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World Bank responds to Sudan Tribune’s story


May 7, 2012 (WASHINGTON) – The World Bank on Monday issued a response to Sudan Tribune’s story published yesterday.

The World Bank has been working actively in South Sudan since 2005 to provide early assistance, given its urgent development needs. As part of our support, the Bank provides technical and economic analysis to the government, and recently provided an assessment of the economic situation as requested by the Government of South Sudan.

Your story yesterday misrepresents the nature and content of the dialogue between the World Bank and the Government and development partners. The World Bank is deeply concerned with the economic and development impact of the unresolved oil issues and how this will affect the people of both South Sudan and Sudan, particularly the most vulnerable.

The ongoing dialogue between the World Bank and South Sudan focuses on positive steps that can be taken to manage the different economic scenarios arising out of its oil dispute with Sudan.

The World Bank Group will continue to work closely with both South Sudan and Sudan to support the countries through their economic difficulties, focusing on economic resilience, protection of vulnerable people from economic hardship, as well as longer term development needs.

Given the desperate living situation being faced by people in both Sudan and South Sudan, the World Bank’s economic analysis unambiguously shows that it is in the interests of both countries to resume talks urgently and resolve their ongoing dispute over oil payments and other issues peacefully.

Lillian Foo

Communications Officer,

Africa Region

The World Bank Group

+1 (202) 458.7726

lfoo@worldbank.org

http://www.sudantribune.com/World-Bank-responds-to-Sudan,42527


 Electric Power Availability Dreadful to the Public in Juba [opinion]
Water World
Juba, the capital of Republic of South Sudan is a metropolis rapidly expanding with modern amenities and construction works going up. As a cosmopolitan city there is a big market into which any entrepreneur could tap. For electric power availability to 

South Sudan calls for discipline during Jonglei disarmament
Sudan Tribune
February 27,2012 (JUBA) – South Sudan has called on new nation’s military, the Sudan People’s Liberation Amy (SPLA), to exhibit discipline as it embarks on a potentially volatile disarmament campaign begins in three days time.

Chinese VP hopes for early solution to Sudan-South Sudan dispute
Xinhua
28 (Xinhua) — Vice President Xi Jinping on Tuesday said he hopes Sudan and South Sudan will properly solve their differences “at an early date.” He made the remark while meeting with visiting Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Ahmed Karti.

South Sudan seed fair calms food insecurity fears
Sudan Tribune
By Julius N. Uma February 27, 2012 (JUBA) – Lily Asuya Kwaje, a South Sudanese returnee can hardly hide her smile. She is among the 300 beneficiaries of a one-day seed exhibition organized by United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in 

They Can’t Wait: Sudan’s Nuba Starved and Bombed
FrontPage Magazine
For almost a year now the Islamist Government of Sudan regime in Khartoum has been conducting an extermination campaign against the black, African Nuba Mountain people of South Kordofan. Aerial bombardment, house to house searches and executions, 
Sudan denies “confiscating” independent South’s oil
Reuters
By Sui-Lee Wee | BEIJING (Reuters) – Sudan denounced suggestions that it was confiscating oil from South Sudan on Tuesday and indicated that the newly independent South was responsible for stonewalling an oil deal between the two nations.

South Sudan army denies participating in South Kordofan’s attack
Sudan Tribune
February 27,2012, (JUBA)- South Sudan’s army on Monday strongly denied reports alleging that it has participated in the fight involving coalition of Sudanese rebel groups from neighboring Sudan in South Kordofan State. Colonel Phillip Aguer, spokesman 

Sudan asks China to help in oil dispute with South
BusinessLIVE
Sudan’s government has said that it has appealed to diplomatic partner and investor China for help in resolving a protracted dispute over oil revenues with newly independent South Sudan. Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Ahmed Karti said that during a 
South Sudan Announces Peace Agreement With Insurgent Militia
Bloomberg
South Sudan said it signed a peace agreement with a prominent militia group whose leader was killed by government troops in December. The rebel group formerly headed by George Athor pledged to disarm and join the national army, government spokesman 
Sudan rebels claim to have killed 130 soldiers
TwoCircles.net
By IANS, Khartoum : A rebel group in Sudan Tuesday said it has killed 130 Sudanese army soldiers in an attack along the Sudan-South Sudan border, Xinhua reported. “The attack launched by the Revolutionary Front on Buhairat Al-Abiyad resulted in the 
South Sudan Signs Truce With Rebel Group
Wall Street Journal
By NICHOLAS BARIYO And JENNY GROSS The government of South Sudan signed a peace deal with one of the largest rebel groups, the South Sudan Democratic Movement, a South Sudanofficial said Tuesday, in a move that could help stabilize the East African 

South Sudan: Disarmament Jitters in Jonglei State
AllAfrica.com
Juba/Pibor — South Sudan’s plan to start collecting some 20000 weapons from civilians in Jonglei state in March, by force if necessary, is likely to worsen the volatile security situation there and complicate efforts to deliver essential humanitarian 

First Ever Gender Based Violence Training Program in South Sudan
Shalom Life
On Thursday March 2, an IsraAID delegation of Israeli experts will fly to Juba, South Sudan, with the support of a private family foundation and the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and in cooperation with FIRST and the Israel-based NGO Operation 

BusinessLIVE
Sudan has denounced suggestions that it was confiscating oil from South Sudan and indicated that the newly independent South was responsible for stonewalling an oil deal between the two nations. South Sudan became Africa’s newest nation in July under a

South Sudan rebel group lays down arms
Reuters
By Hereward Holland | JUBA Feb 28 (Reuters) – A major South Sudanese rebel group with alleged links to the northern government in Khartoum has signed an amnesty deal two months after its leader was killed, South Sudan said on Tuesday.

South Sudan rebel group lays down arms
Zee News
Juba: South Sudan has signed a ceasefire with the largest of several rebel groups which threaten the stability of the world’s newest nation, the government said on Tuesday. The deal to integrate an estimated 1800 guerrilla fighters into the South’s 

South Sudan rebels lay down arms
Primedia Broadcasting – Eyewitness News
A major South Sudanese rebel group with alleged links to the northern government in Khartoum has signed an amnesty deal two months after its leader was killed, South Sudan said on Tuesday. George Athor founded the South Sudan Democratic Movement (SSDM) 

Israel Humanitarian Group IsraAID To Provide Social Work Training in South Sudan
Israel News Agency
On Thursday March 2, an IsraAID humanitarian delegation of Israel experts will fly to Juba, South Sudan. IsraAID will conduct the first ever Gender Based Violence (GBV) training program for social workers in the newest African nation.
Sudan signals possibility of military options against South Sudan
People’s Daily Online
27 (Xinhua) — Sudan on Monday indicated a possibility of using military options against South Sudan in response to what Khartoum terms as “repeated aggressions” by the south on Sudan’s territories. “Sudan maintains military and security options that 
Tel Aviv students fight to stop classmate from being deported to South Sudan
Haaretz
Groups of students from Herzliya Hebrew Gymnasium go from class to class, explain United Nations’ position that situation has grown worse since South Sudan declared independence, contrary to Israel’s viewpoint. By Talila Nesher Students at a prominent
At UN, Mbeki Tells ICP Suth Sudan Has One Story on Oil, Khartoum Another
YouTube
The idea is a holistic and integrated understanding of the Sudan issues.” He might have said Sudans, plural, as the Permanent Representatives of South Sudan as well as the North waited outside during the meeting. The format was called “private 

South Sudan army in full control of Jau after heavy fighting with SAF – official
Sudan Tribune
Feburay 26, 2012 (BENTIU) – The Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA), which is South Sudan’sofficial army has fully captured disputed Jau area on Sunday from the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), an official in the Unity state told Sudan Tribune.

Sudan rebels say behind attack on Sudanese army
Reuters
South Sudan denies involvement in assault * Khartoum, Juba at odds over oil exports, border disputes By Hereward Holland JUBA, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Rebel groups in Sudan said on Monday they had captured a Sudanese army garrison near the border with 

Sudan rebels say key area seized
AFP
KHARTOUM — Rebels fighting along Sudan’s disputed border with the breakawaysouth on Monday said they had seized the key area of Taruje, near the southern border, clearing a path for refugees fleeing the fighting. “Taruje is now liberated by SPLM,” 

Sudan rebels say behind attack on Sudanese army

Reuters – ‎
* South Sudan denies involvement in assault * Khartoum, Juba at odds over oil exports, border disputes (Adds rebels’ figure on casualties) By Hereward Holland JUBA, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Rebel groups in Sudan said on Monday they had captured a Sudanese 
Africasia – ‎
Rebels fighting along Sudan’s disputed border with the breakaway south on Monday said they had seized the key area of Taruje, near the southern border, clearing a path for refugees fleeing the fighting. “Taruje is now liberated by SPLM,” since Sunday 
Reuters Africa – ‎
By George Obulutsa ARUSHA, Tanzania Feb 27 (Reuters) – South Sudan, which has stopped shipping crude oil exports, has enough foreign exchange reserves to cover imports for up to one year, the deputy Finance Minister said on Monday.
Ahram Online – ‎
South Sudan, which has stopped shipping crude oil exports, has enough foreign exchange reserves to cover imports for up to one year, the deputy Finance Minister said on Monday. In January, South Sudan shut down its entire oil production of 350000 
News24 – ‎
Khartoum – Khartoum threatened retaliation on Sunday after accusing breakaway South Sudan of backing a rebel attack inside its territory, adding to tensions which have sparked international concern. Rebels in a “revolutionary front” aimed at toppling 

Sudanese Economy Reels With Loss of Oil Income
Jakarta Globe
Khartoum, SudanSudan has lost billions of dollars in oil receipts since the south gained independence last year and is plagued by soaring prices and a weakening currency, with no economic solution in sight for the bankrupt nation, analysts say…

Clashes break out in Sudan’s South Kordofan
Emirates 24/7
South Sudanese and Sudanese forces clashed in a poorly-defined border area on Sunday, the Sudanese military said, the latest outbreak of violence to put a recently signed non-aggression pact into question. “Forces from South Sudan and rebels from South 

Battling Sudan’s Bombs With Videos
New York Times
It was Boyette who smuggled me into the Nuba Mountains, driving his Toyota Land Cruiser on a rutted dirt track from South Sudan, at one point just a couple of miles from Sudanese military lines. He has set up a network of local citizen journalists who

UN int’l staff return to restive Sudan region
Sacramento Bee
AP KHARTOUM, Sudan — The United Nations in Sudan says its international staff is returning to a disputed region on the border with south Sudan, after a nearly half-year absence from the restive area. The UN office in Khartoum said in a statement 

Sudanese Rebels Sign Deal for Aid in Two Embattled States

BusinessWeek – ‎
By Jared Ferrie Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) — A Sudanese rebel group said it signed an agreement with the government to allow aid into rebel- controlled areas in two border states where the US says half a million people may face famine conditions.
Bloomberg – ‎
A Sudanese rebel group said it signed an agreement with the government to allow aid into rebel- controlled areas in two border states where the US says half a million people may face famine conditions. The accord, signed on Feb.
Shanghai Daily (subscription) – ‎
KHARTOUM, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) — The Sudanese government on Sunday announced its decision to file an complaint to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the African Union (AU) against South Sudan regarding an attack in Al-Abiyad border area.
Shanghai Daily (subscription) -
KHARTOUM, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) — The Sudanese army on Sunday said armed clashes broke out between its forces and South Sudan forces at Jao area on the border between Sudan-South Sudan. “An alliance bringing together South Sudan’s army and rebels from 
Sudan Tribune -
February 25, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese presidential assistant Nafie Ali Nafie blasted those who are sympathetic with the rebel alliance saying they don’t represent any weight within the Sudanese society. Nafie made the remarks while addressing the 
Sudan Tribune – ‎‎
By Ngor Arol Garang February 25, 2012 (JUBA) – A South Sudanese opposition groups has criticised austerity measures introduced by government to adjust the loss of oil revenues, after the young country stopped exporting its oil through north Sudan…
Truck Drivers End Three-day Barricade of S. Sudan Border
Sudan Vision
Border traffic to and fro South Sudan has resumed after a three-day strike by truck drivers from Kenya, Somalia and Tanzanaia that paralysed movement in the area. The heavy truck drivers have been protesting what they called ‘unfair treatment’ by South
Farming getting tough in South Sudan
Press TV
Farming in South Sudan had once seemed to be an easy thing, but not anymore. For even though it has been sought as the alternative source of income to the country that has fertile soil covering more than 90% of its territory and can produce crops for ..
South Sudan opposition demands foreign business pay taxes amid austerity and 
Sudan Tribune
By Ngor Arol Garang February 25, 2012 (JUBA) – A South Sudanese opposition groups has criticised austerity measures introduced by government to adjust the loss of oil revenues, after the young country stopped exporting its oil through north Sudan.

South Sudan president blames Khartoum for insecurity
Sudan Tribune
February 25, 2012 (BOR) – South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir Mayardit accused north Sudan – from which the new country seceded last year – attempting to turn the world’s youngest country into a failed state. Even before South Sudan’s referendum on 

Team succeeds with well installation in South Sudan
Marshalltown Times Republican
BY MIKE DONAHEY – Staff Writer (mdonahey@timesrepublican.com) , Times-Republican Editor’s Note: Writer Mike Donahey of Marshalltown was part of a team that traveled to and worked in Old Fangak, South Sudan recently to provide clean drinking water.

Truck drivers end three-day barricade of S. Sudan border
Daily Monitor
The drivers had used heavy trucks to barricade the roads to South Sudan protesting alleged mistreatment by South Sudan officials Border traffic to and fro South Sudan has resumed after a three-day strike by truck drivers from Kenya, 

South Sudanese Christians plan “prophesied” pilgrimage to Israel
Sudan Tribune
February 24, 2012 (JUBA) – Christians in South Sudan are planning a pilgrimage to Israel in fulfillment of what they say was God’s promise in the Bible to the people of the region, senior Church leaders have announced. Spiritual leaders from various 

UN foreign staff return to Sudan war zone
AFP
KHARTOUM — United Nations international staff have returned to Sudan’s SouthKordofan for the first time in months, the UN said on Saturday, as global concern mounts over food shortages in the war-torn state. “Today, FAO and OCHA flew back there by 

Footage shows bodies of women and children in South Sudan village
Herald Sun
A MAN who came to Australia as a refugee has revealed shocking footage of a massacre in South Sudan. Chibak Kur Mum, who lives in Maidstone, visited his home village in South Sudan last month to see his family. After hearing gunfire from his relatives’ 
South Sudan opposition party calls for auditing of oil companies
Sudan Tribune
February 23, 2012 (JUBA) – The African National Congress (ANC) Party an opposition party in South Sudan as asked the Juba government to review and audit the records of all oil companies operating in exploration and production. Seven month old South 
Sudan: UNinternational staff return to troubled South Kordofan State
Afrique en Ligue
The State has been the scene of violent clashes between the rebel Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA-North) and government troops, creating a food shortage situation, and driving unspecified number of civilians to seek refuge in neighboring South Sudan 
Sudan government is killing its people
Columbus Dispatch
But that is within the margin of error of estimates of the numbers of people killed by President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan. I slipped into Sudan and the Nuba Mountains without a visa, via a rutted dirt track from South Sudan

Mandela, 93, hospitalized with stomach ailment
MiamiHerald.com
“South Africa is very privileged to have had such a leader,” said Bohm, comparing Mandela to India’s Mahatma Gandhi. Hassan Burma was visiting Soweto from South Sudan, Africa’s newest nation. South Sudan broke away from Sudan last year, and its leaders 

Analysis: South Sudan future dicey after oil money loss
WTVR
JUBA (Reuters) – In an air-conditioned Toyota showroom packed with half a dozen off-road vehicles in South Sudan’s capital, dealer Desmond McCue is wondering whether the shutdown of the country’s oil production industry means the bonanza is over.

UN int’l staff return to restive Sudan region
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
AP | Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2012 8:09 am | (0) Comments The United Nations in Sudan says its international staff is returning to a disputed region on the border with south Sudan, after a nearly half-year absence from the restive area…

Two foreign police shot in Sudan’s Darfur: UNAMID

Africasia – ‎
Two police officers from the African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission to Sudan’s Darfur region (UNAMID) have been shot and wounded by unidentified gunmen, the mission said on Saturday. They both received leg wounds and were being treated at a 
U.S. News & World Report – ‎
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Gunmen ambushed a bus carrying international peacekeepers in the Darfur region of Sudan, wounding two peacekeepers, the joint United Nations-African Union mission said Saturday. The mission, known as UNAMID, said the peacekeepers 
The Nation, Pakistan – ‎
KHARTOUM – Fresh fighting in Sudan’s Darfur region has killed 12 government soldiers, according to a rebel statement received on Friday, but an official said 10 civilians were the victims. The Sudan Liberation Army faction of Minni Minawi said it 
The Daily Star – ‎
KHARTOUM: Rebels in Sudan’s Darfur region have clashed with government forces, both sides said, with the rebels claiming to kill a dozen government soldiers and Khartoum accusing its opponents of targeting civilians. Mostly African insurgents in Darfur 
AllAfrica.com -
El Fasher — Two peacekeepers of the African Union – United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) sustained gunshot wounds near the town of El Dein yesterday after being targeted by an unknown group. Two peacekeepers of the African Union – United Nations 
Naharnet – ‎
by Naharnet Newsdesk 25 February 2012, 18:01 Two police officers from the African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission to Sudan’s Darfur region (UNAMID) have been shot and wounded by unidentified gunmen, the mission said on Saturday.
AllAfrica.com – ‎‎
The announcement by the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) force commander, Lt. Gen Patrick Nyamvumba, that the UN peacekeepers will open fire to defend themselves – if provoked – is extremely welcome.
Radio Dabanga – ‎
On Thursday, government forces attacked Abu Delik village, south east of El Fasher in North Darfur, killing one person and injuring six others. A source told Radio Dabanga that government troops were traveling in a convoy of 20 vehicles towards Alawna, 

Sudan-UN Joint Assessment Reveals Humanitarian Situation in South Kordofan is 
MarketWatch (press release)
Sudan continues to call on South Sudan to recognize its negative role in this crisis and cease its support to the rebels. And in order for the US and those pushing for an intervention to play a constructive role, they must look at the facts on the 

Sudan-UN Joint Assessment Reveals Humanitarian Situation in South Kordofan is 
Sacramento Bee
By Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2012 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The humanitarian situation in South Kordofan that has garnered international concern, and which some have now exploited to push an agenda of intervention, 

South Sudan expels Chinese oil firm boss
Mmegi Online
JUBA: The world’s newest nation has expelled its first person – the head of South Sudan’s biggest oil company, the Chinese and Malaysian-owned Petrodar. The Chinese national, Liu Yingcai, was asked to leave following an investigation into Khartoum’s 

Sudan’s survey says South Kordofan’s humanitarian situation “normal”
Sudan Tribune
February 23, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – A survey conducted by government and international groups inSudan’s war-battered state of South Kordofan has shown “good” levels of food security and “normal” humanitarian conditions, an official said on Monday as UN 
Nation, Uganda Border Opens After Drivers’ Protests
AllAfrica.com
By Dhieu Williams, 24 February 2012 Juba — South Sudan Nimule and Uganda border of Attiak has been opened yesterday following two days closure by drivers from Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia who protested overloaded charges of taxes imposed on them 
Analysis: South Sudan future dicey after oil money loss
Reuters
By Ulf Laessing and Hereward Holland | JUBA (Reuters) – In an air-conditioned Toyota showroom packed with half a dozen off-road vehicles in South Sudan’s capital, dealer Desmond McCue is wondering whether the shutdown of the country’s oil production 

South Sudan: US Congressman to Discuss Recent Visit to Yida Refugee Camp
AllAfrica.com
Washington, DC — Frank Wolf (R-VA), a longtime advocate for Sudan and co-chairman of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, just returned from a trip to the world’s newest country, South Sudan, where he visited a refugee camp in Yida filled with men, 

MSF Projects in South Sudan in 2011–12
Doctors Without Borders
MSF has been working in the region that today constitutes the Republic of South Sudan since 1983. In 2011, MSF responded to several emergencies, including large-scale displacement, refugee influxes, inter-communal fighting, alarming nutrition 


China says hopes talks can resolve dispute after South Sudan expels oil 
Washington Post
BEIJING — China said Thursday it hopes talks will remove any misunderstanding with South Sudan after the Chinese head of the largest foreign oil company in the country was kicked out over allegations he conspired with neighboring Sudan to steal the 

South Sudan army calls for concerted fight against AIDS
Sudan Tribune
February 22, 2012 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s army on Wednesday appealed for concerted efforts to fight against HIV/AIDs, stressing that the war against the sexually transmitted disease cannot be fought by one institution or group of some officials tasked 

US troops stationed in Africa to help fight brutal rebels
The Seattle Times
US troops are stationed at bases in Uganda, Congo, South Sudan and Central African Republic. By JASON STRAZIUSO The Associated Press No comments have been posted to this article. NAIROBI, Kenya — US troops helping in the fight against the brutal rebel 

Total in Talks to Resume Oil Search in South Sudan
AllAfrica.com
French-owned oil marketer Total has entered into negotiations to set up laws which will enable it to develop oil resources in South Sudan. Speaking in Nairobi on Tuesday, Total Kenya managing director Alexis Vovk said officials are already in the 

South Sudan in talks with Vitol to build small
Reuters Africa
By Hereward Holland and Emma Farge South Sudan is in talks with top oil trader Vitol to build a small refinery which would start producing in 2013, as it seeks to end dependency on Sudan, its oil minister said on Tuesday.

Dodging Bombers in Sudan
New York Times
I slipped into Sudan and the Nuba Mountains without a visa, via a rutted dirt track fromSouth Sudan. My vehicle was covered with mud to make it less visible to bombers, which appeared overhead every couple of hours. In any case, the Antonov bombers 
Korean firm to survey South Sudan new capital
Africa Review
An artist’s impression of the proposed new South Sudan capital city of Ramciel. Difficulties in expansion and providing basic services have informed the decision to move the capital city from Juba. FILE | AFRICA REVIEW | By MACHEL AMOS in JubaPosted 
SOUTH SUDAN: High hopes for defeating “neglected” diseases
IRINnews.org
JUBA, 23 February 2012 (IRIN) – Health workers in the world’s newest country are hoping that the pledge by pharmaceutical companies and world leaders to combat “neglected” tropical diseases will finally help to have an impact on South Sudan’s appalling 

High time to put South Sudan on the right track
Sudan Tribune
By James Okuk February 22, 2012 — If the SPLM separates itself from the government of the Republic of South Sudan where will it get money to feed the big bellies of some of its (SPLM) members? It is known like a bright moonlight that the budget on 

China urges dialogue in South Sudan dispute with oil firms
BusinessLIVE
China has urged dialogue between South Sudan and Chinese oil firms following the expulsion this week of the head of Chinese-Malaysian oil consortium Petrodar, in its first comments on an escalating row. Chinese oil firms are caught in a dispute between
SOUTH SUDAN: High hopes for defeating “neglected” diseases
Reuters AlertNet
 hoping that the pledge by pharmaceutical companies and world leaders [ http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?reportid=94788 ] to combat “neglected” tropical diseases will finally help to have an impact on South Sudan’s appalling health indicators.