U.S. senator “disappointed” with Ethiopia PM over Tigray conflict

April 18, 2021 (NEW YORK) – A United States senator has expressed disappointment over the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s failure to withdraw Eritrean forces from the Tigray region, remove obstacles to humanitarian access and hold perpetrators of human rights abuses accountable. “I’m concerned by atrocities continuing to occur across #Ethiopia—inside & outside of Tigray,” Senator Chris Coons tweeted Friday. Early this month, Ethiopian authorities said Eritrean troops started withdrawing…

Sudan calls on Africa to support binding agreement on Ethiopian dam

April 18, 2021 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan has called on the African countries to support its call for a legally binding agreement of the Ethiopian giant dam before the second filling. Foreign and irrigation ministers held an extensive videoconference briefing on Sunday with the African ambassadors in Khartoum about the failure of Kinshasa’s meeting and Sudan’s proposal for a four-way mediation led by the African Union. Mariam al-Mahdi "explained Sudan’s firm…

Sudanese government says keen to end violence against women

April 18, 2021 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese government reiterated its keenness to address violence against women across the country. Sudan’s Social Affairs Ministry and the United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA) launched on Sunday a workshop to review the government’s strategy to end violence against women in Sudan. Speaking at the opening session Social Affairs Minister Ahmed Adam Bakhit stressed that the issue of violence against women is one of his government…