Minnawi forces at cantonment site in Khartoum state

(KHARTOUM) - Fighters belonging to the Sudan Liberation Movement of Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM) arrived at cantonment sites in Khartoum state, as part of the security arrangements in the Juba peace agreement.The former rebel forces under the command of Juma Haggar, the SLA-MM chief of staff was welcomed by a Sudanese army general at a gathering site outside Omdurman district.The SLM-MM which posted a video about the arrival of their fighters…

Iran was behind planned attacks on UAE embassies: report

Iran was behind the recently foiled planned terror attacks on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) embassies in Addis Ababa and Khartoum, the U.S. and Israeli officials told the New York Times this week.On 3 February, Ethiopia’s National Intelligence Service (NISS) said it had foiled a terrorist plot to attack the UAE embassies in Addis Ababa and Khartoum, adding they worked with the Sudanese intelligence agency to arrest the group’s members.The…

S. Sudan sitting on time bombard: army general

(JUBA) - A South Sudanese army general has warned that the young nation could disintegrate if president Salva Kiir and his five deputies in coalition government do not act to avert escalation and spiralling out of control of the current situation.Major Gen. Peter Mabior Lual (ST phot)"We are in no peace and no war situation with 8.3 million South Sudanese facing famine, rampant insecurity across the country, soldiers have not…

Al-Burhan renews his support to Sudan’s empowerment removal committee

KHARTOUM) - Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, head of the Sovereign Council renewed his support for the Empowerment Removal Committee on Tuesday after a meeting to clarify the misunderstanding between the two sides.On 31 January, the Committee spokesman Salah Manna accused al-Burhan of directing the Attorney General to release the ousted president’s wife from imprisonment. A week later, al-Burhan filed a defamation caseFor his part, the committee chairman Yasir al-Atta resigned from…

Italian company plans to build abattoirs across South Sudan

An Italian company, Architettura and Design Construction Company, has been holding consultations with the South Sudanese government to build slaughterhouses across the country to improve meat production for export.On Monday, representatives from the company met the ministers of Livestock and Fisheries Onyoti Adigo Nyikwac, and Trade and Industry Kuol Athian, in Juba to discuss the project.Speaking to the press on Monday, the undersecretary in the trade ministry, Agak Achuil Lual,…

EU calls for bold measures to control deteriorating economic situation in Sudan

European Union diplomats in Khartoum urged the Sudanese government to take bold reforms to halt the deteriorating economic situation in the country.Hamdok government had failed to stop the collapse of the Sudanese pound as one dollar is sold for over 400 pounds; while in January it was sold for over 250 pounds. However, the official exchange rate is 55 pounds for one dollar.Also, the inflation rate in Sudan for the…

More Must Be Done to Close Digital Divide, End Poverty, Speakers Say, as Social Development Commission Continues Debate

The Commission for Social Development resumed its general discussion in virtual format today, with representatives of Member States emphasizing the growing importance of digital technology in the global quest to overcome poverty, achieve sustainable development and build better lives for all.Many speakers noted how digital technology has made it possible to overcome some of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but several also stressed the importance of doing more…

Secretary-General Appoints David Gressly of United States United Nations Resident Coordinator in Yemen

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed David Gressly of the United States as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Yemen, with the host Government’s approval. Mr. Gressly will also serve as Humanitarian Coordinator.Mr. Gressly brings to the role more than 40 years of international experience in peacekeeping, humanitarian assistance and development, including a wealth of humanitarian leadership and extensive political and security knowledge in complex emergencies and conflict situations.…