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Money Monday: 5 key stories

A weekly round-up of journalism about economic events in the two Sudans:

Indonesia mulling oil exploration in Sudan: official (Sudan Tribune, 27 February) – The Asian country’s deputy oil minister received a delegation led by the speaker of Sudan’s parliament.

E. Darfur residents to receive compensation for oil exploration (Radio Dabanga, 28 February) – A coordinator will manage the issue with citizens of the affected localities Adela and Abu Karinka.

Majority of health facilities in South Sudan lack essential medicines (Sudan Tribune, February 26) – A total of SSP 8 million in expired medicines and medical supplies was discovered at Juba’s central medical warehouse and state pharmacies.

South Sudan levies $2140 fees on aid workers (Radio Tamazuj, February 24) – Fees have risen significantly since 2011, owing primarily to changes in visa policy including the elimination of on-arrival visas for most nationalities.

MP tells parents of South Sudan not to accept high dowry prices (Catholic Radio Network, March 2)Beatrice Abbe, representing Magwi County, said a high bride price reduces the dignity of a woman and deprives the husband of resources to look after his wife and family.