Sudan internet, schools shutdown following protests

Internet connectivity in Sudan has been blacked out, allegedly by the government. Schools in the capital city, Khartoum, have also been shutdown for a month following protests over the government’s decision to cut a number of fuel-related subsidies doubling the price of fuel in the country.   The government of Sudan announced that it has … Continue reading “Sudan internet, schools shutdown following protests”

Sudan releases captives following Mbeki intervention

Pretoria – The four men who were arrested by the Sudanese army three weeks ago were on Sunday released and turned over to the African Union (AU) chief mediator Thabo Mbeki. The men – one South African, Briton, Norwegian and South Sudanese interpreter – were accused of spying for South Sudan. They have been handed … Continue reading “Sudan releases captives following Mbeki intervention”

Sudan “willing to settle” – Mbeki

Khartoum- African Union (AU) mediator, former President Thabo Mbeki, on Saturday said the Sudanese government is willing to settle its differences with South Sudan through dialogue, provided that the security issue is set as its top priority. Mbeki, acting as head of the AU High-Level Implementation Panel on Sudan, held talks in Khartoum with Sudanese … Continue reading “Sudan “willing to settle” – Mbeki”

SA negotiating with Sudan for the release of citizen

Pretoria – South Africa is in talks with officials in Sudan to secure the release of a South African man who was captured at the weekend, said the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco). “Our ambassador is speaking to the [Sudanese] authorities. We are offering consular assistance to him,” Dirco spokesperson Clayson Monyela said … Continue reading “SA negotiating with Sudan for the release of citizen”