Turkey funds $800m agricultural project in Sudan

The Sudanese Minister of Agriculture and Governor of Sennar State, Azhari Khalafallah, said the Turkish government will finance an $800 million developmental project in partnership with Sudan in Duba area. “The 35-year contract was signed by the Council of Ministers and the National Council,” the official said in remarks reported by Sudanese media. The minister

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NISS: Weapons and Ammunition Bust in El Gezeira and North Kordofan

SMC- The National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) managed to control quantities of arms and ammunition in the states of Kordofan and Al Gezeira. The intelligence director of NISS said that a force was able earlier this week to seize a shipment of weapons and ammunition in the mountains of the southern town of Hashaba

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IGAD Calls for Continued Good Progress of South Sudan Negotiations in Khartoum

SMC- The Ministerial Council of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) welcomed the launching of negotiations in Khartoum and the declaration of a permanent cease-fire in South Sudan, pointing to the good progress in the negotiations, calling for continuing to do so at the highest levels in Khartoum and Nairobi. The IGAD issued a press

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Sudan, South Sudan to Immediately Open Four Crossing Corridors

SMC- Sudan transport minister and South Sudan presidential adviser on security affairs Tuesday agreed to open four border crossing points between the two countries within the next few days. The decision is as a part of measures he announced recently to encourage the South Sudanese parties to implement a peace agreement they signed in August

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Khartoum deplores US warning to its citizens to rethink the trip to Sudan

The Sudanese Foreign Ministry expressed its dissatisfaction with the warning issued by the US Embassy in Khartoum on Monday to its citizens to review trips to Sudan and travel between Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan, on the acceleration of terrorist threats and insecurity in Darfur. – in a statement Tuesday night – its US

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Police Senior Command students in Sudan for study tour

Police students from African countries currently attending the 6th intake of the ‘Police Senior Command and Staff Course’ at the National Police College (NPC) in Musanze District, have started a week-long external study tour in Sudan as part of their one year course. Twenty-eight police students from eight African countries are attending the one year

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South Sudan opposition rejects plans to extend Kiir’s tenure

South Sudan’s opposition has described as illegal plans to extend the tenure of President Salva Kiir by three years. Opposition spokesman Lam Paul Gabriel called the proposal “definitely illegal” and “anti-peace” as the warring sides pursue a peace agreement. Gabriel told journalists in the capital, Juba, on Tuesday that the plot to keep Kiir in

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‘We will not give up on looking for peace for South Sudan’: UN deputy chief

Amina Mohammed spearheaded a delegation to the war-torn country that included Bineta Diop, the African Union’s Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, and Bience Gawanas, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Africa. At a UN camp in the northwestern city of Wau, the three women—who come from different countries on the continent—met with South Sudanese

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QMPS helps protect key heritage site in Sudan

Qatar Museums (QM), under the auspices of the Qatar Sudan Archaeological Project (QSAP), said the Qatari Mission for the Pyramids of Sudan (QMPS), one of the 42 missions supported by QSAP, has re-opened the burial chamber of Pyramid 9 in Meroe. The burial chamber is located at a depth of 10 metres under King Adikhalamani’s

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U.S. Envoy Sees Rise in Oil Output Easing South Sudan Peace Deal

South Sudan’s plan to boost oil production should help it fund a forthcoming transitional government that seeks to end more than four years of civil war, the U.S. ambassador said. President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar, still in talks in neighboring Sudan, last week agreed on a cease-fire and signaled they’re ready for

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