Sunday 22 October 2017
( 05/27/13)
With the European leagues over and FIFA World Cup qualifiers beckoning, there will be little resting time for the Black Stars’ foreign-based players who begin non-residential camping today in Accra in preparation for an onslaught against the Sudan and Lesotho in two crucial away World Cup qualifiers. Last Friday, Coach Kwasi Appiah named his 25-man squad for the two crucial away ties early next month with virtually a full house expected at training this afternoon at the Accra Stadium. With the exception of SuperSport United’s Edwin Gyimah, Espanyol’s Mubarak Wakaso and Harrison Afful of Esperance who have sought permission to arrive late due to club commitment all the other foreign-based players are in town and poised to prepare for the...
(Sudan Views 05/27/13)
The Sudanese Foreign Minister and Director of the National Intelligence and Security Service have with South Sudanese President Kiir with cogent evidence of South Sudans involvement in the rebel attack. South Sudanese has provided logistic support to the rebel movements which have recently assaulted some areas in Kordofan. President Kiir who received the two officials in his Presidential Palace office has promised to investigate the claims. His promise is a positive development in the Sudanese-South Sudanese relations. In the past, South Sudan used to deny and make counter accusations. Juba has realized that no room for denying amid the the irrefutable involvement. The President of any country is familiar with up to date and sufficient information about what is running...
(Sudan Views 05/27/13)
The spokesman of the Armed Forces, Col. Al-Sawarmi Khalid Saad, announced that the Armed Forces repulsed Sunday morning an aggression of the rebellion remnants on Al-Dandor area in South Kordofan State and inflicted heavy losses on them in lives and equipments. He explained in a statement he issued Sunday that the Armed Forces has killed more than 70 of the attacking rebels and confiscated two tanks 55 in good condition. Col. Al-Sawarmi pointed out that remnants of the rebel movements have attacked Al-Dandor in South Kordofan using tanks and artillery with the aim to occupy it and to loot properties of the citizens and to terrify them. He said that the Armed Forces is now pursuing the fleeing rebels and...
(Voice of America 05/25/13)
ADDIS ABABA — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he is working with the African Union to end violence along the border between Sudan and South Sudan. America’s top diplomat met separately with Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Ahmed Karti on the sidelines of the African Union summit in Ethiopia. Kerry says Sudan and South Sudan "are in a very delicate place right now" and it is important for the international community to help both of them focus on "developing the future, not on fighting the issues of the past." Long-standing disputes dominate tensions between the governments in Khartoum and Juba, including over the provinces of Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile, which remain in Sudan but where many people fought...
(The Associated Press 05/25/13)
Dozens of African leaders met in the Ethiopian capital Saturday to mark 50 years since the founding of the African Union, a continentwide organization that helped liberate Africa from colonial masters and which now is trying to stay relevant on a continent regularly troubled by conflict. Opening the summit that was attended by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other foreign dignitaries, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said the AU's original pan-Africanist aspirations remain relevant for a continent where many states are still struggling to overcome rampant poverty and violence. "This historic day marks not only a great leap forward in the Pan-Africanist quest for freedom, independence and unity but also the beginning of our collective endeavor for the...
(Sudan Tribune 05/24/13)
Fighting in Sudan’s western Darfur region has resulted into the displacement of 300,000 people in the last five months of this year, the United Nations estimates. This number "is more than the total number of people displaced in the last two years put together" said Valerie Amos, the UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs in a press conference held in Khartoum on Thursday. Amos who visited Zamzam camp for the internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) near the North Darfur capital said she was sorry to realise that people are still suffer from a lack of adequate basic services since ten years ago when the conflict started. "I was particularly shocked when we visited some of the new arrivals in ZamZam camp...
(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.

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