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US diplomat calls for political freedoms in Sudan
February 26, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The visiting United States deputy assistant secretary of state for democracy and human rights, said he appealed the Sudanese government officials to release political detainees, to stop confiscation of news papers...
Sudan accuses ICC prosecutor of seeking to escalate Darfur crisis
December 16, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government on Tuesday warned that the announcement by the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, that she will freeze her office’s Darfur investigations is an attempt to escalate...
Sudan says UNAMID personnel have history of sexual abuse
November 26, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government said that it has documented cases of sexual abuse of Darfuri women committed by members of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) that the latter has not taken any action...
Obama extends emergency sanctions in Sudan for another year
October 25, 2014 (WASHINGTON) – US president Barack Obama renewed the 17-year sanctions on Sudan, saying Khartoum continues to pose an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to the national security and foreign policy of his country. In...
Sudan declines to host the 2015 Africa Cup finals over Ebola fears
October 16, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government has refused to host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations next January, asking the Sudan Football Association (SFA) to postpone hosting of the 2017 tournament finals. The decision comes two days after...
Sudan acknowledges that visiting US figure is not a senator
February 11, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government stepped back from its earlier description of a visiting US figure and acknowledged that he is not a congressman as was reported by state media. Last week, Sudan official news agency (SUNA) and...
Sudan-Iran relations not meant to threaten Gulf states: VP
November 30, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese vice-president Al-Haj Adam Youssef has stressed that his country’s relations with Iran will not come at the expense of its ties with Arab Gulf states, denying reports of tensions with Saudi Arabia. Sudanese...
Sudanese government approves 22% pay raise for military
May 10, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese army has agreed to boost salaries of soldiers and officers by 22% amid growing military activities against rebels in the country. Last month the Sudanese defense minister Abdel-Rahim Mohamed Hussein complained...