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25 Sep 2018 description

by Reuters
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 18:18 GMT

The outbreak began in recent weeks when heavy rains pummeled the area, which led to the flooding of a major river in Kassala

By Khalid Abdelaziz

KHARTOUM, Sept 25 (Reuters) - More than 11,000 people in Sudan's eastern state of Kassala have been infected over the past month by Chikungunya, a debilitating mosquito-borne viral disease, but no deaths have been reported, a Sudanese official said on Tuesday.

25 Apr 2018 description

JERUSALEM, April 24 (Reuters) - The Israeli government said on Tuesday it had abandoned a plan to forcibly deport African migrants who entered the country illegally after failing to find a willing country to take in the migrants.

The government had been working for months on an arrangement to expel thousands of mostly Eritrean and Sudanese men who crossed into Israel through Egypt's Sinai desert.

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15 Apr 2018 description

JERUSALEM, April 15 (Reuters) - Israel will release about 200 jailed African migrants in the absence of a final deal to deport them and thousands more Eritrean and Sudanese men who entered the country illegally, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

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11 Apr 2018 description

By Maayan Lubell

TEL AVIV, April 11 (Reuters) - Israel is finalising a deal to deport thousands of African migrants to Uganda under a new scheme after agreements with Rwanda and the U.N.'s refugee agency to find homes for those expelled fell through

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07 Feb 2018 description

By Maayan Lubell and Elana Ringler

Israel says migrants are job seekers

TEL AVIV, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Israel has started handing out notices to 20,000 male African migrants giving them two months to leave the country or risk being thrown in jail.

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11 Jan 2018 description

Official asylum requests rose 17 percent to exceed 100,000, the highest "in at least four decades"

PARIS, Jan 8 (Reuters) - France registered a record number of asylum requests in 2017, when Albanians topped the list despite far slimmer prospects of obtaining refugee status than people from war-torn places such as Syria or Afghanistan.

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10 Jan 2018 description

By Khalid Abdelaziz

KHARTOUM, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Protests over rising bread prices broke out across Sudan on Sunday, leading to the death of a student and the arrest of a prominent opposition leader as authorities confiscated newspapers and looked to clamp down on growing unrest.

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03 Jan 2018 description

Some 38,000 African migrants live in Israel. New Israeli plan offers them $3,500 to leave.

JERUSALEM, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Israel said on Wednesday it would pay thousands of African migrants living illegally in the country to leave, threatening them with jail if they are caught after the end of March.

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19 Jan 2017 description

"We are optimistic that the coming period will see major developments in the peace process in Darfur"

KHARTOUM, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Sudan is ready to sign a peace agreement with a major rebel group in the longstanding Darfur conflict, a government official said on Thursday, just days after President Omar Hassan al-Bashir extended a unilateral ceasefire.

The development follows a U.S. decision to review a lifting of sanctions that have crippled the country's economy for two decades.

12 Jan 2017 description

"We are expecting another long year"

By Steve Scherer

ROME, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Some 800 migrants were plucked from flimsy rubber boats on Thursday, Italy's coast guard said, as Libya-based people smugglers took advantage of a window of good mid-winter weather to send them to sea.

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01 Jan 2017 description

Talks to secure a lasting ceasefire in Sudan's three warring regions under a road map for peace collapsed in August.

KHARTOUM, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has announced a one-month extension of his unilateral ceasefire in fighting with rebels in the country's war zones.

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12 Oct 2016 description

Italy has now overtaken Greece as the main point of entry for migrants trying to reach Europe, UNHCR figures show

By Gabriela Baczynska

BRUSSELS, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Migrants arriving by sea to Italy are now the main problem faced by the European Union in its efforts to stem mass immigration to the bloc, the head of the EU border agency said on Wednesday.

Italy has now overtaken Greece as the main point of entry for migrants trying to reach Europe, figures from the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) show.

16 Mar 2016 description

Source: Reuters - Wed, 16 Mar 2016 17:48 GMT

By Matthias Blamont

PARIS, March 16 (Reuters) - France's top minors' rights watchdog urged the French government not to leave hundreds of children living unsupervised in a migrant slum outside Calais without proper shelter.

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13 Jan 2016 description

Source: Reuters - Tue, 12 Jan 2016 16:50 GMT

KHARTOUM, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Sudan will hold a referendum in Darfur on April 11-13 over whether or not the war-torn region will stay divided into five states or reunite as one entity with a degree of autonomy, a senior official said on Tuesday.

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24 Oct 2015 description

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 23 Oct 2015 09:05 GMT

Author: Rachel Stern

BERLIN, Oct. 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Barren barley and wheat fields stretch across the dry landscape of northern Afghanistan, the result of persistent drought and flash flooding that has left thousands of people facing food shortages and loss of work.

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20 Apr 2015 description
  • President Bashir looks set to extend 25 years in power

  • Main opposition, activists have called for boycott

  • Youth groups call for change, many voters unconvinced

By Shadi Bushra

KHARTOUM, April 19 (Reuters) - When the Arab Spring uprisings burst out four years ago, Bedreldin Mohamed believed that, finally, many of his Sudanese countrymen would join him in calling for an alternative to President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, now in his 25th year in power.

14 Mar 2015 description

Source: Reuters - Fri, 13 Mar 2015 19:25 GMT
Author: Reuters

By Khalid Abdelaziz

KHARTOUM, March 13 (Reuters) - A Sudanese rebel group said on Friday it had launched a military campaign focused on derailing elections slated for next month, as rebels and the government reported fresh clashes.

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10 Dec 2014 description

Source: Reuters - Tue, 9 Dec 2014 18:31 GMT

CAIRO, Dec 9 (Reuters) - The Sudanese government and rebels said they failed to agree on a ceasefire as three weeks of negotiations to end a three-year-long conflict concluded on Tuesday amid an uptick in violence.

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25 Nov 2014 description

Source: Reuters - Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:19 GMT

  • Sudan asks UNAMID mission to prepare to leave

  • Mission is ineffective, locals and analysts say

  • Handling of mass rape claims highlights shortcomings

  • Darfur region still blighted by violence, neglect

By Khalid Abdelaziz

11 Nov 2014 description

Source: Reuters - Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:04 GMT

Author: Reuters

By Louis Charbonneau

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 10 (Reuters) - The heavy presence of Sudan's military during an investigation by international peacekeepers of an alleged mass rape incident in Sudan's western Darfur region has raised serious concerns at the Security Council, Australia's U.N. envoy said on Monday.

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