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Global Europe 21-02-2022

Ethiopia turns on the turbines at giant Nile hydropower plant

Ethiopia began producing electricity on Sunday (20 February) from its Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), a multi-billion-dollar hydropower plant on the River Nile that neighbours Sudan and Egypt have worried will cause water shortages downstream. After flicking a digital switch...
Global Europe 05-01-2022

US, Europeans warn Sudan’s military against excluding civilians in transition

The United States, Norway, Britain and the EU warned Sudan's military on Tuesday (4 January) that they would not support a new prime minister unless a broad range of civilians are involved, threatening to withhold economic aid.
Global Europe 30-12-2021

Sudan security forces kill four protesters as thousands rally

Sudanese security forces shot and killed four protesters on Thursday during demonstrations by tens of thousands who defied a security lockdown and severed communications to rally against military rule, medics said.
Global Europe 19-11-2021

New clashes rock Sudan after deadly day

Street clashes again shook Khartoum as internet services returned to Sudan on Thursday (18 November), a day after 15 protesters were killed in the bloodiest violence since the country’s 25 October coup. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken led a...
Global Europe 15-11-2021

EU condemns Sudan crackdown on protesters, journalists

The European Union on Sunday (14 November) condemned a violent crackdown on protesters in Sudan against last month's coup that left six dead and demanded the release of detainees including journalists.
Global Europe 27-10-2021

Sudan coup imperils hard-won international backing

From the United States to the Arab league, the world reacted with alarm after an apparent coup in Sudan where armed forces on Monday (25 October) detained the prime minister.
Global Europe 21-04-2021

Arab League, UN, EU and AU demand foreign forces leave Libya

The Arab League, United Nations, European Union and the African Union on Tuesday (20 April) demanded an immediate withdrawal of all foreign forces from Libya.
Global Europe 08-04-2021

Ethiopia says will fill Nile mega-dam despite impasse, Egypt issues warning

Ethiopia said Wednesday (7 April) it would not be deterred from impounding water at its Nile mega-dam, sparking new warnings from downstream countries Sudan and Egypt, which are worried about their water supply.
Global Europe 08-03-2021

Sisi says Egypt, Sudan reject Ethiopia Nile dam ‘fait accompli’

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned Saturday (6 March) against Ethiopia continuing to fill its Nile dam, on his first visit to Sudan since the ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir nearly two years ago.
Global Europe 08-02-2021

Sudan warns further filling of Ethiopian Nile dam threatens national security

Sudan warned Ethiopia Saturday (6 February) against going ahead with the second phase of filling its mega dam on the Blue Nile, saying it would pose a "direct threat to Sudanese national security".
Global Europe 15-12-2020

US takes Sudan off sponsors of terror blacklist

The United States on Monday (14 December) removed Sudan from its state sponsors of terrorism blacklist and declared a "fundamental change" in relations, less than two months after the Arab nation pledged to normalise ties with Israel.
EU-Africa 07-12-2020

Insecurity holds up aid to Ethiopia’s Tigray region, aid workers say

Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region is too volatile for aid to reach hundreds of thousands of civilians in need, humanitarian workers said on Sunday (6 December), amid reports of persistent fighting, looting and lawlessness.
EU-Africa 25-11-2020

African envoys head for Ethiopia where thousands of war dead reported

African Union envoys headed to Ethiopia hours before a government ultimatum was to expire for northern forces to surrender in a three-week war that has shaken the region and killed thousands of Tigrayan fighters according to one report.

Putin, extending Russian footprint, approves new naval facility in Sudan

President Vladimir Putin on Monday (16 November) approved the creation of a Russian naval facility in Sudan capable of mooring nuclear-powered surface vessels, clearing the way for Moscow's first substantial military foothold in Africa since the Soviet fall.
Global Europe 02-11-2020

Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia restart Nile mega-dam talks

Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia kicked off Sunday (1 November) the latest round of talks over Addis Ababa's controversial dam on the Blue Nile, waters critical to the two downstream nations.
EU-Africa 20-10-2020

EU hails US plan to remove Sudan from terror blacklist

The EU's diplomatic chief on Monday (19 October) welcomed President Donald Trump's announcement that he is ready to remove Sudan from a US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism.

Egypt calls for suspension of Nile dam talks

Egypt on Tuesday (4 August) called for a suspension of meetings with Ethiopia on Addis Ababa's massive dam construction project on the Nile.
Global Europe 10-06-2020

Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia to hold ‘daily’ talks over Nile dam

Sudan on Tuesday (9 June) said it would hold "daily meetings" with Egypt and Ethiopia to ease tensions over a mega-dam being built on the Nile after a war or words between Cairo and Addis Ababa.
EU-Africa 31-10-2019

EU countries to give Sudan €466 million in grants, aid

European Union countries will give Sudan €466 million in grants and humanitarian aid, the state news agency SUNA said on Wednesday (30 October) after an EU delegation met Sudan's foreign minister in Khartoum.
Global Europe 01-10-2019

France offers a conference on Sudan’s debt if US lifts sanctions

France will host a conference with Sudan's international creditors to help Khartoum address debt issues as soon as the United States removes the country from its state-sponsored terrorism list, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday (30 September).
EU-Africa 12-04-2019

EU urges Sudan army to carry out ‘swift’ handover to civilian rule

Sudan's army ousted veteran president Omar al-Bashir Thursday (11 April), but protestors against his iron-fisted rule denounced a "coup" and thousands rallied outside army headquarters as a night-time curfew kicked in.
Global Europe 25-02-2019

Arab League, EU seek synchrony on regional crises in first summit

Arab and European states sought common ground on security threats and regional crises including Yemen, Syria and Libya on Sunday at their first joint summit held in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
Global Europe 05-02-2019

As EU-Arab summit approaches, more headaches than planned

When plans for a summit between the European Union and the Arab League were first hatched last year, it was envisioned as the start of a new friendship across the Mediterranean. What a difference a few months makes.
EU-Africa 01-08-2018

Central Africa rebels rearm after military gets Russia weapons

Russia's supply of weapons to the Central African Republic's military has sparked an arms race, with rebels turning to traffickers in Sudan for fresh gun shipments, according to a UN panel of experts.