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on 2012/11/25 11:26:05

Open in new windowThe activities of the National Campaign to Combat Violence against Woman start today Sunday at the National Museum under auspices of the Vice-President of the Republic Alhaj Adam Yousif. The campaign, which comes in the context of the decisions of the Conference of the Great Lakes member-states, includes cultural activities and visit programs.
In a separate development, the State Minister of Social Welfare Ibrahim Adam Ibrahim, said the national campaign aims at combating all forms of physical, psychological and economic violence against women. Addressing a press conference Saturday at the Sudan News Agency premises, the minister added that the campaign, which will begin on 25 November and last for 16 days, will also be launched in all states, and symposiums, lectures and briefing sessions would be organized especially in rural areas. He said programmes associated with the campaign would continue for a year to combat all forms of violence against women.

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on 2012/11/25 11:21:38

Open in new windowThe State Minister of Finance Abdul Rahman Dirar has expressed the government's concern to increase agricultural production and productivity, especially oil seeds. Addressing the first international conference on the production and marketing of oil seeds (sesame, groundnuts, sunflower), under the auspices of First Vice President Ali Osman Taha, Dirar revealed a move by the state to exempt oil seed exports from tax. The Central Bank of Sudan (CBS) would also facilitate the export process by reducing the incentive levied on exports. The minister said the government was also making efforts to rehabilitate the railway and the seaports and underscored its commitment to implement the conference’s recommendations.
The chairman of the Sudanese Businessmen and Employers Federation (SBEF) Saood Al Birair said the conference was part of Sudan's endeavour to learn from other countries in the production and marketing of oil seeds. He said the Arab countries are confident of Sudan's capacity to contribute towards food security.

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on 2012/11/25 11:10:00

Open in new windowThe Foreign Ministry has begun implementation of a plan for enhancement of the performance, capacity building and qualification of the cadres working at the ministry. This was announced by the Undersecretary of the ministry Ambassador Rahamtalla Mohamed Osman in a press statement. He said that adoption of the plan is aimed to coping with the change and developments at the local and international levels. Ambassador Rahamtalla said that a regulation will be issued in the coming days to enhance the diplomatic work abroad.
He added that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has delivered its plan for the year 2013 to the Sovereign Sector at Council of Ministers, indicating that the plan includes expanding the diplomatic representation in Africa.

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on 2012/11/25 10:55:14

Open in new window The Governor of Khartoum State Abdul Rahman Al-Khider has affirmed that his state has allocated 176million pounds for the development and rehabilitation of the health services in 2012 budget. Mr. Al-Khider addressing the Conference on Primary Health which was held at Coral Hotel, in the presence of the Minister of Health of Khartoum State, Prof. Mamoun Homeida, said the state will implement the Health District Project to link hospitals to the health centers, indicating that his state has witnessed establishment of new 76 health center, three hospitals besides the rehabilitation of the existing health centers to extend health services for the citizens in accordance with the standards of the World Health Organization (WHO) .
Meanwhile, Prof. Homeida affirmed his ministry's concern to develop the concept of primary health care, indicating to the partnerships with a number of universities to implement the District health Project by training the health cadres.

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on 2012/11/24 10:50:02

Open in new windowThe higher preparatory committee for the 8th session of the Union of Assemblies of the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation; which will be hosted by Sud an during January 17 -22 next year, discussed preparations for hosting the conference. The meeting, which was chaired by the Speaker of the National Legislature Ahmed Ibrahim Attahir, was brief by the Chairman of the preparatory committee on convocation of the conference and the strategic and positive goals that Sudan could gain from hosting the Conference.
Mr. Attahir said the conference would last for six days during which important issues of concern to the Islamic World would be discussed.

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