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Drink camel milk instead of alcohol says Sudan Tourism Minister

(eTN) - Khartoum Sudan’s Tourism Minister Mohamed Abdul-Karim Al Had last week declared the country off limits for tourists expecting to be served alcohol or wanting to dance in a disco.

Chinese build highway link between Sudan and Ethiopia

UGANDA (eTN) - A Chinese-built and financed highway link between Ethiopia and the Sudan was declared open and operational during the week, when officials in Addis Ababa made the announcement.

F50 crash in Aweil, South Sudan

(eTN) - A Kenya-registered Fokker 50, used for flights inside Sudan by the International Organization for Migration IOM, crashed yesterday late afternoon while attempting to land in Aweil, South Sudan

Sudan and South Sudan on the road of cooperation and peace

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following is being released by the Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan:

International Council of Tourism Partners welcomes Sudan

HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles – The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced that the Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife has become the first destinatio

Sudan airline crash kills 31

(eTN) - A delegation of high-ranking government, military, and administrative officials died when their aircraft crashed earlier today with as many as 31 passengers and crew on board.

Emirates goes daily to Khartoum

DUBAI, UAE – Emirates has increased its commitment to Sudan with the introduction of one additional flight per week, providing a daily, non-stop service between Dubai and Khartoum Civil Airport from

Khartoum’s regime threatens renewed war

(eTN) - Stung by an internal revolt last week leading to the sacking of his national security advisor, Khartoum’s regime leader, Sudan President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, threatened to go back to war t

Sudan tourism and wildlife contracts on shaky ground

(eTN) - When the peace agreement was signed in January 2005 between the Sudan People's Liberation Movement and the regime in Khartoum, many investment opportunities were waiting for the quick witted,

Sudan and Egypt confirm cooperation in the tourism projects field

The Undersecretary of the Sudanese Ministry of Tourism, Ali Mahgoub, confirmed the governments of Egypt and Sudan support to their partnership in the field of tourism projects.

Railroad from Juba gets the green light

(eTN) - Information was received overnight from Berlin, Germany, that a conference between the New Sudan Foundation, ThyssenKrupp GfT Gleistechnik, Ayr Logistics Ltd., and MosMetrostroy has concluded

Egypt Air to start flights between Alexandria and Khartoum

(eTN) - Following hot on the heels of the introduction of a flight from Cairo via Khartoum to Southern Sudan’s capital city of Juba – now operating twice a week – comes the news that Egypt’s n

2 Russian pilots kidnapped by armed bandits in Darfur

KHARTOUM - Two Russian pilots have been abducted Sunday by unknown gunmen in the capital of South Darfur state, the Sudanese army said this evening.

Sudan: Violence and hope present in equal measure

Sudan, for so long the focus of the world's humanitarian attention, is back in the news.

Travelers leaving Sudan face more restrictions

(eTN) - Travelers leaving from the Sudan are facing yet more restrictions on the amount of foreign currency they can purchase, according to a source in Juba.

Southern Sudan unveils plan for animal shaped cities

JUBA, Sudan – A city shaped like a giraffe? A rhino-shaped town? Even one that looks from above like a pineapple?

Railway to link Uganda and Southern Sudan

Reports emerged in the local media last week that the

More good news for tourists in Juba

Work in progress has been described as impressive last week, when a site inspection showed substantial advances on this key traffic artery, which connects Juba and the rest of the southern Sudan with

Khartoum regime tells southern Sudan, we will let you go if...

The leader of the Khartoum regime, incidentally wanted by the ICC for alleged war crimes, attended a celebratory function last week, commemorating the 5th anniversary of the signing of the CPA in the

Two Sudanese jailed over tourist kidnapping

KHARTOUM - Two Sudanese men who kidnapped a group of tourists in Egypt's southern desert have each been jailed for 20 years, their lawyer said on Wednesday.

East Africa tourism report


Will Southern Sudan finally be free?

Following the upping of the stakes by the Southern Sudanese leadership, the regime in Khartoum finally accepted that a simple 51 percent majority will in 2011 decide on the future of the now semi-auto

Fydubai network expands south to Sudan

Beginning Sunday, November 8, flydubai will start daily flights to it's eighth destination - the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, which sits at the confluence of the Blue and White Niles and is a rapidly

Sudanese passports now permit travel to Israel

Changes in the new biometric passports issued by the Sudanese government indicate that a discriminatory phrase has been removed, making way for southern, and northern Sudanese citizens to finally trav

Debate over a new Nile Treaty rages on

In a worrisome development, smacking of bias and displaying a neo-colonial attitude of the worst order, have 12 “development” partners in a joint communiqué demanded that the Nile River source co

Wolfgang’s East Africa tourism report


Landmark decision seeks arrest of Khartoum’s Bashir

It was finally confirmed on Wednesday, March 4, what sources well connected to the International Criminal Court (ICC)’s case against Omar Hassan al-Bashir had already leaked a while ago: an internat

Hostages freed unharmed

CAIRO (AFP) — A group of European tourists and their guides snatched by armed bandits in a remote desert 10 days ago were freed unharmed in a pre-dawn raid by Egyptian special forces, officials in E