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Israel FM: Fully normalized ties with Sudan later this year

Feb. 02, 2023 17:22 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel expects to fully normalize ties with Sudan sometime later this year, Israel's foreign minister said Thursday, after returning from a lightning diplomatic mission to the Sudanese capital. Eli Cohen spoke to reporters after a one-day trip to Khartoum that...

US condemns Sudan freeing man convicted in diplomat's death

Feb. 02, 2023 17:14 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The United States asked the Sudanese government Thursday to re-arrest a man convicted of killing a U.S. diplomat in the country 15 years ago. Abdel-Raouf Abu Zaid, the Sudanese man freed Jan. 30, was found guilty of murdering John Granville, an official with the U.S....

US expresses concern over Sudan freeing diplomat's killer

Feb. 01, 2023 17:41 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. said Wednesday it is “deeply concerned" by Sudan's release of a man convicted in the 2008 killing of a U.S. diplomat and embassy employee in a drive-by shooting in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement that...

Sudan teen refugee freed after 5 months in Libyan detention

Feb. 01, 2023 07:52 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese teen refugee has been released from a detention center in western Libya where he was held for five months after being kidnapped and tortured by gunmen demanding ransom, his family said Wednesday. Mazen Adam, 15, from Sudan’s conflict-torn Darfur region,...

Family says Sudan freed man convicted of killing US diplomat

Jan. 31, 2023 08:27 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese authorities have released a man convicted of the 2008 killing of a U.S. diplomat in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Khartoum, his family said Tuesday. The release followed a 2020 deal between Sudan and the Trump administration that included compensation settlements for...

Governor declares emergency in Sudan province after 4 killed

Jan. 23, 2023 13:58 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Armed men opened fire on a bus station in southern Sudan on Monday, officials said, killing at least four people and prompting authorities to declare a monthlong state of emergency. Officials in South Kordofan province said the attack in the provincial capital of...

WHO, officials say Uganda's latest Ebola outbreak is over

Jan. 11, 2023 07:29 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's latest outbreak of the Ebola virus is over, the government and the World Health Organization said Wednesday. Health Minister Ruth Aceng told journalists that no new cases had been registered in the past 42 days. This outbreak was the...

Alleged Eritrean people smuggler appears in Dutch court

Jan. 10, 2023 07:38 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An Eritrean man accused of involvement in a brutal migrant smuggling network appeared at a pretrial hearing in the Netherlands on Tuesday, as prosecutors told judges that they will also seek the extradition of the network's alleged ringleader, who was captured...

South Sudan union says journalists detained over viral video

Jan. 06, 2023 11:46 AM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A journalists' union in South Sudan asserted Friday that six staffers with the national broadcaster are detained in connection with footage apparently showing the country’s president urinating on himself during an event. The South Sudan Broadcasting...

Interpol says a top human trafficker arrested in Sudan

Jan. 05, 2023 16:21 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Eritrean national described as one of ‘’the world’s most wanted″ human traffickers has been arrested in Sudan after an international manhunt led by the United Arab Emirates, Interpol announced on Thursday. The suspect — identified as Kidane Zekarias...