South Sudan approves import of Egyptian poultry: official

April 13, 2021 (CAIRO) - South Sudan has approved the importation of poultry products from Egypt, a senior official disclosed on Tuesday. The Egyptian Minister of Agriculture, Al-Sayed el-Qasir said the move comes within the framework of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s policy to open new foreign markets for Egyptian products, as well as to deepen the cooperation between Egypt the East African nation. El-Qasir reviewed achievements Egypt has so far…

Egypt, South Sudan discuss cooperation on agriculture

April 11, 2021 (JUBA) – The Egyptian minister of Agriculture, Assayed al-Qasir and his South Sudanese counterpart, Josephine Joseph on Thursday discussed cooperation on agriculture. The meeting, held in the South Sudan capital, Juba, was a continuation of discussions that began in Cairo, Egypt in November last year. The two leaders, according to media reports, discussed issues of interest in South Sudan, such as training and capacity building, animal production,…

NILEPET urges striking oil workers to resume work

April 10, 2021 (JUBA) - The management of Nile Petroleum Corporation (NILEPET) has urged striking national employees of Dar Petroleum Operating Company (DPOC) to end their strike and resume work. NILEPET, in a statement issued on Thursday, said “misinformation” related to the implementation of United Human Resource Policy Manual (UHRPM 2020) developed by South Sudan’s Ministry of Petroleum in 2021 sparked off the strike, now in its second week. “On…

Sudan, South Sudan agree to consolidate trade relations

April 6, 2021 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to consolidate relations by facilitating the movement of trade, investment and economic cooperation between the two countries. The decision was reached at a meeting between Sudan’s Minister of Investment, Dr. Al-Hadi Mohamed Ibrahim and his South Sudanese counterpart, Dhieu Mathok in the capital, Khartoum on Wednesday. Ibrahim said the joint cooperation between the two countries is among the priorities…

S. Sudan: IMF releases $174m for urgent balance of payments need

March 30, 2021 (WASHINGTON) – The International Monetary Fund said it had released $174.2 million to South Sudan under its Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) for urgent balance of payments needs. "The pandemic-related oil price shock and devastating floods have led to an economic downturn. The ... downturn widened the fiscal and the balance of payments deficits, opening large financing gaps in the absence of concessional financing,” IMF said in a…

Stuck Ship Thrusts Sleepy Suez Canal Village into Limelight

AMER, EGYPT - The sleepy farming village of Amer overlooks the Suez Canal, one of the world's most important waterways. Last week, the village was suddenly thrust into the limelight after a massive container ship, the Ever Given, got stuck nearby. The contrast between tranquil village life and the busy artery of global shipping is stark. Farmers in Amer eke out a living tending to small fields and livestock, while…

Egypt, Pakistan Discuss Cooperation In Military Production

CAIRO, Mar 24 (NNN-MENA) – Senior Egyptian and Pakistani military officials, discussed yesterday, cooperation between the two countries in the field of military production, said the Egyptian Ministry of Military Production, in a statement. The discussion came during a meeting held in Cairo, between Egyptian Minister of State for Military Production, Mohamed Ahmed Morsi, and a Pakistani high-level delegation, led by Chairman of Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF), Ali Amir Awan,…

Implement reforms to increase non-oil revenues: Kiir

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has urged the country’s National Revenue Authority to continue implementing the reforms and measures needed to increase non-oil revenues.He made the remarks while meeting the Commissioner-General of the revenue body, Patrick Mugoya at his office in Juba on Friday.Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Mugoya said the South Sudanese leader briefed them on tax exemptions, further giving them specific guidance on how to strengthen control…
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