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Sudan FM Criticizes Egypt Over Ethiopian Dam Arrogance

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AFRICANGLOBE - Sudanese foreign minister Ali Karti has criticised Egypt for its handling of a dispute involving the construction of a massive dam project in Ethiopia, which it has vehemently opposed over concerns it could disrupt water flows from the Nile river.

Pregnant Gang Rape Victim Remains In Police Custody In Sudan

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AFRICANGLOBE - An 18-year-old pregnant Ethiopian woman who was the victim of a brutal gang-rape last August in Omdurman, Sudan has been sleeping on the concrete floor of a police cell since her arrest on 17 January, advocacy group, the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA), said in a public statement on Tuesday.

The Politics And Culture Of Skin Bleaching In Sudan

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AFRICANGLOBE - The past 25 years have witnessed fundamental sociopolitical and cultural changes in Sudan. Women have been the terrain of many of the uneasy shifts in the country, even down to their skin, they are now being encouraged to practice skin bleaching

“No Political Motive” Behind Sudan’s Support For Ethiopia’s Nile Dam –...

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AFRICANGLOBE - Sudan’s support to Ethiopia’s massive dam project is not politically driven, Sudan’s ambassador to Ethiopia said on Friday. “We fully support the project because it benefits Sudan”, ambassador Abdul Rahman Sir-al-Katim told reporters in Addis Ababa,

Ethiopia – Sudan Bilateral Relations: A Model For Regional Integration

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AFRICANGLOBE - In the past decade Sudan and Ethiopia have gone a long way towards paving the way for regional integration and producing a model for the sub-region. The commitment by the political leadership of both countries has achieved important gains in economic integration. Nothing exemplifies the growing relationship between the two countries better than the increasing volume of trade, which reached $322 million in 2011, showing 27 percent annual growth.

ICC Blames UN For Not Arresting Sudanese President Al Bashir

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AFRICANGLOBE - The International Criminal Court (ICC) is "frustrated and despaired" about the UN Security Council's "inaction and paralysis" concerning the arrest of president Omar Al Bashir of Sudan.

Calls For Sudan To End Arab Minority Rule

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AFRICANGLOBE - Sudan needs to give real power to all its ethnic groups to end regional rebellions that still plague it two years after South Sudan broke away, a new opposition movement says.

Sudanese Air Force Bombs South Kordofan Killing Nubian Children

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AFRICANGLOBE - The Sudanese Air Force reportedly bombed the town of Buram and Tanasa village, south of Kadugli, the capital of South Kordofan. Two children were killed. According to a press release by the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army-North (SPLM/A-N), a Sukhoi bomber on 17 November at about 5pm attacked Buram and Tanasa in the Nuba Mountains with "large-sized, parachuted bombs".

Sudan’s Ruling Party Expels Leading Reformers

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AFRICANGLOBE - Sudan's ruling National Congress Party (NCP) has expelled three leading reformers, in the party's most serious split in years, as President Omar al-Bashir hinted at an imminent and wide-ranging government shakeup.

Ethiopia Plans Africa’s Biggest Dam

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AFRICANGLOBE - Dubbed the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, it will be Africa's biggest dam and will depend on water from the 6,700-km Nile River, the world's longest river.

Calls for Sudan to End Public Flogging of Women

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AFRICANGLOBE - UN independent experts have urged Sudan to end flogging punishments for women accused of so called moral crimes, stressing that the practice amounts to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment that goes against international law.

Sudan Devalues Currency Amid Economic Crisis

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AFRICANGLOBE - Sudan's central bank has devalued the Sudanese pound by almost a quarter against the US dollar, the second such move in little over a year as the African country struggles with hard currency shortages.

Uganda Reviews Security After Uncovering Sudanese Spying Ring

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AFRICANGLOBE - A review of Uganda’s External Security Organisation is underway following the uncovering of a Sudanese espionage operation with access to highly classified briefs, according to well placed sources in the region. The review follows the expulsion, earlier this month, of a Sudanese diplomat from Kampala over allegations of espionage.

The African Mega-Port Project That Threatens to Sink Arab Occupied Sudan

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AFRICANGLOBE - Kenya's $25.5bn Lamu Port and New Transport Corridor Development to Southern Sudan and Ethiopia (LAPSSET) includes the construction of a 32-berth port, three international airports, and a 1,500km railway line. A new oil refinery, in nearby Bargoni, and an oil pipeline are also planned.

Sudan and South Sudan Agrees

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AFRICANGLOBE - The Joint Security Committee of Sudan and South Sudan held its second meeting in Juba. A joint communiqué issued on by the official Sudan news agency, SUNA, said the two sides had agreed to cease immediately any support or harboring of rebel groups from either sides, and to prevent rebels or support for them from crossing the common border.

Sudan Fails to Secure Debt Relief As Economy Buckles

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AFRICANGLOBE - The Sudanese government today announced that African efforts to seek debt relief on behalf of Khartoum have all but collapsed. Sudan's external debt is estimated to have grown by 27% since 2008 from $32.6 billion to $41.4 billion in 2011. The IMF forecast that the debt level will reach $43.7 billion in 2012 and $45.6 billion in 2013. The latter represents 83% of Sudan's 2011 GDP, which was $55.1 billion.
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