Freed Sudan opposition leader says release of political detainees not sufficient for dialogue

September 17, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The head of the Sudan Congress Party (ScoP) Ibrahim al-Sheikh vowed not to enter into any deals with the government and downplayed the significance of the ongoing national dialogue process called for by president (...)

Sudanese president sacks heads of state TV and radio

September 18, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir conducted a shakeup of state-owned media outlets on Thursday, removing the managing director of Sudan TV, Mohammed Hatem Suleiman, and his counterpart at Sudan Radio, (...)

Resumption of South Sudan peace talks delayed over agenda disagreement

September 18, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The sixth round of peace talks between South Sudan's two warring parties and other stakeholders has been delayed to allow discussions over substantial issues and agenda disagreements, as mediators and (...)

N. Bahr el Ghazal denies looming cabinet resignation

September 18, 2014 (JUBA) - Authorities in South Sudan’s Northern Bahr el Ghazal state have dismissed reports that a number of its cabinet ministers wanted to resign due to existing political differences with the caretaker governor, Kuel Aguer (...)

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Sudan Troika welcome new push at national dialogue

September 18, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Members of a troika group comprised of Norway, United Kingdom and the United States issued a statement on Thursday welcoming “recent efforts to reinvigorate a (...)

W. Bahr el Ghazal governor slams allegations of interference

September 18, 2014 (WAU) – The governor of South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal state, Rizik Zackaria Hassan, has dismissed criticism directed at him over his handling of the budget and (...)

Sudanese president sacks heads of state TV and radio

September 18, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir conducted a shakeup of state-owned media outlets on Thursday, removing the managing director of Sudan TV, Mohammed Hatem (...)

US president to nominate S. Sudan ambassador

September 18, 2014 (WASHINGTON) – US president Barack Obama announced on Thursday his intention to nominate Mary Catherine Phee as its new ambassador to South Sudan. Mary Catherine Phee (Photo (...)

Humanitarian aid will not resolve S. Sudan conflict: EU

September 18, 2014 (JUBA) – A visiting European Union (EU) representative has warned that no amount of aid assistance can avert a looming famine in South Sudan, which is expected to affect some (...)

Resumption of South Sudan peace talks delayed over agenda disagreement

September 18, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The sixth round of peace talks between South Sudan's two warring parties and other stakeholders has been delayed to allow discussions over substantial issues and (...)

N. Bahr el Ghazal denies looming cabinet resignation

September 18, 2014 (JUBA) - Authorities in South Sudan’s Northern Bahr el Ghazal state have dismissed reports that a number of its cabinet ministers wanted to resign due to existing political (...)

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UPDATED: Mass resignation looms in N. Bahr el Ghazal state

September 17, 2014 (AWEIL/JUBA) – Almost half of South Sudan’s Northern Bahr el Ghazal state ministers are set to resign from government in coming days, a cabinet member told Sudan Tribune. (...)

Uganda warns S. Sudan against expelling foreign workers

September 17, 2014 (KAMPALA) – Uganda’s prime minister Amama Mbabazi says many Ugandan nationals would be affected if the South Sudanese government goes ahead with plans to expel foreign workers. (...)

Jonglei budget to go before executive for approval on Friday

September 16, 2014 (BOR) – Jonglei state’s long-awaited budget is due to be returned to the state executive for approval on Friday before going to the state assembly for deliberations. Jonglei’s (...)

S. Sudan to delay expelling foreign workers

September 18, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan government backtracked on expelling foreign nationals working with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and private companies by mid-October after (...)

Director of land and survey killed in Lakes state’s Cueibet county

September 18, 2014 (RUMBEK) – The director of land and survey has been gunned down in Lakes state’s Cueibet county in what is believed to be a targeted revenge killing. According to the criminal (...)

UK threatens action against obstruction of peace in S. Sudan

September 17, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The United Kingdom has warned South Sudan's warring parties that those seen to be obstructing the peace process which is being mediated by the Intergovernmental (...)

S. Sudan split over claims the west is supporting rebels

September 17, 2014 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government is sharply divided over the level of involvement of western countries in the current conflict, amid claims some are providing support to (...)

South Sudan presidency downplays possibility of disintegration

September 17, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan has downplayed opposition statements warning the country is at risk of disintegrating into ethnic enclaves if president Salva Kiir continues to defy calls (...)

Freed Sudan opposition leader says release of political detainees not sufficient for dialogue

September 17, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The head of the Sudan Congress Party (ScoP) Ibrahim al-Sheikh vowed not to enter into any deals with the government and downplayed the significance of the ongoing (...)

EU welcomes release of Sudan political detainees

September 17, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The European Union (EU) ambassadors in Khartoum have welcomed the release of the Sudanese Congress Party (SCoP) leader, Ibrahim al-Sheikh, and National Umma Party (...)

Abiodun Bashua appointed as UNAMID deputy joint special representative

September 17, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki moon and African Union Commission (AUC) chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma announced on Wednesday the appointment of the (...)

US renews travel warning for Eritrea

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle September 17, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) - The US State Department has issued a new travel caution for Eritrea, strictly warning its citizens of the risks of travel to Eritrea. This (...)

UNAMID denies Darfur process to be transferred to Addis Ababa

September 17, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The spokesperson of the African Union United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Ashraf Eissa, denied statements attributed to him saying Qatar had accepted the (...)


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