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Sudan and Southern Sudan: separate nations
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Al-Burhan voices support for Juba as venue of Sudan peace talks

October 14, 2019 (JUBA) - The head of the Transitional Sovereign Council has expressed confidence in Juba's ability to host Sudan's peace talks as the head of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) renewed his call to discuss their reservations and fully implement the Juba Declaration.
After the fall of the Bashir regime, Juba strongly renewed its initiative for peace in Sudan, pointing to its good relations with the armed movements and proposed to host the talks instead of facilitating the (...)

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Armed groups says committed to peace in Sudan, but want to discuss benchmarks first

October 11, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) leader Hadi Idris Friday said they will travel to Juba to discuss issues of concern about the peace process in the country.
The South Sudanese government is preparing to host the negotiations between the Sudanese transitional government and the armed groups in Darfur region, Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.
In line with the Juba Declaration signed on 11 September, the SRF and the transitional government agreed to (...)

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Delaying peace in Sudan will have deleterious consequences

By Mahmoud A. Suleiman
Sudan has been torn by Government waged wars against its people since its independence on Sunday the first of January 1956 from the Anglo-Egyptian Colonialism, better known as the Condominium. Thus, the establishment of an independent Peace Commission after the success of the December 19th 2018 Glorious Popular Revolution is absolutely necessary for the need of the regions plagued by absurd wars for so-long.
Doctor Gindoul Ibrahim Gindoul, wrote in the cyber journal (...)

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Dispute over outstanding issues will not delay unity gov't: official

October 12, 2019 (JUBA) - The ongoing dispute with the opposition over the number of states and boundaries will not affect the formation of South Sudan's transitional national unity government in November, an official said.
Speaking to reporters in the capital, Juba on Thursday, the presidential advisor on security, Tut Kew Gatluak said the new government would be formed despite the armed opposition faction's (SPLM-IO) insistence on resolving all the outstanding issues.
"All arrangements on (...)

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Energy minister, UNDP discuss ways to develop renewable power sources in Sudan

October 12, 2019 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese energy minister and the representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) discussed ways to develop renewable energy in Sudan.
Minister of Energy and Mining, Adil Ali Ibrahim met with UNDP Resident Representative Selva Ramachandran on Wednesday 9 October, according to a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Sunday.
According to the UNDP, Ibrahim discussed with the Selva the importance of renewable energy for Sudan, in particular in (...)

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JEM leader confirms reservations about Juba as venue for Sudan peace process

October 13, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Secretary-General of the Revolutionary Front (SRF) and Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) leader Gibril Ibrahim has expressed reservations about holding peace talks in Juba but announced his symbolic participation at the opening session in the South Sudanese capital on Monday.
On Friday SRF Chairman Hadi Idriss disclosed to Sudan tribune the existence of reservations from some leaders of the Front about Juba as a venue for the peace talks and said they would (...)

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Lack of funds slowing down cantonment process: RJMEC

October 13, 2019 (JUBA) – Lack of funds and the capacity to operationalize cantonment has contributed to the slow pace of its implementation process, Lt. Gen. Augustino Njoroge, the interim chairperson of the Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (R-JMEC) said at a meeting with the president Friday.
Njoroge also discussed with President Salva Kiir the enactment of the laws already submitted by the National Constitutional Amendment Committee (NCAC), agreement on allocation (...)

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Qatar invites Sudan leaders, reiterates readiness to support peace and development

October 11, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Qatar has invited the leaders of the Sudanese Transitional Authority to visit Doha, after reiterating its readiness to support peace and development in the war-ravaged country after the ouster of the former regime.
The invitation was extended by Mutlaq Al Qahtani the Qatari Special Envoy for Combating Terrorism and Conflict Resolution during his meeting with the Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, member of the Sovereign Council and Omer Onis minister of cabinet affairs on (...)

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SPLM/A-IO welcomes US, UK calls for a unity government

October 13, 2019 (KHARTOUM) – South Sudan's armed opposition faction (SPLM/A-IO) has welcomed calls from the United States and United Kingdom for the urgent need to resolve the outstanding issues before the formation of the national unity government in November.
The group, in a statement issued on Monday, said it remains fully committed to the full implementation of the revitalized peace agreement in letter and spirit.
“In this spirit, the statements by the US and UK ambassadors, will go a (...)

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Saudi Arabia, UAE ship new batch of wheat to Sudan

October 12, 2019 (KHARTOUM) — Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates said they shipped a new batch of 200,000 tonnes of wheat to Sudan.
Last April the two countries announced a three-billion aid package to Sudan including $500 million deposit into the Central Bank and the rest will be in the form of food, medicine, and petroleum products including 540,000 tonnes of wheat.
The UAE and Saudi Arabia already shipped 340 tonnes of wheat to Sudan including 140,000 tonnes in August 2019, (...)

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South Sudan to replace oil pipelines after leakage: minister

October 12, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudan will commence replacement of old oil pipelines after it lost about 2,000 barrels of oil in the recent oil spill in Panakuc area of northern Ruweng state, a senior official said.
The Petroleum minister, Daniel Awow Chuang, said government will start renovation of old pipelines in a bid to avoid future oil leakage.
"We expect that the pressure in the pipeline will increase within the next few weeks. We should be able to make renovation to the pipelines (...)

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Sudan appoints head of peace body ahead of talks with armed groups

October 12, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese government on Saturday appointed Suleiman Mohamed al-Dabello as head of the Peace Commission and rapporteur of the Supreme Peace Council.
His appointment comes two days ahead of the expected peace negotiations with the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North led by Abdel Aziz al-Hilu in Juba on 14 October.
Al-Dalbello, born in 1948 in the South Kordofan's village of Dabkar. He was graduated in physics from (...)

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Sudan's FM, UN sanctions official discuss peace in South Sudan

October 13, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The head of the UN sanctions committee on Sudan and South Sudan, Joanna Wronecka held talks with Foreign Minister Asmaa Mohamed Abdallah, focusing on the peace process in South Sudan, according to a statement released in Khartoum on Sunday.
Wronecka earlier this week informed the UN Security Council that violence continues in Darfur despite the regime change in Sudan and announced she will travel soon to Khartoum.
However, an official at the Foreign Ministry (...)

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Sudan, South Sudan body meets to discuss border demarcation

October 13, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan, South Sudan Joint Technical Committee for Border Demarcation (JTCB) began its meetings in Khartoum on Sunday with the support of the African Union Border Programme (AUBP).
"The agenda of the Committee is based on the decisions of the Joint Border Commission (JBC), and it will prepare a comprehensive draft description of the agreed borders and the procedures it requires to demarcate the ground," said Muaz Mohamed Ahmed Tango, head of the Sudan National (...)

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U.S. Treasury imposes sanctions on two businessmen for corruption in South Sudan

October 12, 2019 (WASHINGTON) - The United States on Friday imposed major sanctions against two businessmen Ashraf Seed Ahmed Al-Cardinal from Sudan and Kur Ajing Ater South Sudan for their involvement in corruption in South Sudan
In a statement issued on Friday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said that Al-Cardinal and Ajing were involved in bribery, kickbacks and procurement fraud with senior government officials.
The U.S. further has put (...)

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Sudan, map and flag from Wikipedia, below. Southern Sudan was part of this nation until 2011.
Location of  Sudan  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Southern Sudan, map and flag from Wikipedia, below. Declared itself an independent nation on Jul 9, 2011.
Pictures above, below and background: a conference called in Philadelphia, at Temple University, in Dec 2011, to bring together all factions involved in the ongoing Sudanese genocides and other human rights abuses  in Sudan and South Sudan. The convener, Dr Abdel Gabar Adam, founder of Darfur Human Rights and adviser to Sudan Sunrise, is sitting below, with his hands raised, addressing the speaker.
The Kingdom of Northern Sudan was proclaimed on June 16, 2014 by US Army veteran, former congressional candidate in Virginia and neo-colonist Jeremiah Heaton rocks. He maintains that 1300 square kilometers of desert was previously unclaimed by either Sudan or Egypt. He is not limited by his imagination; he wants to turn the land into a food-producing area to alleviate world hunger. However, I hope he knows that the other Sudans are not getting along, and I really hope there is no oil in his country of North Sudan.
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