South Korea to send ‘special envoys’ to North Korea to push for nuclear talks with US

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will send a team of special envoys — including Seoul’s spy chief — to the North on Monday to push for talks between Washington and Pyongyang on nuclear weapons. The delegation, announced by Moon’s office on Sunday, is the latest chapter in a remarkable Olympics-driven detente between the two Koreas.

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US: Massive hack to cost Equifax $275 million

Credit score reporting company Equifax said Friday it expects to face $275 million in costs related to a devastating hacking of its data last year. The amount would make the 2017 data breach one of the most expensive hackings in corporate history. The cost estimates mainly reflect the implementation of new cybersecurity upgrades, lawsuits and

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UN Lauds Sudan Role in Protecting Child in Conflict Areas

SMC- The United Nations last week commended the progress made by Sudan towards implementing the plan for the protection of children in conflict areas. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba , had expressed her satisfaction at the progress made in the implementation of the Action Plan to

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Sudan needs $500B investment: Turkish business head

Sudan needs an investment of nearly $500 billion in various sectors, acting president of a Turkish business association said. Harun Macit, who represents A New World Industrialist and Businessmen’s Association (YENIAD), said the major drawback in Sudan is its inadequate production technology. He added that Sudan is among the top three African countries having gold

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UN mission declines to grant S. Sudan gov’t role in sexual abuse probe

The UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has rejected a request by the South Sudanese government to carry out joint investigations into the alleged sexual exploitation by a unit of Ghanaian blue helmets serving in the east African country. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said in a statement that the complaint will

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Sudan: We Endeavour to Make the Upcoming Round of Joining the WTO Final

SMC- Ministry of Trade disclosed on consultations with the World Trade Organization (WTO) to determine a date for Sudan joining the organization, expecting that next April will witness the new round of negotiations. Speaking to SMC the Minister of Trade, Hatim Al-Sir said that the upcoming round of negotiations with the WTO in Geneva is

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China’s Inroads into Africa Trigger Envy and Allegations

By: Mark Kapchanga Allegations of spying and surveillance pop up every day on the global political stage. They are, however, not always true but driven by malice. A database compiled by the Union of Concerned Scientists shows that as of August 2015, there were 1,419 active satellites in orbit around the earth mainly used for the collection of intelligence.

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Its Time For UNAMID to Exit

SMC- Permanent Representative of Sudan to the United Nations, Ambassador Omar Dahab, said that it is time for the African Union/United Nations Hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID) from Darfur, pointing out that there is no more reason for its presence following the security and stability achieved in Darfur. Speaking to the SMC Ambassador Dahab said

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China’s “one country, two systems” principle sets good example: Sudanese experts

he remarkable success of China’s “one country, two systems” principle has set a good example for other countries to solve problems, Sudanese experts said. “Since the application of the principle in Hong Kong and then Macao, the experience has … helped in creating political and economic stability in the two (regions),” Hassan al-Saouri, a political

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