JUBA (Reuters) – Dengdit Ayok’s dream of a free press in Africa’s newest nation dissolved when he was arrested and beaten up after writing about the wedding of South Sudanese President Salva Kiir’s daughter.
In an article published in October entitled “Let me say so”, the reporter criticized Kiir for allowing his daughter to marry an Ethiopian, calling it a shock to the nation.
KHARTOUM, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Sudanese entrepreneur
Mohammed sees plenty of sales potential for pharmaceutical
products in his country but has sleepless nights over how to pay
his suppliers in Germany and Britain.
Like many Sudanese firms selling foreign products, he
struggles to get his hands on dollars to pay for imports as the
country grapples with an economic crisis.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan will continue to take a share of oil from South Sudan to compensate for what it calls unpaid transit fees and said an oil deal was unlikely without an agreement on border and security issues, its foreign minister said on Wednesday.
South Sudan became Africa’s newest nation in July under a 2005 peace deal that ended decades of civil war between north and south, but many issues remain unresolved, including oil, debt and violence on both sides of the poorly-defined border.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan said on Sunday it has started confiscating some oil exports from South Sudan that it believes it is owed to meet unpaid transit fees but will not shut down a pipeline carrying the southern state’s oil.
South Sudan became independent in July under a 2005 peace deal with Khartoum that ended decades of civil war in which 2 million people died, but the two sides have failed to sort out a long list of disputes.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan plans to increase oil production to 180,000 barrels a day by the end of the year due to new finds and using more efficient technology to improve the recovery rate, a senior official said on Sunday.
Sudan lost two thirds of the around 490,000 barrels a day of oil production when South Sudan became independent in July under a 2005 peace agreement that ended decades of civil war.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) – The Khartoum stock exchange on Sunday launched a long-awaited computer trading system that will bring to an end an era of scribbling stock prices on white boards and also marks Sudan’s efforts to attract more investment.
But very thin trading in the first session of the electronic system — a gift from Oman — highlighted the need to overhaul regulations and transparency.
KHARTOUM, Jan 4 (Reuters) – Glancing at stock market
prices scribbled in columns on large white boards, Sudanese
broker Maha Abdul-Rahim hopes a new electronic trading system
will bring more money to the Khartoum Stock Exchange.
The bourse plans to launch a computer-based trading system
next week, ending the practice of having brokers write share
price offers on boards — if a deal is reached, a bourse
employee crosses out the numbers and prints out a paper to be
signed by buyer and seller.
JUBA (Reuters) – Just six months after South Sudan gained independence, severe inflation, rebellions and escalating tensions with Sudan are dampening the euphoria that followed secession and undermining efforts to build badly-needed state institutions.
South Sudanese celebrated the birth of Africa’s newest nation on July 9 as they split away from Sudan at the climax of a 2005 peace deal that ended decades of civil war.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) – When Sudan Airways General Manager al-Obeid Fadhl al-Moula starts listing the problems of the ailing state carrier, it takes him quite a time to finish.
One of the oldest African airlines that used to fly across the continent and as far away as London, Frankfurt and Amsterdam, Sudan Airways is a shadow of its former self.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan could see the next Arab revolution because anger is rising over an economic crisis and government repression worse than in Egypt before the ousting of Hosni Mubarak, an opposition leader said on Monday.
“The regime is doomed … We as opposition agreed that it cannot be reformed. You need to change, to overthrow the regime,” said Farouk Abu Issa, head of the National Consensus Forces, an umbrella group of Sudan’s main opposition parties.