Alert: Reconsider travel to Sudan due to terrorism and civil unrest.

Reconsider travel to Sudan due to terrorism and civil unrest.  Some areas have increased risk.  Please read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: The Darfur region, Blue Nile state, and South Kordofan state due to crime and armed conflict.   Terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Sudan, especially in Khartoum.  Terrorists may attack ...
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Press Release: June 28 Trafficking in Persons Report Release

United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo released the eighteenth annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report at a public event at the State Department in Washington, D.C. on June 28. The theme of this year’s TIP Report is “Local Solutions to a Global Problem: Supporting Communities in the Fight against Human Trafficking.”  This year’s report ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Protests in Sudan

Khartoum, Sudan – The United States Embassy in Sudan is deeply concerned by the continued arrests and detentions of hundreds of political leaders, activists and ordinary citizens, many of whom are being held in inhumane and degrading conditions, and without access to lawyers or family. The United States believes in every Sudanese’s right to enjoy ...
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DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN SULLIVAN REMARKS ON HUMAN RIGHTS/RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN SUDAN NOVEMBER 17, 2017

Asalaam Alaikam [ah-Suh-LAHM-ah-LAY-kuhm].  I am honored to join all of you here today. I would like to first thank the leaders of the Al-Neelain [al NEE-len] Mosque for hosting us today and for their gracious hospitality. Many people from different faiths, backgrounds, and cultures have joined us here today to talk about the important work ...
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Sanctions Revoked Following Sustained Positive Action by the Government of Sudan

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY SPOKESPERSON HEATHER NAUERT October 6, 2017 Today, the United States decided to revoke economic sanctions with respect to Sudan and the Government of Sudan under Executive Orders 13067 and 13412, in recognition of the Government of Sudan’s sustained positive actions to maintain a cessation of ...
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USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Remarks Following his Meeting with North Darfur State Governor Abdel Wahid Yousif Ibrahim

August 28, 2017 Governor’s Office North Darfur State, Sudan Administrator Green: I wish to offer my sincere thank you to all of you, in particular to the Governor, for the very warm welcome today. My visit here to North Darfur today not only demonstrates USAID’s continuing concern and support for the people of Sudan, but ...
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Sudan International Religious Freedom Report for 2016

Executive Summary The Interim National Constitution (INC) provides for freedom of religious creed and the rights to worship, assemble, and maintain places of worship. Some laws and government practices are based on the government’s interpretation of a sharia system of jurisprudence and do not provide protections for religious minorities, including minority Muslim groups. The law ...
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Visit To Khartoum By Deputy To The Commander For Civil-Military Engagement Ambassador Alexander Laskaris

August 7, 2017 MEDIA NOTE VISIT TO KHARTOUM BY DEPUTY TO THE COMMANDER FOR CIVIL-MILITARY ENGAGEMENT AMBASSADOR ALEXANDER LASKARIS The Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagement, United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), Ambassador Alexander M. Laskaris, will visit Khartoum, August 8-9 to meet with senior military, political, and government leadership to discuss areas of cooperation ...
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THE U.S. EMBASSY ON THE SITUATION IN JEBEL MARRA

Khartoum, Sudan – The United States is concerned about the alarming malnutrition rates and deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Jebel Marra region of Darfur where the lives of thousands of children and vulnerable adults are at stake. Recent nutrition screenings and surveys show critical levels of severe acute malnutrition indicating a complex humanitarian crisis that ...
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Dialogue and Counterterrorism Cooperation with Sudan

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release July 20, 2017 STATEMENT BY SPOKESPERSON HEATHER NAUERT Dialogue and Counterterrorism Cooperation with Sudan The United States welcomes the recent announcements by the Governments of Sudan and Saudi Arabia underscoring Sudan’s commitment to sustain positive dialogue with the United States and to continue collective ...
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The Administration Extends Sudan Sanctions Review Period

The Administration Extends Sudan Sanctions Review Period Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC Today, the President issued an Executive Order (E.O.) extending the review period established by E.O. 13761 of January 13, 2017, which set forth criteria for the revocation of certain sanctions on Sudan. The President’s E.O. extends the review period for an additional ...
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Remark by Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations at a UN Security Council Thematic Debate on Human Rights

U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City AS DELIVERED Thirty years ago, my predecessor, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, made the case that human rights have a special place in foreign policy. It had been just two years since the General Assembly passed its outrageous resolution equating Zionism with racism. Moynihan thought tolerance and compassion ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations at a UN Security Council Thematic Debate on Human Rights

As Delivered Thirty years ago, my predecessor, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, made the case that human rights have a special place in foreign policy. It had been just two years since the General Assembly passed its outrageous resolution equating Zionism with racism. Moynihan thought tolerance and compassion could use a win at the UN, and as ...
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Sudan: Closing Political Space and Media Crackdown

For Immediate Release Statement by Mark Toner, Deputy Spokesperson December 16, 2016 The United States is concerned about the Government of Sudan’s threatening rhetoric and the crackdown on Sudanese media in response to calls by Sudanese civil society for civil disobedience. If protests do occur, we urge the Government to respond to protesters with restraint, ...
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Troika Statement

December 7, 2016 For Immediate Release Joint Statement on Political Detentions and Newspapers’ Censorship The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States), the European Union (the EU, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Sweden and the UK), and Canada are concerned about the detention, apparently without charge, of a ...
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Sudan’s National Dialogue General Conference

October 8, 2016 For Immediate Release Statement by John Kirby, Spokesperson Sudan’s National Dialogue General Conference The United States notes the Government of Sudan’s intention to hold a General Conference on October 10 to review the progress made by National Dialogue participants. While we acknowledge that the conference will recognize the contributions of the different ...
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Conference Clarifies U.S. Sanctions on Sudan

September 28, 2016, For Immediate Release Embassy of the United States of America Khartoum, Sudan Public Affairs Section The U.S. Department of State hosted a conference in New York on September 19, 2016, in which representatives from State, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of ...
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U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Donald Booth Travel to Khartoum

July 2, 2016 On June 29 and 30, Special Envoy Donald Booth visited Khartoum and engaged with government officials on a range of issues, including the political negotiations to end the conflicts, the National Dialogue, and implementation of a cessation of hostilities. He also met with the leadership of the United Nations African Union Hybrid ...
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United States Supports World Food Programme Operations in Sudan

5 May 2016 Khartoum – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a significant in-kind food contribution, 47,500 metric tons of sorghum, from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Valued at approximately US$ 37 million, this in-kind food contribution will be used to support WFP’s operations in Sudan.The United States Embassy ...
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Statement from Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues – Catherine Russell on Her Visit to Sudan

April 26, 2015 | Khartoum, Sudan Over the past two days, I had the opportunity to meet with a wide range of people from Sudanese society, including government officials, students, entrepreneurs, and representatives from civil society and international organizations. It is clear that Sudan’s ability to ensure that women and girls are protected and empowered ...
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Ambassadors of Jazz

2016’s International Jazz Day concert April 30 will be broadcast live from the White House. In support we present White House Music, an extensive look at legendary musicians who have performed there during the Obama years. Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé, B.B. King, Mick Jagger, many more.  Includes a link to full-length videos of White House concerts. See ...
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Statement by Mark Toner, Deputy Spokesperson – Sudan: U.S. Expresses Serious Concern Regarding Darfur Referendum

April 9, 2016 The United States expresses serious concern regarding the Government of Sudan’s plans to conduct a referendum on April 11-13 over the political future of Darfur. If held under current rules and conditions, a referendum on the status of Darfur cannot be considered a credible expression of the will of the people of ...
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Joint Statement Encouraging Sudanese Parties to Agree on the AUHIP Roadmap

April 8, 2016 The Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States) supports the efforts of the African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) to create a Roadmap Agreement for ending conflict in Sudan. While we welcome the Government of Sudan’s signing of the Roadmap agreement, we urge the government to clarify its commitments regarding ...
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U.S. Embassy Delegation Visits Darfur

El Fasher, Sudan | March 3, 2016 A delegation from the United States Embassy in Khartoum, led by Chargé d’Affaires (CDA) a.i. Benjamin Moeling, completed a successful visit to North Darfur on March 3. The delegation met with a wide range of individuals and organizations in El Fasher, including the Wali, local government and security ...
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Obama Speaks About the Next Generation

December 10, 2015 “The next generation is watching what we do,” Obama says. President Obama delivers a speech at COP21, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. “Just over a week ago, I was in Malaysia, where I held a town hall with young people, and the first question I received was from a ...
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Obama at COP21

“We can show the world what’s possible.” Obama witnessed receding glaciers in Alaska in September. ((c) AP Images) President Obama expressed urgency and optimism as world leaders met to tackle climate change at the COP21 climate talks in Paris. There is such a thing as being too late, and when it comes to climate change, ...
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Disability Advocacy Organization Launches New Program with USAID

November 19, 2015 KHARTOUM—Action on Disability and Development (ADD) International, an organization based in the United Kingdom that works for independence, equality and opportunity for people with disabilities living in poverty, today launched a new program in Sudan with its first-ever grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID awarded the organization ...
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United States Embassy in Khartoum Welcomes Sudan’s Removal from the Financial Action Task Force List

  October 29, 2015 Khartoum, Sudan – The United States Embassy in Khartoum welcomes Sudan’s removal from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) list of countries with strategic deficiencies in their legal and regulatory framework for combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism. During the FATF’s plenary meeting on October 21-23, 2015, the organization ...
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Readout of Deputy Assistant Secretary Wiesner and USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator Leavitt Visit to Sudan October 18

October 20, 2015 Media Note Khartoum, Sudan – During an October 18-October 20 UN/OCHA multi-donors’ Mission to Sudan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Catherine Wiesner and USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance Bob Leavitt – together with the international donor delegation – met with Sudanese ...
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The United States Welcomes Sudan Revolutionary Front’s Commitment to a Cessation of Hostilities

September 29, 2015 The United States welcomes the Sudan Revolutionary Front’s statement of September 15, 2015, including its commitment to a six-month cessation of hostilities. This statement follows the Government of Sudan’s announcement in August of a unilateral two month cessation of hostilities. We urge botxasrae tpaeiaoioo eaeiarap hmonth cessation of hostilities and to begin ...
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Statement by the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Ambassador Donald Booth on his Visit to Sudan

August 29, 2015 Khartoum, Sudan – My delegation and I completed our visit to Sudan on August 29. We engaged the Government of Sudan on the full range of issues that frame our bilateral relationship. My visit also included constructive discussions with civil society representatives, business leaders, political parties, humanitarian actors, and other Sudanese citizens. ...
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United States Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

July 27, 2015 Khartoum, Sudan – On July 26, the United States celebrated the 25th anniversary of passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination based on physical or mental disability in all areas of public life and promotes accessibility to jobs, schools, transportation, and places open to the general public. The ...
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Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2014

These annual reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. The U.S. Department of State submits annual reports on all countries receiving assistance and all UN member states to the U.S. Congress in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act ...
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Ramadan Drive

June 29, 2015 Each year, over 8 million Muslims celebrate Ramadan in the United States at the same time the Sudanese are celebrating. In the spirit of celebrating our common ties, U.S. Embassy Khartoum staff distributed over 85 Ramadan food packages to its Sudanese neighbors living near U.S. Embassy grounds. Food packages included items such ...
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“Let Girls Learn”

“Win-win: Educating girls helps everyone.” First lady Michelle Obama met with pupils and teachers at London’s Mulberry School for Girls. During her June 16 visit to London, first lady Michelle Obama ( https://share.america.gov/five-little-known-facts-about-michelle-obama/ ) announced that the United States and the United Kingdom are launching new partnerships worth nearly $200 million to support education for adolescent ...
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America Partners With Dal Group To Advance Education And Nutrition Through Dairy Distribution

June 1, 2015 Khartoum, Sudan — The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), signed an agreement on Sunday with DAL Food to provide locally sourced, pasteurized milk to 5000 malnourished school children in Red Sea State, as part of a public-private partnership to improve education and nutrition through dairy distribution. DAL Dairy ...
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Community Health Day in Kalakla

May 6, 2015 Members of the United States Embassy in Khartoum participated in a Community Health Day on May 2 in Kalakla. The event was sponsored by the Abd Elaal Elidrissi Organization for Self Rehabilitation – a non-profit group formed in 2008 to support the psychological needs of homeless people, persons with addictions, and/or those ...
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Community Heatlh Day

May 2, 2105 U.S. Embassy Khartoum participated in a Community Health Day on May 2. The event was sponsored by the Abd Elaal Elidrissi Organization for Self Rehabilitation – a non-profit group formed in 2008 to support the psychological needs of homeless people, persons with addictions, and/or those at-risk for taking their own lives. The ...
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Joint Statement on Elections

April 20, 2015 The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Begin Text: The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) regret the Government of Sudan’s failure to create a free, fair, and conducive elections ...
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Americans Support Local Industry to Fight Malnutrition in Sudan

March 2, 2015 Khartoum, Sudan – The United States is fighting malnutrition in Sudan through an innovative partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and a local peanut processing facility that produces a product used to treat severe acute malnutrition in children under age five. In Sudan, more than 2 million children need nutrition ...
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Expanding Avenues to the Internet for Sudanese User

By Ambassador Jerry Lanier, the Chargé d’Affaires at the United States Embassy in Sudan – February 17, 2015 On February 17, my government announced that, effective February 18, Sudanese sanctions regulations are amended to authorize the exportation and re-exportation to Sudan of certain personal communications hardware and software, as well as related services from the ...
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