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February 24, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) signed yesterday a loan agreement with Sudan in the amount of $30 million that will be used to build a dam on Atabarah river.

OFID Director-General Suleiman Al-Herbish said during the signing ceremony at the fund’s headquarters in Vienna that they have always taken a keen interest in developmental projects in Sudan.

He noted that since OFID’s foundation in 1976, $256 million was extended in credit to Sudan.

The Sudanese ambassador to Vienna Mahmood Hassan Al-Amin expressed deep gratitude for the continuous cooperation with OFID saying that this loan is genuine example of that collaboration which covered areas such as agriculture, irrigation, power generation, health, education and roads.

He said that the proposed dam will contribute to raising the standard of living of the population in the region by increasing the agricultural area, providing irrigation and fisheries projects in addition to generating electricity.

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  • 25 February 2012 07:19, by Mi diit

    Khartoum asking for more 30 million loan before clearing its debt that amounts to tens of billions of dollars? This country is a walking skeleton ready to collapse.

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    • 25 February 2012 07:49, by Robot

      I went to Er Roseires dam in Merowe before it was opened,
      now what similar developmental projects did this Arabs bring to the south when we were still together?. they will use this funds to buy arms, they will abundant them in the front line as they use to and SPLA will use them, buy them, and enemies of the south continue giving them money.

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      • 25 February 2012 09:53, by mohammed ali

        Mi diit, Sudan is a walking skeleton, probably in your dreams! I am sure you donnot see with your eyes , if you have ones!

        Robot, we will continue building our country you like it or not!When we were still together , you didn’t stop fighting , just war. Now you are alone you still want to continue with your beligerency & hate. You will kill yourself with hate!

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        • 25 February 2012 11:19, by Paul Ongee

          Mohamed Ali, what do you mean by “When we were still together, you didn’t stop fighting, just war.”? Do you think you’ll competitively continue interpreting Quran for Islamization and Arabization of all Sudanese without considering differences of religious beliefs, cultural diversity and disintegration of Sudan? Did you have any idea that Sudan would never be the same and.....

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          • 25 February 2012 11:24, by Paul Ongee

            ....Republic of South Sudan would rightfully close down oil production? Please, keep borrowing for economic survival and preparing for both Arab and African Springs. After that there will be no more room for coup detat except democratic elections rooted in constitutional term limit of governance.

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          • 25 February 2012 12:02, by mohammed ali

            Paul, donnot repeat these words as a parrot! Islam wouldn’t have spread all over the world if it doesn’t respect diversity, human rights and humanity of the human beings.Unlike Christians Muslim didn’t invade and enslave Africans; they didn’t invade Nigeria, guinea, Senegal, Somal, Mali..etc , but it interacts with them.Arabs never invaded SS , White Christians did , to protct their " properties"

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            • 25 February 2012 12:05, by mohammed ali

              they filled you with hatred and Christianity, while up today they treat black as sub-humans.Read about Islam to enlighten your ignorance and donnot repeat your " brainwashing detergents" like a parrot!

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              • 25 February 2012 12:12, by mohammed ali

                As for the Arab Spring it is most welcome as up to now Islamist are the leading power! Islam doesn’t belong to Arabs, African Sudanese, Saudi , Indonesian..etc not even Muslims it is the religion of God Allah.Unlike in Christianity we stand all white,black,rich ,poor, African , Europeans as equal to the only " ONE" god; No church for white & another for black; we are equal & same. This is Islam.

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                • 25 February 2012 15:34, by 4Justice

                  "On the day when some faces will be whitened and some faces will be blackened, say to those whose faces will be blackened, ’Did ye reject faith after accepting it? Taste then the penalty for rejecting faith.’ But those whose faces will be whitened, they will be in God’s mercy: therein to dwell." (Sura Al-i-Imran, 3:106-107)

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                • 25 February 2012 15:35, by 4Justice

                  In North Africa we know that the whole Saharan region of Morocco, Libya, Algeria and Egypt to the Sudan and Ethiopia used to be Christian, before Islam came and destroyed the local churches. Why do we not hear about it in Muslim literature?

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                  • 25 February 2012 16:33, by mohammed ali

                    4Justice,we do hear about it!It was a land occupied by the Romans even before Christianity.Egyptian christians called the Arab Muslim to red them from the Roman invaders.In Spain,Jews used to take refugee running away from the atrocities committed against them by European Christians.The same thing was happening in Istanbul.The Holocaust happened in Christian Europe, not in Muslim countries!

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