Pompeo in Sudan pushes normalizing ties with Israel

August 25, 2020

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is shown standing with Sudanese Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan with the US and Sudanese flags on either side.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stands with Sudanese Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of the ruling sovereign council, in Khartoum, Sudan, Aug. 25, 2020.

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continued his tour of the Middle East and North Africa, arriving in Sudan on Tuesday to discuss "deepening the Sudan-Israel relationship” and the potential removal of Sudan from the US State Department’s State Sponsors of Terrorism list. And, 20 years ago, the US resettled thousands of the persecuted Somali Bantu minority group. Now, many are being deported back to Somalia, where they face torture, extortion and discrimination. Also, the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in Mumbai held a virtual convocation on Sunday where each student had an animated avatar they could watch "receiving" their degree on stage through an app.

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