U.S., Sudan downplay Trump emergency declaration

(KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government on Saturday sought to belittle the significance of a declaration by U.S. President Donald Trump that he is renewing the national emergency with regards to Sudan. The notice which is due to be published on Monday says that despite recent positive developments in Sudan "the crisis constituted by the actions and policies of the Government of Sudan ....continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat…

Sudanese political forces to discuss formation of transitional parliament

(KHARTOUM) - A spokeswoman for the Central Council of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) Saturday said that the coalition will hold consultations meeting its different partners to discuss the formation of the Transitional Legislative Council (TLC). In line with the constitutional document governing the transitional period, 67% of the 300 parliamentary seats (201) are allocated to the FFC including the SRF. After, the formation of an independent block…

Sudan, Egypt discuss ways to enhance military cooperation

(KHARTOUM) - Sudanese and Egyptian armies chiefs of staff held talks in Khartoum on military cooperation between the two countries, including border security and military industries. The Egyptian chief of staff, Mohamed Farid, arrived in a two-day visit in Khartoum on Saturday heading a military delegation including the main commanders of the Egyptian army. The military spokesman of the Egyptian army, the meeting came in implementation of what was recently…

Jonglei governor briefs Kiir on floods, security situation

(JUBA) - The governor of South Sudan’s, Jonglei State, Denay Jock Chagor on Thursday briefed President Salva Kiir on the floods and the general security situation, several months after the South Sudanese leader declared a state of emergency in his region. Speaking to reporter after the meeting held in Juba, Chagor said Kiir expressed concerns about the situation of the people affected by floods, urging relevant institutions to support flood-affected…