KHARTOUM Sudan (Xinhua) --
Sudan’s Minerals Ministry signed an agreement with a Russian company on Monday
for gold and minerals exploration at the Red Sea State in eastern Sudan.
ceremony was held in Khartoum between Sudan’s Minerals Ministry and Russia’s
Esimath Company, which is an affiliate of Acropol Group Russia.
now become a center of attraction for investors in the mining sector for its
huge and documented reserves of minerals of different types,” Mohamed Abu-Fatma,
general director of Sudan’s General Geological Research Corporation, told
reporters following the signing of the deal.
He added that
he expected the company to achieve remarkable success in this filed.
production jumped to 93.4 tons in 2016, an average increase of 13.9 percent,
compared with 82 tons in 2015.
the ministry, there are over two million Sudanese employees in the traditional
mining industry, generating 80 percent of the country’s gold.
Sudan ranks third after Ghana and South Africa in gold production in Africa, but
observers expect it to rank first by 2018.
on gold revenues to compensate the loss of two thirds of its oil production
following the separation of Suth Sudan in 2011.
Sudan ruling party to waive half
of posts for government formation
KHARTOUM Sudan (Xinhua) --
Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) on Saturday announced that it would
waive half of ministerial posts and portfolios for the parties and armed
movements which participated in the national dialogue conference.
indicates willingness to make the dialogue successful,” said Hassabo Mohamed
Abdul-Rahman, Sudan’s vice-president and a leading NCP member, addressing a
leadership is convinced that dialogue and accepting the other is the only way
out for resolving the country’s issues,” he noted.
explained that the announcement of the new government delayed because of
examination of the proposed names in order to have qualified cadres capable of
leading and developing the country.
Vice-President and Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh, in consultation with the
Higher Committee to follow up the implementation of National Dialogue outcomes,
is scheduled to form a new government that involves the parties and armed
movements which participated in the national dialogue conference in Sudan.
2014, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir declared an initiative calling on the
opposition parties and the armed groups to join a national dialogue to end the
of the national dialogue conference kicked off in October 2015 with the aim to
resolve the country’s political and social issues.
2016, the conference concluded its sessions by endorsing a national document
which was formulated by the participants in the conference.
political parties and armed movements refused to participate in the conference,
including the Revolutionary Front Alliance, which brings together the Sudan
People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM)/northern sector and major Darfur armed