South Sudan has temporarily abandoned registration fees for foreign and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in a bid to encourage groups to help with a humanitarian crisis in the country, a senior government official said.
The International Monetary Fund has urged Sudan to float its currency to boost growth and investment, a measure the government has opposed even after the United States lifted 20 years of sanctions in October.
A high-ranking member of the movement of Pennsylvania-based opposition figure Fethullah Gulen, whom the Ankara government accuses of having masterminded the failed July 2016 coup, has been captured by Turkish intelligence agents in a joint operation with their Sudanese counterparts.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir says the US seeks to divide his country into five regions, more than a month after Washington announced that it had lifted its strict sanctions on the east African country.
The Sudanese government has vowed to do more to normalize ties with the United States after Washington removed the country from its travel ban list and amid reports that decades-old US sanctions on Khartoum could be lifted.
For the second year in a row, the world's youngest nation will not have any official celebrations to mark the anniversary of its birth because of the widespread suffering caused by its ongoing civil war.