Tuesday 23 January 2018
(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...
(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...

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