Tag: Sudanese in America

Sudan to Rochester: 8 questions with Elsamawal Ali

By Anne Halliwell | Post Bulletin

After winning the immigration lottery, Elsamawal Ali came to the United States in 2000. He was a trained doctor in Sudan, but knew he wanted to study for the U.S. medical license exam. However, he has also spent the past 20 years supporting his family in Africa, then his wife and five children in the states — responsibilities which slowed that process.

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Fund honors Sudanese woman, helps immigrants seeking citizenship

ROBERT PORE | The Grand Island Independent

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Sometimes an immigrant to this country, seeking citizenship, can teach us or make us realize that not only is the United States a country of immigrants, but also how important and a privilege being an American really is. Recently, the Greater Grand Island Community Foundation and the Multicultural Coalition joined forces to create The Khadija Abdudaim Citizenship Assistance Fund.

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Sudan presents “You Will Die at Twenty” for Oscars

By SAMY MAGDY | AP

Nearly two years after the overthrow of autocrat Omar al-Bashir, Sudan is taking steps to rejoin the international community from which it was long shunned. That includes its film industry. For the first time in its history, Sudan has a submission for the Academy Awards.

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US Rescinds Sudan’s Designation as State Sponsor of Terror

By Voice of America – English

The United States announced it was formally rescinding Sudan’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism as a result of its “historic democratic transition.” Sudan was designated as a state sponsor of terrorism in 1993 in part because of the policies of then-President Omar al-Bashir, who supported militant organizations such as Hamas, and harbored militants such as al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

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Trump tweets that US will Remove Sudan from Terror List

By VOA News

U.S. President Donald Trump says the United States will remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism after the country follows through on an agreement to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to U.S. terror victims and families.      

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America to Remove Sudan From List of Terrorist States

By Lara Jakes, Declan Walsh and Eric Schmitt |NYTimes

WASHINGTON — The State Department will take Sudan off a list of countries that sponsor terrorism, clearing the way for the East African nation’s fragile government to seek international assistance and, potentially, normalized relations with Israel — a diplomatic goal for President Trump before the election next month.

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President Trump welcomes 5 new American Citizens including Ghanaian and Sudanese

By The White House | Prescott eNews

President Trump joined Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf yesterday as five new American Citizens took the Oath of Allegiance to the United States during a naturalization ceremony at the White House.

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US Announces Visa Restrictions on Sudanese Entities

By Nabeel Biajo | | Voice of America

WASHINGTON – The United States government announced this week it will begin visa restrictions on people believed to be undermining Sudan’s civilian-led government. The order will affect former officials of ousted President Omar Al Bashir’s administration and others, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.

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2020 Great American Immigrants Awards | Eight Africans named among honorees by Carnegie Corporation of New York

By Ebimo Amungo

The Carnegie Corporation of New York has released its annual list of Great American Immigrants and among the 2020 awardees are eight African immigrants born in Nigeria, Eritrea, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Sudan and Ghana, as well as a Canadian born by Ghanaian parents.

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Now is the time: Black struggle from Sudan to the United States

By Bedour Alagraa | Towards Freedom

As the protests demanding justice for George Floyd quickly turned into a nationwide uprising with people taking to the streets in all 50 states in America, we are called to study and reflect on the radical movements that came before us. Indeed, we would be remiss if we were to gloss over or ignore both the lessons and pitfalls of the radical uprisings that Black people have launched and sustained around the world.

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