Khartoum, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sudan's oil minister has told pipeline operators to halt the transit of South Sudanese oil, a ministry official said Saturday. "Relevant instructions were sent to oil companies following the president's decree to stop the transit of South Sudanese oil via the Sudanese territory," the official said
Juba, April 12 (IANS) The killers in the tragic ambush of UN peacekeepers in South Sudan that claimed the lives of five Indian Army personnel Tuesday not only outnumbered their target six times over but were also armed with sophisticated weapons, eyewitnesses said. In comparison, the convoy of 35 UN peacekeepers from India was bogged down by some heavy boring equipment and unarmed technical personnel, numbering around a dozen, even as the soldiers did manage to push back their adversaries, the eyewitnesses added.
Juba (South Sudan), March 21 (IANS) Two months ago, megastar George Clooney uncorked a signature tequila whose money will fund his pet project for South Sudan. "Casamigos" is the name he and co-investor Rande Gerber gave it, before launching a risque advert where Clooney was caught sleeping with Gerber's wife, the former supermodel Cindy Crawford. As the advert rolled, Crawford was found sleeping with Clooney's then girlfriend Stacy Keibler, then Keibler with Gerber, and finally, the two good men in the same bed
As one spends a quiet evening on a quaint beach of the White Nile, it is no giveaway that the longest river on the planet is simmering. The slugfest involves the 11 riparian states, touched by the 6,650 km of main river and tributaries, each involved in a complicated dog fight of bilateral diplomacy mixed with regional trade unionism in north and east Africa with its ripples felt as far as the Gulf
Juba (South Sudan), March 18 (IANS) Shreedhar Vyas looks mighty pleased for a man who hadn't had a weekend. The country manager for the overseas arm of India's Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) breaks bread after marathon meetings here over restarting Block 5a, the oil-rich block that the company jointly operates with Petronas of Malaysia, and Nilepet, the national oil company of South Sudan. After over a year of underemployment, it's time now for South Sudan's oil partners to dust maps of the Muglad region spanning some 20,900 sq km and restore the infrastructure, flattened due to bombing and vandalism by tribesmen wanting to make a fast buck in Africa's newest and 54th nation.
Khartoum, March 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 36 people were killed after a twin-propelled passenger aircraft crashed upon landing in the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern city of Goma. The aircraft, a Fokker 50 plane belonging to the local CAA company, was en route from the central mining town of Lodja, when it plunged in heavy rainfall before landing in Goma. The plane was carrying cargo and did not have the full capacity of 50 passengers, the Guardian reported citing government officials
Khartoum, Jan 21 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Chad have discussed relations and explored the idea of establishing an Emirati-Chadian parliamentary friendship committee. The meet was held Monday between the UAE Federal National Council speaker Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr with the Chadian parliament speaker Haroun Kabadi on the sidelines of the ongoing 8th conference of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) in Khartoum, Sudan.
Khartoum, Jan 16 (IANS) Four Chinese workers who were abducted Jan 12 in Sudan's Darfur region have been released, the Chinese embassy here said Wednesday. The four Chinese were released and handed to the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), an embassy official told Xinhua.
Khartoum, Jan 3 (IANS) At least 22 people have been killed and 25 others injured in armed clashes in Sudan's East Darfur state, Xinhua reported. The clashes occurred between Sudanese Al-Rizaigat tribe and Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) of South Sudan. "A force belonging to South Sudan's SPLA attacked Balila area which is affiliated to Samaha area Administration in East Darfur state and abducted three children and six women.
Khartoum, Dec 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) South Sudan's army has apologised for downing a UN helicopter, saying soldiers mistook it for an aircraft that was supplying arms to rebel forces. A Mil Mi-8 helicopter was shot down Friday while on a reconnaissance flight in South Sudan's eastern state of Jonglei, the UN said. All four Russian crew members on board the helicopter were killed