Category: Sudan

South Sudanese delegation to visit Khartoum for oil discussions

June 20, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Ministry of Oil and Gas on Wednesday said a delegation from South Sudan would arrive in Khartoum at the end of this month to discuss ways to scale up oil production.
Sudan’s State Minister of Oil and Gas Saad al-Din Al-Bushra told the semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) that the visit comes in implementation of bilateral agreements to increase production of South Sudan’s oil fields.
Earlier this month, a Sudanese delegation visited Juba to discuss (…)


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SLM’s al-Nur’s response to Troika countries about violence in Darfur

Response by the Sudan Liberation Movement to statement by the United States, United Kingdom & Kingdom Of Norway on cessation of violence in Darfur
By Abdul Wahid al-Nur
Dear President Trump, Prime Minister May and Prime Minister Solberg:
The leadership of the SLM appreciates the concern voiced by the US, UK and Norway over the desperate plight of the civilian population of Darfur enduring continued, genocidal violence and state terror by the military and paramilitary forces of the (…)


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U.S.-led TROIKA condemns clashes in Darfur’s Jebel Marra, calls for sanctions

June 19, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Troika countries have denounced the ongoing fighting between the Sudanese army and the rebel Sudan Liberation Movement -Abdel Wahid in Jebel Marra area of Darfur saying this “unnecessary violence” affects only the civilians.
Since last March, the two warring parties resumed clashes in different parts of the mountainous area. As a result of the government gradually began massing troops and intensified the fighting.
last week, a military source said the (…)


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HRW calls to ensure human rights monitoring in Darfur

June 19, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Ahead of major decisions to further downsize the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the UN Security Council to ensure that human rights monitoring is ensured in the whole region.
On 11 June, the Security Council was briefed on a report on the UNAMID strategic review providing to close the remaining 14 protection sites in Darfur and to concentrate its activities in the Greater Jebel Marra which will host (…)


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Another electoral farce Sudanese should expect in 2020

Sudanese Elections Scheduled for 2020 will be Fraught with Dangers andCounterfeiting like its predecessors
By Mahmoud A. Suleiman The National Congress Party (NCP) regime’s Elections Scheduled for the year 2020 and kept orchestrating about it and deafened the ears by the repeated echoes is nothing but a kind of blatant Systematic deception to extend the already overextended term of office for the inept genocidal dictator Marshal Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir with the view to protect him (…)


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Conflicting reports about Sudan’s inflation rate

June 17, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s inflation rate has risen to 60,93% in May compared to 57,65 in April, reported the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBoS)
However, the director of the Troubled Currencies Programme at Johns Hopkins University Steve Hanke said Sudan’s annual inflation rate measured for 6/13/18, is 111%.
The government seeks to achieve an average inflation rate of 19,5% by the end of the 2018 fiscal year compared to 34,1% in 2017.
Earlier this year, the Sudanese pound (…)


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Sudan’s dialogue parties to take unified stance on elections law: PCP

June 17, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The national dialogue parties would continue consultations to arrive at a joint position on the elections law ahead of its submission to the parliament, said the secretary general of the Popular Congress Party (PCP) Ali al-Haj Mohamed.
On 11 June, the Sudanese Council of Ministers approved the 2018 elections law amid objection of several political forces participating in the national dialogue.
Speaking to his party members on the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr on (…)


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Sudan security denies family visit to deported detainee

June 16, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The family of a Sudanese activist detained by the security authorities expressed concern about his health as they have been denied a family visit to their son since his arrest at Khartoum airport after his expulsion from Saudi Arabia.
Hisham Ali who was arrested after his deportation from Saudi Arabia on Tuesday 29 May. He had been arrested in Jeddah in November 2017, in response to a request by the Sudanese security apparatus.
In a statement released on (…)


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Sudanese-Egyptian committee to meet in October

June 16, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Egyptian-Sudanese Higher Committee (ESHC) would meet in October in Khartoum, said the Egyptian Ambassador to Khartoum Osama Shaltout
In statements following a meeting with President Omer al-Bashir on Friday, Shaltout said the Sudanese-Egyptian relations would witness significant improvement during the next period.
According to Shaltout, the ESHC meeting would be chaired by presidents Omer al-Bashir and Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi.
The Egyptian envoy expressed hope (…)


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Kenyatta and Museveni support Kiir-Machar meeting in Khartoum: Sudan’s FM

June 15, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Kenyan and Ugandan leaders expressed their support for Sudan’s initiative to convene a face-to-face summit in Khartoum between President Salva Kiir and his former First-Vice President turned rebel leader Riek Machar.
Sudanese Foreign Minister al-Dirdiri Ahmed travelled to Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda to brief the leaders of the three countries about the initiative and sought their support as it is designed to support the IGAD mediation for peace in South Sudan.
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Sudan’s security apparatus ban journalists from reporting

June 14, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese security service Thursday enforced a new crackdown on journalists and the press as it withdrew the licence of a journalist reporting for a pan Arab newspaper and confiscated the entire print-runs of local newspapers.
Ahmed Younes, the correspondent of Asharq aA-Awast told Sudan Tribune that the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) withdrew his licence and stopped him from reporting to his London based newspaper.
He further said his (…)


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Sudan’s FM starts regional tour over Kiir-Machar meeting

June 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Foreign Minister al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed will start a regional tour to three IGAD countries to brief its leaders on a recent initiative for peace in South Sudan by President Omer al-Bashir.
The which includes Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda aims to brief Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, President Uhuru Kenyatta and President Yoweri Museveni on a meeting between President Salva Kiir and his rival former First Vice President Riek Machar.
“SUNA learned that the tour aims (…)


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Sudanese pound continues to plunge against U.S. dollar

June 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The price of the US dollar has increased in the black market in Khartoum on Tuesday, settling at 39,2 Sudanese pounds (SDG).
Traders speaking to Sudan Tribune Wednesday in central Khartoum said selling price of the US dollar settled at 39,2 pounds while purchase price reached 39,0 pounds compared to 38,0 at the beginning of this week.
They pointed out that the increase in the dollar price may be attributed to the decision of the Central Bank of Sudan (CBoS) to (…)


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N. Darfur to transform IDPs camps into permanent residential areas

June 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The government of North Darfur State said it would embark on planning IDPs camps to accommodate those who are willing to stay permanently and integrate into the local community.
The Sudanese government seeks to dismantle IDPs camps that have been established in areas around the capitals of Darfur’s five states since the eruption of the armed conflict in the region.
It has set a number of options for IDPs, including resettlement in the area where they are, or in (…)


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Sudanese army, rebels resume fighting in Darfur’s Jebel Marra

June 12, 2018 (ZALINGEI) – On Tuesday, violent clashes broke out between Sudanese government forces and fighters of the Sudan Liberation Movement-Abdel Wahid al-Nur (SLM-AW) in the Central Darfur State, forcing thousands of civilians to flee their villages.
A Sudanese official told Sudan Tribune that SLM-AW fighters recently regained control of several positions in Jebel Kali and Badia areas, adding this development forced the Sudanese army to mobilize more than 2,000 troops including the (…)


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Sudan’s White Nile to transfer South Sudanese refugees from overcrowded camp

June 12, 2018 (RABAK) – The government of the White Nile State said it would transfer 25,000 South Sudanese refugees from an overcrowded camp to a newly erected camp in July.
More than 25,000 South Sudanese refugees would be transferred from the overcrowded Khor Al-Waral camp to Al-Jami’ia camp in Al-Salam locality.
The director of the department of organizations and refugee affairs at the Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) in White Nile Mustafa al-Fadil said the transfer of refugees aims (…)


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Sudan peace mediators delays visit to Khartoum: official

June 12, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government on Tuesday said the African Union High Implementation Panel (AUHIP) has postponed a visit of the special envoy of the chief African Union mediator Thabo Mbeki to Khartoum.
Earlier this month, Sudan’s Presidential Envoy for Diplomatic Contact and Negotiation for Darfur Amin Hassan Omer said a delegation from the AUHIP would arrive in Khartoum on 4 June to discuss ways to resume peace talks.
However, Omer announced the AUHIP has delayed the (…)


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Sudan’s opposition alliance says 2020 election is dead-end road

June 11, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The opposition National Consensus Forces (NCF) Monday announced they are preparing a platform for the positive boycott of 2020 elections considering it as “dead-end road” that would not lead to the peaceful transfer of power.
Speaking at a Ramadan breakfast organized by the coalition of several left parties on Monday evening, an NCF leading member Mohamed Dia al-Dins aid they will adopt a “positive boycott programme,” noting that its details will be announced (…)


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