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South Sudan former lawmaker receives death threats to sabotage SPLM reunification process

August 18, 2017 - A former South Sudanese lawmaker says he and several other critics have been put on a hunt list, in order to sabotage the ongoing efforts to reconcile President Salva Kiir and the opposition SPLM Former Detainees group. Wol Deng Atak, a former Member of Parliament who is now based ...

Rewarding policies that starve children in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan

By Eric Reeves The National Islamic Front/National Congress Party regime in Khartoum has continued for over six years with its brutal, immensely destructive humanitarian blockade of rebel-controlled areas of South Kordofan and Blue Nile states. The results in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan ...

Sudan's al-Bashir attends inauguration of Rwanda's President

August 18, 2017 - The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir on Friday attended the inauguration ceremony of the Rwandan Paul Kagame for the third term, said the official news agency SUNA. Twenty-one African heads of state were present at the ceremony which took place in front of a packed crowd at the ...

South Sudan president in Rwanda after deployment of regional force

August 18, 2017 - South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Friday capital Juba for Kigali, Rwanda, heightening the relations which the two countries have been establishing since the young nation came into existence in 2011. President Kiir, according to the minister in his office, is in Rwanda to attend ...

UNAMID hands over North Darfur site to the Sudanese government

August 18, 2017 - The hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur said it has officially handed over the Mission's team site in Malha, North Darfur, to the Sudanese government. Last June, the African Union and the United Nations decided to draw down the UNAMID) by withdrawing the military personnel by 44% ...

UN refugee chief calls to support Sudan's humanitarian efforts

August 17, 2017 - UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, called for more international support to Sudan in its humanitarian efforts to shelter South Sudanese refugees fleeing the four-year conflict in South Sudan. Grandi, the new chief of UN refugee agency, paid his first official visit ...

Dialogue between ethnic groups kick-off in Gbudue state

August 17, 2017 - An inter-community peace dialogue between ethnic groups in South Sudan's Gbudue state commenced on Thursday this week. The three-day event, organized by the inter-faith based Council for Peace in Western Equatoria region, seeks to reconcile the different tribes who had bitter ...

Peace seminar successfully ends in Wau town

August 17, 2017 - A seminar seeking to restore lasting peace in South Sudan's Wau state successfully ended on Wednesday. The one-day event, held in Wau town, brought together more than 60 participants, including civil society activists, army officials, religious and faith groups as well as officials ...

Aid worker killed during recent violence in Blue Nile between SPLM-N factions: SKBUCU

August 17, 2017 - A local humanitarian group, the South Kordofan and Blue Nile Coordination Unit Thursday announced the death of an aid worker during the last week violence in the Blue Nile State between two factions of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement North . The SKBNCU "is appalled by the ...

S. Sudan army chief Pagak captured to return governor

August 17, 2017 - The chief of South Sudan's defence forces said the army was under pressure to capture the rebel stronghold of Pagak because the Maiwut state governor was operating out of the area. Gen. James Ajonga Mawut told the state-owned SSBC television on Thursday that, together with several ...

Sudan's Bashir denies border dispute with Ethiopia, says they want regional integration

August 17, 2017 - Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir said there no border dispute with Ethiopia, adding that the two countries, adding the two countries are working to enhance bilateral relation and to achieve regional integration. Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir said there no border dispute with ...

Ethiopia PM attends graduation of Sudanese military personnel

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle August 17, 2017 - Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn who is on an official visit in neighbouring Sudan attended the graduation of Sudanese military personnel who completed military science training on Wednesday. The premier accompanied by his Sudanese counterpart, ...

South Sudanese refugees in Uganda exceeds a million: UN

August 17, 2017 - The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda has now exceeded one million, the United Nations refugee agency said, amid calls for urgent additional support. Majority of the refugees, the agency said, are women and children. “Over the past 12 months, averages of 1,800 South ...

New group formed to gather Nuer in United States

DECLARATION FOR THE FORMATION OF NUD TO BRING TOGETHER ALL NUER IN THE U.S.A Press Statement The Nuer Union For Development The United State of America The State of Nebraska August 15, 2017 We are so grateful to publicly announce to you the birth of Nuer Union For Development based in the United ...

Sudan's FM, U.S. diplomats discuss bilateral relations

August 16, 2017 - Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour discussed with a visiting delegation from the U.S. State Department ways to enhance bilateral relations, said on Wednesday a statement released in Khartoum. According to the foreign ministry's spokesperson, the delegation was headed by Paul ...

Sudan's FM and U.S. diplomats discuss bilateral relations

August 16, 2017 - Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour discussed with a visiting delegation from the U.S. State Department ways to enhance bilateral relations, said on Wednesday a statement released in Khartoum. According to the foreign ministry's spokesperson, the delegation was headed by Paul ...

South Sudan security arrest lawmakers in Eastern Lakes state

August 16, 2017 - South Sudan security service arrested three legislators in Eastern Lakes state despite their parliamentary immunity which requests a consent of the regional legislative chamber. It was not immediately clear who ordered the arrest or what prompted the government agents to arrest the ...

Regional forces will not control S. Sudan airport: UN chief

August 16, 2017 - The head of the United Nations mission in South Sudan, David Shearer has clarified that it will be the mandate of the government and not the regional protection forces to control the airport and other key installations in the war-torn country. “There was never any thought of ...

Right body urges inclusive revitalizing peace process for S. Sudan

August 16, 2017 - The Centre for Peace and Justice has called for an inclusive revitalization process in South Sudan's peace process, saying isolating the country's rebel groups from the peace process could mean prolonging the war in the East African nation. CPJ coordinator Tito Anthony says the ...

South Sudan rebel leader appoints AU representative

August 16, 2017 - South Sudan's armed opposition leader, Riek Machar on Wednesday appointed Brig. Gen Gai Chatim Puoch as the rebel movement's representative to the African Union . “Pursuant to the resolution of the SPLM Political Bureau September 23, 2016, and SPLM constitution, I, Riek ...

The 62nd anniversary of Torit popular uprising

By Arop Madut Arop As the people of the Republic of South Sudan mark and celebrate the 62nd anniversary of August 18th, 1955 Torit uprising, it would extremely be important to recall the events that ushered in the protracted armed struggle between the Sudan's two regions. The object of that ...

Ethiopia: People in need of food aid surges to 8.5 million

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle August 16, 2017 - The number of people who require humanitarian assistance in the second half of 2017 has increased to 8.5 million from 5.6 million estimates in January, the National Disaster Risk Management Commission disclosed. The commission has released a newly revised ...

Trial of Sudanese rights defender postponed for third time

August 16, 2017 - A Sudanese court Wednesday has postponed the trial of the human rights defender Mudawi Ibrahim for the third time to publish summon to one of the accused. Ibrahim, an engineering professor and Chair of the non-governmental organisation Sudan Social Development Organisation was ...

South Darfur kicks off disarmament campaign

August 16, 2017 - The governor of South Darfur state Adam al-Faki announced the completion of all technical and administrative arrangements to launch the disarmament campaign on Tuesday. Speaking at a press conference in Nyala on Wednesday, al-Faki directed the residents to hand over their weapons ...

South Sudan security arrests lawmakers in E. lakes state

August 16, 2017 - South Sudan security service arrested three legislators in Eastern Lakes state despite their parliamentary immunity which requests a consent of the regional legislative chamber. It was not immediately clear who ordered the arrest or what prompted the government agents to arrest the ...

Sudan's VP says Musa Hilal aides were recruiting fighters for Libya's Haftar

August 15, 2017 - Sudan's Vice President Hasabo Abdel Rahman Tuesday said the government arrested several aides of Darfur tribal leader Musa Hilal because they were recruiting Darfurians to fight alongside the Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar. On Friday 11 August, the Sudanese government ...

UN rights official decries absence of accountability in S. Sudan

August 15, 2017 - Lack of accountability for the various crimes perpetrated during the ongoing conflict in South Sudan remains one of the biggest challenges the country faces, Eugene Nindorera, the United Nations human rights boss, said. The senior UN official made the remarks while speaking at the ...

South Sudanese official hints at possibility of extending national unity government mandate

August 15, 2017 - A South Sudanese presidential adviser has unexpectedly hinted on possibilities of extending the mandate of the transitional government of national unity, arguing that some key provisions within the 2015 peace agreement are yet to be fully implemented. Speaking exclusively to Sudan ...

Egypt is always associated with Nile dam discussions between Ethiopia and Sudan: Ghandour

August 15, 2017 - The Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour Tuesday praised the exemplary relationship between Ethiopia and Sudan, but was keen to underscore that the discussions on Renaissance Dame and Nile Water are always done with the Egyptian participation. The Sudanese top diplomat was ...

S. Sudan dialogue body faces implementation challenges: envoy

August 15, 2017 - A former South Sudanese envoy to the United Nations has warned that the implementation process for the national dialogue initiative was likely to face challenges. Francis Mading Deng, in a brief issued on Tuesday, said several committees were formed to help extend the process to ...

S. Sudan dialogue body faces implementation challenges: envoy

August 15, 2017 - A former South Sudanese envoy to the United Nations has warned that the implementation process for the national dialogue initiative was likely to face numerous unforeseen challenges. Francis Mading Deng, in a brief issued on Tuesday, said several committees were formed to help ...

Sudan's inflation rises to 34,23% in July: CBoS

August 15, 2017 - Sudan's Central Bureau of Statistics reported that inflation has increased to 34,23 % in July from 32,63 in June, a rise of 4.90%. Sudan's inflation rate continued to rise for thirteen consecutive months since April 2016. However, last June it dropped to 32,63% from 35,52 %, a ...

South Sudanese official hints at possibility of extending national unity government period

August 15, 2017 - A South Sudanese presidential adviser has unexpectedly hinted on possibilities of extending the mandate of the transitional government of national unity, arguing that some key provisions within the 2015 peace agreement are yet to be fully implemented. Speaking exclusively to Sudan ...

SPLM-N Rift: Agar, al-Hilu fighters clash again in Blue Nile

August 15, 2017 - A new round of fighting has erupted between the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/North factions in the Blue Nile as both sides exchanged accusations concerning responsibility for the bloody clashes. The SPLM-N is now divided into two factions: one in the Nuba Mountains led by ...

Khartoum negotiating teams say Abyei is Sudanese territory

August 14, 2017 - Sudanese delegation for the talks on the Abyei area Monday said they will focus on the need for a peaceful coexistence between the communities there, stressing that the border disputed area remains a Sudanese territory. The African Union High-Level Implementation Panel organise ...

South Sudan denies armed opposition troops recaptured Pagak

August 15, 2017 - South Sudan government has denied reports suggesting members of armed opposition forces loyal to former Vice-President Riek Machar have retaken their former headquarters in Pagak, describing such reports as bad propaganda. The governor of Maiwut state, Bol Ruach Rom told Sudan ...

U.S Senators demand tools to end corruption in South Sudan

August 14, 2017 - Two United States Senators have written to the Treasury Department, calling for the establishment of additional tools necessary to hold South Sudanese leaders accountable for the ongoing violence in the East African country. In a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, ...

UK-Sudan Strategic Dialogue should include peace and human rights: Arman

August 14, 2017 - Secretary General of the Sudan people's Liberation Movement North led by Malik Agar called on the British government to include issues of peace and human rights in the strategic dialogue with the Sudanese government. According to a statement released Monday by the SPLM-B Agar ...

Re-integration of ex-rebels starts soon: army spokesperson

August 14, 2017 - The re-integration of former armed opposition forces, initially loyal to South Sudan's former First Vice President, Riek Machar into the national army starts soon, spokesperson Brig. General, Lul Ruai Koang said. The army official disclosed this on Sunday following the visit of ...

What is the value of water?

By Innocent Ntabana When you and I breathe in fresh air, the amount I inhale affects you in no way. This is because air is abundant and so there's plenty of it to go around. We actually take it for granted since it exists in copious amounts. Now, imagine a situation where there is limited supply of ...

A prominent Sudan Women and Civil rights activist passed away

The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa Khartoum, Sudan-August 14 2017 In the early hours of Saturday 12th August Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim, a renowned Sudanese leader of the feminist movement and fierce defender of women's rights within the Horn of Africa region, passed away. Fatima was ...

W. Kordofan issues ultimatum for voluntary collection of illegal weapons

August 14, 2017 - The government of West Kordofan state has set a two-week deadline to armed groups and tribesmen to hand over illegal weapons and unregulated vehicles. During a visit to Darfur's five states in April 2016, the Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir said there is a need to collect illegal ...

Sudan demands UN to provide additional funds for refugees

August 14, 2017 - The Sudanese government on Monday has demanded the United Nations to provide the adequate funds to cover the expenses of hundreds of thousands of refugees hosted by the country. According to the UN, Sudan hosts 110,000 Eritrean refugees, 400,000 South Sudanese refugees and more ...

South Sudan Kiir urges opposition to prepare for elections

August 14, 2017 - South Sudan president Monday urged the hold out armed and political opposition groups to stop the fighting and to prepare themselves to take part in the general elections after the end of the transitional period. President Kiir made the comments during a meeting with Koma and ...

U.S. Senate staff member discusses bilateral relation with Sudanese officials

August 13, 2017 - Sudan's Foreign Ministry Under-Secretary Abdel-Ghani al-Naim discussed on ongoing efforts to improve bilateral relations with a senior professional staff member of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Foreign Relations. President Donald Trump's administration last July postponed until ...

S. Sudan rights body welcomes release of political prisoners

August 13, 2017 - The Centre for Peace and Justice , a South Sudanese human rights entity has welcomed the release of political prisoners by the Juba government, stressing that the move fulfilled the amnesty pardon President Salva Kiir earlier declared. South Sudan released at least 30 political ...

South Sudan president welcomes Kenyatta's re-election

August 13, 2017 - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has sent a congratulatory message welcoming the re-election of the incumbent Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, saying the victory was a testament of trust the coalition government has earned from the Kenyan people. “Under your leadership, Kenya ...

Security authorities release two SCoP opposition figures

August 13, 2017 - Security authorities Sunday released the former leader of the opposition Sudanese Congress Party Ibrahim al-Sheikh and another leading member after nearly a month of arbitrary detention without charge. Al-Shiekh and the SCoP Secretary General Abu Bakr Youssef Babikir were arrested ...

S. Sudan rights body welcome release of political prisoners

August 13, 2017 - The Centre for Peace and Justice , a South Sudanese human rights entity has welcomed the release of political prisoners by the Juba government, stressing that the move fulfilled the amnesty pardon President Salva Kiir earlier declared. South Sudan released at least 30 political ...

Dialogue and SPLM reunification are roads for peace, says South Sudan's Kiir

August 13, 2017 - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has unveiled that for him peace and political stability should be achieved through two tracks, saying the situation in the young nation has become embarrassing. Kiir developed his vision for peace during a meeting with the Dinka traditional leaders ...