European Union News Digestالنشرة الاخبارية لبعثة الاتحاد الاوربي في السودان

Grenade kills nine children in Sudan warzone
(Dawn) Nine children have been killed by an unexploded grenade blast in Sudan’s South Kordofan, a website based in the war-torn region says.  The incident happened near Cham Chaka village southeast of Abu Kershola, said Nuba Reports, a website of “citizen reporters” in South Kordofan’s NubaMountains battleground.  It said the explosion happened when a group of youngsters found an unexploded rocket-propelled grenade.  “The children picked up the round and it exploded, killing nine of the children and wounding five,” Nuba Reports said.  The incident happened in a remote area on July 24 and was posted on the website late Sunday.  Ethnic rebels of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) have been fighting for two years in South Kordofan, and are part of the alliance seeking to topple the Khartoum government.
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Tribal violence ‘claims dozens more lives’ in Central Darfur
(Radio Dabanga) Dozens more people have reportedly been killed and wounded as violent clashes between Misseriya and Salamat tribesmen in Central Darfur move into their second week.  Witnesses have told radio Dabanga that the sound of small arms, heavy machinegun fire and grenade explosions could again be heard around the cities of Garsila, Mukjar, Bundisi and Deleig. Apart from the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) fortifying security positions such as the market of Garsila, they report that no attempt has been made by the government to separate the warring tribes.  Tensions between the tribes have run high since an incident in Umm Dukhun in April, which escalated into running battles between about 4,000 tribesmen from both sides. The UNHCR has said that as result of the tribal battles 50,000 people sought refuge in Chad within a short period of time, terming it the “largest influx of refugees from Sudan into Chad since 2005”.
Read More: http://www.radiodabanga.org/
Transporters block Nyala bridge to protest Darfur fuel crisis
(Radio Dabanga) The owners of various transportation vehicles blocked the MeccaBridge in Nyala, capital of South Darfur on Saturday in protest against the fuel crisis currently gripping the state.  The protest blocked the main link between the southern and northern side of Sudan’s second-largest city.  Witnesses told Radio Dabanga the protesters complain that the government forces “take advantage of their influence to obtain large quantities if fuel, even cutting into the share set aside for civilian use”.  One vehicle owner said that while the official price for a gallon of petrol at the pump is SDG20 ($4.55), the price has soared to SDG60 ($13.67) on the black market.
Read More: http://www.radiodabanga.org/
Customers in Khartoum complain about rising prices
(Sudan Tribune) Markets in Sudan’s capital of Khartoum have witnessed a significant increase in the prices of clothing, accessories, toys and perfumes just a week before Eid Al-fitr (Religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting).  The price increases is coupled with a new low for the Sudanese pound against the US dollar. The latter traded for 7.5 pounds in the black market.   A senior official in the chamber of industry predicted that commodity prices will increase by 25% prior to Eid Al-fitr due to the increase in foreign exchange rates.  The Sudanese government spends 80% of its budget on the army and other security forces, while less than %5 is spend on health and education.
Read More: http://www.sudantribune.com/
Sudan targets Muslim converts to Christianity
(CWN) Christians in Sudan, an Islamic have suffered increased persecution in the two years since the largely Christian and animist region of South Sudan gained its independence.   “Churches are being demolished, Christian institutions and schools closed, Christians arrested, foreign Christian workers deported, and literature seized,” reports the Barnabas Fund, a British organization that assists persecuted Christians. “In April, a government minister announced that no new licenses will be granted for church buildings.”   The government, according to the Fund, is targeting Muslim converts to Christianity, nearly 170 of whom have been charged with apostasy in the past two years.
Read More: http://www.catholicculture.org/
Foreign Minister Renews Sudan Stance on Necessity of Implementation of Cooperation Agreements as One Package
(SUNA) The Foreign Minister, Ali Karti has headed Sudan delegation for the meetings of the ministerial council of the Peace and Security Council which was held Monday in Addis Ababa for reviewing the situation of the relations between Sudan and South Sudan State, on the light of the report presented by Chairman of the African Union Implementation Panel for Sudan, Thabo Mbeki.  In a telephone call with Sudan News Agency (SUNA), Sudan deputy envoy to the African Union, Ambassador Abdalla Wadi, said  that the Foreign Minister, Ali Karti, has addressed the meeting renewing Sudan stance on the necessity of implementation of all the Cooperation Agreements together in one package and without selectivity.  Ambassador Wadi said that Karti informed the council on the agreement of President Al-Bashir on postponement of the deadline for closing down the oil pipeline for two weeks.
Read More: http://suna-sd.net/
Taha Chairs Meeting of Higher Committee for Preparing to Economic and Social Conference
(Sudan Vision) The First Vice – President, Ali Taha, Monday chaired at the Council of Ministers a meeting of the higher committee for preparing for the Economic and Social Conference which will be concerned with implementation of the initiative of the President of the Republic on the achievement of The Arab Food Security.  The meeting discussed reports of committees and got informed on the preparations to map out Sudan’s Document on the Support to The Arab Food Security.
Read More: http://news.sudanvisiondaily.com/
Dr. Ismail: Sudan has nothing to do with situation in SouthSudanState

(SUNA) The Minister of Investment and chairman of the higher committee for mobilization and alert for Kassala State, Dr. Mustafa Osman Ismail, pointed out that Sudan government has nothing to do with any political and security problems in South Sudan State.  Addressing the political, people’s and executive leaderships in KassalaState, Dr. Ismail said that stability in SouthSudanState is useful for establishing integration and best relations between Sudan and South Sudan.  Dr. Ismail said that Sudan have no problems with any neighboring country, excluding SouthSudanState.  He warned that the plotting against Sudan is continuing, calling for support to the Armed Forces and expanding the scope of political participation, strengthening to the social fabric, unification of the national rank and removing differences.
Read More: http://suna-sd.net/
 
Local News
 
 

·          NCP begin contacts with armed movements. (Mashad Aan)
·          Khartoum State imposes on foreign schools to teach Islam. (Akhbar Yoom)
·          NCP: President Initiative is for consensus, end rebellion and create reconciliation. (Akhbar Yoom)
·          Tribal Leader Musa Helal signs an agreement with UN to abolish recruitment of Child soldiers. (Sahafa)
·          Popular Congress says will not leave the option of toppling the regime. (Akhir Lahza)
·          Chief Editor of Citizen Newspaper resigns because of the debts of the newspaper. (Sudani)
·          Clashes renewed between Misserya and Salamat tribes in Central Darfur. (Akhbar Yoom)
·          Popular Congress: Dialogue with NCP is a lie. (Gareeda)
·          Hassan Al Turabi returns from his visit to Qatar. (Mighar)
·          Darfur: 297 rebels are wanted for crimes against humanity. (Sahafa)
·          Drought threatens the Shaeer valley in Al Gazeera State. (Akhbar Yoom)
·          Special Forces will be created to chase and detain war criminals in Darfur. (Garaar)
·          NCP says measures will be taken in Kordofan and Darfur to end the security problems. (Ray Aam)
·          North Kordofan Governor Ahmed Harun calls on the youth to join the training camps. (Akhbar Yoom)
·          NCP calls on political parties to act responsibility towards national issues. (Sudan Vision)
·          FVP Ali Osman Taha calls for beefing up state organs to protect and not to oppress. (Citizen)
·          Minister of Interior confirms life in El Dilling and Kadugli is normal. (Sudan Vision)
·          Mustafa Ismael, Minister of Investment says Sudanese army is best compared to African counterparts. (Sudan Vision)
 
 
International News
 
 

·          NCP concerned with the developments in Egypt and South Sudan. (Akhbar Yoom)
·          IGAD: The accusations between Khartoum and Juba threaten the peace. (Intibaha)
·          Leaders of SPLM N in Addis Ababa for dialogue. (Hurra)
·          Government denies international pressure to extend the oil deadline. (Ahram Yoom)
·          42,000 Sudanese migrated to Saudi Arabia. (Khartoum)
·          Thabo Mbeki meets with SPLM N to push for talks. (Sudani)
·          Three Foreign Organizations leave Sudan because of lack of international funding. (Mighar)
·          Ethiopia: the situation between Khartoum and Juba is a threat to peace. (Akhbar)
·          EU calls on the end of violence and the participation of Islamists. (Akhir Lahza)
·          Egypt delays the Protocol on People and Goods Land Transport with Sudan. (Sahafa)
·          HAC announces new measures for International organizations working in Sudan. (Mighar)
·          125 million USD is an Indian loan to build a sugar plant. (Sahafa)
·          Catherine Ashton meets the disposed Egyptian President Morsi. (Ray Aam)
·          Government receives 236 million USD from South Sudan oil. (Ray Aam)
·          Khartoum denies hosting members of Egyptian Islamic Brotherhood. (Ray Aam)
·          Thabo Mbeki briefs the AUPSC on Khartoum and Juba row, (Citizen)
·          South Sudan says new foreign minister will not participate in AU meeting. (Citizen)
·          Juba confirms joint security meeting in Khartoum. (Citizen)
 
 
Editorials, Interviews & Reports
 
 

·          Mokdad Khalid writes about Khartoum and Juba again starting from zero point. (Garaar)
·          Political Section reports on FVP Ali Osman Taha leaving the palace. (Sudani)
·          Al Hindi Izz Aldeen writes about the increase in foreign exchange rates. (Mighar)
·          Mohamed Hakim writes about the Arab spring in crisis. (Ray Aam)
·          Ghazi Suleiman writes about the need for dialogue and constitution. (Sudani)
·          Al Hodaibi Yassin writes about the relationship between Sudan and Egypt after Morsi. (Mashad Aan)
·          Mohamed Abdalla writes about the future of tribal conflicts. (Sudan Vision)
·          Yehia Kasha writes about behind the curtains on shuffling the government. (Ray Aam)
·          Abdel Rahman Al Amin writes about all failed in the tests of democracy in Egypt. (Khartoum)
·          Abdel Bagi Al Zafir writes about the solution is not the islamists unity. (Ahram Yoom)
·          Abdullah Ibrahim writes about the government pledges to collect illegal arms. (Intibaha)
·          Osman Al Taweel writes about the opposition efforts to topple the regime. (Mashad Aan)
·          Mahjoub Hasoon writes about the lack of electricity, gas and fuel in Nyala. (Sudani)
·          Alsir Sid Ahmed writes about more time is needed on pipeline shutdown. (Sudan Vision)
·          UM Zein Adam writes about the reconciliation among Islamists in Sudan. (Ray Aam)
·          Eltayeb Mustafa writes about peaceful transition in Sudan. (Intibaha)
·          Mahjoub Ali Saleh writes about the army as guardian of democracy. (Citizen)
·          Editorial writes about the situation in East Sudan and Beja Congress sit in. (Sudan Vision)
 
 
Exchange Rate
 
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 7.3724
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 7.4093
 Exchange rate today according to Sudanese Commercial Banks
 
Compiled By the Press and Communication Desk at the EU Delegation to Sudan. It presents a selected summary of articles from the Sudanese press which does not necessarily reflect the views of the EU Delegation to Sudan.  Please do not forward this Digest without the consent of the EU Delegation. To subscribe to the mailing list please contact: delegation-soudan-info@eeas.europa.eu
 

 

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