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Sudan embraces digital payments to build a more inclusive economy

As part of its vision to transform its economy, Sudan announced a new commitment to accelerate the transition from cash to digital payments. By joining the United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance, the government commits to increasing financial inclusion and transparency, taking steps to build an economy that benefits all citizens. Moving from cash to responsible digital payments is central to the government’s economic recovery and reform strategy. In particular, digital payments will be critical to the success of the recently announced Sudan Family Support Program, which will provide monthly…

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Egypt sticks to US, World Bank-brokered document on Ethiopian Dam

The Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources has affirmed sticking to the document brokered by the United States and the World Bank on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on February 21st, as a basis for negotiations, the Sudanese Irrigation Ministry said in a statement. A meeting for irrigation ministers of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia on Wednesday has agreed to resume negotiations and reach a final agreement that takes into consideration the mutual interests of the countries involved, as well as international resolutions and laws. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin earlier this…

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Sudan diplomat passes on – Eye Radio

The South Sudan Ambassador to Belgium has passed on at the age of 64. According to the family, Amb. Jwokgwen Severio Yukwan Ayik died from diabetes and malaria on Monday. The late became a diplomat in the 1980s while in Khartoum, Sudan. He served on several foreign missions after being appointed as the Second Secretary in Sudan. He succumbed to the illnesses while in Juba to take up a new assignment. A family member said the Ambassador could not return to Belgium on time due to the lockdown over the…

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S.Sudan refutes information circulated as if it gave land to Egypt for military base

Addis Ababa, June 3, 2020 (FBC) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of South Sudan hereby denied in the information which has been circulated in the social media that the Government of South Sudan has agreed to Egyptian request to build Military Base in Pagak. In a statement issued today, the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said the information contained in that piece of news is categorically unfounded and baseless. “There is nothing of that kind. No any agreement has been…

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South Sudan denies allowing Egyptian base on its land

Foreign Ministry says no such agreement has been reached (Anadolu Agency) — South Sudan denied claims that it approved a request to set up an Egyptian military base in the country, according to a government statement late on Wednesday. “There is nothing of that kind,” said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. “No agreement has been reached whatsoever to allocate a piece of land for Egyptian Military Base in the territory of the Republic of South Sudan.” It said South Sudan denies claims “circulated in social media that…

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