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Sudan’s FM to meet Deby, Touadéra over peace in Central African Republic

October 14, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s foreign minister will travel to Ndjamena and Bangui on Monday to discuss his government efforts to settle the armed conflict in the neighbouring Central African Republic.
Last month in a meeting held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the African Union integrated the Sudanese initiative to end the armed conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) between Muslim and Christian militias that continue to destabilize the country despite the (…)


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Washington says keen to develop strategic relations with Khartoum

October 14, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The U. S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs, Alan Patterson, has expressed his country’s desire to establish strategic relations with Sudan.
On Friday, Patterson discussed with the visiting Sudanese Army’s Chief of General Staff Kamal Abdel-Marouf issues of common concern besides the regional situation and ongoing arrangements to launch the second phase of dialogue between the two countries.
According to Ashorooq TV, the U.S. official (…)


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Sudanese army chief discusses joint cooperation in Washington

October 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese Army’s Chief of General Staff Kamal Abdel-Marouf has discussed with several U.S. officials at the Departments of State and Defence bilateral relations and issues of common concern.
Abdel-Marouf has arrived in Washington last week at the invitation of the Chairperson of Joint Chiefs of Staff of USA, General Joseph Dunford, to participate in a meeting on counter-terrorism organized by the U.S. Army.
According to a statement seen by Sudan Tribune Friday, (…)


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Sudan urges SPLM-N to accept UN humanitarian proposal for Two Areas

October 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government on Saturday has called on the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) to accept the UN humanitarian proposal for the Two Areas.
The Sudanese army has been fighting the SPLM-N rebels in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan, also known as the Two Areas since 2011.
Last month, Sudan agreed to an initiative from the UN to deliver humanitarian assistance to civilians in the rebel-controlled areas in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan (…)


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Sudan’s al-Bashir in Malabo to attend Equatorial Guinea’s Independence Day celebrations

October 12, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir on Thursday evening has arrived in Malabo to participate in Equatorial Guinea’s 50th-anniversary celebration of independence from Spain.
He was received at the airport by Prime Minister Francisco Pascual and a number of ministers besides the Sudanese Ambassador to Cameroon, el-Zein Ibrahim Hassan.
Al-Bashir’s delegation includes Minister of Presidential Affairs Fadl Abdallah Fadl, Foreign Minister Eldirdeiry Mohamed Ahmed (…)


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South Kordofan identifies 40 villages for voluntary return: commissioner

October 12, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The government of South Kordofan State said it has identified 40 villages for voluntary return pointing to the return of large numbers of residents from the rebel-controlled areas.
The semi-official SMC has quoted the state humanitarian aid commissioner Khidir Tawil as saying three committees including inside the state and at the federal level and abroad were formed to facilitate the voluntary return efforts.
Last month, Tawil said 74,000 Internally Displaced (…)


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Security Council sets conditions for continued support to Sudan-South Sudan border mechanism

October 11, 2018 (NEW YORK) – The United Nations Security Council extended the mandate of Abyei security force (UNISFA) for six months but once again it sets conditions for the continuation of its support to the Sudan-South Sudan border monitoring mechanism.
Since May 2017, the Security Council especially the United States, the penholder on the issue, has insisted on the need to fully operationalize the deployment of joint troops from the two countries on the demilitarized border zone and (…)


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UK special envoy urges progress in Sudan peace talks within African roadmap

October 11, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The United Kingdom Special Representative for Sudan and South Sudan said his country is supportive for the resumption of political talks between Sudanese government and opposition groups within the framework of the African Union Roadmap.
Christopher Trott made his remarks Thursday following a meeting with the Sudanese Presidential Assistant Faisal Hassan Ibrahim to discuss the resumption of peace talks after a recent proposal by the African Union High-Level (…)


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Sudanese authorities ban TV talk show after smashing statements by militia leader

October 10, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese authorities Wednesday ordered to stop a TV talk show in less than 24 hours after broadcasting an episode with the notorious leader of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) who slammed the governor of North Kordofan State. On Tuesday the RSF Commander Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, (aka Hametti) who was the guest of the ‘State of the Country’ a political talk show of the independent Sudania24 TV where he defended his militia against accusations of committing human (…)


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Sudanese parliament approves general features of elections law

October 10, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s National Assembly on Tuesday has approved by majority the general features of the 2018 draft elections law.
The legislators also approved a report on the elections law developed by the parliamentary sub-committee on legislation, justice and human rights.
Head of the sub-committee Osman Nimir said they held three workshops to study the draft law with the participation of several political parties from the government and opposition, former rebel groups, (…)


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Darfur experts acknowledge significant improvement in security: govt says

October 10, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The UN Panel of Experts on Darfur has acknowledged that the disarmament campaign has led to significant improvement in security situation in the region, said Sudan’s Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Commission (DDRC)
The semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) has quoted the head of the DDRC Salah al-Tayeb as saying the higher committee for the collection of illicit weapons would continue its work in all states.
He pointed out that a visiting team (…)


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Sudan’s militia leader attacks North Kordofan governor over anti-RSF ‘rumours’

October 9, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Commander of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, (aka Hametti) accused North Kordofan governor and other circles within the government of orchestrating a campaign to distort the image of his militia forces.
The ICC wanted North Kordofan Governor Ahmed Haroun in the past ordered the RSF troops to quit his state following accusations that a militiaman killed a civilian in the state capital in 2014.
Recently activists circulated videos showing (…)


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Egypt deports 15 illegal Sudanese migrants

October 9, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Egyptian authorities on Tuesday have deported 15 illegal migrants from Sudan saying some of them sought to slip across the border to Libya and other neighbouring countries.
According to Cairo-based Al-Youm Al-Sabi’ newspaper, sources at Cairo International Airport said the deported persons have been arrested for illegally residing in the country.
The same sources pointed out that the illegal migrants have been deported to Khartoum on board Sudan Airways (…)


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UNAMID to withdraw from three sites soon: sources

October 9, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) would withdraw from three sites in the region during the next period, reported the semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) Tuesday
A tripartite working group including the Sudanese government, African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) has been set up in February 2015 to develop an exit strategy for the UNAMID from Darfur.
Diplomatic sources have told the SMC that the tripartite team has held its 26th (…)


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African mediation consulting with parties to resume Two Areas talks: government

October 8, 2018 (KHARTOUM) -The government negotiating team for the Two Areas talks with the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) said the African mediation is consulting with the parties to set a date to hold a new round of talks.
The semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) has quoted a member of the team Al-Hadi Osman Andu as saying the atmosphere is conducive to resume the peace talks.
He pointed out that Sudan’s acceptance of the UN humanitarian proposal would lay the ground (…)


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Sudan reiterates desire to promote relations with the U.S.

October 8, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Parliament Speaker Ibrahim Omer has renewed his country’s desire to develop good relations with the United States saying ties between the two countries should be based on mutual respect.
Omer on Sunday discussed with the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Khartoum, Steven Koutsis, resumption of normalization talks besides the exchange of parliamentarians visits between the two countries.
He stressed the need to resume the official dialogue between the two countries (…)


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Splinter group sacks Malong, declares its support for revitalized peace pact

October 7, 2018 (KHARTOUM)- The South Sudan Unified Front (SSUF) – Sudan section broke away from the group leader Paul Malong and declared its support to the revitalized peace agreement.
The SSUF – Sudan extended two separate statements to Sudan Tribune on Sunday in which it announced that the group’s leadership after intensive consultations has decided to relieve Gen. Paul Malong Awan from the leadership of the party and the army of the SSUF.
The statement, which was signed by SSUF (…)


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U.S. dollar skyrockets as Sudan adopts new mechanism to set exchange rate

October 7, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The exchange rate of the U.S. dollar on Sunday went up to 51,0 Sudanese pound (SDG) on the black market as the government introduced the new body to set the daily exchange rate.
Governor of the Central Bank of Sudan (CBoS), Mohamed Kheir El-Zubeir, on Thursday said the government decided to form a body of bankers and exchange bureaus to set exchange rate on daily basis.
The move was part of a package of financial and monetary measures designed to tackle the (…)


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