Interview: Stefan Dercon Chief Economist of UK Department For International Development (DFID)

SMC- Following the US decision to finally lift economic sanctions from Sudan, which were imposed since 1997, a large number of international companies, including from the UK have shown interest to invest in the resource-rich country as the Sudanese government steps up efforts to create a conducive investment environment. Companies and firms are eager to

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Sudan: CAR President Arrived in Khartoum

Khartoum — The President of the Central African Republic (CAR) Faustin Arching arrived in Khartoum Monday leading a high level delegation on a two day state visit to the Sudan. He was received by at the airport by the President of the Republic Omar Bashir and senior ministers and government officials.  President Arching is due

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South Sudan: Widows of war turn to beauty salon for survival

A beauty salon in South Sudan has become a refuge for many widows of war. They are among the thousands who are the sole breadwinners, after their husbands were killed during the country’s devastating four-year conflict. Polygamy is common in South Sudan, and the war has left behind hundreds of thousands of widows who lost

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Sudan appoint ex-Kotoko boss Zdravko Logarusic as coach

Former Asante Kotoko coach Zdravko Logarusic has landed himself a new job as national team manager of Sudan on a short-term basis. The 55-year-old, whose contract with the Porcupine Warriors was terminated after 11 games last season, will lead Sudan at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco. The Sudan Football Association will review his position after

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Shobowale Negotiates Contract Extension At Sudanese Club Al Hilal

Former Kano Pillars winger, Azeez Shobowale, is currently negotiating his contract extension with Al-Hilal of Sudan, Completesportsnigeria.com reports‎. The 26 year old told our correspondent that his contract is due to expire in May 2018. “We are in serious talks at the moment, to see if I can renew my contract with the club,” Shobowale

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Sudan: Minister of Finance Urges IMF to Contribute to Sudan Debts Exemption According to the Zero Option

The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Dr. Mohamed Osman Al-Rikabi has urged the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to contribute to the exemption of Sudan’s external debt. During his meeting Sunday with the Executive Director of the IMF First African Group, who is visiting the country these days, the Minister of Finance that the Sudan

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Sudan Government Imposes Temporary Ban on 19 Imports to Support Currency

Sudan has imposed a temporary import ban on selected foods and other items in an effort to protect its currency and narrow its budget deficit after the end of US trade sanctions in October, the government said. The Sudanese pound has been weakening against the dollar since Washington lifted 20-year-old economic embargo, paving the way

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Sudan President to Attend OIC Urgent Summit over Jerusalem

SMC- President Omer Al Bashir will head to Istanbul today to take part in an urgent meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss Jerusalem. The purpose of the extraordinary head of states and government meeting is to coordinate a response to the recognition by U.S. President Donald Trump of Jerusalem as Israel’s

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Sudan appoint Croatian Zdravko Logarusic as coach

The 55-year-old, who has worked in Ghana, Kenya, Angola and Tanzania, will lead Sudan at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco. The Sudan Football Association will review his position after CHAN. “I met the football president [Kamal Shaddad], a very respectable person, sitting with him was something special,” Logarusic said. “We talked about

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