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The outgoing top UN figure in South Sudan believes that, with 'good governance' and an end to corruption, the nation could achieve economic prosperity.

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Egypt unearths 3,000-year-old 'Lost Golden City'

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Egypt unearths 3,000-year-old 'Lost Golden City'

Egypt's "largest" ancient city has been unearthed by archaeologists who say the discovery is the most important since Tutankhamun's tomb.

UN chief to <em>South</em> <em>Sudan</em>: progress before arms assessment

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UN chief to South Sudan: progress before arms assessment

The UN Secretary-General has outlined 'three key benchmarks' ahead of May's assessment of the South Sudan arms embargo.

Ethiopia to go on filling Nile mega-dam despite impasse

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Ethiopia to go on filling Nile mega-dam despite impasse

Ethiopia has announced that it will continue to fill the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, despite the failure of talks with Sudan and ...

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Ethiopia blames Egypt, Sudan as Nile dam talks stall

Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan have traded accusations as talks in Kinshasa regarding the controversial Ethiopian Renaissance Dam ended without progress.

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IMF grants $174m emergency loan to South Sudan

The IMF has given millions in a loan to South Sudan

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Sudan, rebel leader agree to form secular state

They agreed to the separation of the "identities of culture region, ethnicity and religion from the State".

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Lebanon joins UN list of 'catastrophic famine' risk countries

A report by FAO and WFP lumps Lebanon together with famine-stricken Yemen and war-torn Syria in a list of countries at risk of food insecurity ...

UN warns of risk of famine in Yemen, S.Sudan

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UN warns of risk of famine in Yemen, S.Sudan

Parts of South Sudan and Yemen are already experiencing famine, two UN agencies said.

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EU slaps sanctions on Chinese officials over Uighur abuses

The European Union is sanctioning four Chinese officials accused of responsibility for abuses against Uighurs, as part of a raft of measures ...

EU ambassadors approve sanctioning China over Uighur abuses

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EU ambassadors approve sanctioning China over Uighur abuses

EU ambassadors agreed on implementing fresh sanctions on four Chinese individuals over mass abuse of the country's Uighur Muslim minority

UN appeals for $5.5 billion to avert famine

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UN appeals for $5.5 billion to avert famine

UN chief Antonio Guterres said world hunger projections for 2021 'point to a continuation of this frightening trend.'

UK planning massive aid cuts to Middle East

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UK planning massive aid cuts to Middle East

The plans would drastically slash aid to war-torn and poverty-stricken countries in the Middle East and Africa

<em>Sudan</em> to launch historic review of its federal system

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Sudan to launch historic review of its federal system

Sudan has long been torn by multiple conflicts between the central government and rebels from various ethnic groups.

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At least 10 people killed South Sudan plane crash

At least ten people, including the two pilots, died when a plane crashed at an airstrip in South Sudan's Jonglei state.

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Egypt, Sudan back DR Congo to mediate dam deadlock

Egypt and Sudan proposed the Democratic Republic of Congo should lead efforts to restart talks over Ethiopia's Blue Nile mega-dam.

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US, Russia warships dock in strategic Sudan port

US and Russia sent warships to dock in Sudan port after Washington delisted Khartoum as a state sponsor of terrorism.

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Sudan floats currency, part of measures to overhaul economy

The move was a key demand by the International Monetary Fund.

As peace deal drifts, <em>South</em> <em>Sudan</em> risks fresh crisis

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As peace deal drifts, South Sudan risks fresh crisis

South Sudan's unity government and its fragile peace process in doubt, and war may be looming on the horizon.

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Britain to urge cease-fires to allow COVID-19 deliveries

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Britain to urge cease-fires to allow COVID-19 deliveries

The UK foreign secretary will call for a ceasefire in all war zones to allow for the delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Yemen's Houthi rebels 'recruited' thousands of child soldiers

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Yemen's Houthi rebels 'recruited' thousands of child soldiers

Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi militia group has used schools and other educational facilities to “lure” children into the ranks of their military, ...

<em>Sudan</em> announces new cabinet with ex-rebels as ministers

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Sudan announces new cabinet with ex-rebels as ministers

The shake-up added two ministers from the military, with the remaining coming from Sudan's Forces Freedom and Change, the movement that led the ...

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