Africa: Sudan Has Launched Its First Satellite; A Remote Sensing Satellite

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Earlier on Sunday morning (3 November 2019), a Long March-4B rocket took off at 11:22 a.m. (Beijing Time) from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in North China’s Shanxi Province carrying a couple of satellites, one of which belongs to Sudan government. Satellites onboard include Gaofen 7, Xiaoxiang-1 08, Whampoa 1, all of which belongs to China, and a remote sensing […]

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Africa: South Sudan turns to tourism in bid to draw line under past unrest

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When Carsten Lillelund Pedersen visited South Sudan in November he was almost turned back at the airport. The immigration official had never seen a tourist visa before. “They told me the country doesn’t have tourists,” said the Dane, 49, who travelled on a whim after visiting a friend in Uganda. While South Sudan has six national parks, 13 game reserves […]

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Africa: Air fares skyrocket in Sudan as govt. devalues currency

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Air fares in Sudan skyrocketed this week after aviation authorities ordered airlines to price tickets in line with a new exchange rate mechanism that sharply devalued the local currency. Under the exchange regime introduced in October in a bid to tackle an acute shortage of foreign currency, the Sudanese pound was devalued to 47.5 per U.S. dollar from 29 pounds […]

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Africa: South Sudan extends Terminal Building to Improve on the World’s worst Airport in Juba

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Africa’s youngest nation, South Sudan, will have a new terminal for its main international airport, the Juba International Airport. A Reuters journalist in the country, Denis Dumo, earlier this week shared photos of the new facility which according to him was constructed six months ago and is expected to be launched later this month. He confirmed that it is different […]

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Africa: Sudan gets 1 million Tourists annually and plan to double the number next year

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Untouched pristine beaches in Sudan’s Red Sea coastal area, is paradise for beach lovers especially diving-enthusiasts; albeit a little unknown to those outside the African-and-neighbouring-European continent. Famous for its clean-and-clear blue water, the spot is some of the must-visit places in Sudan, recommended by the country’s newly appointed ambassador to Malaysia, Hamza Omer Hassan Ahmed, adding his plans to promote […]

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Aviation: Sudan Airways plans revival of grounded fleet after lifting of US sanctions

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US sanctions on Sudan left most of its civilian airplanes largely grounded, but following the lifting of the embargo last week, Sudan Airways is drafting plans to revive its fleet. The American embargo on Sudan had made it impossible for the state-owned carrier to procure spare parts or purchase new aircraft in the last 20 years, leading to immense safety […]

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