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UN Official: ‘Real And Growing’ Risk Of Genocide In Sudan

NEW YORK — The U.N. special adviser on the prevention of genocide warned Tuesday that Sudan exhibits all the risk signs of genocide, and it may already have been committed.“The protection of civilians in Sudan cannot wait,” Alice Nderitu said. “The risk of genocide exists in Sudan. It is real and it is growing, every single day.”Nderitu addressed a meeting […]

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Sudan’s RSF Says It Seized Police Camp As Fighting Rages

Sudan’s paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) said it had seized the headquarters of a heavily armed police unit Sunday as it sought an edge in its war with the army during heavy fighting in the capital Khartoum. The RSF said in a statement that it had taken full control of the camp belonging to the Central Reserve Police in southern […]

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Sudan Burns While African Leaders Seek To Resolve Russia-Ukraine Conflict

In The Tempest, Shakespeare wrote, “Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.” However, that phrase has been reworded in recent years to “Politics makes strange bedfellows.” The literal meaning of the quote is that people with nothing in common may come together solely because of shared political interests. Today, we have seen more and more bedfellows crawling out from the […]

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Fighting In South Sudan Camp Leaves 13 Displaced People Dead: UN

In recent months, South Sudan’s Upper Nile State has been an epicenter of violence mainly orchestrated by armed militias. Intercommunal fighting in a camp for displaced people in the northern part of South Sudan has killed 13 people, the United Nations mission running the camp says. The clashes between two ethnic communities living in the camp in Upper Nile State’s […]

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What’s The Latest In Sudan? Suspended Talks, Sanctions, Fighting

The conflict is creating a humanitarian crisis and continues with no signs of abating in its seventh week. Sudan’s conflict has continued for a seventh continuous week, where fighting has propelled the nation into an all-out war since fighting between dueling generals from the Sudanese army and its rival paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) broke out on April 15. The […]

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Countries Rush To Evacuate Their Citizens Out of Sudan

Countries are rushing to evacuate their diplomats and citizens from Khartoum, Sudan’s capital, as fighting between the two rival factions in the Northeastern African country’s capital continues. Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and the United States are among the nations using aircraft and convoys to bring foreign nationals out of Sudan. Meanwhile, Sudanese nationals are fending for themselves amid […]

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African Union Vows ‘Zero Tolerance’ to Undemocratic Change

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — The African Union insisted Sunday it had a “zero tolerance” policy toward unconstitutional change as it maintained its suspension of four military-ruled countries. The Sahel states of Burkina Faso, Guinea, and Mali, as well as Sudan, were sanctioned by the Pan-African body after coups in recent years, but the AU said Sunday it was ready to help […]

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Push Back In Sudan After Peace Agreement With Israel

“HUGE win today for the United States and for peace in the world. Sudan has agreed to a peace and normalization agreement with Israel! With the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, that’s THREE Arab countries to have done so in only a matter of weeks. More will follow!” — was how President Trump parsed in a tweet, the agreement between […]

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UN Appeals For More Help To Poorer Countries

The UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs Mark Lowcock has described the aid support to poorer countries as “grossly inadequate.” He also made an urgent appeal to wealthy countries for billions of dollars more to fight the coronavirus and deal with food insecurity. The additional $3.6bn is the UN’s third appeal for funds since it launched the Global Humanitarian Response Plan […]

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Dam — Empty Talks

The tri-nations talks over the $4bn Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd) ended earlier this week without agreement. Ethiopian officials have blamed the “unchanged and additional and excessive demands of Egypt,” for the stalled negotiations. Dialogue and a fair solution were needed, Sudan’s Information Minister Faisal Saleh said, according to reports. Sudan said it had measured a noticeable decline in water […]