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U.S Removes Sudan from its ‘State Sponsors of Terrorism’ List

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The United States has formally removed Sudan’s designation as a “state sponsor of terrorism”,  after nearly 27 years of putting the country on its blacklist.

The announcement was made by the US embassy in Khartoum on Sunday and comes into effect on Monday.

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Recall that the US government added Sudan to its list of state sponsors of terrorism in 1993 over allegations that al-Bashir’s government was allegedly supporting “terrorist” groups.

US President Donald Trump had said in October that the U.S was going to remove Sudan from the list after Khartoum paid a $335m settlement to American victims of an attack by armed groups on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.

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World Bank, AU to Deploy Vaccines for 400m Africans

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World Bank, AU to Deploy Vaccines for 400m Africans

The World Bank, and the African Union, covid-19 Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT), have announced a decision to work together to deploy vaccines for 400 million Africans.

The pledge came after the president of the World Bank, David Malpass, met with AVATT to discuss ways to accelerate vaccine deployment to Africa, according to a joint statement by the UN Economic Commission for Africa.

In a statement on Monday, the organizations said it is essential that countries feel they can get sufficient doses quickly and in an affordable way, especially with over 41 countries at different stages of finalizing their orders for purchasing the vaccine and with vaccination momentum growing.

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The vaccine doses are a critical step towards the continental goal of vaccinating at least 60 per cent of Africans, said John Nkengasong, director of the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and member of the AVATT.

Under the AVATT structure, AU member states were allocated vaccines according to the size of their populations through a pooled procurement mechanism.

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Head of The World’s Biggest Family, 38 Wives, 89 Children, Dies at 76

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Head of The World's Biggest Family, 38 Wives, 89 Children, Dies at 76

A man named Ziona Chana, known to be the head of the world’s largest family in India has died. He died on Sunday at the age of 76.

Ziona had 38 wives and 89 children, according to a tweet from Zoramthanga, the chief minister of Mizoram, the north-eastern Indian state where Ziona lived.

Ziona was a patriarch who belonged to a Christian tribal sect that promotes polygamy as God’s will.

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His father, Chana, founded the sect in Mizoram’s Baktwang village, where Ziona’s vast family lives across a single property.

It is unclear if Ziona, who wed his first wife at the age of 17, was legally married to all the women he described as his wives. Indian authorities often do not prosecute tribal communities for polygamy.

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France to Invest $4.6 billion in Egypt’s Infrastructures

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France to Invest $4.6 billion in Egypt's Infrastructures

France Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has signed agreements with Egypt to invest $4.6 billion in the most populous Arab country’s public transport and renewable energy sectors.

France will finance Egyptian projects with French companies to the tune of $2.18 billion.

The first tranche will be for transport giant Alstom to supply 55 underground trains for Cairo Metro’s Line 1, for a total of $969 million financed by a loan from the Treasury. The line used by over a million commuters daily has dilapidated carriages that are over three decades old.

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Nine other projects are included in the intergovernmental agreement. They will be financed by the French Development Agency to the tune of one billion euros between 2021 and 2025.

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