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  • WAD RAMLI, Sudan, Sept 10- In Wad Ramli, a village outside the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, Alsamani Fathalrahman and his neighbors traveled in blue speedboats through flooded streets trying to salvage their belongings. "The civilian government is right now an abstract notion," said Magdi El Gizouli, a Sudanese academic based in Germany and fellow of the Rift...

  • The U.S. intelligence community doesnt completely ignore the UAE. Another branch, the National Security Agency, conducts electronic surveillance- a lower-risk, lower-reward kind of intelligence-gathering- inside the UAE, two sources with knowledge of NSA operations told Reuters. And the CIA works with UAE intelligence in a liaison relationship that...

  • JUBA, Aug 22- South Sudan has made a small oil discovery in Northern Upper Nile State, its first since independence in 2011 when exploration was interrupted by war and instability, the oil minister said on Thursday. We are going to move all over South Sudan. " In 2012 a dispute with Sudan over pipeline fees caused South Sudan to close its oil industry for over a year.

  • Protests calling for a civilian government were held in Khartoum, Sudan on June 30, 2019.

    Sudan's ruling military council and a coalition of opposition and protest groups reached an agreement to share power during a transition period leading to elections.

  • CAPE TOWN, June 26- South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit has launched an investigation into crude oil pre-sale contracts from the country as it ratchets up production, a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday showed. In the letter signed on June 21, President Mayardit set out the terms of reference for the investigation committee to be chaired by Minister...

  • RIYADH/ AMMAN/ CAIRO, June 23- Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. Set to be presented by Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, at a conference in Bahrain on Tuesday and Wednesday, the blueprint envisions a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighbouring Arab economies and is part of broader efforts to revive the Israeli-Palestininan...

  • RIYADH/ AMMAN/ CAIRO, June 23- Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. Set to be presented by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner at a conference in Bahrain on June 25-26, the blueprint envisions a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab economies and is part of broader efforts to revive the Israeli-Palestininan peace process.

  • RIYADH/ AMMAN/ CAIRO, June 23- Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. Set to be presented by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner at a conference in Bahrain on June 25-26, the blueprint envisions a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighbouring Arab economies and is part of broader efforts to revive the Israeli-Palestininan peace process.

  • *$50 billion plan to be discussed next week in Bahrain. In Israel, Tzachi Hanegbi, a cabinet member close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, called Palestinians' rejection of the $50 billion "peace to prosperity" plan tragic. But the lack of a political solution, which Washington has said would be unveiled later, prompted rejection not only from Palestinians but...

  • *$50 billion plan to be discussed next week in Bahrain. The $50 billion "peace to prosperity" plan, set to be presented by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner at a conference in Bahrain next week, envisions a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighbouring Arab state economies. But the lack of a political solution, which Washington has said would be...

  • CAIRO, June 17- Egyptian cement maker Tourah Cement, a subsidiary of Germany's HeidelbergCement, says it has suspended production because of financial distress caused by oversupply in the Egyptian market and is considering liquidation. "This extra capacity is more than the total consumption in one year of countries like Italy, Spain, Morocco or South Africa,"...

  • JUBA, June 12- The South Sudanese president has appointed a new petroleum minister, removing Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, the presidential spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday, but the reasons for the move were unclear. South Sudan gets almost all of its revenues from oil and has been boosting production as it struggles to rebuild its shattered economy from the...

  • Renewables could have a big role to play in Africa, and the planet's, future energy mix.

  • President Donald Trump's proposal to impose a tariff on all Mexican goods to push Mexico to halt a surge in illegal immigrants is likely to be challenged in court and will test the scope of the president's emergency powers. Trump dramatically intensified his quest to limit a wave of asylum seekers arriving at the U.S.- Mexico border, including families...

  • President Donald Trump's proposal to impose sweeping tariffs on Mexican goods to push Mexico to stop migrants from entering the United States is likely to prompt legal challenges, but is probably on firm footing under federal law, some legal experts said on Friday. Congress has for decades ceded its Constitutional authority to levy tariffs to the president,...

  • A worker holds a gold bar in the Austrian Mint (Muenze Oesterreich) headquarters in Vienna.

    Gold prices rose on Friday and were set to post a weekly rise as the United States raised tariffs on Chinese goods, exacerbating fears of a global economic slowdown, while palladium surged more than 5% on technical buying and short covering.

  • KHARTOUM, May 4- Sudan is facing a pre- Ramadan fuel crisis and a worsening cash crunch less than a month after president Omar al-Bashir was ousted following protests sparked by bread and fuel shortages. Cars queued at almost every petrol station in Khartoum on Saturday as motorists waited for fuel for several hours. At least a dozen ATMs in a commercial area in...

  • KHARTOUM, April 27- Sudan has signed a deal for a $200 million loan from the Kuwait- based Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, state news agency SUNA reported on Saturday. The loan would be used to support development projects in Sudan, SUNA said without giving further details. Sudan's economic crisis helped trigger mass protests that led to the ouster...

  • JUBA, April 26- South Sudan's oil exports have been disrupted after oil workers in the city of Port Sudan in neighbouring Sudan went on strike and joined widespread anti-government protests, a government spokesman said. South Sudan Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth said an unknown quantity of oil had failed to be lifted in the Red Sea city, where...

  • LONDON, April 24- More than 40 million people around the world work in artisanal and small-scale mining where minerals including gold, diamonds and cobalt are dug up often by hand, a report by the World Bank and development organisation Pact said on Wednesday. Increasing demand for metals and rising prices have triggered a boom in small-scale mining in recent...