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Global hunger could double due to coronavirus

The number of people facing acute food insecurity could nearly double this year to 265 million due to the economic fallout of COVID-19, according to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The impact of lost tourism revenues, falling remittances and travel and other restrictions linked to the coronavirus pandemic[…]

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Sudan PM Abdalla Hamdok survives assassination attempt

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has survived an assassination attempt in the capital, Khartoum, according to state media. “An explosion hit as Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s car was driving by but thank God no one was hurt,” Ali Bakhit, the prime minister’s office director, said on Monday. Members of Hamdok’s[…]

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Sudan general’s meeting with Netanyahu sparks major row

Monday’s meeting between the leaders of Israel and Sudan has thrown Khartoum’s rulers into disarray, and stoked tensions between the various factions making up the Sudanese government. For Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the dialogue with General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, head of Sudan’s ruling Sovereign Council, was a clear victory.[…]

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Sudan government forces quell armed protest by security agents

Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of Sudan’s sovereign council, said on Wednesday that the country’s airpsace was open, and that all intelligence buildings were under the control of the army, following a revolt by former security agents linked to Sudan’s toppled ruler Omar al-Bashir. The violence was the[…]

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Sudan to postpone lifting of fuel subsidies: minister

Sudan’s transitional government is to postpone lifting fuel subsidies, initially planned as part of the 2020 budget, the information minister said on Saturday. Finance minister, Ibrahim Elbadawi, had said on Friday the fuel subsidies will be gradually removed. However, the government met on Saturday with the former opposition which helped[…]

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Sudan’s 1st post-Bashir cabinet sworn in

Sudan has sworn in its first cabinet since the military ousted President Omar al-Bashir in April following pro-democracy mass protests. The new members include Sudan’s first woman foreign minister, Asmaa Abdalla, and a former World Bank economist as finance minister, AP said. The cabinet is part of a power-sharing agreement[…]

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Tens of thousands celebrate power-sharing deal in Sudan

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Khartoum on Saturday to celebrate Sudan’s main opposition coalition and the ruling military council signing a final power-sharing deal. The deal, signed on Saturday, paves the way for a transitional government and eventually elections, following the overthrow of long-time leader[…]

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