News from Sudan

24-10-2014 02:10 AM
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 ...
22-09-2014 02:13 AM
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...
27-06-2014 14:47 PM
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 act...
15-05-2014 01:15 AM
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 num...
02-12-2013 07:01 AM
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...
12-08-2013 03:06 AM
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 wor...
01-07-2013 09:26 AM
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 9...
01-07-2013 09:18 AM
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 g...
24-05-2013 09:27 AM
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 Arab...
20-05-2013 09:01 AM
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 ...
23-04-2013 10:04 AM
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 hal...
19-03-2013 09:03 AM
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 sinc...
08-02-2013 08:47 AM
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'...
02-01-2013 07:16 AM
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 an...
14-12-2012 09:07 AM
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 alread...
28-05-2012 07:26 AM
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 ...
21-03-2012 07:48 AM
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 m...
28-02-2012 07:42 AM
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.
31-01-2012 07:42 AM
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.
05-09-2011 09:11 AM
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 ...
03-09-2011 09:28 AM
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 inci...
24-08-2011 08:51 AM
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...
23-08-2011 08:35 AM
'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.
11-07-2011 09:56 AM
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...
28-06-2011 09:18 AM
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 intelligenc...
16-06-2011 09:39 AM
'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...
02-06-2011 09:39 AM
Farmers 'clash with police' in Sudan
Farmers clashed with police on Wednesday in Gezira state, Sudan’s agricultural heartland, while demonstrating against an "unacceptable"...
11-05-2011 08:49 AM
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.
17-01-2011 06:04 AM
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...
12-01-2011 14:48 PM
South Sudan may face cereal deficit
Southern Sudan may have a cereal deficit of as much as 340,000 metric tons this year as about 120,000 people have returned to the region, which is hol...
09-12-2010 06:31 AM
Kingdom boosts Sudan agriculture investment
Saudi Arabia is encouraging its private sector to develop farming projects in Sudan as the government in Khartoum eases procedures for investors, Saud...
29-11-2010 06:33 AM
Sudan Seeking to Raise $4 Billion for Eastern Development
Sudan aims to raise $4 billion from a conference in Kuwait this week to support its impoverished eastern region, presidential adviser Mostafa Osman Is...