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    1. South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has named his arch-rival Riek Machar as vice-president, raising hopes for the implementation of a repeatedly broken peace deal to end more than two years of civil war. "I, Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan, do hereby issue this Republican Decree for the appointment of Dr. Riek Machar Teny as the first vice President of the Republic ...

      South Sudan president appoints rebel leader his ... - Associated Press via Yahoo! News

    2. South Sudan’s president has appointed rebel leader Riek Machar as vice president, returning his rival to a top leadership role and fulfilling a key promise seen as a step toward realizing a shaky peace deal.

    3. Sudan, depending on who you ask, will spend between 25% and 70% of its total budget for 2016 on war. On paper, the government has budgeted 17 billion Sudanese pounds ($2.8 billion) for security and defense which takes up a quarter of its total budget. But in fact, economists and think tanks estimate the total…

    4. Sudan said Wednesday it summoned the top US diplomat in Khartoum to protest Washington's sponsorship of a draft UN resolution extending sanctions over Darfur that could target gold mining. UN Security Council Resolution 1591, which was passed in 2005, imposed travel bans and asset freezes on parties involved in the conflict in the western Darfur region. The panel of experts for the 1591 Sudan ...

    5. Sudan's foreign ministry summoned the U.S. charge d'affairs in Khartoum on Wednesday over Washington's sponsorship of a draft UN Security Council resolution extending sanctions related to the Darfur conflict and adding restrictions on gold mining, Sudan's main source of income. A 2005 United Nations Security Council resolution placed a travel ban and asset freeze on those "impeding the peace ...

    6. President Salva Kiir said he was reappointing his rival as first vice president, an important condition of a deal to end more than two years of war.

    7. Sudan's annual inflation rate eased slightly to 12.44 percent in January from 12.58 percent in December, a monthly report from Sudan's Central Statistics Office said on Wednesday, partly due to cheaper global oil prices. Sudan became an oil importer after South Sudan seceded in 2011. The new nation took with it three-quarters of Sudan's oil output, the main source of foreign currency used to ...

    8. For South Sudan, a new challenge looms: bankruptcy

      Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! NewsFeb 09 09:50 AM

      Asked if they know someone who can exchange money, Juba residents throw out three or four options, an indication that traders like Mr. Loi represent a thriving business in a stuttering economy. Since December, the value of the South Sudanese pound has tumbled by more than 90 percent amid protracted negotiations between President Salvia Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar over forming a unity...

    9. Sudan summons U.S. envoy over Darfur sanctions draft resolution

      Reuters via Yahoo UK & Ireland NewsFeb 10 08:44 AM

      Sudan's foreign ministry summoned the U.S. charge d'affairs in Khartoum on Wednesday over Washington's sponsorship of a draft UN Security Council resolution extending sanctions related to the Darfur conflict and adding restrictions on gold mining, Sudan's main source of income. A 2005 United Nations Security Council resolution placed a travel ban and asset freeze on those "impeding the peace ...

    10. KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's foreign ministry summoned the U.S. charge d'affairs in Khartoum on Wednesday over Washington's sponsorship of a draft UN Security Council resolution extending sanctions related to the Darfur conflict and adding restrictions on gold mining, Sudan's main source of income.

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