Foreign Ministry Proceeds to Reduce Diplomatic Representation

SMC- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has started to take measures to enforce the President’s decisions to reduce diplomatic missions abroad. Speaking to the SMC, the Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry Abdul Ghani al-Naim said that his ministry has started to arrange for the closure of several embassies and consulates in some countries abroad. He

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Sudan Expecting To Pump Oil from South Sudan within Two Months

SMC- Sudan’s Ministry of Oil and Gas expects that oil production in South Sudan’s Unity and Thar Jath oil fields would resume within two months. Speaking to the SMC, Minister of Oil, Azhari Abdul Qader said, the agreement between the two countries to resume production in Unity and Thar Jath fields, stressing that they seek

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Khartoum to Host Egyptian-Sudanese Higher Committee in October

SMC- The Egyptian Ambassador in Khartoum, Osama Shaltout, confirmed the Egyptian-Sudanese Higher Committee (ESHC) chaired by President Omer al-Bashir and President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi will be held in October in Khartoum. Speaking to the SMC, Shaltout said the meeting of the foreign ministers and heads of the security and national intelligence and security services in the

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Central Bank of Sudan Welcomes US Decision as “Positive Development”

SMC- The Acting Governor of the Bank of Sudan, Mosad Mohammed Ahmed  has described the US decision issued, Thursday, by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) represents positive development for strengthening the removal of US sanctions and removal of the executive orders that curb commercial and banking dealings between the two countries since 1997.

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Communique of the 782th PSC meeting on the security and migration situation in Africa

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 782nd meeting held on 27 June 2018, adopted the following decision on the security and migration situation in Africa: Council: 1.  Takes note of the presentation by the Commissioner for Social Affairs, H.E. Amira Elfadif, as well as of the statement made by

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World Cup: Cavani stars as Uruguay eliminate Portugal

Uruguay eliminated Portugal 2-1 in FIFA World Cup Round of 16 match at Fisht Stadium on Saturday evening. Striker Edinson Cavani’s two goals in both halves helped the South American side eliminate Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal. The first goal for Uruguay came in the 7th minute, when Cavani headed Luis Suarez’s cross inside. Portugal responded

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Sudan President Meets Darfur Native Leaders, Orders Decent Housing for IDPs

SMC- The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir has instructed governors of Darfur’s five states to develop appropriate housing plans for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). This came after a meeting Al Bashir had with Darfur’s native leaders at the Guest House in Khartoum. The President stressed the importance to enable the native administration to carry out its

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Speech by Ambassador Jean Michel DUMOND, EU Delegation to Sudan, EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration for the Horn of Africa, At Al Salam Rotana, Khartoum, 28th June 2018

Introductory Greetings   I am very happy to be here with you today to launch the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration. This, 45 million EUR, initiative is focusing on the Horn of Africa, and in particular Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan. For millennia, human beings have been migrating. Migrations flows have increased.

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African Union chief says ‘time to act’ on South Sudan

African Union chief Moussa Faki Mahamat called Saturday for measures against the key players in the conflict in South Sudan, sayi ng “we are used to them not respecting their commitments”. “The situation in South Sudan is serious. The humanitarian and security situation is increasingly difficult. The last few days we’ve had some good news,

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Egypt Denies Entry to Sudan’s NUP Leader

SMC-   Egyptian security services prevented the Sudanese opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi from entering Cairo. This follows his participation in a meeting with the German government over peace in Sudan. According to reports, the Egyptian authorities had asked the NUP leader not take part in the opposition meeting with the German foreign ministry but he refused

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