Wednesday 22 November 2017
(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...
(Sudan Views 05/22/13)
The Humanitarian Aid Commissioner, Dr. Suleiman Abdul Rahman has said that Sudan and the UN shared identical views on not extending relief items to the war affected -people from outside borders and carrying out vaccination campaigns in the rebel controlled-area from outside but within the borders of the State of Sudan . The Commissioner told SUNA, Tuesday that Minister of Interior, Engineer, Ibrahim Mahmud Hammed who received at his office, Tuesday, the Visiting UN Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, asserted the necessity for reaching final settlement for the displaced in Darfur . He said the Minister briefed the UN official on the humanitarian situation in Sudan and the role that can be played by the UN in this connection .
(Reuters (Eng) 05/22/13)
KHARTOUM, SUDAN — Lebanese farmland investor GLB Invest plans to invest up to $800 million in Sudan to produce animal feed to be sold to Saudi Arabia, its president said on Tuesday. Arab investors have launched farmland and livestock projects in the vast African country, prized for its fertile soil and easy access to irrigation water from the Nile, to help arid Gulf oil producers secure food supplies. Firas Badra, president of Beirut-based GLB Invest, said the firm had leased 78,000 hectares of land 130 km north of Khartoum to produce and export 40,000 tons annually of animal feed from January to Saudi Arabia. “We are starting now with 40,000 tons for the time being and the project will have...
(Sudan Tribune 05/22/13)
The Sudanese oil minister Awad Al-Jaz on Tuesday denied reports that his government hampered the exportation of South Sudan crude through the Heglig pipeline, stressing it functions normally. In statements to the official news agency, SUNA, Al-Jaz said South Sudan’s oil is flowing normally on Sudanese soil to the export ports. “South Sudan’s oil is flowing normally on Sudanese soil to the export ports,” the Sudanese minister said. The oil minister added that the work between Sudan and South Sudan is continuing according to the matrix of the joint cooperation signed by the two countries. Mutrif Sadiq, the Sudanese ambassador to South Sudan said Tuesday that his government did not authorize closure of the oil flow and was making necessary...
(Sudan Views 05/21/13)
The National Congress Party (NCP) stressed its demands for South Sudan to really disengage SPLM-N and to no longer shelter armed rebels. In a press release, after the meeting of the political sector of NCP which was headed by Dr. Al-Haj Adam Yousif, deputy head of the party, Yassir Yousif, official spokesperson for the party, said: "We renew our commitment to implementing the framework agreement with South Sudan and demand, in the strongest terms, that South Sudan disengages SPLM-N. Yousif said he hopes answers will be provided to the queries taken by President Al Bashirs two delegates to South Sudan; Ali Karti, minister of foreign affairs, and Mohammed Atta Al-Mawla, director of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS). Yousif...
(Sudan Views 05/21/13)
The Speaker of the National Assembly, Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Taher has affirmed the ability of the Armed Forces to defeat the rebels and cleansing the country of traitors and mercenaries . Al-Taher who was addressing a mass rally in Dongola, Sunday, said the government will not negotiate with those who hold arms and killed the innocent people in Abu-Karshoula and Um-Rawaba . The Wali (governor) of Al-Shumaliya State, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Khider affirmed his state support to the Armed Forces, pointing out to the state of emergency declared in the state since the rebel aggression on North Kordufan State . The Secretary of the Council of the Political Parties in the State, Jamal Mirghani said the Armed Forces is red line that...
(Sudan Vision 05/21/13)
Khartoum – State Minister at the Ministry of Petroleum, Faisal Hammad stressed that the responsibility of his ministry is focused in the provision of petroleum derivatives for all states of the Sudan. In a meeting with the Government of South Darfur, Hammad called on the state government to tighten control over petroleum derivatives patrol and reduce smuggling. Hammad said that his ministry is seeking to provide the oil supply in all parts of the country through a new fleet of vehicles transporting petroleum derivatives. For his part, Director of the General Administration of oil supply and marketing, Hisham Taj Al-Sir confirmed the availability of all petroleum derivatives, pointing out that the Khartoum refinery is working at full capacity to extend...
(Redpepper 05/21/13)
Uganda’s Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi says the country can play a key role in ending the conflict in Darfur, the western region of Sudan where the Sudanese government is trying to end its conflict with armed rebel groups. Mbabazi said over the weekend that the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) which had deployed units to the Central African Republic would pursue rebels of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) if they meted out terror on Darfur. He revealed this while meeting a delegation led by head of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and the joint chief mediator for Dafur, Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas who are in the country to consult on how to solve the conflict in Darfur...
(Sudan Tribune 05/21/13)
The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has relocated over 1,480 Sudanese refugees from the border to Sherkole camp in Ethiopia pushing the capacity of the camp beyond the initial limit of 9,000 people. In a statement the UNHCR in Ethiopia said the refugees who had originally been displaced by the conflict in Sudan’s eastern Blue Nile state were relocated during March and April. The Sudanese refugees were being sheltered among host communities along the Ethiopia-Sudan border since their arrival in 2011 hoping to return when stability is restored. But with the security situation in Blue Nile state still uncertain the UN refugee agency said it is planning to relocate more Sudanese refugee from the borders to camps further inside Ethiopia...
(Huffingtonpost 05/21/13)
"In remembrance lie the roots of redemption; in forgetfulness the roots of destruction." That Judaic theme has inspired museums, international memorial days, and not a few politicians to invoke "Never Again" when the specter of genocide rears its horrific head. Yet while millions may draw inspiration and hope from survivor's stories and inspirational films, the people who hold the power to act do not have a great track record in the generation since the Nazi Holocaust. From the Cambodian genocide to Rwanda and Darfur, a more accurate reprise might be "ever again." Now comes word that the Obama administration will host representatives of Sudan's al Bashir regime, whose dismal human rights record has led al Bashir's indictment for crimes against...
(Sudan Tribune 05/21/13)
Juba — South Sudan on Monday summoned the Chinese ambassador to Juba to complain over an alleged blockage of the flow of its oil to international markets through Sudanese territory, government sources have said. Chinese companies dominate the South Sudanese oil industry having been welcomed into Sudan before the South seceded from the north in 2011 taking with 75% of the country's 500,000 barrels per day of oil production. South Sudanese oil production was halted in January 2012 due to a dispute between Khartoum and Juba over transit fees but, as part of a cooperation deal, production resumed last month. President Salva Kiir is scheduled to join his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir in to witness the first Southern crude to...
(Sudan Tribune 05/21/13)
Nyala - Minister of Defence Lt. General (Eng.) Abdul Rahim Mohammed Hussein, and National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) Director, Lt. General (Eng.) Mohammed Atta Al-Mawla Abbas), inspected the security status in Nyala, Capital of South Darfur, and the surrounding areas. In a press release in Nyala, yesterday; Defence Minister said that the purpose of the visit is to assess the security status in Nyala and the surrounding areas and added: "We have convened a fruitful session with the South Darfur Governor, Maj. General Mahmoud Jar Al-Nabi, and the state's security committee in which detailed security briefings and reports on Nyala and other areas were presented and we made sure of complete coordination among the army, police, and NISS." Hussein...
(Sudan Tribune 05/21/13)
Displaced civilians on their way to Dereige camp in South Darfur were attacked by an unidentified armed group on 16 May, according to UK-based advocacy group the Sudan Social Development Organisation (SUDO). In a statement, SUDO UK says members of the armed gang threatened to kill their civilian hostages unless a 6,000 Sudanese pound ransom was paid.The group were en route from Muhajriyia to the South Darfur capital, Nyala, when the incident occurred. The civilians were eventually freed after the driver managed to collect the sum from various sources. SUDO UK condemned the attack, calling on the Sudanese government and the joint African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) to take responsibility for the protection of civilians in the war-torn...
(The Associated Press 05/20/13)
Twenty-four people died in a battle between South Sudan's military and rebel fighters the government believes to be supported by neighboring Sudan, while a tribe-on-tribe cattle-raiding attack elsewhere in the country killed 27 people, officials said Monday. A battle in Jonglei state on Sunday killed 20 rebel fighters and four government troops, said Col. Philip Aguer. Aguer said the army recaptured the town of Boma, near the border with Ethiopia, from rebels led by David Yau Yau who took over the town earlier this month. South Sudan's military "restored law and order to Boma and chased away the rebels to the hills outside town," he said. Aguer said government forces found food manufactured in the East African country of Eritrea...
(Sudan Tribune 05/18/13)
The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon has appointed Haile Menkerios as new Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU) and his Special Representative to the African Union at the level of Under-Secretary-General. Menkerios, a South African, will also continue his current assignment as the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan. He replaces Zachary Muburi-Muita, whose assignment ends next month. Ki-moon, in a statement, said he was grateful to Muburi-Muita for his “dedicated” service with UNOAU, since its establishment in 2010 and for “deepening the African Union-United Nations strategic partnership”. The South African reportedly brings to the position extensive experience in African issues and with the UN, having served in various positions within the...
(Sudan Tribune 05/18/13)
The People’s Republic of China has agreed to speed up measures aimed at increasing the level of loans offered to Sudan with priority given to projects linked to increasing production. This came following talks on developing economic and trade cooperation conducted by the Sudanese State’s Minister of Finance Abdel-Rahman Dirar with Chinese officials in Beijing. The Chinese Export and Import Bank has pledged to coordinate with the Chinese Ministry of Commerce to speed up measures to increase the level of preferential and concessional loans as well as grants with priority given to projects linked to increasing production and productivity. The Sudanese official disclosed that several memorandums of understanding (MOU) have been signed between the two countries, declaring that Chinese officials...
(Sudan Tribune 05/17/13)
Sudanese defence minister Abdel-Rahim Hussein was Wednesday in Al-Obeid, capital of North Korodfan state to review the ongoing preparation to retake Abu-Kershola, an area the rebels control since 27 April. The visit comes after statements by the Sudanese president Omer Al-Bashir on Monday 13 May where he said that the army forces were on the outskirts of Abu-Kershola and vowed to defeat the rebel Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) The rebels extended last month their attacks to Um Rawaba in North Kordofan state before to redeploys its fighters to Abu-Kershola in South Kordofan on the border with North-Kordofan state. According the official news agency SUNA, Abdel-Rahim scrutinised the ongoing operations aiming to expel SRF fighters from the region, and reaffirmed the...
(Sudan Tribune 05/17/13)
The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) denied statements by the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) about the presence of Chadian troops in Darfur and described it as "false allegations" . JEM spokesperson, Gibreel Ada Bilal, said last Tuesday that Chadian troops entered into North Darfur after the killing of Mohamed Bashar, a leader of a splinter group, near the common border. Al-Sawarmi Khaled, SAF spokesperson said on Thursday that Darfur is free of Chadian troops stressing that the rebel statements aim to embarrass the governments of Sudan and Chad. He further said that the joint forces deployed on the border areas have no relation with the counter-insurgency operations carried out in Darfur by the Sudanese army. The two countries formed...
(Sudan Tribune 05/17/13)
Sudan’s First Vice President Ali Osman Mohamed Taha said the ongoing war in Abu-Kershola and other parts of the country is a foreign plot aimed at further balkanizing Sudan calling it the "second chapter" following the south’s separation in July 2011. Taha said that there are circles within South Sudan government which is supportive of this scheme in order to implement the strategy of the "New Sudan" irrespective of whether the governing party in Khartoum is the National Congress Party (NCP) or another party. Khartoum says that "New Sudan" scheme, that was the motto of Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM) at its onset in 1983, aims at making Sudan a secular non-Arab state. The 1st VP went on to say...
(Voice of America 05/17/13)
KHARTOUM — Sudan's Foreign Minister Ali Ahmed Karti will visit South Sudan on Friday, state media said, the first high-level meeting between the neighbors since Khartoum accused Juba of supporting rebels who launched a major attack three weeks ago. Both African countries agree in March to restart crucial cross-border oil flows and end tensions that has existed since the south seceded in 2011. But despite this thaw, Sudan accused South Sudan on Saturday of supporting a rebel alliance which launched a surprise attack on the central Sudanese city of Um Rawaba. In the first high-level contact since then, Karti will visit Juba with intelligence chief Mohamed Atta to deliver a letter regarding bilateral relations from President Omar Hassan al-Bashir to...

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