Sudan’s Bashir is playing a dangerous game

The attempt of the Sudanese president to engage with rival regional interests in a bid to stay in power might fail.
By Ahmed H Adam
Sudan’s political crisis is sliding into a dangerous phase. Its economy is on the verge of collapse. The price of food and other basic commodities is rising by the day, worsening living conditions for ordinary Sudanese and stirring growing discontent in the country.
The economic problems are compounded by a severe fuel crisis that has nearly paralysed the (…)


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British ambassador calls to end fighting in Central Darfur

May 22, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – British Ambassador to Sudan, Irfan Siddiq, Tuesday called to stop the fighting in Jebel Marra area in Central Darfur state between the government forces and rebel fighters of the Sudan Liberation Movement – Abdel Wahid al-Nur (SLM-AW).
The new British diplomat made his call following the shooting by Sudanese government militiamen on the residents of Khams Dagaig camp in Zalingei the capital of Central Darfur state on Monday. One woman was reportedly killed but the (…)


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Sudanese security bans 4 journalists from travelling to Saudi Arabia

May 22, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on Tuesday morning prevented four journalists from travelling to Saudi Arabia without stating reasons.
Saudi Arabia Ministry of Information has extended an invitation to the four journalists among a group of Arab journalists to attend a meeting in Jeddah on Thursday.
The NISS agent at Khartoum Airport told the journalists they are banned from travelling without giving reasons, asking them to report to the (…)


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Sudanese opposition meets in Paris to discuss peace and organizational issues

May 22, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudan Call forces will hold a four-day meeting in Paris to discuss the ongoing efforts for in the country and internal organizational issues, said Minni Minnawi the Secretary-General of opposition alliance on Tuesday.
In statements to Sudan Tribune, Minnawi said the opposition umbrella will start its meetings on 23 May and will conclude it on 27 May.
He explained that the meetings will discuss the statute of the Sudan Call and other regulations to organize (…)


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Sudan, South Sudan Abyei oversight committees to meet this month

May 22, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese committee for the administration of Abyei area Tuesday said it has received an invitation from the African Union to meet with its South Sudanese counterpart on 30 May in Abyei.
Ownership of Abyei, a disputed border region contested by Sudan and South Sudan, remained contentious after the world’s youngest nation split from Sudan in July 2011.
There is no joint administration between Sudan and South Sudan, as the Ngok Dinka refuse the formation of Abyei (…)


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S. Sudan proposes creation of third vice president’s position

May 22, 2018 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government has proposed to the mediation team from the regional bloc (IGAD) that the position of the third vice president be created in an effort aimed at expanding the government size, instead of trimming it down.
The country’s cabinet affairs minister, Martin Elia Lomuro said significant progress were made and that issues upon which the parties did not make a consensus were left to the mediation team to make a bridging gap.
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