Britain Lauds Sudan For Efforts to End War in South Sudan

SMC- British ambassador to Khartoum, Michael Aaron, expressed on Sunday support for the efforts of the Government of Sudan to bring peace to South Sudan state and to stop the war. He said Britain wants peace in South Sudan and that refugees in Sudan should return to their country. During a visit to the White

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Licenses Cancelled for Six Gold Companies

SMC– The Central Bank of Sudan (CBoS) issued a decree revoking the licenses of 6 private sector companies and the licensed business names to purchase and export gold. The bank attributed the issuance of the decision to the failure of those companies to comply with the licensing restrictions granted to them by the CBoS. A

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Rwanda hold Ethiopia to seal CHAN line-up

Rwanda filled the final place at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) Sunday despite only drawing 0-0 in Kigali against Ethiopia in the second leg of a play-off. The Rwandans qualified 3-2 on aggregate having won the first leg by that score in Addis Ababa last weekend. source: citizentv

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Sudan’s Bashir starts state visit

President Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan is in Uganda for a two-day state visit November 13-14, 2017. Bashir and his host President Yoweri Museveni will discuss a number of areas of cooperation including trade and investment, agriculture, regional peace and security as well as international matters of mutual interest. The visits mark the strengthening of bilateral

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Netherlands provides $6 million to FAO to address severe hunger and build resilience in South Sudan

The Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Geert Geut, and the Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in South Sudan, Serge Tissot, signed an arrangement for a contribution of $6 million by the Netherlands to FAO today, for the pool-funded Emergency Livelihood and Resilience Programme in South Sudan

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South Sudan: Humanitarian Access Snapshot (October 2017)

OVERVIEW In October, humanitarian partners continued to face access challenges in multiple locations across South Sudan. Out of the 116 access incidents reported, 60 involved violence against personnel or assets. The number of incidents in Central Equatoria substantially increased, with 42 reported in October compared to 24 in September, with 36 incidents reported in Juba

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UN peacekeeping arms losses could equip an army: report

UN-backed peacekeepers have lost enough guns and ammunition in sub-Saharan Africa over the past two decades to arm an army, according to a study by the Small Arms Survey. The research group’s director, Eric Berman, said peacekeepers have lost “at least thousands of weapons and millions of rounds of ammunition” this century, often handing them

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France Denies Support to SPLM-AW by Granting Diplomatic Immunity

SMC- The French government denied it had granted diplomatic immunity and personal protection for the rebel leader Abdulwahid Mohamed Nur of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM-AW). Instead, it stressed its interest in achieving sustainable peace, stability and conflict resolution in Sudan, referring to its participation in United Nations and the African Union in Darfur (UNAMID) mission in Darfur. The

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Agar’s Group Accuses Umma Party on Supporting Al-Hilu

SMC- SPLM-N (Al-Hilu Faction) has accused Agar’s group of leading unofficial text of the SPLM-N Manifesto which was discussed in the recent extra-ordinary conference, considering it an attempt to affect the agreement signed with Umma party leader Marian Al-Sadiq. Activists loyal to Agar group exchanged the leaked copies which point that Al-Hilu groups is adapting

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Sudan Ready to Transport Aid to South Sudan Through New Corridor Through North Kordofan

SMC- Preparations to transfer 500 metric tons of sorghum to South Sudan are well underway, according to Head of the Subcommittee on the Transfer of Humanitarian Aid to South Sudan Abdullah Al Toum Al Imam. Al Tom Al Imam who is also secretary general of North Kordofan, on Sunday laid out the arrangements to resume the

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