Emirates hands Sudan half a billion dollars

Khartoum: Jewel Of The Desert

Sudan has announced receiving half a billion US dollars from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reports Xinhua.

Sudan’s economy has been struggling due to economic sanctions by the US and separating from South Sudan in July 2011.

The government of Sudan increased prices of fuel and electricity in November this year in order to control the rising inflation and devaluation of the national currency.

“The UAE has also committed to providing Sudan’s need of gasoline for six months and establishing a solar energy station that produces 1,000 megawatts of electricity daily,” Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir told a closed-meeting for the leadership council of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP), the report said.