| Africatime
Vendredi 28 Avril 2017
(Haaretz 13/06/13)
Sudanese authorities have been interrogating citizens who spent time in Israel and have returned to their country secretly via Jordan, Sudanese news organization Alrakoba has reported. Israel and Sudan do not have diplomatic relations, meaning that Israel cannot return citizens directly to Sudan, which has vowed to punish citizens who have set foot on Israeli soil. Sudanese passports even state that the bearer is entitled to enter all countries except for Israel. Israel earlier this year admitted that it has repatriated about some 2,100 migrants to Sudan via a third country but refused to disclose the name of that country. The repatriation was done secretly, over the last few months, without the knowledge of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees...
(The Associated Press 11/06/13)
JOHANNESBURG — The desk is spotless and books neatly line the shelves in Nelson Mandela's office at a Johannesburg-based foundation that carries his name, but the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader hasn't worked there for years. The meticulously preserved room is one of many tributes to the legacy of a former prisoner who became so revered for his efforts to reconcile a racially divided nation that many South Africans cannot bring themselves to speak openly about the possibility of his death. That reluctance is gradually eroding as the 94-year-old receives treatment for a recurring lung infection, spending a fourth day in a Pretoria hospital on Tuesday. President Jacob Zuma called Mandela's condition "very serious" but said he has...
(AFP (eng) 11/06/13)
JOHANNESBURG, June 11, 2013 (AFP) - Nelson Mandela was spending his fourth day in hospital Tuesday where he was being treated in intensive care for a lung infection. The 94-year-old former president was rushed to a Pretoria hospital early Saturday and was said to be in serious but stable condition. His latest health scare has been met with prayers and a growing acceptance among South Africans that their hero may be nearing the end of his life. "He is receiving intensive care treatment," presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj, who served jail time with Mandela, told AFP on Monday. He "remains in hospital, and his condition is unchanged," the presidency said after describing him as being in a "serious but stable" condition...
(Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency 10/06/13)
Sudan’s Information Minister and Government Spokesperson Ahmed Bilal Osman insisted today that Sudan would benefit from the controversial Ethiopian renaissance dam and stressed that Ethiopia has engaged Sudan in all operations associated with the dam building. This is a report by the Sudan Tribune. At a press conference in Khartoum, Osman announced that Sudan’s minister of water resources and electricity Osama Abdalla Mohamed al-Hassan will travel for Cairo early next week. He said that the ten-member committee which includes representatives from Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt as well as international experts has dispelled all concerns raised about the dam, adding that Sudan is ready to send experts and technicians to help in the construction of the dam. The report further read...
(Sudan Tribune 10/06/13)
Khartoum — Sudan's minister of industry, Abdel Wahab Mohamed Osman, declared this week that the government has no option but to privatize several sugar factories in order to obtain financial resources allowing it to expand and increase productivity. The Sudanese authorities plan to sell 70% of its shares in four sugar factories including Aljunied, Halfa Al-Gadida, Asalaya, and Sinnar to private investors while retaining the remaining 30%. The minister defended the decision to privatize sugar factories through partnership before the national assembly pointing out that the state-owned sugar companies has for two years sought €120 million to finance renovation of sugar factories but the government failed to secure even "one pound". He also acknowledged the difficulty of obtaining any external...
(24 Tanzania 05/06/13)
EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, June 5, 2013 – The members of the Implementation Follow-Up Commission (IFC) for the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) held an extraordinary meeting on June 4, 2013 in Doha, Qatar, to discuss the assassination of the leadership of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEMI Bashar) and measures to prevent the derailing of the DDPD. Members of the IFC present were: State of Qatar, Chad, China, Egypt, France, Japan, Russian Federation, Sudan, United Kingdom, United States of America, UNAMID, African Union, United Nations, European Union, League of Arab States, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Liberation and Justice Movement, and Justice and Equality Movement/Bashar. Darfur• The IFC members received the report presented by UNAMID on the May...
(Sudan Tribune 03/06/13)
Libyan guards killed a dozen Sudanese migrants who illegally crossed the borders prompting Khartoum to announce it will summon the Libyan charge d’affaires to demand an investigation into the incident. Sudan’s foreign ministry said on Sunday that seven of the victims have been identified while its consulate in Libya’s Al-Kufra town is working on identifying the remaining corpses who had no ID’s on them. Five of the illegal Sudanese migrants were transferred to a hospital in A-Kufra for treatment, the ministry added. Sudan’s embassy in Tripoli and the Consulate General in al-Kufra had already contacted the Libyan authorities and demanded clarification on the circumstances surrounding the incident. The foreign ministry said it received information based on a story told by...
(New Vision 23/05/13)
JUBA/KHARTOUM - South Sudan has almost halved its oil production as it faces new "problems" exporting crude to Sudan, it said on Tuesday, suspecting its long-time rival had closed a cross-border pipeline, a move that would be a sign of friction. A source in Sudan's oil ministry denied crucial oil exports had been halted but the Sudanese pound fell on the black market close to a record low as traders worried an economic crisis would worsen. The cut in oil production is bad news for both African countries which have been suffering since South Sudan shut down its oil output of 350,000 barrels a day in January 2012 over a row with Sudan over pipeline fees. Oil is the lifeline...
(Sudan Views 22/05/13)
The Sudanese government demanded the UN to express decisive, firm and strict stances against rebels who commit violence and murder in Blue Nile, Darfur and Kordofan rather than just showing criticism. Meeting yesterday with the UN Deputy Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and UN emergency aid coordinator who is on a visit to the country; the Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Karti affirmed Sudans continuous cooperation with the UN and its agencies. He said Sudans acceptance of the tripartite initiative to deliver humanitarian aid to Blue Nile and South Kordofan originated from Sudans attention to its responsibilities but, he added, SPLM-N refused the initiative; a thing which must have been met with more pressures from the international community to...
(Sudan Tribune 21/05/13)
Different sources have expected a large ministerial reshuffle in Khartoum, saying that the first vice-president Ali Osman Taha might be relieved from his position. A presidential source told Sudan Tribune on Sunday that First Vice President Ali Osman Mohamed Taha is one of the most prominent figure that will quit the government in the upcoming reshuffle, adding he will dedicate his time as deputy chairman to the management of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP). The source further revealed that defence minister Gen. Abdel-Rahim Hussein, will also be among those who will lose their ministerial portfolios. Abdel Rahim recently disclosed to several journalists in Khartoum that he demanded to be relieved from his position for health reasons. The minister suffers...
(Sudan Tribune 17/05/13)
The Sudanese Foreign Affairs ministry on Tuesday summoned top diplomats from Britain, US and Norway over claims alleging that South Sudan supports rebel movements in the country. Khartoum officials, SUNA reported, informed the British and US Charge d’Affaires and the Ambassador of Norway of rebel groups, which recently attacked Um-Rawaba and Abu-Karshola areas of Sudan. Rahamtalla Osman, the ministry’s Undersecretary reportedly told the diplomats, who were summoned separately, that Sudan rejects such an hostile act, which he said would have negative impact on the relations between the two countries. He further warned that the seemingly improving relations between Sudan and South Sudan risks losing ground, should the level of mistrust between the two countries continue rising. Meanwhile, the three western...
(Sudan Vision 16/05/13)
Khartoum - Qatar last Tuesday called upon the international community to condemn the assassination of peace leaders in Darfur, namely the late leader of a dissident rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) Mohamed Bashar, his deputy and a number of the movement’s leaders; in addition the captivation of others on borders with Chad. In statements to Qatar News Agency (QNA), an official at Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that his country condemns such criminal acts which targets peace process and stability in Darfur and that it [the ministry] calls on the entire international community to condemn this appalling crime. Qatar demanded international and regional organizations pressurize armed movements, which are threatening security and terrorizing the innocents so that they...
(Redpepper 07/05/13)
Monday talks came after UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the African Union demanded both sides to create calm the restive area. The tensions in Abyei, a region claimed by South Sudan and Sudan, intensified after Kual Deng Majok, the Abyei leader of the Dinka Ngok, and an Ethiopian UN peacekeeper were killed on Saturday. Both Juba and Khartoum slammed the deadly clashes. “Our president has been in direct contact with president Bashir… they exchanged ideas about this sad incident,” South Sudan’s Information Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin said. Ban advised both countries on “avoiding any escalation of this unfortunate event,” with the AU, as the mediator between Juba and Khartoum, saying, “the two countries must ensure that the current situation does...
(Allafrica 06/05/13)
Juba — South Sudan said on Sunday that it will reclaim the oil- producing region of Abyei from the government of neighboring Sudan with which it has repeatedly failed to settle the region's final status "at any cost", and repeated accusation to Khartoum of "masterminding" the killing of paramount chief Kuol Deng Kuol on Saturday. Kuol,was killed during following a standoff that lasted for several hours with armed members of the Misseriya who claimed that the Dinka Ngok chief was passing through their land without permission. However, Sudan's interior ministry said in a statement today that the armed Misseriya demanded from Kuol that their stolen cattle stolen by Dinka Ngok returned to them. The tribal leader was being escorted in...
(Reuters (Eng) 26/04/13)
Africa's brisk economic growth over the past decade has been consumer driven, a much-hyped trend that masks the uncomfortable fact that the region remains far too reliant on commodities. Sub-Saharan Africa's growth has been second only to Asia and cracked along at 5.8 percent last year, according to a World Bank estimate, if South Africa, the continent's biggest economy, is excluded. About two-thirds of growth in the past decade has been driven by domestic demand, which has been stoked by a number of factors including the continent's fast-growing and young population. Consumption has had multiplier effects into a range of services including banking and finance. Yet unlike in Asia, Africa's consumer boom has been financed mostly by income generated from...
(Reuters (Eng) 25/04/13)
The African Union on Wednesday brought together for the first time for peace talks Sudan and insurgents fighting government troops in two states bordering South Sudan, in a conflict that has affected almost a million people. Fighting broke out between the Sudanese army and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North, or SPLM-North, in the states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile around the time of South Sudan's secession from Khartoum in 2011. The violence has displaced or severely affected more than 900,000 people, according to the United Nations. Sudan previously refused to meet the SPLM-North, and accused South Sudan of backing the rebels, charges denied by Juba. Khartoum altered its position after ties with South Sudan greatly improved last month with...
(Jeune Afrique 09/04/13)
Pour pallier la faiblesse de leurs réserves, les pays du nord du continent multiplient les appels d'offres. Attisant la concurrence au sein d'un secteur qui ne compte qu'une dizaine d'acteurs. Hier coûteux et réservé aux pays pétroliers bénéficiant d'une énergie quasi gratuite, le dessalement de l'eau de mer est de plus en plus prisé en Afrique (surtout dans le Nord) pour la consommation, l'irrigation ou l'industrie. Il faut dire que les coûts de construction des usines ont chuté : ils n'excèdent pas 800 à 1 100 euros le mètre cube par jour (m3/j), contre 1 000 à 1 300 euros le m3/j en 2000. « Le tarif de l'eau dessalée par osmose inverse [l'une des deux technologies disponibles ; l'autre,...
(Sudan Tribune 07/03/13)
(KHARTOUM) - The leader of the Umma National Party (UNP) expressed his party’s willingness to engage dialogue with the regime and the other political and military components of the opposition to achieve peace and democratic transition in Sudan. JPEG - 17.2 kbSudan’s President Omer Hassan Al-Bashir (R) talks with opposition’s Umma Party leader and former Prime Minister Sadiq Al-Mahdi, (file/Reuters) Sadiq Al-Mahdi, in a press conference held on Wednesday explained that his party is committed to work with all the Sudanese forces to end the ongoing conflicts and to realise "democratic transition without violence or support of foreign countries". The largest opposition party is criticised by the government and the opposition alike because it refuses calls for regime change in...
(22 Septembre 21/02/13)
Si le tirage au sort des groupes des éliminatoires de la CAN 2015, qui va se dérouler au Maroc, n’aura lieu que le 10 mars, la Confédération africaine de football (CAF) a rendu publique la composition de trois des 4 chapeaux. Au total, 44 équipes seront en lice pour tenter de rejoindre le pays hôte, qualifié d’office. La CAN 2013 est terminée, vive la CAN 2015 ! A peine la compétition sud-africaine a t-elle sacré les Super Eagles du Nigeria que la Confédération africaine de football a déjà annoncé la composition des chapeaux pour le prochain tirage au sort des groupes pour les éliminatoires. Lors de son assemblée générale, la CAF a donc annoncé un retour à un format de...
(22 Septembre 21/02/13)
Pour le Cinéma Numérique Ambulant (CNA), le Festival panafricain du cinéma et de la télévision de Ouagadougou est désormais un rendez-vous incontournable. Pour sa cinquième participation consécutive au Fespaco, le CNA a choisit de prendre ses quartiers au «Maquis du Festival» à la Cité An III en plein cœur de Ouagadougou, où il a installé un Village CNA. C’est sur ce site que se tiendront les activités du CNA. Pour ce 23ème Fespaco, le CNA initie le projet «Fespaco classique » et revisite, en cinq soirées thématiques, les classiques du cinéma africain plébiscités par les publics des villages d’Afrique. Ainsi, du dimanche 25 février au vendredi 1er mars, six films seront projetés. Il s’agit de Yaaba d’Idrissa Ouédraogo (Burkina Faso)...

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