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Czech FM will press Sudan to free jailed missionary.

Prague, Czech Republic, Feb 24 - Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek will travel to Sudan on Sunday to try to free a Czech Christian aid worker sentenced to 24 years in prison on charges including spying and inciting hatred. “Petr Jasek's release is a priority for Minister Zaoralek,” the ministry said in a ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Peacekeepers foil attempt to abduct IDPs in Bentiu camp.

February 24, 2017 - Uniformed soldiers attempted to seize a number of internally displaced people near a United Nations Protection of Civilians site in Bentiu Thursday evening, UN said Friday. Citing a report from the UN Mission in South Sudan , the UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric disclosed the attack on civilians who are ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Opposition group questions Kenyan participation in S. Sudan force.

February 27, 2017 - A South Sudanese opposition group, the People's Democratic Movement Friday questioned the aptitude of Kenyan peacekeepers to reintegrate the UN peacekeeping mission pointing to abduction and disappearance of refugees from the neighbouring country. Last year, the Kenyan authorities handed over the ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

News24.com | Czech FM to press Sudan to free jailed missionary.

Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek is expected to travel to Sudan to try to free a Czech Christian aid worker sentenced to 24 years in prison on charges including spying and inciting hatred.

- News24.com - ZA

UNICEF USAVoice: As Famine Stalks South Sudan's Children, Their Education Suffers Too.

South Sudan's brutal civil war has destroyed schools for more than 1.8 million children. To make matters worse, famine has been declared in some regions. Yet despite the crisis their country faces, many children still cling tightly to a simple dream: “I want to go to school.”

- Forbes.com - US

DHS report casts doubt on need for Trump travel ban.

, Feb. 25 : A Department of Homeland Security report assessing the terrorist threat posed by the citizens of the seven countries covered by President Donald Trump's travel ban has expressed doubt on the necessity of the order.The document, as reported by the Washington Post, was prepared at the request of the acting ...

- Sify - IN

Ethiopia and South Sudan agree to construct oil route.

February 24, 2017 - President Salva Kiir and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn have agreed to build a road linking the two countries enabling South Sudan to export its oil to the landlocked Ethiopia. President Kiir arrived in Ethiopia Thursday afternoon on a three-day official visit. Kiir and Desalegn on Friday signed ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Race to stop Sth Sudan famine before rain.

Aid worker Emma Jane Drew has seen the impact of South Sudan's famine first hand on remote islands where families have fled the civil war.

- SBS.com.au - AU

As famine threatens, an unprecedented global challenge – and response.

Twenty million people in four countries face famine in the next six months, but aid groups have gotten more innovative in how they address longstanding problems. Famine in South Sudan was officially declared Monday.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

$4.4 billion required to prevent famine, says U.N chief.

February 22, 2017 - The United Nations needs at least $4.4 billion by the end of next month to prevent "a catastrophe" of hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, its newly-appointed Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, said. More than 20 million people face starvation in the four countries and ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Who's to blame for South Sudan's civil war?.

We speak to "Mama" Rebecca Garang, former adviser to President Salva Kiir and widow of the country's founder.

- Al Jazeera - QA

As famine threatens, an unprecedented global challenge – and response

The challenge is unprecedented. Twenty million people in four countries face famine in the next six months, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned this week, unless the world steps in with $4.4 billion. Millions of people are barely surviving in the space between malnutrition and death' in war-wracked Yemen, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

South Sudan: Recurring cycles of violence breed further instability

Video | Armed conflict has forced millions of South Sudanese to repeatedly flee their homes, leaving behind everything they have.

- ICRC - INT

News24.com | DA lays charges against government over Al-Bashir

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has laid charges against the ministers of home affairs and international relations for letting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir slip out of South Africa in 2015 to avoid being handed over to the International Criminal Court.

- News24.com - ZA

'Threat of famine looming' in Yemen amid import blockade

The UN World Food Program says more than 20 million people in Yemen, north Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan are at risk of dying from starvation within six months.

- ABC News - AU

Israel denies 'hostile' Human Rights Watch access

Israel now joins countries such as Cuba, Egypt, Syria, Sudan and Venezuela that have blocked access for Human Rights Watch staff members.

- ABC News - AU

Bashir orders full aid access to S. Sudan famine areas

Khartoum, Sudan, Feb 23 - President Omar al-Bashir has ordered Sudanese authorities to assist the delivery of international humanitarian aid to famine-hit South Sudan through the country, an official said Thursday. On Monday, South Sudan, the world's youngest nation formed after splitting from the north in 2011, declared ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Bashir directs to facilitate delivery of humanitarian aid to South Sudan

February 23, 2017 - Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir, Thursday, has directed his government to provide the necessary support and to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid and relief supplies to the needy civilian in the neighbouring South Sudan. South Sudan, which has been mired in civil war since December 2013, is ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Kiir implementing reservations, not peace accord: Garang

February 23, 2017 - The widow of John Garang, the founder of South Sudan's ruling party has said the peace deal, which was signed in 2015 to end more than three years conflict has collapsed, citing failure to implement the security arrangement. “We talk about peace in a vacuum because our leaders are not ready to ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Aid agencies in South Sudan warn that funds are urgently needed to stop the spread of famine

Aid agencies in South Sudan warn that funds are urgently needed to stop the spread of famine23 February 201727 humanitarian agencies working in South Sudan have warned that unless substantial funds are immediately provided to those working on the ground, organisations will struggle to stop famine spreadi

- Oxfam International - UK

South Sudan president in Ethiopia for security talks

February 23, 2017 - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has arrived in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa for talks on the implementation of border control and security cooperation deal signed last year. On 28 October 2016, President Kiir and Ethiopian Hailemariam Desalegn signed a series of cooperation agreements on Friday, ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Czech FM visits Sudan seeking release of jailed filmmaker

February 23, 2017 - Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek will visit Khartoum next Sunday for talks on bilateral relations. Also, he is expected to seek a presidential pardon for a journalist sentenced to life in prison last January. According to a press statement released Thursday Zaoralek will hold talks with the ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

News24.com | Bashir orders full aid access to S Sudan famine areas

President Omar al-Bashir has ordered Sudanese authorities to assist the delivery of international humanitarian aid to famine-hit South Sudan through the country, says an official said.

- News24.com - ZA

Security essential to reinvigorate South Sudan bread basket - UNMISS head

Source: UN Mission in South Sudan Country: South Sudan David Shearer made his first field trip to Yambio town in Western Equatoria, an agricultural region that has typically provided a wide range of food products for the rest of the country. Improved security is essential to reinvigorating what has been called the bread ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

UNHCR opens new camp in Uganda as thousands continue to flee South Sudan

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: South Sudan, Uganda The new Imvepi settlement area is expected to be able to accommodate up to 110,000 new arrivals. More than 2,000 South Sudanese have made Imvepi their home in the last two days.UNHCR and partners have opened a new settlement area in Arua district, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

SPLM-N announces end of South Kordofan clashes

February 22, 2017 - The Sudan people's Liberation Movement - North announced the end of recent clashes in South Kordofan with the Sudanese army but pointed to the continued shelling attacks on its positions by the government artillery. The Sudanese army and the on Tuesday traded accusations over the violation of a cessation ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Bashir orders full aid access to South Sudan famine areas

President Omar al-Bashir has ordered Sudanese authorities to assist the delivery of international humanitarian aid to famine-hit South Sudan through the country, an official said Thursday.

- The Daily Star - LB

South Sudan becomes first nation to declare famine since 2011, but when does one occur?

War-torn South Sudan is first country in the world to declare famine since 2011.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Ex- US president Obama wanted regime change in South Sudan, says Kiir

This is the first time the South Sudanese leader has publicly accused the US, which has provided over $2 billion in humanitarian assistance to war-torn country, for allegedly agitating for regime change

- Daily Monitor - UG

World › U.N. needs $4.4 bil for famine relief in four countries

U.N. aid agencies need $4.4 billion in emergency funding to address famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday. More than 20 million people face starvation in the four countries and action is needed now to avert a humanitarian disaster, Guterres told a…

- Japan Today - JP

Infectious disease: Autoimmunity in nodding syndrome

A mysterious disorder that causes seizures in children in East Africa could be due to an autoimmune reaction.In Tanzania, Uganda and South Sudan, nodding syndrome causes children's heads to drop and results in epileptic seizures, cognitive impairment and sometimes death. Although people with the

- Nature - UK

Middle Eastern Reactions to the U.S. Travel Ban

President Trump's January 27 executive order on "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States" drew much ire at home and around the world. The order's provisions -- which bar entry by all refugees for four months, by all visitors from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen for three ...

- The Washington Institute - US

Govt not liable for 2 missing South Sudan activists - court

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 23 - The High Court has exonerated Kenya's security agencies from blame over the disappearance of South Sudanese political activists Samuel Dong Luak and Aggrey Idris Izbon. Justice Luka Kimaru ruled that the disappearance of the two can only be as a result of a criminal act of abduction by persons ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Famine tragedy must not become a catastrophe, UN chief warns

The United Nations needs €4bn by the end of March to prevent devastating hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, yet just €86m has been collected so far, the world body's chief has said.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

U.N chief pledges to support 'inclusive' dialogue in S. Sudan

February 22, 2017 - The head of the United Nations mission in South Sudan , David Shearer said the world's body would support an inclusive dialogue process, involving all stakeholders for "genuine" peace to prevail across the country. Shearer, who also doubles as the Special Representative of the U.N Secretary General, ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

UN expert urges Sudan to release civil society activists

February 22, 2017 - UN independent expert on human rights Aristide Nononsi Wednesday has called on the Sudanese government to release civil society activists put under arbitrary arrest without charge or trial. Nononsi made his call in a press conference held at the end of his third mission to Sudan from 10 to 22 February ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

S. Sudan peace monitors applaud national dialogue initiative

February 22, 2017 - The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission , which oversees implementation of South Sudan's peace deal, has commended President Salva Kiir for widening the national dialogue initiative to involved more opposition actors in the country. The chairman of JMEC Festus Mogae and the South Sudanese leader ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

U.S. “gravely concerned” about famine in South Sudan

February 22, 2017 - The United States expressed “grave concern” over the situation in South Sudan, days after three United Nations agencies declared famine in parts of the war-torn nation. In a statement, the U.S government urged donors to provide timely humanitarian assistance. “The United States is ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Former S. Sudan state governor forms new political party

February 22, 2017 - A former state governor has split from South Sudan's ruling party faction allied to President Salva Kiir and formed a new political entity. Lewis Anei Madut, the ex-governor of South Sudan's Warrap state, announced his decision to abandon the SPLM to form a new party, last week. The official described ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

EU announces €82m in emergency aid as famine hits South Sudan

February 22, 2017 - The European Commission has announced an emergency aid worth €82 million in the wake of the declaration of famine outbreak in South Sudan. At least 100,000 people, aid agencies said, are facing starvation in parts of the country while 4.9 million of them need urgent humanitarian assistance. "The ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

$4.4 billion needed within a month to stop catastrophic famine in African nations: UN

With over 20 million people at risk of starvation over the next six months and famine already declared in parts of South Sudan, "we are facing a tragedy," UN officials said.

- Global News - CA

U.N. urgently seeks $4 billion aid to avert famine for 20 million in Africa, Yemen

UNITED NATIONS - More than $4 billion is needed by the end of March to help nearly 20 million people who risk starvation in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday.

- Reuters - US

UN: $4.4B needed within weeks to stop hunger 'catastrophe'

The UN's top diplomat issued a clarion call Wednesday for world leaders to pitch in more than $4 billion to stave off near certain famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen -- all of which are beset by food insecurity because of escalating human conflict.

- Newsday - US

UN needs $4.4 billion for famine relief in four countries

Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are in dire need of food aid.

- Daily Nation - KE

Tackling hunger crises in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen requires $4.4 billion - UN

Sounding the alarm on behalf of more than 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and north-east Nigeria facing devastating levels of food insecurity, Secretary-General António Guterres joined other top United Nations officials today calling for “strong and urgent” action from the international ...

- UN - INT

UN needs $4.4 bn for famine relief in four countries

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 23 - UN aid agencies need $4.4 billion in emergency funding to address famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday. More than 20 million people face starvation in the four countries and action is needed now to avert a humanitarian disaster, ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

UN: $4.4bn needed to prevent 'catastrophe' of famine

UN chief Antonio Guterres says more than 20 million people face starvation in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.

- Al Jazeera - QA

WHO and partners intensify health response to South Sudan cholera outbreak

Source: World Health Organization Country: South Sudan The outbreak poses a significant threat given the security concerns in affected and at-risk locations and the drastic deterioration of the health care infrastructure.14 February 2017, Juba, South Sudan - Despite the ongoing complex humanitarian crises in South Sudan, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

UN chief calls for increased access, funding to address risk of famine in Africa and Yemen

Source: UN Secretary-General, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen "One of the biggest obstacles we face is funding," said António Guterres, as he joined other top UN officials today calling to help avert a humanitarian catastrophe in South Sudan, Somalia, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Uganda went to South Sudan and all it brought back were refugees

The United Nations this week declared an outbreak of famine in South Sudan. The statistics from that country, whose internecine conflict is now in its fourth year, are grim: 100,000 people

- Daily Monitor - UG

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