Ahead of peace talks, a who’s who in South Sudan’s splintering civil war

When the third round of talks aimed at revitalising the chances of peace in South Sudan gets underway in Addis Ababa on 26 April, the country’s influential former military chief wants to be at the table. Paul Malong’s announcement on Tuesday, 11 April, that he was launching a new opposition party added an extra element

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S. Sudan hopes new trade policy framework will boost regional trade

South Sudan on Thursday said the new Trade Policy Framework (TPF), a UN-supported multi-donor global partnership for developing countries, will help improve its trade competitiveness within the region and spur economic development. Mou Mou Athian, the Undersecretary in the Ministry of Trade, Industry and East African Community (EAC) Affairs, expressed hope that the trade policy

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Sudan: Speaker Briefed On Coming U.S. Congressional Visit to Sudan

The Speaker of National Assembly, professor Ibrahim Ahmed Omar, was Wednesday briefed on the arrangements for the coming visit by an American congressional delegation, to the country The visit comes on the invitation of Sudanese businessman, Bashir Hassan Bashir. During the three day visit the delegation will meet a number of businessmen and be briefed

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S. Korea discusses post-sanctions economic cooperation with Sudan

South Korea and Sudan held a high-level policy consultation meeting on Thursday to discuss strengthening economic cooperation in the wake of the lifting of American sanctions on Sudan last year, the foreign ministry here said. Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Affairs Yun Kang-hyeon welcomed the lifting of 20-year-old sanctions and discussed cooperation with Sudan’s Undersecretary

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Proposed S. Sudan Envoy Tells US Senate Panel He’s Ready for the Job

Thomas Hushek, nominated as U.S. ambassador to South Sudan, told a Senate panel Wednesday that he is ready for the job despite the war-torn, impoverished East African country’s complexities. “If confirmed, I will press the leaders of all parties to the conflict in South Sudan, and especially the government, to disavow violence and make the

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South Sudan Wants IGAD To Deny Malong Role In Peace Talks

There are currently nine opposition groups which in February this year formed the Opposition Alliance alongside the main opposition group the SPLM IO to negotiate with the government in the IGAD-led High Level Revitalization Forum in Addis Ababa. Malong has expressed his intention to join the Opposition Alliance participating in the peace talks. “We wish

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Technical Meetings between Khartoum and Juba To arrangment Crossings Opening

SMC- Sudan started forming a technical committee to establish arrangements for the opening of three border crossings with the State of South Sudan, including the Jouda crossing, Al-Tabun crossing, and Kosti-Juba river crossing. Secretary General of the Government of the White Nile State, Al-Tayeb Mohamed Abdullah said that the committee formed will hold an expanded

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Foreign Ministry: Agenda and Tracks of Dialogue with Washington are Clear

SMC- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has conformed  that the agenda and tracks of negotiations with Washington on removing the name of Sudan from the list of states sponsoring terrorism are clear as it has indicated that the dialogue on this file may be resumed during the coming days. in speaking to SMC State Minister

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South Sudan Waves Goodbye to Guinea Worm

In March at the Carter Center in Atlanta, South Sudan’s minister of health announced that Guinea worm transmission had been stopped within South Sudan. It has been fifteen months since the last reported case, and the disease has a life cycle of twelve months. That means the disease is gone from South Sudan, though it

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Mo Eisa interview: From Sudan to Cheltenham via the eighth tier

Cheltenham’s Mo Eisa is the League Two player of the month after hitting the 20 goal mark in his first season as a professional. Adam Bate caught up with the Sudan-born striker to find out how he has made the step up from part-time football looks so easy. A crowd of 1,450 people at Morecambe’s

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