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Sudan produces 93 tons of gold in 2018: ministry

February 16, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's Ministry of Minerals on Saturday said gold production has reached 93 tons (equivalent to $4 billion) in 2018.
The director of the Geological Research Corporation (GRC) Mohamed Abu Fatima said the Ministry of Minerals is facing a challenge of introducing means and policies to control gold exports fully in order to achieve $3 billion in revenues.
He stressed the ministry's readiness to cover the country's foreign exchange deficit, saying they have (...)

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South Sudan spends $135,000 to renovate houses of vice-presidents

February 14, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government used over 135,000 U.S. dollars from the funds dedicated for peace implementation to renovate houses of Vice President Taban Deng and the late Dr John Garang.
According to the Guardian of London, the National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC) which oversees the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement, in December 2018 and January 2019 authorized more than 135,000 dollars to renovate the houses of the two politicians.
Garang's (...)

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Lord Alton calls on British govt to reconsider dialogue with Sudan

February 14, 2019 (LONDON) - British Lord Alton Thursday has called on the Theresa May's Government to review its policy towards Sudan and to stop the strategic dialogue process with Khartoum.
Lord Alton of Liverpool, an Officer and former Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Sudan and South Sudan, met on Thursday with a delegation of the Sudanese opposition led by Yasir Arman who is the External Affairs Secretary of the Sudan Call.
In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, (...)

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South Sudan to cut one-day’s pay for peace implementation

February 13, 2019 (JUBA) — South Sudan government will deduct one-day pay from the salaries of the civil servants to fund the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement, the information minister said on Tuesday.
"The cabinet decided that all the employees in the public sector should monthly contribute a one-day pay from their salaries for the next four months in the interest of the peace," Michael Makuei told reporters in Juba.
The decision comes within the government efforts to (...)

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U.S. dollar hits record high against Sudanese pound

February 13, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The U.S. dollar price on Wednesday hit an all-time high on the black market as the Sudanese pound declined to 83,00 per dollar.
Traders speaking to Sudan Tribune Wednesday in central Khartoum said the purchase price of the U.S. dollar through checks has reached 83,00 pounds while the cash purchase was 64,50 pounds.
It is noteworthy that due to the lack of liquidity in the banks, U.S. dollar carries two prices on the black market. The purchase price through (...)

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13 civilians, 7 soldiers killed during fresh clashes in South Sudan’s Equatoria: NAS

February 12, 2019 (JUBA) - Clashes between South Sudanese army and National Salvation Front (NAS) fighters resulted in the death of 13 civilians and 7 soldiers, said a statement released by the spokesperson of the rebel group on Tuesday
The security situation in the Central Equatoria has now deteriorated to the point that region returned to war as before the signing of the revitalized peace agreement. Repeated clashes have become the rule.
As a result of the recent clashes in the Yei (...)

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Rights groups call to investigate disappearance of two South Sudanese activists

February 12, 2019 (NAIROBI) - Rights groups Monday have called on Kenya and South Sudan to investigate into the enforced disappearance of two South Sudanese activists in Nairobi more than two years ago.
Dong Samuel Luak, a prominent South Sudanese lawyer and human rights activist, and Aggrey Idri, a member of the SPLM-IO were kidnapped in the Kenyan capital on January 23 and 24, 2017, respectively.
Despite multiple reports about their arrest by the Kenyan police forces country and (...)

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U.S. envoy meets opposition leader after attack on mosque by Sudan security

February 11, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - U.S. Chargé d'Affaire Steven Koutsis discussed with the leader of the opposition National Umma Party (NUP) the attack by the Sudanese security agent on a mosque of his religious sect, Al-Ansar, last Friday as the embassy expressed its concern about the recurrent use of violence.
On 8 February, Sudanese security forces fired teargas and beat worshippers attempting to stage a peaceful demonstration after Friday prayers at the Al-Sayed Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi (...)

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Cash crisis continues in Sudan, as banknotes printing face problems

February 10, 2019 (KHARTOUM - Sudanese government has failed to end the cash crisis despite promises to resolve it through the printing of big new banknotes as banks are still unable to provide money to their customers.
Long lines of people who want to withdraw money are still waiting outside the Sudanese banks every day. Also, Sudanese line up to withdraw cash from automated teller machines (ATM)s, with dozens who abandoned their jobs and offices service.
Reliable sources told Sudan (...)

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Holdout opposition accuses South Sudan army of preparing new attacks

February 8, 2019 (JUBA) — South Sudan's opposition alliance said concerned by the repeated violations of the cessation of hostilities by the government forces and accused Juba of preparing new attacks in the upcoming days.
During the past weeks, the National Salvation Front (NAS) of Thomas Cirilo issued several statements about clashes with the South Sudan People's Defence Forces (SSPDF) and accused the government army of violating the ceasefire.
On Sunday, NAS allied groups issued a (...)

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Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt leaders agree to support Ethiopian Dam talks

February 10, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - A tripartite meeting among the Sudanese, Egyptian and Ethiopian leaders on Sunday has decided to provide a high-level political umbrella to support the talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
The three leaders, Omer al-Bashir, Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi and Abiy Ahmed have met on the sidelines of the African Union summit in Addis Ababa.
According to Egypt's presidential spokesperson, Bassam Radi, the meeting was a continuation of the talks among the (...)

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Sudanese opposition calls for international investigation into brutal repression of protests

February 9, 2019 (LONDON) - The opposition Sudan Call External Affairs Secretary Yasir Arman Friday urged the international community to stop the normalization process with the government of President Omer al-Bashir and to investigate recent human rights violation against peaceful protesters.
The Sudanese opposition forces have staged a diplomatic campaign to draw support for the nearly two-month peaceful demonstrations calling on al-Bashir to step down.
In a speech delivered at the (...)

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Sudanese security release all journalists detained in protests

February 9, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on Saturday evening has released all journalists arrested during the popular protests.
Protests that first erupted on 19 December over a government decision to triple the price of bread have swiftly escalated into nationwide rallies, with protesters calling on President Omer al-Bashir to step down.
A government fact-finding commission has recorded 31 deaths while Human Rights Watch said over 50 people (...)

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Opposition groups set up new alliance for three regions in South Sudan

February 8, 2019 (JUBA) - Three holdout opposition groups announced on Friday the establishment of a new alliance group calling for three autonomous governments in Bhar El Ghazal, Upper Nile and Equatoria.
The National Alliance for Democracy And Freedom Action (NADAFA) is founded by the People's Democratic Movement, the Workers Party of Upper Nile, and Federal Democratic Party/Army. Also, the three groups said the umbrella is open to "others who will join them".
The three groups which call (...)

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Sudan says 31 people killed during anti-government protests

February 8, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's attorney general's office on Thursday said the death toll in the ongoing popular protests has risen to 31.
Large protests have been ongoing across Sudanese cities since 19 December. The demonstrations first began over fuel shortages and a hike in food prices but have now morphed into full-fledged protests calling for President Omar al-Bashir to step down.
The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir issued a decree on 31 December 2018 to establish a faction (...)

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South Sudan army, NAS rebels clash near RDC border

February 7, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudan's rebel group National Salvation Front (NAS) led by Thomas Cirilo Thursday said they repelled fresh attacks by the South Sudan People's Defence Forces (SSPDF) near the Southwestern border with Congo.
UN reports say the security situation in South Sudan has improved in the country since the signing of the revitalized peace agreement on 12 September 2019. However international body points out that the Equatoria province remains the exception, due to the (...)

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Sudan Call seeks Britain & French support for international inquiry on violent repression

February 7, 2019 (PARIS) - The opposition Sudan Call alliance appealed on British and French envoys to support the formation of an international commission of inquiry into the killing of peaceful demonstrators in Sudan.
The foreign relations official of the opposition umbrella, Yasir Arman, held meetings in London and Paris on Wednesday and Thursday with British and French envoys to Sudan and South Sudan, Chris Trott and Stéphane Gruenberg.
Arman told Sudan Tribune that during these (...)

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Sudan’s decision to lift ban on Egyptian products comes into effect

February 6, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's Ministry of Industry and Commerce on Wednesday has announced the official implementation of the decision to lift the ban on Egyptian products.
In September 2016, the Sudanese government suspended all imports of vegetables, fruit and fish from Egypt following U.S. reports about cases of strawberries from Egypt causing chronic hepatitis and other diseases.
Also, the Sudanese authorities in March 2017 expanded the list of banned Egyptian farming products (...)

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