EU, WB sign partnership agreement to support Sudanese families

(KHARTOUM) - The European Union and the World Bank Saturday signed a partnership agreement to manage $110 million to fund Sudan Family Support Programme (SFSP) provided by the European countries. This European support is critical for the Sudanese government to implement tough economic reforms including the end of commodities subsidies which would affect poor families. "The signed agreement allocates a total amount of EUR 92.9 million (USD 110 million) to…

Hamdok renews calls to remove Sudan from terror U.S. list

(KHARTOUM) - Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok renewed calls on the international community to support Sudan to overcome the economic crisis that badly hit his country, stressing on the need to remove his country from the blacklist of terrorism. In a pre-recorded speech to a remote session of the U.N. General Assembly on Saturday, Hamdok said that the transitional period faces huge challenges requiring the continued international support to address it.…

Ramaphosa to consult Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan leaders over stalled GERD talks

(KHARTOUM) - The South African President Cyril Ramaphosa who is also the head of African Union Bureau would consult the heads of state and government of Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt to decide on the next step in the stalled talks on the Ethiopian dam. Talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) failed to make progress after the unilateral first phase of the filing of its reservoir and demand by…

Normalization is a sort of surrender to Israel: Sudan’s al-Mahdi says

(KHARTOUM) - The leader of the National Umma Party (NUP) and former Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi said normalization with Israel a sort of surrender that has nothing to do with peace. "Normalization is a soft name for surrender and has no connection with peace. Now, no Arab country is militarily confronting Israel. The current confrontation is with popular and non-governmental forces," he said. "As Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer said…

Sudan ready to return to international role but first needs support, Prime Minister says

Sudan is eager to again contribute to the international community but will need assistance as it works to revitalize its tattered economy, Prime Minister Abdalla Adam Hamdok told the UN General Assembly on Saturday.   The African country is continuing on a path of political transition following the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir in April 2019.   “Sudan, with the blood of its martyrs, has gone through decades of tyranny,…

Sudan ready to return to international role but first needs support, Prime Minister says

Sudan is eager to again contribute to the international community but will need assistance as it works to revitalize its tattered economy, Prime Minister Abdalla Adam Hamdok told the UN General Assembly on Saturday. The African country is continuing on a path of political transition following the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir in April 2019. “Sudan, with the blood of its martyrs, has gone through decades of tyranny, injustice and…

Leading diamond producers introduce Natural Diamond Council with a star-studded campaign starring Ana de Armas

– The new campaign, “For Moments Like No Other,” highlights the versatile beauty of natural diamonds DUBAI, U.A.E., Sept. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The world’s leading diamond producers, Diamond Producers Association relaunched as the Natural Diamond Council (NDC) to promote the desirability of natural diamonds and support the integrity of the natural diamond industry. As an industry authority, the NDC aims to become the go-to digital publisher for innovative content covering all…

Huawei Releases Banking Resilience Index for 2020 and Beyond

Measuring the Banking Industry’s Rises to the New Normal SHANGHAI, Sept. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — At HUAWEI CONNECT 2020, International Data Corporation (IDC), the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets, along with Huawei, have released a major White Paper titled “Banking Industry Rises up to the New Normal”.  In this paper, IDC and Huawei survey the impact that…