Sudan profiting from telecom companies in S. Sudan: report

Sudan still collects taxes from two major telecom companies operating in South Sudan, a parliamentary report shows.These telecom companies, the report noted, do not remit profits to South Sudan government because they were licensed before secession in 2011.South Sudan seceded from neighbouring Sudan after a referendum in 2011.The new report, covering the 2022-2023 financial years, identified the mobile telecom operators, Zain and MTN as the companies paying taxes to Sudan.The…

South Sudan acquires Djibouti port land for imports, exports

South Sudan has acquired three acres of land at the port of Djibouti for the construction of a facility to handle the import and exportation of goods initially channeled through Mombasa port in Kenya.   The Vice President and Chairperson for Infrastructure Development Cluster, Taban Deng Gai said he was directed to travel with officials from relevant ministries and departments for talks with authorities in Ethiopia and Djibouti.   He…

Ambassador Godfrey: ‘Civilian-led government key to greater US-Sudan cooperation’

The newly appointed US Ambassador to Sudan, John Godfrey, says that the establishment of a civilian-led government is key to facilitating better US-Sudan cooperation. Ambassador Godfrey arrived in Khartoum to take-up office on yesterday as the first fully ranked US ambassador to the country in 25 years. On his first day in the post today, he met with Sudan’s acting Foreign Minister Dafallah El Haj Ali, for talks on US-Sudan…

Transport tariffs increase dramatically whilst Sudan’s economy continues to suffer

Transportation tariffs in Khartoum witnessed a significant increase yesterday. Witnesses said that prices increased between 40 and 50 per cent. People condemned and rejected the increase in times of economic and political crisis.Listeners told Radio Dabanga that the increases mean more suffering for the people who already struggle in the current crisis and difficult economic conditions.Witnesses explained that they saw plenty of grumbling complaints and discontent among commuters, including verbal…

Nile dredging another “regime change” strategy: group

The Jieng Council of Elders, a group of mostly politicians loyal to President Salva Kiir, said dredging of the Nile tributaries and resumption of the Jongeli Canal is another “regime change” strategy.The group claims to work for the interest of the Dinka tribe in South Sudan.“This project is not in the national interest. It is not in the interest of the country. It is a project designed to advance and…

21 locomotives from China in Sudan next week: official

The first batch of locomotives from China will arrived in Sudan next week, a government official announced on Thursday.The Director General of Sudan Railways Authority, Engineer Walid Mahmud Ahmed said 21 of the 34 new locomotives arrive in the country on July 20.A locomotive is a rail transport vehicle that provides the motive power for a train.Ahmed, SUNA reported, said all arrangement have been completed to receive the locomotives, adding…
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