Erdogan invites al-Burhan to visit Turkey

April 3, 2021 (KHARTOUM) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has invited the head of Sudan’s Transitional Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, to visit Ankara, said a statement released in Khartoum. According to a press statement issued by the Sovereign Council on Friday, al-Burhan during a phone call with President Erdogan discussed bilateral relations and issues of common concern at the regional and international levels. "Al-Burhan received an invitation from…

Sudanese government increases fuel prices

April 2, 2021 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese government has raised the price of fuel which is now linked to the international market and the floated dollar. The price of petrol has risen to 150 Sudanese pounds from 122 pounds per litre, while the price of diesel has increased to 125 pounds from 115 pounds. In a circular seen by the Sudan Tribune to the service stations on Thursday, the Sudanese Oil…

Malong appoints additional staff to SSUF leadership body

April 2, 2021 (JUBA) - Paul Malong leader of the South Sudan United Front/Army- (SSUF) has appointed a deputy chairman and deputy chief of general staff for his group. In a statement extended to the Sudan Tribune on Friday, the group said Malong appointed "Maj-Gen James Ruach Dual as Deputy Chairman of the South Sudan United Front/Army". Also, he appointed Eng. Major General Daniel Riak Mach as Deputy Chief of…

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to meet Saturday in DR Congo

April 1, 2021 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia will meet in the Congolese capital for talks on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on Saturday. The foreign minister of the riparian countries will meet from 3-5 April in Kinshasa, sources at the foreign ministry and presidency in Kinshasa told the AFP confirming a report published Wednesday by the Jeune Afrique. It will be the first…

Peace monitors call for 35% women representation in parliament

March 31, 2021 (JUBA) - The Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (R-JMEC) has called for the quick reconstitution of the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA), while urging the parties to the peace deal to adhere to the 35% level of women’s representation in appointments to it. In a statement to the RJMEC members, the Interim Chairperson H.E. Maj. Gen. Charles Tai Gituai said a reconstituted TNLA is required to…

Eastern Equatoria State governor survives assassination

March 30, 2021 (TORIT) - The Governor of South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria, Louis Lobong Lojore escaped an assassination attempt on the Torit highway on Sunday, his aide confirmed Tuesday. According to the governor’s press secretary Aliandro Lotok, Lobong and the state Minister of Information, Martin Oting Cyprian were attacked on their way to Buya County to meet youth who blocked roads in the area. The attack on his convoy resulted…

Chinese embassy refutes claims of Juba airport takeover

March 27, 2021 (JUBA) - The Chinese embassy in South Sudan has refuted claims that China may take over the newly renovated Juba International Airport should South Sudan fail to pay its loans.   A statement the embassy issued on Tuesday said, “the rumors have been made up to exaggerate the amount of China’s loan to South Sudan, so as to blame the East Asian country for creating a ‘debt…

PM: EGP 100,000 compensation for families of victims in Sohag trains’ collision

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has ordered to pay EGP 100,000 as compensation for the families of each victim of the collision of two trains in Sohag governorate, Upper Egypt, Prime Minister announced Friday. He added that each wounded would be paid a sum ranging between EGP 20,000 to EGP 40,000. Sisi has issued directives to all the bodies concerned to mobilize their capabilities to cope with the accident's repercussions,…