World Band expects quick clearance of Sudan’s foreign debt

KHARTOUM) - David Malpass, World Bank Group (WB) President, Friday expected quick clearance of Sudan’s external debt after the floating of its local currency.Malpass made his remarks in a speech at a videoconference meeting of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on "Global Economy and Policy Actions for a Transformative and Equitable Recovery” on Friday.The WB president said they closely worked with Sudan to unify the exchange rate of…

Tigray Victim Pleads for Justice After Eritrean Soldiers Allegedly Massacre Civilians

WASHINGTON - Guesh Liasanewerk’s family had just gathered to celebrate the birth of his sister’s child born four days earlier. Sitting in their home in a rural area outside of the historic Ethiopian city of Axum, they were interrupted by Eritrean soldiers storming in. Within moments, the men, including his 78-year-old father and 17-year-old brother, were executed by gunshots. Amnesty International has called the Axum killings, which took place Nov.…

Former Ethiopian PM Desalegn recognized demarcated border with Sudan: report

(KHARTOUM) - The official Sudan News Agency "SUNA" Friday published two speeches of the former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, in which he affirmed that there is no border dispute with Sudan after accusing Ethiopian "shufta" or bandits of causing troubles with the neighbouring country.Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn (Reuters photo)After the eruption of the border standoff last year, the Amhara dominated government in Addis Ababa angered Sudanese officials when…

NAS fighters clash with cattle keepers , SSPDF in Central Equatoria

(JUBA) - The holdout National Salvation Front (NAS) fighters clashed with cattle herders in Central Equatoria state and South Sudan People’s Defence Forces (SSPDF) last January, according to the UNMISS.In a trimestrial report to the UN Security Council on 23 February, the UN mission in South Sudan said that the Central Equatoria remained the key hotspot of clashes and revenge attacks between Mundari sub-clans, adding that about 70 people were…

Eritrea denies backing Ethiopian border attacks against Sudan

Eritrea distanced itself from the ongoing border tensions between Sudan and Ethiopia and called for an amicable solution to the dispute.Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Yemane Ghebreab were in Khartoum on Wednesday. They handed over two messages from President Isaias Afwerki to Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and the head of the Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan."President Isaias stressed the need to overcome the differences between the two…

Anger, fear run deep after months of ethnic violence in western Ethiopia

A series of government-sponsored community reconciliation efforts in Ethiopia’s western Benishangul-Gumuz region has failed to curb months of ethnic conflict that has claimed hundreds of lives and left more than 100,000 people displaced.The peace forums are aimed at bridging community divides, but disputes over land ownership and a lack of accounting for brutal tit-for-tat massacres continue to fuel anger in a region long troubled by deep undercurrents of ethno-nationalism. The…

UNAMID, Sudan discuss sites’ protection in Darfur

The former hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur, UNAMID, and Sudanese government officials on Wednesday discussed the protection of the mission sites and assets after the end of its mandate in western Sudan.The UNAMID terminated its mandate as of 31 December 2020. It has been given six months by the Security Council to complete the withdrawal of all uniformed and civilian personnel by 30 June 2021.On 21 January, the hybrid mission…

Security Council Committee concerning Sudan Considers Final Report of Panel of Experts

The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) concerning the Sudan considered the final report of the Panel of Experts, submitted in accordance with paragraph 2 of resolution 2508 (2020) (S/2021/40).The Committee is urging the Juba Peace Agreement (JPA) signatory movements to stop recruiting fighters, in violation of the JPA, including in internally displaced persons’ camps.The Committee is also urging the Darfurian major non-signatory groups to engage in…