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Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman elevated to Crown Prince

Jun. 21, 2017  Reuters DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was promoted to crown prince on Wednesday, replacing his cousin in a sudden announcement that confirms King Salman’s 31-year-old son as next ruler of the kingdom. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef has been relieved of his post and replaced by Mohammed

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Turkey To Farm 793 Thousand Acres in Sudan

SMC- President of the Turkey-Sudan Business Council’s (DEIK) Mehmet Ali Korkmaz, reveled the signing of the agreement between Turkey and Sudan on the acquisition of more than 793,000 acres of agricultural land in six different regions in the form of real estate rents of 99 years. The official Turkish news agency quoted Karmakaz as saying

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US Charge d’Affaires from Darfur: If All Goes Well, Sanctions to Be Lifted In July

SMC- The US Charge d’Affaires, Steven Koutsis, said on Monday his country is ready to work together with the Sudanese government to overcome the obstacles leading lifting the sanctions on Sudan. He said that if all goes well, the sanctions would be lifted in July. The delegation headed by Koutsis arrived in Central Darfur Jebel

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Erdogan to Visit Sudan

SMC- Presidential Assistant, Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid unveiled arrangements for the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Sudan in the near future, accompanied by a government delegation and a delegation of Turkish businessmen, stressing the possibility of a successful strategic partnership between the two countries. Hamid met with a Turkish businessmen delegation, in the

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Sudan to Participate in 29th AU Summit in Addis Ababa

SMC- African Union (AU) representative in Khartoum Mahmoud Kan confirmed to the SMC that African Heads of State will meet for the 29th AU summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from July 3 to 4. The summit meeting will be preceded by the 34th Ordinary Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) on June 27-28. In addition, Sudan will

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Report: Renewable Energy Serves as a Peacebuilding Catalyst in Sudan

Solar powered water pumps run on electricity generated after its absorption by photovoltaic panels. The panels collect the radiated thermal energy from the sun and convert it to electricity that powers the pumps for water extraction. This technology is extremely viable for regions that receive high temperatures and consistent sunlight (Ahmed and Anderson 1995). Sudan

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US Companies to Directly Invest In Sudan’s Gum Arabic

SMC- The Secretary General of the Gum Arabic Council, Abdul Majid Abdul Gadir announced the arrival of US companies to the country, seeking to invest in Gum Arabic, he expected increase in the number of companies after the full lifting of the sanctions on Sudan, stressing Sudan’s production is more than 85% of world production.

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Sudan welcomes UNSC plan to downsize UNAMID

SMC- The UN Security Council’s (UNSC) plan to reduce the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is welcomed by the Sdanese government saying the move underscores the stability of the situation in the region. On Wednesday, United Nations secretary general officially proposed to change the mandate of African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)

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Sudan Stresses Halayib Territory is Sudanese

SMC- The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Professor Ibrahim Ghandour has said the resolution of the question of Halayeb remains in the hands of he heads of state of the two countries, Sudan and Egypt, stressing that the solution should either be directly between the two or via an international arbitration. Ghandour told the parliament while

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Sudan Seeks to join Arab-Mediterranean Free Trade Agreement, to Enter European Markets

SMC- While the pace is accelerating in Sudan to complete preparations for the expected total lifting of US economic sanctions less than a month away, Sudan is considering accession to the Arab-Mediterranean Free Trade Agreement, also known as the Agadir Free Trade Agreement, with hopes of entering the European market. The Agadir Agreement is a

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