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Coronavirus – Sudan: UNAMID and United Nations Country Team (UNCT) sign Financial Agreement to support Government of Sudan in its fight against COVID-19

Coronavirus – Sudan: UNAMID and United Nations Country Team (UNCT) sign Financial Agreement to support Government of Sudan in its fight against COVID-19

AFRICA, SUDAN, UNITED NATIONS
“UNAMID, in consultation with Government and in partnership with the UN Agency, Funds and Programmes (AFPs) implementing the Joint State Liaison Functions (SLFs) in Darfur, have agreed to allocate almost two million US dollars to support the Transitional Government of Sudan’s COVID-19 National Response Plans focusing on Darfur. Projects covered under this Financial Agreement will contribute to and support the Government’s preparedness and response to the current COVID-19 pandemic in Sudan, with a focus on hotspots in Darfur,” UNAMID’s Deputy Joint Special Representative, Ms Anita Kiki Gbeho stated at the virtual signing ceremony of the Financial Agreement held on 4 May at the Mission’s Headquarters in Zalingei, Central Darfur. Mr. Selva Ramachandran, UNDP Resident Representative for Sudan...
Coronavirus – Sudan: UNAMID and United Nations Country Team (UNCT) sign Financial Agreement to support Government of Sudan in its fight against COVID-19

Coronavirus – Sudan: UNAMID and United Nations Country Team (UNCT) sign Financial Agreement to support Government of Sudan in its fight against COVID-19

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, SUDAN, UNITED NATIONS
“UNAMID, in consultation with Government and in partnership with the UN Agency, Funds and Programmes (AFPs) implementing the Joint State Liaison Functions (SLFs) in Darfur, have agreed to allocate almost two million US dollars to support the Transitional Government of Sudan’s COVID-19 National Response Plans focusing on Darfur. Projects covered under this Financial Agreement will contribute to and support the Government’s preparedness and response to the current COVID-19 pandemic in Sudan, with a focus on hotspots in Darfur,” UNAMID’s Deputy Joint Special Representative, Ms Anita Kiki Gbeho stated at the virtual signing ceremony of the Financial Agreement held on 4 May at the Mission’s Headquarters in Zalingei, Central Darfur. Mr. Selva Ramachandran, UNDP Resident Representative for Sudan...
Coronavirus – Sudan: UNAMID supports the Federal Ministry of Health in combating the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

Coronavirus – Sudan: UNAMID supports the Federal Ministry of Health in combating the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, SUDAN, UNITED NATIONS
As part of UNAMID’s continuous support to the Government of Sudan in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, UNAMID’s Joint Special Representative /Joint Chief Mediator (JSR/JCM) Jeremiah Mamabolo, gifted five serviceable 4x4 vehicles, four high-capacity power generators and a refrigerator container unit to the Federal Minister of Health, Dr. Akram Ali Eltom. UNAMID’s Joint Special Representative /Joint Chief Mediator (JSR/JCM) Jeremiah Mamabolo The virtual gifting ceremony and press conference – the second of its kind in Sudan – which took place in Khartoum today reflects Mission’s resolve to continue its operational support to the Transitional Government of Sudan (TGoS) in its fight against the New-Coronavirus pandemic as the country, and the rest of the world, are also battling this glo...
Coronavirus – Sudan: Announcement of two new cases with the coronavirus to rise to 12

Coronavirus – Sudan: Announcement of two new cases with the coronavirus to rise to 12

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, IMPEACHMENT, SUDAN
The committee is committed to dealing with the situation of sudanese in the Arab Republic of Egypt and the accommodation and health centers in case of any developmentKHARTOUM, Sudan, April 6, 2020/ -- The Supreme Committee for health emergency held its periodic meeting at the Republican Palace today, headed by the sovereign council member, Prof. Friend, and informed the committee about the health situation in the country, the situation of sudanese abroad and the situation of the ban.In a Press Release, the sovereign council member Prof. Friend said that the committee is committed to dealing with the situation of sudanese in the Arab Republic of Egypt and the accommodation and health centers in case of any development.Professor Tower warned against the lack of serious commitment to prevent...
Coronavirus – Sudan: As of 01 April 2020, seven cases of confirmed COVID-19 reported in Sudan

Coronavirus – Sudan: As of 01 April 2020, seven cases of confirmed COVID-19 reported in Sudan

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, SUDAN
The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) confirms seven COVID-19 cases in the country, including two deaths. All cases arrived in the country from abroad and are receiving required medical treatment in isolation centres in Khartoum. The 142 Sudanese students who were studying in Wuhan, returned to Sudan after spending three weeks in quarantine in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and an earlier isolation in Wuhan. All students tested negative for COVID-19. Akram Ali Altom, Sudan Health Minister The Government of China donated 50 ventilators and 400,000 surgical masks to the FMoH. A further 100 ventilators are expected to arrive in the upcoming few days. Starting 31 March, the curfew hours have been extended from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. The measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is ...
Coronavirus – Sudan: As of the 29 March, six confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Sudan

Coronavirus – Sudan: As of the 29 March, six confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Sudan

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, SUDAN
As of the 29 March, six confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Sudan. There have been two resulting fatalities. All cases are imported with recent travel history--no local transmission has been documented. Three patients have been admitted to Khartoum state hospital isolation and 28 suspected cases are in home isolation. There are 15 people currently being monitored in quarantine at Universal Hospital. Starting the 31 March 2020, the national curfew in Sudan will be extended from 6:00 pm – 6:00 am. Humanitarian partners continue to support the government of Sudan in preparedness and response to COVID-19. Infection Prevention and Control UNHCR and partners distributed soap to 260,000 refugees, IDPs and members of host communicates across Sudan in recent weeks. North Ko...
Coronavirus – Sudan: United Nations–African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Pakistani contingent conducts awareness-raising workshop on COVID-19 in North Darfur

Coronavirus – Sudan: United Nations–African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Pakistani contingent conducts awareness-raising workshop on COVID-19 in North Darfur

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, Pakistan, SUDAN
KHARTOUM, Sudan, March 24, 2020,/ -- In the backdrop of the outbreak of the Novel Corona Virus Disease (C0VID-19) pandemic, UNAMID’s Pakistani peacekeepers conducted a series of workshops on COVID-19 at the Mission’s Team Site in Kabkabiya, North Darfur. The workshops were aimed at raising awareness among UNAMID staff and the Kabkabiya local community on the importance of taking precautionary measures, such as the use of face masks, frequent hand washing, use of personal protective equipment and maintenance of good personal hygiene to control the spread of the virus, if and when it occurs in the area. Information regarding COVID-19 outbreak, mode of transmission, signs & symptoms and precautionary measures to be taken were highlighted in these workshops. The Pakistani doctors edu...
UNHCR airlifts emergency aid for Sudanese refugees in Chad

UNHCR airlifts emergency aid for Sudanese refugees in Chad

AFRICA, ARMY, CHAD, HEALTH, REFUGEES, SECURITY, SUDAN, UNITED NATIONS
Clashes in El Geneina, in Sudan's West Darfur State, since December 2019 have forced more than 16,000 peopleGENEVA, Switzerland, March 20, 2020,/ -- This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, airlifted 93.5 tonnes of emergency aid for Sudanese refugees in Chad from its Global Stockpile in Dubai on Thursday (March 19). The UNHCR-chartered Boeing 777 landed in the Chadian capital yesterday evening.Clashes in El Geneina, in Sudan's West Darfur State, since December 2019 have forced more than 16,000 people, mostly women and children, to flee violence and cross into neighboring Chad.They arrived exhausted, traumatized and often w...
AFRICA: UN Security Council Press Statement on Sudan.

AFRICA: UN Security Council Press Statement on Sudan.

AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, SUDAN, UNITED NATIONS
NEW YORK, United States of America, March 12, 2020/ -- Members of the Council condemned in the strongest possible terms the attack on Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s convoy in Khartoum on 9 March 2020. Members of the Council stressed that such attacks are unacceptable and called for the perpetrators to be held accountable. Members of the Council reiterated their full support to Prime Minister Hamdok in his endeavours to see Sudan through a successful transition in a manner that achieves the hopes and aspirations of the Sudanese people for a peaceful, stable, democratic and prosperous future. Members of the Council expressed their solidarity with the people of Sudan and affirmed their readiness to support Sudan during the transition period, and reaffirmed their ...
SUDAN: African Development Bank signs first private sector loan, DAL Group to receive up to $75 million

SUDAN: African Development Bank signs first private sector loan, DAL Group to receive up to $75 million

AFRICA, Business, SUDAN
KHARTOUM, Sudan, March 10, 2020/ -- The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has signed an agreement with DAL Group, one of Sudan’s largest conglomerates, for the provision of up to $75 million to improve food security and household incomes in the country. The agreement is the Bank’s first private sector loan to the East African nation.The agreement was signed on Thursday, 5 March at a ceremony held at the Bank’s Sudan Country Office by Dr. Jennifer Blanke, Bank Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development representing the Bank, and DAL Group Chairman Osama Daoud Abdellatif.The financing facility comes in the form of a senior corporate loan of up to the equivalent of $75 million in multiple currencies, which includes $40 million and EUR 30 million.Speaking a...
“Create long lasting global solutions to water challenges” – Museveni

“Create long lasting global solutions to water challenges” – Museveni

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EGYPT, FEATURE STORIES, NAMIBIA, Nigeria, SENEGAL, SOUTH SUDAN, SUDAN, TANZANIA
President Yoweri Museveni has urged African water leaders to deal with water issues in a holistic manner so as to create long-lasting and effective global solutions to water challenges and threats. Delegates at the 20th African Water Association (AFWA) International Congress and Exhibition at the Kampala Serena International Conference Center during a group photo with the Chief guest President Yoweri Museveni.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. “Issues of water cannot be talked about in a fragmented way. For instance, in such a conference, the Minister of Health should be in it because water also affects the country’s health. You cannot also talk about water without talking about electrification because the population needs to find an alternative source of energy to avoid destroyin...
SUDAN: Young South Sudanese use their creative skills to support the peace process.

SUDAN: Young South Sudanese use their creative skills to support the peace process.

AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, SOUTH SUDAN, SUDAN
Young people suffered immense harm during the five-year civil war that erupted in South Sudan in 2013 with many killed, injured or forced to flee their homes during the violenceJUBA, South Sudan, February 14, 2020/ -- More than 500 young people were enticed to leave their homes across South Sudan and converge on the capital Juba to use their creative skills to raise awareness about the need for lasting peace during a special event to promote national unity.Young people suffered immense harm during the five-year civil war that erupted in South Sudan in 2013 with many killed, injured or forced to flee their homes during the violence. Young women and girls were particularly affected by rape and other forms of sexual violence, early and forced marriage, and denied access to h...
CRIME: Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir to be handed to the international Criminal Court.

CRIME: Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir to be handed to the international Criminal Court.

AFRICA, CRIME, SUDAN
Sudan's Omar al-Bashir spent a decade flouting international arrest warrants on war crimes charges, travelling overseas in open defiance of the International Criminal Court. But after mass protests brought an end to his three decades of iron-fisted rule last year, Bashir looks set to finally appear before The Hague-based ICC for his role in the Darfur conflict. The 75-year-old has been held in prison since his ouster in April on corruption charges that saw him sentenced in December to two years in a correctional centre for the elderly. One of Africa's longest-serving presidents, Bashir showed many different faces during his 30 years in power. Known for his trademark dancing and waving of a stick before addressing loyalists, Bashir had remained defiant in the fac...
AFRICA: Sudan says leader made no promises to Israel Prime Minister.

AFRICA: Sudan says leader made no promises to Israel Prime Minister.

AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, ISRAEL, SUDAN
Sudan’s cabinet said Thursday that the country’s leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan had made no promise to Israel’s prime minister of “normalising ties” between the two countries. Burhan, who heads Sudan’s ruling sovereign council, met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for previously unannounced talks in Entebbe on Monday that appeared to signal an end to Sudan’s long-standing boycott of the Jewish state. Soon after their meeting, Netanyahu announced that the two leaders had agreed to cooperate towards normalising ties. Sudan’s transitional cabinet said Thursday that meeting Netanyahu was Burhan’s “personal initiative” and he had made no promises to the Israeli premier. “The chief of the sovereign council told us … he did not give any commitment and did no...
IPU President commends Kadaga on advocacy IPU President commends Kadaga on advocacy

IPU President commends Kadaga on advocacy IPU President commends Kadaga on advocacy

AFRICA, AMERICA, EAST AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, RWANDA, SUDAN, UGANDA, Ugandan Parliamanet, Zambia
The President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Hon Gabriela Cuevas Barron has praised the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga for championing women inclusion and supporting marginalized groups. The President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Hon Gabriela Cuevas Barron awards the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga for championing women inclusion and supporting marginalized groups.Photo By Ronald Kabuubi/Kma Updates President Cuevas said this while meeting the Speaker as she visits Uganda as part of the commemoration of 130 years of the IPU. The meeting was held on Thursday, 23 January 2020 in the Speaker’s chambers at Parliament. She commended the Speaker for her unwavering efforts in championing women’s recognition in the IPU. The President of the Inter-Parli...
Lyca mobile expands global footprint with launch of services in Uganda

Lyca mobile expands global footprint with launch of services in Uganda

AFRICA, AMERICA, ASIA, BURUNDI, EAST AFRICA, EGYPT, EUROPE, FEATURE STORIES, KENYA, MALAWI, Nairobi, Netherlands, niger, Nigeria, RWANDA, South Africa, SOUTH SUDAN, SUDAN, TANZANIA, TOGO, turkey, ZIMBABWE
KAMPALA, Uganda: Lycamobile, the world’s largest mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), announces this day that it has opened operations in Uganda. This development expands Lycamobile’s global network reach to 24 counties worldwide. Allirajah Subaskaran, Lyca Group Founder and Chairman (R), Ambassador V.Kananathan (middle) and at the launch of the above telecom Company in Uganda at Sheraton Thursday evenning 16th January,2020. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Uganda is one of the biggest destinations for telecoms business in Africa, characterized by discerning high utility consumers. It has approximately 25 million mobile phone users and a nationwide mobile penetration rate of 71%with Kampala alone accounting for over 50%. Lycamobile has established countrywide infrastruc...
Nile dam dispute: Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt agree preliminary deal in Washington

Nile dam dispute: Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt agree preliminary deal in Washington

AFRICA, EGYPT, Ethiopia, INTERNATIONAL, SUDAN, united states of america
Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan say they have reached a preliminary agreement aimed at clearing the way for the filling and operation of a $5 billion dam project on the Nile River. The foreign ministers and water resources officials of the three countries concluded three days of meetings in Washington on Wednesday with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and World Bank President David Malpass. The project, called the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, is around 70% complete and promises to provide much-needed electricity for Ethiopia’s more than 100 million people. However, Egyptian officials are concerned that filing the reservoir behind the dam too quickly could significantly reduce the amount of Nile water available to Egypt. The joint statement late Wednesday d...

S. Sudan Hunger

AFRICA, BURUNDI, EAST AFRICA, EUROPE, SOUTH SUDAN, SUDAN
  Fears of famine in S. Sudan ‘Quarter of  population face hunger’   A looming food crisis threatens massive hunger in South Sudan. 9.3 million People, nearly a quarter of the population in the East Central Africa Nation, are expected to be in need of humanitarian assistance in 2020, up from 8.5 million according to United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Agency, OCHA.   The UN reports that in worst hit Kassala state in the east of the country, more than 400,000 people are at risk of a catastrophe; food insecurity is dire, yet many cannot afford to buy medicines required for treatment of ill health, as result of hunger.   The UN says the economic crisis has exacerbated the desperate situation;   driving  up food price...
Fulbright Foreign Student Program

Fulbright Foreign Student Program

AFRICA, AMERICA, BURUNDI, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, international criminal court, KENYA, South Africa, SOUTH SUDAN, SUDAN, TANZANIA, UGANDA, ZIMBABWE
PRETORIA, South Africa The South African Fulbright Foreign Student Program provides grants for South African university graduates to pursue post-graduate studies at a United States university in any subject (excludes MBA and studies that require contact with patients). The following opportunities are available: South African PhD students enrolled with a South African University may apply to conduct one year’s research at a U.S. University as a Visiting Student Researcher. Post-graduate students may apply for scholarships towards Master’s or Doctorate degrees. Scholarships are awarded for two years towards one degree – Master’s or Doctorate (renewable each year). Students are selected through a rigorous application ...
Museveni’s Outgoing Principle Private Secretary (PPS) Molly Kamukama  hands over Office  to Dr Omona

Museveni’s Outgoing Principle Private Secretary (PPS) Molly Kamukama hands over Office to Dr Omona

AFRICA, ASIA, BURUNDI, EGYPT, INTERNATIONAL, RWANDA, South Africa, SUDAN, TANZANIA, UGANDA
The new principal Private secretary to the president ,Dr Kenneth omona olusegun,has called on staff of state House to work diligently and Maintain at all times the positive image of the country by fulfilling all their tasks."I have come to work with You individually ,departmentally and institutionally.let us build our strength towards working for the development of Uganda" he said . Dr Omona with the State House Staff.Courtesy Photo Dr Omona was speaking during the hand over ceremony of the office of the PPS from the outgoing PPS Molly kamukama who has been appointed Minister of state for Economic Monitoring .