| Africatime
Thursday 27 April 2017
(Sudan Vision 03/19/13)
Khartoum - The Minister of Science and Communication, Dr. Eissa Bushara, has expressed Sudan welcome to the Chadian desire to link and unite the communication networks via extending the optical fibres and uniting feed in the two countries in cooperation with Sudatel and Canar companies. This came when Dr. Bushara received in his office last Sunday the visiting delegation of the Chadian Ministry of Communication, headed by the General Inspector of the ministry, Engineer Mohamed Salih in presence of the Undersecretary of Sudan Ministry of Science and Communication, Prof. Zuhair Al-Fadil, and director of the communication units of the Sudanese and Chadian ministries. He called for completing the details and adopting the required arrangements to sign an agreement between the...
(Sudan Vision 03/19/13)
Khartoum – Meetings of the Joint Political and Security Committee (JPSC) between Sudan and South Sudan continued at the level of technical committees. The two sides are expected to discuss the implementation of the security agreement signed between Khartoum and Juba last year to open ten border checkpoints to promote trade between the two countries besides the formation of a joint force to monitor border security. The force will comprise 90 members from Sudan and South Sudan and about 860 peacekeepers from the United Nations Interim Force in Abyei (UNISFA). Dr. Al Muiz Farouq, JPSC rapporteur said South Sudan issued a letter signed by its Defence Minister stating that Sudan has no forces south of 1.1.1956 borderline and South Sudan...
(Reuters (Eng) 03/14/13)
Catholics in Africa and Asia on Thursday greeted the election of Pope Francis from Argentina as a historic breakthrough that would pump the developing world's vital energy into a struggling Church and amplify the voice of the planet's poor. While there was disappointment that Pope Benedict's successor did not come from the African or Asian continents, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio's Third World origins spurred hopes of a kindred spirit among Catholics from Manila to Maputo. Argentina, in Latin America's southern cone, is as far from Africa and Asia as Europe, the prime source of previous pontiffs. But these rapidly developing southern continents of the globe, where poverty still looms large, are now home to the world's fastest growing Catholic communities. African...
(AL Jazeera 03/12/13)
AU-brokered agreement, to be implemented within two weeks, comes a year after South shut down oil trade with North. Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to resume the flow of southern oil exports through pipelines in Sudan within two weeks, more than a year after Juba shut down its entire output. An African Union mediator announced the deal on Tuesday, which resumes trade between the two countries after South Sudan shut down its 350,000 barrel-per-day output in January last year in a dispute with Khartoum over fees. The armies of the two countries have also agreed to withdraw troops from contested border areas, in the latest attempt to set up a buffer zone after fighting last year. Idris Mohammed Abdel...
(BBC News Africa 03/12/13)
South Sudan and Sudan have agreed to resume pumping oil after a bitter dispute over fees which saw production shut down more than a year ago. The South, which seceded from the rest of Sudan in 2011, will begin oil production again by 24 March, under the deal negotiated in Ethiopia. Both states rely heavily on oil, which is pumped from the South through Sudan's pipelines for export. They also agreed to withdraw troops from their border area. A demilitarised buffer zone is to be set up, with the intention of improving security. Trade deals and a committee to agree on the disputed border were also discussed in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. The 17-page document signed by Sudanese and...
(Reuters (Eng) 03/12/13)
(Reuters) - Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to order the resumption of the flow of southern oil exports through pipelines in Sudan within two weeks, more than a year after Juba shut down its entire output, a mediator said on Tuesday. Landlocked South Sudan, which seceded from Sudan in July 2011, shut down its 350,000 barrel-per-day output in January last year in a dispute with Khartoum over fees. Both countries depended heavily on oil for revenue and the foreign currency they use to import food and fuel, but disputes over the border and other issues prevented the two from resuming exports. Sudan's chief negotiator Idris Mohammed Abdel Gadir signed a deal with his South Sudanese counterpart Pagan Amum setting...
(Sudan Tribune 03/08/13)
Nearly $38m has been earmarked by the Japanese government to help the United Nations and other international organisations in efforts to consolidate peace in Sudan. The contribution, the Japanese embassy said in a statement, comes from its supplementary budget for the 2012 financial year, and expected to respond to the emergency appeals especially in the conflict-affected areas in Sudan. "The Government of Japan regards Sudan as one of the most important countries in the world since peace and stability of Sudan is not only the issues for the people of Sudan, but the common concerns for international community for the regional prosperity and development of Africa as a whole," partly reads the statement from its Khartoum-based embassy. The donation, the...
(Allafrica 03/07/13)
Khartoum — Sudanese foreign ministry renewed its accusations that Juba supports Sudanese rebel groups, saying a recent United Nations report confirmed their presence in South Sudan. A UN panel of independent experts established since 2005 to monitor the arms embargo said in a report released recently says that the Sudanese air force uses now a new weapons system, S-8 air-to-ground rockets with thermobaric warheads, "which implies a quantum leap in their effectiveness". The report further says the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) established a " a large base for around 800 armed fighters" outside Bentiu, capital of Unity State and also another base in Timshaha in Western Bahr el-Ghazal State. "This report represents a testimony of an international body that...
(Sudan Tribune 03/07/13)
(KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese President Omer Hassan al-Bashir on Wednesday reviewed results of a probe into Sudan Airways loss of landing slot at Heathrow airport in London and ordered that those responsible should be held accountable. JPEG - 23 kbSudanese Transport minister Ahmed Babiker Nahar talks during an interview after visiting Kiev last week, in Khartoum February 13, 2013 (Reuters) The transportation minister Ahmed Babiker Nahar said following his meeting with Bashir today that the latter wants the landing slot reinstated or in the alternative have the airline reimbursed. Nahar said that the Sudan Airways CEO and former investment minister Al-Sharif Ahmed Omer Badr has been implicated in the highly controversial scandal. Badr has reportedly approved sale of the Heathrow...
(Eye Witness News 03/07/13)
KHARTOUM - Sudan and South Sudan will resume stalled talks on Thursday to set up a demilitarised border zone, Sudan's state news agency SUNA said on Wednesday, in a new attempt to resolve a conflict over oil and land. The African neighbours came close to war in April in the worst border clashes since South Sudan seceded from Sudan in 2011 under a 2005 deal which ended decades of civil war. After mediation from the African Union, both countries agreed in September to set up a buffer zone along their disputed border and resume oil exports from landlocked South Sudan through Sudan. Oil is vital to both economies. But neither side has withdrawn its army from the almost 2,000km border...
(Zambia Reports 03/06/13)
Sudan have lost top spot in its 2014 World Cup qualifying group after sport’s highest court stripped a victory against Zambia for fielding an ineligible player. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it rejected the Sudanese Football Association’s appeal against a FIFA ruling to award Zambia a 3-0 win by default. According to MTNfootball.com, CAS says Sudanese officials “couldn’t not be aware of the fact that” Saif Ali was suspended and ineligible to face Zambia last June. Ali scored in Sudan’s 2-0 win in Khartoum, four months after being sent off when the same teams played an African Cup of Nations quarterfinal. The court’s ruling puts Zambia top with six points from two matches, three ahead of Ghana. Sudan...
(Google News 02/26/13)
The outgoing Kenyan ambassador to Sudan Robert Ngesu has distanced himself from remarks attributed to him by a pro-government newspaper last week in which he said that president Omar Hassan Al-Bashir is welcome to visit his country “at any time”.According to the Khartoum-based Arabic newspaper al-Rayaam, Ngesu reaffirmed his government’s solidarity with the Sudanese leader, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC). However, in a letter sent to Sudan Tribune, Ngesu said he never gave an interview to al-Rayaam. “I wish to categorically state that I did not hold any interview with the said newspaper, and in this regard, I am expressing my objection to the said newspaper,” he said in the letter dated 25 February. “On the...
(Google News 02/26/13)
Tribal clashes over control of lucrative gold mines in North Darfur state have killed more than 500 people and wounded some 865 since January, a Sudanese lawmaker said on Monday, in what is a sharp increase on previous estimates given for the number of casualties from the violence. Adam Sheikha, a federal parliamentary representative for Al Sireaf district, told reporters 510 people had been killed since the outbreak of violence - the first estimates covering recent fighting to come from a member of Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP). The UN previously put the figure at 100. Painting a grim picture of the situation on the ground, Sheikha said 15 women were raped, 68 villages were razed and another 120...

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