Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Sudan in April 2018

Mr Irfan Siddiq OBE has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Sudan in succession to Mr Michael Aron who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Siddiq will take up his appointment in April 2018. CURRICULUM VITAE Full name: Irfan Siddiq Married to: Penélope Siddiq Children: Two 2017 – 2018 Plan International, International

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Sudan: Khartoum, Switzerland Discuss Consolidation of Development Ties

he Minister of International Cooperation Idris Sulaiman met, at his office Tuesday with the Ambassador of Switzerland in Khartoum Dr. Daniel Caven. The meeting focused on the bilateral relations between the two countries, especially the economic ones and how to develop them further. The called on the need for the support provided to the Sudan

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In Africa, War Over Water Looms As Ethiopia Nears Completion Of Nile River Dam

A new mega-dam being built by Ethiopia on the Nile River is threatening to spark a war over water and shift political influence in northeastern Africa. Ethiopia sees the dam as the key to its economic future, but its neighbor to the north, Egypt, fears the dam could spell doom for its water supply, says

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Sudan: Ministry of Tourism Affirms Its Readiness to Open Horizons of Tourism Cooperation With All Countries in the Region

The State Minister for Tourism, Antiquities and Wildlife Adel Daglu has stressed the importance of cooperation in the field of tourism, especially with the pioneering countries in the field of tourism in the region. During his meeting with the Tunisian Minister of Tourism Salmi Al-Loumi and her accompanying delegation, Daglu stressed the ministry’s readiness to

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KSRelief extends a helping hand to Rohingya, Syrian refugees

Aid workers faced mounting challenges because of the worsening security situation in many countries, the first International Humanitarian Forum was told on Tuesday. During the two-day forum, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) signed two agreements with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) worth $2.3 million to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

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Sudan President Reshuffles Army Command of Joint Staff

SMC- Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir, on Tuesday, has reshuffled the army command of joint staff as well as ground forces, navy and air forces. Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) spokesperson Ahmed Khalifa al-Shami, said this comes within the framework of routine work, in accordance with the laws and regulations of the armed forces, and included limited reshuffle

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France In Full Support of Sudan Roadmap

SMC- French Ambassador in. Khartoum Emmanuel Beltman confirmed her country’s support for the African road map signed between the Sudanese government and the armed movements, pointing out that the relations between Sudan and France have witnessed remarkable improvement and great cooperation during the past years in all fields. Speaking to the SMC Beltman said that its main

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Lewis Gilbert, director of James Bond movies and Michael Caine hit ‘Alfie,’ dies at 97

ewis Gilbert, a British filmmaker who directed World War II epics, three popular entries in the James Bond franchise, and understated dramas centered on working-class characters, including the Oscar-nominated Michael Caine hit “Alfie,” died Feb. 23 in Monaco. He was 97. Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, producers of the Bond movie company Eon Productions,

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Chinese peacekeepers return from South Sudan

Seven Chinese peacekeepers returned from South Sudan Tuesday after successfully finishing a one-year mission. The sixth team of Chinese peacekeeping police to South Sudan, with members all selected from east China’s Zhejiang Province, arrived at the Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport Tuesday evening, according to the public security department of Zhejiang. In South Sudan, the police

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A Sudanese Village Arts Festival Looks Back to the Future

About half a year ago I came across a video that was making the rounds on Sudanese Facebook, about an arts festival scheduled to take place in December 2017 in a northern Sudanese village with a funny name I never heard of before. The village, whose name is Karmakol, turns out to be the birthplace

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