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Sudan's ruling party has announced it has chosen President Omar al-Bashir to run for a third elected term in 2020, despite the constitution only allowing two five-year terms.

The UN urged South Sudan rivals to finalise a peace agreement.

<em>South</em> <em>Sudan</em> rivals sign final power-sharing deal

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South Sudan rivals sign final power-sharing deal

President Salva Kiir and his rival RIek Machar have signed a power sharing deal in neighbouring Sudan, ending a civil war that has killed tens of thousands.

Getting to the heart of the global displacement crisis

Alexandra Bilak

Getting to the heart of the global displacement crisis

Comment: without long-term commitment to tackling these drivers of displacement, there can be little hope of achieving sustainable peace, writes ...

<em>South</em> <em>Sudan</em> rivals agree power sharing deal

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South Sudan rivals agree power sharing deal

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and former vice President Riek Machar have once again agreed a power sharing arrangement, ...

Austin Bodetti

UAE races to dominate Middle East power politics

Analysis: The UAE has established spheres of influence from the deserts of Libya to the shores of Yemen, flying under the radar amid headline-grabbing Saudi interventions elsewhere, writes Austin Bodetti.

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Turkey furthers Africa outreach with Erdogan tour of continent

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will further his outreach to Africa next week, as he visits two African nations as well as a BRICS summit.

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South Sudan power-sharing deal delayed over differences

Sudan has announced the signing of a "preliminary" power-sharing deal between South Sudan's foes has been postponed as the ...

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Sudan extends ceasefires until end of year

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has extended until the end of this year a unilateral ceasefire in the regions of Darfur, Blue Nile and ...

UN approves <em>South</em> <em>Sudan</em> arms embargo, sanctions

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UN approves South Sudan arms embargo, sanctions

The world's newest country has been rocked by civil war since December 2013, with tens of thousands dead and four million displaced.

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UN to vote on South Sudan arms embargo, sanctions

The world's newest country has been rocked by civil war since December 2013, with tens of thousands dead and four million displaced.

<em>South</em> <em>Sudan</em> needs a stronger state and reconciliation

Andrew Edward Tchie

South Sudan needs a stronger state and reconciliation

Comment: Unless sustainable plans are put in place to guide the world's newest failed state, South Sudan will continue to sign ...

<em>Sudan</em> officials in Juba for resumption of oil exports

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Sudan officials in Juba for resumption of oil exports

A Sudanese delegation has arrived in South Sudan to discuss the resumption of oil exports, Sudan's ministry of oil and gas has ...

<em>South</em> <em>Sudan</em> war rivals strike power-sharing deal

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South Sudan war rivals strike power-sharing deal

Rebel leader Riek Machar on Saturday agreed to rejoin the government of President Salva Kiir as first vice president.

Is Thailand next for the Islamic State group?

Austin Bodetti

Is Thailand next for the Islamic State group?

Analysis: The unrest in Thailand's south offers the Islamic State group all that it could need to build a southeast Asian franchise, ...

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US to work on removing Sudan from terror list

The US envoy to Sudan says Washington will work to have Sudan removed from a terror list, as Khartoum ends its relationship with North Korea.

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Sudan regrets new US travel warning over 'terror' risks

Authorities in Sudan regret a new US travel advisory urging Americans against visiting the African country where Washington warned ...

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South Sudan ceasefire breaks down after few hours

A ceasefire in war-torn South Sudan has lasted just a few hours.

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US downgrades Myanmar in trafficking report

The annual US report downgraded Myanmar noting it failed to protect the Rohingya Muslims fleeing a military crackdown.

UN slammed for exonerating coalition of Yemen child deaths

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UN slammed for exonerating coalition of Yemen child deaths

A UN report received harsh criticism from Save the Children for seeming to absolve the Saudi-led military coalition of responsibility for the ...

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South Sudan rivals agree 'permanent' ceasefire

The Khartoum Declaration, for a ceasefire in South Sudan, will take effect within the next 72 hours, raising hopes for an end ...

<em>South</em> <em>Sudan</em> rivals to hold fresh talks on Monday

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South Sudan rivals to hold fresh talks on Monday

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and arch-rival Riek Machar will meet in Khartoum for their second round of talks in almost ...

America uses Tajikistan as Iran substitute language teacher

Austin Bodetti

America uses Tajikistan as Iran substitute language teacher

Analysis: Tajikistan's role as an international classroom for Americans studying Persian may prove its greatest contribution to the US, writes ...

<em>South</em> <em>Sudan</em> war rivals set to meet face-to-face

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South Sudan war rivals set to meet face-to-face

The meeting between rebel leader Riek Machar and President Silva Kiir would be the first between the former comrades-in-arms since 2016.

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