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This is how the first ‘war’ in human history took place
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This is how the first ‘war’ in human history took place

The cemetery of Jebel Sahaba, discovered in the Nile River Valley and dating from 13,400 - 18,600 years ago, it is considered one of the oldest known examples of what was a war. A new analysis has now revealed how they were produced really these violent clashes.The study, published in Scientific Reports, maintains that the people buried in this cemetery, located in northern Sudan, were probably subjected to a series of violent attacks instead of a single armed conflict.For this, the researchers they re-examined the bones of 61 people of this place and have found more than one hundred new signs of injury, many of which were not fatal. In addition, a quarter of the skeletons had healed and unhealed wounds, leading them to believe that this group of people experienced more than one episode ...
Egypt’s el-Sisi warns ‘all options open’ after dam talks fail
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Egypt’s el-Sisi warns ‘all options open’ after dam talks fail

Latest round of negotiations between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia concluded on with no resolution to long-running disputes about GERD.Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has warned that “all options are open” after the latest round of talks between his country, Sudan and Ethiopia about a giant dam built by the latter on the Blue Nile ended without progress. Delegations from the three countries met in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the about, the current chair of the African Union (AU), in an attempt to break the deadlock in negotiations. The talks concluded on Tuesday with no resolution to long-running disputes about the operation and filling of the dam’s reservoir. “I am telling our brothers in Ethiopia, let’s not reach the point where you touch a drop of Egypt’s wat...
Eighteen dead as violence escalates in Sudan’s West Darfur region
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Eighteen dead as violence escalates in Sudan’s West Darfur region

Local medics say at least 54 people were wounded in tribal clashes in the Sudanese city of El Geneina, the latest violence since the signing of a peace agreement late last year and the withdrawal of UN peacekeepers.At least 18 people have been killed and 54 wounded in tribal clashes in the Sudanese city of El Geneina, medics said on Monday, in a renewal of bloodshed following a major flare-up of violence earlier this year. The incident is the latest in the troubled region since the signing of a peace agreement late last year and the withdrawal of UN peacekeepers. “The committee recorded 18 fatalities and 54 wounded, who are receiving medical care at El Geneina Teaching Hospital,” the West Darfur Doctors’ Committee said in a statement, citing clashes on Saturday and Sunday. The committee, p...
Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan launch new Nile dam talks in DRC
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Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan launch new Nile dam talks in DRC

The African Union is mediating the three-day talks in Kinshasa as dispute between the three countries drags on.A new round of African Union-mediated talks between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan has begun aimed at resolving a years-long dispute over a massive dam built by Addis Ababa on the Blue Nile, a main tributary of the Nile river. The three-day talks that kicked off on Saturday are taking place in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the current chair of the AU. Foreign and irrigation ministers of the three nations were attending the talks over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), along with AU experts, according to Ethiopia’s Irrigation Minister Seleshi Bekele. A Sudanese diplomat was quoted as saying by The Associated Press news agency that the experts fr...
In stark warning, Egypt leader says Nile water 'untouchable'
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In stark warning, Egypt leader says Nile water 'untouchable'

ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — Egypt’s president said Tuesday his country’s share of the Nile River’s waters are “untouchable” in a stark warning apparently to Ethiopia, which is building a giant dam on the Nile’s main tributary.The comment from President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi comes amid a deadlock in the yearslong talks over the dam between the Nile Basin countries, which also includes Sudan.In a news conference, el-Sissi warned of “instability that no one can imagine” in the region if the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is filled and operated without a legally binding agreement.“No one can take a single drop of water from Egypt, and whoever wants to try it, let him try,” he said. “No one imagines that it will be far from our capabilities.”El-Sissi did not name Ethiopia in his remarks, the strong...
Sudan gov’t and SPLM-N sign agreement to pave way for peace talks
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Sudan gov’t and SPLM-N sign agreement to pave way for peace talks

Document lays out several principles as a basis to resolve conflict, including guaranteeing citizens the right to freedom of religion and belief.Sudan’s government and a major rebel group have struck an agreement paving the way for peace negotiations between the two sides after months of deadlock. Led by Abdelaziz al-Hilu, Sudan’s People Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) is one of two groups that has yet to sign a peace deal with the transitional authorities that have been in power in Sudan following the 2019 removal of longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir. The “declaration of principles” signed on Sunday in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, outlines priorities including the unification of armed forces and the establishment of a democratic, secular state with freedom of religion. It also said “a mili...
Cash-strapped Sudan clears overdue payments to World Bank
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Cash-strapped Sudan clears overdue payments to World Bank

CAIRO (AP) — The Sudanese government said Friday it cleared all of its overdue payments to the World Bank, a move that gives the highly-indebted country access to new types of international financing for the first time in decades.This development allows Sudan to resume normal relations with the World Bank after nearly 30 years of suspension, according to a statement released by Sudan’s Cabinet. The World Bank said that by clearing its debts, Sudan will have access to nearly $2 billion in grants for poverty reduction and sustainable development. Sudan accumulated more than $60 billion in foreign debt under dictator Omar al-Bashir, who ruled the country until his ouster in 2019. Sudan had been named a pariah state. The country is now ruled by a joint civilian military government.“This victor...
Ethiopia says Eritrea agrees to withdraw troops from Tigray
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Ethiopia says Eritrea agrees to withdraw troops from Tigray

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Ethiopia’s prime minister said Friday that Eritrea has agreed to withdraw its forces from the Tigray region, where witnesses have described them looting, killing and raping civilians. The statement by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s office comes after intense pressure from the United States and others to address the deadly crisis in Tigray. Abiy’s statement after a visit to Eritrea said that Ethiopian forces will take over guarding the border areas “effective immediately.” Abiy only in the past week has acknowledged the presence of soldiers from Eritrea, long an enemy of the Tigray leaders who once dominated Ethiopia’s government.The new statement doesn’t say how many Eritrean soldiers have been in Ethiopia, though witnesses have estimated well in the thousands.There was...