Sudan paid terror compensations from its own resources: al-Burhan

(KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s head of the Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan dismissed that any foreign country had paid compensations for victims of terrorism. Press reports said that Saudi Arabia encouraged Sudan to normalize with Israel and paid compensations to the victims of terrorism, as part of its efforts to increase Donald Trump’s chances in the presidential elections. "The amount of compensation for the families of the victims in the bombings…

Mahdi pledges to support Sudan-Israel normalization, says al-Burhan

(KHARTOUM) - The head of the Sovereignty Council, Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan, said that the leader of the National Umma Party (NUP) Sadiq al-Mahdi pledged to support the normalization with Israel if the Legislative Council approved it.   However, al Burhan did not specify if the NUP leader spoke about the appointed legislative council during the transitional period or the elected council at the end of this period. Previously, al-Mahdi told the…

Trump formally informs U.S Congress of Sudan’s removal from terror list

(KHARTOUM) - U.S. President Donald Trump Monday formally notified the Congress of his decision to remove Sudan from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism. "Pursuant to the Constitution and the laws of the United States,(...) I hereby certify, with respect to the rescission of the determination of August 12, 1993, regarding Sudan that:" "(i) the Government of Sudan has not provided any support for acts of international terrorism during…

China donates 1,500 tons of rice for S. Sudan’s peace process

(JUBA) - The Chinese government has donated 1,500 tons of rice in support of the peace process in South Sudan. The donation, which was given to the National Transitional Committee (NTC), will be used to feed thousands of soldiers assembled in the various cantonment sites across the country. While receiving the donation from the Chinese government on Monday, Stephen Pal, South Sudan’s Minister of Peace Building said the items would…

Egypt, South Sudan to boost cooperation on water issues

(CAIRO) – The Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly on Monday met South Sudan’s Irrigation and Water Resources minister, Manawa Peter Gatkuoth to discuss water issues. Speaking during the meeting held in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, Madbouly said Egypt would support South Sudan in various fields, with particular focus on South Sudanese students currently in Egypt. The Egyptian Prime Minister further said his country is ready to set up investment projects…

Sudan says deal to normalize with Israel to be ratified by joint meeting

(KHARTOUM) - Sudanese government on Saturday brushed aside the rejection of the normalization deal with Israel by some political groups and announced that the agreement would be ratified by the cabinet and the collegial presidency. Some leftist and Arab nationalist together with Islamist groups rejected the normalization of relations between Sudan and Israel and called for protests to bring the government to stop the deal. Also, the National Umma Party…

Israeli delegation travels to Khartoum for further talks on normalization

(KHARTOUM) - An Israeli delegation will head to Khartoum soon to finalize the normalisation agreement between the two countries, said the Israeli Prime Minister on Saturday. In a televised address on the normalization deal with Sudan, Benjamin Netanyahu said the del truck with Sudan was the result of steady efforts exerted by his government to normalize relations with the Arab countries. “An Israeli delegation will leave to Sudan in the…

UNMISS evacuates humanitarian workers from Renk

(RENK) - The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said it evacuated some 32 humanitarian workers following threats and violent attacks by youth groups in Renk town of Upper Nile State. The humanitarian staff, UNMISS said in a statement, are currently safe and under it’s protection. According to the UN, tensions have been building in the area between local youth and humanitarian organizations over demands that jobs be re-assigned…