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Saudi Barred Sudan’s Bashir from Crossing its Airspace

Aircraft carrying Sudanese leader forced to turn back while en route to swearing-in of new Iranian president

Is it because the plane didn't have permission or because he is traveling to their rival power Iran?
What could be the possible reason: plane permission or Iran?

By Aljazeera,

Saudi Arabia has denied permission for a plane carrying Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir to cross its airspace for the swearing-in of the new Iranian president.

“The Saudi authorities refused to give the plane carrying President Bashir permission to cross their airspace,” Emad Sayed Ahmed, the presidential press secretary, told the AFP news agency on Sunday.

Ahmed said Bashir was not flying in his normal presidential aircraft but was using a plane rented from a Saudi company.  Continue reading Saudi Barred Sudan’s Bashir from Crossing its Airspace

President Kiir Fires VP Machar and Dissolves Government

President Kiir pressed the RED button … for better or worse!

By Sudan Tribune,

South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir Mayardit, has issued a presidential decree removing the vice-president, Riek Machar Teny, and dissolved the whole government.

Kiir in a presidential decree on Tuesday also removed all the ministers and deputy ministers of the government.

He has not appointed a new vice-president or national ministers and deputies.

The president has directed the under-secretaries of the various ministries to run South Sudan’s ministries until further notice. Continue reading President Kiir Fires VP Machar and Dissolves Government

Eritrea Says Comprehensive Strategy key to Resolve Sudans Disputes

EU Special Representative for Sudan and South Sudan, Dr. Rosalind Marsden with President Afwerki

By Sudan Tribune,

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki said that a broader scope and an all-embracing strategic solution is crucial to attain a durable deal in resolving outstanding CPA issues between Sudan and South Sudan.

Afwerki made the comments while conferring with visiting EU Special Representative for Sudan and South Sudan, Rosalind Marsden at the presidential palace in Asmara last Thursday 4 July.

Despite South Sudan’s peaceful secession from Sudan in July 2011, post-split key issues remain unresolved.  Continue reading Eritrea Says Comprehensive Strategy key to Resolve Sudans Disputes

IGAD: A Regional Organization or a Forum Run by Ethiopia?

Ethiopia displaying its utter contempt for the other members of IGAD by refusing to abdicate the chairmanship

By Samuel Tsehaye,

Recently I came across an article with a title ‘Ethiopia Refuses to Abdicate IGAD Chairmanship.’ I was intrigued by the data presented and the assertions made in the article regarding Ethiopia’s unjustifiable domination of the regional body.

Hence, I wanted to check its veracity by referring the Communiqués issued by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) since its revitalization in 1996. What I discovered made me seriously doubt the validity of referring IGAD a ‘regional organization.’

Since Ethiopia took the Chairmanship in 2008, each of the Communiqués adopted by the IGAD Heads of State and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs begins with the following identical paragraphs:  Continue reading IGAD: A Regional Organization or a Forum Run by Ethiopia?

Sudan Unveils Plans for illegal Immigration Crackdown

Controlling illegal immigrants means controlling human trafficking

By Sudan Tribune,

The Sudanese interior ministry has announced its determination to deport all undocumented foreign nationals and called upon foreign citizens to legalize their status in the country before the deadline stated by the authorities.

The state’s minister at the interior ministry, Babiker Ahmed Digna, has disclosed to the pro-government Sudan Media Center (SMC) website, that foreign embassies in Khartoum were being contacted to legalize the status of their subjects, affirming the government’s seriousness to regulate foreign presence in Sudan.  Continue reading Sudan Unveils Plans for illegal Immigration Crackdown

The 2013 Human Trafficking in Persons Report – Eritrea

The 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report on Eritrea

By State Department,

The U.S. State Department has released the 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report yesterday (19).

During the release, Secretary John Kerry said, “When we help countries to prosecute traffickers, we are strengthening the rule of law. When we bring victims out of exploitation, we are helping to create more stable and productive communities. When we stop this crime from happening in the first place, we are preventing the abuse of those who are victimized as well as the ripple effect that caused damage throughout communities into our broader environment and which corrupt our global supply chains. We all have an interest in stopping this crime.”  Continue reading The 2013 Human Trafficking in Persons Report – Eritrea