Sudan President Appoints New NISS Chief

President Omar al-Bashir issued today a republican decree appointing General Salah Abdullah Mohammed Saleh Gosh as Director-General of the National Security and Intelligence Service (NISS) replacing Mohammad Atta Al Moula, according to the official state news agency. Worth noting that Gosh had headed NISS for about a decade until 2009, before being appointed presidential security

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Sam Ross Jr. | Korea not the only Olympic divide

he Winter Olympic Games are underway. Cue the lofty, solemn intonations reminding us The Games are bringing the world together. Answer Man finds it more than a touch ironic that this exercise in bringing the world together is being hosted on a peninsula that was split into North and South in the aftermath of World

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Chinese embassy to donate sports equipment to 50 Sudanese schools

The Chinese embassy in Khartoum said Friday it has signed a deal with a charity foundation to donate sports equipment to 50 schools in Khartoum State. The deal was signed Thursday with the Sanad Charity Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, the embassy said. Addressing the signing ceremony, Samia Mohamed Osman, director general of the Sanad Charity

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Sudan denies island to be used as Turkish military base

Sudan has allayed Egyptian fears that the allocation of the historical harbour island of Suakin to Turkey will allow the island to be used as a naval base, Arab News said . Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Ghandour told his Egyptian counterpart in Cairo that “There is no intention to establish a Turkish base, not in

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South Sudan Government Objects to Rules for Peace Talks

South Sudan’s government Friday declined to sign an agreement on rules to facilitate discussion aimed at reviving the country’s collapsed 2015 peace deal. The government’s delegates refused to approve the Declaration of Principles (DOP), intended to guide a second phase of high-level talks. They cited concerns over the document’s Article 28, which calls for taking

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