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U.S. renews calls to expedite power transfer in Sudan

April 18, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The State Department Thursday has reiterated calls to expedite the power transfer to a civilian government and pointed that the normalisation process of bilateral relations and Sudan's removal from the terror list will be reviewed on based on political developments.
Sudan's transitional military council last Thursday 11 April overthrew President Omer al-Bashir who is now under arrest. However, the army general said they plan to remain in power for two years.
So, (...)

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Fundamental changes in Sudan needed before removing it from Terror state: report.

April 16, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The United States is ready to remove Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terrorism (STT) if a fundamental change in leadership and policies take place in the East African country.
Following the military coup in Sudan on 11 April, the State Department announced the suspension of discussion on Sudan removal from the terror list in line with an agreement reached in November 2018. The talks were scheduled for the last week of April.
According to the Joint (...)

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U.S. activists call for international measures to prevent capital flight from Sudan

April 15, 2019 (WASHINGTON) - The Sentry's Co-Founders George Clooney and John Prendergast called for international warnings by international financial institutions to prevent illicit capital flight from Sudan by the former dignitaries of al-Bashir's regime.
The two U.S. activists said this measure will provide strong international support for Sudanese people to achieve change in Sudan after 30 years of oppression by corrupt Islamists.
“Sudan's courageous protesters need more than words. They (...)

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U.S. Congressmen urge to determine position on Sudan’s removal from terror list after protests

April 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Prominent U.S. Congressmen have urged the State Department to explain its position on Sudan's removal from the list of state sponsors of terrorism following the recent brutal crackdown of peaceful protests in the east African nation.
In October 2017 the U.S. lift 20-year-old economic sanctions on Sudan, following what the two countries agreed in November 2018 to begin a second process aiming at Sudan's removal from the U.S. list of states sponsoring terrorism and (...)

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U.S. renews concern over arbitrary detention of Sudanese protesters

March 31, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The United States on Sunday has renewed its concern over the continued use of extra-judicial detentions in response to the largely peaceful protests in Sudan.
On Sunday, U.S. Charge d'Affaires Steven Koutsis visited 88-year-old opposition leader and human rights activist, Siddiq Youssef, in his family home in Omdurman on the occasion of his release
In a press release on Sunday, U.S. embassy in Khartoum said Youssef was held in detention for 88 days without (...)

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U.S. Supreme Court blocks $315M USS Cole verdict against Sudan

March 26, 2019 (WASHINGTON) - The Supreme Court of the United States Tuesday overturned a federal court rule providing that Sudan was partly responsible for the attack on the USS Cole and prevented the families of the victims from collecting $314.7 million in damages from the Sudanese government.
In March 2007, a federal judge said that Sudan is responsible for the bombing of the USS Cole and the killing of 17 sailors when terrorists bombed the ship harboured in the Yemeni port of Aden in (...)

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U.S. congressional delegation to visit Khartoum this month

March 9, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese parliament on Saturday said a delegation from the United States Congress would visit Khartoum during this month.
The semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) quoted the head of the parliamentary sub-committee on foreign relations Mutwakil al-Tigani the visit comes in continuation of previous visits by U.S. legislators.
He pointed out that U.S. lawmakers have visited Sudan during the past period to check on the freedoms and human rights situation in (...)

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State of Emergency: Troika say Sudan’s response to protests will determine future ties

February 26, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Troika countries and Canada said concerned about the imposition of the state of emergency criminalizing demonstrations, warning that government response to the peaceful peace will determine the fate of relations with Sudan.
Troika countries including Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States are engaged in discussions with Sudan to normalize bilateral relations and remove it from the terror list, for Washington, and to remove international (...)

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Sudan, U.S. discuss resumption of banking transactions

February 20, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese Prime Minister Mutaz Musa and a visiting U.S. delegation on Wednesday have discussed the resumption of banking transactions between the two countries.
The visiting delegation is led by the Special Assistant to the U.S. President and Senior Director for Africa at the National Security Council (NSC), Cyril Sartor.
Following the meeting, Sudan's State Foreign Minister Osama Faisal told reporters the two sides discussed the trajectory of the (...)

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U.S. hopes to enhance human rights and religious freedoms cooperation with Sudan: envoy

January 29, 2019 (KHARTOUM)- The U.S. Chargé d'Affaires in Khartoum Steven Koutsis has expressed his country's desire to cooperate with Sudan on human rights and religious freedoms.
Speaking at a workshop on religious freedoms in Sudan on Monday, Koutsis pointed to Sudan's cultural and religious diversity, saying Muslims, Christians and other believers live side by side and maintain friendships and mutual support.
He expressed hope that the outcome of the workshop contributes to enhancing the (...)

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Former US envoy advised Sudanese military plotting to overthrow al-Bashir: report

January 10, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The former U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan Princeton Lyman was in contact with Sudanese army high ranking officers who were preparing a coup d'état against President Omer al-Bashir, disclosed a story published by The Daily Beast.
The American website, which is known for publishing scoops, and stories about secret worlds, further said that Salah Gosh who was a presidential adviser for national security affairs had to meet him in Cairo in September 2012 to discuss (...)

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EU, Troika countries say concerned about violence in Sudan’s protests

December 24, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Troika countries including the United States, Norway, the United Kingdom and Canada on Monday expressed concern about the violence occurring during recent protests in Sudan.
Since last week, different Sudanese cities witnessed spontaneous demonstrations across the country denouncing the price hikes and demanding removal of the regime of President Omer al-Bashir.
Several protesters were killed and dozens injured by the riot police and the National (...)

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U.S. imposes targeted sanction on three people for fuelling South Sudan conflict

December 14, 2018 (WASHINGTON) - The United States on Friday imposed sanctions against three individuals two South Sudanese and an Israeli, accusing them of trading in weapons with Juba in violation of international sanctions and undermining peace.
The U.S. State Department said in a statement that Israel Ziv and Obac William Olawo were designated by the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) "for being leaders of firms that supplied the Government of South Sudan (...)

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Sudan participates in security forum in Washington

December 11, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - A Sudanese delegation including representatives from the legislative, executive and security organs has participated in the 12th Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum in Washington last week.
On 6 December, U.S. Congressman Robert Pittenger hosted over 300 Members of Parliament, Senators, Ambassadors, and other officials from 80 nations for the 12th Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum.
The semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) quoted the head of (...)

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Sudan, U.S. discuss military cooperation

December 5, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Commander of the U.S. Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa James Craig has praised Sudan's efforts to achieve regional security and stability.
Sudanese Army's Chief of General Staff Kamal Abdel-Marouf on Tuesday met with Craig in the presence of the military attaché at the U.S. embassy in Khartoum Adam Cordish.
In a press release on Tuesday, the Sudanese army said the meeting discussed ways to promote joint military cooperation as well as the ongoing (...)

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US-Sudanese relations: moths to the fire

By Muhammad Osman & Magdi el Gizouli
The rapprochement between Sudan and the U.S. progresses with the pace of an anxious flirtation. Less than two years since it began in 2015, that engagement reached its first milestone with the revocation in October 2017 of comprehensive US trade and financial sanctions imposed on Sudan for more than two decades. Less than two years later, the US State Department unveiled on 7 November 2018 the “Phase Two” framework of engagement for rescinding Sudan's (...)

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Al-Bashir criticizes U.S. policy towards Sudan

November 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir Tuesday has expressed resentment over the United States policy towards Sudan, saying his country wouldn't link its fate to Washington.
Addressing the 29th anniversary of the establishment of the Popular Defence Forces (PDF) in Kosti, White Nile State, al-Bashir demanded the U.S. to stop any assistance rendered to his country, saying Sudan would “take refuge in Allah [God] alone”.
“We wouldn't kneel or prostrate to anyone (...)

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U.S appoints special envoy for Great Lakes region

November 12, 2018 (KAMPALA) – The United States Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo has announced the appointment of Peter Pham as Washington's special envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa.
Pham, a statement from the U.S Department of State noted, will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of U.S. policy on the cross-border security, political, and economic issues in the Great Lakes region, with an emphasis on strengthening democratic institutions and civil society, as (...)

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