Are universities engines or products of economic growth?

The Venezuelan economy is in free fall. A drop in oil prices and a collapse in confidence in the country’s leadership have caused the economy of the once affluent South American country to contract by 50 per cent since 2013, according to the International Monetary Fund, and inflation to hit 13,000 per cent. The country’s

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South Sudan President Urges Ethiopia to Oppose US-Drafted Sanctions

One day before the United Nations Security Council votes on proposed U.S. sanctions against six South Sudanese officials accused of obstructing the peace process, President Salva Kiir left his nation’s capital, Juba, for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He is seeking Ethiopian support to stop the U.S.-drafted sanctions. Presidential spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny says Kiir will ask

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Behind the Afrophile-Meets-’90s Style of Sudan Archives’ New Music Video

Sudan Archives has long blended her interest in traditional West African prints and instrumentation—namely the one-stringed fiddle players that inform her genre-melding musical style—with a penchant for contemporary designers. In an interview with Vogue from last year, she said she was as likely to wear a simple yet carefully cut dress from Los Angeles-based designer

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Ceasefire monitors accuse South Sudan forces, rebels of civilian killings

South Sudan’s army massacred civilians, burned children alive and gang-raped women after a supposed ceasefire with rebels in December, according to reports by monitors appointed by the country’s East African neighbors on a five-year-old civil war. South Sudan, which won independence from Sudan in 2011, has denied targeting civilians and called the reports, compiled in

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Central Darfur Governor, US Official Discuss Jebel Marra

SMC- Central Darfur Governor Mohamed Ahmed Gad Elsid and the Political Counsellor at the US embassy in Khartoum Wales Ryan paid a visit to Golo in Central Darfur state to inspect the security and humanitarian situation in the area which hosts IDPs camp and UNAMID new site. In a press statement Ryan pledged to provide

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Russia, China Confirm Development of Economic Cooperation with Sudan

SMC- The Russian and Chinese ambassadors in Khartoum stressed the desire of their countries to develop political and economic cooperation with Sudan, announcing in separate meetings with Sudanese officials that they are keen to strengthen relations and cooperation with Khartoum in all fields. Deputy Chairman of the Higher National Committee for Sudanese Relations and BRICS

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Minni Minnawi Accused of Embezzling Funds in ‘Home Brock’ Company

SMC- Leaders within the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement- Minni Minnawi (SPLM-MM) accused the head of the movement, Arko Minnawi, of wasting the movement’s money following the losses suffered by the company ‘Home Brock’ Kampala, which is the commercial front of the faction. Speaking to the SMC on condition of anonymity, leaders revealed that it would

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Nikki Haley: South Sudan has failed its children. We must not.

Nikki Haley is U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. A child born the year South Sudan achieved independence will be 7 this year. She has no memory of her country at peace. Odds are, violence has driven her from her home. She is malnourished. She has likely never been in school. If she is sheltering

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Maryam Sadiq: Lack of Trust Within Opposition Groups

SMC- The leader of the National Umma Party (NUP), Maryam Sadiq al-Mahdi, presented a paper during the meetings of the Sudan Appeal, which ended in Paris on Monday, reviewing the situation of the opposition and the relationship between its components, pointing to the lack of trust among its components. The Umma Party leader stressed the

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HAC calls on Organizations to Comply with Anti-money Laundering and Counterterrorism Standards

SMC- The Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) has called on organizations to commit themselves to working according to the standards required to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. Speaking to the SMC, the Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Ahmed Mohamed Adam stressed the definition of money laundering law and the fight against terrorism and the protection of the

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