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(Sudan Tribune 04/19/13)
April 18, 2013 (ADDIS ABABA) – The Eritrean government said this week that it supports Egypt’s stance over a colonial-era treaty that granted Egypt a right to utilise the lions share of Nile river’s water resources. The Red Sea nation expressed its support in a message sent from the Eritrean president and delivered to Egypt’s president by Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser for Political Affairs, Yemane Gebreab. The Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, has highly welcomed Eritrea’s position towards Egypt’s "historic rights" over the sharing of the water of the Nile River. Morsi said that he looks forward to meeting his Eritrean counterpart. Although Ethiopia is the source of 85% of the Nile’s water, downriver countries, Egypt and...
(Tanzania Daily News 04/19/13)
President Mohamed Morsi and Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr met with the Eritrean foreign minister Osman Saleh and the Eritrean presidential adviser for political affairs, Yamani Jabr, in Cairo on Monday to boost bilateral relations between the countries and discuss a number of regional and international issues. According to foreign ministry spokesperson Amr Roshdy, the two dignitaries addressed the growing problem of trafficking in African refugees through Egyptian territories. For the last two years, refugees and asylum-seekers, most of them Eritrean, have been kidnapped from refugee camps in Sudan and transported to the Sinai desert where they are held for ransom by Bedouin gangs, according to a recent Amnesty International report. In the report, Amnesty International called on all the countries...
(Xinhuanet 04/10/13)
The UN secretary-general's special representative for South Sudan, Hilde Johnson, said on Monday that tension between the two nations of Sudan and South Sudan "seems to be easing" while violence in the new country's state of Jonglei are intensifying. "The secretary-general's special representative for South Sudan said today that the tension between Sudan and South Sudan seems to be easing," deputy UN spokesman Eduardo del Buey said at a daily briefing here. In her statement, Johnson "congratulated both countries with their agreements on the expected cross-border opening of the transfer of oil later this week" and "voiced hope that this will open up a new chapter for the two countries," del Buey said. In January 2012, South Sudan decided to...
(Allafrica 04/02/13)
Omar Hassan Al-Bashir, President of the Republic of the Sudan, addresses the general debate of the sixty-first session of the General Assembly, at UN Headquarters in New York. Cape Town — Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has said that he will release all political detainees in the country, AFP reported on Monday. The move comes after recent agreements were signed with South Sudan. "Today we announce a decision to free all the political prisoners and renew our commitment to all political powers about dialogue," Bashir said in a speech opening a new session of parliament. Bashir also announced a national dialogue "with all political and social powers without excluding anyone, including those who are armed". According to AFP, his statement elaborated...
(Reuters (Eng) 03/29/13)
More than 150 people have been killed in a battle between South Sudan's army and insurgents in the eastern Jonglei state, officials said on Thursday. The African country's army earlier this month launched an offensive against rebels led by David Yau Yau in Jonglei where the government hopes to search for oil with the help of France's Total. Since winning independence from Sudan in July 2011, South Sudan has been struggling to impose its authority across vast swathes of territory bristling with weapons after decades of civil war with Khartoum. Yau Yau mounted a rebellion last year, with support from his Murle ethnic group, after losing local elections in 2010. Army spokesman Philip Aguer told Reuters his forces had killed...
(Reuters (Eng) 03/27/13)
South Sudan's deal to sell oil to Swiss-based trader Trafigura, made public on Wednesday, shows how new detente with Sudan may revive trade, but much can yet derail a pact meant to stifle hostility along their disputed border. Landlocked South Sudan, independent since 2011 after decades of civil war, is to resume oil exports it shut off 14 months ago in a dispute over transit fees with Sudan's government in Khartoum. The Trafigura deal, to pump crude to Sudan's Red Sea terminal at Port Sudan, is a mark of its intent. But among threats to the agreement the two Sudans signed this month to pull troops back from the frontier is a rebellion on the northern side that has long...
(Reuters (Eng) 03/26/13)
Sudan's vice president on Tuesday invited rebel groups to help prepare a new constitution, a sign of Khartoum's newly-relaxed stance toward the insurgents since signing border security deals with South Sudan this month. Relations between Sudan and its southern neighbor have been tumultuous since the two split apart in July 2011 under a peace deal that ended decades of civil war - and both have accused the other of continuing to support rebels in their territories. After the split, the two fell out over the position of their border, the status of disputed land, the division of national debt and how much the landlocked South should pay to export its oil through Sudan, among other issues. Tensions compelled South Sudan...
(Reuters (Eng) 03/26/13)
"BRICS, Don't Carve Africa" reads a banner in a church hall in downtown Durban where civil society activists have gathered to cast a critical eye at a summit of five global emerging powers. The slogan evokes the 19th Century conference in Berlin where the predominant European colonial states carved up the African continent in a scramble historians see as epitomizing the brash exploitative capitalism of the time. Decades after Africans threw off the colonial yoke, it is the turn of the blossoming BRICS group of Brazil, Russia, China, India and South Africa to find their motives coming under scrutiny as they proclaim an altruistic-sounding "partnership for development, integration and industrialization" with Africa. Led by that giant of the emerging powers,...
(Sudan Vision 03/19/13)
Khartoum - The Minister of Science and Communication, Dr. Eissa Bushara, has expressed Sudan welcome to the Chadian desire to link and unite the communication networks via extending the optical fibres and uniting feed in the two countries in cooperation with Sudatel and Canar companies. This came when Dr. Bushara received in his office last Sunday the visiting delegation of the Chadian Ministry of Communication, headed by the General Inspector of the ministry, Engineer Mohamed Salih in presence of the Undersecretary of Sudan Ministry of Science and Communication, Prof. Zuhair Al-Fadil, and director of the communication units of the Sudanese and Chadian ministries. He called for completing the details and adopting the required arrangements to sign an agreement between the...
(Sudan Vision 03/19/13)
Khartoum – Meetings of the Joint Political and Security Committee (JPSC) between Sudan and South Sudan continued at the level of technical committees. The two sides are expected to discuss the implementation of the security agreement signed between Khartoum and Juba last year to open ten border checkpoints to promote trade between the two countries besides the formation of a joint force to monitor border security. The force will comprise 90 members from Sudan and South Sudan and about 860 peacekeepers from the United Nations Interim Force in Abyei (UNISFA). Dr. Al Muiz Farouq, JPSC rapporteur said South Sudan issued a letter signed by its Defence Minister stating that Sudan has no forces south of 1.1.1956 borderline and South Sudan...
(AL Jazeera 03/12/13)
AU-brokered agreement, to be implemented within two weeks, comes a year after South shut down oil trade with North. Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to resume the flow of southern oil exports through pipelines in Sudan within two weeks, more than a year after Juba shut down its entire output. An African Union mediator announced the deal on Tuesday, which resumes trade between the two countries after South Sudan shut down its 350,000 barrel-per-day output in January last year in a dispute with Khartoum over fees. The armies of the two countries have also agreed to withdraw troops from contested border areas, in the latest attempt to set up a buffer zone after fighting last year. Idris Mohammed Abdel...
(Reuters (Eng) 03/12/13)
(Reuters) - Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to order the resumption of the flow of southern oil exports through pipelines in Sudan within two weeks, more than a year after Juba shut down its entire output, a mediator said on Tuesday. Landlocked South Sudan, which seceded from Sudan in July 2011, shut down its 350,000 barrel-per-day output in January last year in a dispute with Khartoum over fees. Both countries depended heavily on oil for revenue and the foreign currency they use to import food and fuel, but disputes over the border and other issues prevented the two from resuming exports. Sudan's chief negotiator Idris Mohammed Abdel Gadir signed a deal with his South Sudanese counterpart Pagan Amum setting...
(Sudan Tribune 03/08/13)
Nearly $38m has been earmarked by the Japanese government to help the United Nations and other international organisations in efforts to consolidate peace in Sudan. The contribution, the Japanese embassy said in a statement, comes from its supplementary budget for the 2012 financial year, and expected to respond to the emergency appeals especially in the conflict-affected areas in Sudan. "The Government of Japan regards Sudan as one of the most important countries in the world since peace and stability of Sudan is not only the issues for the people of Sudan, but the common concerns for international community for the regional prosperity and development of Africa as a whole," partly reads the statement from its Khartoum-based embassy. The donation, the...
(Allafrica 03/07/13)
Khartoum — Sudanese foreign ministry renewed its accusations that Juba supports Sudanese rebel groups, saying a recent United Nations report confirmed their presence in South Sudan. A UN panel of independent experts established since 2005 to monitor the arms embargo said in a report released recently says that the Sudanese air force uses now a new weapons system, S-8 air-to-ground rockets with thermobaric warheads, "which implies a quantum leap in their effectiveness". The report further says the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) established a " a large base for around 800 armed fighters" outside Bentiu, capital of Unity State and also another base in Timshaha in Western Bahr el-Ghazal State. "This report represents a testimony of an international body that...
(Eye Witness News 03/07/13)
KHARTOUM - Sudan and South Sudan will resume stalled talks on Thursday to set up a demilitarised border zone, Sudan's state news agency SUNA said on Wednesday, in a new attempt to resolve a conflict over oil and land. The African neighbours came close to war in April in the worst border clashes since South Sudan seceded from Sudan in 2011 under a 2005 deal which ended decades of civil war. After mediation from the African Union, both countries agreed in September to set up a buffer zone along their disputed border and resume oil exports from landlocked South Sudan through Sudan. Oil is vital to both economies. But neither side has withdrawn its army from the almost 2,000km border...
(Google News 02/26/13)
The outgoing Kenyan ambassador to Sudan Robert Ngesu has distanced himself from remarks attributed to him by a pro-government newspaper last week in which he said that president Omar Hassan Al-Bashir is welcome to visit his country “at any time”.According to the Khartoum-based Arabic newspaper al-Rayaam, Ngesu reaffirmed his government’s solidarity with the Sudanese leader, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC). However, in a letter sent to Sudan Tribune, Ngesu said he never gave an interview to al-Rayaam. “I wish to categorically state that I did not hold any interview with the said newspaper, and in this regard, I am expressing my objection to the said newspaper,” he said in the letter dated 25 February. “On the...
(Africatime 01/14/13)
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