Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned the Hezbollah terrorist group against attacking Israeli army positions. This is while on a visit to northern Israel, where the IDF Lethal Arrow drill is taking place. The annual exercise simulates attacks on terror groups that continue to threaten the nation.
Israel and Sudan agreed to normalize relations between them through American mediation. Sudan is the third Arab country to establish relations with Israel within two months. The Palestinians condemn the agreement and consider it a “new stab in the back of the Palestinian people” and a “political sin.”
Sudan has declared a state of economic emergency after a sharp fall in its currency. It is alleged that the pound has declined in value due manipulation by those opposed to the transitional government. On Wednesday, it was reported that the Sudanese pound was trading at 240 per US dollar on the parallel market.
Leaders of rebel movements and representatives of the Sudanese government formally signed an historic peace agreement in Juba, South Sudan that puts an end to the chronic conflict in the Darfur region. The agreement provides for the dissolution of the armed movements and for their members to join the regular army.
With dazzling flames, Israel is battling Hamas’ incendiary balloons and rockets shot at them from Gaza. Israeli civilians living along the border have been constantly terrorized by deliberate wildfires caused by incendiary balloons shot at them from Gaza. The attacks began several days before Israel’s peace with the UAE was announced.
Benjamin Netanyahu accepted the compromise offered him and Likud to avoid a fourth election. Pushing back the deadline only kicks the budget crisis down the road as the two ruling parties are at loggerheads over key issues including judicial appointments and annexation of West Bank Settlements. Prime Minister Netanyahu announced on television that he will not drag the country into a fourth election.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and adviser to President Donald Trump, are traveling to the Middle East. The trip by the two US officials is mostly to encourage countries in the region to establish relations with Israel. AFP quoted three diplomats as saying that Pompeo and Kushner would travel separately.
After statements about “contacts” between his country and Israel, the Sudanese Foreign Ministry relieved its spokesman, Haydar Sadig, from his post. The ministry had expressed its “surprise” at Sadig’s statements, and confirmed that it did not discuss establishing relations with Israel.
Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen said in an interview with Israeli army radio on Sunday that agreements with Bahrain, Oman, and Sudan could soon follow the recent UAE-Israel diplomatic agreement. Bahrain and Oman welcomed the UAE-Israel diplomatic agreement but did not comment on their relationship with Israel.
Construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile is underway, raising speculation that it could lead to a “water war.” The dam is undoubtedly a source of tension between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan. War itself, however, is extremely unlikely, between any of the three countries.
The Sudanese government has decided to send more troops in to the Darfur region following a rise in violence. The Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok, said the move is aimed at ensuring that residents are protected, especially during the ripe farming season. The force will include the army and the police.
At least 20 people have been killed in an attack in the war-torn Darfur region in Sudan. The victims, who include children, are said to have been visiting their parcels of land in the area for the first time in many years. The attack, which took place in Aboudos, left 20 other people wounded.
Former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and 16 others appeared on Tuesday morning before a special court of three judges in Khartoum, on charges of overthrowing the elected government in 1989. The case is the first of its kind that could lead to the death penalty, according to prosecutors.
Ethiopia has disputed accusations by Egypt and Sudan that it had deliberately filled the reservoir of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), calling the rising water level a natural part of the construction process. Egypt subsequently asked the Ethiopian government for immediate clarification.
Sudanese authorities announced that they had arrested 122 people who were on their way to Libya to “work as mercenaries,” according to the official SUNA news agency. The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) has long accused Sudanese mercenaries of supporting the forces of Khalifa Haftar.
Sudan and Egypt announced that Ethiopia agreed, during a mini-African summit, to postpone filling the Renaissance Dam, which it is building on the Nile River until a tripartite agreement is reached. It was also agreed to form a committee for this purpose. Negotiations over the dam have been described as “tortuous,” and lasted years.
Sudan received pledges of nearly $2 billion in aid, including €150 million from Germany, during an international conference hosted by Germany. The conference was aimed at supporting the transition process in a country that is under a debt burden, and suffering from a severe economic crisis.
Egypt submitted to the United Nations Security Council a request to intervene in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam dispute on Friday. This comes as negotiations between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia have faltered. The three countries failed to reach agreement among themselves, especially on the water-sharing mechanism.
The Embassy of Bangladesh in Libya has said that 26 Bangladeshi migrants have been killed after being abducted by human traffickers. Libya’s UN-backed government says, however, that 30 migrants, including the 26 Bangladeshis, were killed by the family of a Libyan human trafficker in retaliation for his death.
Thе Fіrѕt Deputy Chairman оf thе Sоvеrеіgn Cоunсіl оf Sudаn, Lieutenant-General Mоhаmеd Hаmdаn Dagalo, “Hаmіdаtі,” tоld reporters Sundау thаt Sudan is раrt оf the Rеnаіѕѕаnсе Dam project, аnd іt wіll рlау thе role of mediator between Egурt and Ethіоріа tо rеасh an аgrееmеnt.
“Confidential” information continues to flow from the office of the head of the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, about what happened at his meeting with the head of the Sovereign Council of Sudan, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, on Tuesday in Uganda. Citing expert opinion, Israeli media reported that the purpose of this media campaign is to win votes in the general elections to be held on March 2. That is in less than a month.
The Sudanese government and a major rebel movement signed a preliminary agreement on Friday, on political and security arrangements, paving the way for a comprehensive reconciliation agreement through ongoing talks between the two sides. The Sudanese government resumed peace talks with rebel movements last October to end years of conflict that has persisted.
A Sudanese military plane crashed in the Western Darfur region, killing all eighteen people on board, including four children, the military said. A Sudanese employee of the World Food Program (WFP) and his family were among the casualties. Several officers were among those who perished as the plane went down in an area that has recently experienced deadly ethnic clashes.
Twenty-nine members of the national intelligence service have been sentenced to death by a court in Sudan, having found them guilty of murdering a teacher in detention. The defendants were found guilty of deadly abuse of Ahmed al-Kheir at an intelligence services facility and sentenced to be hanged, judge Sadok Abdelrahman said.
The former president of Sudan, Omar al- Bashir, has been sentenced to two year detention in a state-run reform facility over corruption and financial irregularity charges. “The convict, Omar al-Bashir, is consigned to a social reform facility for a period of two years . . .The sums of foreign and national currencies that were seized are confiscated,” said the presiding judge, Al-Sadiq Abdelrahman.
A court in Sudan has sentenced the country’s former President, Omar al-Bashir, 75, to two years in prison for money laundering and corruption. This is the first conviction amid a series of lawsuits against the former Sudanese president. Due to his advanced age, he will serve his sentence in a rehabilitation center for seniors convicted of crimes not punishable by death. “Under the law, those who reached the age of 70 shall not serve jail terms,” the judge said.
At least 23 people have been killed after a fire broke out when a gas tanker exploded in a ceramics factory in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum. More than one hundred people were injured and are being treated in various local hospitals with most of them suffering from burns. Confirming the incident, the northern Khartoum’s Bahri district police director, Brigadier General Hassan Abdullahi, said that six of those wounded were in critical condition. It is therefore feared that the death toll could rise.
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok wіll vіѕіt Chаd’ѕ саріtаl N’Djamena on Nоvеmbеr 25, at thе іnvіtаtіоn of Prеѕіdеnt Idrіѕѕ Dеbу, tо hold a round оf jоіnt реасе talks. Thе ѕоurсеѕ said Hаmdоuk wіll vіѕіt Chаd оn thе 25th оf thіѕ mоnth tо асhіеvе peace іn Sudаn thrоugh thе fоrthсоmіng nеgоtіаtіоnѕ hоѕtеd bу South Sudan оn the 21st. Thе tаlkѕ wіll rеѕumе as ѕсhеdulеd tо соntіnuе dіѕсuѕѕіоnѕ оn іѕѕuеѕ аt thе hеаrt оf Sudаn’ѕ соnflісt.
Thе Sudаnеѕе Cаbіnеt іѕ mоvіng tо rеduсе ѕреndіng on the ѕесurіtу ѕеrvісеѕ and аuthоrіzеѕ the gеnеrаl budget fоr 2020 to fосuѕ оn thе еduсаtіоn and hеаlth ѕесtоrѕ. Thе sources ѕаіd that the vіѕіоn оf the trаnѕіtіоnаl gоvеrnmеnt is tо асhіеvе a соmрrеhеnѕіvе peace іn thе соuntrу, whісh rеԛuіrеѕ rеduсіng spending оn ѕесurіtу ѕеrvісеѕ. The ѕроkеѕmаn of the Sudanese gоvеrnmеnt Faisal Saleh, іn рrеѕѕ ѕtаtеmеntѕ, ѕаіd thаt the Council of Mіnіѕtеrѕ аррrоvеd thе general guidelines fоr thе budgеt fоr 2020, focusing оn thе еduсаtіоn аnd hеаlth ѕесtоrѕ.
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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