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,…

Sudan, South Sudan agree to discuss border insecurity

April 11, 2021 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan and South Sudan agreed, on Sunday, to hold a conference to address the security situation on the borders between the Kordofan region and the neighbouring states in Southern Sudan. The border areas in Sudan’s Kordofan region and South Sudanese states of Northern Bahr El Ghazal and Bentiu witness disputes and clashes between the Misseriya herders and the residents of these areas every year in…

Saudi Arabia, UAE to invest $400 m in Sudan’s agriculture projects

April 11, 2021 (KHARTOUM) - Saudi Arabia and the Arab United Emirates (UAE) will fund $400 million in agricultural projects in Sudan for this year’s summer and winter seasons. Abdel-Latif Osman, head of the Social Security Investment Authority said on Sunday that Saudi Arabia and the UAE pledged to provide the needed resources for the summer and winter agriculture projects at the cost price. Osman who was speaking at a…

Sudan declines Ethiopian proposal for data sharing on GERD filling

April 10, 2021 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan has declined an Ethiopian offer to share data on the second filling of a giant dam before reaching a legally binding agreement. Egypt has adopted a similar position. Ethiopia’s foreign ministry on Saturday said it has formally requested Sudan and Egypt to "nominate dam operators to exchange data before the second filling of the GERD commences in the upcoming rainy seasons in Ethiopia". "In…

South Sudan’s president sacks army chief of staff, deputy

April 10, 2021 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has sacked the army Chief of General Staff, General Johnson Juma Okot barely a year after his appointment, replacing him with Gen. Santino Deng Wol. Wol was also promoted to a First Lieutenant General. Okot, according to a presidential decree read on the state-owned television (SSTV), becomes South Sudan’s ambassador to Belgium. Kiir also removed the Minister for the Presidency, Nhial…

Sudan to hand over 60 Ethiopian militiamen, soldiers

April 10, 2021 (GADAREF) - The Sudanese army will hand over dozens of Ethiopian militiamen and soldiers arrested during sporadic clashes on the Sudanese-Ethiopian border. Reliable military sources told the Sudan Tribune that the handover process was supposed to take place on Saturday in the border town of Galabat, but it postponed to Monday for more technical arrangements. "The military and administrative arrangements in the 2nd Infantry Division Command have…

Sudan to deploy joint force in Darfur

April 10, 2021 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan decided to deploy a joint force including former rebels in the Darfur region to maintain security and protect civilians. The decision came in the wake of the recent deadly tribal violence in El Geneina, West Darfur state, which killed 137 people and injured 221 others. The Security and Defence Council (SDC) held a meeting on Saturday to discuss the security situation in the country…

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…