Sudan Humanitarian Fund Annual Report 2021

In 2021, Sudan witnessed political unrest, increased intercommunal violence, climate and disease outbreaks, and a generally weak economy with high inflation. This resulted in high levels of food insecurity, curtailed livelihood prospects and weak basic services, affecting vulnerable residents, IDPs and refugees.Humanitarian partners estimated that about 13.4 million people – almost a third of the population – need humanitarian assistance, according to the Sudan Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) 2021. The…

Amal Maher appears in video to reassure audience of her safety

Egyptian singer Amal Maher has reassured her fans after allegations of her disappearance and being subjected to torture.Maher said in a video clip, on Wednesday: “My fans and my family, I am fine, thank God.” “I wanted to reassure you about me. Sorry for the last period, I was not able to be with you. I had coronavirus, but, thank God, I recovered and I wanted to reassure you.”“A thousand…

UNAIDS and Africa CDC tackle misinformation around COVID-19 and HIV in Africa

Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic and there is still much misinformation around the disease. This is fuelling vaccine hesitancy and undermining efforts to respond effectively and protect the most vulnerable.To respond to misinformation around COVID-19 and HIV, UNAIDS and the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), with support from the German Ministry of Health, are organizing a series of training sessions to strengthen the capacities of…

Judge accused of murdering his wife has been detained

Fugitive judge Ayman Abdel Fattah Haggag, Vice President of the State Council and Treasurer of the State Council Judges’ Club, who is suspected of murdering his wife, was located and arrested in Suez Governorate, using technology search devices.Security sources revealed the details of locating the fugitive suspect.A few days earlier, Haggag’s immunity was lifted and an arrest warrant was issued against him over charges of murdering his wife, presenter Shaima…

EGP 85 bln allocated for universities in 2022-23 budget, says min

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said on Tuesday that 85 billion pounds were allocated for universities and higher education institutions in the FY 2022-23 budget.Speaking at a press conference following a Cabinet meeting, Abdel Ghaffar said that 902 projects will be carried out in various educational fields at an estimated cost of 197 billion pounds.The minister noted that the number of state-run universities increased to…

S. Sudan seeks regional support for Sudan’s peace process

South Sudan is encouraging regional support to help end the stalemate in Sudan’s peace process, a presidential advisor said.Speaking to Sudan Tribune on Thursday, Tutkew Gatluak Manime said consider the Gulf and Middle East as key player in Sudan’s peace process.“The role of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, and United Arab Emirate is crucial. These countries are special relations with not only the Sudanese people as individuals, and companies but also…

Report: Only 15% of World Enjoys Free Expression of Information

A Britain-based group says its latest study of worldwide free expression rights shows only 15% of the global population lives where people can receive or share information freely.In its 2022 Global Expression Report, Article19, an international human rights organization, said that in authoritarian nations such as China, Myanmar and Russia, and in democracies such as Brazil and India, 80% of the global population live with less freedom of expression than…

Egypt’s Hisham Nazih selected for Oscars soundtrack category jury

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the list of artists invited to participate in the 2023 Academy Awards jury. These included Egyptian musician Hisham Nazih for the soundtrack category.The list of artists who were invited to join the jury for this year’s Oscars included 397 members.Eleven artists were invited to join the music category jury, including Billie Eilish, FINNEAS, Amie Doherty, Lili Haydn, Leonardo Heiblum, Natalie Holt,…