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Sudan repeals Israel boycott law amid normalization efforts

Apr. 19, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan on Monday abolished a decades-old law on boycotting Israel, part of efforts to establish normal ties with the Jewish state. A bill was approved at a joint meeting of Sudan's ruling Sovereign Council and Cabinet that annuls the 1958 law. The law had...

Sudan’s leader visits Darfur after tribal clashes killed 144

Apr. 12, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s leader visited West Darfur province Monday following tribal violence earlier this month that killed at least 144 people, posing a challenge to the country’s fragile democratic transition. Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of the ruling sovereign...

Sudan official: Death toll in Darfur clashes rises to 132

Apr. 08, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The death toll from tribal violence in Sudan’s restive Darfur region has climbed to 132 as looting continued on Thursday, a local Sudanese local official said. The violence poses a challenge to efforts by Sudan’s transitional government to end...

'All options open': Egypt warns Ethiopia amid dam deadlock

Apr. 07, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president warned Ethiopia on Wednesday that his government will not tolerate any moves by Addis Ababa that would reduce Egypt’s share of water from the Nile River. The warning — the second one in just over a week — came after the latest...

UN says death toll now 56 from clashes in Sudan's Darfur

Apr. 06, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The death toll from tribal violence in Sudan’s Darfur region climbed to at least 56 as sporadic clashes continued on Tuesday, the U.N. said. The violence poses a challenge to efforts by Sudan’s transitional government to end decades-long rebellions in...

UN says tribal clashes in Sudan’s Darfur kill 40 over 3 days

Apr. 05, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes that erupted over the weekend between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan’s western Darfur region have killed at least 40 people and wounded around 60 others, the U.N. said Monday. The violence was between the Arab Rizeigat and the Masalit tribes...

US urges Sudan to build an inclusive government for all

Mar. 09, 2021 20:54 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States called on Sudan Tuesday to build an inclusive and representative government that ensures peace, supports people on the margins and helps “those who have suffered achieve justice.” U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield also...

Egypt's president el-Sissi visits Sudan amid rapprochement

Mar. 06, 2021 13:55 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president visited Sudan on Saturday, his first visit to the country since a popular uprising led to the military’s overthrow of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir in 2019. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi met with with Gen. Abdel Fattah Burhan,...

UN: Thousands flee Ethiopia violence, seek asylum in Sudan

Feb. 23, 2021 08:08 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — At least 7,000 people who fled escalating ethnic violence in western Ethiopia have sought asylum in neighboring Sudan, the U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday, amid heightened tensions between the two Eastern African nations. Violence in the Metekel Zone of...

Sudan announces managed currency float to revive economy

Feb. 21, 2021 08:49 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan announced a managed flotation of its currency on Sunday, in an unprecedented but expected step to meet a major demand by international financial institutions to help transitional authorities overhaul the battered economy. The move is the boldest...