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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 […]

Something Big Is Going On in Sudan, But Media Is Sound Asleep

Something Big Is Going On in Sudan, But Media Is Sound Asleep

For reasons that I may not know, recent and current trends in Sudan are going without any serious media attention. There is scant reporting on the dialogue process that began in 2013 and which is now resulting in a transition, starting with a transitory era that saw the recent appointment of a prime minister of […]

World Bank: Sudan could become rich when US sanctions are lifted

World Bank: Sudan could become rich when US sanctions are lifted

The World Bank Country Director for Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan, Carolyn Turk, said on Monday that Sudan could become a “rich country” after the US sanctions have been lifted, Anadolu reported. In a statement issued by the Sudanese Ministry of Welfare and Social Security, Turk said that she expected the poor in the country could […]

New VR Film Highlights Life Amid War for Nuba People

New VR Film Highlights Life Amid War for Nuba People

“We Who Remain,” a virtual reality film debuting today, takes viewers inside the lives of four Nuba people – a mother, a soldier, a student and a journalist – in a way that its creators hope will stir greater awareness and connection to a conflict cut off from the world and regularly dubbed “forgotten”. Produced […]

New Research Suggests Ancient Humans Helped Make the World’s Largest Desert

New Research Suggests Ancient Humans Helped Make the World’s Largest Desert

It seems impossible to imagine, but where the Sahara is dominated today by a landscape of sand dunes, just a few thousand years ago, it was a vast grassland dotted with lakes. An archaeologist has now suggested that we humans played a pivotal role in bringing on the rapid changes in ecology that caused a […]

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