PICS: Memorial for Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino

An emotional memorial service has been held in Kenya for Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, who died last month. Kenyan officials, including a local governor and a cabinet secretary for tourism and wildlife, attended Saturday’s event in honour of Sudan and one of the rhino’s caregivers gave a speech. A plaque was

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Appeal could save SA man from death penalty in South Sudan

A month after William Endley was sentenced to death, his family are hoping an appeal will save him from the gallows. The ex-South African National Defence Force (SANDF) colonel was sentenced to hang in a South Sudanese court on February 23. He was charged with espionage and conspiring to overthrow the government. But in the

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Sudan: Minister of Defence Receives Joint Security Committee of Sudan and South Sudan

The Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Awad Mohamed Ahmed bin Oaf, received in his office Sunday members of the joint security committee of Sudan and South Sudan which held on Saturday and Sunday a regular meeting in Khartoum, co-headed chairmen of the intelligence. The Minister of Defence has appreciated the remarkable progress achieved by the

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World condemns Israeli attacks on Palestinians

A growing list of world leaders on Saturday condemned Israeli attacks on civilians in the Gaza Strip that martyred 15 Palestinians during peaceful protests the previous day. The German foreign ministry voiced deep concerning for the tensions between Palestinians and Israeli security forces. The clashes made evident it is “absolutely necessary” to “resume negotiations” between

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Botswana’s new leader seeks to wean country off dependence on diamonds

Botswana’s new president, sworn in on Sunday as the country’s leader, said he would give priority to tackling youth unemployment and diversifying its economy. Retired teacher Mokgweetsi Masisi, who takes over from former army general Ian Khama, inherits a state with a reputation as one of Africa’s rare political and economic success stories. But he

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Saudi Arabia to Invest in Medicine Field in the Country

State Minister of Ministry of Industry, Abdu Daoud reviewed the investment opportunities available in the pharmaceutical and food industries sector in the country. During his meeting with the Saudi Al-Faisaliah Group, headed by Abdulla Al-Kinani, the minister discussed the increase of Saudi investments in Sudan in the field of pharmaceutical industries, praising the development of

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Sudan and Tunisia Sign MoU on Health Issues

The Federal Ministry of Health and the Tunisian Ministry of Health have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop and upgrade the health and medical system between the two countries The Federal Health Minister, Bahr Idriss Abu Garda, confirmed during the signing of agreements yesterday the Government keenness to support health and medical cooperation between

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UNAMID Strategic Review Team Visits Sudan on monday

SMC- Informed diplomatic sources stated to (SMC) that the visiting delegation will meet with the joint task force which is assigned to ease the UNMID mission and its exit strategy, pointing out that the visit comes within the framework of consultation between the government of Sudan, the African Union (AU)and the United nations on UNAMID

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Pope Urges End to Carnage in Syria, Calls for Reconciliation in Middle East

  In his Easter message, Pope Francis called for peace in a world marked by war and conflict. Addressing tens of thousands of pilgrims gathered in Saint Peter’s Square from the central balcony of the basilica, the pope called for an end to “carnage” in the long-suffering land of Syria and “reconciliation” in the Middle

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Sudan, South Sudan Joint Security Committee Discuss Border Markings

SMC- The Sudanese Defence Minister Awad Ibn Ouf received the members of the Sudan, South Sudan Joint Security Committee which concluded its 8th meeting in Khartoum under the chairmanship of the heads of the military intelligence services of the two countries. Ibn Ouf praised the great progress achieved by the Committee in the Safe Demilitarized

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