KHARTOUM, May 29 (Reuters) – South Sudan expects its first
oil to arrive in Sudan’s export port in mid-June as both
countries are continuing to implement oil and trade deals
despite Khartoum’s renewed accusations over rebel support,
Juba’s ambassador to Sudan said.
The neighbours, which fought one of Africa’s longest civil
wars, agreed in March to resume cross-border oil flows and end
tensions plaguing them since the south seceded in 2011.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan will close a pipeline carrying oil exports from South Sudan if Juba continues to support rebels operating on Sudanese soil, President Omar Hassan al-Bashir said Monday.
The long-time foes agreed to resume cross-border oil flows in March but relations have worsened in the past days over Sudan’s accusations, which are denied by South Sudan.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudanese insurgents are obstructing a deal to deliver much-needed aid into areas under their control in two Sudanese states where almost a million people have been forced from their homes, the U.N. aid chief said on Thursday.
The United Nations has been trying to get aid into South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, where Sudan’s army has been fighting the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-North) for almost two years.
KHARTOUM/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Sudan and South Sudan’s oil ministers on Thursday vowed to continue cross-border oil flows but gave contradictionary opinions whether a technical problem at a pumping station which had cut output had been fixed.
Landlocked South Sudan is in the process of restarting oil exports via cross-border pipelines to the Sudanese Red Sea port of Port Sudan following a 16-month shutdown.
OUTSIDE EL FASHER, Sudan (Reuters) – About 300,000 people have fled their homes due to a surge in fighting in Sudan’s Darfur region this year and are now living in terrible conditions and short of food, the United Nations aid chief said on Wednesday.
The figure is higher than the combined number of displaced people for the past three years. Violence is down from a peak in 2004-2005 but fighting between the army, rebels and rival tribes has increased significantly since January.
NEAR SOFIYA, Sudan, May 22 (Reuters) – In a hangar-shaped
factory hall in central Sudan a dozen workers rush to pack
refined white sugar gushing from a funnel into paper bags to be
loaded on three trucks parked outside.
Next year, the management at Kenana Sugar Company hopes the
plant will be even busier as it plans to boost its output as the
African country seeks to increase sugar exports.
KHARTOUM, May 21 (Reuters) – Lebanese farmland investor GLB
Invest plans to invest up to $800 million in Sudan to produce
animal feed to be sold to Saudi Arabia, its president said on
Arab investors have launched farmland and livestock projects
in the vast African country, prized for its fertile soil and
easy access to irrigation water from the Nile, to help arid Gulf
oil producers secure food supplies.
KHARTOUM, May 20 (Reuters) – A Saudi firm will hold off its
planned project in Sudan to produce wheat and other basic food
items until the government eases a ban to repatriate profits,
its head said on Monday.
Sudan, prized for its fertile land and easy access to
irrigation water from the Nile, has been trying to attract
farmland and livestock investment from Gulf Arab firms seeking
to secure food supplies for their arid oil-producing countries.
KHARTOUM, May 15 (Reuters) – In a cramped government office
in Khartoum, engineer Ahmed Taha and dozens of other Sudanese,
lured by local newspaper adverts for jobs in the Gulf, sit
waiting to get a permit to leave the country and work abroad.
“I’ve had enough of Sudan and will go to Saudi Arabia,” said
Taha. “I am so tired of this country, the (economic) crisis, the
KHARTOUM (Reuters) – South Sudan’s first oil export shipment since January 2012 has reached Sudan, state news agency SUNA said on Tuesday, in the latest sign of a thaw between the longtime foes.
The African neighbors agreed in March to resume cross-border oil flows, ending a row over pipeline fees that prompted landlocked South Sudan to shut down its entire production of 350,000 barrels a day in January 2012.