State sponsor of terrorism designation weighed on Sudan’s economy and restricted its ability to receive aid.
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Removing Sudan from the list would pave way for the country to be relieved of debt and attract foreign investment.
More than 100,000 homes damaged or destroyed as cleanup gets underway in Sudan after weeks of flooding.
Fears of water-borne diseases in Sudan as floodwaters recede, leaving tens of thousands of people in unsanitary conditions.
It is the first anniversary of the power-sharing deal following the overthrow of Omar al-Bashir, but many Sudanese complain the promised transition to democracy is too slow.
There are concerns they will now be exposed to water-borne diseases like malaria and cholera.
Sudan’s government has sworn in civilian governors, some of whom are women, but they have a long, tough road ahead.
The lake is also facing another threat of climate change.
Villagers in Darfur are demanding Sudan’s government does more to protect them from militia attacks.
Al Jazeera speaks to a Sudanese father whose son was killed a year ago in a crackdown on a pro-democracy sit-in.