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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...

US seeks breakthrough on Sudan before election

Washington - With weeks to go before US elections, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is racing to make a breakthrough with Sudan that he hopes could also benefit Israel.

Sudan's 'silent death' from flesh-eating cuts

Khartoum - It seemed little to worry about: Sudanese farmer Khadija Ahmad was planting onions when she stepped on a thorn that pierced her sandal and cut her foot.

Will Sudan's peace deal with rebels work?

Apo - Sudan's government and rebel forces have agreed a landmark deal aimed at ending decades of war in which hundreds of thousands of people have been killed.

Highest Nile waters for a century swamp Sudan

Khartoum - On Sudan's Tuti Island, where the Blue and White Nile meet, the highest river waters since records began have left people struggling to hold back the rising floods.

Sudan government and rebel groups agree peace deal

Juba - Sudanese leaders and rebel commanders agreed Monday on a "historic" peace deal, a crucial step towards ending 17 years of conflict in which hundreds of thousands of people were killed.

Sudan to launch mass polio vaccination after outbreak

Khartoum - Sudan is preparing a mass vaccination campaign against polio after an outbreak, the UN said Friday, days after the declaration of the eradication of wild poliovirus in Africa.

Sudan PM says government has no mandate to normalise Israel ties

Khartoum - Sudan's premier Abdalla Hamdok told Washington's top diplomat Tuesday that his government had no mandate to normalise ties with Israel and that any such move would come after the transitional period, a spokesman said.

Sudan PM tells Pompeo he has no mandate to normalise Israel ties

Khartoum - Sudan said Tuesday it cannot form diplomatic relations with Israel now, dashing hopes for a speedy breakthrough during a visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Gold-hunting diggers destroy Sudan's priceless past

Sheikh Habibullah - When a team of archaeologists deep in the deserts of Sudan arrived at the ancient site of Jabal Maragha last month, they thought they were lost. The site had vanished.But they hadn't made a mistake.

Sudan protests mark one year since post-Bashir deal

Khartoum - Sudanese protestors in the capital Khartoum on Monday called for "justice" and "peace" as they marked the one-year anniversary of a transitional government following the ouster of long-time autocrat Omar al-Bashir.

Nile dam mediator S. Africa urges talks to continue

Johanesburg - South Africa, current mediator in a long-running feud over Ethiopia's dam on the Blue Nile, on Thursday urged talks to continue despite threats of suspension and walkout.

Families seek justice for Sudan's slain anti-Bashir plotters

Khartoum - After decades of searching for their loved ones' remains, the families of slain Sudanese officers who attempted a coup against strongman Omar al-Bashir are demanding the killers held accountable.

Darfur attacks seek to derail Sudan's fragile transition: analysts

Khartoum - A new bout of deadly violence in Sudan's ravaged Darfur region is an attempt to sabotage the country's fragile transition since last year's ouster of strongman President Omar al-Bashir, analysts say.

Fresh killings in Darfur as Sudan prepares to send troops

Khartoum - UN officials reported a fresh massacre of more than 60 people in Sudan's West Darfur, as the country's prime minister promised fresh troops for the conflict-stricken region.

Five questions about Ethiopia's controversial Nile dam

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia said this week it had hit its first-year target for filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a concrete colossus 145 metres (475 feet) high that has fuelled tensions with downstream nations for nearly a decade.

Sudan finds bodies of 1990 coup plotters in mass grave

Khartoum - The bodies of 28 Sudanese army officers involved in a failed coup against former president Omar al-Bashir in 1990 have been found in a mass grave, prosecutors said on Thursday.

Ethiopia's Abiy praises 'historic' start to dam filling

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday lauded the "historic" early filling of a massive dam on the Blue Nile River that has stoked tensions with downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan.

Ethiopia says first year of Nile mega-dam filling 'achieved'

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia said Tuesday that its first-year target has been reached for filling a mega-dam on the Blue Nile River that has stoked tensions with downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan.

Sudan's ousted strongman Bashir goes on trial for 1989 coup

Khartoum - Sudan's former president Omar al-Bashir, ousted amid a popular pro-democracy uprising last year, went on trial Tuesday over the military coup that brought him to power more than three decades ago.

Sudan to try ousted Bashir over 1989 coup

Khartoum - Sudan's former autocratic president Omar al-Bashir, ousted amid a popular pro-democracy uprising last year, faces trial from Tuesday over the military coup that brought him to power more than three decades ago.

Sudanese rebels and government enter final phase of talks

Juba - The Sudanese government and a coalition of rebel groups on Thursday entered into a final phase of peace talks, which will centre on the creation of a unified Sudanese army.

'It's my dam': Ethiopians unite around Nile River mega-project

Addis Ababa - Last week, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's press secretary took a break from official statements to post something different to her Twitter feed: a 37-line poem defending her country's massive dam on the Blue Nile River.

Ethiopia says on track to fill mega-dam as African Union pushes for deal

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia said Saturday it was on schedule to begin filling a controversial mega-dam on the Blue Nile River within weeks but vowed to try resolving its dispute with downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan.

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan agree to delay filling dam

Apo - Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have agreed that Addis Ababa will delay filling a mega-dam as part of a comprehensive deal on the project that has raised tensions between the three countries, the Egyptian presidency said Friday.

World pledges $1.8 billion for crisis-stricken Sudan

Berlin - The international community pledged $1.8 billion at a conference to drum up support for Sudan on Thursday, in an effort to help the northeast African country battle economic woes after the ousting of long-time dictator Omar al-Bashir.

Sudan reels from drug shortages as virus spreads

Khartoum - As it battles mounting cases of coronavirus, Sudan is grappling with acute medicine shortages at a time of economic woes largely blamed on the policies of ousted president Omar al-Bashir.
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The flag of the new Republic of South Sudan.
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