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President Kenyatta commissions Sh42bn Isiolo-Moyale road.

MOYALE, Kenya, Jul 26 - President Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday commissioned the Sh42 billion Isiolo-Moyale road which connects Kenya to Ethiopia, the second most populous country in Africa. The Isiolo-Moyale highway is a key plank of the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Corridor Project. The road project was implemented in three ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Sudan's Foreign Minister Starts an Official Visit to Bulgaria to Develop Bilateral Relations.

Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour Wednesday starts an official visit to Bulgaria for talks to develop bilateral relations, according to Sudan Tribune. Bulgaria reopened its embassy in Khartoum in 2005 after its closure in 1990 citing civil war and political instability. But Sudan opened a general consulate in Sofia ...

- Novinite - BG

WORLD VIEW : Our violent world and what the future holds.

The most peaceful countries in the world are Iceland, Portugal, Austria, New Zealand and Denmark, according to the new Global Peace Index, in a new 136-page report, published by the Institute for Economics and Peace in Sydney, Australia. The most violent are Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and South Sudan.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Wildlife officer kills wife, arrested in Wau state.

July 25, 2017 - Police in Wau, one of South Sudan's newly created states have arrested a man for allegedly killing his wife. The state Criminal Investigation Department director, Major Bol Malek said Francis Ngor Lual killed Angelina Abuolla in Nazareth area on Tuesday. The suspect, he told Sudan Tribune, was arrested and a ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

S. Sudan's Kiir, former detainees recommit to SPLM reunification.

July 25, 2017 - The South Sudanese president, Salva Kiir and a group of the country's former political detainees have agreed to reaffirm their commitments to the re-unification of the ruling Sudan People's Liberation Movement in order to end the ongoing conflict. Last week, the South Sudanese leader led an eight member ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Darfur prisoners of war are tortured in Sudanese jails: rebels.

July 25, 2017 - The Sudan Liberation Movement -Minn Minnawi and the SLM-Transitional Council called on the international community to press the government to stop torture on rebels recently detained in the Sudanese jails Following clashes with the Sudanese government forces in North and East Darfur, several rebel leading ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Sudan foreign minister visits Bulgaria.

July 25, 2017 - Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour Wednesday starts an official visit to Bulgaria for talks to develop bilateral relations. Bulgaria reopened its embassy in Khartoum in 2005 after its closure in 1990 citing civil war and political instability. But Sudan opened a general consulate in Sofia in 1999 ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

USAID support brings access to life-saving medicine to nearly 2 million Sudanese people.

Source: World Health Organization Country: South Sudan, Sudan, United States of America WHO staff was able to put together an emergency health kit including 80 kinds of medicine for treatment of diarrhoea, pneumonia, diabetes and high blood pressure.Between January and May 2017, over 137,000 South Sudanese arrived in Sudan ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Khartoum University students mobilise ahead of court sentence.

July 25, 2017 - Students at the University of Khartoum demonstrated Tuesday in solidarity with their colleague Asim Omer charged with the murder of a police officer in April 2016, as the court is scheduled to announce its verdict on Wednesday. Omer, 21 years, is a member of the Conference of Independent Students , the ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

U.S. calls for humanitarian truce and new UNAMID base in Darfur's Jebel Marra.

July 25, 2017 - The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum Tuesday said alarmed by the "deteriorating humanitarian situation" in Jebel Marra. Further, it called on the warring parties to commit themselves to a cessation of hostilities and to authorise a UNAMID base in the mountainous area. In line with the five-track framework over the ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

South Sudan president cancels church service over security matter.

July 25, 2017 - South Sudan President Salva Kiir last Sunday cancelled without prior notice a planned church service for peace and reconciliation over security concerns. The administration of Emanuel Church in Juba had planned that President Kiir, a number of government officials and prominent community and religious ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Darfur genocide goes Exodus. What a determination and what a lesson!

By TRAYO A. Ali NOT AN ISOLATED CASE. IT'S PART OF WIDER STORY A manifestation of more than one decade of racially segregated conflict and a three-month escalation in tensions reached a boiling point and erupted a week ago, causing Darfur students in Bakhta Alruda University to travel more than 2000 kilometres, much of it ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

USAID support brings access to life-saving medicine to some 2 million Sudanese people

Source: World Health Organization Country: South Sudan, Sudan, United States of America WHO staff was able to put together an emergency health kit including 80 kinds of medicine for treatment for diarrhoea, pneumonia, diabetes and high blood pressure.Between January and May 2017, over 137,000 South Sudanese arrived in Sudan ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Archbishop of Canterbury to open Sudan's Anglican Church on Sunday

July 24, 2017 - The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will visit Khartoum next Sunday to open the Anglican Church of Sudan, dividing the province of South Sudan and Sudan into two communions. With this inauguration, Sudan will be the 39th Province of the Anglican Communion. According to a statement released by the ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

French Police Arrested 150 Migrants at Cannes Station

French police have detained 156 illegal migrants at a station in Cannes, southeast France, the BFM-TV television channel reported. According to local authorities, most of the migrants are from Sudan. They had a plan to go to Marseilles to apply for asylum. They also traveled with the famous French activist Cedric Eru, who ...

- Novinite - BG

S. Sudanese youth calls for AU peace-mediation process

July 24, 2017 - A group of South Sudanese youth on Monday rejected the Intergovernmental Authority on Development involvement in the revitalization of South Sudan's 2015 peace deal and called for a process that is mediated by the African Union . The group, in a statement, said four countries that directly border South Sudan ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

AMREF graduates 82 health students in Maridi state

July 24, 2017 - The African Medical and Research Foundation has graduated 82 students who completed certificates in midwifery and clinical courses at Maridi National Institute of Health in South Sudan. The 82 students came from all over South Sudan. While speaking at the occasion, the health minister, Riek Gai Kok ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

IGAD summit roots for accountability in war-torn S. Sudan

July 24, 2017 - Leaders attending the 58 extra-ordinary summit in the South Sudan capital, Juba have vowed to prioritize accountability in attempts to the long civil war in the young nation. While opening the summit on Monday, the chairman of the IGAD Council of Ministers, Workneh Gebeyehu said that the summit would discuss ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

‘Mama Nyandeng' Says She Has Reconciled With South Sudan's President Kiir

A well-known South Sudanese politician who a few months ago had called on government soldiers to lay down their weapons saying that would leave President Salva Kiir with no power, said Monday she has reconciled with the president. Rebecca Nyandeng, widow of South Sudan founding father John Garang and former adviser on ...

- Voice of America - US

Lack of staff was the main cause for delaying Sudan sanctions relief: U.S. diplomat

July 24, 2017 - U.S. Chargé affairs to Khartoum Koutsis said on Monday said the slow pace of staffing process in the State Department was the main reason for the postponement of sanctions relief for Sudan. Ambassador Koutsis met with the Speaker of the National Assembly Ahmed Ibrahim Omer to brief him about the reasons ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

IGAD meeting calls for concerted efforts to restore peace in S. Sudan

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle July 24, 2017 - The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development council of ministers on Monday began reviewing the progress achieved and to consult on ways of revitalizing the peace process in war-torn South Sudan. The meeting, being held in South Sudan, renewed calls for all the warring parties to ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

U.N. sees 70 percent shortfall in aid for S. Sudan refugees

Only 30 percent of $1.4 billion aid needed in 2017 for refugees fleeing the conflict in South Sudan has been raised, a U.N. official said Monday, raising fears of aid cuts.

- The Daily Star - LB

South Sudan says Western powers resumed regime change agenda

July 24, 2017 - South Sudanese government said on Monday that recent statements condemning the actions of the military were a return of western powers to the regime change agenda campaign. Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs Daniel Awet Akot said there was nothing the government and the president, in particular, has ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

lack of staff was the main cause for delaying Sudan sanctions relief: U.S. diplomat

July 24, 2017 - U.S. Chargé affairs to Khartoum Koutsis said on Monday said the slow pace of staffing process in the State Department was the main reason for the postponement of sanctions relief for Sudan. Ambassador Koutsis met with the Speaker of the National Assembly Ahmed Ibrahim Omer to brief him about the reasons ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Cholera in Sudan: Open letter to WHO Director

An Open Letter to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the UN's World Health Organization United Nations Office at Geneva | Palais des Nations, 1211 | Genève, Switzerland Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: The mandate of the UN's World Health Organization could hardly be clearer; in the words of the ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

News24.com | UN sees 70% shortfall in aid for South Sudan refugees

Only 30% of $1.4bn aid needed in 2017 for refugees fleeing the conflict in South Sudan has been raised, a UN official has said, raising fears of aid cuts.

- News24.com - ZA

UN sees 70% shortfall in aid for S. Sudan refugees

In May, the United Nations said it needed $1.4 billion this year alone to help people who have sought refuge in Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic

- Daily Monitor - UG

UN sees 70% shortfall in aid for South Sudan refugees

Only 30 percent of the $1.4 billion in aid needed for refugees fleeing conflict in South Sudan has been raised, a U.N. official said Monday, raising fears of aid cuts.

- The Daily Star - LB

IGAD: 'War in South Sudan must end'

The Inter-governmental Authority for Development has condemned authorities in South Sudan for failure to end the war that has killed thousands and displaced more than two million civilians.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

News24.com | South Sudan sexual violence on 'massive scale,' report says

Thousands of South Sudanese women and girls, and some men, who have been raped in ethnically-charged sexual attacks in the ongoing conflict are battling mental distress and stigma with nowhere to turn for help, Amnesty International reveals.

- News24.com - ZA

Kenya beat South Sudan in volleyball qualifier

Kenya revive hopes of qualifying for Africa Cup of Nations.

- Daily Nation - KE

Sudan clashes kill up to 10 in Darfur: tribal chiefs

The UN and the African Union maintain that the Darfur conflict is winding down, and their peacekeeping mission -- among the costliest with a budget of more than $1 billion -- is being trimmed.

- Daily Monitor - UG

S. Sudan army says foiled attack on Upper Nile oilfields

July 23, 2017 - South Sudan army said Saturday that it foiled an alleged attack by the armed opposition forces from taking over an oil field located in the country's oil-producing state of Upper Nile. The army spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Lul Ruai, said their forces fought in to defend from rebel forces intending to gain ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Sudan to launch disarmament campaign in Darfur before the end of 2017

July 23, 2017 - Sudanese Vice President Hasabo Abel Rahman Sunday announced that his government would launch a campaign to collect weapons in Darfur and reorganise the government militias before the end of the year. In April last year, Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir the formation of a national body, Darfur Disarmament ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Sexual violence in South Sudan on “massive scale”: report

July 23, 2017 - Thousands of South Sudanese women, girls, and men, who were raped in ethnically-charged sexual attacks in the ongoing conflict are battling mental distress and stigma with nowhere to turn for help, Amnesty International said in a new report. The report was based on interviews with 168 victims of sexual ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

'I'm all in': Americans in need of free health care sticking with Trump

'I expected to see stuff like this in South Sudan and Haiti, but it's right here in the United States of America'

- National Post - CA

Hundreds of Islamic State corpses await repatriation from Libya

Seven months after Libyan forces defeated Islamic State in the coastal city of Sirte, hundreds of bodies of foreign militants still lie stored in freezers as authorities negotiate with other governments to decide what to do with them, local officials say. The corpses have been shipped to Misrata, a city further to the west ...

- Yahoo! News - US

South Sudan Sexual Violence on 'Massive Scale,' Report Says

It's been five months since the shy, frail 13-year-old was snatched from his bed, drugged and raped in the middle of the night. The boy hasn't been able to say much since. "I don't remember a lot," Batista says, darting his eyes toward the dirt floor as he sits in a makeshift clinic in one of South Sudan's displaced ...

- Voice of America - US

Amnesty report cites sexual violence on 'massive scale' in South Sudan, including in refugee camps

It's been five months since the shy, frail 13-year-old was snatched from his bed, drugged and raped in the middle of the night. The boy ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Sexual violence 'on a massive scale' in South Sudan leaves thousands in mental distress

Source: Amnesty International Country: South Sudan, Uganda Thousands of South Sudanese women and girls, and some men, who have been raped in ethnically-charged sexual attacks in the ongoing conflict are battling mental distress and stigma with nowhere to turn for help, Amnesty says. South Sudan: Sexual violence 'on a ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Sudan clashes kill up to 10 in Darfur: tribal chiefs

Clashes between two Arab tribes come as the UN and African Union prepare to downsize their peacekeeping mission.

- Al Jazeera - QA

One person killed by police over land dispute in Khartoum

July 23, 2017 - One person was killed in confrontations over the sale of a land to a foreign investor between police and residents of Um Kati area, some 70 kilometres north of Khartoum. Eyewitnesses told Sudan Tribune that a heavily armed police force arrived in Um Kati to hand over 7,000 feddans of farmland to a Gulf ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Sudan's FM, UN envoy discuss Sudan's sanctions and South Sudan's peace

July 23, 2017 - Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghanodur and the UN Secretary-General Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, Nicholas Haysom on Sunday have discussed U.S. sanctions on Sudan besides South Sudan's peace process. The official news agency SUNA Sunday said Ghandour has briefed the UN envoy on recent ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Dinka elder hails Kiir for championing SPLM reunification initiative

July 23, 2017 - A prominent member of the Dinka Council of Elders has welcomed the initiative of President Salva Kiir to reconcile all the members and heads of factions of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement into one party, saying it was the only way the war in the country could be ended. Aldo Ajou Deng Akuey said on ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Sudan clashes kill up to 10 in Darfur: tribal chiefs

Clashes between two Arab tribes in Sudan's war-torn state of East Darfur have killed up to 10 people, tribal leaders told AFP on Sunday.

- The Daily Star - LB

News24.com | Sudan clashes kill up to 10 in Darfur: tribal chiefs

Clashes between two Arab tribes in Sudan's war-torn state of East Darfur have killed up to 10 people, tribal leaders say.

- News24.com - ZA

UN official urges to authorise new UNAMID base in Darfur's Jebel Marra

July 22, 2017 - The head of U.N. peacekeeping operations John Pierre Lacroix on Saturday paid a visit to Central Darfur State where he inspected the security situation and called to authorise the opening of a UNAMID base in Gulu area. Lacroix made the request for the during a meeting with the Central Darfur Deputy Governor, ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Children caught up in violence in Mosul and conflicts in the region need immediate care and protection

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Iraq, Libya, occupied Palestinian territory, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen 'The worst of the violence in Mosul may be over but for too many children in Mosul and in the region, extreme suffering continues," said UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa. Statement ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

In South Sudan, a child soldier thought long dead is reunited with his mother

She had no body to bury at the funeral, so the grieving mother kneeled in the dirt outside her small hut, recited psalms and simply ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Five IDPs killed by pastoralist gunmen in South Darfur

July 22, 2017 - Five Internally Displaced Persons were killed and six others seriously injured on Saturday at Hegair Tono area, Baleel locality, some 25 kilometres south east of Nyala, South Darfur capital. The deputy chairman of IDPs and Refugees Association Adam Abdallah on Saturday told Sudan Tribune that 10 gunmen on ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

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