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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South Sudan vows not to live in “hostility” with Sudan

October 19, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan on Thursday said it cannot live in “perpetual hostility” with neighbouring Sudan, reiterating its readiness to fully implement the 2012 Cooperation Agreement both nations signed.
The presidential adviser on security affairs, Tut Kew Gatluak said enhancing bilateral relations between the countries was significant to improving relations the two former war foes after secession.
“Preparations for his Excellency the president of the republic have been (…)


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Sudan’s security is linked to South Sudan stability: al-Bashir

September 28, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – President Omer al-Bashir said that Sudan’s national security cannot be completed without the stability of neighbouring countries, especially South Sudan. Al-Bashir made his remarks during his address to the opening session of the conference of the Committee of Intelligence and Security Service in Africa (CISSA) held in Khartoum.
The conference is attended by the head of the Saudi intelligence service and representatives of several western intelligence (…)


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Over 180,000 S. Sudan refugees arrived in Sudan in 2017: UN

September 17, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – About 182,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan in 2017, the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement issued last week.
“Almost 460,000 South Sudanese refugees, fleeing hunger and violence in South Sudan, have arrived in Sudan since December 2013. About 182,000 refugees arrived in 2017 so far. The majority of new arrivals are women and children,” partly reads OCHA’s statement.
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