Financial reforms needed to revamp S. Sudan’s economy: report

South Sudan’s rotten state finances are derailing the nation from its already fraught path to peace and stability after a brutal civil war, a leading think tank said.The International Crisis Group (ICG), in a report entitled, “Oil or Nothing: Dealing with South Sudan’s Bleeding Finances” says top officials are holding the country’s oil riches close, barring scrutiny of spending and allowing rampant misappropriation of funds.“This slush-fund governance is at the…

Sudanese military delegation visits Israel

Sudanese military officials including the deputy commander of the controversial Rapid Support Forces (RSF) recently visited Israel, several officials confirmed on Saturday.Sudanese diplomatic sources said that a military and security delegation paid a secret visit to Israel this week.The visiting delegation was headed by the RSF Second Commander Lt-Gen Abdel Rahim Hamdan and includes Lt-Gen Mirghani Idris Suleiman, Military Industry Corporation of Sudan.Al-Sharq newspaper reported on Saturday that the delegation…

Burhan, Perthes discuss roadmap to implement transition agenda in Sudan

Volker Perthes Head of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) proposed that the Sudanese parties should set up a joint roadmap to implement the transitional agenda.Perthes on Saturday met with the Chairman of the Sovereign Council Abdel Fatah al-Burhan to discuss the ongoing political crisis that sparked between the civilian and military components after the coup attempt of 21 September.Following the meeting, he stated he encourage…

Machar consults media leaders over youth unemployment

South Sudan’s First Vice President, Riek Machar held a meeting with media leaders to understand various perspectives to address threats and protest arising from unemployment of the young people.The meeting comes on the backdrop of the increased protest and threats against humanitarian workers by unemployed youth group demanding 80% employment of local youth by relief organizations working in the area in which they operate.Machar was prompted by latest development in…