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Ethiopia to ‘receive and reintegrate’ those fleeing Tigray conflict

– Advertisement – Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Monday said his country wants to “receive and reintegrate” thousands of refugees fleeing the northern state of Tigray. Federal forces are fighting local troops in Tigray forcing over 25,000 people to flee to neighbouring countries. Many of them have fled into Sudan, according to UN refugee agency officials who toured the border region on Saturday. The UNHCR assistant representative in Sudan Jan Hansmann has said that the priority of his agency was to provide the refugees with shelter, food and water.…

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Ethiopia: 25,000 flee conflict in Tigray region to Sudan

– Advertisement – The conflict in Tigray region in Ethiopia continues to deepen, forcing some 25,000 Ethiopians to flee into neighbouring Sudan. According to the state news agency SUNA “The number of Ethiopian refugees who have arrived in Gadaref and Kassala states since Saturday has reached 24,944.” UN refugee agency officials toured the border region on Saturday and discuss the influx with Sudanese officials. The UNHCR assistant representative in Sudan Jan Hansmann has said that the priority of hi agency was to provide the refugees with shelter, food and water.…

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Sudan ‘closes border with Ethiopia’ over tension in Tigray region

– Advertisement – Sudan has closed the border between its eastern Kassala State and Ethiopia due to ongoing tension in Ethiopian Tigray region. According to the state-owned Suna news agency the announcement was made by Governor of the state, Fateh al-Rahman al-Amin. Al-Amin has said that the border will remain closed until further notice as Ethiopia struggles to end the tension. The state media reported that the governor intends traveling to Wad Al Helew, a village in Kassala State bordering Ethiopia and Eritrea, to assess the situation. On Wednesday Ethiopian…

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Sudan’s govt, rebel groups sign landmark peace deal

– Advertisement – Sudan’s government and rebel groups on Saturday inked a landmark peace deal aimed at ending decades of war in which hundreds of thousands died. Ululations and cheers rang out as one by one, representatives from the transitional government and rebel groups signed the deal, a year after the peace talks began, at a ceremony in the South Sudanese capital Juba, according to an AFP journalist at the scene. “Today we have reached a peace agreement. We are happy. We have finished the mission,” Tut Gatluak, head of the South…

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Sudan dissolves party of ex-leader Omar al-Bashir

Sudan has passed a law dissolving the party of former leader Omar al-Bashir. The Sudanese transitional authorities approved the law on Thursday to dissolve the former ruling party. A law was also passed repealing a public order law that regulated women’s behaviour under Omar al-Bashir regime. Sudan’s justice minister, Nasredeen Abdelbari said the law to dissolve Bashir’s National Congress Party (NCP) also allows for the party’s assets to be seized. These moves according to local media are meant to “dismantle” the former regime. Bashir who seized power in a 1989…

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Sudan appoints first female chief justice

Sudan’s Sovereign council has announced the appointment of the country’s first female chief justice. Supreme Court judge Neemat Abdulllah was picked to occupy the highest position in the Judiciary. She will be heading the country’s judicial system and overseeing the overhaul of the justice system. The appointment by the Sovereign Council, which is made up of civilian and military officials tells of the emerging reforms taking place in the north African nation. Many consider the move significant in dealing with issues of gender inequality in Sudan. The 11-member Sovereign Council…

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AU lifts suspension on Sudan after transitional government deal

The African Union (AU) has now lifted its suspension of Sudan’s membership after a transitional government was put in place. The new government brings an end to months of violence and chaos following the toppling of former leader, Omar al-Bashir. The AU suspended Sudan for three months after the military initially refused to hand over power to a civilian regime with 60 days. Following negotiations and dialogue, the civilian opposition and the military agreed to a new transitional government. The parties signed a three-year power-sharing deal in August. Sudan also…

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Sudan: Bashir charged with corruption during court hearing

Sudan’s ex-president, Omar al-Bashir was on Saturday charged with corruption by a Sudanese judge. Bashir was during the court proceedings formally indicted for possessing illicit foreign currency and corruption. The former leader has denied these charges and challenged them as well he was publicly questioned for the first time since his toppling. The source of Omar al-Bashir’s finances were revealed during the start of his trial last month. Prosecutors revealed that Mr. Bashir acknowledged receiving millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia. He is now facing a corruption trial months after…

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Sudan: State of emergency declared in Port Sudan

Sudan’s newly-created sovereign council has declared a state of emergency in the city of Port Sudan due to tribal clashes. Police say tribal clashes there have led to the death of at least 16 people. A statement from the police said clashes between members of the Beni Amer and Nuba tribes were re-ignited on Wednesday and continued into Saturday morning. Port Sudan is the capital city of eastern Red Sea state in Sudan. The acting governor and the head of the national security service for the state have both been…

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Sudan in dire need of $10 billion to rebuild economy

Sudan’s new prime minister has said that the country needs up to $10 billion in foreign aid to rebuild it’s economy. Abdalla Hamdok says the money will be needed over the next two years to help fix an economy that is almost collapsing. Hamdok was sworn in as prime minister on Wednesday. He has vowed to tackle conflict and build a stronger economy. As leader of the transitional government he has the task of restoring peace as well and helping to return the country to civilian rule. The renowned economist…

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