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Former Wau state minister jailed over corruption

September 20, 2017 - A former minister of agriculture in South Sudan's Wau state has been arrested and jailed by security officials. James David, currently the commissioner for state headquarters, was arrested by security officials for his alleged involvement in corruption. James, according to the ...

Sudan, Ethiopia agree on five-year plan for military cooperation

September 20, 2017 - The joint Sudanese-Ethiopian military commission has agreed to develop a five-year plan including all aspects of cooperation contained in the 2009 military protocol signed between the two countries. In 2009, Sudan and Ethiopia signed a military protocol for a period of three ...

Loss of vision in SPLM caused civil war, says Dinka elder

September 20, 2017 - A Dinka elder has linked the South Sudanese conflict to the “loss of vision without substitute”, stressing that the movement was founded on socialist principles with the view to liberating the masses from the yolk of repression, but ended up repeating the same things ...

Juba, Khartoum to continue oil exportation according to existing fees

September 20, 2017 - Khartoum and Juba on Wednesday have agreed to continue exportation of South Sudan crude oil through Sudan's export pipeline according to the prices agreed. Following his meeting with South Sudan's oil minister Ezekiel Lul Gatkuoth in Khartoum Wednesday, Sudan's oil minister ...

Funding shortage negatively impacts humanitarian activities in Sudan

September 19, 2017 - The well-being of millions of people in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan is severely impacted by the lack of funding, said the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan in a statement released on Tuesday. The Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2017 for Sudan "appeals for ...

WHO, partners respond to flood crises in two S. Sudan states

September 19, 2017 - The United Nations World Health Organization in partnership with the Ministry of Health and partners are scaling up the emergency response in the flood affected areas of Aweil West and Aweil North Counties of former Norther Bahr el Ghazal State, and Maban County of former Upper ...

SPLM-N-Agar to hold a preparatory meeting next January

September 19, 2017 - The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North led by Malik Agar announced the organisation of an expanded meeting of the leadership and cadres of the movement next January to prepare for the general conference. While, the SPLM-N al-Hilu will kick off its Extraordinary General ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

U.S. cancels temporary protection status for Sudanese nationals

September 19, 2017 - The U.S. Administration on Monday has issued a decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status for Sudanese nationals indicating an improvement of conditions in the East African nation. The U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security usually designates a foreign country for TPS due ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

SPLM-N Agar claims repulsing fresh government attack in Blue Nile

September 15, 2017 - The Sudan People's Liberation Movement/North led by Malik Agar said its fighters have repulsed a government attack against the Movement positions in the Blue Nile state. In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, SPLM-N Agar spokesperson Mubarak Ardol said the attack occurred on ...

10 people killed by gunmen in South Darfur

September 15, 2017 - Ten people have been killed and eleven others injured by gunmen in Timbay village, Al-Salam locality, 100 kilometres south of Nyala, South Darfur capital, said, traditional leader. In press statements on Wednesday, native administrator, Ali Mahmoud said gunmen in military ...

Ex- SPLA chief says confinement negatively impacts his family's life

September 15, 2017 - The former South Sudanese chief of army staff said Friday that the death of his daughter and refusal by the government to allow him to attend burial service at home in his village has put the family in real tragedy. “You saw the faces of the people, the mother, the ...

African leaders urged to push for end to S. Sudan war

September 14, 2017 - A senior United States diplomat has urged leader of the various African countries to put pressure on South Sudan's political leaders to enable them end the ongoing civil war. “We think there is more our African colleagues can and should be doing at this point, especially ...

Musa Hilal denies accepting local mediation over weapons collection

September 14, 2017 - The Sudanese Revolutionary Awakening Council , headed by tribal leader Musa Hilal, denied reports about an agreement reached with Khartoum over the issue of weapons collection from its Border Guards Forces . "There is no agreement with the Presidency, and all that is rumoured is ...

S. Sudan's Kiir reiterates rejection for Machar's return

September 14, 2017 - A meeting of South Sudan's president Salva Kiir and his first deputy the coalition government held on Thursday reportedly resolved that the exiled ex-first vice president, Riek Machar should not be allowed to return in his official capacity. “The president of the republic, ...

Sudan's RSF militia arrests 21 illegal immigrants heading to Libya

September 14, 2017 - The Rapid Support Forces , a government militia, Thursday said they foiled an attempt to smuggle 21 illegal foreign immigrants to Libya. While some 170 Sudanese returned to the country from Libya voluntarily. Figures published by the UNHCR, shows a decline in the number of ...

South Sudan's president sacks Wau state governor

September 14, 2017 - South Sudan president, Salva Kiir on Thursday issued a directive for the removal of Wau state governor Andrea Mayar Achor who was replaced by Angelo Taban. The order, announced on the state-owned SSBC, gave no reasons for Mayar's sacking. Taban previously served as minister of ...

Ethiopia: Clashes over boundary dispute displaced hundreds

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle September 13, 2017 - Renewed fighting between armed factions from Ethiopia's Oromia and Somali regional states has forced hundreds of civilians to flee their homes. The fighting which erupted on Tuesday has displaced at least 600 people from both regions. Minister of Government ...

SPLM-N Agar says Sudanese army moving towards their position in Blue Nile

September 14, 2017 , The rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North led by Malik Agar Thursday accused the Sudanese government army of breaching a unilateral cessation of hostilities saying its troops advancing towards their positions in the Blue Nile. In a statement released by its spokesperson ...

U.N, Wau state authorities approve home return of over 40,000 IDPs

September 14, 2017 - The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General , David Shearer said the world body and Wau state authorities have allowed the return of over 40,000 internally displaced persons to their respective homes. Those displaced were sheltered at UN protection of ...

Mercy Corps appeals for more funding in South Sudan

September 13, 2017 - The country director, Mercy Corps, an international aid agency, has decried the appalling humanitarian condition in South Sudan amid calls for more funding for those affected by the civil war. " The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan continues to reach new lows. For such a young ...