Posted in FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY South Kordofan State Sudan

South Kordofan collects 5,000 illicit weapons: governor

August 15, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The security committee in South Kordofan State said it has collected more than 5,000 illegal weapons pointing out that 2,500 arms have been legalized so far.
During a meeting with Vice-President Hassabo Abdel-Rahman in Kadougli on Tuesday, South Kordofan governor and head of the security committee pointed to ongoing work to officially register the remaining 2500 arms.
He added the Vice-President instructed to double the efforts to collect all illicit weapons (…)


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Posted in Darfur Peace Process FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY Sudan

Sudan calls for transition from relief to development in Darfur

August 15, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government has called for the need to move from humanitarian assistance to reconstruction and development projects in Darfur and the Two Areas.
Sudan’s First Vice-President Bakri Hassan Salih on Tuesday met with Minister of Welfare and Social Security Mashai’r al-Dawalab in the presence of the Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Ahmed Mohamed Adam.
Al-Dawalab told reporters that the meeting underlined the need to move from relief to reconstruction and (…)


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Posted in South Sudan News Report Sudan Sudan Armed Forces (SAF)

Sudan renews adherence to unilateral ceasefire

August 14, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) on Tuesday has renewed its commitment to the unilateral cessation of hostilities on all war zones.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony of army officers in the presence of President Omer al-Bashir, SAF Chief of Joint Operations Hashim Abdel-Mutalab said the army is ready to complete the disarmament campaign to enhance peace in the country.
He underlined that SAF is holding the lead on all areas of operations, calling on the graduating (…)


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Posted in Human trafficking South Sudan News Report Sudan

Sudan to intensify campaigns against human trafficking and illicit weapons

August 14, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Disarmament Higher Committee (DHC) said it would launch intensive campaigns during the next period to combat crimes relating to illicit weapons and human trafficking.
Sudan’s Vice-President Hassabo Abdei-Rahaman on Monday chaired a joint meeting of the DHC and the Anti-Drugs and Human Trafficking Commissions.
In press statements following the meeting, DHC rapporteur Ahmed Abdallah said the coming period would witness intensive campaigns to combat crimes (…)


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Posted in Omer Hassan Ahmed Al-Bashir Sudan

Sudanese political forces reject al-Bashir nomination for 2020 election

August 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese political forces rejected the nomination of President Omer al-Bashir for a new term and said this step will undermine the ongoing efforts to end the political crisis in the country.
Last weekend the Shura (Consultative) Council of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) nominated al-Bashir as the party’s candidate for the presidential elections in 2020. The decision requires to amend the Sudanese constitution which limits a president to two terms but (…)


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Posted in Darfur Peace Process Sudan

26,595 IDPs families return to Central Darfur State: report

August 13 2018 (ZALINGEI) – Voluntary Return Commission (VRC) in Central Darfur State said 26,595 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) families have returned to the state as part of the voluntary return programme.
In a report seen by Sudan Tribune, the VRC said there are 19 IDPs camps in 7 out of 9 localities in Central Darfur, pointing there are no camps in North and Central Jebel Marra localities.
According to the report, 1654 families have returned to 13 villages of voluntary return in (…)


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Posted in Darfur Peace Process Sudan

26,595 IDPs families return to Central Darfur State: report

August 13 2018 (ZALINGEI) – Voluntary Return Commission (VRC) in Central Darfur State said 26,595 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) families have returned to the state as part of the voluntary return programme.
In a report seen by Sudan Tribune, the VRC said there are 19 IDPs camps in 7 out of 9 localities in Central Darfur, pointing there are no camps in North and Central Jebel Marra localities.
According to the report, 1654 families have returned to 13 villages of voluntary return in (…)


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Posted in Human Rights South Sudan News Report Sudan

Sudan’s Supreme Court revokes death sentence for college student

August 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Supreme Court on Monday has revoked death sentence against University of Khartoum student Asim Omer who was charged for killing a policeman during protests in 2016.
Omer, 23-year-old and member of the opposition Sudanese Congress Party (SCoP) was accused of killing an anti-riot policeman who died after a hit by a Molotov cocktail during the student protests in April 2016.
Last September, Khartoum North Criminal Court found Omer guilty of premeditated (…)


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Posted in Russia Sudan

Sudan, Russia discuss military cooperation

August 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Defence Minister Awad Ibn Ouf said relations with Russia are developing steadily, particularly military cooperation, describing ties between the two countries as historic.
Ibn Ouf, who received the Russian Ambassador to Sudan Vladimir Zheltov on Monday at his office, pointed to Moscow’s supportive stances towards Khartoum.
For his part, Zheltov described relations between the two countries as close and friendly, saying they are based on mutual interests (…)


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Posted in Sudan Turkey

Sudan FM to visit Turkey for talks on economic partnership

August 12, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese Foreign Minister El-Dirdeiry Mohamed Ahmed will start a two-day visit to Turkey on Tuesday to discuss ways to develop an economic partnership, says a statement by the Turkish foreign ministry.
Ahmed during his visit on 14-15 August will hold talks with his Turkish counterpart on bilateral relations as the two countries hold the first meeting of a joint committee to develop bilateral relations.
“During the visit, the first meeting of the Joint (…)


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Posted in Sudan

Sudan vows sustainable solutions for voluntary return issues

August 12, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government has decided to develop sustainable solutions to integrate, resettle and provide basic services for refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
Minister of Welfare and Social Security Mashai’r al-Dawalab on Sunday met with governors of Darfur’s five states in the presence of the Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Ahmed Mohamed Adam.
The meeting reviewed a number of successful voluntary return experiences in Darfur and stressed the need to (…)


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Posted in Egypt South Sudan News Report Sudan

Sudan, Egypt FMs to meet this month in Cairo

August 12, 2018 (KHARTOUM) Diplomatic sources said Sudan and Egypt Foreign Ministers would meet in Cairo at the end of the month to prepare for the meeting of the Egyptian-Sudanese Higher Committee (ESHC), reported Sudan Media Center (SMC) Sunday.
Last June, Egyptian Ambassador to Khartoum Osama Shaltout said the ESHC would meet in October in Khartoum, pointing out that the meeting would be chaired by presidents Omer al-Bashir and Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi.
Meanwhile, Sudan’s Foreign Ministry (…)


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Posted in Agriculture South Sudan News Report Sudan United States (US)

U.S. company to grow peanuts in South Darfur: minister

August 12, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Government of South Darfur State said a U.S. company, KLC would engage in direct partnership with local farmers to grow peanuts in the state.
Minister of Agriculture in South Darfur Sabil Ahmed Sabil said a delegation from KLC have conducted a ground visit to peanut farms and promised to develop studies to promote production through the use of modern technology and funding of farmers.
He told the semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) the KLC has changed its (…)


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Posted in Featured News Omer Hassan Ahmed Al-Bashir Sudan

Sudan’s al-Bashir accepts nomination for president in 2020 election

August 11, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s President Omer al-Bashir accepted his nomination by the Shura (Consultative) Council of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) for the party candidate for the presidential elections in 2020 even though the country’s constitution limits a president to two terms.
“I want to thank the party’s leadership and members for placing your confidence in my humble person. This is a great trust and responsibility. It is my honour and privilege to accept this (…)


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Posted in Electricity Germany South Sudan News Report Sudan

Germany’s Siemens completes maintenance work on two power plants in Sudan

August 11, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The German conglomerate, Siemens has completed maintenance work on Garri and Port Sudan power plants, said Sudan’s Minister of Water Resources, Electricity and Irrigation
Last February, Siemens signed a long-term agreement with the Sudanese Thermal Power Generating Company (STPGC) to provide service and maintenance for the power generating assets and related components operating at the 337 MW Port Sudan power plant on the Red Sea coast and 502 MW Garri power (…)


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Posted in Darfur Peace Process Sudan

Government force seizes weapons cache in South Darfur

August 10, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – A joint force from the army, police and security services have arrested a number of outlaws and captured large amounts of weapons and unregulated motorcycles in South Darfur State.
Commander of the Sudanese army’s 16th Infantry Division Khalaf Allah Abdallah Idris said the move comes within the framework of the ongoing disarmament campaign to maintain security and stability in South Darfur
He expressed determination to eliminate all forms of negative phenomena (…)


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Posted in South Kordofan State South Sudan News Report Sudan Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army - North (SPLM-N/SPLA-N)

4 rebel officers desert from SPLM-N al-Hilu: official statement

August 10, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North led by Abdel Aziz al-Hilu said four of its officers have deserted the group and dismissed any link between the fugitives and the death of another one it said he committed suicide.
SPLM-N Hilu Secretary areas under government control Amar Amon Daldoum admitted in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Friday that four officers including Brigadier – Ismail Ahmed Abdallah, Major – Ahmed Abbas Bakheet, Captain – Abdel (…)


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Posted in Gold South Sudan News Report Sudan

Sudan alludes to smuggling of 48,8 tons of gold in first half of 2018

August 10, 2018 (KHARTOUM)- Sudan’s Ministry of Minerals acknowledged the government purchased only10 per cent of the actual amount of gold produced in the first half of 2018.
In a press release issued on Wednesday, the Ministry of Minerals said gold production in the first half of this year amounted to 63,3 tons, saying the Central Bank of Sudan (CBoS) purchased only 10 per cent of the total production.
According to the press release, the government revenues from the gold exports reached (…)


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