PLANE CRASH IN SOUTH SUDAN: AT LEAST 10 PEOPLE KILLED

Ten people, including the two pilots, died when a plane crashed Tuesday at an airstrip in South Sudan's Jonglei state, the region's governor said."It was with great shock and horror to receive the news of the plane crash (HK-4274) of South Sudan Supreme Airline that happened today the 2nd day of March 2021 at around 5.05 PM at Pieri Airstrip," Governor Denay Jock Chagor said in a statement sent to…

Al-Sudani attacks the Minister of Finance: The number one victim is the citizen by raising the price of the dollar

Baghdad MP Mohammed Shiaa al-Sudani attacked, on Wednesday, Finance Minister Ali Allawi regarding his statements about those affected by the increase in the price of the dollar.Al-Sudani was surprised, in a tweet via Twitter, by the Minister of Finance’s recent statement that contractors are the ones affected by the increase in the price of the dollar in Iraq.Addressing the Minister: We inform you that the number one victim is the…

Sudan Marks Milestone with Historic Bank Wire Transfer

WASHINGTON - The first wire transfer between Sudan and a U.S.-based bank was completed successfully last week ending more than 20 years of economic isolation. Sudanese Ambassador to the United States Nureldin Satti told VOA he received a test wire transfer from Qatar National Bank in Khartoum to his personal account at Wells Fargo in the United States. The change will facilitate remittances through direct bank transactions between Sudan and…

Iraq Participates In The (155) Session Of The Arab League At The Level Of Foreign Ministers

Baghdad - Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ahmad Tahseen Barwari, Iraq's ambassador to Cairo and Iraq’s permanent representative to the League of Arab States, Ahmed Naïf al-Dulaimi, participated in the work of the 155th regular session, at the level of Arab foreign ministers, chaired by the State of Qatar, at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the League of Arabic States..=In their new session, the Arab foreign…

What we’re watching at the UN General Assembly

World leaders will speechify, schmooze, and rub shoulders as activists and campaigners try to influence from the sidelines. It’s UNGA time.This year’s UN General Assembly is a high point in the diplomatic calendar (and a low point for Manhattan traffic). Its most high-profile sessions kick off today. We don’t need to tell you that there are a number of political and military flashpoints and personalities that will grab the headlines…

COVID-19 vaccines touchdown in Sudan and Rwanda

In a boost for equitable distribution in Africa, 800,000 doses of the AstraZeneca shots touched down in Khartoum, making Sudan the first country in the Middle East and North Africa region to receive the vaccine, according to a press release from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). This delivery follows the arrival on 26 February, of 4.5 metric tons of syringes and safety boxes – funded by GAVI, the vaccine alliance,…