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AFRICANGLOBE - A veteran Swiss archaeologist has unearthed three temples in Sudan built thousands of years ago, a discovery he says promises to throw new light on Africa’s buried ancient past. The round and oval shaped structures dating from 1,500 to 2,000 BC were found late last year not far from the famed archaeological site of Kerma in northern Sudan. “This architecture is unknown … there is no example in central Africa or in the Nile Valley of this architecture.”
AFRICANGLOBE - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir accused the Egyptian government of harbouring and backing Sudanese opposition figures fighting his troops, in remarks broadcast on Sunday. In his first such accusation against Cairo, Bashir said in an interview broadcast by Al-Arabiya that Sudanese opposition figures were "backed by Egyptian intelligence services".
AFRICANGLOBE - What's behind Obama's 11th-hour decision to lift sanctions on one of the world's most isolated regimes? In one of his final acts in office, US President Barack Obama announced last Friday the partial lifting of sanctions against Sudan, paving the way for normalisation of ties with one of the most isolated countries in the world.
AFRICANGLOBE - For many years Ethiopia wanted to build a big dam on the River Nile. The country, once a poster-boy for famine and poverty in the 1980s, had been quietly working on transforming its economy from one based on subsistence agriculture to one that manufactures things. To manufacture stuff you need cheap electricity. Ethiopia did not have enough of it. But to build a big dam on the Blue Nile, which supplies most of the water that flows on to Sudan and Egypt, meant facing obstacles and opposition from the two downstream countries. What followed is something truly remarkable.
AFRICANGLOBE - The governments of Sudan and Egypt are executing a well thought out plan of ethnic cleansing and forced displacement of Nubians. Nubian land is being sold to foreign investors, going against the international laws that call for the protection of indigenous people. The Nubians need the support of the rest of the citizens of Sudan and Egypt and the international community. History is repeating itself.
AFRICANGLOBE - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is to appoint a prime minister, reinstating a post abolished after he came to power in a 1989 Islamist-backed coup, officials said on Wednesday. Bashir himself had abolished the post of premier after he led a bloodless coup almost three decades ago against then premier Sadiq al-Mahdi with the help of Islamist leader Hassan al-Turabi.
AFRICANGLOBE - See some Amazing footage of Pyramids in in Sudan. What did the Nubians use these Pyramids for? Are we missing something about these Pyramids? Why were they built? Armed with a remotely operated mini-helicopter, National Geographic engineer Alan Turchik gets a bird’s-eye view of 3,000-year-old royal burial chambers. The unique perspective is helping to unravel ancient Nubian mysteries.
AFRICANGLOBE - A Chinese state-owned company has signed a framework agreement with Sudan to build the east African country's first nuclear power plant, an official in Khartoum said on Tuesday.
AFRICANGLOBE - Khartoum, Sudan goes to the polls Monday in sham presidential and parliamentary elections widely expected to return dictator Omar al-Bashir to power for another five years. The mainstream opposition is boycotting the vote, in which more than a dozen little-known candidates are standing against the incumbent, who has been at the helm for a quarter century.
AFRICANGLOBE - Sudanese officials confirmed today that Sudan joined the military operation led by Saudi Arabia on the Houthi rebels in Yemen, who have been in control of the capital Sanaa since September 2014. Sudan will provide ground troops and fighter jets, Abdelrahim Hussein, the Minister of Defence, said at a press conference in Khartoum today.
AFRICANGLOBE - Foreign ministers of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have signed a declaration of principles on a multi-billion-dollar hydroelectric Ethiopian dam on the Nile. "Consensus has been reached on a joint declaration of principles to cooperate and benefit from the eastern Nile basin and the Renaissance dam," Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Karti told a press conference late Thursday night.
AFRICANGLOBE - The Military Industry Corporation was established in 1993 to manufacture weapons and equipment for the Sudanese military and is now marketing its products internationally. Products include main battle tanks (based on Chinese designs), small arms, recoilless rifles, mortars, rocket launchers, upgraded armoured vehicles, ammunition, electronics and uniforms.
AFRICANGLOBE - Officials from Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on Wednesday held an unannounced meeting to discuss a multibillion-dollar dam being built by Addis Ababa on the Nile River. The tripartite meeting was held behind closed doors amid a total media blackout.
AFRICANGLOBE - A senior Sudanese ruling party official said Wednesday that the government planned to hold April general elections in a region in the country's northeast also claimed by Egypt – but only in the part of the region controlled by Sudan.