Sunday 18 February 2018
(In2 East Africa 07/05/13)
Mr Sambi, who visited the 37th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) in the city also urged Africans to work together and exchange experiences in technology to hasten the continent’s development process. He said such exchanging and sharing of technology experiences will help the continent advance in various sectors, especially agriculture. Speaking at the Vocational Education Training Authority (VETA) pavilion, Mr Sambi promised to link Tanzanian business people with their counterparts in Comoro. “This is the time for Africans to stop feeling marginalised; from what I have seen here today (yesterday), this shows we have made major advancement in technology something that we should be proud of,” Mr Sambi noted. He said the DITF had impressed him so much...
(The Guardian 07/05/13)
Batul Javil's story is familiar, but terrifying all the same. She had taken her children to visit her parents in a neighbouring village in Sudan's southern Blue Nile state beyond which, after an international border was created in July 2011, Khartoum's rule ends and newly independent South Sudan begins. It was a day, she says, like any other. Then without warning, all hell broke loose. "All of a sudden, the war came," Javil says. A plane darkened the sky, dropping bombs indiscriminately on the village and its inhabitants. All they could do was run, she says, try to find cover, simply get away. The family could not go back to their village, could not stay where they were, so they...
(Gurtong Net 07/05/13)
YAMBIO, 05 July 2013 [Gurtong] - Hussein Enoka Bakama, a member of the State Legislative Assembly representing Ri-Rangu Constituency no. 19 Yambio County raised the motion of the students on the floor of parliament on Thursday. He told the parliament that the students are in desperate need of help from their people at home especially the state government of WES. He said the students are facing numerous challenges ranging from tuition fees, accommodations, transport, saying even the embassy of South Sudan in Khartoum made empty promises. According to Hon. Hussein, students were admitted into the Sudanese universities through the state intake as it used to happen before the independence of South Sudan but students could not return with their parents...
(Sudan Tribune 07/05/13)
July 4,2013 (JUBA)- South Sudan on Wednesday announced it had entered into talks with rebel leader, David Yauyau to find remedies of ending the conflict in its largest state of Jonglei. The move comes just days after the country’s leader, Salva Kiir instructed elders from the Murle tribe to establish contacts with the rebel leader and persuade the latter to respond to amnesty. President Kiir has vowed to pardon rebel leaders and their followers fighting against his government, should they respond to an amnesty issued in April, this year. The amnesty, South Sudanese information said, establishes a legal framework for peace under which rebel leaders can officially be forgiven for crimes they may have committed while fighting against the Juba...
(Sudan Tribune 07/05/13)
Juba/Bentiu — South Sudan on Thursday accused neighbouring Sudan of carrying out grounds and air attacks in its Upper Nile and Unity states, killing unknown numbers of civilians and wounding four government soldiers. The attack comes just days after South Sudan vice-president, Riek Machar paid a high level visit to Khartoum in a bid to diffuse tension, over oil row, between the two nations. The Sudanese government, Machar said, pledged its commitment to respect and implement the cooperation agreements, which the two neighbouring countries signed in Ethiopia, last year. On Wednesday, a Sudanese jet attacked the Jau area of Unity state on July 3 seriously wounding at least seven people, a senior South Sudanese official told Sudan Tribune Thursday. The...
(The New York Times 07/05/13)
One aid worker was killed and three others were wounded when a grenade hit their office during a gunfight between competing security forces on Thursday in Nyala, the biggest city in the Darfur region of Sudan, the United Nations and witnesses said. Men dressed in military uniforms were seen exchanging fire with people inside a security compound near the office. Clashes between the army, rebels and rival tribes have surged in the vast and mostly lawless region in recent months, but had until now been confined to rural areas. In separate violence, three Nigerian peacekeepers were wounded when unidentified assailants ambushed them with rocket-propelled grenades on their way to Nyala on Wednesday, the United Nations said.
(AFP (eng) 07/05/13)
An advance party of UN troops who will support the monitoring of a buffer zone along the disputed Sudan-South Sudan border should arrive by August, the top UN peacekeeper said on Thursday. They will be among more than 1,000 Blue Helmets who will eventually protect the border monitors, Herve Ladsous, the UN's Undersecretary General for Peacekeeping, told reporters in the Sudanese capital. "We are in the process of deploying an additional battalion," he said. While the first troops are expected next month, the rest "will be deployed as quickly as possible," to activate the border monitoring, Ladsous added. "Because that is a crucial way to contribute to confidence between the two parties on that very long, 2,200 kilometres (1,364 miles),...
(Voice of America 07/05/13)
LONDON — A new satellite system was launched into orbit last week that aims to bring high-speed Internet to remote communities across the globe. Its backers say it could have a big impact in rural parts of Africa by speeding up economic and social development. Others argue the huge amounts of money, however, should be spent on more basic needs. Lift-off for the O3b - or "Other 3 Billion" - satellite system occurred last week in French Guiana. The system goes "live" later this year when eight satellites will enter a lower orbit to provide a faster connection. Its backers include Google and the Development Bank of Southern Africa, among others. Founder Greg Wyler said the "Other 3 Billion" are...
(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...

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