Sudan’s al-Bashir promises new raft of economic reforms

SMC- President Omar al-Bashir on Monday announced a fresh raft of measures aimed at salvaging protest-hit Sudan’s deteriorating economy. Addressing supporters in the northern city of Al-Abyad, al-Bashir announced his decision to eliminate value-added taxes on microfinance projects. His government, he said, also planned to reclaim land allocated earlier to investors and “reallocate it to

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South Sudan ceasefire monitors urge unhindered access to verify truce

South Sudan ceasefire monitors on Monday called for unhindered access to carry out verification on the implementation of a peace agreement. Desta Abiche Ageno, chairperson of Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring, Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM), said last week that the body was stopped and denied access by government forces at Kegulu checkpoint, in south eastern

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Ebola in DRC threatens neighboring South Sudan: UN

The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has prompted the United Nations and its humanitarian partners to step up preparations on Monday for the virus spreading into neighboring South Sudan. The UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated 2 million U.S.

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President of Central Africa arrived in Sudan today

SMC- The President of the Central African Republic, Faustan Erkang Tudaira, arrived in the country today and was received at Khartoum airport by Faisal Hassan Ibrahim, Assistant President of the Republic and a number of ministers. President Tuadira is currently honored by the signing ceremony of the peace agreement reached by his countrymen, who represent

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Libyan tribe: JEM Participated in the Systematic Ethnic Cleansing in South Libya

SMC- Tabu tribe has demanded the UN mission in Libya for urgent intervention to stop the systematic ethnic cleansing of the Tabu community in south Libya. A Tabu activist said the warlord Khalifa Haftar’s armed groups are backed by Sudanese rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) in their offensive in the south. In a statement,

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UN Calls to Implement CAR Peace Agreement

SMC- “Let’s move to support the implementation of the peace agreement,” said Jean-Pierre Lacroix, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, on Twitter following the conclusion of the Central African Republic (CAR) peace process in Khartoum. The African Union’s Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ismail Chergui has urged all CAR citizens to support this agreement, which will

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