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Post by Zmeselo » 13 Sep 2019, 21:09



Sudan, South Sudan Leaders Agree to Reopen Borders

By Waakhe Simon Wudu, Michael Atit

https://www.voanews.com/africa/sudan-so ... en-borders

September 13, 2019


South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (L) and Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok shake hands before meeting in the capital city of Juba, South Sudan, Sept. 12, 2019.

JUBA , SOUTH SUDAN - The leaders of South Sudan and Sudan have agreed to reopen border areas between their countries in a bid to boost trade and the free movement of people.

The agreement between new Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, reached late Thursday, is significant because several border areas remain closed, including Heglig in South Sudan’s former Unity State, Kafiakinji in Raja in South Sudan, and El-Khurasana in Sudan’s Western Kordofan state.

South Sudan's deputy minister of foreign affairs, Deng Dau Deng, said he and Sudan's foreign minister, Asma Mohamed Abdalla, touched on the disputed, oil-producing region of Abyei during their talks.
Of course the issue of Abyei is a fundamental issue because we want a final status on the resolution on the conflict of Abyei. The current government in Khartoum and the sovereign council and the Cabinet are very open in addressing the issues that are outstanding between South Sudan and the Republic of Sudan,
said Dau.

Dau said Hamdok also met with the leaders of various Sudanese rebel groups during a two-day visit to Juba that ended Friday and reaffirmed his government’s commitment to ending hostilities with the rebel groups.

A Sudanese government delegation and the rebel groups signed a declaration of principles in Juba and agreed to hold peace talks next month. Dau said part of the reason for Hamdok’s visit to Juba was to cement that process.


South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (C-R) and Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok (C-L) are seen flanked by aides during their meeting in Juba, South Sudan, Sept. 12, 2019.
To show the commitment of the Sovereign Council and the Cabinet itself, so there was no new position from him. It’s only to reaffirm both the sovereign Council and the Cabinet [are in support of the peace process],
Dau told VOA.

Despite Sudan’s 21-year civil war, which led to South Sudan’s independence, Sudanese Foreign Minister Abdalla said Sudanese and South Sudanese are still “brothers and sisters.”
We have been one country and now we are two countries but we are still one nation and we hope to develop our relations. We would like also to take the opportunity of the positive atmosphere between the two countries to further our cooperation and make sure that all the issues between our two countries will be solved,
Abdalla told VOA.

Abdalla said the post-Comprehensive Peace Agreement issues that remain unresolved since South Sudan became independent in 2011 will be dealt with in the atmosphere of political cooperation that exists between the two countries.

South Sudan's foreign affairs minister, Awut Deng Acuil, said both countries must focus on ensuring peace and stability for their people.
I think time has come for us in the two countries to silence the guns. The war is no more option for our people. We need to have peace and sustainable peace in the two countries,
said Deng.

Hamdok told reporters upon his arrival in Juba on Thursday he was looking forward to a strategic partnership with South Sudan, adding “the sky is the limit” for that relationship.
We hope to have very prosperous relationship that will address issues of trade, border issue, oil, free movement of our people between the two countries and all these agendas,
said Hamdok.

South Sudan Vice President James Wani Igga sounded equally optimistic about the South Sudan/Sudan relationship now that former longtime Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is out of power.
I believe he [Hamdok] is going to come up with very strong effective policies and especially our border relations and especially the trade between the two countries and especially the issue of the oil and we are really one people, two countries,
said Igga.

This was Hamdok’s first visit to South Sudan since being sworn in as Sudan’s prime minister on August 21.

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Post by Digital Weyane » 14 Sep 2019, 00:33

My great country Tigray will never take part in the peace process until we are allowed to use Article 39 and secede from Ethiopia.


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Post by Degnet » 14 Sep 2019, 03:02

Digital Weyane wrote:
14 Sep 2019, 00:33
My great country Tigray will never take part in the peace process until we are allowed to use Article 39 and secede from Ethiopia.
Ethiopia is a thinking wise and blood.

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Post by Zmeselo » 14 Sep 2019, 03:55

Yemane G. Meskel (@hawelti) Tweeted:

President Isaias Afwerki departed to Khartoum in early morning hours today for official, two-day, visit to the Sudan on the invitation of Gen. Abdul Fattah al-Burhan, President of Sudan's Sovereign Council. Presidential entourage includes FM Osman Saleh & Pre. Adviser Yemane G/ab.


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CGTN Africa (@cgtnafrica) Tweeted:

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Between Asmara and Senafe is Qohaito, one of the most famous archaeological sites in Eritrea. The site was first discovered in the 19th century. Rock art in this area, shows us that the area has been inhabited since the 5th century.


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Post by Zmeselo » 14 Sep 2019, 04:21

Ambassador Estifanos (@AmbassadorEstif) Tweeted:

When elders of Zager, told me they legitimized unanimously my membership to their village. One: Rebirth.


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Post by Meleket » 14 Sep 2019, 04:53

Qohaito
Alternative name = Koloe
Type = Settlement
Part of = Punt, D’mt, Aksum
Founded = Approximately fifth millennium BC
Qohaito (Musnad:, Tigrinya: ቁሓይቶ, Arabic: قوحيتو‎) was a major ancient city in what is now the Debub region of Eritrea. It was a pre-Aksumite settlement that thrived during the Aksumite period. The city was located over 2,500 meters above sea level, on a high plateau at the edge of the Great Rift Valley. As of 2011, Qohaito's stone ruins have yet to be excavated. The ancient port city of Adulis is directly to the east, while Matara lies to the south.

History
Rock art near Qohaito appears to indicate habitation in the area since the fifth millennium BC, while the town is known to have survived to the sixth century AD. Mount Emba Soira, Eritrea's highest mountain, lies near the site, as does a small successor village.



Qohaito is often identified as the town Koloe described in the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, a Greco-Roman document dated to the end of the first century AD.[1] The settlement thrived as a stop on the trade route between Adulis and Aksum. It is thought that cropswere interspersed with buildings in the town. These old edifices included the pre-Christian Temple of Mariam Wakino and the Sahira Dam, which might also be pre-Aksumite.[2]

The ruins at Qohaito were first located in 1868. However, they were at the time erroneously identified as a "Greek depot".[3] A related site outside of Senafe, Matara, lies about 15 kilometers to the south, and was excavated in the 1960s.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qohaito

http://www.shabait.com/about-eritrea/er ... 21-qohaito

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Post by Zmeselo » 14 Sep 2019, 07:11

Yemane G. Meskel (@hawelti) Tweeted:

President Isaias Afwerki and his entourage were accorded warm welcome by H.E. Abdul Fattah al-Burhan and senior Sudanese dignitaries on arrival at the airport in Khartoum in mid-morning hours today.

















The two leaders and their delegations held a first meeting, immediately after arrival. Gen. al-Burhan thanked President Isaias, for his long-awaited visit. President Isaias expressed his delight in visiting Sudan, a country with which he has had longstanding and intimate relations.







Pre. Isaias congratulated the leadership & people of Sudan for their historic achievement in bringing to an end a painful chapter, that lasted for 3 decades. He also said that the people of Eritrea will never forget the support of the Sudanese people, in their struggle for freedom.

The two sides expressed their determination to recoup the lost opportunity. They agreed to promote economic, trade, political, diplomatic as well as security and military cooperation. They also agreed to work together for effective regional integration.
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ቦሎኛ ኣይርፖርት እትው ምስ በልካ ሎሚ ከምዚ ዓይነት ባህ ዝብል ተርእዮ ይጸንሓካ።

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Just arrived in Bologna Airport to this beautiful sight to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the formation of NUEW.







Viva Eritrea!

Viva Eritrean women!



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Post by Zmeselo » 14 Sep 2019, 08:42

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Post by Zmeselo » 14 Sep 2019, 11:22

ኣቦይዝጊ ደቀንስትዮ ክፈጥር ምስሓሰበ፡ ኤርትራዊት ኋለንስተይቲ ጥራይ ፈጢሩ ስቕ ክብል ኔርዎ፡፡
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Post by Zmeselo » 14 Sep 2019, 11:31

Congratulations to Semhar Araia for joining Facebook, as the new head of Diaspora Policy on the Africa Public Policy team.


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Post by Sadacha Macca » 14 Sep 2019, 11:34

It's almost like when two big brothers set an example that their younger siblings follow.

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