Sudan clears final hurdle for debt relief at Paris conference
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Sudan seeks debt relief pledges, investment at Paris conference
Two people were killed and dozens wounded as Sudanese security forces dispersed a rally demanding justice for protesters killed during anti-government demonstrations two years ago, the army said Wednesday. Witnesses said security forces fired tear gas to disperse the protesters.
The IMF executive board on Monday approved a financing plan "to cover its share of debt relief to Sudan," Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva announced. On Monday, Georgieva called the relief "a priority for the IMF." "I am encouraged by the support from our members and by their recognition of the progress Sudan has made on economic reforms," she said.
More than 100 people apply for asylum, as concern mounts over the conflict in Tigray.
Activists welcome the move in line with a 2018 peace accord, saying it was long overdue but also expressing distrust.
The US envoy for the Horn of Africa arrived in Sudan Friday for talks on Ethiopia's controversial Nile dam and rising tensions over a fertile border region, Sudanese state media reported. Tensions over the dam come amid souring relations between Sudan and Ethiopia over Al-Fashaqa, a fertile border region where Ethiopian farmers have long cultivated fertile land claimed by Sudan.
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