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Ethiopia starts filling controversial dam on Nile River’s main tributary angering neighbours

Ethiopia started filling a controversial huge dam on the Nile River’s main tributary, raising tensions before an upcoming meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the issue. In a statement late on Monday, the Egyptian irrigation ministry expressed its “firm rejection of this unilateral measure” and said the move was “a violation of international […]

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40 killed, 60 injured in ethnic clashes in Sudan’s West Darfur province: UN

Over 40 people were killed and 60 others were injured in tribal clashes in the Sudanese city of El Geneina, the United Nations said on Monday. The incident is the latest in the troubled region since the signing of a peace agreement late last year and the withdrawal of UN peacekeepers. The violence was between […]

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Sudanese flight makes emergency landing after angry cat attacks pilot in the cockpit

A Sudanese flight had to make an emergency landing at Khartoum International Airport last week, after an angry cat attacked the pilot in the cockpit. The Qatar-bound aircraft had to make the emergency half an hour after taking off. The stowaway feline apparently felt trapped inside the cabin and started attacking the pilot. Despite the […]

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Ethiopia and Sudan accuse each other of trespassing border, raising tensions

Ethiopian forces crossed into Sudanese territory in an act of “aggression”, Sudan’s foreign ministry said on Sunday, marking the latest flare-up in a long-standing border dispute. “Ethiopia’s trespass into Sudanese land is an unfortunate and unacceptable escalation, which could have dangerous repercussions on security and stability in the region,” the Sudanese foreign ministry said in […]

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Sudanese government deploy thousands of troops after ethnic clashes kill 155 people

The Sudanese government deployed thousands of soldiers in the nation’s Darfur region, in the wake of days of interethnic violence that killed at least 155 people, wounded scores more and displaced tens of thousands. Violence erupted on Saturday between Arab nomads and members of the non-Arab Masalit ethnic group in El Geneina, the capital of […]

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Asteroid similar to size of dwarf planet that exploded over Sudan contained water, scientists find

An asteroid named 2008 TC3 that exploded in the atmosphere of the Earth in 2008 was part of a space rock that contained water, researchers have found. The discovery was made when researchers analysed a fragment of a piece that landed in Almahata Sitta. Researchers found an amphibole crystal in this fragment of an asteroid. […]

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RARE type of malaria case detected in South India’s Kerala state

A solider in Kerala’s Kannur district was identified with a rare type of malaria, a year after he arrived from Sudan where he was part of the peace keeping operation. The soldier believed to be in his 40’s is suppose to have contracted the Plasmodium ovale, a type of malaria caused by a bite from […]

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3,000 sheep die of hunger and thirst after Saudi Arabia reject Sudan’s exports

Around 3,000 sheep sent back from Saudi Arabia by ship to Sudan have died of hunger and thirst according to a Sudanese government minister. Some drowned on the voyage. Saudi Arabia returned 58,000 sheep to Sudan after finding out that quarantine procedures in Sudan had been compromised, leaving some animals without vaccination against diseases including […]

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Ethiopia begins filling dam along river Nile despite agreement with Egypt and Sudan

Ethiopia’s disputed Grand Renaissance dam on the River Nile has started filling with water – a day after talks with Egypt and Sudan ended without agreement Ethiopia sees the hydroelectric project as crucial for its economic growth. But Egypt and Sudan, which are downstream, fear the large dam will greatly reduce their access to water. […]

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Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok survives assassination attempt

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has survived an assassination attempt after a blast near his convoy in the capital, Khartoum. Hamdok wrote on Twitter he was “safe and in good shape” following Monday’s explosion. “What happened will not stop the path of change, it will be nothing but an additional push in the strong waves […]

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At least 23 killed, 130 injured in Sudan ceramics factory fire

At least 23 people died and more than 130 were injured in Sudan after a fire triggered an explosion at a factory in northern Khartoum on Tuesday. The incident happened while a tanker truck was offloading gas at a ceramics manufacturing company in an industrial area of the city. Sudan’s Council of Ministers said it […]

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Sudanese military takes over country from Omar al-Bashir in coup

Tens of thousands of Sudanese marched toward the center of the capital Khartoum on Thursday, cheering, singing and dancing in celebration as two senior officials announced that the military had forced longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down after 30 years in power. Omar al-Bashir had been ruling Sudan since 1989. Speaking on a […]