Wednesday 23 August 2017
(Xinhuanet 08/23/17)
China is dedicated to enhancing its cooperation with Africa in human resource development through knowledge and technology transfer, a Chinese diplomat said Tuesday. Liu Tao, Charge d'Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia, made the remarks at the Chinese Government Training Program Fellowship Reception in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. He said China, since the year 2000, has sent over 2,000 agricultural experts and over 7,000 medical personnel to Africa, and has trained more than 80,000 Africans from more than 50 countries. China has pledged that it would, in three years, train 200,000 technicians and provide 40,000 training opportunities in China, and will offer 30,000 government scholarships, he said. Stating that 1,100 Ethiopian candidates are invited...
(Xinhuanet 08/22/17)
Sudan aims to enhance its strategic ties with China during the upcoming visit by Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said Monday. Zhang is to arrive in Khartoum on Friday for a two-day visit at the invitation by Sudan's First Vice-President and Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh. "This important visit by the senior Chinese official comes in enhancement of the strategic ties between Sudan and China and in affirmation of the strength of those ties which are witnessing progressive development within the economic partnership between the two countries," Ghandour said in a statement. He said that the visit "aims to intensify consultations to enhance coordination at the regional and international forums." Ghandour said that the Chinese...
(Sudan Tribune 08/22/17)
The Chadian Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacké has arrived in Khartoum Monday on a three-day visit to hold bilateral talks on political cooperation and the joint border force. He was received at Khartoum airport by Sudan’s Vice-President Hassabo Mohamed Abdel-Rahman and a number of ministers and state ministers. In press statements at the airport, state minister of foreign affairs Atta al-Manan Bakhit said the visit of Chad’s premier comes to strengthen and promote bilateral ties between the two countries. He...
(Sudan Tribune 08/22/17)
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi and Sudan’s Defence Minister Awad Ibn Ouf Monday agreed to hold a meeting for the joint military committee to promote cooperation and coordination on border control, said the Egyptian Presidency. Al-Sisi on Monday met Ibn Ouf in the presence of Egypt’s Minister of Defense and Military Production, Major Gen. Sadqi Subhi and Sudan’s Ambassador to Cairo Abdel-Mahmoud Abdel-Halim. The spokesperson for the Egyptian Presidency, Alaa Youssef said Ibn Ouf expressed Sudan’s keenness to promote ties with...
(Sudan Tribune 08/21/17)
The UK Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Chris Trott Sunday has discussed with the Sudanese Under-Secretary of Foreign Affairs Abdel-Ghani al-Nai’m bilateral relations and the strategic dialogue between the two countries. The strategic consultations meetings between the two countries started in March 2016 in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum and considered the first talks of its kind at this level in 25 years. Sudan and Britain agreed to exchange of visits at the level of senior officials from the...
(Sudan Tribune 08/21/17)
Sudan’s Defence Minister Awad Ibn Ouf and his Egyptian counterpart Sobhi Sedki Sunday held talks on threats to the regional security and stability, according to the official news agency. The meeting comes after the capture of Egyptian armoured vehicles used by Sudanese armed groups in a joint attack on the government forces by two rebel groups in North Darfur state last May. Khartoum accused Cairo of supporting the rebels but later pointed to Libyan General Khalifa Haftar who is backed...
(AfricaNews 08/18/17)
Hailemariam Desalegn, the Ethiopian Prime Minister has identified poverty as the main underlying factor of instability in the Horn of Africa region. He added that economic integration was a sure means to secure the region. The 52-year-old Premier who just ended a three-day official visit to Sudan was addressing Khartoum-based diplomatic community and Sudanese intellectuals. His research paper titled: ‘Horn of Africa: Possibilities of an Economic Community,’ stressed the need for the region despite its security challenges to build global...
(AFP (eng) 08/17/17)
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir said Thursday that the construction of Ethiopia's controversial Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile River would not impact water supplies to Egypt as feared by Cairo. Visiting Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, for his part, said the project was a "win-win" for the peoples of all three countries if it was not politicised. Construction of the massive dam on the Blue Nile in Ethiopia has poisoned relations between Cairo and Addis Ababa, with Egypt fearing its share of water from the Nile will be hit once the project is completed...
(Xinhuanet 08/16/17)
Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn left here on Tuesday for a three-day official state visit to Ethiopia's neighboring country Sudan. Desalegn, during his visit to Sudan starting from Tuesday, is expected to discuss bilateral and regional issues with Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on ways of strengthening ties between the two neighboring countries, according to the Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Ministry. The prime minister is also expected to hold talks with Sudan's First Vice-President and Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Salih. He will then deliver a lecture in Sudan's capital Khartoum on Thursday on topics pertaining the Horn of Africa region state of affairs, it was indicated.
(AFP (eng) 08/04/17)
Violence and arson broke out Thursday at the biggest South Sudanese refugee camp in Sudan, which houses tens of thousands of people, a security official said The scale and cause of the violence at the Al Waral camp in Sudan's southern White Nile was not immediately clear, but local police officers and government officials rushed to the camp to investigate the incident. The UN refugee agency and the White Nile police chief confirmed there was unrest at the camp where some 50,000 South Sudanese refugees live. "We have reports that there is disturbance and fire in Khor Al Waral camp of South Sudanese refugees," White Nile police
(Sudan Tribune 08/04/17)
Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour has called the Egyptian government to cooperate on ways to stop the support provided by some Libyan parties to the rebel groups from Darfur region. Ghandour and his visiting counterpart Sameh Shoukry held Thursday the joint political consultations meeting where they discussed the implementation of outcomes of the joint presidential cooperation committee, held last June, including the strategic cooperation document, the consulate cooperation, border crossing committee, coordination at regional and international forums as well as...
(AfricaNews 08/04/17)
Sudan and Egypt have reinstated their talks after a short-lived diplomatic row in May that resulted in the cancellation of a trip by the Sudanese foreign minister to Cairo. The age-old tension was sparked following accusations by President Omar al-Bashir that Egypt is arming rebel groups to topple his government. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi also rejected the claim saying saying “Egypt does not conspire” against anyone. On Wednesday, Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry visited Khartoum for the continuation of...
(Xinhuanet 08/03/17)
Sudan and Egypt on Thursday reiterated commitment to enhancing cooperation and overcoming any barriers obstructing their historical ties. Meetings of the joint political consultation committee between Sudan and Egypt on Thursday convened in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, chaired by Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry. Speaking at a joint press conference, the two ministers regarded the meetings as evidence of willingness of the two countries' leadership to enhance bilateral relations.
(AFP (eng) 07/28/17)
Authorities in eastern Libya backed by military strongman Khalifa Haftar on Thursday ordered the closure of a Sudanese consulate and the expulsion of 12 diplomats, a pro-Haftar news agency announced. It said the order to shut down the mission in Kufra, an oasis in southern Libya, was taken on the grounds of "damage to Libyan national security". The consul and 11 consular staff were given 72 hours to leave the country, which has been mired in anarchy since the 2011 revolution that toppled its longtime leader Moamer Kadhafi.
(Andalou Agency 07/28/17)
Sudan upset by Libya ordering closure of Sudanese Consulate in Kofra, southeastern Libya, near where the 2 countries meet. Sudan is protesting Libya ordering the closure of Sudan’s Consulate in the city of Kofra, in southeastern Libya, near where the two countries meet. After accusing the consulate staff of involvement in actions that threaten national security, Libyan authorities gave Sudan’s diplomats 72 hours to leave the country. In a press statement on Thursday, Sudan’s Foreign Ministry blasted the decision, denying...
(Sudan News Agency 07/26/17)
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Professor Ibrahim Ghandour, on Tuesday received the Chinese ambassador to the Sudan, Li Lianhe and reviewed with him issues related to the strategic relations between the Sudan and China and the need to further promote relations to further horizons in all the political, economic and cultural domains. The two sides also discussed the upcoming visit of the Deputy President of the Chinese Presidential Council Li Yuanchao response to an invitation extended to him by the...
(Sudan News Agency 07/25/17)
The Minister of Interior, Gen Hamid Abdul Manan, has received the ambassador of Japan to the Sudan Hideki Ito, and reviewed with him cooperation in the various domains of interests to the two people and in the field of police and security in particular. During the meeting which attended by the Director of International Cooperation, Gen Imad Khalafalla, the Japanese ambassador briefed the minister on the assistance his country provided for the Sudan with regard to the cementing of peace,...
(Voice of America 07/25/17)
European and African ministers are meeting in Tunisia about efforts to regulate the flow of refugees from Africa to Europe, primarily along the deadly central Mediterranean route originating in Libya. In a declaration Monday in Tunis, the capital, the ministers said they agreed on a multi-pronged approach to the crisis, including informing people about the risks of illegal migration and the possibility of voluntarily returning home, addressing why migrants leave home and beefing up actions against human traffickers. Participating in...
(AFP (eng) 07/21/17)
A reduction in fighting in Sudan's Darfur, where a brutal conflict has killed thousands, prompted the UN to downsize the number of peacekeepers deployed there, a top UN official said Thursday. In June, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution that will cut the number of troops and police serving in the joint African Union-UN mission in Darfur, known as UNAMID, by 30 percent despite concerns raised by rights groups and US officials. The United Nations and African Union...
(Andalou Agency 07/21/17)
US State Department released 2016 Country Report on Terrorism. Sudan’s foreign minister Ibrahim Ghandour Thursday has welcomed the U.S. country report on terrorism despite the fact that Sudan remains among the list of countries sponsoring terrorism Ghnadour said it included positive remarks about Sudan. The U.S. State Department on Wednesday released its 2016 Country Reports on Terrorism. ‘’Sudan was designated as a State Sponsor of Terrorism in 1993 due to concerns about support to international terrorist groups," the report read...

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