New South Sudan deal said to be of benefit only to Uganda and Khartoum

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30 2018 In Summary Ugandan academic Mahmood aired his views in the New York Times causing a stir in South Sudan. His words have ignited debate in South Sudan at a time when the political class and other stakeholders remain divided on whether the revitalised peace will hold. Dr Machar has turned down requests from

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Sudan’s central bank to print 100-pound banknotes for first time

  KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan’s central bank will start printing 100 pound bank notes for the first time as it struggles to deal with a liquidity crisis and rampant inflation, state news agency SUNA said on Sunday. In recent months local currency liquidity at commercial banks has dried up, with long queues outside of banks

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Sudan accepts UN humanitarian proposal for the Two-Areas

SMC- The Sudan’s Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) has revealed the government approves the UN initiative to deliver humanitarian assistance to civilians in the two areas in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states . In a press conference held in Khartoum, HAC General Commissioner Ahmed Mohamed Adam said : “The delivery of aid is not

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Chinese Embassy in Khartoum marks 69th anniversary of founding of People’s Republic of China

 2018-09-30  KHARTOUM, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) — The Chinese Embassy in Khartoum on Saturday celebrated the 69th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Chinese Ambassador to Sudan, Li Lianhe, organized a celebration at Al Salam Rotana Hotel in Khartoum. Sudan’s Minister of Petroleum, Gas and Minerals, Azhari Abdul-Gadir Abdullah, Sudanese Presidential Assistant

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Vietnam’s peacekeeping force ready to receive tasks in South Sudan

Saturday, 2018-09-29  NDO/VNA – Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh on September 29 assigned tasks to military doctors of Vietnam’s first level-2 field hospital who will travel to South Sudan on October 1 to undertake the UN’s peacekeeping mission. Vinh, who is head of the Defence Ministry’s steering committee for

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 South Sudan Reiterates its Rejection of Separatism in Moroccan Sahara

  September 29, 2018 South Sudanese Foreign Minister Nhial Deng Nhial reiterated that his country does not recognize the Algerian-backed separatist SADR entity, saying that South Sudan’s President had sent a letter in this regard to King Mohammed VI. “In a letter, President Salva Kiir Mayardit clearly informed the Sovereign that the Republic of South

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Who will gain from South Sudan’s expanded oil production?

Juba is keen to see the black gold pumping as South Sudan emerges out of a civil war that caused close on 400,000 deaths. DW asked Sudan expert Alex de Waal who stands to gain from expanded oil production.  South Sudan’s post-independence civil war meant billions lost in oil revenue. Expanded production is now on

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Peace Conference in S. Kordofan next Month

SMC- The Supreme Council for Peace in South Kordofan unveiled arrangements for the convening of a comprehensive peace conference in Kadugli in October. The council calling for supporting the voluntary returns and safe neighborhood villages and provide basic services to returnees. In statement to SMC,the President of the Council, Abu Al-Bishr Abdul Gadir praised after

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World Bank approves first grants to Somalia in 30 years

WORLD NEWS SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 NAIROBI (Reuters) – The World Bank has approved $80 million in grants to Somalia to fund public finance reforms, marking the first disbursement to the government of the conflict-ridden country in 30 years, the bank said. The Washington-based lender, which suspended ties with the country when war broke out in

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Assassination Attempt Targeted Abdul Aziz Al-Helu

SMC- The head of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement- north sector (SPLM-N) Abdul Aziz al-Helu survive from an assassination attempt in Jawa Trojee road. Splinter leaders of SPLM-N revealed the survival of the head of the movement Abdul Aziz al-Helu from an assassination attempt several days ago by a number of leaders of the Popular Army

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