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Sudanese advocacy group warns against privatization of Port Sudan.

September 19, 2017 - Sudan Democracy First Group , an independent advocacy group, has warned against the privatization of Sudan's major port on the Red Sea, Port Sudan, saying the move entails serious economic, security and social consequences. In a report released on Monday, the SDFG demanded the government to reveal the ...

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Sudan's Bashir commends joint border force with Chad.

September 19, 2017 - The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir on Tuesday said his country's border with Chad will no longer serve as a crossing point for illegal arms and rebel groups. Al-Bashir, who addressed a crowd in West Darfur state capital, El-Geneina at the start of a tour in the region Tuesday, praised the joint ...

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Lack of ideology caused South Sudan's conflict, says Museveni.

September 19, 2017 - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has attributed the civil war in South Sudan to “lack of ideology”. Museveni, The New Vision reported, blamed South Sudanese politicians for pushing forward identity politics while forgetting the interests of the people and that he was working to unite the ...

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S. Sudan's Kiir directs governors to champion national dialogue.

September 19, 2017 - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has directed state governors to prioritize sensitizing communities to appreciate the importance of the national dialogue. The South Sudan leader made the remarks during the swearing-in ceremony of the newly-appointed governors of Wau, Gogrial and Fangak states. The ...

- - FR | Sudan's Bashir urges Darfur displaced to return home.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Tuesday urged those displaced by the conflict in Darfur to return home, saying the region had now recovered from a war that has killed tens of thousands.

- - ZA | At least 25 dead in S Sudan oil state battle.

An outbreak of fighting between government and rebel forces in South Sudan's oil-producing north left at least 25 people dead, a state official has said.

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Museveni, UK's Boris Johnson discuss South Sudan, Burundi.

Uganda was the first country to deploy in Somalia in 2007, under AMISOM

- Daily Monitor - UG

UN Human Rights Council holds dialogue on S. Sudan situation.

September 18, 2017 - The United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday held an enhanced interactive dialogue on the human rights situation in war-torn South Sudan. The United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kate Gilmore, noted that the scale of human suffering generated by the crisis in war-torn South ...

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Sudan, Ethiopia hold talks on military cooperation.

September 18, 2017 - Military talks between Sudan and Ethiopia aims to enhance joint cooperation to face security challenges in the region, said the Sudanese army chief of staff before to engage meeting with his Ethiopian counterpart on Monday. Several years after the unsuccessful attempt to reconcile Addis Ababa and Asmara ...

- - FR | Forgotten people stranded for years by South Sudan's war.

Forgotten people stranded for years by South Sudan's war and their unwillingness to give up their possessions

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Neglected northern Uganda mustn’t be ignored any longer.

The massive influx of refugees from South Sudan makes it high time for the Ugandan government to finally address the needs of the north

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Sudan's Bashir urges Darfur displaced to return home

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Oct 19 - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Tuesday urged those displaced by the conflict in Darfur to return home, saying the region had now recovered from a war that has killed tens of thousands. More than 2.5 million people have fled their homes since 2003, when a conflict erupted in Darfur after

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TPS Extended for South Sudan; Ending for Sudan

The Trump administration has extended Temporary Protected Status for nationals of South Sudan but will end the designation for citizens from Sudan in 2018. The Department of Homeland Security said Monday that conditions in Sudan have been deemed sufficiently improved and that TPS is no longer warranted for citizens from ...

- Voice of America - US

Sudan's Bashir visits Darfur ahead of U.S. sanctions decision

KHARTOUM - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir visited the war-torn Darfur region on Tuesday in an effort to show his country is ready to have 20-year-old sanctions lifted by the United States just weeks before Washington is expected to issue a decision.

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Christian refugees reportedly forced to say Muslim prayers for food in Sudan

Khartoum, Sudan, Sep 19, 2017 / 12:01 am .- Christian children in Sudanese refugee camps are reportedly being given food only after they recite Muslim prayers, a papal aid group says. According to Aid to the Church in Need , a papal charity that provides aid to persecuted Christians around the world, there are reports of ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

South Sudan president sacks Gogrial state governor

September 18, 2017 - South Sudan president, Salva Kiir has removed the Gogrial state governor, Gregory Deng Kuac Kuac, an ally of the ex-army chief of staff Paul Malong Awan was succeeded by Victor Atem Atem, a former education minister. Monday's order, announced on the state-owned television gave no reasons for the South ...

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Dozen killed as S. Sudan rival forces clash in Unity state

September 18, 2017 - At least 19 people were killed in recent clashes between South Sudan rebels and government troops in Nhialdiu, an area southwest of the former Unity state capital, Bentiu. The deputy rebel spokesperson, Paul Gabriel Lam said fighting broke out in the wee hours of Monday morning when the rebels ...

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Study on African mediation highlights the significance of the mandate

In Africa mediation mandates are typically contained in resolutions passed by the UN the AU or sub-regional bodies that attempt to resolve conflicts. Tiksa Negeri/ReutersEvery mediation to resolve a major conflict in Africa is based on a mandate that shapes the process and outcome of peacemaking. This is true of mediations ...

- The Conversation - UK

Homeland Security: Sudanese and South Sudanese may stay longer in U.S.

The Homeland Security Department will allow Sudanese nationals who enjoy protected status to remain in the U.S. 12 months longer.The extension of so-called Temporary Protected Status — granted to foreigners whose countries are beset by natural disasters, conflicts and other extraordinary' events — will allow for 'an ...


In South Sudan's capital, a bridge – and a nation – on hold

When South Sudan declared independence, its tattered infrastructure presented enormous challenges, but also a strange sense of possibility. Now, renewed fighting has stalled attempts at nation-building – in a physical sense as well as a political one.

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UNAMID to complete phase one of withdrawal by end of September

September 18, 2017 - The hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur said seven more team sites will be closed by the end of the month as part of phase one of the Mission's reconfiguration. Earlier this month, the Mission said four team sites have been closed to date including Malha, Mellit and Um Kadada, North Darfur, and ...

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Sudan completes preliminary surveys of nuclear power plant: minister

September 18, 2017 - Sudan's Minister of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity Muataz Musa said the preliminary surveys to determine the site of the first nuclear power plant had been completed. Since several years, Sudan announced it had plans to build a four-reactor nuclear power plant to fill the gap in power ...

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South Sudan army downplays rebel capability to disrupt oil production

September 18, 2017 - South Sudanese army on Monday downplayed capability of the armed opposition forces in unity region to regain strong foothold to disrupt oil production in the region The deputy spokesperson for the government forces Col. Santo Domic told Sudan Tribune that the security situation in the region was now ...

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South Sudan court acquits six presidential aides

September 18, 2017 - The High Court in South Sudan Monday has acquitted six of the 16 people suspected of stealing millions of dollars in the Office of the President. The 16 individuals acquitted by the court in a decision taken without publicity, include four Kenyan nationals who were part of the presidential aides and ...

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In South Sudan's capital, a bridge – and a nation – on hold

South Sudan's largest city needed a new bridge, and a Japanese aid agency was going to build one. The way the city was growing was unbelievable,' says Justin Tata, the head of the department of architecture and urban planning at the University of Juba. Every day, a huge portion of the country's economy rattled over the ...

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Detainees in South Sudan lose vital support as families flee violence and food insecurity

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross Country: South Sudan Most prisoners rely on their families for food, soap and clothes. However, as thousands of people continue to flee their homes, detainees lose a vital lifeline, becoming even more isolated.Isolation and dependence makes people deprived of their liberty ...

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Calls for U.S to reconsider sanctions on S. Sudan intensify

September 17, 2017 - The leader of the International Youth for Africa , has called on the United States government to reconsider the recent sanctions it imposed on South Sudanese officials as a mechanism to end the conflict in the war-torn nation. IYA's executive director, Ter Manyang Gatwech, said the sanctions imposed on ...

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South Sudan: Detainees lose vital support as families flee violence and food insecurity

Article | Armed conflict and the economic crisis in South Sudan have had a negative effect on resources allocated to prisons.


Monthly survey indicates continued economic growth

New export orders fell in August due to political instability in key markets such as South Sudan

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Over 180,000 S. Sudan refugees arrived in Sudan in 2017: UN

September 17, 2017 - About 182,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan in 2017, the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in a statement issued last week. "Almost 460,000 South Sudanese refugees, fleeing hunger and violence in South Sudan, have arrived in Sudan since December 2013. ...

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Australia gives $20m grant to South Sudan, Somalia

September 17, 2017 - The Australian government has donated $20 million in humanitarian assistance in South Sudan and Somalia. The donation is aimed at providing further assistance in response to widespread and devastating hunger and cholera in the two war-hit countries. “Our assistance will help deliver ...

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Sudan's foreign minister to visit France soon

September 17, 2017 - Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour will visit France soon for talks on relations between the two countries, announced the official news agency SUNA on Sunday after a regular meeting of a joint committee in Paris. After the organisation of several meetings for the opposition groups in Paris, ...

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S. Sudan president calms tension in Northern Liech state

September 17, 2017 - The South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has, in a bid to diffuse the simmering tension among members of his ruling party in Northern Liech state, met several politicians from the region. The state governor Joseph Nguen Monytuil led the delegation that met the South Sudanese leader in the capital, Juba ...

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Gunmen kill army intelligence officer in North Darfur

September 17, 2017 - Unknown gunmen on Saturday killed the commander of the military intelligence unit of the Sudanese army's 21st infantry brigade in the locality of Kabkabiya, North Darfur state. A military source at the 21 st infantry brigade told Sudan Tribune on the condition of anonymity that two gunmen on a ...

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One person killed by unknown gunmen in North Darfur

September 17, 2017 - One person was killed and three others injured by unidentified gunmen in Jaber area, locality of Kutum, west of North Darfur state capital, El-Fasher, said a member of the state parliament. Member of North Darfur legislative council Mohamed Ibrahim told Sudan Tribune Sunday that gunmen on motorcycles ...

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Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan: A tale of two elections

Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan are very rich countries in terms of natural resources. The two countries as well have never known any transfers of power from one president to another through peaceful means; tragedies in forms of war/rebellion, deaths/assassinations lead to a change of guard at the apex of ...

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Southern Liech state official defects to rebel forces

September 15, 2017 - The commissioner of Nyal county in South Sudan's newly created Southern Liech state has declared allegiance to rebel allied to ex-First Vice President, Riek Machar. Peter Gatkoi Beliew said government had failed to restore peace, despite its commitment after signing the 2015 peace agreement. Beliew was ...

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Right body urges Kiir to allow ex-army chief bury daughter

September 15, 2017 - An official from the Centre for Peace and Justice has urged South Sudan President Salva Kiir not to prevent ex-army chief of staff, Paul Malong from burying his daughter in Northern Bahr el Ghazal state. CPJ's coordinator, Tito Anthony said it was a difficult moment for Malong, whose daughter, Alakiir ...

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Racism is behind outlandish theories about Africa's ancient architecture

The pyramids of Giza on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. Mohamed Abd El Ghany/ReutersSome of the most impressive buildings and cities ever made by humans can be found in Africa: the ruined city of Great Zimbabwe, Mapungubwe in South Africa, Kenya's Gedi Ruins and Meroe in Sudan. Perhaps the most awe-inspiring of these are the ...

- The Conversation - UK

S. Sudan former head of military intelligence welcomes appointment to foreign ministry

September 16, 2017 - The former head of military intelligence service in the South Sudanese army said he accepts his appointment at the foreign ministry denying reports he was refusing a decision by President Salva Kiir, moving him from the army without his consent. “Who told you I have declined the new assignment? I ...

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S. Sudan: JMEC calls for a united front in seeking peace

September 16, 2017 - The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission , the body overseeing the implementation of South Sudan's 2015 peace accord has reiterated its call for a unified regional, continental and global approach towards the full implementation of the deal signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Speaking during a visit ...

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UN withdraws 30 aid workers from war-torn South Sudan

September 16, 2017 - The United Nations Mission in South Sudan said it has withdrawn 30 humanitarian aid workers from Aburoc area in Upper Nile region following the fighting there. David Shearer, the head of UNMISS, said the fighting has put civilians at risk as government troop's fight to dislodge rebels from Aburoc. ...

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PCP leader discusses his initiative to end war in Sudan with EU representative

September 16, 2017 - The Secretary-General of the Popular Congress Party , Ali al-Haj discussed their political initiative to stop the war in Sudan with the head of the European Union office in Khartoum Jean Michel Dumond. According to a statement released on Saturday, the PCP leader briefed the EU representative in Sudan ...

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Sudanese army denies SPLM-N Agar claims over ceasefire breach

September 16, 2017 - The Sudan Armed Forces on Saturday has denied claims of attacking positions of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/North led by Malik Agar in Blue Nile state. On Thursday, SPLM-N Agar said its fighters have repulsed a government attack against afternoon at Taga area in the Ingessana Hills, Blue Nile ...

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Sudan rejects negotiating with SPLM-N Agar: government negotiator

September 16, 2017 - A member of the government negotiating team said they wouldn't negotiate with a faction of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/North that has no ability to implement what will be agreed upon. The Sudanese army has been fighting the SPLM-N rebels in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan, also known as the ...

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New Zealander born in Sudan struggles to become ASB customer

A New Zealand woman born in Sudan, was left feeling racially profiled after she went to ASB to open a bank account.

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Sudan's Ghandour discuss sanctions relief in with U.S. officials

September 15, 2017 - Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan discussed bilateral relations within the framework of the post-sanctions era in a meeting held on Friday. Nowadays, Ghandour is on a visit to Washington at an official invitation from the U.S. State Department. ...

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South Sudan president vows personal commitment to ending war

September 15, 2017 - South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Friday pledged personal commitment to ending the war in the country, saying initiatives aimed at resolving the root causes of the conflict have been launched. Kiir made his pledge during a meeting with the head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan David ...

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Wau former governor says his removal was a normal measure

September 15, 2017 - The former Governor of South Sudan's Wau state Andrea Mayar Acho who was sacked from his position on Thursday has accepted his removal, describing it as a government's normal routine. “This is a normal government procedure, our president is the appointing authority, he can appoint the governors ...

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Floods Wash Away Homes in South Sudan's Bor

An overflowing Nile River and heavy rains flooded the South Sudanese town of Bor this week, sweeping away homes and leaving hundreds of families without food or shelter. Marth Aluel Akuei, a resident of the Lekyak area just outside Bor town, used mud to build a dyke around her damaged home. The three grass-thatched ...

- Voice of America - US