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South Sudan has the only Chinese oil reserves in Africa, and it's seen as desirable by the U.S government to reduce the influence of China in the continent, so this is the U.S's motivation, as no other country in the world is benefitting from the civil war. Sputnik: Will the upcoming peace talks in Ethiopia ...
KHARTOUM, Sudan, Apr 11 – Deputy President William Ruto on Tuesday held talks with Sudan President Omar al-Bashir in Khartoum, with focus on the strengthening of trade and investments between the two nations. The leaders particularly stressed the need for the enhancement of cooperation in areas ...

Hushek said he was unaware of any U.S.-supplied weapons being transferred from Uganda to South Sudan. If true, he said the practice "needs to be ended if the idea of the arms embargo or stopping the ammunition and arms flows into the country is in order to reduce the suffering of the victims of the civil ...
April 11, 2018 (JUBA) - IGAD special envoy for South Sudan discussed with the civil society groups the outstanding issues in the peace revitalization process as part of the ongoing preparation to resume the process by the end of this month. The IGAD mediators suspended the second phase of the ...
KHARTOUM, SUDAN—Live Science reports that a cache of Meroitic funerary texts has been found at the Sedeinga necropolis in Sudan. Meroitic is the oldest known written language from south of the Sahara. It borrows characters from the ancient Egyptian language, but is not fully understood.
Sudan: Release of political activists is their right, not a gift. 11 April 2018 ... Sudan should further ensure that torture and all other forms of ill-treatment also do not happen. Several of ... In January 2018, the Government of Sudan cracked down on activists protesting against escalating living costs. Hundreds ...

A huge cache of stone inscriptions from one of Africa's oldest written languages have been unearthed in a vast "city of the dead" in Sudan. The inscriptions are written in the obscure 'Meroitic' language, the oldest known written language south of the Sahara, which has been only partly deciphered.
The president of Sudan has ordered the release of dozens of political prisoners, the state-run news agency Suna reported on Tuesday, an action that appeared intended to mollify human-rights critics. The decision seemed to be a concession by the president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who came to power ...
In March at the Carter Center in Atlanta, South Sudan's minister of health announced that Guinea worm transmission had been stopped within South Sudan. It has been fifteen months since the last reported case, and the disease has a life cycle of twelve months. That means the disease is gone from South ...
In attempts to control the prices of staple foods and improve market access, the Strategic Reserve Corporation (SRC) of the Agricultural Bank of Sudan (ABS) is pre-positioning and selling subsidized sorghum in parts of Kassala and North Darfur affected by poor rains in 2017, and subsequent ...
On Tuesday, however, Parliament's Committee on National Economy, recommended that government of Uganda pays the balance of $41m (Shs150 billion) to traders who have been verified under their association, on behalf of the South Sudan government. South Sudan is expected to pay back the money ...
Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 70%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 81%. A total of 13 alerts were reported, of which 62% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response. Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 40 suspect human ...
"Sudan state security prosecutor has filed a criminal case against Sadiq al-Mahdi for collaborating with rebel groups for overthrowing the regime" of Bashir, said a report published by Sudan Media Centre, a network close to Sudan's powerful National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS).
South Sudan is the youngest state in the world, it was formed in 2011 after it gained independence thanks to a referendum that followed a 20 year-long war. Nevertheless, there's still conflict even after the separation from the northern part of the country, partly because of the difficulties presented by the coexistence of sixty ...
Speaking to UN News, Alain Noudehou, the Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, underscored that continuing hostilities remain the greatest challenge. “People don't feel secure […] they are not able to go back to their lands and they are not able to produce. They need to feel secure, not only in ...
Al-Bashir also said that Sudan would not pull its troops out of Yemen, where they are fighting alongside a Saudi-led Arab coalition against Yemen's Shia Houthi group. In the same parliamentary address, al-Bashir also vowed to combat corruption within the domestic banking sector. Sudan recently issued a ...
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (R, Front) is seen before attending the National Assembly in Khartoum, Sudan, April 2, 2018. Omar al-Bashir on Monday announced a presidential initiative for dialogue on the country's permanent constitution, urging political forces to take part in the initiative.

“I became a coach because there is still no scope for women's football in Sudan,” said Majidi, who is affectionately called “sister coach” by her team. Daughter of a retired policeman, Majidi was 16 when she fell in love with football. It came about as she watched her younger brother's school team being ...
Khartoum — The Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Awad Mohamed Ahmed bin Oaf, received in his office Sunday members of the joint security committee of Sudan and South Sudan which held on Saturday and Sunday a regular meeting in Khartoum, co-headed chairmen of the intelligence. The Minister of ...
The world mourned after Sudan, the last male northern white rhinoceros, died on March 20. But perhaps few were as personally struck as the caretakers who had the crucial job of protecting his life. A team of veterinarians, conservationists, and armed guards watched over the critically endangered animal at ...
Abdala Abdel Algyoum Abddalias, 54 year old father of four, and founding member of El Gedaref Salvation Initiative, told Amnesty International last year how he was abused by agents of Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS). “I was taken to a courtyard and made to stand facing the wall ...
Last month two good friends of mine headed south in their 4x4, via Aswan and Wadi Halfa, to Sudan's capital Khartoum. Very kindly they asked me to join them and the instinctive answer was an immediate 'Yes!' Then the day job and paying the bills and the real world rudely intervened and I am not ...
Sudanese newspaper, The Sudan Tribune, said on Sunday that Sisi and his Sudanese counterpart Bashir held a meeting on the sidelines of the African Union summit in Addis Ababa on January, during which they discussed the tension between the two countries and agreed to form a committee to develop ...
April 1, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Head of the South Sudanese side of the Joint Security Committee Sunday pledged to remove the obstacles hindering the marking of crossing points of the Safe Demilitarized Buffer Zone (SDBZ) between Sudan and South Sudan. The Sudanese Defence Minister Awad Ibn Ouf ...
Food availability and access continue to be severely constrained by the widespread and protracted conflict, large‑scale displacements, high food prices, market disruptions, macro‑economic collapse and exhaustion of households' coping mechanisms. An earlier‑than‑normal start of the lean season, due to ...
The Roadmap Agreement of 2016, which is the only political document to have been signed by the major political organisations to Sudan's conflicts, suffered a serious setback when the Sudan Government decided unilaterally to conduct and then terminate its non-inclusive national dialogue. A genuinely ...
Johannesburg - An emotional memorial service has been held in Kenya for Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, who died last month. Kenyan officials, including a local governor and a cabinet secretary for tourism and wildlife, attended Saturday's event in honour of Sudan and one of the ...
YIDA, South Sudan (AP) – It's been five years since Romea Osma sought refuge in an unlikely place: civil war-torn South Sudan. After fighting broke out in neighbouring Sudan between the government and opposition fighters in the Nuba Mountains in 2011 and Osma's cousin and nephew were killed, the ...
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN—Anna Nimiriano was at her desk when the goons came to take her away. She could see them, standing in the 42-degree heat of the noon-day sun outside her cubicle where she works as editor-in-chief of the Juba Monitor, beckoning her with their hands. “You will come with us now.
Khartoum: Governor of the Red Sea State, eastern Sudan, Ali Ahmed Hamid, has said the Sudanese-Qatari economic partnerships in his State have entered the stage of immediate implementation, praising the great role played by the State of Qatar in promoting economic stability in the country.
With the protracted crises in South Sudan, the scale and severity of humanitarian situations continues to rise, hence efficient forecasting, procurement, distribution and rational use of WHO emergency health kits is critical to ensure timely delivery of essential emergency health services. With the aim to ...
"Fare thee well Sudan," the conservancy posted on its Facebook page. "You have done your work to highlight the plight of rhino ... Sudan was brought to Kenya from a zoo in the Czech Republic as part of an effort to breed the almost extinct species. He was 45 years old when he died. Photograph by Ami ...
Captain Frank Njoroge, who was detained by South Sudanese rebels, speaks of his ordeal during an interview at his home in Syokimau, Machakos County, on March 28, 2018. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...
Most areas of Sudan are expected to continue facing Minimal (IPC Phase 1) or Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity through September 2018. However, most IDPs in SPLM-N areas of South Kordofan, IDPs in Jebel Marra in Darfur, and poor households in parts of Kassala and North Darfur affected ...
Governor of the Red Sea State in eastern Sudan, Ali Ahmed Hamid, has said Sudan-Qatar economic partnerships have entered the stage of implementation, and praised the great role played by Qatar in promoting economic stability in his country. Hamid said negotiations for economic partnerships with ...
The conservancy hosts the only Two Rhinos remaining in the world ,facing imminent extinction. The Rhinos are kept within the 600 acre engendered species enclosure with are under a 24 hour surveillance..Photo:Kipsang Joseph/Standard. A memorial service for the last male Northern White rhino, Sudan, ...
The 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Sudan projects that 5.5 million people in Sudan will require humanitarian assistance in 2018 and requests approximately $1 billion to deliver assistance to 4.3 million people in the country. • Staple food prices increased for a fourth consecutive month in ...
March 30, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan and South Sudan from 19 to 23 March completed the marking of two border crossing corridors between the two countries in line with the Cooperation Agreement signed in September 2012. In a statement released on Wednesday, the United Nations Interim Security ...
UNHCR and its partners in collaboration with refugees, host community and IDPs celebrated the International Women's Day (IWD) on 8 March. The annual event was marked under the theme: “Press for Progress to transform rural women's lives”. UNHCR and partners organized a series of events, including ...
A thick sandstorm engulfed the Sudanese capital on Thursday, forcing authorities to cancel flights and shut schools in Khartoum and other nearby towns. Children and office workers stayed indoors while vehicles kept off roads as a thick orange haze shrouded the capital from early morning. Several ...
Sudan was the last specimen of male northern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni), one of the two subspecies of white rhinoceros in the world. Sudan's death on the 19th of March, was caused by an infection in his back and paw; he probably welcomed death as a liberation. The animal was living ...
Called Sudan's Ancient History: Hwida and Maawia Investigate Meroe's Iron, the book follows two young characters as they uncover how ancient people produced iron. One hundred copies of the book will be placed in the Doha libraries for children and families from across Qatar to enjoy and learn about ...
On Monday 26 March, the Council of ministers of the regional bloc called for South Sudan's former vice president to be freed from house arrest in Johannesburg. "Every time we asked who was keeping him in South Africa, we weren't given any answers. At least somebody has admitted now responsibility, ...
The shortage of fuel and cooking gas has renewed in Khartoum and a number of states over the past two days. People reported to Radio Dabanga that buses and trucks have been lining in queues in front of fuel stations for long hours on Tuesday and Wednesday. A number of states have announced an ...
Abdelgadir told CPJ that al-Mustagila shuttered in 2017 for financial reasons. At the sentencing, Ali told the court that both journalists would go to jail rather than pay the fine; authorities transferred Ali and Baou to prison that day, according to al-Sudan al-Youm and the Sudan Tribune. Baou has since been ...
BERLIN – Local students spent the day walking Wednesday to raise awareness — and funding — for well building in South Sudan. Students at Stephen Decatur Middle School carried flags and jugs of water as they walked around the building Wednesday at the school's second annual Water Walk.
JUBA, March 28 (Reuters) - South Sudan shut down mobile operator Vivacell's service overnight, demanding $66 million in license fees and locking out 900,000 subscribers. Vivacell, owned by Lebanon's Fattouch Investment Group, is one of three mobile phone operators in South Sudan - competing with ...
Two people were stabbed to death -- and five others injured -- by a knife-wielding “extremist” in Sudan's eastern Kassala province, local police said Wednesday. “An extremist attempted to deliver a sermon after evening prayers [on Tuesday] at a Kassala mosque,” Police Major-General Yahiya al-Hadi told ...
Sudan and Qatar will sign a $4 billion agreement to jointly develop the Red Sea port of Suakin off Sudan's coast, Sudanese media quoted Transport Minister ... Sudan last year signed a separate deal with Turkey whereby Ankara will restore part of Suakin and construct a naval dock to maintain civilian and ...
Qatar would spend 4 billion dollars on developing Sudan's Red Sea port, Sudan's Information Minister said on Tuesday. Qatari officials pledged the funds on a weekend visit, under an agreement whereby the east African nation will own 51 per cent of the project and the Gulf country the remainder.


 

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