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Jul 15, 2013

Senior U.S. official visits Egypt as Islamists plan more protests

CAIRO, July 15 (Reuters) – The first senior U.S. official to
visit Egypt since the army toppled the country’s elected
president will hold high-level talks on Monday in Cairo, where
thousands of supporters of the ousted Islamist leader are
expected to take to the streets.

Egyptians have been shocked by violent protests that have
killed 92 people. However, despite deep divisions between those
who supported and those who opposed overthrown President Mohamed
Mursi, they are united by their suspicion of Washington’s
motives.

Jul 10, 2013

After boom years, some Chinese firms run into trouble in crisis-hit Sudan

OMDURMAN, Sudan, July 10 (Reuters) – When Chinese clothing
wholesaler Chan Cui Xiao signed a deal with a Sudanese
businessman to export colourful bed sheets to the African
country he was confident of making good money.

A few months later he is in serious financial trouble – he
shipped his goods to Sudan but did got paid and has rushed to
the country to try to track down his local business partner.

Jul 3, 2013

Analysis: Sudan’s Bashir plays to hardliners to stem succession debate

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – When Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir returned a few weeks ago from a summit in Ethiopia with his South Sudanese counterpart and former civil war foe, many people here expected him to talk of peace.

Instead, the 69-year-old ruler donned his officer’s uniform, waved his trademark walking stick and – once again – threatened to cut off South Sudanese oil exports through Sudan, something the northern country’s battered economy can ill afford.

Jun 27, 2013

Tribal clashes kill 50 near gold mine in Sudan’s Darfur

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Fighting between two Arab tribes vying for control of a gold mine has killed around 50 people in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region, a tribal leader and a U.N. source said on Thursday.

The clashes erupted on Wednesday, pitting the Bani Hussein against the Rizeigat, tribal groups which began fighting in January over the use of the gold mine near El Sireaf in North Darfur, Masar al-Duma Atim, a Bani Hussein leader, told Reuters.

Jun 11, 2013

Sudan currency close to record low after threat of oil flow stoppage

KHARTOUM, June 11 (Reuters) – Sudan’s currency has fallen
close to a record low against the dollar on the black market
since Khartoum threatened to halt cross-border oil flows with
South Sudan as import firms fear a dollar scarcity will worsen,
dealers said.

There is little foreign trading in the Sudanese pound but
the black market rate is an important indicator of the mood of
the business elite and of ordinary people wearied by years of
economic crises, ethnic conflicts and wars.

Jun 9, 2013

Sudan edges back from oil showdown with South

KHARTOUM/JUBA (Reuters) – Sudan edged back from a day-old order to block all oil exports from South Sudan on Sunday, saying it could reverse its decision if its neighbor stopped backing rebels, and bringing the countries back from the brink of confrontation.

The standoff, even if it is eventually resolved, was a stark reminder of the unpredictability of this small but, for China and other Asian buyers and producers, still significant corner of the crude industry.

Jun 8, 2013

Sudan’s Bashir orders stoppage of South Sudan’s oil

KHARTOUM, June 8 (Reuters) – Sudan’s president ordered a
stoppage of all South Sudan’s oil exports from Sunday, accusing
his neighbour of backing rebels on his territory, and bringing
the foes back to the brink of confrontation after months of
relative peace.

President Omar Hassan al-Bashir urged youths to join the
army and prepare for “holy war”. He did not name the enemy but
the head of Sudan’s paramilitary forces said his men were ready
to confront Khartoum’s long-time opponent South Sudan.

Jun 8, 2013

Sudan orders stoppage of South Sudan oil: state media

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan’s president ordered a stoppage of all South Sudan’s oil exports from Sunday, saying his neighbour was backing rebels on his territory, and bringing the foes back to the brink of confrontation after months of relative peace.

President Omar Hassan al-Bashir urged youths to join the army and prepare for “holy war”, though he did not spell out who the enemy would be in that conflict.

Jun 8, 2013

Sudan orders stoppage of S.Sudan oil -state media

KHARTOUM, June 8 (Reuters) – Sudan’s president ordered a
stoppage of all South Sudan’s oil exports from Sunday, saying
his neighbour was backing rebels on his territory, and bringing
the foes back to the brink of confrontation after months of
relative peace.

President Omar Hassan al-Bashir urged youths to join the
army and prepare for “holy war”, though he did not spell out who
the enemy would be in that conflict.

Jun 5, 2013

South Sudan oil output target needs at least a year

KHARTOUM/JUBA, June 5 (Reuters) – South Sudan will restart
oil exports this month but will need at least a year to restore
output fully after fighting with Sudan damaged facilities and
hit the performance of oilfields, industry sources say.

Production is unlikely to get much higher than 230,000
barrels per day this year after the restart in April, the
sources say.

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