Time and again the countries of the world that are termed as third world and underdeveloped, have proven that their thinking is more progressive than ‘developed’ countries (“A landmark Sudan pact will foster peace,” Oct 4, Gulf Today)
The United States said on Thursday it would provide more than $720 million in humanitarian assistance in response to the crisis in Syria, plus nearly $152 million for Africa's Sahel region and almost $108 million for South Sudan.
The long-awaited euphoria finally burst on the streets of Sudan on Saturday as the country signed a landmark peace deal aimed at ending decades of war. There was singing and dancing as Sudan’s government and rebel leaders prepared to ink the deal.
Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Monday his government was working toward bringing peace to war-torn Darfur as he met hundreds of victims of the conflict who demanded swift justice.
The UAE sent an aid plane carrying 7.5 metric tons of medical supplies and testing kits to South Sudan.
Daniel Kech Pouch, the bank's deputy governor, said late Wednesday that the pound was depreciating sharply and there was little that monetary advisers could do to arrest its fall.
Lakes state is awash with illegal guns in the hands of the civil population. Several attempts by state authorities to disarm civilians have not borne fruits, leading to casualties on both civilians and soldiers.
It is noteworthy that flogging at weddings, or what is known locally as ‘Al-Potan,” is a traditional ancient Sudanese custom and heritage among some tribes of Arab origin.
A special task force from the WHO has been dispatched to the region after latest confirmation from health officials from last week reported dozens have died in the region that has also been struck by devastating floods.