Wednesday 28 June 2017
(Reuters (Eng) 05/24/13)
KHARTOUM/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Sudan and South Sudan's oil ministers on Thursday vowed to continue cross-border oil flows but gave contradictionary opinions whether a technical problem at a pumping station which had cut output had been fixed. Landlocked South Sudan is in the process of restarting oil exports via cross-border pipelines to the Sudanese Red Sea port of Port Sudan following a 16-month shutdown. Two days ago, it said it had lowered oil output to 105,000 barrels a day from 200,000 bpd due to a technical problem at a pump station at a processing plant in Jebelain just across the border in Sudan's White Nile state. On Thursday, South Sudan's Oil Minister Stephen Dhieu Dau flew to Khartoum to meet...
(Sudan Tribune 05/24/13)
The UN Assistant Secretary-General and Coordinator of humanitarian, Valerie Amos arrived in El-Fashir, North Darfur yesterday Wednesday, on an official visit to assess the situation in Darfur and the impact of the DDPD implementation on the stability in the region. The visit is part of the programme in which she is supposed to meet President Al Bashir and senior government officials to discuss humanitarian situation in Sudan. Amos met with Darfur Regional Authority Chairman, Dr. Al-Tijani Al-Sisi in El-Fashir who affirmed to her that they managed to overcome all the security challenges facing the DDPD, adding that the agreement is progressing towards achieving the aspired goal which is sustainable peace in the region. The meeting discussed the security and humanitarian...
(Sudan Tribune 05/24/13)
Sudan’s foreign ministry regretted statements issued by South Sudanese officials claiming that oil flow was deliberately blocked for political reasons, while in Juba president Salva Kiir reaffirmed that an alternative pipeline through Kenya remains his top priority. Khartoum and Juba agreed since last March to resume oil production and its exportation though a Sudanese pipeline after more than a year since the shutdown of oil production in December 2011. Earlier this week South Sudanese official said that Khartoum blocked the oil flow after recent allegations that Juba continues its support to the rebel groups in Darfur and South Kordofan. President Kiir on Monday said they may be forced to shutdown oil production again if the Sudanese government "continue to use...
(Sudan Vision 05/24/13)
Khartoum – Committee of Financial Disclosures examined, at its meeting chaired by the Minister of Justice, Maulana Mohamed Bushara Dossa, financial disclosure of the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al Bashir. The Committee also examined, in its periodic meeting chaired by the Chief Justice, Maulana Mohammed Ahmed Abu Sin, financial disclosure report of the Minister of Justice after the minister step down from the chairmanship of the committee temporarily due to the checkup. The Committee also examined the financial disclosure of the Speaker of the National Assembly, Maulana Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Tahir, and a number of ministers, according to the law of the year 1989. The committee will continue its work to examine the rest of the statements, according...
(Sudan Vision 05/24/13)
Khartoum - First Vice President and head of the higher council for agricultural renaissance Ali Osman Mohammed Taha received the final report of the Gezira Scheme Performance Review Committee which was delivered by head of the committee Dr. Taj Al-Sir Mustafa. Dr. Mustafa said the report included the outcomes of the meetings of the committee with the partners and parties concerned with the project. He explained that the project comprised 7 major points and future visions regarding the issues in question and how said visions can be implemented and through which mechanisms. Taha commended the report methodology and said it will find its way to implementation on the ground. The report, Taha said, included points dealing with the scheme's institutional...
(Gurtong Net 05/23/13)
The President of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit on Tuesday said that the government of Sudan is plotting to shut oil production over allegations that the Juba government supports rebels against the Khartoum government. Sudan and South Sudan early this year agreed to have a new spirit of cooperation as marked by the cooperation agreement and the implementation matrix signed by the two countries for the South Sudan oil to flow again following its shutdown in January 2012. “We are still staggering and we might for the second time. We are still working with them in a diplomatic way. It’s not we who are going to shut the oil production; it is they (Sudan) who have started,” Kiir said. President...
(Yahoo dépêches 05/23/13)
About 300,000 people have fled their homes due to a surge in fighting in Sudan's Darfur region this year and are now living in terrible conditions and short of food, the United Nations aid chief said on Wednesday. The figure is higher than the combined number of displaced people for the past three years. Violence is down from a peak in 2004-2005 but fighting between the army, rebels and rival tribes has increased significantly since January. "Here in the hot sun in summer they've got almost nothing. They still have to walk for water," U.N. humanitarian aid chief Valerie Amos said during a visit to an area outside El Fasher in North Darfur where 18,000 refugees live in tents. Amos...
(The Associated Press 05/23/13)
Following a lengthy Cabinet meeting, South Sudan's government spokesman said Wednesday that the country will continue to export oil through Sudan and that there had been only a temporary slowdown in production. An official in South Sudan's oil ministry earlier told The Associated Press that Sudan had blocked the export of South Sudanese oil. The official insisted he not be identified because he is not authorized to release the information. But government spokesman Barnabas Marial Benjamin said later that it was only a temporary slowdown. "It is not really a shutdown," Benjamin said, before explaining a technical process behind storage procedures and valve openings. "But as we speak now P2 is going to be opened later on this afternoon and...
(Sudan Views 05/23/13)
Death is not the issue of dead people, but it is the issue of those who live after them. One can die from peace if the knives of war do not assassinate him. The above reflect exactly the image of what happened to JEM (Peace Wing) leaders who recently signed a peace deal with the government in Doha. JEM under the leadership of Jibril Ibrahim sees that its (justice) with those who signed the peace agreement is to penalize them by assassinating them for their crime of joining the peace process. Forces of Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) faction led by Jibril Ibrahim committed a terrorism action targeting Commanders Mohammed Bashar and Suleiman Arko Dahiya who were leading the JEM...
(Reuters (Eng) 05/23/13)
(Reuters) - In a hangar-shaped factory hall in central Sudan a dozen workers rush to pack refined white sugar gushing from a funnel into paper bags to be loaded on three trucks parked outside. Next year, the management at Kenana Sugar Company hopes the plant will be even busier as it plans to boost its output as the African country seeks to increase sugar exports. Faced with the loss of most oil production after South Sudan seceded in 2011, Sudan has been scrambling to find new sources for state revenues and dollars to pay for imports. Developing its sugar industry is a priority as is searching for gold. "There is plenty of land suitable for sugar cultivation and also the...
(Sudan Tribune 05/23/13)
A coalition of more than 120 civil society organisations from across Africa and the Middle East on Wednesday issued a stark warning about the conflict in Sudan, calling on the African Union (AU) to “make history” by supporting a new comprehensive approach to peace. The comments come as African leaders will gather in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Saturday 25 May to mark the 50th anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and the 10th anniversary of the African Union (AU). The celebrations of the Golden Jubilee will be followed by the 21st ordinary summit of the AU on Sunday. It will be held under the theme, ‘Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance’. Some 75 heads of state and government...
(Sudan Views 05/23/13)
Misseriya general Union blasts opposition alliance leaders who visited Juba capital of southern Sudan recently. The union says that opposition alliance leaders met Dinka Nagock prominent members in Juba. Meanwhile opposition leaders have started releasing passive statements aimed at triggering tensions between Misseriya and Dinka in Abyei. The union stated will sue a case against leading Popular Congress Party member Kamal Omar who alleged that Misseriya killed Dinka Nagock paramount chief Kuwal Deng. Head of Misseriya union Mohamed Khatri Gumma urges Misseriya loyalists to pull out from this party which is “a biggest enemy of Misseriya .” He affirms that the union will sue Kamal Omar. He adds that the committee assigns to probe killing of Kual has not yet...
(Voice of America 05/23/13)
UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos pledged Wednesday to lobby for more funding for humanitarian operations in Darfur after visiting the largest internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in North Darfur. The camp has seen an influx of 300,000 IDPs since the start of the year, and is short of food and water. The visit by Amos comes in the 10th year of the conflict in Darfur, where some 1.4 million people have been displaced. The UN envoy's four-day visit to Sudan is due to wrap up on Thursday.
(Sudan Views 05/23/13)
France has declared its support to the peace process in Darfur and implementation of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur. France has strongly condemned the assassination of the leaders of the signatory faction of the Justice and Equality Movement, Mohamed Bashar and his companions, and regarded this assassination as unacceptable act. The spokesman of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called on all parties to stick cessation of hostilities, resort to negotiation and to join the peace process which represent the sole means for restoring calmness and stability and avoiding any additional suffering for the civilians in Darfur.
(Sudan Views 05/22/13)
UN Security Council is morally and legally standing idly by vis a vis the aggressions committed by the Sudanese armed groups in North Kordofan and Darfur where former rebel leaders were assassinated by jibreel Ibrahim led Justice and Equality Movement. JEM has has assassinated the leaders of the splinter faction for signing peace agreement last April with the Sudanese government in Doha. The aggression carried by Sudan Revolutionary Front has resulted in genocide and raping in Kershola and Um Rawaba. The unjustifiable attack has targeted the civilians and threatened regional and international security in Kershola and the Sudanese-South Sudanese border areas where muti ethic groups groups live. The attack is completely unjustifiable since the rebels have attacked and destroyed populated...
(Sudan Tribune 05/22/13)
A high ranking Sudanese official said Uganda has to stop its support to the rebel groups in Darfur, if it wants to help to bring peace in the troubled region. The source, the state new agency (SUNA) reported on Tuesday, was reacting to statements by the Ugandan prime minister Amama Mbabazi who met on Monday with the head of the African Union United Nations Mission for Darfur (UNAMID) Mohammed Ibn Chambas. Mbabazi, according to Uganda’s New Vision newspaper, told Chambas that Kampala is ready to help in bringing an end to the conflict in Darfur. He added that Ugandan army would pursue the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels "if they meted terror on Darfur". "The Real assistance that Uganda can...
(Sudan Views 05/22/13)
A high-level government source said that the real support that Uganda could provide for the peace process in Darfur is to abide by the decision of the Summit of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region in December 2011, which classified the so-called Justice and Equality Movement (Jibril Ibrahim group) and Sudan Liberation Movement with all its factions as a passive force that threatens the security at the region, as well as the decisions of the summit which prevented the member states from dealing with these rebel groups and bans these movements from practicing any activities inside the territories of the member states. The source gave this comment in response to statements given by the Prime Minister of Uganda...
(Sudan Views 05/22/13)
The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) announced that the situation in the battlefield is very promising and that all exits and entrances in the Abu Karshola area and the surrounding areas in South Kordofan are under complete control. SAF Spokesperson, Colonel Al-Sawarmi Khalid Saad, said the plans of SAF are progressing forward in Abu Karshola and some Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan besides some of the affected areas in South Darfur. He continued: "SAF are performing their duties well. There were no military operations last week which is indicative of SAFs control of the situation to an extent where rebels no longer crave rebellion or try to incite disagreement in other areas." Al-Sawarmi ridiculed the blatant lies told by rebel leaders...
(South Sudan News Agency 05/22/13)
May 22, 2013 (SSNA) -- When the government of S. Sudan closed down oil production in late January 2012, the news was received with ululations. Those who hold S. Sudan close to their hearts thronged the dusty roads of Juba in celebration. I was no exception. In my humble burrow, I managed throwing a couple fists in the air. Then sank the whole euphoria in with my favorite 21-years-long-war songs from the great Koryom division of Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA). For those who abhor Khartoum with her Islamic Sharia laws, religious prejudices, warmongering, and racially based discriminations, it was a perfect day. We couldn’t simply afford funding our destabilization with our own resources. Full stop. After all, it doesn’t...
(Africa Review 05/22/13)
South Sudan President Salva Kiir and his Sudan counterpart Omar al-Bashir, are scheduled to hold a summit in Addis Ababa on Friday on the Abyei impasse and accusations of rebel support, officials said on Tuesday. The announcement followed a visit of Sudan’s Foreign minister Ali Karti, along with the security chief Mohamed Al-atta, to Juba last week in an effort to ease tension following the killing of Abyei former chief Kuol Deng Kuol. Arab Misseriya tribesman reportedly murdered Kuol who was in a convoy of UN peacekeepers on return from a visit to the northern Abyei region. Juba accused Khartoum of masterminding the killing, while Sudan blamed the deceased and UN peacekeepers of moving north of the region without informing...

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