Khartoum - Chamber of Exporters at the Chambers of Commerce Union expects export of 250 thousand tons of sesame crop this year with a profitable return of at least $500 million.
REUTERS - November 29
Nov 29 (Reuters) - Sudan's new gold refinery has built up a daily production capacity of 900 kilograms, two months after it was launched, state news agency SUNA said on Thursday.
President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, has reiterated the government determination to fulfill all its commitments with regard to implementation of Doha Document for Peace in Darfur. He pledged during his meeting with Chairman of Darfur Regional Authority, Dr Al-Tigani Sessi, at the Republican Palace Sunday to solve the issue of licenses of travels for organizations operating in development projects in Darfur, besides helping convocation of Donors Conference in Doha and Conference of Internally Displaced Persons in Nyala.
Sudan Begins Emergency Vaccinations to Fight Yellow Fever Outbreak
VOA - December 07
December 07, 2012
GENEVA — Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health is organizing an emergency mass vaccination campaign against mosquito-borne yellow fever in the Darfur region. The latest figures from the World Health Organization put the number of suspected cases of yellow fever at 732, including 165 deaths.
This is the worst yellow fever epidemic to strike Africa in two decades. The last outbreak 20 years ago, also was in Sudan. At that time, 604 cases, with 156 deaths were reported in South Kordofan state, the epicenter of the disease. Given the number of cases and deaths reported in Darfur, the World Health Organization notes the current epidemic already has surpassed the last one.
WHO reports the emergency-response vaccination campaign will cover 5.5 million people. It is being conducted in three phases. The first phase of the campaign began November 21 to cover 2.2 million people in 12 districts with the highest number of cases.
Khartoum, Dec. 8 (SUNA) - President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, Saturday evening received at the Guest House the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, Mohamed Osman Al-Mirghani.
In a statement to the press after the meeting, Al-Mirghani said that the meeting came as part of the social contacts and aimed to discussing the national issues.