New round of South Sudan peace talks is delayed

Officials say the next round of South Sudan peace talks has been delayed without explanation. The talks were meant to resume next week in neighboring Ethiopia, mediated by a regional bloc. The discussions have sought an end to South Sudan’s civil war, now well into its fifth year. A statement by the Joint Monitoring and

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Reform Now: No Objection to Discuss the Upcoming Constitution-making

SMC- Reform Now Movement affirmed that there is no objection to deliberate over the upcoming permanent constitution-making, adding that the constitution should be endorsed by an elected general assembly. Speaking to SMC, Reform Now Movement Deputy President, Hassan Osman Riziq said that any constitution which is not participated by significant movements will remain transitional, pointing

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Barbara Bush’s funeral will be attended by Melania Trump, Clintons, others

The funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at the age of 92, will be attended by many high-profile figures, including first lady Melania Trump and former President Barack Obama. A funeral service for the Bush matriarch, who once called herself “everybody’s grandmother,” is planned for Saturday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

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Italy, Greece to launch plan to identify missing migrants

 Four European Mediterranean countries are launching an initiative in June to identify thousands of missing migrants who died or went missing during the perilous sea crossing to the continent. Italy, Greece, Malta and Cyprus — hardest hit by waves of migrants form Syria and Libya or people elsewhere in Africa — will gather on June

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Conclusions of the Fifth Meeting of the AU High Level Committee on Libya, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 17 April 2018

1.    The AU High Level Committee on Libya convened its 5th meeting, at ministerial level, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 17 April 2018. The meeting was chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Congo, H.E. Jean-Claude Gakosso, in his capacity as the Representative of the Chair of the AU High Level

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Siemens secures H-class gas turbine order from China

Siemens secured its first H-class gas turbine order in Mainland China. The company will supply two H-class gas turbines, two steam turbines and four generators for a power plant project in Guangdong Province. The customer is Huadian Fuxin Energy Corporation Limited (Huadian Fuxin), a subsidiary of China Huadian Corporation Ltd (CHD), one of the five

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Sudan: Berlin Unofficial Talks Wind up Without Agreement

SMC- Following two days of deliberation, the Germany brokered unofficial talks between the Government and the Justice and Equality Movement and Sudan Liberation ended Tuesday evening without reaching agreement. Representative of Presidency of the Republic for Diplomatic Contact and Negotiation for Darfur Peace, Amin Hassan Omer said despite the massive efforts made by mediators who brought more

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EU concerned over situation in Abyei disputed by Sudan and South Sudan

The European Union (EU) on Wednesday expressed concern over the situation of the people of Abyei area, disputed over by Sudan and South Sudan. Ambassadors of the European Union, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Sweden, Norway and the Special Envoy of Norway to Sudan and South Sudan on Wednesday concluded a two-day visit to Abyei. “The

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Contracts to Construct 13 Water Plants in Darfur, Red Sea and Blue Nile

SMC- Dams Implementation Unit (DIU) revealed the signature of contracts to construct 13 water plants distributed in Darfur, Red Sea and Blue Nile States. Speaking to SMC, Water Harvest Administration in the DIU stated that they signed contracts for drilling 50 wells in Darfur states in concentration on IDPs voluntary return areas, pointing out that

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