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Trump Agrees to Remove Sudan from US Terror Blacklist

Trump Agrees to Remove Sudan from US Terror Blacklist

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The US president has said that he is willing to remove Sudan from a US terror blacklist once it pays an agreed compensation package to American victims and their relatives. Sudan will be removed from a US blacklist of countries accused of sponsoring terrorism, US President Donald Trump said on Monday. He said that the African country's year-old transitional government had agreed to pay a $335 million (€285 million) package to American victims of attacks and their relatives. "At long last, JUSTICE for the American people and BIG step for Sudan," Trump posted on Twitter. "Once deposited, I will lift Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list," he added. Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok replied to Trump, thanking him for the move. "We very much look forward t...
Chinese Spying in Africa through Infrastructure Projects

Chinese Spying in Africa through Infrastructure Projects

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By Keefa Nuwahereza A new report shows how Beijing is using infrastructure to expand its surveillance network on the continent, making U.S. officials vulnerable. China’s Expands Spy Ambitions in Africa In 2018, the African Union accused China of infiltrating the computer network in its glitzy new headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to steal sensitive data—a task made easier by the fact that China itself built the headquarters. But it likely didn’t stop there. In recent years, China has quietly embarked on government building projects across Africa that add up to a counterintelligence nightmare for the United States and its partners on the continent, according to new research from the Heritage Foundation. China has constructed or renovated nearly 200 govern...
Widad Babiker; Wife of Ex-Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir Re-arrested over Corruption Charges.

Widad Babiker; Wife of Ex-Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir Re-arrested over Corruption Charges.

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The Sudanese security forces have rearrested Widad Babiker, the wife of former President Omar Al-Bashir, just a day after she was released on bail, the Sudan Tribune Newspaper has reported. Babiker was freed on Tuesday after serving almost 11 months’ term in jail over financial irregularities and corruption charges, including those directly linked to the Sanad Charitable Foundation that she had chaired. The newspaper reported that, following Babiker’s release, law enforcement officers rearrested her on Wednesday as it was necessary to resume the investigation into her case. According to the source, the wife of the ousted Sudanese leader is currently in a critical health condition suffering from chronic diseases. The authorities, in turn, have not accepted repeated requests fro...
Mabior Garang Resigns from his Position as National Chairperson of Information and Public Relations to protest ‘fake’ peace

Mabior Garang Resigns from his Position as National Chairperson of Information and Public Relations to protest ‘fake’ peace

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The SPLM-IO chairperson of information committee and ex-deputy minister of interior, Mabior Garang de’Mabior, is saying that he is resigning from his position in protest to the sticky implementation of the revitalized peace agreement. “In reference to the above subject, I am writing this memo to inform your Comradeship of my intention to resign from my position of Chairperson for Information and Public Relations,” Mabior said in a memo addressed to SPLM-IO chairman Dr. Riek Machar Teny. Mabior’s resignation came after several rumors last week that he has resigned from the main armed opposition group. But the senior member of the SPLM-IO denied in an interview on Wednesday that he has resigned from the group, accusing unnamed others within the group and the regime in Jub...
Tutsi community in DR. Congo at Risk, being targeted by anti-Rwanda hostility

Tutsi community in DR. Congo at Risk, being targeted by anti-Rwanda hostility

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Gathered in the hollow of a remote valley in eastern DR Congo, women on one side and men on the other, around 500 people attended the funeral of Bonaventure Kinyegeria, a Congolese cattle raiser murdered by militiamen. The armed attackers killed Kinyegeria near the small territory of Minembwe in the highlands of South Kivu province on October 6, making off with his cows. The daylight raid may have been over cattle, but it was also tied in with a local conflict spurred by a reawakening of deep-seated distrust of Rwanda by many in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kinyegeria, 56, was one of the DRC's Banyamulenge community, which has distant origins among Rwanda's minority Tutsi people. But when it comes to their nationality, the Banyamulenge are categorical: "Congolese, and...
Unstable dollar Exchange rate making Business Operations Impossible in Juba.

Unstable dollar Exchange rate making Business Operations Impossible in Juba.

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Several small businesses in South Sudan’s capital Juba are closing as fears among traders escalate over depreciation of the local currency, the Pound, several traders in different markets in Juba told Sudans Post this evening. This afternoon, the United States Dollar’s exchange rate against the local currency risen to SSP 830, days after the government announced that it will change the currency in a bid to try to thwart the economic situation in the country. Speaking to Sudans Post in Juba’s custom market this evening, Abdalla Sherif, a Sudanese businessman who owns two shops in both Custom and Jabel, said he has closed down his small businesses until tomorrow. He said some of his colleagues have also done the same because they believes more developments in the dollar/pound chang...
Police raids NUP Headquarters in Kamokya, Election-related Documents taken.

Police raids NUP Headquarters in Kamokya, Election-related Documents taken.

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Ugandan police and military forces armed with door cutters, AK-47 guns, tear gas canisters and batons stormed offices of the National Unity Platform party in Kampala on Wednesday.   Roads leading to party offices were cut off as police parked huge trucks in front.  Security officers forced open doors and took items from inside. They later asked members of the party to sign for what was taken.  Joel Ssenyonyi, the NUP spokesperson, said the officers took items from the office of party leader Robert Kyagulanyi, better known by his stage name Bobi Wine.   "They have taken paraphernalia, that is red berets. T-shirts. They have taken documents ... we are still trying to establish exactly," Ssenyonyi said. "They also broke into honorable Kyagulanyi's ...
Trump to Withdraw US troops from Somalia.

Trump to Withdraw US troops from Somalia.

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Pentagon has begun drafting plans for US president, says Bloomberg, citing people familiar with matter President Donald Trump has informed his top advisers that he wants to withdraw US troops from Somalia, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday. Citing people familiar with the matter, the report said the Pentagon has begun drafting plans for Trump. The talks have involved National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley, according to the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private deliberations. The US has 650-800 troops in Somalia to help the African country fight the al-Shabaab terrorist group. The move will allow Trump "to make good on campaign pledges to bring soldiers home even though the c...
Hon. Nambooze’s fall Before God May Cost Her Politically.

Hon. Nambooze’s fall Before God May Cost Her Politically.

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The Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament Hon. Betty Nambooze Bakireke came out openly and attacked the church and the Bishop of Mukono dioceses accusing him of conniving with her opponent the Municipality mayor George Fred Kagimu to take over Bishops schools with an intention of steeling the schools land. While at the Nup offices in Mukono Nambooze blamed Kagimu of accepting to be used by the Bishop who is just 2 years to retire to take over the government schools which had existed for years. She stated that the church has destroyed these schools since the time the bishop took over them and they are now using a basket in churches to pay the teachers who used to be paid by Government. When this sparked in the ears of the church, leaders have come out to rebuke Hon. Nambooze sayi...
DR Congo seeks to Join East African Community

DR Congo seeks to Join East African Community

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The Democratic Republic of Congo formally applied for admission to the six-member East African Community (EAC). The vast natural resource-rich central African country is seeking to join the regional bloc after various behind-the-scenes rapprochements. Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi this week wrote to his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame, who is the current chairman of the EAC, seeking to join the Community whose member countries are Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. “This request follows the ever-increasing trade between the economic players of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and those of the states of the Community,” he wrote on June 8. The desire of his government, President Tshisekedi observed, is to join the Community of regional leaders “...