Sudan: US seeks more progress before resuming aid

US aid to Sudan

The United States says it’s encouraged by Sunday’s deal reinstating the Sudanese prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok – but wants more progress before restoring aid, BBC News reported. The State Department repeated calls for all civilian leaders detained after last month’s coup to be released. Sudan’s governing generals have already released …

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“Extremism and corruption are serious dangers for democracy in Africa”, Blinken

Anthony Blinken

During his official visit in Nigeria, the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken has said growing extremism, increasing authoritarianism and corruption in Africa pose serious dangers to democracy and the future of the continent. Speaking in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, the diplomat was outlining the Biden administration’s Africa policy. He …

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United States congratulates Burundi, lifts sanctions

United States congratulates Burundi and lifts sanctions

The US government on Thursday has removed sanctions placed on Burundi six years ago, crediting elections, a fall in violence, and reforms by President Evariste Ndayishimiye. President Joe Biden revoked the sanctions that targeted 11 people in the East African country, mostly military and security officials including then-public security minister …

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Nigeria: Anthony Blinken to discuss security and democracy with Buhari

Anthony Blinken to discuss security and democracy with Buhari

As part of his official visit in Africa, the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken met Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential palace in Abuja on Thursday. Mr Blinken and the Nigerian president discussed issues including human rights, democracy and security as well as climate change. Mr Buhari expressed …

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Ethiopia: US citizens urged to leave ‘immediately’ the country

US citizens urged to leave Ethiopia

The US State Department has warned American citizens living in Ethiopia to immediately leave the country as the security situation is worsening. The State Department says Washington had no plans to organise a mass evacuation, as it did in Afghanistan. The US and the African Union have been pressuring the …

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