Farmers at Al-Fashqa Area in Gedaref state Receive Fuel

SMC- Gedaref state has distributed 15 thousand gallons of fuel to the farmers of the border village to complete the agricultural activities. Mohammed Adam Idris, of Al-Fashqa locality said in a statement to the SMC that the success of the agricultural season of this year in the locality due to the heavy rainfall and the

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Is South Africa’s township economy worth R100 billion?

“South Africa’s townships contribute up to R100 billion to the overall economy,” the chief executive of business advisory service EntBanc wrote in a LinkedIn post in May. Vuyo Tofile was promoting the Township Investment Summit, held at the Soweto Theatre in June 2018. He said the figure came from the World Bank and told Africa Check that he specifically meant

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Business wants EU migration ‘on the table’ in Brexit talks

Business leaders on Friday urged the new Brexit secretary to put migration “on the table” in trade talks with the EU, encouraging him to give favourable treatment to European migrants. Dominic Raab, who replaced David Davis as Brexit secretary this month, was given the message at a meeting with 40 business leaders at Chevening, a

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Syria conflict: Israel evacuates White Helmets

Israel says it has carried out an evacuation of members of Syria’s White Helmets civil defence group from a war zone in south-western Syria. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said they had acted on a request from the US, the UK and other European nations. Some 422 volunteers and family members were taken to Jordan

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Malaysia moves against illegal immigrants

Malaysia’s Immigration Department has said it will intensify ongoing efforts to round up illegal immigrants beginning next month. The department’s director-general Mustafar Ali said last Friday that more than 3,000 illegal immigrants have been arrested nationwide under an operation launched on July 1. The operation will kick up a gear from Aug 31, he told

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Polish FM: Sudan was a cornerstone for Poland’s start to African countries

SMC- Sudan Businessmen and Employers Federation and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Poland have signed agreements in various fields and agreed to increase exchange of visits. This came the Singing on Saturday, during the Sudanese-Polish Economic Forum held in Khartoum. Poland’s Minister of  Foreign  Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz , who attended the event said that Sudan was a cornerstone for Poland’s start

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Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Africa seeking deeper military and economic ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Africa on a four-nation visit seeking deeper military and economic ties while his rival in a bitter trade war, the Trump administration, shows little interest in the world’s second most populous continent. Key points: China has surpassed the US in arms sales to Africa in recent years President

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Egypt President Concludes Visit to Sudan

SMC- President of Egypt, Abdul Fatah Sisi, concluded his two-day official visit to Sudan on Friday. President Al Omar Bashir and the Egyptian President held talks on bilateral relations and issues of mutual interest and how to boost strategic relations between Khartoum and Cairo. The two sides also discussed means for revitalization of agreements and MOU

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River Transportation Between Sudan-South Sudan to Open Soon

SMC- The river navigation unit announced a joint agreement to activate river transport between the Sudan and South Sudan. Technical and administrative arrangements have already begun. The head of the unit, Yaseen Mohamed Mahmoud, told the SMC that the river crossing connecting Sudan and South Sudan transfers more than 70% of the cargo and passengers

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Sudan-Chad-Libya Trade Points to Reopen

SMC- Arrangements are underway to re-open trade points with Chad and Libya, according to Governor of North Darfur State al-Sharif Mohamed Abbad. Speaking to the SMC, Abbad as saying Minister of Commerce Hatim al-Sir Ali would visit North Darfur next week to re-open the trade points. He pointed out that the borders with Libya and Chad are

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