Sudanese pound strengthening against US dollar on black market
The exchange rate of the US dollar dropped on the black market in Khartoum in the last couple of days, settling at 9.10 Sudanese pounds (SDG) on Sunday compared to 9.50 (SDG) over the past two weeks.
Traders in the black market told Sudan Tribune they expect the dollar price to decrease to 8 SDG. The government-sponsored Sudan Media Center (SMC) website on Sunday said the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) department of economic security carried out an arrest campaign against traders in the black market.
Sudan’s Bashir to visit Egypt soon: FM
The Sudanese foreign minister Ali Karti will travel to Egypt after the Eid al-Adha holiday to prepare for the upcoming visit by president Omer Hassan al-Bashir for a summit with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, it was reported here today.
Al-Sisi invited Bashir to visit Cairo during his brief stop in Khartoum last June. Karti met with his Egyptian counterpart Samih Shoukri on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meetings in New York among other meetings with FM’s from South Sudan, Egypt, Russia and New Zealand.