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Sudan opens first gold refinery to boost state revenues

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September 19, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese President Omer Al-Bashir inaugurated on Wednesday his country’s first Gold refinery in an effort to improve the quality of gold exports and boost state revenues to mitigate the economic crisis.

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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir looks on during the inauguration of a gold refinery in Khartoum on September 19, 2012 (GETTY)

The refinery, located in Al-Hila Al-Jadida area north of the capital Khartoum, will have a daily production capacity of 900kg of gold and 200kg of silver, according to its head Mohammed Osman Al-Zubair. It also aims to improve the quality of gold exports and reduce the amounts of smuggled gold by giving local producers more money.

Addressing the event, Central Bank governor Mohammed Kheir Al-Zuabir said Sudan made 2.6 billion US dollars from selling 58 tonnes of gold over the past 16 months, adding that the revenues helped to meet external commitment and “provide security and defense to the country.”

Last figures produced by the minerals program of the US Geological Survey show that Sudan official gold production in 2009 stood at 1922 kilograms but this figure does not account for unofficial gold production.

Sudan has a great mining potential, according to a recent survey by the Arab League’s Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization (AIDMO).

The country is looking for gold to make up for the loss of three quarters of its oil production due to South Sudan secession. The departure of oil revenues created a budget deficit of 2.4 billion US dollars.

Sudanese officials say the gold refinery is part of a tripartite program the state has devised to counter the economic crisis.

Few days ago, Sudan official news agency (SUNA) reported that the government has issued more than 500 licenses to produce gold in the country’s border state of Blue Nile, which is the scene of an armed conflict between the government and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N).

SUNA quoted the minister of mining Kamal Abdel Latif as saying that the licenses had been awarded to more than 55 countries.

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  • 20 September 2012 10:10, by Pif Paf

    Bravo .. a valuble addition to our economy. Sudan is blessed with many resources. I hope the revenue’s can be invested to develop other sectors of the economy mainly agriculture and industries. Also looking forward to the new oil fields coming into production before the end of the year and early next year. Sudan is poised to come out strong from its economic situation. Alhamdulilah

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    • 20 September 2012 12:31, by zulu

      THAT IS BRUHAHA. WHERE IS THE MEGA SUGAR FACTORY AND ITS OUTPUT? IT IS CLAIMED THAT NO VERIFICATIONS COULD SUBSTANTIATE THE AMOUNT OF GOLD PRODUCED IN A SINGLE ONE. SO, IS THIS TACT A PR GAME?

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      • 20 September 2012 13:41, by Loko El Pollo

        THE SAD TRUTH IS,THERE ARE NO ENOUGH GOLD DEPOSITS IN SUDAN.WHAT YOU SAW BEING BURN IS A CANDAL STUNT MEANT TO CALM THE PUBLIC AND REASURE THEM ABOUT HOW THE FUTURE IS QUIET PROMISING WITHOUT OIL FROM THE SOUTH.THE POLITICIANS ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE ALARMING EXIDUS OF IT’S CITZENS TO FOREIGN LANDS LIKE SOUTH SUDAN,SAUDI AND MISR.

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        • 20 September 2012 19:34, by sudani ana

          WOW. I told you all there are more good, sorry, painful news to come from Sudan. You die with your envy whilst we get busy building our country. I can’t think of a single project being opened in SS, apart from the Juba Nimule road which was a present from USA.

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          • 21 September 2012 16:13, by Paul Ongee

            It doesn’t make economic sense so long as the resource-rich Halayib is still under Egyptian occupation.

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      • 20 September 2012 17:11, by Northern Sudanese

        zulu
        the mega sugar factory full capacity is to reach by 2016 don’t worry :) , its full capacity is 450,000 tonnes of sugar annually , we start this year because we are halve way through by 150,000 , next year 250,000 and the year after full capacity including ethanol green oil :)

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    • 21 September 2012 01:12, by Baring

      A Gold Refinery ???? that is a show and if it is there enough gold is not more then the one in Kapoeta alone, and what about our boarder with Congo, we have more minirals there just need to be taken care properly.

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  • 20 September 2012 10:33, by Ruach

    Who will buy your useless gold made through Islamic designs?Terrorist Bashir,do you know anything about developments?

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    • 20 September 2012 10:43, by Pif Paf

      hahahahaha ... Useless gold ?? Haters will always talk funny.

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      • 20 September 2012 11:14, by bari of bor

        ha ha ha,u muslim idiot now u feel relieved uhh?

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        • 20 September 2012 13:05, by panchol

          Bashir.
          The only place for refineries is found in Jahalin land.
          1.South Sudan oil to north of khartoum
          2. Gold and silver from S. Blue Nile to North of khartoum.
          3. May be urenuim from Darfur to north of khartoum.
          4. may be oil from S. Kordufan to North of khartoum.
          These Arabs are really thieves.

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      • 21 September 2012 06:26, by Loko El Pollo

        THERE IS NO VIBRANT LIFE OF ABUNDANCE IN KHARTOUM ANY MORE,IT WAS REPORTED IN AKBAAR AL YOM THE OTHER DAY,THAT A MAN FROM OMDURMAN LOST BOTH HIS EYES IN AN ALTERCATION WITH STORK OVER A CAN OF EXPIRED FOOD NEAR THE DUMPSTER.

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    • 20 September 2012 12:39, by forza

      Ruach,,gold is a material that can be reshaped in different ways..simply buy it and redesign it the way that makes you feel comfortable

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  • 20 September 2012 13:40, by NO PEACE

    for me it’s good for sudan to open this gold, i don,t know in south sudan they not come up with new thing juba .

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    • 20 September 2012 14:31, by Marolditapei

      I am from South Sudan but I have to admit that Sudan has more resources. In Darfur there is an underground lake of oil which is equal to the size of Togo Republic. Kordufan is full of gold, silver, uranium and copper. Sudanium is another precious metal which is not found in any other country in the world. Sudanium can be used to build rockets, TV and radio transistors and so forth. Sudan is also

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      • 20 September 2012 14:44, by Marolditapei

        Sudan is also competing with South Sudan and I am sure that within five months from now Sudan will start intensive farming projects, industrial and agronomic sectors. If Sudan is not at war within itself, I am afraid, but I think it may overtake Egypt. While South Sudan is wrestling with hangover from corruption that impoverished the nation, Sudan is pressing ahead with its projects of stabili—

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        • 20 September 2012 14:54, by Marolditapei

          zation of its economy while its (her)institutions are also functional. South Sudan can be even more stable than Sudan in terms of economy and capacity for nation building. I wonder what year politicians from Kenya and others will start buying houses in South Sudan instead of South Sudanese moving there. It is known to all that South Sudan is demonstrating a major weakness in governance.

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          • 21 September 2012 16:21, by Paul Ongee

            Marolditapei,
            Who told you to pose as a South Sudanese by idetifying yourself as MAROLDITAPEI? This farcical statement is meant only for North Sudanese to feel that they have resources without including the resource-rich Halayib Triangle which is still under Egyptian occupation since 1991.

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        • 20 September 2012 14:58, by sudani ana

          Marolditapei
          A South Sudaese that can tell the truth? Thank you, you have shown a level of integrity that is unprecedented amongst South Sudanese commentators.

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          • 20 September 2012 15:51, by Rommel

            sudani ana
            Isn’t this just precious? A people who have eviscerated every notion of truth and integrity, have rescinded on every commitment, have dishonored every agreement (in whole or in part) and have been caught lying innumerable times by actors of international significance... now want to get sententious about the truth!? You don’t know the meaning of the word.

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            • 20 September 2012 16:13, by Rommel

              I am not at all surprised that you’ve come out at applauding the sniveling sycophant. It’s unfortunate but every Nation has them. All that man did [I presume it’s a man) was chastise South Sudan for being unbelievably corrupt — nothing wrong with that, it’s an indisputable fact... he did however omit the fact that Sudan is recognized for being one of the most corrupt Nations in the world!

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              • 20 September 2012 16:37, by Rommel

                The sycophant [that’s what I’m going to call him] provided nothing of substance for any of the many overwrought claims and suppositions that he put forward. His flattery was cloy and undignified. A lake of oil under the soil of Darfur? Please do direct me to a primary source on this.

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                • 20 September 2012 16:44, by Rommel

                  I am dying to know how your little pet came to the conclusion that your Nation is indeed endowed with more mineral wealth than a Nation that has just marked the first anniversary of its independence. A Nation in which surveying has yet to begin. I suppose that he could gifted with clairvoyance.

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                  • 20 September 2012 17:01, by Rommel

                    South Sudan’s percentage of arable land is mind-blowing, at over 80%. Sudan’s arable land is measly, at 8% — and that’s only when you include occupied territories like Kaka, Chali, Gulli, Jebelayn, Abyei, Kafia Kingi, Hofrat en Nahas, Aliiny and a plethora of others.

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                    • 20 September 2012 17:15, by Northern Sudanese

                      Rommel
                      dude south sudan is nothing more than a congo , we had 80 milion acres of arable land before separation, today we have slightly over 60 milion acres! stop lying to yourself we have aljazeera project, sennar project and many more even up there near merawi dam :) , don’t worry about us you down there have nothing but oil running out in 10 years :)

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          • 20 September 2012 23:51, by Loko El Pollo

            SUDAN ANA,DO NOT BE FOOL BY THIS DIRTY RUGGAMUFFIN DONKEY MAROLDIT LIEL.HE ONCE SAID ROMMEL IS LUKA BIONG AND DINKA DOMINATED SPLA IS GEN BIOR ASUAD.WHO IN THE WORLD WILL BELIEVE THE LIES OF THIS GREAT GUAN MIETH FROM RENK? HE COULD BE ONE OF THE MORE FOOD OR DEATHS REBELS OPERATING IN MABAN COUNTY.

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            • 21 September 2012 00:36, by Marolditapei

              LOKO EL POLLO AMOK,
              Were you eating when you were writing against me? I understand that most Nuer are food lovers with the exception of Dr. Riek Machar only. Please try not to write whenever you are eating or thinking about food...that is why you miss all the logic as your neural pathways and receptors are chemically altered by love of food rather than by pure logic and better understanding.

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              • 21 September 2012 05:45, by Loko El Pollo

                AFTER BEING HIT WITH TRUTHS,YOU RESPONSE WITH THE BEST ANSWERS AND EVEN WITH CLEAN ENGLISH.NOW YOU ARE A DINKA WARRIOR.STOP BEING NUER,DINKA AND ARAB.IT DOESN’T WORK THAT WAY.IAM YOUR DINKA FELLOW.

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  • 20 September 2012 17:18, by Northern Sudanese

    damn haters everywhere, we are improving and next year we are going to open sudans longest bridge which is near my home :D
    we are full of upcoming projects, wbu down there in south? do you still wait in a 3 hour queue for fuel from petrol station or only 2 hours??? looooool :D

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    • 20 September 2012 17:45, by Rommel

      You do realize that you have just inadvertently equated South Sudan with the most resource rich Nation on the face of the earth, however, badly managed!? Don’t bother trying to inform me on how Congo is nothing but a satrapy of the West. I already know that - infinitely more so than you. Why don’t you convert the 60 million acres into square kilometers and see what you come up with.

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      • 20 September 2012 17:57, by Rommel

        Now find out what 80% of 619,745 is > the size of South Sudan]. I think you’ll find that South Sudan has far more arable land than does Sudan.

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        • 21 September 2012 00:56, by Marolditapei

          Brother Rommel,
          It is not underground lake of oil but of water. Just click http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/07/18/us-darfur-sudan-water-idUSN1830279020070718 and see its radar images. I am not a psychopant nor a food lover like mrs. loko el pollo from nuer.

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          • 21 September 2012 05:25, by Marolditapei

            Rommel,
            What the 4 "F" words with you, U assassin M 4 fw-s? Do you know essential radio SC-Communications FR-DR DELTA G- DG-DR-FR-SENNAR-THUNDER-IVORY-XTY-ncp;;SPLA/M’’SECRECY-SSPP.AB-EI-Y- U-B-J-E-4-KILO-ALPHA,Z B-BETA.DA-DA-DA3/73-ncp. Thunder- Dr.J/K/A/G/A- WHY?
            It is all about to bring our own from the exile, make Abyei dominance as they are Ngok like me. That is why I support D-R-F-D? CONFIR

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            • 21 September 2012 05:37, by Marolditapei

              F-thyself in thy C-..!!BUT not thy -c+f..DDDD_2+3= F-I-V-E+10 IN A FULLY COORDINATED DD+NR+SK+EQ.’.’.’K’/dsthiowxz+ alive or mango+ oscar_killo+dek-m but by a+bY+e+i\’;Salva+killo MDSRTV. CONFIRM? FUCK ALL THE NON PROFESSIONAL RADIO SPLA/M COMMUNICATORS. JUST COME TO BILPAM MORROW BUT I HAVE A DIFFERENT NAME AND I AM VERY HIGH RANKING. COME AND RELINQUISH YOUR FEARS

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              • 21 September 2012 05:40, by Marolditapei

                ROMMEL, DON’T BE A CHALLENGER OR FOOD LOVER LIKE SOME PEOPLE LIKE NOVEMBER UMBRELLA ECKO RAMBO? RIGHT? FUCK YOUR SISTER MAN!

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  • 21 September 2012 04:54, by E. Defense Forces
  • 22 September 2012 04:24, by Quhh

    With the trend of Central Banks, Sudan needs to stack about 1000 tons or more of gold, or even start up a local gold dinar as well and silver dirhams for use as common currency that Qaddafi had suggested and then trade w/ the West in paper based on economic strength, etc. people.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ykv5Uae2aiw

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