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Ulf Laessing

Crises pile up in Sudan as aid slows and prices soar

Sep 15 2020

KHARTOUM/CAIRO Saleha Adam had hoped things would get better after the ousting of Sudan's veteran leader Omar al-Bashir, and that more food and aid might start flowing into her ramshackle camp on the outskirts of Khartoum.

Cairo's cafes that never sleep forced to close early

Jul 30 2020

CAIRO Looking at his half-deserted cafe in central Cairo, once bustling with customers day and night, Essam Ali thinks of cutting his losses and closing for good.

Economic pitfalls risk cooling Egypt's hot money inflows

Jul 27 2020

CAIRO/LONDON/DUBAI The threat of conflict in Libya, water security worries and a flatlining tourist sector risk upending a nascent rally in Egyptian bonds, bankers and economists say.

After losing jobs, many Sudanese struggle to make ends meet in Egypt

Jul 13 2020

CAIRO After losing his job as house cleaner in Cairo, Sudanese refugee Abdel-Nasser Khamis has been struggling to pay his bills.

Sudan, Egypt say Ethiopia will not fill Nile dam without reaching deal

Jun 26 2020

CAIRO/ADDIS ABABA Leaders of Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt agreed that Ethiopia will not start filling its Nile dam without reaching an agreement within two weeks, Sudan and Egypt said on Friday.

Sudan pins hopes on Berlin donor meeting as economy nears collapse

Jun 23 2020

KHARTOUM/CAIRO With Sudan's economy at risk of freefall, hammered by inflation exceeding 100% and plagued by shortages of bread, fuel and medicine, the government is pinning its hopes on a conference of potential donors in Berlin this week.

PREVIEW- Sudan pins hopes on Berlin donor meeting as economy nears collapse

Jun 23 2020

* ​Run by shaky transitional coalition of civilians, military

'Numerous' reports of looting in retaken Libyan towns, UN says

Jun 07 2020

CAIRO The United Nations has received "numerous" reports of looting and destruction in two towns outside Tripoli retaken by the forces of Libya's internationally recognised government, it said on Sunday.

Foreign powers in Libya risk ever bloodier stalemate

May 29 2020

TUNIS/ANKARA/CAIRO As Turkish drones helped drive eastern Libyan forces back from Tripoli this month, Russia was said to be reinforcing them with warplanes, raising the stakes in a stalemated civil war that has partitioned the country.

Some Egyptians pack streets for Ramadan shopping despite coronavirus threat

May 06 2020

CAIRO In the heart of Egypt's capital, shoppers pack sweet shops and grocery stores to stock up for fast-breaking during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, shrugging off fears about the new coronavirus.

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