Officials: Sudanese defense minister dies of heart attack

25/03/2020 – Sudan’s defense minister, Gen. Gamal al-Din Omar, died Wednesday of a heart attack while on an official visit to neighboring South Sudan, Sudanese military and government officials said Wednesday. He was 60.

Omar was in South Sudan’s capital of Juba, taking part in peace talks between his country’s transitional government and rebel groups, the officials said. He attended meetings that stretched into late Tuesday and died early Wednesday, the officials said. The was no further information. Continuer à lire … « Officials: Sudanese defense minister dies of heart attack »

Sudan regrets that Libya’s neighbours were not invited to Berlin conference

21/01/2020 – Sudan expressed regret that neighbouring countries were not invited to participate in a conference organized by Germany to discuss a negotiated solution for the Libyan crisis.Berlin hosted on Sunday a meeting for the leaders of Algeria, Britain, China, Egypt, France, Italy, Russia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and the U.S. to discuss ways to end fighting between the north African nation’s warring factions Continuer à lire … « Sudan regrets that Libya’s neighbours were not invited to Berlin conference »

Canada and Sudan elevate diplomatic representation to the Ambassadorial level

21/01/2020 – Canada and Sudan have agreed to upgrade diplomatic relations and boost bilateral cooperation after the popular uprising that toppled down the former regime of Omer al-Bashir.The announcement was made in Ottawa and Khartoum as Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rob Oliphant, was in the Sudanese capital to meet with the Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok. Continuer à lire … « Canada and Sudan elevate diplomatic representation to the Ambassadorial level »

Sudan: Norwegian Company to Invest in Block 17 in West Kordofan

20/01/2020 – The Minister of Energy and Mining Eng. Adel Ali Ibrahim has welcomed the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Norwegian NOROIL Company regarding the work in the block (17) in the West Kordofan State, reviewing the priorities of the oil sector that are concerned with increasing production, developing fields and increasing exploration, praising Norway and its role in developing the oil sector. Continuer à lire … « Sudan: Norwegian Company to Invest in Block 17 in West Kordofan »

Sudanese militias play instrumental role in Libya’s conflict

18/01/2020- Ahead of fresh talks in Berlin this weekend to broker a peace deal for Libya, a key issue on the table will be the divisive influence of foreign militias and actors. The fall of Omar al-Bashir’s regime in Sudan has been particularly destabilising, explain Nina Pouls and Umberto Profazio.
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Sudan’s intelligence chief resigns after Khartoum mutiny

18/01/2020 – Sudan’s spy chief Abu Bakr Mustafa has stepped down two days after a revolt in the capital Khartoum.

“The director of intelligence has resigned. He called us by telephone and we asked him to submit a written resignation, so we are now considering it,” General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of Sudan’s sovereign council, told state television on Wednesday. Continuer à lire … « Sudan’s intelligence chief resigns after Khartoum mutiny »

Saudi Arabia among largest donors of Sudan with $1.2 billion

18/01/2020 – Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, advisor at the Royal Court and supervisor general of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), said that Saudi Arabia has been, and still is, one of the most significant donor countries of Sudan, and has so far provided Sudan with more than $1.2 billion. Continuer à lire … « Saudi Arabia among largest donors of Sudan with $1.2 billion »