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The minister's visit “is part of Saudi policies to find alternatives to oil
May 05, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Saudi's oil minister is in Khartoum to discuss cooperation on the Atlantis II project, which hopes to exploit the zinc, copper, silver and gold in the Red Sea area.
Sudan says it is committed to any political or military decision taken by Saudi Arabia regarding Syria. (AFP/File)
February 23, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Although he said it's too early right now, Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Gandour said Sudan may be willing to join a Saudi-led coalition in the fight against Daesh in Syria.
Day One of IFIF examined the transformative impact of social media on banking. (Mapcarta)
February 10, 2016 - 09:26 GMT
Over 200 delegates from across MENA are meeting in Sudan to discuss trends in Islamic finance and how it can be used to spur economic growth across the region.
Egypt relies on the Nile as its main source of water but Ethiopia believes wants to use the water to generate electricity for development. (Twitter)
February 10, 2016 - 06:08 GMT
After nearly a dozen tripartite talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, progress is finally being made in selecting the consultancy firms.
The dam is scheduled to be completed in 2017. (Twitter)
February 07, 2016 - 15:07 GMT
The on again, off again discussions between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia resume in Khartoum to debate the technical reports from two French firms.
People arrive at Minkammen, South Sudan, January 9, 2014. (AFP/Nichole Sobeki)
January 28, 2016 - 12:18 GMT
The border between Sudan and South Sudan has been blocked since 2011.
A well in Sudan that is fed by the Nubian Aquifer. (IAEA)
January 19, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
The aquifer extends across Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, Chad and Eritrea and could last for more than 100 years.
Iranian protesters with photos of ex-defense minister of Saudi Arabia and late Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud gather outside the Saudi Embassy in Tehran during a demonstration against the execution of prominent ShianMuslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi authorities, on January 2, 2016. (AFP/Mohammadresza Nadim)
January 05, 2016 - 11:12 GMT
Another Gulf State has cut ties with Iran, this time it is Kuwait.
An Iranian woman holds a portrait of prominent Shiite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr during a demonstration against his execution by Saudi authorities, on January 3, 2016, outside the Saudi embassy in Tehran. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
January 04, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Diplomatic ties with Iran have rapidly altered following violent demonstrations against the Saudi embassy in Tehran.
Foreign ministers of the three countries signed a declaration of principles setting guidelines to resolve the disputes. (AFP/Ashraf Shazly)
December 30, 2015 - 06:59 GMT
Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have agreed on the methodology for conducting technical studies on the Grand Renaissance Dam project, but construction continues apace.
The tenth round of talks included the presence of foreign ministers for the first time. (Diplomat.So)
December 28, 2015 - 12:00 GMT
Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan’s irrigation and foreign ministers continue to work towards settling the long-standing dispute over the Grand Renaissance Dam construction.
A Sudanese refugee from Darfur walks past tents during an open-ended sit-in outside the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Jordanian capital Amman on December 12, 2015, demanding better treatment and acceleration of their relocation. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
December 20, 2015 - 10:00 GMT
The estimate was announced by a World Bank official but has not been rejected or confirmed by the government.
A Sudanese refugee from Darfur walks past tents during an open-ended sit-in outside the UNHCR in the Jordanian capital Amman on December 12, 2015. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
December 18, 2015 - 13:28 GMT
Hundreds of Sudanese had demonstrated for nearly a month outside UNHCR offices in Amman demanding to be granted refugee status.
A Sudanese refugee from Darfur stands amid tents during an open-ended sit-in outside the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Jordanian capital Amman. (AFP/File)
December 16, 2015 - 11:00 GMT
Sudanese asylum seekers had been protesting in front of the UNHCR building in Amman since November.
As negotiations drag on, the construction of the dam is nearly complete. (File photo)
December 14, 2015 - 12:13 GMT
After two years of negotiations with Ethiopia and Sudan over the Renaissance Dam project, hopes are high for a resolution before the construction is complete.
Egypt's irrigation minister Hossam Moghazic asserted that the talks yielded agreement on 'a number of solutions'. (My Africa Now)
December 13, 2015 - 15:00 GMT
With the tenth round of talks ending in Khartoum with no major breakthrough, further talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are scheduled for the end of December.