Monday 23 October 2017
(AFP (eng) 10/17/17)
Though its motto is "one Africa, one voice", the reality of "Africa's parliament" could not be more different. Since its creation in 2004, the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) has struggled to make its voice heard, prompting its deputies to ask themselves at a recent gathering: "What are we for?" "Every time we're here, we obsess over the same things. If we are not making laws, then what's the point of being here?" Corneille Padonou of Benin said to his fellow parliamentarians. "This forum is not a parliament, it is just a discussion platform that does not have any legislative powers. This institution is still wobbly," said Floyd Shivambu, a parliamentarian from South Africa. "As it is,...
(AFP (eng) 10/07/17)
The United States on Friday brough to an end a raft sanctions imposed against Sudan in 1997 over Khartoum's alleged support to Islamist militant groups. What does the lifting of the trade embargo actually mean? - With the removing of the sanctions, all international banking transactions will be permitted with Sudan, and American individuals and companies can now process transactions involving counterparts in Sudan - US individuals can engage in imports and exports that were previously prohibited under the sanctions - US persons can engage in transactions involving property in which the government of Sudan has an interest - As a result of the lifting of the embargo, all property and interests in property blocked pursuant to the sanctions regulations...
(Reuters 10/06/17)
The United States is preparing to lift decades-long economic sanctions against Sudan, citing improvement on human rights and progress on counter-terrorism, a U.S. official said on Thursday. President Donald Trump’s administration is expected to announce its decision as early as Friday, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Shortly before leaving office, former U.S. President Barack Obama temporarily eased penalties that had been in place for two decades against the African nation. In July, the Trump administration postponed for...
(Xinhuanet 10/05/17)
Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Wednesday arrived in Sudan's capital Khartoum for a two-day visit to discuss bilateral issues. "This visit comes as affirmation of the deep and strong ties between Sudan and Somalia," said Hamid Mumtaz, Sudan's state minister for foreign affairs. He further reiterated Sudan's commitment to work for achieving peace and stability in Somalia. The Somali president is expected to hold talks with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and First Vice-President and Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh...
(Reuters (Eng) 10/05/17)
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan expects the United States to lift economic sanctions as Khartoum has met all the required conditions, a Sudanese minister said on Wednesday, days before Washington is due to announce a decision. The U.S. government has said it is deciding whether to lift a raft of penalties imposed first over Khartoum’s perceived support of global terrorism, later its violent suppression of rebels in Darfur. Former U.S. President Barack Obama temporarily eased some of the sanctions that have...
(APA 09/26/17)
Sudan on Monday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to remove Sudan from travel ban list to United States of America. We consider this move as "an important positive development in the bilateral relations between the Sudan and the united states of America," said Sudan foreign Ministry in a statement. On Sunday the white house renewed the travel restriction list on 5 Muslim countries which are Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, but dropped Sudan. Trump added Three New countries to...
(AFP (eng) 09/25/17)
Sudan vowed Monday to step up efforts to normalise relations with the United States after Washington dropped the country from a list of countries facing a US travel ban. President Donald Trump decided to remove Sudan from the list just days ahead of an October 12 decision on whether to permanently lift decades-old US sanctions on Khartoum. The decision was "a positive development in the two countries' bilateral relations", the Sudanese foreign ministry said in a statement. It was a...
(Sudan Tribune 09/25/17)
U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday removed Sudan from a renewed travel ban imposed last March originally on six Muslim-majority countries. The lift takes places two weeks before a decision on the permanent revocation of economic sanctions on Sudan that many expect on 12 October. No official statement on Sudan removal of the new restrictions but the Washington Post reported that officials in Washington pointed to Khartoum cooperation on counterterrorism. "Sudan fell off the travel ban list issued at the beginning...
(AFP (eng) 09/22/17)
Clashes between Sudanese forces and residents of a Darfur camp for the displaced killed three people Friday, the UN said, as President Omar al-Bashir urged reconciliation in the war-torn region. Bashir, wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on genocide and war crimes charges related to the Darfur conflict, is touring the region ahead of a US decision next month on whether to permanently lift a decades-old trade embargo on Sudan. On Friday, residents of Camp Kalma in South Darfur protesting against Bashir's visit clashed...
(Middle East Monitor 09/22/17)
Sudan and South Sudan agreed on Wednesday to work against the US sanctions imposed on the two neighbouring countries, the official news agency SUNA reported South Sudan’s oil minister told a joint news conference in Khartoum with Sudan’s investment minister, Mubarak Al-Fadil, that the two countries have agreed to increase oil production and open all border crossing points to improve the flow of goods and trade and to settle outstanding debts. We have agreed as two countries to make sure that we work together in line with the cooperation agreement signed in 2012 … to make sure that the sanctions are lifted on our countries Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth said.
(Middle East Monitor 09/22/17)
A delegation from the US Congress, led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Devin Nunes, began an official visit to Sudan as America prepares to lift economic sanctions imposed on Khartoum for nearly 20 years. The US delegation met with Sudanese First Vice President Bakri Hassan Saleh and discussed joint security efforts. The Sudanese Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning also discussed with the US Congressman and the accompanying US embassy delegation the arrangements after 12 October when the United States...
(Sudan News Agency 09/22/17)
The President of the Republic, Field Marshal, Omer al-Bashir has sent a congratulatory message to his Angolan counterpart, Mr. Joao Lorenzo, the President of the Republic of Angola, on his election as President of his country. The President of the Republic expressed his sincere congratulations to President Lorenzo, and his wished him success and for the Angolan people for further progress and prosperity. He expressed aspiration for further joint work to promote bilateral relations in all fields.
(AFP (eng) 09/21/17)
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday pressed on with a government campaign to collect arms from tribes in war-torn Darfur where a devastating conflict has killed thousands and displaced millions. Bashir, wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide and war crimes related to the conflict in Darfur, is touring the region ahead of a US decision on October 12 on whether to permanently lift a decades-old trade embargo on Sudan. "We are asking people to surrender their...
(Reuters (Eng) 09/20/17)
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir visited the war-torn Darfur region on Tuesday in an effort to show his country is ready to have 20-year-old sanctions lifted by the United States just weeks before Washington is expected to issue a decision. In July the Trump administration postponed for three months the decision to permanently lift sanctions, setting Oct. 12 as a deadline for Sudan to meet conditions, including resolving conflicts and stepping up its humanitarian efforts. Conflict in Darfur began in 2003...
(The Libya Observer 09/20/17)
The Sudanese Foreign Minister, Ibrahim Ghandour, confirmed that a decision by President, Omar Al-Bashir, has been made to reopen the Sudanese Embassy and permit the ambassador to begin his work from the capital Tripoli. Ghandour stated that this action emphasizes his country's support for a political solution between the various Libyan parties. Ghandour’s statement was made during his meeting with the Libyan Foreign Minister, Mohamed Sayala, in New York on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the United Nations...
(AFP (eng) 09/19/17)
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Tuesday urged those displaced by the conflict in Darfur to return home, saying the region had now recovered from a war that has killed tens of thousands. More than 2.5 million people have fled their homes since 2003, when a conflict erupted in Darfur after ethnic minority rebels took up arms against Bashir's Arab-dominated government, accusing it of marginalising the region economically and politically. Most of the displaced live in camps, after escaping fighting between...
(Sudan Tribune 09/19/17)
Military talks between Sudan and Ethiopia aims to enhance joint cooperation to face security challenges in the region, said the Sudanese army chief of staff before to engage meeting with his Ethiopian counterpart on Monday. Several years after the unsuccessful attempt to reconcile Addis Ababa and Asmara in order to build a tripartite economic and military regional alliance, Sudan and Ethiopia developed joint economic projects and moved together towards broader regional political and security cooperation. During a visit to Khartoum...
(Xinhuanet 09/13/17)
Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour will visit the United States on Wednesday to discuss "issues of mutual concern" four weeks before the United State looks into the permanent lifting of economic sanctions. He would also head Sudan's delegation to meetings of the 72nd session of United Nations General Assembly and deliver Sudan's statement, Gariballa Al-Khadir, Sudan's Foreign Ministry Spokesman, said in a statement. The Sudanese foreign minister is expected to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and other senior officials. Late July, the United States extended a review period of three months to decide whether to permanently lift trade sanctions on Sudan given its human rights records and other issues.
(Sudan Tribune 09/13/17)
Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour starts a visit to the United States on Wednesday where he will lead Sudan’s delegation for the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly and meet U.S. officials. Before to leave the country, Ghandour briefed the first deputy president and prime minister Bakri Hassan Salih about the preparation for the annual meeting of the United Nations from 12 to 25 September 2017 and a number of meetings scheduled with the U.S. officials. American officials use this...
(New Vision 09/12/17)
Kabeir has served as Ambassador of Sudan in Uganda since March 2015. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sam Kutesa has thanked the outgoing Ambassador of Sudan H.E Abdelbagi Hamad for the improved and good working relations of the two countries over the period he has been in Uganda particularly for the mutual interest both countries have had in regional stability through Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) During a meeting on Monday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kabeir also commended the...

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