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Official: Sudan seeking debt relief from Gulf Arab nations

Jul. 19, 2021 06:14 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan will seek relief from wealthy Gulf Arab nations, aiming to get as much as 60% of the African country's $30 million in debt to them written off, the Sudanese finance minister said. The announcement late Sunday by the minister, Gebreil Ibrahim, came...

Sudan gets $14 billion in debt relief from Paris Club

Jul. 16, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Creditor countries agreed to cancel $14.1 billion of Sudan’s international debts, praising its economic reforms and efforts to fight poverty. In a statement Friday, the Paris Club of creditor nations also announced that it rescheduled Sudan’s remaining...

For democracy, it's a time of swimming against the tide

Jul. 12, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

The old Nicaraguan revolutionary, with his receding hairline and the goatee that he had finally let turn grey, spoke calmly into the camera as police swarmed toward his house, hidden behind a high wall in a leafy Managua neighborhood. Surveillance drones, he said, were watching overhead. ...

IMF, World Bank say Sudan meets initial debt relief criteria

Jun. 30, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund announced that Sudan has met the initial criteria for over $50 billion in foreign debt relief, another step for the East African nation to rejoin the international community after nearly three decades of isolation. ...

IMF announces debt relief package for Sudan

Jun. 23, 2021 06:41 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has announced a debt relief package for Sudan, a step in helping the country as it tries to rejoin the global economy after years of isolation. In a statement distributed late Tuesday, the fund’s managing director...

Officials: Sudan, main rebel group fail to reach peace deal

Jun. 15, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s transitional government and the country's main rebel group failed to reach a peace deal to end a decades-long conflict in the East African country, officials said Tuesday. The latest round of talks between the Sudanese government and the Sudan...

ICC prosecutor urges Sudan to hand over Darfur suspects

Jun. 09, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Fatou Bensouda briefed the U.N. Security Council for the last time as chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, lamenting that the tribunal has not yet brought justice to victims of atrocities in Sudan’s western Darfur region. But she said a...

Report: Tribal clashes in Sudan’s Darfur kill at least 36

Jun. 07, 2021 06:42 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes erupted over the weekend between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan’s western Darfur region, killing at least 36 people, the state-run news agency reported. The clashes broke out in South Darfur province between the Arab Taaisha and the non-Arab...

UN calls on Sudan to move more swiftly on peace agreement

Jun. 03, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday urged Sudan’s government to swiftly form a Transitional Legislative Council and implement security measures and other provisions in October’s peace agreement. It said that is needed so the Sudanese people...

Sudanese demand justice for those slain in 2019 crackdown

Jun. 03, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Protesters took to the streets in Sudan’s capital and elsewhere across the country amid tight security on Thursday, demanding justice for the victims of a 2019 crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators. The marches commemorate the second anniversary of the...