61 South Sudan government troops surrender to rebels

At least 61 South Sudanese government soldiers have defected to the South Sudan Liberation Army, a rebel group royal to Riek Machar, latest reports indicate. The soldiers reportedly surrendered after their commanders dispatched them to attack the rebel positions in Bieh State. “Today (yesterday) in the morning hours, the SPLA IO intercepted 61 armed regime’s

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Kenya’s Vice-President to visit Khartoum on Monda

SMC- Kenya’s Vice-President William Ruto will start three-day visit to the Sudan to discuss the bilateral relations between the two countries. During which he will meet with President Omer al-Bashir and the First Vice-President Bakri Hassan Salih besides the Speaker of the National Assembly Ibrahim Ahmed Omer and the Presidential Assistant Faisal Hassan Ibrahim, according

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Prominent East African athletes run for peace in South Sudan

Leading athletes from Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia on Saturday joined hundreds of South Sudanese marathoners in a race aimed at promoting peace, healing and reconciliation in the war-torn country. This year’s Great South Sudan Run attracted four athletes from Ethiopian, two Kenyans and one Ugandan for the 10 kilometers race. Ugandan long-distance runner and 2012

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Tauranga man dies in South Sudan

A Tauranga father has died while working for a charity overseas in Africa. Richard Welch, of Papamoa, journeyed to South Sudan on March 6 to help build a maternity and paediatrics ward for the people of Tonj. The ward was to aid the work of Kiwi doctors Jono and Destinee Macleod, who have been volunteering

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Talks to ease Egypt, Sudan impasse over Nile dam fail 0

A new round of talks held in Khartoum to ease Egypt’s concerns over a controversial dam that Ethiopia is building along the Nile have failed, a Sudanese minister said Friday. The foreign ministers and intelligence chiefs of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan met in Khartoum on Thursday, and after nearly 17 hours of discussions, they failed

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UAE Investments in Sudan Increase to USD Seven Billion

SMC- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) ambassador to Khartoum, Hamad Mohammed Humaid Al Junaibisaid that the UAE’s investment in Sudan is more than 7 billion dollars, pointing out that the investments are very advanced especially in the field of food security, oil and mining. Speaking to the SMC Al Junaibi said, “The UAE ceiling is high to increase the volume

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