Arms Flown to Sudan from Ethiopia were Legal, Says Ministry

Sudan's interior ministry said on Monday that more than 70 boxes of weapons seized by authorities had turned out to be part of a legal cargo imported by a licensed arms trader.Sudanese authorities had confiscated the weapons after they arrived by air from neighboring Ethiopia on suspicion that were destined for use in "crimes against the state," state news agency SUNA reported.The boxes included night-vision goggles and arrived on an…

Sudan’s foreign ministry rejects “misleading” Ethiopian allegations

Sudan’s foreign ministry on Saturday condemned "misleading" Ethiopian allegations by the Ethiopian army about an attack carried by the fighters of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) from the Sudanese territory.On Friday, the Ethiopian army said its forces crushed an attack aiming to sabotage the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) by the TPLF forces launched from Sudan, triggering a strongly worded rejection from the Sudanese military side.On Saturday, the foreign…

VP Nyandeng to lead South Sudanese delegation to UN

South Sudan has dispatched Vice President Rebecca de Mabior to lead a government delegation to the annual summit of the United Nations.JPEG - 21 kbRebecca Nyandeng de Mabior (ST File Photo)Presidential Affairs minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin told Sudan Tribune on Thursday that Nyandeng was picked by president Salva Kiir to lead a delegation to the UN General Assembly meeting in New York later this month.Rebeca serves in the coalition government…

Sudan says willing to host Afghan refugees

Sudan on Thursday said willing to host Afghan refugees evacuated recently after the withdrawal of the U.S. troops from the Muslim country located in South Central Asia.The U.S. army evacuated more than 100,000 Afghans from Kabul since August But they have not been taken directly to the U.S. as many friendly countries showed a willingness to give them temporary asylum to allow Washington to prepare their resettlement.Until now, Uganda is…

Sudan calls for dialogue to amend relations between Algeria, Morocco

Sudan has called for dialogue between Algeria and Morocco to resolve their difference and to reestablish bilateral ties.On 24 August, Algeria cut diplomatic relations with Morocco, citing "hostile actions", but Morrocc rejected the "fallacious allegations".The Sudanese foreign ministry said deeply concerned about the recent developments between the "brothers" in two northern Africa countries."Sudan calls on the two parties to reach a friendly and positive settlement and to turn this crisis…

US Embassy in South Sudan cautions ahead of mass protest

The U.S. Embassy in Juba issued an alert on Friday to the Americans in South Sudan, warning them to keep a low profile during protests planned on Monday 30 August. Civil society groups called for peaceful but unauthorized protests across the country to protest violence, mismanagement and corruption in the country by the ruling elite."The demonstrations are not approved by the host government. All citizens should exercise caution and be…

Sudan, Saudi Arabia discuss military intelligence cooperation

Sudan’s army Chief of Staff and the head of Saudi military intelligence discussed cooperation between the two armies.In a statement released on Thursday, the Sudanese Military Media said that Lt Gen Mohamed Osman al-Hussein received Maj Gen Hussam Abdullah Al-Damer on Thursday."The meeting discussed ways to enhance and develop cooperation for the sake of security and stability of the two countries and their armies," reads the statement.The Military Media said…

Athorbei, Tut Kew set to join SPLM political bureau: official

South Sudan’s presidential advisor on security, Tut Kew Gatluak and former Finance minister, Deng Athorbei are set to join the Political Bureau of the country’s governing party (SPLM), a senior party official said.JPEG - 6 kbKuol Manyang Juuk (File photo)The Political Bureau is the highest decision-making organ of the ruling party.In an interview with Sudan Tribune on Wednesday, Kuol Manyang Juuk, said both Gatluak and Athorbei should be rewarded for…