July 19, 2011

South Sudan's new currency
08:28 GMT

The new currency for the Republic of South Sudan was officially launched on Monday, amidst citizens concerns that the date on which the notes were printed was not indicated.

July 17, 2011

South Sudan needs to explore opportunities especially in agriculture, which is bigger and more sustainable asset than oil, on which South Sudan currently depends for 98 percent of its revenue
08:00 GMT

South Sudan urgently needs a diversification strategy to move away from a mono–product economy, said Ian Bannon, Acting Country Director for World Bank in Sudan.

July 14, 2011

Merchants in North Sudan say that buying and selling have visibly dropped in the market
14:00 GMT

While South Sudanese are enjoying their first heady days of independence, people in the North see hard times ahead.

The new South Sudanese currency, which is in denominations of one, five, 10, 25, 50 and 100 will be effective as of 18 July
09:07 GMT

As South Sudan introduces its new currency, the head of the country’s central bank has said inflation rates in neighboring countries could affect the new country’s economy.

July 11, 2011

Southern Sudanese military helicopters fly an overpass carrying two Southern Sudan flags during a ceremony in the capital Juba on July 9, 2011 to celebrate South Sudan's independence from Sudan.
09:17 GMT

It's official, South Sudan is now a new country...

July 10, 2011

South Sudan must now overcome a host of challenges, from a lack of infrastructure to failure to reach a revenue-sharing agreement with its northern neighbour
15:25 GMT

South Sudan became the world's newest nation yesterday but has a long way to go in developing its main industry, oil.

July 9, 2011

South Sudan
10:55 GMT

Southern Sudan has started celebrating its independence from the north early Saturday morning.

June 30, 2011

Women and children in South Sudan wait to receive medical consultation (Credit: Gloria Chan)
08:36 GMT

The soon to be independent oil rich state of South Sudan will mobilize 500 billion dollars worth of investment for infrastructure development in the next five years.

June 28, 2011

11:03 GMT

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Tuesday morning arrived in the Chinese capital Beijing for a summit between him and President Hu Jintao.

June 23, 2011

Fewer than 400 girls in South Sudan make it to the last grade of secondary school, while just 8% of women are literate
08:05 GMT

The government of the oil-producing region of South Sudan on Wednesday called on the international community to provide more financial support to education there as it approaches statehood on July 9.

June 16, 2011

Refugee women in front of a hospital in Darfur
13:54 GMT

Current violent clashes along the dotted division of Sudan could escalate into a prolonged civil war, the future of oil taking a front seat in this transition.

April 24, 2011

Jerusalem: Roman Catholic clergymen hold crosses as they circle around the Stone of Anointing during the Holy Thursday ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's old city.
14:59 GMT

In the Arab World, the most solemn week in the Christian calendar was matched by the sobriety of celebrations snatched during political upheaval and bloodshed. In some regions that particularly peaked in unrest during this holy week, celebrations have had to be ‘foresaken’ somewhat for current needs on the ground during this emergency period.

April 7, 2011

07:43 GMT

Ismail al-Askar, a deputy in the Palestinian Legislative Council from Hamas has dismissed news reports about the injury and the targeting of his nephew.

April 6, 2011

Attacked car (SMC)
06:24 GMT

Sudanese authorities said they began investigating the targeted bombing of a car late Tuesday night in the coastal city of Port Sudan on the Red Sea.

April 4, 2011

Sudan protest
18:59 GMT

Sudanese policemen backed by pro-government students clashed with hundreds of youth activists in Khartoum on Monday.