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U.S. opens new chapter in Sudan relations, lifting sanctions

U.S. opens new chapter in Sudan relations, lifting sanctions

| October 10, 2017

(GIN)—Sudan’s strained relations with the U.S., decades long, have suddenly taken a turn for the better. In a move that caught some diplomats and human rights defenders by surprise, the U.S. State Department announced the lifting of some of its toughest economic and trade sanctions against Sudan. The initiative was reportedly hammered out in the […]

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African refugees look north to Canada as U.S. deportations rise

African refugees look north to Canada as U.S. deportations rise

| February 21, 2017

(GIN)—Refugees including some from Africa have been trekking through subzero weather at the northern U.S. border with Canada in a bid to escape a new wave of deportations from the U.S. Last week, a family of eight reportedly from the Sudan managed to cross the border just as a U.S. immigration official attempted to block […]

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Local Islamic Center codemns executive order travel ban

Local Islamic Center codemns executive order travel ban

| January 31, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The Universal Education Foundation Islamic Center condemns the temporary ban on refugees and blocking visas from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Syria.  This Un-American executive order will have a negative impact of our image in the Muslim world.  This ban does not make our country safer but serves to stigmatize Muslim refugees […]

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Don’t fear the weather—dress for it and know where to get proper clothing

Don’t fear the weather—dress for it and know where to get proper clothing

| January 31, 2017

Muslim travel ban ignores Saudi Arabia A Frost Illustrated Commentary “For Yahweh hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”—2 Timothy 1:7 Donald Trump. We really shouldn’t have to say more but there seems to be a lot of folks who aren’t getting it. […]

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Catholic bishop: Factionalism in way of South Sudanese peace

Catholic bishop: Factionalism in way of South Sudanese peace

| July 14, 2016

(GIN)—“As recent clashes in the north-west town of Wau and Juba have shown, South Sudan still has a long way to go to dispel entrenched mistrust and break the tussle for power between factions that fight on, five years after we gained independence,” writes Catholic Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala in a UK Guardian editorial. “In […]

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Journalist Nima Elbagir cheered for prize, but diversity goal still unfulfilled

Journalist Nima Elbagir cheered for prize, but diversity goal still unfulfilled

| February 24, 2016

(GIN)—The Sudanese-born Nima Elbagir scooped a distinguished media prize from the Royal Television Society (RTS) this month for her work highlighting the human rights plight of children and young people in Africa and beyond. RTS wrote for the award ceremony last week: “The work of the Specialist Journalist of the Year took (Ms Elbagir) to […]

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After 31-mile trek in tunnel, Sudanese man granted asylum in UK

After 31-mile trek in tunnel, Sudanese man granted asylum in UK

| January 5, 2016

(GIN)—As the U.S. marks “National Migration Week” from Jan 3 to Jan 9, another record for migration endurance was set this week with the walk to freedom by Abdul Rahman Haroun of Sudan. Haroun, 40, was reported to have walked almost the entire length of the 31-mile Channel tunnel from France to the UK where […]

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Sudanese refugees shot by Egyptians as anti-migrant fever takes hold

Sudanese refugees shot by Egyptians as anti-migrant fever takes hold

| November 17, 2015

(GIN)—Egyptian border police shot and killed 15 Sudanese asylum seekers and wounded eight in an uptick in the use of force against migrants fleeing political violence in their home countries. The refugees were attempting to enter Israel on Sunday when they were gunned down by the Egyptian guards. Published reports said the victims were traveling […]

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U.S. joins African nations selling land to ‘water barons’

U.S. joins African nations selling land to ‘water barons’

| November 3, 2015

(GIN)—A Saudi company which owns close to 10,000 acres of Arizona farmland is beginning to drain irreplaceable groundwater for its alfalfa cultivation. Media reports of the development stunned some Americans more used to hearing that news from Africa. Almarai, the Saudi dairy giant, purchased the land in Vicksburg last year for $47.5 million after the […]

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Israeli police investigate ‘lynching’ of African asylum seeker

Israeli police investigate ‘lynching’ of African asylum seeker

| October 20, 2015

(GIN)—The murder of an African bystander mistaken for an assailant has renewed harsh criticism of excessive force used by Israeli security forces against Africans and Palestinians. The bystander, Haftom Zarhum, was shot by an Israeli guard and then kicked to death by a mob as he lay bleeding. He was part of the large Eritrean […]

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