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World News: Sudan
Sudan | 20 October 2015
South Sudan minister complains of low budget for agriculture

Minister of Agriculture Beda Machar has expressed disappointment with the lack of budget allocated for agriculture in the 2016 national budget, saying the government has shown “no commitment” toward d...

Sudan | 24 October 2014
South Sudan looks to livestock to break oil dependence

As South Sudan tries to break its economic dependence on oil, it is looking to another resource it has in abundance: livestock. The world's newest nation has more cattle, goats and sheep than it ha...

Sudan | 22 September 2014
Cattle diseases threaten livelihoods in Jonglei capital Bor

Local cattle keepers in Bor, the capital of South Sudan’s Jonglei state, said their livelihoods are being threatened by an outbreak of deadly diseases despite intervention by an indigenous non-governm...

Sudan | 27 June 2014
Ministry of Agriculture Urges Youth to Concentrate on Agricultural Sector

The South Sudan minster of Agriculture and Forestry, Mayen Ngor Atem, says one aim of the project is to involve the county’s youth in constructive activities, keeping them engaged in agriculture; anot...

Sudan | 15 May 2014
South Sudan’s livestock threatens natural resources

In South Sudan, the 11.7 million cattle, 12.4 million goats and 12.1 sheep easily outnumber the 13 million human population. Experts say the large numbers of livestock are posing a threat to the envir...

Sudan | 2 December 2013
US calls on American companies to invest in Sudan’s agricultural sector

The United States charge d’affaires in Khartoum Joseph D. Stafford called on American companies to invest in Sudan’s agricultural sector, according to a news report. Stafford who was on a visit to ...

Sudan | 12 August 2013
Rice plants seed of hope on Sudan’s damaged farms

Newly planted rice shoots poking out of the Sudanese soil are as tiny as blades of grass, but they symbolize a big dream to turn around one of the world’s largest irrigated farming schemes. Bakri E...

Sudan | 1 July 2013
Agriculture's impact on malaria

Raising agricultural productivity is a priority in much of sub-Saharan Africa, where some 70% of people live in rural areas and rely on farming. But 90% of the estimated 660,000 global deaths caused b...

Sudan | 1 July 2013
China, Sudan Sign Agricultural Agreement

Sudan's minister of agriculture Abdel Halim al-Mutafi, announced that his government signed an agricultural cooperation agreement with Beijing which gives Chinese companies several options to operate ...

Sudan | 24 May 2013
Lebanese firm to invest $800m in Sudan agriculture project

A Lebanon-based company plans to invest up to $800 million in an agricultural project in Sudan, to produce animal feed that will be sold in Saudi Arabia. GLB Invest rented 87,200 acres to the north...

Sudan | 20 May 2013
Deaths reported in South Sudan cattle raids

At least 29 people have been killed after cattle raiders from a South Sudanese minority group opened fire on members of another minority in a village in Upper Nile state, according to a local official...

Sudan | 23 April 2013
Sudanese Sesame, Missing Old Markets, New Promising Ones, Interview

The Sudan has for long retained its lead of the global sesame market as it was one of the major sesame exporters in the 1970s, exporting more than half a million tonnes. The Sudan presently endeavo...

Sudan | 19 March 2013
Sudan nomads return cattle rustled in South Sudan

Sudanese nomads have returned scores of cattle raided from pastoralists in South Sudan in what officials say is a first by the Sudanese Misseriya since the two sides signed agreements in June last yea...

Sudan | 8 February 2013
Sudan bank eyes more Gulf farming finance

Bank of Khartoum, Sudan's oldest bank, wants to boost its agricultural finance business with the help of Gulf banks after winning the African country's first-ever international rating, its head said. ...

Sudan | 2 January 2013
Sudan launches major dam to boost agricultural production

Sudan launched a major dam project on Tuesday to boost power supply and agricultural irrigation, a plan officials hope will foster farmland exports and attract more Gulf investment to the African coun...

Sudan | 14 December 2012
Agencies worried of Sudanese livestock influx

Maban County currently hosts over 112,000 refugees from Sudan, placing pressure on the host community for resources and land. The county is already affected by high levels of livestock disease and...

Sudan | 28 May 2012
South Sudan capture suspected raider

South Sudan’s army (SPLA) disarmament operation in Jonglei state has captured a suspected armed raider in Twic East County on Sunday, according to the county commissioner, Dau Akoi Jurkcuh.

Sudan | 21 March 2012
Egypt's Citadel to grow crops in South Sudan

A unit of Egyptian private equity firm Citadel Capital plans to cultivate up to 40,000 acres of farmland in South Sudan to sell staple foods such as maize in the newly-independent nation...

Sudan | 28 February 2012
Agriculture minister survives chopper crash

A helicopter crashed upon landing at Fao airport at Al-Rahad Agricultural Scheme, killing three of the 12 passengers on board.

Sudan | 31 January 2012
Scores dead in cattle raid in South Sudan

South Sudan has accused its former foes in the Sudanese government of arming gunmen who killed 79 people in a cattle raid.

Sudan | 5 September 2011
Pakistanis invited to invest in Sudan

Sudan is a resourceful African country and it has vast opportunities for investment in different fields while the skilled labour particularly for the agriculture sector is also a major requirement of ...

Sudan | 3 September 2011
Cattle rescued from raiders in Jonglei

cattle recued after gunmen from Murle tribe stole a sizeable number of cows two days ago at Atham-piu cattle station, which has become the second incidence...

Sudan | 24 August 2011
People killed in Jonglei cattle raids

Fighting erupted in Jonglei state on Monday as unknown gunmen attacked Twic East County, killing two and injuring seven, in a cattle raid according to a South Sudan official.

Sudan | 23 August 2011
'Hundreds dead' in South Sudan cattle raids

Recent tribal clashes and cattle raids in South Sudan have left nearly 600 people dead and hundreds more injured, the United Nations said.

Sudan | 11 July 2011
Growth through agriculture for S. Sudan

Africa’s newest nation, South Sudan celebrated its independence on Saturday, 9 July 2011. The country faces many challenges in building a strong and stable economy that supports the food securit...

Sudan | 28 June 2011
Time to learn vital lessons from maize crisis

So the maize shortage is artificial after all? That appears to be the word from the Ministry of Agriculture now that they have invited the intelligence service to unravel the export of maize to Southe...

Sudan | 16 June 2011
'Almost 100' killed in Sudan clashes over past week

Clashes in south Sudan have killed almost 100 people in separate cattle raids and rebel attacks in the past week, officials said Wednesday...

Sudan | 2 June 2011
Farmers 'clash with police' in Sudan

Farmers clashed with police on Wednesday in Gezira state, Sudan’s agricultural heartland, while demonstrating against an "unacceptable" government offer to buy their land, several prot...

Sudan | 11 May 2011
South Sudan cattle raids 'kill 80'

At least 80 people have been killed in South Sudan after rebels attacked cattle camps, the southern army says.

Sudan | 17 January 2011
Agricultural Cooperation With Sudan

Agricultural Jihad Minister Sadeq Khalilian said Sunday that based on an agreement with Sudan, Iranian electropumps will be used for irrigation of 160,000 hectares...