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Ramadan traditions in Sudan fade away amid economic, COVID-19 pressures

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Despite a long-time observance of Ramadan traditions as a social legacy, the Sudanese people this year have to abandon some of them in the...
UN-African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)

Renewed fighting in Sudan’s Darfur region leaves at least 18 dead

(dpa) - Doctors have said that at least 18 people have been killed in fighting in the western Sudanese conflict region of Darfur. In addition,...
Sudan Ethio

40 killed in violent clashes in Sudan’s West Darfur – UNITAMS

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At least 40 people were killed in violent clashes in El Geneina, the capital city of Sudan's West Darfur state, according to the UN...
UN-African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)

Sudan’s security and defense council declares state of emergency in West Darfur

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Sudan's Security and Defense Council on Monday declared a state of emergency in West Darfur State and mandated the regular forces to adopt all...
A general view of the Blue Nile river as it passes through the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), near Guba in Ethiopia, on December 26, 2019. - The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a 145-metre-high, 1.8-kilometre-long concrete colossus is set to become the largest hydropower plant in Africa. (AFP)

Sudan expresses concern over second phase filling of Nile dam

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Sudan on Thursday said it is concerned with Ethiopia's announcement of intention to carry on with the second phase of filling the Grand Ethiopian...
Even before the impact studies have been started, officials say 50 percent of the dam's construction has been completed [Reuters]

Tripartite talks on Nile dam suspended for one week

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Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia on Sunday agreed to suspend the tripartite talks over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) for one week. ...
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JUST IN: Sudan bans entry of passengers from Britain, Netherlands, South Africa

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Sudan's government on Monday decided to ban the entry of passengers from Britain, the Netherlands and South Africa. "All air carriers operating...
Even before the impact studies have been started, officials say 50 percent of the dam's construction has been completed [Reuters]

Sudan calls for continuation of Nile dam talks

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Sudan on Wednesday called for continuing the negotiation over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) until a satisfactory binding deal is reached. The call was...
Sadiq Al Mahdi

Sudan’s former PM Sadiq al-Mahdi dies

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Sudan's former Prime Minister and leader of the National Umma Party (NUP) Sadiq al-Mahdi has died from the novel coronavirus, the NUP announced in...
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Nobel laureate’s war in Ethiopia risks destabilizing whole region

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When Abiy Ahmed became Ethiopia's prime minister following a wave of protests, he was lauded for opening up the formerly repressive country, receiving the...

Khartoum, Washington sign agreement to restore Sudan’s sovereign immunity

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"Sudan's government signed a bilateral agreement with the government of the United States on Friday to settle the cases filed against Sudan at U.S....
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Sudan arrests 41 terrorists, seizes large amounts of explosives

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Sudanese security forces have arrested 41 terrorism suspects and seized explosives that "could have blown up the entire capital," the public prosecutor and police...
A general view of the Blue Nile river as it passes through the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), near Guba in Ethiopia, on December 26, 2019. - The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a 145-metre-high, 1.8-kilometre-long concrete colossus is set to become the largest hydropower plant in Africa. (AFP)

Sudan calls for raising Ethiopian Nile dam talks to level of head of state

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Sudan on Saturday called for raising the negotiation on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) from the ministerial level to the level of head...
Omar Kamar Al Din Ismail

Sudan government spokesperson fired after mooting peace with Israel

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A Sudanese government spokesperson has been fired after publicly commenting on a possible peace between his nation and Israel. Haidar Badawi Sadik was dismissed as...
South Sudan

Sudanese government, armed groups to initial peace agreement

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South Sudan's mediation team announced that the Sudanese government and the armed groups would sign, with initial letters, on a peace deal on...
Even before the impact studies have been started, officials say 50 percent of the dam's construction has been completed [Reuters]

Sudan, Egypt stress need to reach binding deal on Nile Dam

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Sudan and Egypt have reiterated importance of reaching a binding agreement regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) with commitment to negotiations to resolve...
A general view of the Blue Nile river as it passes through the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), near Guba in Ethiopia, on December 26, 2019. - The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a 145-metre-high, 1.8-kilometre-long concrete colossus is set to become the largest hydropower plant in Africa. (AFP)

Sudan hopes to see “decisive” round of Nile dam talks

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Sudan on Saturday said it hopes that the upcoming round of talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will be "decisive" and "with...
Sudan Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok

Sudanese PM appoints 18 civilian state governors

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Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Wednesday appointed 18 civilian governors for the states, including two women for the first time. "Appointment...
A general view of the Blue Nile river as it passes through the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), near Guba in Ethiopia, on December 26, 2019. - The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a 145-metre-high, 1.8-kilometre-long concrete colossus is set to become the largest hydropower plant in Africa. (AFP)

Mini-African summit on Nile dam dispute to continue talks – Yasir Abbas

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Sudan's Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Yasir Abbas said on Tuesday that the mini-African summit on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) dispute agreed...
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Normal life partially returns to Sudanese capital Khartoum amid easing of lockdown

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Normal life has partially returned to the streets of the Sudanese capital Khartoum after the government eased the full lockdown imposed in April to...
Sudanese people are seen wearing face masks in Khartoum, Sudan, on March 14, 2020. Sudan's Health Ministry on Friday announced the death of a Sudanese citizen infected with COVID-19. (Photo by Mohamed Khidir/Xinhua)

Sudanese capital to ease lockdown from July 8

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Authorities in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Tuesday announced easing of lockdown and gradual return for work and movement as of July 8. ...
Press secretary at the office of the Prime Minister Nigusu Tilahun (L), Ethiopia's Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity Dr. Eng. Seleshi Bekele (C) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Gedu Andargachew attend a press conference in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, March 3, 2020. Ethiopia on Tuesday accused the United States of being "undiplomatic" in trying to resolve a row over Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam but vowed to continue with ongoing talks. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

Sudan irrigation ministry says standing differences over Ethiopia’s dam “limited”

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Sudan's Irrigation and Water Resources Ministry on Saturday said the standing differences over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) remain limited. ...
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Sudanese rebel movement extends cease-fire for 7 months

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A major Sudanese rebel movement has declared extension of a unilateral cease-fire for seven months. "The cessation of hostilities includes all areas under the control...
A Sudanese man is seen wearing a face mask in Khartoum, Sudan, on March 14, 2020. Sudan's Health Ministry on Friday announced the death of a Sudanese citizen infected with COVID-19. (Photo by Mohamed Khidir/Xinhua)

Sudan sees 134 new COVID-19 infections, 6 new deaths

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Sudan on Tuesday recorded 134 new COVID-19 cases and six new deaths, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 1,660...
A staff member sprays sanitizer on a citizen's hands in Khartoum, Sudan, April 2, 2020. Sudan's Health Ministry on Thursday announced a new confirmed COVID-19 case, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to eight, said Sudan's Sovereign Council in a statement. (Photo by Mohamed Khidir/Xinhua)

Sudan reports 86 new COVID-19 cases, 678 in total

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Sudan on Monday announced 86 new infections with COVID-19, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country 678. Meanwhile, nine more cases...
A staff member sprays sanitizer on a citizen's hands in Khartoum, Sudan, April 2, 2020. Sudan's Health Ministry on Thursday announced a new confirmed COVID-19 case, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to eight, said Sudan's Sovereign Council in a statement. (Photo by Mohamed Khidir/Xinhua)

Sudan’s COVID-19 cases rise to 237

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Sudan on Sunday announced 24 new infections with COVID-19, bringing the total number of the confirmed cases in the country to 237. The death toll...
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Sudan records 39 new COVID-19 cases, 213 in total

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Sudan on Saturday reported a record single-day increase of 39 COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number in the country to 213. Meanwhile,...
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Sudan extends airports closure amid coronavirus spread

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Sudan's Civil Aviation Authority on Monday decided to extend the closure of airports for domestic and international passenger flights until May 20 amid the...
A staff member sprays sanitizer on a citizen's hands in Khartoum, Sudan, April 2, 2020. Sudan's Health Ministry on Thursday announced a new confirmed COVID-19 case, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to eight, said Sudan's Sovereign Council in a statement. (Photo by Mohamed Khidir/Xinhua)

Sudan bans inter-city passenger travel amid coronavirus spread

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Sudan's government on Sunday decided to ban travel of passenger transport vehicles between the country's cities to stop the coronavirus spread, said Sudan's Sovereign...
A Sudanese man is seen wearing a face mask in Khartoum, Sudan, on March 14, 2020. Sudan's Health Ministry on Friday announced the death of a Sudanese citizen infected with COVID-19. (Photo by Mohamed Khidir/Xinhua)

Sudan’s confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to 10

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Sudan's Health Ministry on Friday announced two new confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of the cases in the country to 10. ...