South Sudan: Battle to repair dyke after huge swathes of farmland submerged by two years of flooding

It is often said that water is a blessing in South Sudan but the people who live in this impoverished nation have been given good reason to reconsider an unquestionable truth. Two years of unprecedented flooding has changed the way the country looks, with thousands of kilometres of rich agricultural land now lying under water. In the counties which surround

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Netanyahu says Israeli planes have started overflying Sudan

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli commercial planes have started overflying Sudan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, casting the new air corridor as the result of a breakthrough meeting with the African Muslim country’s de-facto leader this month. Khartoum said on Feb. 5 it had given Israeli planes initial approval to fly over its territory, two days after Sudan’s military

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Egypt accepts US invitation for meeting over Ethiopia dam dispute

Washington moves to help mediate major row between Egypt and Ethiopia over $5bn infrastructure project on the Blue Nile. Egypt’s government says it has accepted an invitation from the United States to a meeting of foreign ministers over a controversial project for a giant hydropower dam on Ethiopia’s Blue Nile. The meeting of foreign ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan, the

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Sudan's major floods present first challenge for its new leader

WAD RAMLI, Sudan (Reuters) – In Wad Ramli, a village outside the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, Alsamani Fathalrahman and his neighbors traveled in blue speedboats through flooded streets trying to salvage their belongings. “In just five hours, the area was completely flooded, with no prior notice, so people could only save themselves,” Fathalrahman said, as the 27-year-old engineer recovered bed

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African Union lifts Sudan suspension after transitional government appointed

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – The African Union (AU) on Friday lifted its suspension of Sudan’s membership in the bloc, ending a three-month freeze that had been in place pending the installation of a civilian government after the ouster of long-term President Omar al-Bashir. Sudan’s membership was suspended in June following the violent dispersal of a main protest site in the Sudanese

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Sudan agrees new period of transitional government

Sudan’s military council and the main opposition coalition have reached an agreement for a new period of transitional government. It comes after the country’s leader Omar al-Bashir was ousted by the army in April, sparking months of political turmoil and protests in the African nation. African Union mediator for Sudan. Mohamed Hassan Lebatt. said representatives from the military and the

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