Sudan

August 29, 2012

IMF
09:38 GMT

With South Sudan now eligible to sign up to the IMF club and receive interest-free loans, will the fledgling country be a taker and arguably ultimately a loser?

August 14, 2012

Ahmadinejad and King Abdullah meet
14:16 GMT

Muslim leaders unite for a 'palace' summit in Saudi Arabia where they will attempt to tackle the tall order of the Middle East's issues this season. They will attempt to reunite the Muslim Ummah and to consolidate cohesiveness among Islamic countries.

August 13, 2012

South Sudan’s youth and sports minister, Cirino Hiteng (L) and Toby Lanzer, the new UN Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan.
14:18 GMT

The high rate of unemployment among the young people in South Sudan will soon be a thing of the past, should the planned national youth service initiative announced by government become a reality.

Kom Kom Geng, the chair of the Public Accounts Committee
09:26 GMT

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) will effective Monday begin the long-awaited public hearing on the Auditor General’s 2007/2008 report, which unearthed massive financial mismanagement in the country.

August 8, 2012

South Sudan flag
10:22 GMT

South Sudan has called on the international community to assist the one-year old nation fill a huge financial gap created by the recent agreement with Khartoum as details on oil deal emerge.

August 6, 2012

Mutrif Sidiq, spokesperson of Sudan negotiating team.
12:32 GMT

Sudanese negotiating team confirmed that they reached an agreement on oil transportation fees but did not provide further details.

August 5, 2012

George Clooney
05:16 GMT

George Clooney is giving up his sports car in the name of offering aid to Sudan - a cause close to the super-activist's heart.

July 30, 2012

South Sudan President Salva Kiir with Israeli President Shimon Peres
23:24 GMT

South Sudan and Israel signed, in the latter’s capital Tel Aviv this week, their first economic cooperation agreement which focuses on development of technology and water infrastructure.

July 29, 2012

Egypt - the shining light of the Middle East whether in film, learning or revolutions is also, it turns out, the seat of sport triumphs in the Games: So far the Land of the Pharaohs have clocked up 24 medals: 7 gold, 7 silver,10 bronze
Rooting for Egypt this year, you've got 20 chances for Gold as they're entered for 20 sporting events.
12:16 GMT

After the weekend of the Opening Ceremony and flag parades starring Arab entries to the London Games, we look at Arab achievements in Olympic-terms to date. We take stock of medals gained, and success delivered by Arab athletics and tot up the Arab world's collective and individual medal count historically.

July 24, 2012

Omar al Bashir(R) and Salva Kiir
16:30 GMT

Sudanese negotiators on Monday dismissed as “nothing new” what their South Sudanese counterparts have termed as the “last offer” to resolve the two countries’ disputes over oil transit fees.

July 22, 2012

Loans in Sudan
12:30 GMT

The Sudanese council of ministers chaired by president Omer Hassan al-Bashir on Thursday approved recommendations put forward by the forum on financing state projects which included discussions on the controversial measure of accepting external loans with interest terms.

July 17, 2012

Sudanese pound loses ground against the US dollar
17:25 GMT

The Sudanese pound has continued to decline against the US Dollar as the inflation rate reached over 37% last June, indicating the severe economic situation of the country.

Sudan’s foreign minister Ali Ahmed Karti
14:26 GMT

Sudan foreign minister denied that Sudan and South Sudan have reached an agreement over pipeline transit fees during the one-to-one meeting between presidents Omer Al-Bashir and Salva Kiir on Saturday.

July 10, 2012

Bread shortages hit Sudan as president annuls decision to lift wheat subsidies
12:06 GMT

Various parts of Sudan’s capital Khartoum and other regional towns are beginning to witness shortages of bread coupled with exorbitant price increases, in the latest manifestation of a growing economic crisis.

July 8, 2012

Egypt: Flying high, the 'Arab Spring Professionals'. With a revolutionary leader democratically elected and their dictator at death's door, the Egyptians look like they've won the Arab Spring lottery. No thanks to a last minute military coup attempt by SCAF.
19:47 GMT

In this Arab Spring Redux - we attempt to give a run-down of the Arab Spring at its various respective stages by individual country. Featured are the Arab Revolution pros and pop-idols who have got it down to a protest, spring and vote! This school report takes a look at each country's progress and stage of the Arab Spring 18 months later. Top of the Pops: the Arab Spring charts. The top ten!