Sudan, Ethiopia agree to joint military force to protect dam

Sudan and Ethiopia have agreed to setup joint forces which will protect Addis Ababa’s Grand Renaissance Dam. The Chiefs of Staff of both countries, Kamal Abdul-Marouf Al-Mahi and Samora Yunus, met last week to discuss the defence protocol signed between the two countries and a number of issues of common concern. The Ethiopian-Sudanese Joint Military

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Archeologists open burial chambers in Sudanese pyramid

Sudan’s official news agency says archeologists have reopened burial chambers in an ancient pyramid north of the capital, Khartoum. SUNA says Tuesday the chambers are located at a depth of 10 meters (about 33 feet) under a pyramid in the Meroe area. The UNESCO world heritage site is home to pyramids ranging from six meters

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Kenya joins IGAD members on path to lasting peace in South Sudan

Kenya on Monday joined other IGAD countries and international development partners in Juba to find a lasting solution to peace in war-torn South Sudan. The shuttle diplomacy on the war-ravaged South Sudan intends to evaluate the implementation status of the High-Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) for peace and stability. “The agenda of the meeting is to

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Sudan PM: Austerity Measures Aim to Avert Total Economic Collapse

In a rare admission, Sudan’s prime minister acknowledged his country’s crisis of foreign exchange shortages and economic imbalances caused by the liberalization and privatization policy, which negatively impacted the economy. Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh on Monday said that the government’s recent economic measures were necessary to avert the overall economic collapse. Since March, Khartoum

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Ethiopia’s Desalegn says Kiir has failed South Sudan, must step aside

Ethiopia’s former prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn has stressed the need for South Sudan president Salva Kiir to step down and allow the country to be guided to peace by a new face. Desalegn added that it was increasingly becoming clear that peace agreements between the government and rebel groups were not going to be respected.

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Abducted aid workers released in South Sudan

Ten aid workers abducted in South Sudan last week have been released. The workers – kidnapped while travelling in a convoy near the southern city of Yei on April 25 – were transported from the area by an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) aircraft to the capital, Juba, on Monday, the group said in a statement. The

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Sudan maintains policy of economic liberalization: PM

Sudan will continue on the path towards economic liberalization despite the many challenges facing the country, Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Salih said Monday. Addressing members of the parliament, Salih said that Sudan had no other alternative but to press ahead with austerity measures adopted in early 2018. “We have no choice but to maintain the

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Ethiopia, Sudan Strengthen Cooperation in Civil Aviation

Ethiopia and Sudan are strengthening ties today in the civil aviation industry, with the beginning of new flight services by Badr Airlines, based in Khartoum. According to information issued by the national press, the opening of the route also aims to strengthen bilateral ties in the commercial and investment sector. The Ethiopian Herald newspaper reported

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Sudan port receives tugboats and container cranes from Mwani Qatar

The Sudanese Port of Suakin recently received container cranes and tugboats from Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) as part of the implementation of the first phase of the MoU the company had signed with the Port of Sudan. Under the MoU, the Port of Suakin would be developed with a view to making it

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U.S. removes restrictions on bank deals with Sudan

The U.S. government has removed restrictions on banking deals with Sudan after lifting sanctions. The remark was made by U.S. Assistant Secretary of Treasury Marshall Billings lea who is visiting Sudan as part of a U.S. Congress delegation. Mr Billingslea, who held talks with a number of Sudanese officials in Khartoum on Sunday, promised to

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