40 MyCorps’ volunteers all set for humanitarian works in Sudan and Lebanon from December

KUALA LUMPUR: The fifth MyCorps mission under the Youth and Sports Ministry is set to fly to Sudan and Lebanon for volunteer projects at the year’s end. Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said 40 youths would be selected for the mission and applications for it officially opened today. “We invite applications from youths with skills such as

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UN says South Sudan ‘lukewarm’ about regional peace effort

South Sudan’s government has given only “a lukewarm response” to a regional effort to revive the 2015 peace agreement and end worsening violence in the world’s newest nation, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said Tuesday. Jean-Pierre Lacroix told the U.N. Security Council that opposition figures including the country’s former vice president, Riek Machar, “all declared cautious

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Statement from UNISFA on the recent spate of attacks in Abyei

The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) is deeply concerned about the recent spate of attacks on civilians within Abyei Area which has resulted in the loss of innocent civilians lives. On 13 October 2017, there was a violent incident at the Amiet Common Market, located 15 kilometers north of Abyei town, in

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Sudan Delegations Heads to Washington to Discuss Bilateral Ties

SMC- Within the framework of the strategic dialogue between Sudan and the United States, a delegation from Sudan’s Foreign Ministry will visit Washington for discussions. Speaking to the SMC, Sudan’s State Foreign Minister Hamid Mumtaz said he would head a delegation to Washington to discuss the future of bilateral ties between the two countries. He said Khartoum would

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Sudanese-Saudi Third Business Council Meeting Starts Today

SMC- The Joint Sudanese-Saudi Business Council holds its third meeting in Khartoum on Thursday, chaired by Saud Al-Berair for the Sudanese side and Hussein Bahri for the Saudi Arabian side. The General Director of the Sudanese Businessmen and Employers Federation, the rapporteur of the Sudanese side at the joint council, Abduslaam Mohamed Al Khair Al

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Sudan Participates In Great Lakes Region Summit

SMC- Vice-President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman arrived in Congolese capital of Brazzaville , last week, heading Sudan delegation participating in the Seventh Summit of Presidents and Heads of State and Government of Countries of Great Lakes Region which kicked off on Thursday. Attending the summit are presidents and Heads of state and government

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UNICEF and partner agencies in South Sudan help reunite 5,000 children with families

“Keeping families together is the best way to ensure that children are protected, which is why the family tracing and reunification process for unaccompanied children is so important,” said UNICEF Country Representative Mahimbo Mdoe in a press statement Wednesday. “Children rely on their family for a sense of stability, protection and support, and that’s even

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Sudan Refugee Commissioner Expects More Aid Organizations After Lifting of Sanctions

SMC- Sudan’s Commission of Refugees said the lifting of U.S. sanctions would allow international aid groups to enter the country and provide much needed aid to refugees. Speaking to the SMC on Wednesday, deputy refugee commissioner Adel Daffallah said that donor countries would meet their obligations towards the refugees after the lifting of the economic embargo.

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Sudan-South Sudan Employers Sign Agreement to Implement Economic and Trade Deal

SMC- Sudan’s Federation of Employers signed an agreement with the Federation of Employers of South Sudan to implement the existing bilateral economic and trade cooperation. The deal included the development of economic relations, expansion of cooperation and trade exchange, strengthening of ties and communication between businessmen, institutions and companies .   Further, it includes an

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Fragmentation: Surge towards secessionism?

JUDGING by current developments in Kurdistan, Catalonia and Scotland, is the nation-state that became the bedrock of political stability in the aftermath of World War 2 in danger of receding? Or is the concept of nation-state casting further confusion as to what constitutes the political entity of a country? And, how will this play out

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