Egypt, Sudan sign joint military cooperation

(KHARTOUM) - Sudanese and Egyptian armies moved a step further to strengthen their relationship by signing a military cooperation agreement on Tuesday.The military deal was signed in Khartoum by the Sudanese army chief of staff, Lt Gen Mohamed-Osman al-Hussein and his Egyptian counterpart Lt Gen Mohamed Farid who arrived in the Sudanese capital on Monday leading a high-level military delegation."The Chiefs of Staff of Sudan’s and Egypt’s armies signed a…

Chief of staff returns home after official visit to Sudan

Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Lieutenant General Mohamed Farid returned to Cairo on Wednesday3/3/2021, wrapping up an official visit to Sudan at the head of a high-ranking military delegation, to partake in the seventh meeting of the Egyptian-Sudanese Military Committee in Khartoum.Farid held a number of meetings during his visit focusing on military cooperation and the strategic partnership between Egypt and Sudan.Farid's meetings with Sudanese officials tackled a…

Deaths before data How war, politics, and a lack of reliable information are complicating a famine declaration in Yemen

What is happening in Yemen looks like “famine” as it is commonly understood – children, for instance, are dying of starvation. Yet the difficulty of collecting data means that an official famine, which has a technical definition and a high threshold, may still not be declared.Even before the battle for Yemen’s Red Sea port city of Hodeidah intensified in the past week, threatening to cut off one of the country’s…

Tigray refugees recount the horrors of Ethiopia’s new conflict

The refugees trekked for days to cross the border, dodging airstrikes and well-armed soldiers in their country’s escalating civil war. Many are now sleeping out in the open in isolated towns, or under trees in a dusty displacement camp unused for decades.As conflict rages in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, a fast-growing refugee crisis is building in the eastern provinces of neighbouring Sudan: Almost 40,000 people have sought safety over the…

Thai army medic dismissed over fake COVID-19 vaccine in S. Sudan

(JUBA) - A Thai medic accused of injecting 273 Thai troops on a peacekeeping mission in South Sudan with fake Covid-19 vaccines has been dismissed, a military official confirmed.UNAMID peacekeepers from Thailand posted in Muhkjar (West Darfur) - Demotix ImagesSupreme Commander General Chalermphol Srisawat was quoted saying the army medic, a lieutenant, gave injections of harmless plain water, claiming it was a Covid-19 vaccine.Each of the Thai soldiers reportedly paid…

10 People Feared Dead in South Sudan Commercial Plane Crash

A South Sudan Supreme Airlines plane crashed just after takeoff late Tuesday afternoon in South Sudan, killing all 10 people on board, according to media reports. Initial reports indicate the plane carrying eight passengers and a two member crew, went down after leaving the small village of Pieri. The plane was bound for the Juba International Airport, where an airport official there confirmed the accident. The exact cause of the…

Sudan, Rwanda Receive Shipments of COVID-19 Vaccines

Sudan and Rwanda received their first shipments of COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday, according to the U.N.Sudan received the initial 820,000 doses out of a total of 3,400,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine secured by COVAX, a global program to distribute vaccines to low- and middle-income countries, and UNICEF. Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s office posted news of the shipment in a tweet.Rwanda received 102,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, making the country…