Sudan

Khartoum (AFP) Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday extended a unilateral ceasefire for nearly four months in the war-torn regions of Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan, state media said. The decision to extend the ceasefire from July 2 to October 31 comes days before the United States is expected to announce if it will permanently lift a 20-year trade embargo on Khartoum. Sudan’s official news agency SUNA said Bashir signed on Sunday an order to extend the ceasefire until October 31, describing it as “part of the government’s initiativeRead More
Khartoum (AFP) Sudan insisted on Saturday that it respected media and religious freedoms after the United States said it was “very concerned” about Khartoum’s human rights record. Washington raised its concerns just two weeks before President Donald Trump is due to decide whether to permanently lift a 20-year-old US trade embargo on Khartoum. “Sudan enjoys freedom of press with more than 30 newspapers supporting government as well as opposition views published daily,” the foreign ministry said in a statement. “Sudan also enjoys religious freedom, which is exemplified with several churchesRead More