Sudan’s president accompanies UAE’s rulers to defense show

Military aircraft fly in formation as fireworks explode at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference, known by the acronym IDEX, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (Jon Gambrell/Associated Press) By Jon Gambrell | AP ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Fighter jets screaming overhead and theatrical explosions marked the opening of an arms…

What is the Beef between South Sudan and EPRDF?

By Elias Meseret  ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — South Sudan’s ambassador to Ethiopia is dismissing reports that relations are strained between the two countries after President Salva Kiir visited Egypt and met with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Cairo earlier this month. South Sudan’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union, James Pitia Morgan, made the remarks…

United States to Lift Sudan Sanctions

United Nations peacekeepers at a refugee camp in Sudan on Monday. In exchange for the lifting of United States trade sanctions, Sudan has said it will improve access for aid groups, stop supporting rebels in neighboring South Sudan and cooperate with American intelligence agents. ASHRAF SHAZLY / AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE — GETTY IMAGES By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN LONDON —…

Sisi With Kiir!

Egypt’s Sisi and South Sudan’s Kiir strike ‘dirty deal’ The New Arab Egypt’s Sisi and South Sudan’s Kiir strike ‘dirty deal’ Kiir thanked Sisi and announced the implementation of a peace deal [Anadolu] As Egypt continues to court Nile Basin countries, President Sisi met with South Sudan’s leader in Cairo amid ongoing fears about the future…

South Africa offers refuge to South Sudan’s Riek Machar

CCTV-Africa Sacked South Sudanese first vice president Riek Machar may be headed to South Africa after the country agreed to host him, a leading newspaper in Kenya reports. Machar fled the capital Juba in July, just four months after he returned, in a peace deal that saw the formation of a transitional unity government. Forces…