Ethіоріа, Egypt аnd Sudаn hаvе agreed tо work tо rеѕоlvе thеіr dispute over the Rеnаіѕѕаnсе Dam bу mіd-Jаnuаrу. In talks hоѕtеd bу Washington, thе foreign ministers of the thrее countries ѕаіd fоur technical mееtіngѕ wоuld bе hеld wіth the aim оf rеасhіng a mutually beneficial agreement оn thе ореrаtіоn оf the dam.
Margaret, South Sudan citizen has four children, she says the high prices in the market make it hard to provide for her children. “Life is hard, we struggled to support our own children since the war started my own kids haven’t gone to school in four years because I couldn’t provide school fees for them. I can provide meals and if I get enough then they can go to school,” she said.
Negotiations of the Renaissance Dam between Egypt and Ethiopia, which concluded Saturday evening in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, reached a “dead end,” according to the Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation. Egypt called for the activation of Article 10 of the Declaration of Principles Agreement, which requires the participation of an international party in negotiations to mediate between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia, and to bring closer views and help reach an agreement that preserves the rights of the three countries.
Former South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar returned to Juba, for the first time this year, meeting President Salva Kiir Mayardit, in a bid to salvage a stalled peace deal. “The parties discussed minor issues and the principals agreed to establish transitional government by 12th November,” Michael Makuei Lueth, the Information Minister, told reporters after the meeting. Photos posted on social networks showed Kiir and Machar sitting at the same table shaking hands.
On Thursday, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdouk announced the formation of the first government since the overthrow of former President Omar al-Bashir in April. The new government comes under a three-year power-sharing agreement between the military junta and the civilian opposition.
Former Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who had been in power for nearly thirty years, appeared in court in Khartoum, the capital, on charges of corruption and killing. A Sudanese prosecutor said in June that millions of dollars of foreign currency were found in sandbags at Mr. Bashir’s home. He faces other charges. Mr. Bashir’s lawyers dismiss the charges against him as unfounded.
Leaders of Sudan’s Transitional Military Council, and their civilian opposition counterparts, have today officially signed a historic agreement widely viewed as an eventual possible solution to the major political crisis that has rocked the oil-rich African state for the past eight months.
Sudan’s ruling transitional military has foiled a “coup attempt” aimed at “blocking the deal” with opposition representatives. The head of the Security Committee Council, Jamal Omar Ibrahim, said that a number of officers and soldiers has been arrested.
The announcement of the attempted coup failed after the agreement of the military council and opposition representatives to end the political deadlock in the country. Ibrahim said that 12 officers were arrested, including seven in service and five in pensions and four officers were detained.
A power-sharing agreement was reached Friday between Sudan’s military government and civilian opposition, bringing an end to the month-long standoff between the two sides, and the best bit of news in nearly 30 years. The country will be controlled by a joint sovereign council until elections can be held in three years and three months. The preliminary deal also includes the promise of an independent investigation into the June 3 massacre, in which 100 protesters were killed. The opposition, and its supporters, were jubilant, but cautious.
Three opposition members, acting as mediators between Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and the pro-democracy Alliance for Freedom and Change, were arrested over the weekend. In response, protesters called for a nationwide campaign of civil disobedience Saturday. It’s the latest development in an ongoing, and frequently violent crisis in a country all too accustomed to them.
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