Posts Tagged ‘Sudan’

Sudan rules out force to stop Ethiopia’s second filling of Renaissance Dam

Sudanese Foreign Minister Mariam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi ruled out using force to stop Ethiopia’s second filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Sudanese media reported on Friday. “The first filling of the dam was a stab in the back,” she conveyed in press remarks, noting that it caused a “massive shock” to confidence between the […]

France holds global talks to offer debt relief for Sudan

French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday the cancellation of Sudan’s $5 billion debt to France as part of efforts to help the country in its transition to democracy. The announcement was made at a Paris conference gathering African leaders and international creditors. The conference aimed at marking Sudan’s reintegration into the international community after […]

France and other nations to cancel Sudan’s $5 billion IMF debt, with decision to be approved in June, Macron says

President Emmanuel Macron has said France and other rich nations will cancel Sudan’s $5 billion debt to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a move the organization is to approve by the end of next month. “We are in favor of an outright cancellation of Sudan’s debt, which is as you know the most important […]

Egypt-Sudan-Ethiopia: A Twist Knot of Contradictions

There has been a decade-long dispute over the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile since 2011. Recently, after the final failure of the negotiations in Kinshasa, this dispute has intensified between Cairo and Khartoum on the one hand, and Addis Ababa on the other. Various rounds of talks under […]

Gunmen Raid Home of Bishop-Elect in South Sudan, Shooting Him Twice

Two gunmen broke into the home of Bishop-elect Christian Carlassare in Rumbek, South Sudan, early Monday, shooting him twice in the legs. The assault occurred sometime between midnight and 2:00 a.m. and is believed to have been meant as a warning to the prelate, who is being transported to Nairobi for treatment. On March 8, […]

Sudan Cabinet Votes to End Israel Boycott

The Sudanese cabinet voted on April 6 to nullify a 1958 law forbidding the country from forging relations with Israel. The Jerusalem Post and Jewish News reported that in order for the move to be finalized, it needs to be approved by Sudan’s Sovereignty Council. The Sudanese cabinet, known as the Council of Ministers, also […]

80% of Sudan’s debt to the UK is interest

Some 80 per cent of the debt Sudan owes the UK is made up of interest, a report by the Observer revealed on Sunday. A freedom of information request found that of the £861 million ($1.18 billion) Khartoum needs to pay London, £684 million ($937.6 million) is from interest. The north African state defaulted on […]

Sudan and Rebel Group Sign Agreement on Separation of Religion and State

Sudan’s Sovereign Council Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North chairman Abdelaziz al-Hilu and South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir gesture after signing a declaration of principles between Sudanese Transitional government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North in Juba, South Sudan March 28, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Jok Solomun The Sudanese government and a […]

Sudan: The Second Wave Of Revolt

Above photo: A train arrives in Khartoum from Atbra city in August, 2019, two days before the final signing of the Draft Constitutional Declaration.  Osama Elfaki. The Sudanese revolution has been unique in its depth and scope. Yet the path to progress remains fraught with obstacles. The second wave of revolts in the Middle East […]

Egypt’s Sisi Visits Sudan with Dam Diplomacy, Security on the Agenda

Sudan’s Sovereign Council Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan walks with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, during a welcome ceremony in Khartoum, Sudan March 6, 2021. Photo: Sudan Sovereign Council/Handout via REUTERS Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visited Sudan on Saturday for the first time since the overthrow of former President Omar al-Bashir, as the neighbors […]

Plane forced to land in Sudan after CAT ATTACKS pilot in mid-air, ‘hijacking’ cockpit

A passenger plane was forced to return to an airport in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum after an angry cat, which somehow got into the cockpit, attacked the pilots shortly after takeoff, local media report. Wednesday’s flight of the Sudanese Tarco airline bound for Qatar’s capital, Doha, was proceeding in a totally routine manner – […]

Israel’s Intelligence Minister makes historic visit to Sudan, discusses progress in Abraham Accords

Browse > Home / News / Israel’s Intelligence Minister makes historic visit to Sudan, discusses progress in Abraham Accords January 26, 2021 by Aryeh Savir – TPS Read on for article Israel’s Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen on Monday made a historic visit to Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, as the head of a joint delegation […]

NGO: Migrants should go back to Sudan post-normalization

An NGO involved with immigration says that an increasing number of Sudanese migrants in Israel should be on their way back now that Israel and Sudan have reached a normalization deal.In a recent interview, Yonatan Jakubowicz, executive director of the Israeli Immigration Policy Center, an NGO that campaigns for deporting Africans who arrived in Israel […]

Sudan Quietly Signs Abraham Accords Weeks After Israel Deal

A Sudanese protester holds a national flag as he stands on a barricade along a street, demanding that the country’s Transitional Military Council hand over power to civilians, in Khartoum, Sudan June 5, 2019. Photo: Reuters / Stringer. Sudan on Wednesday quietly signed on to the Abraham Accords, US-brokered agreements which have ushered in public rapprochements […]

Sudan says it has signed US ‘Abraham Accords’ in major step to become latest Arab nation normalizing ties with Israel

The US and Sudan have signed an agreement known as the ‘Abraham Accords’, paving the way for the East African state to normalize ties with Israel. The move marks a continuation of US deal-making in the Middle East. Sudan’s Justice Minister Nasredeen Abdulbari inked the deal with visiting US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, according to […]

Worship Structures in Sudan Burned, Christians Threatened

(Morning Star News) – Muslim extremists in Sudan who have burned down a church’s worship structure five times threatened to kill congregation members if they put up another tent and continue worshiping, sources said. Police this month arrested nine of the 14 radical Muslims who burned down the temporary worship structures of the Sudanese Church […]

As Sudan forges ties with Israel, what status do migrants have?

What a difference a decade makes.About 10 years ago, African immigrants were pouring into Israel over the Sinai/Negev border in huge numbers. At the height of the early 2010s, the annual numbers reached almost 60,000.At different points the state ignored the issue; built a barrier along the border to stop the unauthorized influx; tried to […]

Israel pushing Congress to ensure Sudan peace happens

Israel has been urging US senators to pass a law granting Sudan immunity from future lawsuits from US victims of terror, in order not to jeopardize the burgeoning normalization between Jerusalem and Khartoum.Israeli officials “reach out what seems like every other day on this issue,” a Congressional source said on Monday.The lobbying efforts come as […]

Sudan’s former PM Sadiq al-Mahdi dies from coronavirus in UAE

KHARTOUM  – Leading Sudanese politician and former prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi died from a coronavirus infection three weeks after being hospitalised in the United Arab Emirates, according to family sources and a party statement early on Thursday.Mahdi, 84, was Sudan’s last democratically elected prime minister and was overthrown in 1989 in the military coup that […]

Sudan says it knows nothing of Israeli delegation to Khartoum

Ex-NYC mayor Dinkins, blamed over Crown Heights riots, dies at 93 David Dinkins, who broke barriers as New York City’s first African American mayor, but was doomed to a single term by a soaring murder rate, stubborn unemployment and his mishandling of the Crown Heights riots, has died. He was 93. Dinkins died Monday, the […]

Rocking the boat – Sudan

November 20, 2020 by Nat South for the Saker Blog Not the trendiest of breaking news, swamped by the turmoil of the U.S. Elections, but the Russian government announced (1) work under progress on a draft agreement (2) for setting up of a naval logistics hub (in Russian – see map) in Port Sudan. This announcement is bound to make […]

South Sudan Economy Falters, but Believers Help Meet Both Physical and Spiritual Needs

Photo Credit: World Concern South Sudan (Mission Network News) — The COVID-19 pandemic and falling oil prices hit the world’s newest nation hard. South Sudan just took its first loan from the International Monetary Fund. … Circumstances might be increasingly difficult, but they won’t stop Gospel work. With World Concern’s help, local believers take practical […]

Sudan, US ink deal blocking further compensation claims in American courts

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan says it has signed an agreement with the US that could effectively stop any future compensation claims being filed against the African country in US courts, following Washington’s decision to remove the country from its list of state sponsors of terrorism. The deal restores in US courts what is known as […]

Sudan’s leader says deal with Israel is ‘incentive’ to end pariah status

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Sudan foreign minister says Israel deal needs okay from still-unformed council

Following the announcement of Sudan’s normalization agreement with Israel on Friday, Sudan’s acting foreign minister said the agreement still depends on approval from the Sudanese legislative council, which has not yet been formed as the government goes through transition. “Agreement on normalization with Israel will be decided after completion of the constitutional institutions through the […]

US Jewish groups divided in response to Israel-Sudan deal, Trump’s involvement

Leading American Jewish organizations offered mixed reactions to the US-brokered normalization deal between Israel and Sudan following its announcement on Friday, with the Jewish Democratic Council of America expressing “concern” about US President Donald Trump’s policy toward Israel, and three other groups issuing unfiltered praise for the agreement. Halie Soifer, executive director of the Jewish […]

Full text: Trump announces Israel-Sudan deal on call with PM, Sudanese leaders

Following are the full remarks of US President Donald Trump at the White House, on Friday, October 23, 2020, announcing the normalization agreement between Israel and Sudan, as provided by the White House: Trump: On the phone, we have some terrific people: Chairman Abdel al-Burhan and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok of Sudan — a beautiful […]

US official: Sudan to designate Hezbollah a terror group as part of Israel deal

Sudan agreed to designate Hezbollah as a terror organization as part of its US-brokered agreement to normalize relations with Israel, a senior US official said Friday. The issue was not mentioned in the joint statement from Israel, Sudan and the US released by the White House on the normalization agreement, and no comment was immediately […]

After Sudan deal, Netanyahu says Khartoum’s 3 No’s have become 3 Yes’s of peace

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday hailed the US-brokered agreement between Israel and Sudan to normalize relations, calling it an “incredible transformation.” “Today we announce another dramatic breakthrough for peace. Another Arab state joining the circle of peace. This time, it’s normalization between Israel and Sudan,” Netanyahu, flanked by Israeli, Sudanese and American flags, said […]

Israel, Sudan agree to normalize ties with U.S. help

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