Sudan’s Bashir sworn in for new presidential term
Sudan’s Omar Hassan al-Bashir was sworn in for a new presidential term on Tuesday, extending his quarter-century rule.
Bashir took the oath at a parliamentary session in the capital Khartoum attended by regional African and Arab leaders.
Bashir won 94 percent of the vote in a national election in April, which was the first since Sudan saw its south secede in 2011 but was boycotted by many opposition figures.
Sudan says foreign groups seek a ban on gold exports
The Sudanese minister of minerals Ahmed Sadiq al-Karuri warned that some unnamed foreign organizations are actively compiling negative reports on the mining sector in Sudan especially gold as a prelude to a ban the country’s exports of this precious metal.
Sudan is trying to compensate for the loss in oil which constituted more than 50% of its revenues until 2011 South Sudan seceded and took with it 75% of the country’s oil reserves.
Sudan’s new parliament speaker vows to push national dialogue efforts
The newly elected speaker of the Sudanese parliament Ibrahim Ahmed Omer said his country is committed to promoting the principles of Shura (consultation) in all issues that affect the nation’s progress towards prosperity and development.
Omer, who has been elected speaker of the National Assembly by 375 votes on Monday, underscored the country’s leadership awareness of the importance of the national dialogue, saying they identified the areas of deficiency which is hindering its progress.
Sudan’s Bashir conducts major reshuffle in top army posts
The Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir has relieved on Monday the military chief of staff and other senior officers hours before his swearing-in ceremony for a new term in office.
Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) spokesperson, Colonel al-Sawarmi Khalid Sa’ad, said in a statement Monday the changes come in the context of the annual routine work at the SAF, saying that Bashir met with the outgoing chiefs of staffs and thanked them for their services.