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Thousands arrive to collect long-awaited food supplies in South Sudan

At the muddy airstrip in Nyal, an opposition-held town in war-ravaged South Sudan, thousands of people came to collect the first food supplies dropped there in three months.

Bread shortages in Sudan

Bread shortages have hit Sudan, with wheat traders blaming a foreign currency crisis for shortages of the staple that have left people queuing for hours outside bakeries.

ISS: Sanctions prove key to ending South Sudan’s civil war

Cautious optimism surrounds efforts to end the brutal five-year civil war in South Sudan. Recent progress in the peace process has led to a permanent ceasefire and power-sharing agreements among parties to the conflict, including the two main rivals – President Salva Kiir’s government and Riek Machar’s rebel group.

Ruling party in Sudan backs Bashir

Sudan’s ruling party backs its leader President Omar al-Bashir as a candidate in the 2020 election, state news agency SUNA reported, a move that would require a constitutional amendment.

Concern about South Sudan agreement

The United States, Britain and Norway jointly expressed concern over an agreement between South Sudan’s feuding sides to establish a power-sharing government, saying arrangements are not realistic or sustainable.
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