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Children in countries facing famine threatened by lack of water, sanitation - UN agency.

In African and Middle Eastern countries facing famine, unsafe water is as dangerous for severely malnourished children as lack of food, the United Nations Children's Fund today warned, noting that nearly 27 million people are at risk in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.

- UN - INT

Over 60,000 South Sudanese refugees enter Sudan.

UN refugee agency says the asylum seekers are fleeing from famine and war.

- Daily Nation - KE

News24.com | Over 60 000 S Sudanese enter Sudan in three months: UN.

More than 60 000 South Sudanese have entered Sudan in the first three months of 2017, says the UN refugee agency, fleeing famine and war in the world's youngest nation.

- News24.com - ZA

Over 60,000 S.Sudanese enter Sudan in three months: UN.

More than 60,000 South Sudanese have entered Sudan in the first three months of 2017, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, fleeing famine and war in the world's youngest nation

- The Daily Star - LB

Sudan joins African Union anti-LRA meetings.

March 28, 2017 - Sudanese army chief of staff Tuesday has arrived in Addis Ababa to take part for the first time in the meetings of the Joint Coordination Mechanism of the African Union-led Regional Cooperation Initiative for the Elimination of the Lord's Resistance Army . For two decades The LRA rebels were involved in a ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Sudan's Bashir arrives in Jordan for Arab summit.

March 28, 2017 - Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir Tuesday has arrived in Jordan for the annual meeting of the Arab leaders, defying calls by rights groups to arrest the first sitting head of state ever indicted by the International Criminal Court . Upon his arrival at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Al-Bashir ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

South Sudan president sacks Ruweng state Governor.

March 29, 2017 - South Sudan Salva Kiir has issued an executive order removing the Ruweng state Governor, Theja Da Adwad Deng, a day after the latter shifted political allegiance from the armed opposition faction under the country's First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai. Deng, the state-owned SSBC TV reported, was succeeded ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Starving children in famine-facing countries threatened by lack of water, sanitation - UN agency.

In African and Middle Eastern countries facing famine, unsafe water is as dangerous for severely malnourished children as lack of food, the United Nations Children's Fund today warned, noting that nearly 27 million people are at risk in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.

- UN - INT

Donald Trump cuts foreign aid as Africa faces 'largest humanitarian crisis' in 70 years.

The conflict-fueled hunger crises in Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan have culminated in a trio of potential famines hitting almost simultaneously.

- Global News - CA

Jordan urged to hand over Sudan's President Bashir to ICC over alleged war crimes.

President, wanted for alleged war crimes in Darfur, is attending the Arab summit in Jordan.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Massive humanitarian crisis strikes in Africa as Trump plans aid cuts.

In Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan, potential famines could threaten the lives of nearly 16 million people within months The post Massive humanitarian crisis strikes in Africa as Trump plans aid cuts appeared first on Macleans.ca.

- Macleans.ca - CA

Former Lol state minister arrested over corruption

March 28, 2017 - A former minister for Lol, one of South Sudan's newly created states, is under house arrest in the capital, Juba for alleged involvement in corruption. The state minister for information, Omar Ishak said former labour minister Manoon Aleu Jok was arrested on allegations that he sold a government vehicle, ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Over 20,000 jailed under Ethiopia's state decree released

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle March 28, 2017 - Ethiopia has released most of the suspects who had been in custody under the state emergency decree, members of the decree's inquiry board told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday. The state decree inquiry board said a total of 20,659 citizens jailed since the imposition of the decree have so far ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

S. Sudan advances in Africa Nations Cup qualifier

March 28, 2017 - South Sudan booked its place in the group stage of qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament on Tuesday. The young nation beat Djibouti 6-0 in Juba on Tuesday and overcame the 2-0 loss it suffered in the first leg, which was played several weeks back. The Bright Stars were ahead after just 11 ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Sudan joins African Union anti-LRA meetings

March 28, 2017 - Sudanese chief of staff Tuesday has arrived in Addis Ababa to take part for the first time in the meetings of the Joint Coordination Mechanism of the African Union-led Regional Cooperation Initiative for the Elimination of the Lord's Resistance Army . For two decades The LRA rebels were involved in a ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Tension rises in Mapel town after man killed

March 28, 2017 - There was tension in Mapel town of Wau state between the Luo and Dinka communities after the former accused the latter of killing a man in a village west of the town. A man, identified as Bol Akot, is suspected to have carried out a revenge attack after five of his relatives were allegedly killed by rebels ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

How Conflict Drives Hunger in Africa, Yemen

Lasting solutions to the food emergencies affecting millions of people in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen require an end to violence in those countries, says World Food Program Chief Economist Arif Husain.

- The Council on Foreign Relations - US

Jordan: Arrest Sudan's Bashir

– Jordan should deny entry to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir or arrest him if he enters the country, Human Rights Watch said today. Al-Bashir has been invited to visit Jordan on March 29, 2017, to attend the 28th summit of the Arab League, news reports say. Expand Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir attends the ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Carlos the Jackal handed third life sentence by French court

March 28, 2017, 6:45 PM The notorious Venezuelan, known as Carlos the Jackal, who is serving two life sentences for terror has been handed a third by a French court. The early prototype of a Palestinian terrorist, Ililch Ramirez Sanchez, now 67, studied in Moscow before joining the Popular Front for the Liberation of ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

SPLM-IO members in Ruweng defect to SPLM-government

March 28, 2017 - Several members of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition led by the First Vice President Taban Deng Gai have shifted their political allegiance to the SPLM-Government. In a statement released on Tuesday, the eight splinter member expressed their approval of the decision of Governor Theji Da ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Sudan, Ethiopia hold military talks on border security and human trafficking

March 28, 2017 - Senior Sudanese and Ethiopian army officers Tuesday have met for the second day in Khartoum within the framework of the Sudanese-Ethiopian Strategic Forum. In a press release extended to Sudan Tribune Tuesday, the Sudanese army said: “the forum discussed a number of issues pertaining to border ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

S. Sudan accepts federalism but requires further discussion: minister

March 28, 2017 - South Sudan Minister of Federal Affairs, Richard K. Mulla, said the new nation will adopt federalism after the transitional period. Further discussion on the form of federalism will lead to an acceptable division of powers between national and local governments, Minister Mulla told a workshop on governance ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Sudan's attorney general issues decision to release rights defender

March 28, 2017 - The lawyer of the detained human rights defender Mudawi Ibrahim Tuesday said the attorney general has issued a decision to release his client on bail. Nabil Adib, told Sudan Tribune that Ibrahim is expected to be released on Wednesday after completing the bail procedures. Ibrahim, university professor and ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

On the brink of famine: Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid

The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor. The conflict-fueled hunger crises in Nigeria, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Sh31.2bn deal for upgrade of Kenya, South Sudan road

The planned Sh31.2 billion upgrade of a key link road between Kenya and South Sudan is set to begin, raising prospects of enhanced cross-border trade.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Help end South Sudan mess

The warring leaders have let down not just their people, but also neighbouring countries.

- Daily Nation - KE

South Sudan to review hiked work permit fees

Juba to consider complaints raised by foreigners

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Sudan president, sought by ICC, welcomed by Jordan's king

AMMAN, Jordan " Sudan's president, sought by the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges, has been welcomed in Jordan despite calls by human rights groups to deny him entry.Omar al-Bashir is among 21 Arab leaders...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

AU blames Juba over the killing of six aid workers

The African Union has faulted South Sudan over the killing of six aid workers in ambush last Saturday along Juba-Pibor road.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Number of Kenyans going hungry doubles to 3mn: Red Cross

Nairobi, Kenya, Mar 28 - The number of Kenyans needing emergency food aid has doubled in the past three months to three million, the Red Cross said Tuesday, as the impact of a devastating drought worsens. Kenya is one of several East African countries suffering from food crises, along with Ethiopia, South Sudan , where

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

4 Kenyans among six aid workers killed in South Sudan

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 28 - Four Kenyans are among six aid workers killed in an ambush on March 25 in South Sudan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says efforts are currently underway by South Sudan security agents in conjunction with officials from GREDO and UNICEF to recover the bodies of the victims. “The ministry is

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Regional leaders urge S. Sudan's warring parties to stop fighting

March 27, 2017 - Regional leaders have issued a statement expressing a deep concern about the humanitarian crisis in war-torn South Sudan, stating that all the necessary measures be taken to save people's lives and forestall the famine. “The Summit decided that all humanitarian corridors should be immediately opened ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Sudanese police arrest 20 Darfurian student over university tuition fees

March 28, 2017 - Sudanese authorities have arrested 20 students from Darfur region following a sit-in to protest the rejection of Al-Azhari University to exonerate Darfurians from tuition fees. The opposition Sudanese Congress Party , in a statement issued Monday, said that five female students and the general-secretary of ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Around 22 million children could soon starve without urgent aid, UNICEF warns

Millions of children are on the brink of starvation in the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, the United Nations Children's Fund today warned, urgently calling for nearly $255 million to respond to immediate needs in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.

- UN - INT

South Sudan rebels raid jail, capture town on Ugandan border

South Sudanese rebels said they had taken control of a town on the Ugandan border and killed 14 soldiers in the fighting, an account dismissed on Tuesday as "ridiculous and unfounded" by the government.

- Zee News - IN

Six aid workers ambushed in South Sudan

The ambush on government-controlled territory was the deadliest attack on aid workers since South Sudan's civil war began in 2013. The conflict has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced over three million.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Devastating conflict has left 30 million people in the Middle East unsure of their next meal

© AFP/File MOHAMMED HUWAISCairo - The devastating conflicts gripping the Middle East and North Africa have left 30 million people unsure of their next meal, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation said. "Food security and nutrition levels in the Near East and North Africa have sharply deteriorated over the last five ...

- Business Insider - US

South Sudan government promises to declare unilateral ceasefire to end war

Conflict has killed thousands and displaced millions in spite of several ceasefires agreed by both sides.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

South Sudan rebels say raid jail, capture town on Ugandan border

By Denis Dumo JUBA - South Sudanese rebels said they had taken control of a town on the Ugandan border and killed 14 soldiers in...

- Townhall.com - US

Famine, drought, war threaten millions of children in four countries

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen Some 22 million children have been left hungry, sick, displaced and out of school in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UNICEF said.Download photos and videos from: http://weshare.unicef.org/Package/2AMZIFDD22Q NEW ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

South Sudan rebels say raid jail, capture town on Ugandan border

South Sudanese rebels said they had taken control of a town on the Ugandan border and killed 14 soldiers in the fighting, an account dismissed Tuesday as "ridiculous and unfounded" by the government

- The Daily Star - LB

Famine, drought and war threaten millions

UNICEF says children can’t wait, with urgent request for nearly USD 255 million to respond to immediate needs in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

- Scoop NZ - NZ

South Sudan president accepts unilateral ceasefire, says AU

March 27, 2017 - South Sudan President, Salva Kiir, has accepted to declare a unilateral ceasefire; raising hope that such a move would allow the international community to demand the armed opposition also to cease hostilities in order to create the needed security conditions for aid workers to reach civilians in the ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

IGAD “condemns” South Sudan's armed groups

March 27, 2017 - Eastern Africa's Intergovernmental Authority on Development , the body that mediated South Sudan 2015 shaky peace agreement, has condemned "proliferation of armed groups" in the country and confirmed President Salva Kiir's intention to declare a unilateral ceasefire. A communique issued in Nairobi late on ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

$250m needed to assist S. Sudan refugees in Uganda: U.N

March 27, 2017 - The United Nations has warned that Uganda is at a “breaking point” as almost 3,000 refugees fleeing famine and the violence in South Sudan enter the country each day. As such, the world body says it urgently needs more than $250 million to support South Sudanese refugees in Uganda. Last ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

S. Sudan rebels claim capture of Kajo-keji county headquarter

March 27, 2017 - South Sudanese rebels loyal to former First Vice President Riek Machar claimed they captured Kajo-Keji county headquarters in Yei River state after clashes with government troops. The incident, a rebel spokesperson said in a statement, occurred in Kuku villages in and around Kajo-Keji and on the ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Government says SPLM-N rift affects efforts for peace in Sudan, as opposition calls to end it

March 27, 2017 - The Sudanese government on Monday said that the recent rift within the leadership of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North will negatively affect the negotiation and the peace process. While the Sudanese Revolutionary Front led by Gibril Ibrahim urged its allies to overcome the crisis. Last Saturday, ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Aid Groups Determined to Continue Operations in South Sudan

Unidentified assailants took the lives of six aid workers in South Sudan on Saturday, the highest number killed in a single incident since South Sudan's conflict began in December 2013, according to the United Nations. Working for a local NGO called GREDO, they were killed in the Magri area of Central Equatoria State, as ...

- Voice of America - US

Uganda's open-door policy sags amid crush of refugees from South Sudan

Uganda is celebrated for welcoming refugees but is swamped by an influx from South Sudan.         

- USA TODAY - US

Children suffer grave violations in Sudan's conflict - UN reports

Fewer children have been recruited to fight in parts of Sudan, but they are still killed and injured, and victims of sexual violence in the country, according to a new report by the United Nations Secretary-General.

- UN - INT

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