Sudan reshuffles cabinet amid mounting economic, protest pressures

Posted by - July 10, 2020

Sudan’s transitional government announced a major cabinet reshuffle on Thursday, hoping to defuse public discontent over economic collapse and other crises that have tested the country’s path toward democracy. Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok accepted the resignation of six ministers, including the finance minister criticized for failing to rescue the plunging economy. He also dismissed the

Sudan PM Escapes Assassination Attempt in Khartoum

Posted by - March 9, 2020

Sudan’s prime minister survived an assassination attempt Monday after an explosion went off near his convoy in the capital of Khartoum. Abdalla Hamdok, a longtime economist, tweeted that he was “safe and in good shape” following the explosion. Sudanese state TV said Hamdok had been heading to his office when the attack took place. Hamdok

Sudan Orders Closure of Borders with Libya, CAR

Posted by - September 27, 2019

Sudan’s Sovereign Council on Thursday ordered the immediate closure of its borders with Libya and the Central African Republic (CAR). In a statement, the council said that the order was issued at a joint meeting held in the state’s capital Nyala by the council with the government of South Darfur state. Intelligence and police chiefs were in

Sudan Floods: Death Toll Hits 62, Over 80 Injured

Posted by - August 27, 2019

A Sudanese health official says the death toll from flooding triggered by heavy rains has climbed to at least 62 people across the country in the past two months. Acting Deputy Health Minister Suliman Abdel-Gabar also said Sunday that the floods had injured around 100 people. He said the rainfall has affected 17 of Sudan’s

Sudan Appoints New Prime Minister

Posted by - August 22, 2019

It was all joy and jubilation on the streets of Khartoum, Sudan’s capital and the other states when the drum of celebration was rolled out to herald the appointment of the new Prime Minister. A new beginning with a civilian as head of government. Economist Abdallah Hamdok was sworn in on Wednesday as the country’s

Seven Dead, Two Injured In Sudan Flash Floods

Posted by - August 15, 2019

Seven lives have been lost and two injured in flash floods in Sudan. The casualty included a 43-year-old woman, teenagers and children between eight and 12 years old. According to reports, the floods is as a result of the heavy downpours that have recently characterised the different parts of Al Jazirah State and other states

VP Osinbajo Says Division Not Solution For Nigeria

Posted by - July 31, 2019

The Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has advised Nigerians to do away with the thought that the country would prosper individually if the country breaks up. He said Nigeria needed to learn from the example of Sudan, which split into northern and southern Sudan in the belief that that was the solution to the country’s internal

Uganda to consider asylum for Sudan’s ousted leader Bashir

Posted by - April 17, 2019

Uganda will consider offering asylum to ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir despite his indictment by the International Criminal Court (ICC), a foreign affairs minister said on Wednesday. “Uganda would not be apologetic at all for considering an application by Bashir,” Okello Oryem, Uganda’s state minister for foreign affairs, told Reuters in Kampala. Bashir, 75, who had

Military deposes Sudan dictator Omar al-Bashir after 30 years in power

Posted by - April 11, 2019

Sudanese strongman, Omar al-Bashir has been forced out of power in a military coup. The ousted president ruled Sudan for 30 years after seizing power in a coup in 1989. He is accused of war crimes and genocide for his brutal crackdown in Darfur. Bashir was removed after months of anti-regime protests, with the military abandoning him

Sudan: Bashir seeks Russian protection from US hostilities

Posted by - November 23, 2017

Khartoum needs protection from Washington’s aggressive actions, as the situation in Sudan is the result of U.S. policy, Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir said Thursday at the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “In the end, it turned out that our country split into two parts, which resulted in a worsening of the situation, and as