine-era Sudan camps

- Two decades since Burhan Yussef left the Um Raquba camp where he had sought refuge from devastating famine in his homeland of Ethiopia, the 77-year-old is returning.

UN, AU recommend end of Darfur peacekeeping mission

New York - African Union leaders and the UN recommended ending their joint peacekeeping mission in Darfur Friday, acknowledging the "positive impact" that the political transformation in Sudan had on the region.

Sudan declares amnesty except for war crime suspects

Khartoum - Sudan has declared an amnesty for the tens of thousands who fought in its civil conflicts excluding those faced with charges of genocide or war crimes.

Sudanese in Israel fear being returned after normalisation

Apo - Sudanese asylum seekers living in Israel fear being kicked out once ties are normalised between the two countries, though some hope their presence will be seen as an advantage.

Trump suggests Egypt may 'blow up' Ethiopia dam

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Friday voiced anger at Ethiopia over its construction of a huge dam on the Nile River and appeared to suggest that Egypt may destroy it.

After Sudan, Trump predicts Saudis to forge Israel ties

Washington - US President Donald Trump predicted Friday that Saudi Arabia would soon forge ties with Israel after brokering an agreement for Sudan to normalize ties with the Jewish state.

Sudan to normalize ties with Israel in new breakthrough for Trump

Washington - Sudan on Friday became the latest Arab nation to agree to recognize Israel in a diplomatic triumph for President Donald Trump announced days before US elections.

Trump moves to end Sudan terror listing amid Israel ties push

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Friday formally moved to delist Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism, a step long sought by the Arab nation which faces US pressure to normalize relations with Israel.

Israel delegation visited Sudan in push to normalise ties

Jerusalem - An Israeli delegation has visited Sudan to discuss normalising relations following the Jewish state's US-brokered deals with UAE and Bahrain, sources in Khartoum and Jerusalem said Thursday.

Israel delegation visited Sudan in push to normalise ties

Jerusalem - An Israeli delegation has visited Sudan to discuss normalising relations following the Jewish state's US-brokered deals with UAE and Bahrain, local sources in Jerusalem said Thursday.

Sudan eyes economic recovery after planned US terror delisting

Khartoum - Sudan on Tuesday hailed US plans to remove it from its state sponsors of terrorism blacklist, saying the move would facilitate debt relief and pave the way to economic recovery.

In landmark boost, Trump says will delist Sudan as sponsor of terror

Washington - President Donald Trump said Monday he was ready to remove Sudan from a US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism, a landmark boost for the civilian-backed government as it turns the page on the nation's decades as an international pariah.

After Sudan's peace deal, the hard task begins of gathering the guns

Khartoum - Sudan is celebrating a landmark agreement to end decades of war, but the first step to turn promises on paper into peace is also one of the most explosive -- disarmament.

Sudan, rebel groups sign historic peace deal

Juba - Sudan's government and rebel groups on Saturday signed a landmark peace deal aimed at ending decades of war in which hundreds of thousands have died.

Exiles return to rebuild post-Bashir Sudan

Khartoum - After 33 years in exile, El Sadig Mohamed gave up the easy life in Canada to return to help rebuild Sudan as it emerges from three decades of autocratic rule."After the revolution... I thought it's the right time to come back...
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