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Child soldiers of Sudan told to rape, kill recounts ordeal

Despite the peace deal holding in South Sudan, an estimated 19,000 children are feared to still be in captivity in the bush working for the different militias. There are also worrying signs that some will return to fighting if conditions don't improve soon. Rape is also being used as a weapon

Sudan, Russia discuss security cooperation against terrorism

Director of National Intelligence and Security Services Salah Abdallah has discussed with the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev ways to enhance security cooperation between the two countries. In a press statement, the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation said the meeting focused on ways

Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir dissolves government

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir dissolved the country's government on Sunday amidst an increasingly dire economic crisis. With the approval of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP), Bashir fired all 31 cabinet ministers including Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh. A presidential statement late on Sunday said that the move included a cut

22 children drown as boat sinks in sudan

At least 22 children have drowned in Sudan when their boat sank in the Nile while they were on their way to school, according to official media. A woman also died when the vessel went down around 750km north of the capital, Khartoum, with more than 40 children on board, the SUNA

Israel jails African asylum seekers refusing deportation

By Bethan McKernan Hundreds of detained Eritreans go on hunger strike as state begins much-criticised expulsion programme to third countries. Seven Eritreans who have had their asylum petitions rejected have been jailed indefinitely by Israel after refusing deportation to Rwanda. The men are the first to be detained since the Israeli authorities announced a initiative last November

Sudan’s al-Bashir reinstates former spy-chief

The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir on Sunday has issued a decree to re-appoint Salah Abdallah (aka Gosh) as director of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS). Gosh was the head of NISS for about a decade until al-Bashir replaced him in 2009. In November 2012, Sudanese authorities announced that they had arrested 13

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan dicuss Nile dam dispute

The leaders of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan met on Monday in a bid to break a deadlock in negotiations over a hydroelectric dam Addis Ababa is building along its share of the Nile river, two official sources said on Sunday. Cairo - solely dependent on the Nile for its water -

Sudan deploys troops to Eritrea border amid tension with Egypt

By Mohammed Amin In Summary Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour cited security threats on its eastern border. Earlier this month, Sudan closed its border with its eastern neighbour and sent the army to the frontier amid reports that Egypt had deployed troops in Eritrea. Sudan and Egypt have had long-running disputes over a border

‘Water war’ escalates between Egypt, Sudan

So far, 2018 has been a negative year for Egyptian-Sudanese relations. On Jan. 4, Sudan recalled its ambassador from Egypt. Without providing further details, Sudan’s Foreign Ministry stated that Ambassador Kamal al-Din Hassan Ali was recalled for consultations. Egypt’s Foreign Ministry is weighing how to “take appropriate action.” This diplomatic

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