Splits within Darfur Rebel Groups Indicate Lack of Political Vision

SMC- The fragmentation and violent divisions in the Darfur movements are an obvious indication of the lack of a coherent political vision. The unjustified rejection of the leaders of these movements to negotiate to resolve the Darfur crisis, peacefully led most of them to a dead end This same dead end is the fate facing

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The Mystery of Sudan’s Tambour Master, Abu Obaida Hassan

Abu Obaida Hassan and the wonders of his five-string tambour remained largely a mystery. In the early 2000s, a prominent Sudanese newspaper declared him dead. Internet forums confirmed his passing. Many in Khartoum, Sudan’s capital, said he had indeed died. But rumors that he was still alive persisted. What was always certain was Abu Obaida

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Recommendations from Sudanese-Chadian Border Development Conference

SMC- President Omer al-Bashir and his Chadian counterpart Idriss Deby pledged on Wednesday to remove all obstacles hindering cross-border relations between the two countries. This came at the closing session of the Sudanese-Chadian border development conference in West Darfur capital, El-Geniena, where Al Bashir also expressed commitment to implement the recommendations of the conference at

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Benchmarking is a powerful tool to make mining responsible

Dutch diplomat Prince Jaime de Bourbon de Parme is currently the Chair of the Advisory Board of the Responsible Mining Index, a brand-new ranking of 30 big companies in the global extractive sector. The index aims to give a snapshot of company behaviour based on six themes: economic development, business conduct, lifecycle management, community wellbeing,

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Sudan unearths bones from pyramid for DNA testing

Archaeologists in Sudan have reopened an ancient pyramid and extracted bones and artefacts, in order to carry out further examination including DNA tests. The items were found in one of three burial chambers in Meriotic pyramid number 9 in Bajarawiya, a UNESCO World Heritage site where a king from the Nubian period is believed to

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Sudan, Chad agree to remove all border obstacles

Sudan and Chad on Wednesday agreed to promote bilateral cooperation and remove all legal, administrative and security obstacles on borders. Sudan’s President Omar Bashir and his Chadian counterpart Idriss Deby signed recommendations of the conference on security and development of border areas. The two-day conference discussed several topics on security, economy, trade, investment, society and

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Amsterdam doctor making a difference

The story of Dr. Tom Catena, a city native and medical missionary in war-torn central Sudan, who was named 2015 Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, will be shown at Emerald Cinemas, 136 Route 30, in Perth this weekend. “The Heart of Nuba,” a documentary that features the surgeon as the sole

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Saudi Cabinet approves MoUs with Ukraine and Sudan

he Cabinet on Tuesday approved memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with Ukraine, for investment cooperation in agriculture, and with Sudan, for cooperation in communications and information technology. King Salman chaired the Cabinet at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. Royal decrees have been prepared for both MoUs. The king briefed the Cabinet on his telephone calls with President

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French Ambassador Affirms her Country’s Support to Efforts for Solving Disputes in Sudan

Chairman of the External Relations and International Cooperation Committee at the National Assembly, Dr. Mohamed Al-Mukhtar, Tuesday briefed the visiting envoy of France to Sudan and South Sudan on the political situation in Sudan and Sudan foreign relations, in presence of the Ambassador of France to Sudan, Emmanuel Beltman. The two sides have discussed issues

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