Category Archives: Sudan News
Strong El Niño weather event that ended only last year and poor erratic rainfall in recent months is driving food prices high causing food insecurity in East Africa region. Local prices of maize, sorghum and other cereals are near or at record levels in swathes of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania, according to the latest Food Price Monitoring and Analysis Bulletin (FPMA). Prices of staple cereals have doubled in some town markets within the region. According to FAO senior economist and coordinator of the Global Information and Early Warning System, Mario Zappacosta, “Sharply increasing prices are severely constraining food access for large numbers of households with alarming consequences in terms of food insecurity.”
New GSMA Report Sees Rise in Mobile Broadband and Smartphone Adoption across Middle East and North Africa
Mobile Helping to Grow Innovative New Services, Connect the Unconnected and Create Employment Across Diverse Region
New Transparency International report shows MENA governments failing to stop corruption as they suppress citizens’ voices
A unique transportation technology that can offer fast travel durations at competitive prices is being developed in such countries as South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and China. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) classifies the technology as a boat, except that it resembles an aircraft due to its central fuselage and presence of wings. However, commercial aircraft wings are designed to generate a powerful vacuum effect on the top side at high forward speeds, when the aircraft lifts off into the sky. The aircraft look-alike generates zero vacuum effect on the top side of the wings at any speed.
The Nile River has been navigable since the time of the pharaohs some 4,000-years ago, while sections of the Niger, Benue, Congo and Zambezi Rivers have also been navigable. While Cecil John Rhodes sought to build a north – south Cape-to-Cairo railway line, African railway networks remain regional with the own distinctive railway gauge. Paced road networks are to be found in major cities and in certain regions, with a network of unpaved roads offering most of the continent’s long distance connections for the truck transport industry. Trucks carry most of Africa’s long-distance freight.
Final day of International Forum on Islamic Finance (IFIF) focuses on innovation & technology as enablers for financial inclusion in Africa
Eminent leaders from EY, PwC, UNDP, Bank of Khartoum lead discussions on African emerging Islamic finance markets, microfinance and FinTech
International Forum on Islamic Finance (IFIF) gathers powerhouses from across global Islamic finance industry
Sudan’s Central Bank Governor, Minister of Finance & Vice President; renowned PwC thought leader; and Business Week’s “Top 40 Under 40” tech expert – speak at Africa’s landmark forum
Historic Africa forum to host key policymakers to drive discussions on regulations enabling integration of Islamic finance into financial system and realizing Islamic finance potential
International Forum on Islamic Finance (IFIF 2016) is the largest gathering of key African and international leaders in Islamic finance
Food security worsening in areas suffering from civil conflict and adverse weather conditions
The Mediterranean sea has become a graveyard for Africa’s youth. Every day, we see images of what would appear to be a continent racked by conflict and poverty, and people risking – often losing – their lives in an attempt to flee . Yet Africa has 11 of the 20 fastest growing economies in the world. Africa has enormous resources, and almost half of the world’s uncultivated land that is suitable for growing food crops. So why are so many people desperate to leave behind a land of such opportunity?
An IMF team led by Mr. Eric Mottu visited Khartoum from June 14-25 to discuss economic and policy developments. Mr. Lodewyk Erasmus, the IMF’s Resident Representative in Sudan, issued the following statement at the conclusion of the visit:
The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Foreign Affairs, yesterday issued the following statement: