Category: United Kingdom (UK) / Great Britain (GB)

Sudan’s facilitators vow to make new proposals for peace in Darfur

April 26, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Germany and the Troika countries have urged the Sudanese government and Darfur armed groups to continue committing themselves to the ceasefire and to resume talks on a pre-negotiations and vowed to make new proposals
Following a meeting hosted in Berlin, on 16-17 April, Sudanese government and two armed groups: Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and Sudan Liberation Movement Minni Minnawi warped up informal talks without reaching a declaration of principles (…)


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Britain pledges to support Sudan’s removal from terrorism list

April 24, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Britain has pledged to support Sudan’s removal from US list of state sponsors of terrorism, at the end of the fifth meeting of the UK-Sudan Strategic Dialogue held in the Sudanese capital in Khartoum on Tuesday.
The biannual meetings covered bilateral issues, Sudan’s peace process, human rights, development, trade and investment, migration, defence, counter-terrorism, and regional issues including South Sudan.
Speaking at a joint press conference, Neil Wigan, (…)


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Britain pledges to support Sudan’s removal from terrorism list

April 24, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Britain has pledged to support Sudan’s removal from US list of state sponsors of terrorism, at the end of the fifth meeting of the UK-Sudan Strategic Dialogue held in the Sudanese capital in Khartoum on Tuesday.
The biannual meetings covered bilateral issues, Sudan’s peace process, human rights, development, trade and investment, migration, defence, counter-terrorism, and regional issues including South Sudan.
Speaking at a joint press conference, Neil Wigan, (…)


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Al-Mahdi, British lawmakers discuss Sudan peace process

March 22, 2018 (LONDON) – Sadiq al-Mahdi, leader of the Umma Party and Chair of the Sudan Call, Thursday discussed peace and democratic reforms in the east African country with representatives from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Sudan and South Sudan, chaired by Sir Henry Bellingham MP. Al-Mahdi travelled to London following his election as Chairperson of the opposition umbrella Sudan Call at a meeting held in Paris.
On Thursday morning, he delivered at Chatham House a (…)


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Africa and UK Brexit

By Ambassador Dhano Obongo
Brexit is the media usage for Britain exiting the European Union (EU). After four decades of membership, last year England voted to quit the EU. Trade impacts will result from this decision as the United Kingdom (UK) forges into new ground in worldwide economic relations. It was Great Britain’s sovereign choice to relinquish continuation with EU trade agreements and some African observers forecast emptiness as a result of Brexit. Trade in both (…)


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A delegation of House of Lords of UK to visit Sudan in April

March 5, 2018 (KHARTOUM) The deputy head of Sudan’s parliamentary subcommittee on foreign affairs, Mutwakil Tigani, said a delegation from the House of Lords of the United Kingdom would visit Khartoum in April.
In press statements on Monday, Tigani said the delegation would include seven Lords and will visit Khartoum from 9 to 12 April.
He pointed out that the delegation would meet with Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services and the Human Rights Commission to discuss a number (…)


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Sudan, UK discuss combating of human trafficking

February 24, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Attorney General Omer Ahmed Mohamed and his British counterpart Jeremy Wright have discussed ways to tackle human trafficking, forced labour and other related crimes.
The two officials, who met on the sidelines of the meeting of the Attorneys General in London on Friday, also discussed obstacles facing attorneys general work regarding coordination of efforts and exchange of criminal information at the pre-trial phase.
For his part, Wright stressed the (…)


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UK minister welcomes new EU sanctions against S. Sudan

February 3, 2017 (JUBA) – The United Kingdom Minister for Africa Harriett Baldwin has welcomed the European Union (EU) sanctions against three South Sudanese officials responsible for serious human rights violations and obstructions of the country’s political process.
The European body, on 2 February, announced new sanctions on former army chief of staff, Paul Malong, another former military official, Malek Reuben Riak and current information minister Michael Makuei Leuth.
The three, (…)


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South Sudan denies shutdown of embassy in UK

January 24, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudanese government on Wednesday downplayed reports its embassy in the United Kingdom has been shut down due to rental fees.
The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said the embassy was still operational and the rental fees would be settled soon.
“That is not true. The embassy has not been closed down. It is still operational. Yes, there has been a delay in payment of rent due to the current economic situation but (…)


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British envoy hails Darfur disarmament campaign

January 22, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The United Kingdom special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Chris Trott has praised the role of the government disarmament campaign in improving the security situation in Darfur.
On Monday, Trott met with the chairman of the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) Tijani Sissi in the presence of the British Ambassador to Sudan, Michael Aron.
The LJM political and information officer Ahmed Fadl Abdallah told the official news agency SUNA, the meeting discussed (…)


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British envoy rallies support for S. Sudan peace process

January 21, 2018 (KAMPALA) – The United Kingdom special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, Christopher Trott has urged the regional countries to keep pressure on warring parties in South Sudan so they can stop hostilities and reach a peaceful settlement of the conflict.
“We cannot allow the killing that we have seen in South Sudan over the last three years to continue any longer and I think that Rwanda can in some ways teach a lesson to those that are involved in conflicts because you can (…)


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British envoy to visit Khartoum this month to discuss Sudan’s peace

January 14, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The United Kingdom Special Representative for Sudan and South Sudan Chris Trott will visit Khartoum during this month for discussions on Sudan’s peace process, said the British Ambassador to Sudan Michael Aron
The semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) has quoted Aron as saying London is working to help Sudan achieve peace.
He added the strategic dialogue between Khartoum and London aims to promote bilateral relations between the two countries, saying the (…)


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U.S., UK welcome Sudan’s decision to extend unilateral truce

January 6, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum and the UK Special Representative for Sudan and South Sudan have welcomed Sudan’s decision to extend the ceasefire in war areas.
The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir, on Thursday, issued a decree extending the unilateral cease-fire declared in the operations areas until the end of March.
“The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum welcomes the recent positive decision by Sudan to extend the Cessation of Hostilities. Steps such as these by both (…)


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UK contributes $43,5 million to WFP operations in Sudan

December 27, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Wednesday said the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) will contribute $43.5 million in support of its operations in Sudan over the next two years.
In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, WFP said it has signed a multi-year funding arrangement with the DFID that will enable it “to continue to support internally displaced people in Darfur who have not had regular access to food for many (…)


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Britain urges political reforms in Sudan

December 12, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour on Tuesday has met with the United Kindom Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in London.
Ghandour has arrived in London on Monday on a two-day visit to inaugurate the Sudanese-British investment forum and meet with a number of UK officials.
“The meeting discussed the developing bilateral relations between the two countries and the continued cooperation in all fields under the umbrella of the strategic dialogue between (…)


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Sudanese-British investment forum to kick off on Tuesday

December 10, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese-British investment forum would start on Tuesday in London, said the Sudanese Ambassador to the United Kingdom (UK) Mohamed Abdallah al-Tom
Al-Tom told the semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) the forum will be held with the participation of a number of the British ministers in the various economic sectors as well as the CDC group.
He added the forum would present investment opportunities in Sudan, saying a senior representative from the U.S. (…)


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Sudan, UK sign agreement over British army participation in regional drills

November 14, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan and Britain signed a military Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the armies of the two countries on Tuesday to provide the administrative and logistic services necessary to facilitate the East African Standby Force (EASF) Military Field Training Exercise (FTX) ‘Exercise.
Eastern Africa Standby Force which is one of the five sub-regional brigades of the African Standby Force (ASF) is due to conduct the upcoming field training exercise in Eastern (…)


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UK, Sudan agree to strengthen cooperation on fight terrorism and human trafficking

October 17, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan and United Kingdom Tuesday agreed to increase counter-terrorism cooperation, including information exchanges and to fight human trafficking and illegal migration.
The two countries concluded the fourth meeting of the biannual UK-Sudan Strategic Dialogue which was hosted by the British government in London, co-chaired by Sudan’s Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Abdel Ghani al-Naim, and Neil Wigan, Director for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (…)


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