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March 28, 2011

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Sudan to send Egypt 5,000 cows gift

Mar 28, 20113:38 PM | By Sapa-AFP


Sudan will start sending 5,000 cows that it promised as a gift to Egypt next week, the foreign ministry said on Saturday, just ahead of a two-day visit by Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf.

“During his last trip to Egypt (at the beginning of March), President Omar al-Bashir announced that he would give the Egyptians 5,000 cows as a present,” foreign ministry spokesman Khalid Musa told AFP.

“We will start sending the cows on Monday. There will be a ceremony beforehand at Al-Qadaru in north Khartoum,” before Sharaf departs for the southern capital Juba, Musa add.

Sharaf, who was appointed by the army this month after president Hosni Mubarak’s ouster in February, heads an Egyptian delegation that will include the foreign, agriculture and irrigation ministers.

Their trip comes just three weeks after Bashir became the first Arab leader to visit Cairo since Mubarak was toppled after weeks of protests.

Sudan is an important ally for Egypt in its efforts to block initiatives by upstream Nile countries that would allow them to implement irrigation and hydroelectricity projects without first seeking Cairo’s consent.

Both Egypt and Sudan have argued that their vital water supplies would be dangerously reduced if upstream countries are able to divert the river flow without multilateral consultation.

Egypt, meanwhile, has been a key ally of Sudan, and of Bashir in particular, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes and genocide in Darfur.

Despite his cordial relationship with Mubarak, Bashir was quick to congratulate the Egyptian people when they ousted the veteran leader last month, hailing the “triumph” of their revolution.

 

Australia warns of bomb attacks at Addis AU summit

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The Australian foreign ministry has warned that extremists are planning bomb attacks on Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa during an African Union summit there starting this week.

A Western diplomat in Addis Ababa said the information his colleagues had was that Somali militants might be planning attacks on the city. Continue reading “Australia warns of bomb attacks at Addis AU summit”

Nigeria beat Ethiopia in their Nations Cup qualifier

Nigeria's Ikechukwu Uche 

Uche shone on his return for Nigeria after his injury absence

Peter Utaka and Ikechukwu Uche scored two goals each to lead Nigeria to a 4-0 win over Ethiopia in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Sunday.

Utaka made it 1-0 inside the opening 35 seconds in Abuja.

He doubled the lead in the 53rd minute after a clear shot at goalkeeper Zerihun Derese’s net.

Utaka was replaced in the second half by Uche, who found the net in the 78th minute and then sealed the win in injury time.

Ethiopia had chances but their profligacy in front of goal cost them dearly with Abebaw Bune, Fekru Tefera and Yared Showaatir the biggest culprits. Continue reading “Nigeria beat Ethiopia in their Nations Cup qualifier”

Kenyan forces ‘cross Somali border to fight al-Shabab’

Al-Shabab fightersAl-Shabab has recently been pushed out of some parts of Mogadishu

Kenyan forces have crossed into Somali territory to fight al-Shabab militants, an official source has told the BBC.

However, the reports were denied by a police spokesman Continue reading “Kenyan forces ‘cross Somali border to fight al-Shabab’”

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