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Ugandan leaders warn against S. Sudan rebel recruitment

November 22, 2017 - Authorities in the Ugandan northern district of Kitgum have warned residents against the alleged recruitment of youth into rebel ranks in South Sudan. The practice, a local district official said, was recently brought to their attention by the Ugandan Peoples' Defence Forces . ...

PCP leader continues meetings with political forces over Sudan's peace initiative

November 22, 2017 - The Popular Congress Party Wednesday announced that it will continue its meetings with political forces within the framework of its initiative for peace, which ends with a meeting with leaders of armed movements outside the Sudan. Founded by the late Hassan al-Turabi after a ...

South Sudanese rebels criticize Kenyan envoy's remark

November 22, 2017 - The South Sudanese armed opposition official has criticized the Kenyan ambassador to Juba, Cleland Leshore, after the latter said Kenya would not host rebel groups from the young nation. Mabior Garang, the opposition's head of information and public relations, said Leshore's ...

Egypt refutes claims of using Sudan's water quota

November 22, 2017 - Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, Wednesday dismissed statements by his Sudanese counterpart Ibrahim Ghandour about Egypt's use of Sudan quota of the Nile river water saying they only relieved the southern neighbour of unused share. Last Tuesday Ghandour expressed his ...

S. Sudan state governor relocates offices to persuade returnees

November 22, 2017 - The governor of Imatong, one of South Sudan's newly-created states has temporarily relocated his office from the state capital, Torit to Pageri county on the Juba-Nimule highway. Area lawmakers and military sources have welcomed Governor Tobiolo Alberio Oromo's move, describing ...

S. Sudan state governor relocates offices to attract returnees

November 22, 2017 - The governor of Imatong, one of South Sudan's newly-created states has temporarily relocated his office from the state capital, Torit to Pageri county on the Juba-Nimule highway. Area lawmakers and military sources have welcomed Governor Tobiolo Alberio Oromo's move, describing ...

Sudan denies visa to former South Sudan army chief

November 22, 2017 - The Sudanese embassy in Nairobi has declined to grant a visa to former chief of staff of South Sudanese army, Gen Paul Malong Awan, Sudan Tribune has learnt on Wednesday. Awan recently arrived in the Kenyan capital for medical examinations, a matter that he long time asked for to ...

Sudan starts to deliver food aid to South Sudan via N. Kordofan

November 22, 2017 - Sudan on Tuesday has resumed relief operations to South Sudan through a new route from El-Obeid, North Kordofan state capital of east and north Bahr El Ghazal. A local official at the sub-committee tasked with the delivery of humanitarian aid to South Sudan told Ashorooq TV they ...

Sudan, South Sudan border commission meets in Khartoum

November 22, 2017 - The Joint Border Commission between Sudan and South Sudan has kicked off its 6th meeting on Wednesday in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. Sudan's State Presidential Minister Al-Rashid Haroun has addressed the opening session of the JBC meeting, saying the joint border file is of ...

Sudan's Republican Party announces resumption of its activities without registration

November 21, 2017 - Sudan's opposition Republican Party Tuesday announced the resumption of its political activities without waiting for a decision on its application for registration from the Political Parties Council. On Tuesday, the party held a press conference at the premises of the Sudanese ...

South Sudan's Murle leaders welcome peace declaration

November 21, 2017 - Murle leaders in South Sudan have welcomed calls for reconciliation and signed a declaration resolving to work towards peace and development beyond ethnic and political divisions. The peace declaration, according to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan was signed at the ...

UNAMID, OHCHR urges Sudan to focus on Darfur displaced civilians

November 21, 2017 - Sudanese government has to improve security, humanitarian and human rights situation of displaced people in Darfur as the end of armed clashes creates conducive conditions to engage in effective, and durable policies said a joint UN report released on Tuesday. From January 2014 ...

S. Sudan risks more sanctions over its civil war: U.S official

November 21, 2017 - War-torn South Sudan could face more sanctions if the country's leaders do not utilize ongoing peace talks aimed at ending current civil war, a top United States official said. Michael Morrow, the charge d'affaires at the U.S embassy in Juba, said sanctions likely to be imposed ...

South Sudanese youth leader denied U.S travel visa

November 21, 2017 - The United States immigration department declined to respond to an application made by the president of the South Sudanese national union, Albino Bol Dhieu for a travel visa, the latter said. Dhieu, who heads a body known for organizing pro-government demonstrations, said the U.S ...

Sudan's removal from U.S. terror list “just a matter of time”: MP

November 21, 2017 - The head of the sub-parliamentary committee on human rights Mohamed al-Hassan Al-Amin said lifting Sudan name from the U.S. list of states sponsors of terrorism is “only a matter of time”. The lawmaker told the semi-official Sudan Media Center Tuesday that Sudan's ...

Heavy fighting erupts in South Sudan's Fangak state: sources

November 21, 2017 - Heavy fighting erupted in Fanjak, one of South Sudan's newly-created states when pro-government troops launched offensives against rebels, eyewitnesses said. The press secretary of the rebel-appointed governor of Phow state, Khan Rom claimed pro-government troops attacked their ...

Heavy fighting erupts in South Sudan's Fangak state

November 21, 2017 - Heavy fighting erupted in Fanjak, one of South Sudan's newly-created states when pro-government troops launched offensives against rebels, an official said. The press secretary of the rebel-appointed governor of Phow state, Khan Rom claimed pro-government troops attacked their ...

Sudan welcomes SPLM-N al-Hilu call for resuming Two Areas peace talks

November 21, 2017 - The Sudanese government on Tuesday has welcomed the call of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/North led by Abdel-Aziz al-Hilu to resume the peace talks according to the African roadmap. The Sudanese army has been fighting the SPLM-N rebels in the Blue Nile and South ...

Red Cross resumes humanitarian work in Darfur

November 21, 2107 - The International Committee of the Red Cross announced the resumption of its humanitarian work in Darfur region after it came to a halt more than three years ago. In February 2014, the Sudanese government ordered the ICRC to halt its activities in the country saying that the aid ...

Heavy fighting erupts in South Sudan's Fangak state

November 21, 2017 - Heavy fighting erupted in Fanjak, one of South Sudan's newly-created states when pro-government troops allegedly launched offensives against the armed opposition forces. The press secretary of the rebel-appointed governor of Phow state, Khan Rom claimed pro-government troops ...

Senior S. Sudan armed opposition faction official resigns

November 20, 2017 - A senior member of South Sudan's armed opposition faction led by the country's First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai has resigned, accusing the latter of allegedly contributing to the escalation in the war in the country. Brig Gen. Charles Wani shifted allegiance to Gai after the ...

Egypt's fears of the Ethiopian dam are due to the loss of Sudanese share: Ghandour

November 20, 2017 - The cause of Egypt's fear of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam that it will enable the Sudan to use its full share of the Nile water, which has been going to Egypt as a "lend" since 1959, said the Sudanese foreign minister on Monday. "For the first time, a Sudanese says this ...

S. Sudanese activists demand Machar's “unconditional” release

November 20, 2017 - A coalition of South Sudanese activists in the diaspora has called for the “unconditional” release of rebel leader Riek Machar, who is currently confined in South Africa. The group, in a statement, urged the South African authorities, the Intergovernmental Authority ...

South Sudan expedites efforts to enact new constitution

November 20, 2017 - The South Sudanese cabinet has approved a draft constitution that will pave way for the young nation to enact a new constitution in line with the August 2015 peace agreement, the head of peace monitors said Monday. The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission head, Festus Mogae ...

Kenya not launching pad for S. Sudanese rebels: envoy

November 20, 2017 - Kenya's ambassador to South Sudan, Cleland Leshore has said the East African nation would not allow South Sudan rebels to use its territory as launching grounds. He said the approach, if adopted by all regional nations, will help bring peace in a country, where conflict has ...

Sudanese forces storm IDPs camp in West Darfur in search of weapons

November 20, 2017 -A joint government force on Monday has raided Abu Zar camp for Internally Displaced Persons in West Darfur state as part of the forcible phase of the disarmament campaign. Last August, the Sudanese authorities launched a six-month disarmament campaign to eliminate illegal weapons ...

Kenya not launching pad for S. Sudanese rebels: envoy

November 20, 2017 - Kenya's ambassador to South Sudan, Cleland Leshore said Monday that the East African nation would not permit South Sudan rebels to use it territory as a launching ground. He said the approach, if adopted by all regional nations, would help bring peace in the country, where ...

African Union urges 'credible' probe of Slave markets in Libya

November 20, 2017 - The head of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Monday has urged a credible inquiry on the 'slave markets' for African migrants in Libya. Mahamat made his request during a meeting with the Libyan Chargé d'Affaires to Ethiopia, Seddigh Elgwairy, to discuss the ...

South Sudan peace monitors call for regional efforts to end civil war

November 20, 2017 - The head of South Sudan peace monitors on Monday issued a statement calling for a “unified” and “one voice” message to end the conflict in the East African nation. Festus Mogae, head of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission , told parties in the ...

Sudanese president to visit Russia this week

November 20, 2017 - Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir will travel to Russia on Wednesday in an official three-day visit for talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on bilateral ties. In August 2017, the Sudanese foreign ministry announced the visit saying it would take place during the ...

African Union urges credible probe for Slave markets in Libya

November 20, 2017 - The head of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Monday has urged a credible inquiry on the 'slave markets' for African migrants in Libya. Mahamat made his request during a meeting with the Libyan Chargé d'Affaires to Ethiopia, Seddigh Elgwairy, to discuss the ...

Al-Bashir vows to raise Libya's illegal migration problem at AU

November 20, 2017 - The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir on Monday has met with Libya's former Prime Minister and Head of the Libyan National Forces Alliance Mahmoud Jibril. Following the meeting, Jibril told reporters the meeting discussed the ongoing efforts to stop illegal migration and the need ...

More than 17,000 displaced by fighting in Kajo-keji county

November 19, 2017 - Intense fighting in Kajo-keji county of South Sudan's Central Equatoria state has forced more than 17,300 displaced people to flee to new safe locations with the majority reported to have crossed to Uganda, the United Nations said. The UN humanitarian agency said internally ...

Sudanese-Tunisian joint committee to meet next month

November 19, 2017 - The Sudanese-Tunisian joint political consultation committee would meet in Tunisia on 4 December, said the official news agency SUNA. According to the official agency, Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour on Sunday has met with the Tunisian ambassador to Khartoum Emad ...

Three killed in S. Sudan's Western Lakes state

November 19, 2017 - At least three people were shot dead in South Sudan's Western Lakes state last week, authorities have said. One of those killed reportedly worked in the state secretariat office. A Criminal Investigation Department official said the killers mainly target government officials in ...

Mugabe's Dictatorial End: A Great Lesson for South Sudan

by Matai Muon In Africa's model of democracy, serving longer equates to a higher level of democratic peace and stability. From Sudan to DRC, Equatorial Guinea to Uganda, Rwanda to Zimbabwe, the list is virtually endless, governments have stayed on for several decades without any transition. ...

Pope Francis to preside over prayers for South Sudan, DRC

November 19, 2017 - The Roman Catholic Church head, Pope Francis, will on 23 November preside over a liturgical celebration for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo at St. Peter's Basilica Rome, Italy. The Pope had earlier expressed plans to visit the two war-affected nations. ...

Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt diverge over GERD's impact

November 19, 2017 - Khartoum disclosed on Sunday that new differences have emerged with Egypt over the findings of a consultative report related to the impact of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam . The Sudanese Minister of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity Mutaz Musa made his remarks ...

UN welcomes S. Sudan's directive on humanitarian access

November 19, 2017 - A United Nations official has welcomed South Sudan's decision to allow free, unimpeded and unhindered movement of humanitarian organizations in the country. Alain Noudehou, the UN humanitarian coordinator, said ensuring unhindered humanitarian access is essential for saving lives ...

Sudan tightens border control to prevent arms and vehicles smuggling

November 19, 2017 - Sudan's Vice-President Hassabo Mohamed Abdel-Rahman and head of the Higher Committee for the Collection of Weapons has instructed to tighten controls on border crossings to prevent the smuggling of unregulated vehicles. Speaking during a meeting of the committee on Sunday, ...

Sudan's central bank blames US dollar price rise on gold companies

November 19, 2017 - The Central Bank of Sudan on Sunday has revoked business licenses of a number of gold trade companies saying the decision was prompted by their involvement in currency speculations. Late last week, the Sudanese pound fell to a record low as the U.S. dollar price reached 28,2 SDG ...

South Sudan ex-army chief cedes home trip, leaves to Kenya

November 19, 2017 - Paul Malong Awan, former chief of staff of South Sudanese army Sunday gave up his request to visit his home area and left Juba to Kenya for medical treatment. Awan accepted to abandon his demand to return to the Northern Bahr el Ghazal state after the rejection of his request by ...

S. Sudanese women leaders meet Troika special envoys

November 18, 2017 - South Sudan women leaders representing women's peace networks and the Troika special envoys to South Sudan held talks on situations in the war-torn nation. The United Nations Women in South Sudan facilitated the meeting attended by Christopher Trott , Erling Skjoensberg , Paul ...

African Union leaders condemn slave market in Libya, call for action

November 18, 2017 - The head of the African Union Alpha Conde and the chairperson of the commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, condemned the slave markets of African migrants in Libya and called to bring the culprits to Justice and to end immediately this violation of fundamental human rights. The UN ...

African Union leaders condemn slave market in Libya, call for action

November 18, 2017 - The head of the African Union Alpha Conde and the chairperson of the commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, condemned the slave markets of African migrants in Libya and called bring the culprits to Justice and to end immediately this violation of fundamental human rights. The UN ...

No return of IDPs to their areas despite violence reduction in Darfur: UN official

November 18, 2017 - An international official deplored that the decline of clashes with the rebels groups and inter-communal violence did not help to create a conducive environment for the return of displaced people to their area of origin. "The armed groups in Darfur today had largely been ...

Sudan's Islamic clerics hail religious coexistence

November 18, 2017 - Sudan's main clerical authority, the Sudan Scholar Corporation Saturday denied the existence of religious conflicts in the country saying followers of various religions have lived together in peace and harmony for a long time. The U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, ...

South Sudan president forms airport security committee

November 18, 2017 - South Sudan President, Salva Kiir has established a high-level committee that has been tasked to review the way security at Juba International Airport is being managed. The president, according to a decree announced on the state-owned television on Friday, appointed Isaac Obuto ...

South Sudan president rejects former military chief's home trip

November 18, 2017 - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has rejected a request from the former army chief of staff, General Paul Malong Awan who sought the president's permission to allow him to travel to his hometown, saying the latter can only travel to an outside country. A prominent Dinka elder ...

South Sudan president forms airport security committee

November 18, 2017 - South Sudan President, Salva Kiir has established a high-level committee that has been tasked to review the way security at Juba International Airport is being managed. The president, according to a decree announced on the state- owned television on Friday, appointed Isaac Obuto ...