Sudan’s Hamdok urges armed groups to return quickly for peace implementation

(JUBA) - Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok has encouraged armed groups to return to Khartoum at the earliest date to start the implementation of the peace agreement. Hamdok arrived on Sunday to Juba to take part in the signing ceremony of a peace agreement with the armed groups in Darfur and the Two Areas between the government and the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) as well as the Sudan Liberation Movement of…

In Israel, Kushner Says ‘Stage is Set’ for Mideast Progress

White House adviser Jared Kushner on Sunday trumpeted the recent agreement by Israel and the United Arab Emirates to establish diplomatic relations as a historic breakthrough and said "the stage is now set" for other Arab states to follow suit, but he gave no indication that any new deals were imminent. Appearing alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the U.S. National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien, Kushner spoke a day…

Sudan, South Sudan agree to remove obstacles to economic integration

(KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Minister of Finance Sunday agreed with her South Sudanese counterpart to remove all obstacles to economic integration between the two countries. Heba Mohamed Ali held a meeting with her counterpart in Juba, Salvatore Garang to discuss economic integration and cooperation between the two countries and ways to overcome obstacles. Speaking after the meeting, Mohamed Ali stated that they discussed issues crossing points, border trade, free zones…