Sunday 17 December 2017
(New Business Ethiopia 07/05/13)
Sudanese Agriculture and Irrigation Minister, Abdelhalim Almutaafie said that his country is supportive of the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam which is being constructed at a place only about 40 Kms from his country’s border. The Minister said the rationale behind the support of Sudan to the construction of the Ethiopian dam is that the dam is a “model “of development in the region. He also said that it is better to build dams in Ethiopia that in the Sudan or Egypt because of topographical reasons. “The level of evaporation in Sudan is higher than in Ethiopia for dam water reservoirs in Sudan and Egypt would be exposed to higher temperature from the environment and the sun as...
(AFP (eng) 07/04/13)
An aid worker was killed on Thursday during fighting in the largest city of Sudan's troubled Darfur region, a humanitarian source told AFP. "One killed and three (wounded)," said the source, adding that the wounded were receiving treatment at the African Union-UN peacekeeping mission (UNAMID) hospital in Nyala city. The source said the victims appeared to be Sudanese but it was not immediately clear how the incident happened. It occurred during a resumption of fighting in the centre of the city -- Sudan's second-largest -- after the killing overnight of a notorious local bandit who was also a paramilitary officer. The fighting came as the United Nations peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous visited Darfur, where there has been an upsurge of...
(Sudan Views 07/04/13)
Chairman of the Political Sector of the Justice and Liberation Movement, Tajal -Sir Niyam, revealed that his movement in West Darfur State has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Congress on the coordination efforts in the political, social and cultural levels between the two parties. Niyam stressed the need for dialogue, cooperation and discussion between the political parties to resolve all issues in Darfur region. Niyam called Justice and Liberation Movement in other states of the region to follow suit of West Darfur State in signing memorandums of understandings with the National Congress.
(Sudan Views 07/04/13)
Sudan announced that it regards what happened in Egypt Wednesday as an internal affair which is of concern to its people, national institutions and political leaders, calling on all parties in Egypt to give priority to preserving stability and security in Egypt, maintaining the unity of the Egyptian people and not to give any chance for those who are plotting against Egypt. In a statement it issued Wednesday evening, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed Sudan keenness to maintain its fraternal relations with Egypt and to enhance further the bilateral relations for the interest of the two sister nations. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicated that Sudan remained following up with concern the political developments in Egypt, based on the...
(Sudan Views 07/04/13)
A delegation of the African Union and the African Unions Border Program is due to arrive in Khartoum Thursday to discuss with Sudan government arrangements to commence implementation of the proposals of the AU High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan with regard to determining the zero line for the demilitarized area between Sudan and South Sudan and drawing up a detailed map of the area. This step is considered the start for implementing the proposals of the African Unions High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan for dealing with the current situation of the relations between Sudan and South Sudan State. The Foreign Minister, Ali Karti, has received a message from the African Unions Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ramadan Lamamra , informing...
(Sudan Views 07/04/13)
People Movement for Peace Wing ( PMPW ) chairs by Daniel Kodi predicts that southern Sudan vice president Riak Machar’s recent visit to Khartoum would contribute positively in supporting peace between the two countries PMPW chairman Daniel Kodi urges the two countries enter into genuine peace talks to solve outstanding issues. At time Kodi appeals to southern Sudan to halt backing armed opposition in response to what has been stated in security arrangements signed between the two countries.
(The New Times 07/04/13)
Mushikiwabo was speaking yesterday in Kigali as a panelist at a national symposium that featured discussions about 50 years of Africa’s independence, Rwanda’s 19 years since the Liberation War, and the role of Africa’s unity in the economic development of the continent. Mushikiwabo said that Africans will have to end rampant corruption, insecurity, and reliance on too much of foreign intervention if they are to record better achievements in their freedom and economic status. “Colonialism has hampered our ability to think for ourselves,” the minister said as she highlighted some of the reasons behind the continent’s ills. She encouraged all Africans to strive to tell their own story if they are to succeed in developing themselves because the current situation...
(Sudanese Online 07/04/13)
Khartoum-Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to refer their complaints to the agreed bilateral mechanisms, reiterating their acceptance of the proposals of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel about the current crisis, with immediate implementation of these proposals. This came in a joint statement issued on Monday in Khartoum at the end of talks between Sudan’s Vice president, Ali Osman Taha, and his South Sudanese counterpart, Riek Machar. The statement noted that the two sides discussed the implementation of the Cooperation Agreements, in particular the security issue. Khartoum’s government always accuses Juba’s government of supporting rebel movements, which prompted Sudan to its decision of 9 June 2013 in suspension in oil and related economic issues between the two countries...
(Sudan Tribune 07/04/13)
(KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government sought to strike a neutral tone following the move by the Egyptian army today to overthrow Islamist president Mohamed Morsi after unprecedented multi-million strong demonstrations against him over the weekend that killed nearly 50 people. Morsi’s own defence minister, armed forces chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced Morsi’s removal on TV on Wednesday night drawing wild jubilation from of protesters who have camped out on the streets of Cairo for days. The powerful military had issued a 48-hour deadline on Monday for Morsi to meet the "people’s demands", a day after protesters took to the streets calling for him to resign. Sisi laid out details of the roadmap for a political transition, saying the Islamist-drafted...
(Sudan Tribune 07/04/13)
(KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese parliament has unanimously adopted the 2013 army reserve law which allows the defense minister to summon all citizens including government and private sector employees, university graduates, army and regular forces retirees, between ages of 18-60 to join the reserves service. According to the law, those who refuse to join the reserve forces without a valid excuse will be fined and jailed for up to six months while conscripts who commit a crime during their service period will be imprisoned for three years. The law bans all reservists, with the exception of pilots and naval reservists, from leaving Sudan during their call for service unless they obtain prior permission and stipulated that all reservists must notify reserves...
(Sudan Tribune 07/04/13)
(KHARTOUM) - The speaker of the parliament, Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Tahir, has disclosed that president Omer Hassan al-Bashir will oversee the dossier of the tribal conflicts in the country to seek a resolution to its growing prevalence. A picture taken on May 29, 2013 shows the bodies of victims of tribal clashes between the Gimir and Beni Halba tribes in a village near Edd al-Fursan, about 100 kms southwest of the South Darfur state capital of Nyala. Late last month, Bashir warned against tribal strife in some areas of the country, noting that Sudan is facing challenges that need cooperation of all its people. “The tribal conflicts in a number of Sudan’s areas constitute the biggest threat to the country," Bashir...
(Sudanese Online 07/03/13)
Khartoum-Sudan’s Cabinet Minister, Ahmed Saad Omar, praised the role of Sudanese communities abroad in support of the national issues,describing them as good messengers and ambassadors to the people's diplomacy in introducing of Sudan.During his address at the opening session of the Second Conference of heads of and representatives of Sudanese communities abroad organized by Sudan Expatriate Authority in Khartoum,Omar said that the Conference coincides with the great achievements made by the State on various levels despite threats facing country, revealing that the National Assembly has approved the investment law which took away all the obstacles facing capitals. Sudan’s Cabinet Minister stressed that Sudan became open to foreign investments which will be encouraged by State, adding the recommendations of the Conference...
(Sudanese Online 07/03/13)
Khartoum- Sudan’s Oil Minister, Dr. Awad Al-Jaz, stressed the importance of building confidence between Khartoum and Juba for the cooperation between the two countries. During his meeting with his South Sudanese counterpart in Khartoum on Sunday, Al-Jaz pointed out that normalization of relations between the two sides will push forward the relations between them on clear basis for the interest of the two nations, indicating the two parties must resolve their pending issues to a enable the continuity of the Cooperation Agreements signed in Addis Ababa last April. For his part, South Sudan Minister of Oil and Minerals noted that there is no problem concerning the return of the relations between the two countries, affirming at the same time his...
(Sudan Tribune 07/03/13)
Khartoum/Juba — South Sudan's Vice President, Riek Machar, has appealed to the Sudan's major political parties to support the implementation of the cooperation agreements between the two countries. Marchar and his high level delegation to Khartoum held talks with the Sudanese top leaders over the pending pipeline closure which carries South Sudan's oil to Port Sudan, and implementation of security agreement that Khartoum said Juba ignored its implementation and continues to support rebels.. The two delegations led by Machar and the first Vice President of Sudan, Ali Osman Taha, after two days of talks reached an understanding and issued a press statement on Monday recommitting the two countries to the full implementation of cooperation agreements. While the fate of the...
(Fox News 07/03/13)
KHARTOUM – A clash between Sudanese police and villagers over a gold mine killed one person and wounded several others, residents told AFP on Wednesday. The incident occurred on Tuesday southwest of Gedaref town in eastern Gedaref state, they said."People in Samien village tried to stop miners from digging because they claim this is their land," one resident said. The clash broke out after the local district chief arrived with police, he said. "Police fired tear gas and guns," the resident added, estimating the number of protesting villagers at about 300. "One person, aged 20, was killed and six others were injured." Another villager gave the same toll and said riot police surrounded the hospital where angry relatives of the...
(Sudan Tribune 07/03/13)
(KHARTOUM) - Sudan has drafted a law on atomic energy and regulations on the system of nuclear liability and safeguards that will soon be presented to government for review, an official here said today. The Minister of Science and Communication Issa Bushra in remarks before a conference on nuclear energy for the 21st century in Russia said the proposed law was written with the help of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Bushra said that Sudan completed the procedures and requirements for the establishment of the first nuclear reactor in the framework of the assessment done by IAEA in line with its approved roadmap. The Sudanese official noted that the IAEA criteria looks at serious steps taken by the state...
(Sudan Tribune 07/03/13)
(KHARTOUM) - The National Congress Party (NCP) deputy chairman for party’s affairs Nafie Ali Nafie has said there was a match of views between the NCP and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on a range of issues. Nafie, who was speaking to reporters at Khartoum airport upon his return from China, said that Sudan’s delegation to the second session of the strategic dialogue with China has met with the organizational secretary of the CCP and that the main round of talks was held with China’s vice president whom he said expressed happiness for establishing the council of the African parties at a recent meeting in Khartoum. He said that the two parties discussed regional and international matters as well as...
(Sudan Tribune 07/03/13)
(KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese parliament has finally passed controversial amendments to the 2007 Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) law which will allow for prosecution of civilians in military courts. 109 MP’s voted in favor of the new law while 39 MP’s including the Popular Congress Party (PCP) MP objected and 8 others abstained. These amendments allow military courts to prosecute civilians on several crimes including deserting military service, harboring a fugitive, disclosing military information, using military uniforms, undermining the constitutional order, inciting war against the state, dealing with an enemy state, spying on the state and allowing escape of prisoners of war among others. The amendments give the Constitutional Court the authority to review the verdicts issued by military courts only...
(Sudan Vision 07/03/13)
Relations between Sudan and China were launched on Feb.4th 1959 and went ahead to become a model of relations between two States and two nations. Visits of gross root levels between the People's Republic of China and Sudan started from the sport stadium by exchanging visits among the sport teams of the two countries in 1957 following the openness of relations towards the Far East which started since the convening of The Bandung Conference in 1955 and the mutual recognition between the two countries in 1956. Through its various stages, this relation resulted in mutual support in stances towards the regional and international issues and surpassed them to development and economic partnership in areas full of obstacles and difficulties in...
(Ventures-Africa 07/03/13)
VENTURES AFRICA – The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Tuesday said it has earmarked up to $3 billion for Africa’s power sector over the next 5 years. AfDB President, Donald Kaberuka, speaking from Dar Es Salaam, said the bank’s interventions will include investment loans, reforms, advisory and guarantees in the energy sector. This is part of the bank’s backing for President Barack Obama’s $7 billion Power Africa plan which Obama unveiled on Saturday in Cape Town, South Africa. The US-led power plan will pay more attention to advancing more access to power in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria and Tanzania. Blue chip companies including General Electric and Symbion Power will also invest an additional $9 billion. Kaberuka said AfDB will...

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