North-South Sudan relations

South Sudan oil production to resume in September: minister

July 29, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir received a letter from his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir on the expected resumption of oil production next September.
The letter was handed over by South Sudanese Oil Minister Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth who met al-Bashir on Saturday evening.
After the meeting, the minister told reporters that oil production will resume on 2 September with 45,000 barrels per day from El Toor and Toma South fields. After what will restart the (…)


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Normalize South Sudan-Sudan relations

Normal relations between South Sudan and Sudan is absolutely necessary
By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi
In his speech, during the signing of the Khartoum Declaration in Sudan a little over a week, SPLM/A-IO leader Dr Riek Machar said the Agreement will build confidence between Sudan and South Sudan and normalize the relations between the two countries.
“…the fact that north Sudan can assist South Sudan to become peaceful and stable and can assist South Sudan to revitalize its economy…it’s (…)


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Sudan’s parliament reinstates nationality to people of South Sudanese origin

June 10, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese parliament Sunday approved some amendments of the nationality law aimed to reinstate Sudanese citizenship to people of South Sudanese origin who were stripped of their nationality after South Sudan independence 2011.
Following the declaration of South Sudan independence, the Nationality Act of 1994 had been amended in a way to automatically revoke Sudanese nationality of any person who “has acquired, de jure or de facto, the nationality of South (…)


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Sudan’s White Nile state prepares for reopening of border corridors with S. Sudan

April 11, 2018 (RABAK) – The government of the White Nile State Wednesday said it has formed a technical committee to arrange for the reopening of three border crossing points with South Sudan.
The Secretary-General of the White Nile State government al-Tayeb Mohamed Abdallah stated that the three crossings include Godat al-Adal, al-Tuboon and the river crossing linking Kosti to Juba.
He added the technical committee would hold a meeting with its South Sudan’s counterpart during the next (…)


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Sudan’s al-Bashir accuses Juba again of supporting rebel groups

April 5, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – President Omer al-Bashir has renewed accusations against Juba government saying it continues backing Sudanese rebels but vowed that Sudan would keep its working for a lasting peace agreement in South Sudan.
Since even before the secession of South Sudan in 2011, Khartoum has accused Juba of harbouring and supporting the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N). After what, it accused Juba of using the armed groups from Darfur region in the (…)


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Sudan, S. Sudan sign MoU to develop joint water resources

April 4, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Minister of Water Resources and Electricity Muataz Musa and his South Sudan’s counterpart Sofia Gai have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on water resources.
The MoU aims to promote and facilitate technical support as well as to develop, protect and utilize the joint water resources between the two countries.
The two ministers agreed to set up a joint technical committee comprised of five members from each side to follow up on the implementation (…)


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Activist urges Sudan and S. Sudan to resolve border disputes

April 2, 2018 (JUBA) – A South Sudanese activist has appealed to Juba and Khartoum to resolve their disputes, after it recent reports of a military build-up along the border between the two countries.
Last week, the South Sudanese army (SPLA) spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Lual Ruai Koang accused Khartoum of amassing its troops in Kuek, a border area located in South Sudan’s Northern Upper Nile state.
“Community Empowerment for Progress Organization [CEPO] is urging Sudan and South Sudan (…)


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Former South Sudan army chief meets top Sudanese officials

March 20, 2018 (JUBA) – Former South Sudanese chief of army staff, Paul Malong Awan met and held talks with high ranking Sudanese officials, sparking questions on the purpose of the visit and meetings.
Awan, according to family members and associates who accompanied him, arrived Sudan’s capital, Khartoum on 15 March through the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa from Kenya.
He met the Sudanese first vice president and Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh and the country’s head of the National (…)


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Sudan, South Sudan border commission to approve border demarcation report

December 9, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – The Joint Border Commission (JBC) between Sudan and South Sudan on Sunday is expected to approve the final report of the Joint Technical Committee for Border Demarcation (JTCB).
During its meeting in Addis Ababa on 7 December, the JTCB developed a detailed report showing the agreed and contested points of the three sectors along the borderline as well as the precise coordinates of all border points.
According to Ashorooq TV, the JTCB report is expected to be (…)


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South Sudan still owes Khartoum $1.3 billion in oil debt: official

December 5, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan still owes neighbouring Sudan, from which it seceded in July 2011, up to $1.3 billion as part of a 2012 deal both nations inked to end their disputes over oil matters.
The South Sudanese ex-deputy finance minister, Mou Ambrose Thiik told Reuters prior to his removal from the ministerial post on Friday last week that the figure was equivalent to eight years worth of oil revenues for South Sudan.
South Sudan got the lion’s share of the oil when it split (…)


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Sudan, S. Sudan border commission to meet next week

November 13, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Technical Committee for Border Demarcation (TCBD) has said the Joint Border Commission (JBC) between Sudan and South Sudan would meet next week in Khartoum.
The semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) has quoted the TCBD chairman and Co-chair of the JBC Abdalla al-Sadiq as saying the meeting will discuss ways to accelerate border demarcation process between the two countries.
He pointed out that the JBC has made great progress in its work during the (…)


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South Sudan president denies regretting secession from Sudan

November 3, 2017 (JUBA)- South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir did not regret the secession of South Sudan from the Republic of Sudan, according to his spokesman. Presidential spokesman, Ateny Wek Ateny said the comments of President about secession vote, were taken out of context.
“What President Kiir said was in line with the mutual notion of one people living in two independent sovereign states. In other words, the President meant the peoples of the Sudan have always been one, and because of (…)


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South Sudan president regrets secession from Khartoum

November 2, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan president Salva Kiir has regretted his country’s secession from neigbouring Sudan, saying most of people were forced to follow the decisions of the majority.
“My coming to Khartoum today is a response to your invitation. It’s really to put a final decision on all agreement we have signed since 2012. I take the responsibility to be the supervisor on my team to supervise whatever has been agreed upon. This is in respond to goodwill you have shown,” said a (…)


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South Sudan’s Kiir washes his hands of support to Sudanese rebel

November 2, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit Thursday reiterated that his country does not support Sudanese armed opposition groups, and announced the agreement with his Sudanese counterpart on a roadmap to implement the outstanding security agreements.
Kiir who ended a two-day visit to Khartoum pledged with his Sudanese counterpart not to allow the “saboteurs” to affect relations between the two countries.
“We do not support the Sudanese rebel movements, and (…)


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South Sudanese opposition will not carry out any activity hostile to Juba from Sudan: al-Bashir

November 1, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s President Omer al-Bashir said his government would not allow South Sudanese opposition leaders residing in Khartoum to carry out any political or military activities hostile to Juba.
Khartoum hosts several South Sudanese opposition leaders who were in Ethiopia and Kenya during the first three years of the conflict. Also, Khartoum seems disposed to play a greater role in the resolution of the four-year conflict after refusing to interfere in the conflict (…)


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S. Sudan confirms Abyei’s exclusion in bilateral talks with Sudan

November 1, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudanese authorities have confirmed that President Salva Kiir visit to Sudan’s capital, Khartoum will focus on bilateral cooperation issue between the two countries.
The issue of Abyei, a contested oil-producing region claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan is not expected on the agenda of the discussions.
The South Sudanese minister for the presidency, Mayiik Ayii Deng told reporters on Wednesday Kiir left Juba for a two-day official visit to Sudan for (…)


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Sudan and South Sudan to jointly write off foreign debts

October 31, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – The governments of Sudan and South Sudan on Monday agreed to jointly work on convincing the international community into writing off their joint foreign debts and to extend the zero option agreement that expires on October 2018.
The decision, SUNA reported, was agreed upon during at a meeting held between Sudan’s finance minister, Mohamed Osman Al Rikabi and his South Sudan counterpart, Stephen Dhieu Dau in Khartoum.
Both leaders reportedly agreed it was vital (…)


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Juba and Khartoum hold political and security committee meeting

October 31, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – The joint political and security committee meeting between Sudan and South Sudan successfully concluded in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum on Tuesday.
According to SUNA news agency, the Sudanese defense minister, Lt Gen Awad Mohamed Ibin Aouf signed the minutes of the meeting on behalf of the Sudan government, while that of South Sudan was witnessed by the nation’s defense minister, Gen. Kuol Manyang Juuk.
The committee had, during the meeting, reportedly (…)


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