UNAMID Handover Some of its Tasks to the UN Country Team

SMC- Diplomatic sources reveled on endeavors for UNAMID reconfiguration under the mandate of the Security Council in resolution 2429, saying the Mission handover some of its tasks to the United Nations country team to work in Darfur. The sources told (SMC) that the mission officially has handed over its team sites in Bram area and

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Israeli weapons fueling South Sudan civil war: Report

Sun Dec 16, 2018 Millions of dollars worth of Israeli weapons ended up in South Sudan, thus extending the duration of a deadly civil war there, the Jerusalem Post newspaper has reported.  Israel has close ties with the South Sudan regime which is accused of using Israeli arms and surveillance equipment in the civil war, which

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Qatar Petroleum looks to invest $20 billion in US

By Agencies -December 16, 2018 Reuters Qatar Petroleum (QP) is looking to invest at least $20bn in the United States, its chief executive has said, after the Gulf Arab state quit OPEC, freeing Doha from potential legal risks in the US. Saad al-Kaabi, who holds the energy portfolio of the world’s top liquefied natural gas (LNG)

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South Sudan aid agencies launch $1.5 billion humanitarian appeal

By Dinah Matengo Humanitarian groups are appealing for 1.5 billion dollars to provide urgent and life-saving assistance in 2019. This will be channeled to 5.7 million people affected by conflict, hunger and displacement; as they say South Sudan remains in the grip of a serious humanitarian crisis. The effects of years of conflict and violence

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US Says Airstrike in Somalia Killed 8 Militants

December 15, 2018  Abdulaziz Osman The U.S. military said it conducted an airstrike Saturday in Somalia, killing at least eight al-Shabab militants. No civilians were involved in the airstrike near Gandarhse, a coastal area south of Mogadishu, according to the U.S. Africa Command. The military said the strike was conducted in close coordination with the

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Sudan Participate in the 42nd Conference of Arab Police and Security Leaders

SMC- Sudan participate in the 42nd Conference of Arab Police and Security Leaders, which kicked off in Tunisia on Wednesday. The Director General of the Sudanese Police Forces, al-Tayeb Babeker Ali  headed the Sudan’s delegation in the Conference. Al-Tayeb said in a press statement following his return that the conference is held periodically for Arab

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Saudi Arabia donates relief materials to IDPs in Yobe

By-December 16, 2018 The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre has donated relief materials to the Internally Displaced Persons affected by insurgency in Yobe State. The Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Mustapha Maihaja announced the donation while flagging-off the distribution of the materials at Kukareta village,

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In Sudan, Turkish TV dramas enjoy widespread viewership

Some observers attribute uptick in bilateral relations to popularity of Turkish soap operas among Sudanese viewers 15.12.2018 By Hossam Badawi KHARTOUM Since they first appeared in Sudan in 2008, Turkish television dramas have become increasingly popular among Sudanese viewers. Anadolu Agency spoke to several Sudanese young people who explained why Turkish soap operas — which

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