South Sudan: Kiir says war must end, Machar says ‘came to look for peace’ in Khartoum talks

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar said on Monday they hoped for a breakthrough in peace talks as they met in Khartoum, but there was no immediate indication that either side would make real concessions. “I came to this meeting with an open mind and hope my brother Riek did the

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Reforms aim to smooth ease of doing business for investors in Sudan

Sudan’s government has embarked on reforms aimed at improving the business environment. The country is making changes in nine out of the 10 indicators that are measured in the World Bank’s Doing Business index, which compare how easy or difficult it is to do business in a country. Last year, Sudan was ranked 170 out

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Up to 80,000 IDPs Return to Original Villages in South Kordofan

SMC- Up to 80,000 people have returned to their original villages in South Kordofan, according to the Voluntary Return and Resettlement Commission in the state. Speaking to the SMC, the commissioner Osman Youssef al-Masur said results of a survey conducted in 68 villages showed that 12,000 families including 80,000 people have returned to the state. He

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Uganda’s president arrives in Khartoum for South Sudan talks

SMC- Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has arrived in  Khartoum this morning to attend a new round of peace talks between South Sudanese parties, the Sudan news agency reported. The President of the Republic, Omar al-Bashir received Museveni upon arrival at the airport . The two presidents will hold a joint session of talks on a

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Sudan and UAE Discuss Operations in Hodeidah, Yemen

SMC- The State Minister for the Presidency of the Republic, the Director of the Presidential Offices, Hatim Hassan Bakhit, discussed with the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Khartoum, Hamad Mohammed Al-Junaibi, the files of common interest supervised by the Presidency of the Republic, Including operations in the Yemeni province of Hodeidah. During the

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Climate Diplomacy Week: EU steps up international cooperation on climate change

Climate Diplomacy Week is a time, where EU Delegations around the world reach out to communities and partner organisations, highlighting positive global action and collaboration on climate change. The Paris Agreement on climate change, signed in 2015, sets out an action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change. It has

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Sudan and Egypt Submit Comments on Plan to Fill Renaissance Dam Lake

SMC- The second meeting of the independent scientific research group of experts and academics from the Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia ended with a discussion on the options and strategies for filling the Renaissance Dam Lake after Sudan and Egypt presented their observations on the Ethiopian proposal to fill Lake. The meetings, which started on Saturday,

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World Cup: England rout Panama 6-1

England beat Panama 6-1 in the World Cup Group G match on Sunday to qualify for the Round of 16. With two victories, England have six points. Belgium, also with six points, advance to the next round as well. England and Belgium will meet in the last match for the Group G leadership. Meanwhile, Panama

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Sudan President Congratulates Erdogan on Winning Turkish Elections

SMC- President Omar al-Bashir, on Sunday evening, telephoned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, congratulating him on the great victory in the elections, wishing him success in the next phase and for the Turkish people more prosperity and development. Al Bashir expressed the hope that the next phase will witness the implementation of the strategic cooperation agreement

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Erdogan wins re-election in historic Turkish polls

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the country’s key presidential vote, electoral officials have said, in a result that will allow him to keep his seat with increased powers and become Turkey’s first executive president. With 97.7 percent of ballots counted, Erdogan received on Sunday more than half the votes required to secure an outright victory, Sadi

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