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28,000 South Sudanese refugees crossed to Sudan during May's first two weeks.

May 27, 2017 - Over 28,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Sudan during the first half of May 2017; according to the latest report released by the UN refugee agency . The recent arrival increases the total number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan to 417,000 people since December 2013. In 2017, almost 137,000 refugees ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

21 Sudanese troops killed in Yemen: Military sources.

May 27, 2017 - Sudanese military sources Saturday have dismissed media reports that 80 Sudanese troops have been killed in Yemen saying only 21 were killed, including 4 officers. The Sudanese army has been participating in the Saudi-led military coalition since 2015 in a regional effort to back the government of President ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Sudan's economy won't improve soon: expert.

May 27, 2017 - The Sudanese economic expert, Sidqi Kabalo, Saturday predicted that the deteriorating economic situation in the country will see no major improvement following the formation of the Government of National Concord . On 11 May, First Vice President and Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh announced the GNC ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Sudanese forces' attacks aimed to dictate peace terms: Minnawi.

May 27, 2017 - In his first comment on the fighting in North and East Darfur states a few days ago, the leader of Sudan Liberation Movement, Minni Minnawi has accused the Sudanese government of attacking their positions in the region in an attempt to impose its solution to the 14 year conflict. "The brutal regime of the ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Family of Sudanese rights defender criticises renewal of his detention.

May 27, 2017 - The family of the detained human rights defender Mudawi Ibrahim criticised the renewal of his detention in his absence and his lawyer, and described his detention without charges as “clear and explicit legal and constitutional violation of his personal freedom”. Ibrahim, a university professor and ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

South Sudan freed UN journalist held 2 years without charge.

NAIROBI, Kenya " South Sudan has released a United Nations journalist held for two and a half years without trial, the U.N. announced Friday.George Livio was arrested in August 2014 because of his work and was not charged with...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

How Close Are Kurds To Establishing Full Independence?.

OK, so how close are Iraqi Kurds to establishing their own independent state in Northern Iraq? In this article, Gallia Lindenstrauss and Adrien Cluzet analyze the myriad factors that have to be addressed if a truly autonomous or South Sudan-like homeland is to appear. In all cases, our authors are confident that such an ...

- OilPrice.com - US

GSDF completes withdrawal from South Sudan.

The last part of the Ground Self-Defense Force unit deployed to volatile South Sudan returns safely to Japan, ending its longest U.N. mission ever.The post ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Japan troops complete pullout from U.N. mission in South Sudan.

All of the Ground Self-Defense Force members engaged in the U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan have returned to Japan, ending their five-year operation in ...

- The Japan Times - JP

S. Sudan's Machar led forces accused of violating unilateral truce.

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle May 26, 2017 - The SPLM-Io led by South Sudan's First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai Friday accused rebel forces led by Riek Machar of violating a unilateral ceasefire declared earlier this week by President, Salva Kiir. President Kiir on Tuesday announced a unilateral ceasefire without reaching a ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Abyei talks due to resume next week in Addis Ababa.

May 26, 2017 - The Sudanese committee for the administration of Abyei area said it has received an invitation from the African Union to resume the discussions with its South Sudanese counterpart on Tuesday. Ownership of Abyei, a disputed oil-producing region contested by Sudan and South Sudan, remained contentious even ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Juba releases UN radio journalist 2 years after extrajudicial detention

May 26, 2017 ° -The South Sudanese security authorities Friday have released a journalist working for a UN radio station in the troubled country two years and a half after his detention. According to a statement released by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan George Livio, who worked for Radio Miraya had been in jail ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

South Sudan Frees UN Journalist After Two-year Detention

South Sudanese authorities released a journalist Thursday who had been detained without charges since August 22, 2014. George Livio, who worked for the U.N.-sponsored Miraya FM radio station, had been arrested by national security operatives and detained at an unknown location. The U.N. did not immediately provide a reason ...

- Voice of America - US

Africa in the news: South Sudan's ceasefire, Tanzanian mining sector's audit, and Macron's Mali visit

South Sudan's government announces unilateral ceasefire during national dialogue South Sudanese President Salva Kiir formally launched a national dialogue on Monday, May 22, aiming to end the country's three-year civil war. Kiir also called for the release of political prisoners, as well as a unilateral ceasefire—although ...

- Brookings - US

Furthering Development and Humanitarian Progress in Sudan: The Role of the UN

Research Event 5 Jun 2017 - 16:30 to 17:30Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, London Horn of Africa Project Register Interest Sudan has developed its international relations and gained broader support in recent years. Longstanding US economic sanctions were suspended in January 2017 and may be ...

- Chatham House - UK

South Sudan's National Dialogue: Civil Society's Role in Safeguarding Public Accountability

Research Event 7 Jun 2017 - 12:00 to 13:00Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Jok Madut Jok, Co-Founder, The Sudd Institute Chatham House, London Horn of Africa Project Register Interest President Salva Kiir recently inaugurated a 94-member steering committee for the national dialogue, tasked with bringing harmony ...

- Chatham House - UK

South Sudan army chief of staff cautions soldiers against politics

May 26, 2017 - The chief of defence staff of South Sudan's army has cautioned soldiers against involvement in politics, saying their work was limited to guarding the country and protecting from external threats and harm. On 10 May, President Salva Kiir removed the former SPLA chief of general staff Paul Malong Awan and ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Japan and WHO to establish first Public Health Emergency Operations Centre in Juba

Source: World Health Organization Country: Japan, South Sudan The hub, an important tool for the strategic management of public health emergencies, will bring together all relevant experts, groups and stakeholders involved in preparedness and response.24 May 2017, Juba, South Sudan – The Government of Japan and the World ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

News24.com | Attempt to broker South Sudan political agreement fails

South Sudan's government and opposition groups have failed to reach a political agreement mediated by Uganda's president in the latest setback to efforts to end the country's civil war.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | South Sudan freed UN journalist held 2 years without charge

South Sudan has released a United Nations journalist held for two and a half years without trial, the UN has announced.

- News24.com - ZA

FDs decline to sign Kampala agreement for SPLM reunification

May 26, 2016 - South Sudanese Former Political Detainees , a faction of the ruling SPLM party, declined to sign a new agreement for the SPLM reunification negotiated in Kampala in a meeting brokered by the Uganda President Yoweri Museveni. A document seen by Sudan Tribune called for the formation of a committee from the ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

South Sudan says not aware of Darfur rebels presence in Raja

May 26, 2017 - South Sudanese government under President Salva Kiir said Friday it is not aware of the presence of the Sudanese rebels from Darfur region in Raja, an administrative headquarters one of the newly created Lol state. Presidential Adviser on Security Affairs, Tut Kew Gatluak said Friday it was not true there are ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Sudan didn't “reap fruits” of Washington's decision to ease sanctions: official

May 26, 2017 - The deputy governor of the Central Bank of Sudan Badr al-Din Qurashi Thursday acknowledged that Khartoum didn't benefit from Washington's decision to ease the economic sanctions saying investors look forward to seeing a full lift of sanctions in July. Qurashi was speaking in a forum on the economic sanctions ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force troops withdraw from South Sudan

The last batch of Ground Self-Defense Force troops departed South Sudan's capital of Juba on Thursday, where the about 350-member 11th Engineer Unit had been taking part in a U.N. peacekeeping operation.

- Stars and Stripes - US

South Sudan freed UN journalist held 2 years without charge

The United Nations says South Sudan has released a U.N. journalist held for two and a half years without trial.

- FOX News - US

EU contributes to WFP's life saving work in South Sudan

May 25, 2017 - The European Commission has reaffirmed its commitment to saving the lives of conflict-affected people in South Sudan with a US$ 12.9 million contribution to the emergency operation of the United Nations World Food Programme . This, the EU said in a statement, is in addition to the US$ 32 million ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Trump administration is supportive of 'advancing' relationship with Sudan: envoy

May 25, 2017 - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is supportive to the improvement of bilateral relations with the Sudan, said the U.S. Chargé d'Affaires Steven Koutsis in a speech about the lift of economic sanctions he made in Khartoum on Thursday. The American diplomat was speaking in a forum on the economic ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

South Sudan denies presence of Darfur rebels in Raja

May 26, 2017 - South Sudan government said it is not aware of the alleged presence of the Sudanese rebels from the war-torn western region of Darfur in Raja, an administrative headquarters of Lol, one of the newly created states in the country. The presidential adviser on security affairs, Tut Kew Gatluak said the young ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

S.Sudan frees UN journalist held for 2.5 years without charge

The South Sudanese government on Friday freed a local journalist working for a United Nations radio station who spent two and a half years in jail without ever being brought to trial, U.

- The Daily Star - LB

South Sudan frees UN journalist held for 2.5 years without charge

The South Sudanese government on Friday freed a South Sudanese journalist working for a United Nations radio station after two and a half years of imprisonment.

- Zee News - IN

The 10 foreign countries that send the most students to American colleges

AP Photo/Bebeto MatthewsThe number of foreign students in American schools has been surging over the past decade, and numbers are up again. The trend is noteworthy in light of President Donald Trump's executive order, which aims to bar citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the US for 90 ...

- Business Insider - US

News24.com | EXCLUSIVE: Ramaphosa 'taking bribes from Kiir', South Sudan rebels claim

Rebels in South Sudan have claimed that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is "taking bribes" from President Salva Kiir's government to block their leader Riek Machar - currently in South Africa - from returning home.

- News24.com - ZA

Trump's travel ban is stuck in court. But visits from the targeted Muslim-majority countries are dropping anyway.

The number of nonimmigrant visas issued to people in Muslim-majority countries declined steeply in April, Politico reported after analyzing data posted this week by the State Department. In nearly 50 Muslim-majority countries, 20 percent fewer nonimmigrant visas were issued in April compared to the monthly average issued in ...

- The Week - US

Africa Day Call to Action on South Sudan

On Africa Day Thursday, about 300 young African leaders appealed to African heads of state to rescue South Sudan's 2015 peace agreement. The Archbishop Tutu fellows said in a letter to the leaders that the conflict in South Sudan poses serious national security threats to neighboring countries. "We, the Archbishop Tutu ...

- Voice of America - US

Last Japanese peacekeepers pull out of South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan " The last Japanese peacekeepers with a United Nations mission have left South Sudan. The team was Japan's first with an expanded mandate to use force if necessary to protect civilians and U.N. staff.Japan...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Where has all the food aid gone in the world's biggest refugee camp?

The UN says aid agencies are struggling to cope with the huge numbers of people arriving in Uganda after fleeing civil war in South Sudan.

- BBC - UK

Egypt leader denies Sudan claims of Darfur interference

Egypt leader denies Sudan claims of Darfur interference...

- MENAFN - JO

Poaching, wildlife trafficking increasing in South Sudan: report

May 25, 2017 - Significant wildlife populations in war-torn South Sudan have so far survived, but poaching, commercial wildlife trafficking, illegal mining, timber harvesting and charcoal production are increasing, the Wildlife Conservation Society said a new report. The report follows the first aerial assessment carried ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Sudan urges UNAMID to condemn recent rebel attacks in Drafur

May 25, 2017 - Sudan has called on the hybrid peacekeeping mission to condemn the recent rebel attacks in North and East Darfur pointing that they breached a cessation of hostilities and destabilise regional peace and security. In a meeting held at his office in Khartoum, Foreign Ministry Under-Secretary Abdel-Ghani ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Africa Day Call to Action on South Sudan

On Africa Day Thursday, about 3,000 young African leaders appealed to African heads of state to rescue South Sudan's 2015 peace agreement. The Archbishop Tutu fellows said in a letter to the leaders that the conflict in South Sudan poses serious national security threats to neighboring countries. "We, the Archbishop Tutu ...

- Voice of America - US

Trump travel ban blocked; fight headed for Supreme Court

In a 10-3 vote, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the ban likely violates the Constitution. And it upheld a lower court ruling that blocks the Republican administration from cutting off visas for people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Last Japanese peacekeepers exit South Sudan

The last Japanese peacekeepers with a United Nations mission have left South Sudan. The team was Japan's first with an expanded mandate to use force ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Ugandan President hosts SPLM factions meeting

May 25, 2017 - Between 25 and 26 May 2017, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni the President of Uganda, is hosting a meeting aimed at the reunification of the different factions of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement . According to several officials from the different factions of the fragmented ruling party, the meeting will be held ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Kenya's Equity bank closes seven branches in S. Sudan

May 25, 2017 - Kenya's Equity Bank Group has announced the closure of seven of its branches operating in war-torn South Sudan over the deteriorating economy, weak currency and hyperinflation. The bank's chief executive officer, James Mwangi confirmed the closure of seven of the bank's 12 branches in the East African nation. ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Cholera outbreak kills 62 in Sudan's White Nile state

May 25, 2017 - A cholera epidemic in Sudan's White Nile has killed 62 people and infected almost 1800 since the first cases emerged several weeks ago, says a report released by the independent union of Sudan Doctors Committee on Thursday. The release of the report coincided with a directive by a directive issued by the ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

South Sudan rebel leader awarded more ranks to SPLA-IO junior officers

May 25, 2017 - On Wednesday, South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar promoted several hundred officers from the ranks of Colonel and Brigadier Generals in the file of the Sudan People Liberation Movement in Opposition . One officer among the hundreds who were recently promoted revealed to Sudan Tribune that the awarded ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

News24.com | Last Japanese peacekeepers pull out of South Sudan

The last Japanese peacekeepers with a United Nations mission have left South Sudan.

- News24.com - ZA

Greek authorities investigate cargo ship with explosives

ATHENS, Greece " Greek authorities say they are investigating a load of explosives that was allegedly being transported by a Maltese-flagged cargo ship from Turkey to Sudan.The coast guard said it stopped the Mekong Spirit,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Up to 200,000 IDPs, refugees will be hit by Sudan flooding, predicts ACAPS

Source: Assessment Capacities Project Country: South Sudan, Sudan Floods during the rainy season from June-October will affect about 200,000 people, mostly in southern Sudan. Particularly vulnerable are 2.3 million IDPs and about 400,000 South Sudanese. Anticipated scope and scale Floods during the rainy season from June ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

News24.com | UN envoy: South Sudan seeing military action as rains arrive

The UN envoy for South Sudan says the conflict-torn African country is seeing significant military action and the last push to position combatant forces because the rainy season has arrived and roads will soon become unpassable for about four months.

- News24.com - ZA

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