Xi’s visit to Africa set to harness more potential

President Xi Jinping’s visit to Africa, which will begin on July 19 and last through July 28, has been perceived as a significant opportunity to execute agreements with the continent that can bring about major transformation. African development experts have welcomed the move as a step in the right direction as it builds on previous

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Blue Economy Movement Gaining Traction in Africa

A n increasing number of African countries are now embracing the blue economy for its potential to deliver solutions to their most pressing development needs–particularly extreme poverty and hunger. Countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar and the Seychelles–which has already established the ministry of finance, trade and the blue economy–are recognizing the

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African Risk Capacity, Sudan sign MoU on extreme weather

The African Risk Capacity (ARC) and the Government of Republic of the Sudan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together towards helping the country better prepare to efficiently deal with extreme weather events and natural disasters. The MoU was signed during the ARC’s “Lessons Learned Workshop” for the countries of East and

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Sudan kicks off July national immunization campaign to vaccinate 4.2 M children

Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched a national immunization campaign to maintain the country’s polio-free status. The National Immunization Days (NID)  will be conducted over two phases, with a target of reaching a total of 4.2 million children

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South Sudan rivals reach deal on governance, power-sharing

Sudan on Tuesday announced that the South Sudan’s conflicting parties have reached a deal here on governance and power-sharing, which will be signed on Thursday. The conflicting parties in South Sudan are currently negotiating in Khartoum under mediation by Sudanese government with a mandate from the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development in Africa (IGAD). “The Sudanese

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Sudan Finance Calls on IMF to Support Economic Reform

SMC- Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning has called on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and donor countries to contribute to easing the burden of economic reform policy. On Monday, an IMF team concluded a nine-day visit to Khartoum. Sudan’s Minister of Finance Mohamed Osman al-Rikabi said the visit comes within the framework of the

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JEM Leaders Own Shares in Mercenary Training Company in Europe

SMC- Leaders of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) have taken steps to bring to justice its leader, Jibril Ibrahim, and hold him accountable after he allegedly used the movement funds to buy shared in an arms mercenary company in a European country. Speaking to the SMC, a leader of the movement Mustafa Abdullah revealed that

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Sudan, France Discuss Immigration, Terrorism

SMC- The joint efforts to combat terrorism and illegal immigration are at the forefront of the meetings of the Political Consultative Committee between Sudan and France, which begin today in Khartoum. The two sides will also discuss bilateral issues between the two countries. The French side is headed by the Director General of the Africa and Indian Ocean Department

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COMESA Heads of State to Approve Summit Agenda

SMC- The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) heads of state will hold a closed session on Wednesday to approve the agenda of the 20th COMESA Summit of Heads of State and Government, which will last two days in the Zambian capital of Lusaka. The Vice President of the Republic, Hasbo Mohammed Abdul Rahman will

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The Completion of Preliminary Arrangement for Establishing Anti-Corruption Prosecution

SMC- The concerned authorities have completed the preliminary arrangements to establish a specialized prosecution of anti-corruption crimes according to professional specifications supported by experts in all fields. Informed sources told (SMC) that the concerned authorities all corrupt persons will be brought to book, pointing out that there is nobody above the law and there will

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