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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. ...

Ethiopian PM says massive dam inflicts no 'significant harm'

Jul. 09, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s prime minister on Friday sought to reassure Egypt and Sudan that the filling of his country's massive new dam on the Nile River “will not inflict any significant harm” on the two nations that are seeking international help to resolve a dispute over the...

Egypt, Sudan urge UN action on Nile dam, Ethiopia says 'no'

Jul. 09, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt and Sudan have urged the U.N. Security Council to undertake “preventive diplomacy” and call for a legally binding agreement to resolve a dispute with Ethiopia over the availability of water from its dam on the Nile River, but Ethiopia insisted the matter can...

Pope tells South Sudan leaders to make sacrifices for peace

Jul. 09, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury marked the 10th anniversary of the independence of South Sudan on Friday by urging its rival political leaders to make the necessary personal sacrifices to consolidate peace. The majority of the country’s...

Egypt urges UN to back call for binding deal on Ethiopia dam

Jul. 07, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt’s foreign minister said Wednesday he will urge the U.N. Security Council to require Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia to negotiate a binding agreement within six months on the contentious issue of water availability from the dam that the Ethiopians are building on the...

Egypt: Ethiopia begins disputed filling of dam amid tensions

Jul. 05, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said Monday that Ethiopia has reported it is starting to fill the reservoir of a controversial dam on the Nile River's main tributary, a move likely to increase tensions ahead of a U.N. Security Council meeting on the dispute, which also includes Sudan. ...

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...