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Hailing reforms, US exchanges ambassadors with Sudan after two decades

Washington - The United States said Wednesday it would name an ambassador to Sudan for the first time in 23 years as it welcomed the country's new reformist civilian leader.

US to name ambassador to Sudan for first time in 23 years: Pompeo

Washington - The United States said Wednesday it would name an ambassador to Sudan for the first time in 23 years as it welcomed the country's new reformist civilian leader.

Troubled waters for Egypt as Ethiopia pushes Nile dam

Apo - Under the shade of a tree, Mohamed Omar joined other farmers bickering over who would water their crops first as supply from the Nile to a nearby canal dwindled."My plot has been thirsty for days.

Bashir's NCP condemns Sudan 'illegal govt' move to scrap party

Khartoum - Ousted president Omar al-Bashir's party on Friday condemned Sudan's new "illegal government" for ordering its closure and the dismantling of his regime that ruled the country for 30 years.

Sudan adopts law to dissolve Bashir party, 'dismantle' regime

Khartoum - Sudan's new authorities on Thursday ordered that the party of ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir be dissolved and his regime "dismantled", heeding the call of protesters whose campaign led to the leader's overthrow.

Africa's largest power dam stokes regional tensions

Paris - Ethiopia's construction of a massive power dam on the Blue Nile is raising tensions with Egypt, which depends on the river for 90 percent of its water supply.

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan set January goal on controversial Nile dam

Washington - Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on Wednesday set a January 15 target for resolving an intensifying feud over a massive dam being constructed on Africa's Nile River, which has raised fears of conflict over scarce water.

Egypt, Ethiopia leaders discuss controversial Nile dam

Sochi - Ethiopia and Egypt's leaders met on the sidelines of Russia's Africa summit on Thursday to discuss a contentious dam project on the River Nile, a diplomat said.

Sudan seeks support to build 'youth' economy

Washington - Hoping to succeed where earlier Arab Spring revolutions have struggled, Sudan's new government is seeking support to build a youth-focused economy through fundamental reforms and a new safety net, its finance minister says.

Years after militia raid, fear still grips Darfur village

Sudanese farmer Suleiman Yakub vividly remembers the day he was hung from a tree and left to die by Arab militiamen who attacked his village in Darfur, killing, looting and burning.

Sudan PM orders probe into protesters' killing

Khartoum - Sudan's new prime minister has formed a committee to probe an armed June crackdown on a weeks-long protest camp in Khartoum that killed and wounded hundreds of demonstrators, state media reported.

Sudan drops 8 Darfur rebel death sentences to 'build confidence'

Khartoum - Sudan said Thursday it had annulled death sentences against eight rebels from Darfur, a move aimed at "building confidence" with armed groups as new authorities attempt to bring peace to the war-torn region.

Sudan PM Hamdok arrives in Juba on first official trip

Juba - Sudan's new prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok, arrived in South Sudan on Thursday on his first official visit since becoming premier, declaring "the sky is the limit" for ties between the former foes.

Sudan PM unveils first post-Bashir cabinet

Khartoum - Sudan's new premier Thursday unveiled the first cabinet since veteran leader Omar al-Bashir's overthrow, a major step in the country's hard-won transition to civilian rule after decades of authoritarianism.

Sudan PM unveils first post-Bashir cabinet

Khartoum - Sudan's new premier Thursday unveiled the first cabinet since veteran leader Omar al-Bashir's overthrow, a major step in the country's hard-won transition to civilian rule after decades of authoritarianism.

Sudan PM to announce new cabinet 'within 48 hours'

Khartoum - Sudan's new premier will unveil the first cabinet since veteran leader Omar al-Bashir's overthrow within 48 hours, the country's ruling body said Tuesday, after the transition process was hit by delays.

Sudan's post-Bashir transition faces further delay

Khartoum - Sudan's hard-won transition to civilian rule fell further behind schedule Sunday, days after the new prime minister delayed the formation of the first government since veteran leader Omar al-Bashir was ousted.

In post-Bashir Sudan, change comes in many guises

Khartoum - Earlier this year, hairdresser Mazen Kamal was stopped by paramilitary forces on a street in Khartoum for having long hair and was shaved on the spot.

Sudan's Bashir charged with illegal use of foreign funds

Khartoum - Sudan's ousted president Omar al-Bashir was charged in court Saturday with illegal acquisition and use of foreign funds, offences that could land him behind bars for more than a decade.

Sudan to name first post-Bashir cabinet

Khartoum - After months of unrest, Sudan's newly-appointed prime minister is due on Wednesday to announce a cabinet that will be the first since veteran ruler Omar al-Bashir was deposed more than four months ago.

Sudan to name cabinet as tough challenges loom

Khartoum - Sudan is Wednesday due to announce the members of a new cabinet faced with a mountain of challenges after months of unrest, including rebuilding the economy and ending internal conflicts.

Sudan's persecuted Christians eye long-sought freedom

Khartoum - Sudan's Christians suffered decades of persecution under the regime of Islamist general Omar al-Bashir. Now they hope his downfall will give the religious freedom they have long prayed for.

US nurse on migrant rescue ship reunited with Darfur boy she saved

At the height of Sudan's Darfur war in 2004 -- then the world's worst conflict -- an American nurse tended to a baby injured in the leg. Fifteen years later, she was miraculously reunited with him on a migrant rescue ship working in the Mediterranean.

Sudan women fight gender imbalance in transition

Khartoum - They were on the front lines and in the negotiating rooms that brought down military rule but Sudan's women have yet to take their rightful place in the new institutions.

Hamdok, UN economist turned Sudanese premier

Khartoum - Sudan's new prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok, is a seasoned economist who faces the daunting task of rescuing his country's moribund economy.

Sudan sovereign council chairman sworn in

Khartoum - Sudan was taking further steps in its transition towards civilian rule Wednesday with the swearing in of a new sovereign council and the appointment of a prime minister.

Formation of Sudan's sovereign council drags on

Khartoum - Sudan's transition towards civilian rule got off to a bumpy start as generals and protest leaders fell two days behind schedule Tuesday in unveiling a joint sovereign council.

Sudan's Bashir got $90 mn from Saudi, investigator tells court

Khartoum - Sudan's deposed military ruler Omar al-Bashir has admitted to receiving $90 million in cash from Saudi royals, an investigator told a Khartoum court on Monday.

Sudan's Bashir got $90 mn from Saudi royal family members

Khartoum - Omar al-Bashir received $90 million in cash from Saudi royals, an investigator told a court at the opening Monday of the deposed Sudanese strongman's corruption trial.

Sudan's Bashir in court for graft trial: AFP

Khartoum - Sudan's deposed military leader Omar al-Bashir, who ruled the country for 30 years, arrived in court Monday in Khartoum for the start of his trial on corruption charges.
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The flag of the new Republic of South Sudan.
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Sudan, the last Male Northern White Rhino On Earth Is Constantly Protected From Poachers.
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Northern white rhinos checking out their surroundings.
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