IGAD to end house arrest of South Sudan’s Riek Machar House Arrest

The Council of Ministers of the regional bloc, Inter Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), has decided to release South Sudan’s exiled rebel leader Dr. Riek Machar from house arrest in South Africa. Rebel leader Machar is a de facto prisoner in a farmhouse outside of Johannesburg. He is isolated from his friends and family, and

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The Peace and Security Council of the African Union holds an induction session in Djibouti for its newly elected and reelected members

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) opened its Induction session today, 26 March 2018, in Djibouti. The opening session of the session was graced by the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Djibouti, His Excellency Mahmoud Ali Youssouf. The opening ceremony was also marked by the speeches

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Al Bashir Receives Credentials of New Indian and Japanese Ambassadors to Sudan

President of the Republic Field Marshal Omer Al Bahir has affirmed Sudan’s keenness on boosting its relations with Japan and India and working for boosting these ties further to realize strategic partnership and joint cooperation. This came when President Al Bashir received at the Republican Palace yesterday the credential papers of the new Indian and

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Pressure Mounts on Abusers in South Sudan

Regional Sanctions Decision and UN Resolutions Show Growing Concern Over the Conflict Are words finally turning into action on South Sudan? In a communiqué issued today, regional Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) announced it has decided to impose individual sanctions, referring the matter to the African Union (AU) for further punitive action. AU chairperson Moussa

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Sudan opens 3rd int’l mining business forum, exhibition

Sudan opens the third annual international mining business forum and exhibition on Monday with participation of 20 foreign countries and 100 local and international companies. Sudan’s Presidential Assistant Abdul Rahman Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi vowed to provide a suitable climate for foreign investment in the minerals sector in his addressing. He reiterated that Sudan encourages investment in

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Famine once again a threat in South Sudan, new report says

JUBA, South Sudan One year after South Sudan briefly declared a famine, more than half of the people in the world’s youngest nation face extreme hunger amid civil war and famine could return, a new report says. More than six million people, up about 40 per cent from a year ago, are at threat without

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IGAD Sets New Conditions for South Sudan Rebel Leader

The family of Riek Machar, South Sudan’s former first vice president and leader of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in-Opposition, is disappointed in a decision made by the regional bloc of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) calling for a conditional “lifting of house arrest.” Machar’s wife, Angelina Teny, responded to IGAD’s decision Monday. “If you read

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Libyan Military Commanders Question Haftar’s Deadline to Expel African Mercenaries

Agencies – Commander of the 6th Brigade of the Libyan Accord Government, Abdul Hameed Al-Ataibi questioned the credibility of the deadline for the Dignity Operation “Al-Karama” or its ability to implement its promises to secure the southern Libyan from armed gangs and African mercenaries. He pointed out that the commander of the Karama operation, Khalifa

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Egyptian Ambassador: Upcoming GERD Meetings Complement Agreements Between Presidents

SMC- Egyptian Ambassador to Khartoum Osama Shaltout announced the participation of the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Minister of water resource and the Egyptian Intelligence Chief in the meetings of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on 4-5 April in Khartoum. Speaking to the SMC Shaltout said that the GERD meetings in Khartoum complement the agreement of

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Sudanese port to be developed with $4bn Qatari funding

gulf HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti and Sudan’s Minister of Transportation, Roads and Bridges Makawi Mohamed Awad yesterday witnessed the signing of the minutes of the meeting of the joint committee on developing and managing the Sudanese Port of Suakin. Hassan bin Hassan al-Hail, chairman of the joint committee

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