AlBashir: A strongman propped up by soft power

Sudan lived under US sanctions for 20 years until about a week ago when the sanctions were lifted. The country’s strongman, Omar al-Bashir, in power for 28 years, has seen off many rivals and looks even more entrenched today. Sudan nationalists were outraged when South Sudan eventually broke off in 2011. Sudan lost a chunk

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Sudan, Chad Discuss Return of Refugees

SMC- Sudan and Chad have launched the third borders meeting for the voluntary return of the Sudanese refugees in camps in eastern chad, and the return of the Chadian refugees from the Sudan to their areas. Addressing the opening on Sunday was Minister of Social Affairs the acting Governor of West Darfur state, Mohamed Ibrahim

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Corruption of Christian Missionary Exposed, ‘Dark Money’ Accusations

SMC- The corruption of the Sudan Relief Fund has been exposed, and by American sources. For years a propaganda campaign has targeted resource-rich Sudan and ignited the conflict in Darfur. Dozens of ‘aid’ organizations had worked tirelessly with suspicious funding to taint the image of the Islamic Sudanese government, to support the rebellion and to collect

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Sudan Signs Deal with Canada’s State Oil Company

SMC- Sudan’s state-owned oil firm Sudapet signed a memorandum of understanding with Canada’s State Oil Company Ltd allowing it to get 50% of Sudan’s share in the Al-Rawat oilfield. In a press release following his meeting with the head of the delegation representing the Canadian firm Fath al-Rahman Khan Sunday, Sudan’s Minister of Petroleum Abdel-Rahman Osman said

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Near-verbatim opening remarks of JSR Spokesperson at a press briefing held in Khartoum

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, 1.        It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to this briefing. First, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Republic of the Sudan, on behalf of UNAMID and the Joint Special Representative, on the lifting of US sanctions after almost two decades. I assure you of

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President Al Bashir Meets with Emir of Kuwait to Discuss Bilateral Relations

SMC- President of the Republic of Sudan Omar AlBashir arrived in Kuwait on Sunday heading a high level delegation on two days within official visit to Qatar. He was received at the airport by the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah and a number of officials and held an official reception for

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NISS: Sudan Security At Its Best Throughout the Last 20 Years

SMC- The Deputy General Manager of the National and Intelligence Service (NISS), General Usama Mukhtar said that Kauda and Paris conferences is an evidences of the rift within rebel movements including the Sudan People Liberation movements- North Sector (SPLM-N), describing rebels attempts to tamper the security of the citizen and the homeland as ‘desperate’.  During addressing the graduation

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Hydro-economics: Egypt, Ethiopia and the Nile

Water ministers from Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have gathered last week to discuss how Africa’s largest hydroelectric dam will affect water distribution and access to the Nile. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is 60 percent complete and has yet to go into operation. The $4.8bn megaproject near the Sudanese border was launched in April 2011.

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EU offers 106 mln euros in aid to Sudan over natural disasters

KHARTOUM, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) — The European Union (EU) has provided 106 million euros to support Sudanese affected by natural disasters, a Sudanese official announced Sunday. Sudan’s First Vice-President and Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh met the visiting European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides. “The first vice-president’s meeting with the European

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Sudan minister lauds Qatar’s participation in book fair

Minister of State in the Sudanese Ministry of Culture Hassab al-Rasoul Ahmed al-Sheikh has praised the Qatari participation in the current 13th Khartoum International Book Fair. Speaking to Qatar News Agency (QNA) Badr said, the cultural talks and other programmes affiliated to Qatar’s booth made the exhibition attractive. The minister said that the Qatari booth

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