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Sudanese TV show Mashrouy is inspiring entrepreneurship among young people. Plus we interview the sex worker running for Peru’s congress<p>If you are viewing this on the web and would prefer to get it in your inbox every two weeks, register for the email edition<p>Sudan’s answer to The Apprentice and …

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The Love-Hate Relationship Between Sudan and the United States

JFK with General Abboud, this picture is taken from: http://www.jfklibrary.org/Asset-Viewer/Archives/JFKWHP-1961-10-04-C.aspx.<p>On October 4, 1961, the Sudanese president General Abboud was on an official state visit to the United States that lasted for 11 days. The US media and the White House of …

Prevented from exhibiting abroad by war and sanctions, project hopes to promote homegrown talent to the world<p>In a time of war and economic austerity, when making art has become deemed a luxury, a new book is showcasing Sudan’s artists in a bid to celebrate this struggling community.<p>Launched in …

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Here's why a once-hostile Arab country is suddenly talking about opening up ties with Israel

Khartoum has already switched sides in the unfolding Saudi-Iranian cold war, cutting off diplomatic ties with its former partners in Tehran at the behest of its now even closer Saudi allies.<p>But diplomatic relations with Israel would be an even more stunning development.<p>Sudan is one of over 30 …

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Half of South Sudan's children 'not in school' because of war

More than 1.8 million kids aged between 6 and 15 are not in school in the world's newest state, Unicef says<p>More than half of the children in South Sudan are not in school, the highest proportion in any country, the UN children's agency said on Tuesday.<p>Fifty-one percent of children between ages 6 …

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Donor support helps UN agency continue Humanitarian Air Service across Sudan

“We are very grateful to UNHAS donors who have been keen to see it continue its services to humanitarian workers who need to reach remote communities …

Coming to terms with Sudan’s legacy of slavery

<i>Among northern Sudanese families, slavery continues to be a taboo subject, even though this history has shaped the Sudans for centuries.</i>The Sudans …

South Sudan: Boxing through barriers and conflict

A kickboxing gym in South Sudan strives to overcome tribal divisions in a country wracked by civil war.<p><b>Juba, South Sudan</b> - You can hear Monica Michael before you can see her. The instructions are growing louder, she's moving quickly and as the sun beats down, the stifling heat starts to make its …

A BIG DEAL: How can we use big data to measure poverty in Sudan?

<b>Our Perspective</b><p><i>Anisha Thapa, in collaboration with Miguel Luengo – Oroz, Anne Kahl, Abdalatif Hassan, Jennifer Colville and Vasko Popovski</i><p>As …

U.N. seeks $1.3 billion in humanitarian funding for South Sudan | Reuters

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The United Nations is seeking $1.3 billion in humanitarian aid for South Sudan, where two in ten of the population have been driven from their homes during two years of conflict.<p>An internally displaced boy waits for water inside a United Nations Missions in Sudan (UNMIS) …

Sudan agrees to cut oil transit fees for South Sudan crude | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Sudan has agreed to cut the transit fees for South Sudanese oil crossing its territory via pipeline to the Red Sea, the official Sudan News Agency said on Thursday.<p>“President of the republic agrees to reduce South Sudan Oil’s transit fees,” the agency said in a brief statement.<p>It …

Sudan Will Not Become ISIS Territory Despite Islamic State Group Threat In Libya, Spy Chief Says

The chief of Sudan’s powerful spy agency said Tuesday jihadists will not be allowed to use the northeast African nation to cross into war-torn Libya, …

South Sudan misses deadline to form unity government

<b>South Sudan has missed a key deadline to create a transitional government, after the president increased the number of provinces from 10 to 28.</b><p>The plan for a unity government was part of a peace deal in August to end the civil war which began in 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused his …

In Jordan, Sudanese live in fear of deportation

For two years, Habiba lived with her two children and husband in Amman. Life could be tough for the refugee family. Little food, little money. But they were together and grateful to be in Jordan, away from the mass killing they'd fled in Sudan.<p>Today, however, Habiba and her children are alone. Last …

Sudan offers three oil and gas blocks to ONGC Videsh - minister | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Sudan has offered three oil and gas blocks for exploration and development to India’s ONGC Videsh as part of efforts to increase the country’s oil revenue, oil minister Mohamed Zayed Awad said on Wednesday.<p>The African nation lost three quarters of its oil revenue when South …