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Bashir’s visit to Syria aims to repair Arab relations: official

December 18, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese Presidential Assistant Faisal Hassan Ibrahim said that President Omar al-Bashir's visit to Syria is part of his initiative to reconcile Arab countries and overcome division triggered by the Syrian crisis.
Bashir made a surprise visit to the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday, where he held a meeting with President Bashar al-Assad, the first such visit by an Arab leader since the outbreak of civil war there eight years ago.
Addressing a meeting of the (...)

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Sudan urges Eritrea to activate its role in East Africa Force

December 17, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's Defence Minister Awad Ibn Ouf has called on Eritrea to activate its membership at the army's Chiefs-of-Staff body of the East African Standby Force (ESAF).
Speaking to the ESAF meeting on Sunday in Khartoum, Ibn Ouf praised the recent rapprochement between Eritrea and Ethiopia, saying it contributes to enhancing security and stability in the region.
Also, he renewed Sudan's keenness to sustain security and stability in East Africa and the continent in (...)

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Sudan frees 237 human trafficking victims during last 9 months

December 17, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) in coordination with the police and military intelligence have freed 237 victims of human trafficking between April and December, said well-informed security sources
The semi-official Sudan Media Center quoted the sources as saying a joint force from the NISS and the police last month freed 84 victims including 51 women and 33 men in Kassala State.
The same sources said another joint force from the (...)

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South Sudanese splinter faction joins Changson’s FDP

December 16, 2018 (JUBA) - Six former members of the SPLM-IO have joined the Federal Democratic Party/South Sudan Armed Forces (FDP/SSAF) under the leadership of Gabriel Changson Chang, said a joint statement released on Sunday.
In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, Amb. Kang G. Kang, Brig Gen Lony Reath Duol, Gen Kok Yien Ding, Col Thonk Peter Puot, Col Char Onuer and Maj Sisto Darteyo Ladu announced their decision to join the FDP.
"We took this decision after serious deliberations (...)

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Sudan Call accuses African mediation of colluding with the Sudanese government

December 15, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The opposition alliance Sudan Call has accused the African mediation of colluding with the Sudanese government demanding the African Union to launch an investigation on the failure of discussions over Roadmap Agreement last week in Addis Ababa.
The African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) led by Thabo Mbeki convened a consultations meeting gathering the government and the different opposition forces in Addis Ababa between 9 and 12 December 2018 (...)

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SPLM-N al-Hilu says peace in Sudan requires new basis

December 14, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North led by Abdel Aziz al-Hilu reiterated its rejection of the Roadmap Agreement and called for a new basis for peace in Sudan.
The armed group which fight the Sudanese army in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states was in Addis Ababa on the invitation of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel for consultations on a roadmap it brokered between the government and the opposition groups in 2016.
The AUHIP mediators (...)

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East Africa Force kicks off meeting in Khartoum

December 14, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The East African Standby Force (ESAF) experts on Thursday have started a three-day meeting in Khartoum.
Speaking at the opening session, Sudanese army's Deputy Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Isam al-Mubarak, said east Africa region is facing a number of geopolitical challenges, expressing hope it could positively respond to these challenges.
He pointed out that African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) was established in order to resolve Africa's (...)

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244 Sudanese refugees return to North Darfur from Chad

December 14, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The government of North Darfur State said 244 refugees have returned to Tina locality from Chad.
The semi-official Sudan Media Center quoted the commissioner of Tina locality Al-Sadig Ibrahim Shargo as saying the tripartite agreement on the return of refugees is being implemented smoothly.
He pointed out that the implementation of the agreement doesn't face any obstacles, saying 89 households including 244 refugees have recently returned to his locality from (...)

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IGAD envoy meets Holdout alliance over peace in South Sudan

December 13, 2018 (JUBA) - The non-signatories groups of the South Sudan National Democratic Alliance (SSNDA) told the IGAD special envoy they are ready for talks to address the root causes of the South Sudan crisis, in a first meeting three months after the signing of the revitalized peace agreement.
The former factions of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance said in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Thursday that the meeting with Ismail Wais took place in Addis Ababa on Tuesday 11 (...)

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Mediators conclude consultations on Sudan’s roadmap without meeting opposition alliance

December 13, 2018 (ADDIS ABABA) - The African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) Thursday wrapped up consultations with the Sudanese parties on the revision of the Roadmap Agreement without meeting the Sudan Call forces.
The African Union mediators convened a consultations meeting gathering the government and the different opposition forces in Addis Ababa between 9 and 12 December 2018 hoping that the signatories of the framework agreement give their positions on the proposals (...)

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African mediation-Sudan Call’s discussions stalled over opposition’s representation

December 12, 2018 (ADDIS ABABA) - The opposition Sudan Call and the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) failed to hold a meeting on the Roadmap Agreement for peace in Sudan due to their divergence over who can take part in the meeting.
The AUHIP Chair Thabo Mbeki on Wednesday refused to meet a delegation of the opposition alliance, Sudan Call, including Sadiq al-Mahdi, the opposition leader, Minni Minnawi the secretary - general and the Sudan Call vice-presidents Gebril (...)

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Sudan participates in meeting to form Red Sea, Gulf of Adan entity

December 12, 2018 (KHARTOUM) Sudan's Foreign Minister El-Dirdeiry Ahmed on Wednesday has participated in a meeting of the foreign ministers of countries bordering the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden in Riyadh.
Representatives from Egypt, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Jordan on Wednesday gathered in Riyadh to discuss a Saudi initiative to establish an entity of cooperation.
The meeting also discussed ways to boost trade and conserve the environment.
Speaking at the opening session, the (...)

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China sends 100 peacekeepers to Darfur

December 12, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - A Chinese peacekeeping force including 100 blue helmets on Tuesday has travelled to Sudan to take part in a one-year peacekeeping mission in the Darfur region, said China's Ministry of National Defence
According to China's official news agency Xinhua, the Defence Ministry said this is the first group of a peacekeeping team including 225 blue helmets, pointing out that the rest of the team would head to Darfur next Tuesday.
It added the Chinese blue helmets (...)

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Sudanese President signs elections law

December 11, 2018 (KHARTOUM) Sudan's National Legislature including the upper and lower chambers (National Assembly and the Council of States) has received the 2018 election law after it was signed by President Omer al-Bashir.
The Sudanese parliament on 21 November passed the controversial electoral law in the third and final reading phase following the withdrawal of 34 parties and political movements from the sitting.
The withdrawal of these parties came after a sharp disagreement over (...)

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Sudan participates in security forum in Washington

December 11, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - A Sudanese delegation including representatives from the legislative, executive and security organs has participated in the 12th Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum in Washington last week.
On 6 December, U.S. Congressman Robert Pittenger hosted over 300 Members of Parliament, Senators, Ambassadors, and other officials from 80 nations for the 12th Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum.
The semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) quoted the head of (...)

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President Kiir flies to South Africa for bilateral talks

December 11, 2018 (JUBA) - President Salva Kiir headed to South Africa for talks on bilateral relations with his counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa, said the South Sudanese presidency in Juba.
Kiir and his accompanying delegation left Juba on Tuesday afternoon, further said a short statement without elaborating on the names of his delegation, the time he will spend there or the issues to be discussed during the visit.
The presidency only said that the visit takes place at the invitation of (...)

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Sudan frees 57 victims of human trafficking

December 10, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese security has captured 4 human traffickers as they were preparing to take 57 foreign nationals towards the Libyan border.
The semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) Sunday said the victims were hidden at a house in East Nile locality, east of Khartoum, pointing that the police is still searching for 3 other traffickers.
It added the initial legal action was taken against the human traffickers.
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Sudan’s inflation rise to 68,93% as dollar price hits record high

December 10, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's inflation rate has risen to 68,93% in November compared to 68,44 in October, reported the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBoS).
According to a press release on Sunday, the CBoS said the main commodities that have significantly impacted on the rise of the inflation rate include meat, onion, oil and milk.
The highest increase in the price index for goods and services in November was registered in the Red Sea State while the lowest was registered in North (...)

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