Senegal first African nation to host an Olympic event

Dakar saw off bids from Nigeria, Tunisia and Botswana to win hosting rights of the first Olympic Games in Africa. 7 Sept 2018 Senegal is set to become the first African country to host an Olympic event. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday said its executive board picked Senegal in a four-nation hosting contest for the 2022

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Al Bashir leaves to Ethiopia for IGAD Summit

President of the Republic Omer Al Bashir will lead on Wednesday a high-level delegation for participation in the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Ordinary Summit, which will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The delegation accompanying the President will comprise Minister of Presidency of the Republic Dr Fadul Abdalla Fadul, Minister of Defense Lt. Gen.

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‘Handshake’ has given South Sudan second chance to build nationhood

South Sudan had a good story going until December 2013 when a civil war broke out and dashed hopes of many including its regional neighbours. South Sudan was already walking a path towards becoming a notable African oil producer. In 2011, when South Sudan acquired its statehood, oil production was about 350,000 barrels per day

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European American delegation removal of mines in South Kordofan

SMC- A delegation of European Union ambassadors, the US envoy to Khartoum and the United Nations Mine Action Office (UNMAO) will visit South Kordofan state on Tuesday to discuss the country’s mine action program. speaking to (SMC) the director of the National Mine Amer Abdul Sadeq Abu Zeid, said that British Ambassador Irfan Siddiq heads

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Indonesia will always support Sudan’s economic development: envoy

Indonesia will always support economic development in Sudan, including the acceleration of development, after the United States revoked its economic sanctions on the African country, an envoy stated. Indonesia has enjoyed longstanding relations with Sudan in several fields, Indonesian Ambassador to Sudan Rossalis R. Adenan noted in a statement, made available to Antara here on

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Interview: South Sudan turns to China to develop key blocks after Total walks

South Sudan is hoping China’s state-owned energy major CNPC will develop two large oil blocks after long-running talks with French oil major Total collapsed earlier this year, Oil Minister Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth has said. South Sudan’s oil ministry signed a Memorandum of Understand with CNPC at the end of August which should lead to the

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China Poised To Dominate South Sudan’s Oil Industry

A Chinese state oil major that already dominates most of South Sudan’s oil production is poised to play an even larger role in the African country’s efforts to boost its oil output and revenues. China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)—which holds stakes in the two joint venture companies pumping nearly all of South Sudan’s current 165,000

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Turkey signs agriculture, oil exploration deals with Sudan

Turkey and Sudan have signed a $100 million oil exploration deal and an agreement allocating thousands of square miles of Sudanese agricultural land for investment by Turkish companies, Turkey’s agriculture and forestry ministry said on Tuesday. The two countries have strengthened ties and agreed in December, when Tayyip Erdogan made the first visit to Khartoum

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Fact-finding team presents results of 7 incidents in Yemeni conflict

Mansour Al-Mansour said that JIAT is stands at a same distance from all parties to the Yemeni conflict. (SPA) Updated 12 September 2018 ARAB NEWS September 12, 2018 JIAT joins organizations rejecting violations that happen during the military operations: Al-Mansour JIAT is independent and impartial: Al-Mansour JEDDAH: The spokesman for the Joint Incident Assessment Team

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Forum discusses ‘vast areas’ in Sudan for investing in minerals

September 2018 HUSSAM AL MAYMAN September 11, 201818 The Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources (MEIMR) held a forum to discuss investment opportunities for mineral resources in “vast areas” of Sudan Among those attending from MEIMR at the Republic of Sudan Hilton hotel in Jeddah’s corniche was the Vice Minister of Mining Affairs for

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