Tuesday 14 February 2012
By Julius N. Uma
February 13, 2012 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s inflation, which in December of last year stood at a whopping 65.6% dropped to 47.8% in January, the country’s national bureau of statistics said in its latest report.
Tuesday 8 July 2014
By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
July 7, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopia’s House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) has unanimously approved 178.5 billion birr (around $9.1 billion) for the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget.
The new budget saw a 15.3% (...)
Tuesday 31 May 2011
May 30, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese national assembly delayed approving three loan agreements signed between the government and other countries over concerns that it involves usury.
Islamic law prohibits usury, the collection and (...)
Saturday 22 October 2011
October 21, 2011 (BEIJING) – A delegation of South Sudan’s ruling party, Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), has visited China and exchanged pledges with its ruling party to cultivate stronger bilateral relations. Li Changchun (...)
Saturday 9 June 2012
June 8, 2012 (JUBA) - South Sudan said Friday it was increasing taxes and customs duties, apparently in an attempt to fill the gap in the country’s budget deficit after the closure of the oil production earlier this year.
Monday 10 January 2011
January 9, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – The central bank of Sudan on Sunday issued a directive containing the list of products that will no longer be imported in a bid to save the desperately needed hard currency from being spent on products (...)
Tuesday 7 February 2012
February 6, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The government of Qatar is set to loan Sudan USD $2 billion as the country enters a phase of deep economic crisis that was compounded by the secession of the oil rich South less than a year ago. A (...)
Wednesday 16 May 2012
May 15, 2012 (WASHINGTON) – The announcement made by South Sudan last month of an $8 billion loan from China appears to have been overblown, according to officials in Juba as well as diplomats. South Sudan President Salva Kiir (...)
Thursday 11 September 2014
September 11, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) deputy director of the Middle East and Central Asia department, Edward Gemayel, has called on the Sudanese government to allow market forces to determine the exchange (...)
Saturday 9 June 2012
June 8, 2012 (ADDIS ABABA) - Ethiopia’s Council of Ministers has proposed a record 137.8 billion Birr (nearly $ 8 billion) annual budget for the 2012/2013 fiscal year, focusing on combating poverty.
The proposed budget, according to (...)
South Sudan: Why ’NO’ for peace and ’YES’ for war2017-02-20 20:45:12
By Tor Madira Machier
The region and the International community has been on a campaign in a bid to end the civil war in South Sudan right after its inception in December 2013, yet the very (...)
The Nile: A source of energy, food and water for all2017-02-20 07:19:22
By Sam Cheptoris
River Nile is a trans-boundary resource shared by 11 countries in the Nile Basin, each with different and, sometimes, conflicting interests. This scarce resource is a source of (...)
Militias of Bashir’s Regime and the Proxy War (1)2017-02-08 21:49:09
Sudan Democracy First Group
Militias of Bashir’s Regime and the Proxy War (1)
War in the Blue Nile: Militias in the hunt of refugees and displaced population
Throughout its rule, (...)
More refugees flee to Uganda than across Mediterranean2017-01-25 09:15:39
January 25, 2017
Uganda welcomed more refugees last year than the total number of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean into Europe. “Europe should learn from the way Uganda and other (...)