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Obstacles to Aid Costing Women Their Lives in Sudan

Obstacles to Aid Costing Women Their Lives in Sudan

Most women and girls in the rebel-held Nuba Mountains of Sudan lack access to reproductive health care, including emergency obstetric care, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Their plight is one of the little known yet far-reaching effects of years of obstruction of aid to the area by the Sudanese government and […]

14th round of talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over Renaissance Dam fail

14th round of talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over Renaissance Dam fail

The 14th round of talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over the latter’s Renaissance Dam on the River Nile have failed. A statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation said on Tuesday that some remaining unresolved points will be discussed later, without announcing the date and place of the new meeting. The ministry pointed out […]

Sudan rules out normalising ties with Israel

Sudan rules out normalising ties with Israel

The Sudanese information minister and government spokesman, Ahmed Othman, ruled out yesterday Khartoum normalising ties with Israel, Quds Press reported. “We have a clear and steadfast vision since independence in 1956 [regarding normalisation with Israel] and this does not change except by the return of the right to its owners,” Othman said. He added:  […]

Sudan’s Bashir declines to attend Saudi summit with President Donald Trump

Sudan’s Bashir declines to attend Saudi summit with President Donald Trump

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has decided not to take up an invitation from Saudi Arabia to attend an Islamic summit at which US President Donald Trump will be guest of honour. Mr Bashir, who cited “private reasons”, is wanted for alleged war crimes in Darfur and the US was reportedly unhappy about his attendance. Sudan […]

Sudan Rebel Groups Declare Six-month Ceasefire

Sudan Rebel Groups Declare Six-month Ceasefire

The Sudanese opposition Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and the Sudan Liberation Movement’s Minni Minawi faction (SLM-MM) have made a joint declaration of a unilateral six-month humanitarian ceasefire, effective 11.59 pm (Sudan time GMT+3) tonight. The declaration follows meetings in the French capital Paris on Monday and Tuesday between the leaders of both movements with […]

Sudan and Ethiopia on alert for Egyptian military strike

Sudan and Ethiopia on alert for Egyptian military strike

Sudanese and Ethiopian forces operating on the border between the two countries are in place to prepare for any offensive that Egypt might launch against Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam on the River Nile, intelligence and security sources in Khartoum have revealed to MEMO. The two armies have been alerted that the Egyptian air force now has […]

Ugly media wars erupt between Sudan and Egypt

Ugly media wars erupt between Sudan and Egypt

The expulsion of two Sudanese journalists from Egypt, at the beginning of this week, has further heightened the diplomatic and political tensions that have reached an almost uncontrollable frenzy in the past two months. Al-Tahir Satti, a columnist at Al-Intibah daily newspaper was deported after being told his name appeared on a “no entry” blacklist […]

Starred By Angelina Jolie, Film On Sudan Ancient Civilization Now in the Making

Starred By Angelina Jolie, Film On Sudan Ancient Civilization Now in the Making

Shooting has started on a film depicting the ancient civilization of Sudan, starred by American Actress Angelina Jolie and with Qatari financing. Entitled “History Has Started From Here”, the film is being shot in several historical places around the country. According to the General Manager of the Sudanese Antiquities and Museums Corporation, Dr. Abdelrahman Ali, […]

Intergovernmental Authority on Development and Why Regional Integration in Africa Is Desirable

Intergovernmental Authority on Development and Why Regional Integration in Africa Is Desirable

Unexpectedly, I received volumes of comments, questions and compliments in response to a piece published in this column earlier in the month. The vast majority of comments indicated that most of us are not aware of the happenings in the Horn of Africa. I was left puzzled that some people did not know that Sudan, […]

Sudan and Ethiopia Agree On Gradual Work for Reaching Economic Integration

Sudan and Ethiopia Agree On Gradual Work for Reaching Economic Integration

President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, and the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Haile-Mariam Desalegn, have affirmed their commitment to the implementation of the agreements which were signed by the two countries as well as strengthening the people’s relations toward achieving economic integration between Sudan and Ethiopia. In a joint communique at the end of […]

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