France Urges Libyan Warring Parties to Back UN Envoy Salameh’s Peace Road map

French President Emmanuel Macron urged on Friday for empowering stability in Libya. He called on the Libyan parties to work according to the roadmap presented by head of the United Nations mission to Libya Ghassan Salamed, in order to enable Libyans to secure national borders. He made his remarks during a meeting with members of

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UN Security Council Discusses UNAMID’s Exit from Sudan

SMC- Permanent Representative of Sudan to the United Nations, Omar Dahab, with the President of the Security Council Ambassador Khairat Umarov, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan discussed issues of concern to Sudan. They especially looked into the strategy of the withdrawal of UNAMID forces from the Darfur region. The Permanent Representative of Sudan

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Chad denies role in alleged Equatorial Guinea coup attempt

Chad’s government is denying involvement in an alleged coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea late last month, saying the dozens of Chadians arrested are mercenaries “and should be treated as such.” Foreign Affairs Minister Mahamat Zene Cherif told journalists on Friday that Chadian officials traveled to Equatorial Guinea this week after 60 of its citizens were

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South Sudan hails China’s contribution to its health sector

South Sudan has commended China’s continued financial and technical assistance to the health sector of the war-torn east African nation. Health Minister Riek Gai Kok said health cooperation between South Sudan and China in the past six years has had enormous impact on the country’s health sector. China has become South Sudan’s leading donor of

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Sudan FM: We look Forward to Working with Washington in the Next Phase

SMC- The Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour on Thursday welcomed the statement issued by US Secretary of State Rex Tilerson on the occasion of the 62nd anniversary of the independence of the Sudan, stressing the aspiration of Sudan to work alongside the US government during the next phase. The Secretary of State expressed his wishes for

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Sudan officially closes eastern border with Eritrea

Sudan on Saturday officially announced closure of its eastern border with Eritrea following deployment of thousands of Sudanese troops in Kassala State on the border with Eritrea, official SUNA news agency reported. Kassala State Governor Adam Jamma issued the decision of closing all border crossings with Eritrea, attributing the reason to the state of emergency

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President Trump’s Fundamentally Flawed Africa Policy

By Lawrence Freeman After nearly a year in office, the outline of President Donald Trump’s policy for Africa has emerged as fundamentally and seriously flawed. In a similar manner to his predecessors, Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama, Trump’s African strategy suffers from a conceptual deficiency in its failure to recognize that the most fundamental human

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Khartoum and Juba Review Implementation of Security Agreements

SMC- Sudan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has affirmed the completion of all the arrangements for Sudan’s participation in the Joint Political and Security Committee (JPSC) meetings which will take place in South Sudan on 8th January 2018. Speaking to the SMC Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Gariballah Al-Kidir said that the political/security mechanism meeting will be chaired by

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US and UK Welcome Al-Bashir’s Decision to Extend Ceasefire for 3 Months

SMC- The United States Embassy in Khartoum and the British envoy has welcomed the recent decision by Sudan to extend the ceasefire in the areas of operations. The embassy said steps by the government and armed groups would be necessary to move towards a negotiated peace. On Thursday, President Omar al-Bashir issued a public decree

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Sudan: Halayeb Issue to be Solved by Dialogue or Egyptian Evacuation

SMC- Assistant to the President of the Republic, the head of the Beja Congress Party, Mousa Mohamed Ahmed said on Saturday that the issue of Halayb has two options to be solved, either by negotiation between the two countries or the Egyptian party’s evacuation of the triangle, after agreement or by the International court. He reiterated that

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