Archive for the ‘Sudan’ Category

Rising Prices and Political Instability in Lebanon, Iran and Sudan

Via Politics Today, a look at how Lebanon, Iran and Sudan are all suffering from a lack of energy sources, but these are merely underlying causes of a larger issue: their real struggle will be in overcoming rampant inflation: Political instability has arisen around the world, driven by rising costs, food insecurity, and current effects of […]

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Sudan Reels From Tough Reforms

Via African Business, a report on how – after decades of sanctions and isolation – Sudan is pressing ahead with painful reforms: Thick plumes of smoke ?ose from blockades of burning tyres in the streets of Khartoum this week as protests flared following a government decision to remove subsidies on petrol and diesel. The move, […]

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Did Egypt Make Oil Bloc Concessions In Halayeb and Shalateen To Satisfy Sudan?

Via Al Monitor, an article on a recent annoucement by Sudan’s Ministry of Energy and Oil regarding an update of the map of the oil blocs in Sudan to be put up for international oil and gas investment, which includes blocs in the disputed area of Halayeb and Shalateen with Egypt: The head of Sudan’s […]

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Egypt, Sudan Move Forward With Railway Network

Via Al Monitor, an article on Egypt and Sudan’s preparations to construct a railway network to boost trade on the African market: Egypt has taken serious steps to construct a cross-border railway linking it to Sudan to transport goods and passengers in the latest sign of stronger cooperation between the two downstream Nile states. On March 11, Aswan Governor […]

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Sudan Wants To ‘Turn the Desert Green’ In Agricultural Modernization Push

Via The Financial Times, an article on Sudan’s plan to ‘turn the desert green’ in agricultural modernization push: It has the feel of the fertile Argentine pampas: fresh green pastures, harvesting machines baling alfalfa, the smell of wet, cut grasses. But this massive agricultural oasis lies in the Nubian Desert in northeastern Sudan on the right bank […]

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Sudan’s Suitors and Economic Challenges

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), a look at Sudan’s economic challenges and interested suitors: Western states will successfully leverage their support for Sudan’s transitional government amid the country’s economic challenges to establish geopolitical influence there. Anticipated Western financial support will bolster the civilian government’s position against that of the military, which has closer ties with […]

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