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Eritrea Encourages Sudan, Ethiopia Overcome Differences Patiently

BY SHABAIT

Eritrea’s delegation composed of Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Yemane Ghebreab met today in Khartoum President of Sudan’s Sovereign Council, General Abdul Fattah Al-Burhan, and delivered a message from President Isaias Afwerki regarding relations between Sudan and Ethiopia. Continue reading Eritrea Encourages Sudan, Ethiopia Overcome Differences Patiently

Sudan Holds Meetings with Ambassadors of UNSC Countries Over GERD

Sudan wants to place responsibility on the international community to convince Ethiopia to retreat on its intention to embark on the second filling of the GERD in July without reaching an agreement with Khartoum. (Photo: Twitter/@PositivelyEthio)

BY AHRAM ONLINE

Sudan has recently held a series of meetings with foreign ambassadors in Khartoum, including those of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) countries, to discuss the standoff caused by the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which has been of concern for Sudan since 2011. Continue reading Sudan Holds Meetings with Ambassadors of UNSC Countries Over GERD

Sudan VP, President Isaias Held Talks in Asmara

The delegation exchanged views on borders, displaced persons, and refugees from Ethiopia’s Tigray region, as well as strategic issues of mutual concern. (SUNA)

The First Vice President of the Sovereign Council of Sudan, Lt. General Mohammed Hamdan Duglo ‘Hemetti’, accompanied by the Foreign Minister-designate Omar Gamaraldin, and the Director of the General Intelligence Service Lt. General Jamal Abdul Majeed held a successful dialogue with President Isaias in Asmara.

BY SHABAIT

As part and parcel of close bilateral consultations at highest levels, Sudanese senior delegation led by Vice President of the Sovereign Council, General Mohammed Hamdan Duglo ‘Hemetti’ has arrived in Asmara in mid-morning hours of today, 21 January. Continue reading Sudan VP, President Isaias Held Talks in Asmara

Ethiopia Warns of Counter-Offensive Against Sudan

“Ethiopia will enhance its efforts to solve the conflict that happened on Ethio- Sudan border” – Foreign Ministry

Foreign Ministry spokesman Ambassador Dina Mufti said Ethiopia’s silence should not be taken as weakness, forces are ready to defend the sovereignty. (Photo: FBC)

BY ANADOLU AGENCY

Ethiopia on Tuesday warned Sudan of counter-offensive measures following the reports of the Sudanese army’s crossing the border and taking control of al-Fashqa region.

“If Sudan does not stop expanding into Ethiopian territories, Ethiopia will be forced to launch a counter-offensive,” Ethio FM 107.8 quoting Foreign Ministry spokesman Ambassador Dina Mufti as saying. Continue reading Ethiopia Warns of Counter-Offensive Against Sudan

Russia Naval Base in Sudan Opens a Long-Sought Gateway to the Red Sea

Russia views its naval facility as a mechanism to expand its power projection on the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.

Russia bypassed the country’s civilian leadership in setting up the naval base agreement as it views the military council led by Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan as the guardian of Sudan’s stability. (Photo: TASS)

BY SAMUEL RAMANI | WPR

Following Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin’s approval last month of a new naval base to be built on Sudan’s Red Sea coast, official Kremlin statements have billed the facility as a logistics center that will be defensive in nature—for principal use as a resupply station for Russian warships. Continue reading Russia Naval Base in Sudan Opens a Long-Sought Gateway to the Red Sea

US to Remove Sudan from State Sponsors of Terrorism List

Sudan agreed to pay $335m to victims of the 1998 terror attack in exchange for the end of a U.S. designation

After twenty-seven years on the US State Sponsor of Terrorism list, President Trump today announced that Sudan’s terror designation was at long last being removed.

BY AL JAZEERA

President Donald Trump has said the United States will remove Sudan from its State Sponsors of Terrorism list after the government in Khartoum paid compensation to victims of attacks.

Trump, who is seeking re-election next month, said in a Twitter post on Monday Sudan had agreed to pay $335m to “US terror victims and families”. Continue reading US to Remove Sudan from State Sponsors of Terrorism List

President Isaias, Gen. Al-Burhan Met in Asmara

Al-Burhan discussed with Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki today in Asmara on security and border issues, besides developments of the Renaissance Dam.- (SUNA)

BY SHABAIT

The President of Sudan’s Sovereign Council, Gen. Abdul Fattah al-Burhan, arrived in Asmara in mid-morning hours today for a one-day working visit.

President al-Burhan and his delegation were accorded a warm welcome by President Isaias Afwerki on arrival at Asmara International Airport. Continue reading President Isaias, Gen. Al-Burhan Met in Asmara

U.S. Halts Some Foreign Assistance Funding to Ethiopia Over Dam Dispute with Egypt, Sudan

Some U.S. officials fear the move will harm Washington’s relationship with Addis Ababa.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has approved a plan to halt nearly $130 million in U.S. foreign assistance to Ethiopia as a move to address the standoff over a Nile dam project between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan. (Photo: Upstream)

BY ROBBIE GRAMER | FOREIGN POLICY

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has approved a plan to halt U.S. foreign assistance to Ethiopia as the Trump administration attempts to mediate a dispute with Egypt and Sudan over the East African country’s construction of a massive dam on the Nile River. Continue reading U.S. Halts Some Foreign Assistance Funding to Ethiopia Over Dam Dispute with Egypt, Sudan