US Envoy Meets Sudanese Leaders, Reaffirms Support for Democracy

A U.S. envoy underlined Washington's support for a democratic transition to civilian rule in Sudan on Saturday during talks with the head of its ruling council and the prime minister, the U.S. embassy in Khartoum said.It tweeted that Jeffrey Feltman, special envoy for the Horn of Africa, had also urged all sides to recommit to working together to implement Sudan's constitutional declaration, signed after a 2018-2019 uprising that resulted in…

U.S. Feltman calls for cooperation between Sudanese parties

U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman renewed calls to abide by the Constitutional Document and to work together to achieve democratic transition in Sudan.According to a statement from the State Department on Thursday, Feltman spoke to Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on October 12 and to Sovereign Council Chair Abdelfattah al-Burhan on October 13.He "underscored the importance of the Cabinet and the Sovereign Council adhering to…

Sudan’s foreign ministry says not concerned by meeting with Israeli officials

Sudan’s Foreign Ministry Wednesday said not concerned by the talks between Sudanese and Israeli officials in the United Arab Emirates.Justice Minister Nasr al-Din Abdel Bari held talks in Abu Dhabi with the Deputy Foreign Minister of Israel Idan Roll and Esawi Frej, Israel’s Minister for Regional Cooperation.Following the meeting, Roll tweeted that they "agreed on future cooperation between the two countries under the accords," he said referring to the Abraham…

Sudan’s foreign ministry says not concerned by meeting with Israeli officials

Sudan’s Foreign Ministry Wednesday said not concerned by the talks between Sudanese and Israeli officials in the United Arab Emirates.Justice Minister Nasr al-Din Abdel Bari held talks in Abu Dhabi with the Deputy Foreign Minister of Israel Idan Roll and Esawi Frej, Israel’s Minister for Regional Cooperation.Following the meeting, Roll tweeted that they "agreed on future cooperation between the two countries under the accords," he said referring to the Abraham…

S. Sudan’s ruling party member petitions Kiir, urges aide’s removal

A member of South’s Sudan ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) has petitioned President Salva Kiir, calling for the immediate removal of a presidential aide.“Dear Comrade it’s my privilege to write to your highest office as my Chairman and President of South Sudan concerning the relieve of Hon James Deng Wal from the most sensitive position of our Country simply that Hon James isn’t doing the interest of Party SPLM…

Ex ministers, adviser welcome sacking in N. Bahr el Ghazal

Two former ministers and an adviser in South Sudan’s Northern Bahr El Ghazal state have welcomed their recent removal, drawing positive comments from ruling party (SPLM) members on social media platforms.Valentino Achak Deng, a former minister of Education who was sacked last week through a presidential directive, welcomed his removal with gratitude.“I am relieved and grateful”, wrote Deng on his Facebook page hours after removal without additional comments. His supporters…

International meeting calls for ceasefire in Ethiopia

An International High-Level Meeting on Ethiopia called on the warring parties in the Horn of Africa nation to sign a ceasefire agreement.US Secretary of State Antony Blinken hosted a meeting to discuss the situation in Ethiopia with African Union Envoy Olusegun Obasanjo, IGAD Chairman and Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok, EU High Representative Josep Borrell, UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss, German Foreign Minister Niels Annen, and French Special Envoy for…

Kiir, Aweil elders in talk over detented ex-governor

President Salva Kiir and elders from the Aweil community have been holding talks over the detention of Kuel Aguer Kuel, former governor of Northern Bahr El-Ghazal.Northern Bahr el Ghazal's former caretaker governor Kuel Aguer Kuel at his office on 7 March 2014 (ST)Governor Kuel was arrested by the security forces in August after he signed a petition on behalf of the group of intellectuals and activists demanding President Kiir and…
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