ECONOMIC concerns were among the initial sparks for the protests, which broke out in December when the government announced it would triple the price of bread. Everyone is alert and waiting. If this state of tension and uncertainty continues, the econo...
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Note from Sudan Watch Editor: To be clear, the two sides - Transitional Military Council (TMC) and Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) - still need to sign a constitutional declaration that is meant to complete the political deal. In my exper...
Source: Mixed Migration Centre
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This Quarterly Mixed Migration Update (QMMU) covers the Eas...
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June 29, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan Donald Both and Saudi State Minister for African Affairs Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Qattan discussed the ongoing efforts to settle the Sudanese crisis and to ensure a peaceful power transfer in the east African country.
The official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on Saturday said the meeting discussed means to bolster "security and stability, in (Sudan)".
Speaking to the media after the meeting, Al-Qattan warned of the risk of expansion of (...)
June 23, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Lt-Gen Yasir al-Atta, the Deputy head of the political committee of the Transitional Military Council dismissed reports about Saudi and Emirati meddling in Sudan's internal affairs.
"Sincerity and honesty Saudi Arabia and the UAE have not and will not dictate political or security conditions or anything else," he said al-Atta said in a press conference held in Khartoum on Sunday.
"They are friendly countries that we have offered them a white hand and now they are (...)
THE internet has been shutdown in Sudan since 3 June 2019. The shutdown by the Transitional Military Council (TMC) in Sudan is costing people and businesses millions of dollars, according to local newspapers.Unusually, this site Sudan Watch has not rec...
June 16, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Saudi Arabia is very interested in Sudan's political stability and keen to support the Sudanese people said Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) who voiced his concern about the rising tensions in Sudan after 3 June.
MBS made his statements about Sudan in an interview with the London based Asharq al-Awsat published on Sunday after allegations that his country and the United Emirates are encouraging the military council not to hand over power to the opposition (...)
May 31, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's military junta Friday has announced its support for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates against "irresponsible" threats in the Arabian Gulf and the southern Red Sea regions.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman told an emergency Arab summit on Friday that decisive action was needed to stop Iranian “escalations” following attacks on Gulf oil assets.
The summit discussed the implications of drone strikes on oil installations in the kingdom and attacks on four (...)
May 26, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) Sunday called on Saudi Arabia to support the aspiration of the Sudanese people to establish civil rule in the country during the transitional period.
At its request, the SPA foreign relations committee met the Saudi ambassador to Khartoum on Sunday and asked him that the kingdom supports "the choices of the Sudanese people to establish a transitional civilian authority," said the statement.
The request comes after (...)
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Source: International Organization for Migration
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A second generation of spring breeding is underway in Saudi Arabia and Iran
As a result of unusually good ecological conditions, a second generation of breeding is expected to cause a further increase of locusts in the spring breeding areas of Saudi Arabia and Iran.
In Saudi Arabia, spring breeding started earlier than normal this year and is also more distributed throughout the interior: along the eastern side of the Asir Mountains (March–present), in central areas between Riyadh and Hail (February–present), in the northeast between Jubail and Kuwait (March–present), and along the western edge of the Empty Quarter between Wadi Dawasir and Riyadh (April–present). A second generation of breeding is underway in central areas with egg-laying in the last week of April and hatching that may have already started. Ground and aerial teams treated 16,430 ha on 1-10 May.
In Kuwait, late instar hopper groups and bands were seen near Al Wafra and the Saudi Arabia border since the last week of April. Many of these started to fledge about a week ago and are likely to form groups of immature adults and perhaps a small swarm if not controlled. The infestations are likely to have originated from breeding that occurred in March along inaccessible border areas by swarms that moved enroute from Saudi Arabia to the southern coast of Iran. Control operations have treated 50 ha since 28 April. A few swarms may also appear from adjacent areas of Saudi Arabia.
In Jordan, an immature swarm arrived in the south near Al Jafr on 4 May that was controlled the next day. On 5 May, another immature swarm flew over the same area and reached Tafilah (south of Amman) where it was treated by air. In all, control operations treated 460 ha. The swarms are likely to have originated from breeding areas in Saudi Arabia and migrated during a brief period of southerly winds. A few more swarms could appear during periods of southerly winds, and perhaps reach southern areas of Syria or Israel.
In Yemen, locals reported several immature and mature swarms moving in the highlands between Dhamer and north of Sana'a during the past week. These swarms originated from breeding several months ago in the Empty Quarter. A ground survey is underway in the interior between Marib, Ataq and Shabwah where so far scattered adults and a few groups have been seen. Egg-laying is in progress in a few areas, and hatching is likely by the end of May with hopper groups and small bands forming in June.
In Iran, hopper and adult groups and a few hopper bands are present along parts of the coast from west of Bandar Lengeh to the Pakistan border and in the Jaz Murian Basin of the interior. A second generation of spring breeding started in late April with substantial hatching this past week that will cause more hopper groups and bands to form, which could give rise to new adult groups and swarms starting about mid-June if not controlled. Intensive control operations treated more than 18,000 ha so far in May. There is a risk that a few adult groups or small swarms could appear from Arabia at times.
In Pakistan, small-scale breeding continues in coastal areas of Baluchistan where limited control was carried out against a few hopper groups. Hoppers will start to fledge and become immature adults at the end of May and continue to about mid-June. At that time, local infestations could be supplemented by adult groups and small swarms arriving from Iran.
The longer-term outlook suggests that there is a moderate risk of a few swarms migrating after mid-June from the spring breeding areas to the summer breeding areas along both sides of the Indo-Pakistan border and also the interior of Sudan. The scale of the migration depends on the success of current survey and control operations. Therefore, all affected-countries should maintain these operations and report on time. FAO DLIS will continue to monitor the situation closely and keep all countries informed.
April 28, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The United Arab Emirates and Sudan signed an agreement to inject $250 million in Sudan's central bank as part of a previously-announced $3 billion grant by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
On 21 April, Saudi Arabia and UAE announced a joint $3 billion worth of aid, throwing a lifeline to Sudan after the fall of President Omer al-Bashir after four-month protests against his regime.
The agreement which was announced by the official news agency WAM, was (...)
Source: Mixed Migration Centre
Country: Burundi, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Israel, Kenya, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, World, Yemen
This Quarterly Mixed Migration Update (QMMU) covers...
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
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