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Uganda & South Sudan reject calls for review of Entebbe Nile agreement

Officials from Uganda and South Sudan have expressed opposition to the suggestions of Tanzania’s foreign minister for a re-negotiation of the 2010 Comprehensive Framework Agreement on the Nile river. Bernard Kamillius Membe told Tanzanian legislators last week that he plans Read more ›

Sudan: Journalists protest against repression

Numerous journalists gathered in front of the premises of the National Council for Press and Publications (NCPP) in Khartoum on Sunday to express their dissent against several limitations the state has imposed on the press. According to local sources, the Read more ›

Sudan: Arrest of former prime minister jeopardizes national dialogue

The incarceration of the leader of the opposition National Umma Party (NUP) and former Prime Minister of Sudan, Sadiq al-Mahdi, this weekend, has attracted widespread criticisms and is threatening to derail the much applauded efforts to bridge the divide between Read more ›

Sudan to export electricity to Eritrea

The Government of Sudan has agreed to supply electrical power to neighbouring Eritrea during a visit by President Isaias Afwerki to Khartoum last week. Reports indicate that work on the 45-kilometer transfer line between countries has already began. Online sources Read more ›

White House to Host U.S. – African Leaders Summit

The White house has announced on Tuesday that the United States will host the first U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington, DC, later in the year. A statement from spokesman Jay Carney said, “The White House is pleased to announce that Read more ›

Uganda Opens New Camps to House South Sudanese Refugees

The Ugandan Red Cross Society (URCS) says almost 25,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in neighboring Uganda since violence erupted last month in the young nation,  forcing Uganda to open new refugee camps. It is estimated that around 2,500 South Read more ›