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KHARTOUM denies reports about UAE’s control of Port Sudan

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April 26, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government on Sunday dismissed reports about the control of the country’s largest port terminal of Port Sudan by Dubai’s DP World, one of the world’s biggest port operators.

On Saturday Aljazeera TV reported that the Sudanese government is undertaking measures to hand over control of Port Sudan seaport to the United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s DP World.

The report quoted an engineer and team leader under the Sea Ports Corporation who confirmed that "DP World has been seeking to gain control of the country’s port operator".

In response, Ibrahim al-Badawi denied the accuracy of the report in a tweet released on Sunday.

"The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning affirms that the information circulating about Port Sudan is incorrect," al-Badawi said.

"Port Sudan is an asset that belongs to the people of Sudan, which can only be dealt with through good governance, integrity and transparency," he added.

In January of this year, Al-Monitor, a US-based media on the Middle East, reported that DP World had signed a $5 million contract with Ari Ben-Menashe a former Israeli intelligence official to lobby the US government for support in its bid to operate Sudan’s largest port terminal.

DP World, which operates ports around the world from Hong Kong to Buenos Aires

its principal seaport to a company owned by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a move that incensed port workers who say they will protest privatisation of the country’s national terminal.

On 17 February Reuters reported the UAE’s decision to take full control of the DP World as part of a $ 13.9 billion deal that will help the company repay some of its loans. The giant firm operates ports around the world from Hong Kong to Buenos Aires.

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  • 28 April 06:35, by Fathi

    This whole thing is shady as hell
    The majority of east africa will be grateful when Iran destroys these guys

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    • 29 April 02:20, by Langbaar

      These gulf Arab states are in bed with the US, the UK or France to some extend. They pay protection money to those countries and in turn, the US, the UK, France and Israel support the terrorist outfits during the night and claim to fighting terrorism or terrorists during the day. The whole world has been screwed.>>>

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      • 29 April 02:35, by Langbaar

        Much of the world population had been brainwashed with the idea that terrorism is being genuinely fought. The countries that claim to be fighting terrorism don’t disguise their complicity in terrorism some of these days. But many people around the world just can’t see the elephant in the room terrorising the whole world are the ones that claim to be fighting it.>>>

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        • 29 April 02:53, by Langbaar

          Saudi Arabia, gulf Arab states and her allies including North Sudan were allowed to invade Yemen and terrorise innocent Yemeni civilians with ’a tacit approval’ from the UN, the US, the UK or France. They even carried out military surveillance on behave of Saudi Arabia, UAE and her allies. Libya was bombed in 2011 by three countries, the US, the UK and France and the bombing of Libya was paid bill

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          • 29 April 03:03, by Langbaar

            was paid by a tiny gulf Arab state of Qatar. The US, the UK and France were simply doing the bombing of Libya as mercenaries. But the African Union (AU), IGAD, SADC and ECOWAS cowered like goats being led into the Nile. But when it comes to South Sudan, then these bunch of low lives would want to anything over South Sudan and South Sudanese people. And these vermin’s are even aided>>>

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            • 30 April 05:56, by Fathi

              Langbaar,

              All I see is facts in what you’ve just said, except for maybe the last sentence. I definitely agree with "But the African Union (AU), IGAD, SADC and ECOWAS cowered like goats being led into the Nile." Don’t forget Israel’s role in starting the Libya crisis.

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