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Environment in Sudan at a Glance
2014-02-02 00:00:00

Environment in Sudan at a Glance

Sudan’s Ministry of Foreign paid attention to the environmental issues at all levels locally, regionally and internationally such serious consideration reflected in the establishment of specialized Department for the environmental affair. The challenges of the environment and its impacts are serious, and increasingly complex.Sudan believes that the environmental issues should be treated through concerted efforts of the international community to save our planet and ensure benefits for current and future generations.A new concept has emerged linking closely the climate change impacts and the ،...

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     Rural Woman Empowerment and her Role in Poverty Reduction  Promotion and Present Challenge
2014-02-03 00:00:00

Rural Woman Empowerment and her Role in Poverty Reduction Promotion and Present Challenge

Background: Sudan  enjoys  a  strategic  location  in  the  center  of  the  African  continent.  It  shares geographical Location with seven countries of North, East, West and central Africa with total land area of 1,882,000 million km square  (250 million hectare). Current  estimates  put  the  population  at  excess  of  30,419,625  million  (North  Sudan)  , female 14.796  million  with  annual  growth  rate  estimated  at ،...

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Women Empowerment   Policy
2014-02-03 00:00:00

Women Empowerment Policy

Introducti          In the context of the aspirations of the Sudan, in light of current processes of  transformation  currently  underway  in the  Sudan,  and  in consideration  the  significant  contribution  to  the  social  and  economic development  of  the  Sudan  by  Sudanese  women  in  recent  decades; there is a better understanding of the concept of empowering women within  a  framework  of  realizing ،...

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Two Areas
2014-02-04 00:00:00

Two Areas

   A Tale of Two States The Agreement on South Kordofan and Blue Nile States and the Path of Implementation and the Recent Security DevelopmentsThis paper aims to clarify and illustrate the situation of Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, from its inclusion in the agreement up to the current situation. We have summarized the agreement in the points below. The entire agreement is published and available for those who wish to obtain further details. Important points in the Agreement- Negotiations with the SPLM covered the two states, although th،...

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Abyei
2014-02-05 00:00:00

Abyei

Protocol between the Government of Sudan and SPLM/A on the Resolution of Abyei ConflictAbyei Area Referendum ACT 2009How the Abyei experts exceeded their mandate Arbitration Agreement between The Government of Sudan and The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement on Delimiting Abyei Area Agreement Of Temporary Arrangements For Administration And Security Of The Abyie Area.Agreement Between The Government of Sudan And The UN Concerning The Status of The UNISFA . AUHIP Proposals Towards a Resolution of The Issue of AbyeiAUHIP TFA Proposal Final Sudan Legal Note 27.12 LASTThe Republic of Sudan ،...

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Europes Eurosceptics more united than many think: poll

  • BRUSSELS Mon Apr 14, 2014 (Reuters) - Far-right Eurosceptics in France, Britain, the Netherlands and Belgium have far more in common than just animosity towards the European Union or opposition to migration, according to a new survey. Rather than being single-issue voters with narrow national interests, the survey suggests far-right Eurosceptics share a common set of values and concerns that could potentially make them a meaningful bloc in the European Parliament. The findings indicate that if anti-EU parties such as Frances Front National and Britains UKIP do well in the European elections in May, as expected, they have a chance of forging a strong alliance with staying power. Until now, analysts have tended to argue that while anti-EU parties may do well, they are unlikely to find enough common ground to make them a political force. There is far more to the Eurosceptic vote than one-issue concerns about migration or European integration, said Martijn Lampert, the research director of Motivaction International, which conducted the survey of more than 10,000 people (here) Once the parties really form a front together, that could be quite powerful because they have a similar voter base that is rooted in similar values. Its not a one-off event. The survey quizzed right-wing Eurosceptics in Britain, France, Belgium and the Netherlands and left-wing ones in Italy. While all of them share a certain number of values and concerns, the right-wing ones had a particularly strong correlation of interests, no matter their country of origin. LIKE-MINDED In general, Eurosceptics were more inclined to advocate tradition, organization and obedience than average voters, while agreeing that people with too much freedom tend to abuse it and that the world is changing too fast and too often. In terms of specific concerns, Eurosceptics are more worried about immigration, crime and safety than average voters, while being less concerned about employment and the environment. They are also more opposed to high salaries, the bonus culture and governments rescuing banks than ordinary voters. The Front National and the anti-Islam PVV party in the Netherlands have already agreed to form a bloc after the European elections and they are likely to have support from some smaller right-wing Eurosceptic parties. The big question is whether they will be joined by UKIP, which is expected to come first or second in the vote in Britain and is riding a wave of popularity. UKIP leader Nigel Farage has ruled out cooperation with Frances Marine Le Pen or PVV leader Geert Wilders, concerned that their past or ongoing controversies with race and religion could taint his brand of Euroscepticism. But the surveys findings may prompt him to reconsider, especially if it is the only chance he has of forming a bloc in the European Parliament, which would increase his influence. A bloc must have at least 25 seats and include parties from at least seven countries. Without UKIP, the Front National and PVV may struggle to reach the seven-country threshold. Mays election is expected to produce a surge in support for anti-EU parties on both the left and right, with some projections suggesting around a quarter of the 751 seats in the parliament could go to non-mainstream parties. At the same time, the main center-left, center-right, liberal and Green blocs will almost certainly hold two-thirds of the seats and are likely to try to work more closely together to ensure a centrist, pro-EU middle prevails. hu