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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 […]

POLITICS

Sudan Wants Talk While Ethiopia Seeks To Fill Dam

Sudan has warned against escalation and urged further negotiations with Egypt and Ethiopia over the construction of a controversial dam on the Blue Nile river by Addis Ababa. The three countries have been at loggerheads over the filling and operation of the $4.6bn Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. “We do not want escalation. Negotiations are the only solution,” Sudan’s Irrigation and […]

POLITICS

Tri-Party Dam Talks End In Deadlock

Photo credit: Jacey Fortin According to press reports, talks over a controversial dam on the Nile River came to a screeching halt after Ethiopia, a member, the group of countries that include Egypt and Sudan, decided to scrap prior “agreements and deals.” The Dam, which is referred to as the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has been under construction since […]