Sudan – 19 August 2015

Sudan’s opposition NCF says it was not invited to Addis Ababa meeting
Sudan’s opposition alliance of the National Consensus Forces (NCF) said it has not received an invitation to attend the upcoming meeting between the political and armed opposition on the one hand and the African Union High Implementation Panel (AUHIP).
On Sunday, the Secretary-General of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement -North (SPLM) Yasir Arman, disclosed that the opposition Sudan Call forces have been invited by the head of the AUHIP Thabo Mbeki to participate in a two-day consultations meeting in Addis Ababa on 21-22 August.
Sudan Tribune

Sudan currency hits new black-market low against dollar: traders
The Sudanese pound has hit a new low against the US dollar on the black market because of a shortage of foreign currency in the country’s markets, traders said Monday.
They said the dollar was selling at 10 pounds for the first time, down from 9.5 last week.
Sudan’s economy suffered when South Sudan gained independence in 2011, with the country losing nearly three quarters of its oil resources.