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South Sudan president says reappointing ex-army chief amounts to bad precedent

January 19, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir Friday rejected calls to reappoint Paul Malong Awan to his former post as the army chief of staff, saying such move would amount to setting "a bad precedent". Following the involvement (...)

Sudan arrests 15 journalists during bread price protests: media watchdog

January 19, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Paris-based media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RWB) called for the release Sudanese journalists detained after covering recent demonstrations to protest the increase of bread prices. The National (...)

South Sudan rebel accuses government of fresh attacks in various locations

January 19, 2018 (JUBA) - The main rebel movement under the overall leadership of the exiled former first vice president in South Sudan has Friday issued a statement giving details of continued military offensives on their positions by the (...)

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Sudan arrests 15 journalists during bread price protests: media watchdog

January 19, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Paris-based media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RWB) called for the release Sudanese journalists detained after covering recent demonstrations to protest (...)

South Sudan president says reappointing ex-army chief amounts to bad precedent

January 19, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir Friday rejected calls to reappoint Paul Malong Awan to his former post as the army chief of staff, saying such move would amount to (...)

South Sudan says ceasefire monitors lack necessary resources to do their job

January 19, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government Friday called on the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to enhance the means of the ceasefire monitoring body pointing to its (...)

Sudan’s anti-austerity protests continue for fourth day

January 19, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese police on Friday have fired tear gas to disperse worshipers in Khartoum and White Nile State as protests over price hikes continued for the fourth day. (...)

South Sudan rebel accuses government of fresh attacks in various locations

January 19, 2018 (JUBA) - The main rebel movement under the overall leadership of the exiled former first vice president in South Sudan has Friday issued a statement giving details of continued (...)

Border shutdown with Eritrea made disarmament campaign easier: governor

January 19, 2108 (KHARTOUM) - Governor of Sudan’s eastern state of Kassala Adam Jama’a said the closure of borders with Eritrea has significantly contributed to the success of the disarmament (...)

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IGAD rebukes SPLM-IO over accusations of responsibility for Jonglei attacks

January 18, 2018 (JUBA) - The allegations of the SPLM-IO deputy spokesperson Lam Paul Gabriel that IGAD is responsible for recent attacks by the government forces in South Sudan's Jonglei region (...)

SRF Minnawi decline to meet Sudan’s gov’t before releasing of political detainees

January 18, 2018 (KHARTOUM° - The Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) led by Minni Minnawi said they declined an invitation to meet the Sudanese government in Germany asking to free the political (...)

Former W. Equatoria governor survive kidnap attempt in Uganda

January 18, 2018 (KAMPALA) - A former governor of Western Equatoria State Joseph Bangasi Bakasoro, survived an alleged kidnap attempt by the South Sudanese security agents from Kampala on (...)

Lawyers for jailed Machar’s spokesperson pullout over unfair trial

January 18, 2018 (JUBA)-The defence team for the former spokesperson of the former first vice president turned rebel leader Riek Machar announced withdrawal from the case, citing unfair trial (...)

Sudanese security arrests NUP secretary general over protests against bread prices hike

January 18, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese security service on Thursday arrested the secretary-general of the National Umma Party (NUP), Sara Nugadallah, over calls to escalate protests against the (...)

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Arman warns against attempts to exclude SPLM-N Agar from Sudan’s Two Areas process

January 17, 2018 (LONDON) - Yasir Arman, the deputy chairman of North (SPLM-N) Agar Wednesday warned against any attempt to exclude their group from the peace process to end the six-year conflict (...)

Sudan’s opposition demonstrates for the second day as al-Mahdi slams security violence

January 17, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The leader of the opposition National Umma Party (NUP) Sadiq al-Mahdi Wednesday strongly slammed the crackdown on a protest in against bread subsidy cuts as the (...)

Rights body urges S. Sudan rivals to respect ceasefire

January 17, 2017 (JUBA) - The Centre for Peace and Justice (CPJ) has called in countries of the regional bloc (IGAD) to introduce a pressure mechanism which allows both the government and armed (...)

South Sudan army denies report on ceasefire violation

January 17, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan army (SPLA) has denied reports from peace monitors that it was responsible for ceasefire violation, pushing blame on the armed opposition faction, which it (...)

South Sudan ambassador denies defection from Kiir’s gov’t

January 17, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudanese Ambassador to Russia Telar Deng Wednesday denied reports claiming he had defected from the government of President Salva Kiir and joined the opposition (...)

U.S. Congressional delegation to visit Khartoum on Sunday

January 17, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - A delegation from the United States Congress would arrive in Khartoum on Sunday on a three-day official visit at the invitation of Sudan’s National Legislature, said (...)

Al-Bashir instructs to resolve outstanding issues with Egypt: ambassador

January 17, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Ambassador to Cairo Abdel-Halim Abdel-Mahmoud said President Omer al-Bashir has instructed him to seek to resolve all outstanding issues with Egypt. President (...)

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S. Sudan rebels accuse government of offensives in Bieh state

January 16, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan rebels allied to former first vice-president, Riek Machar claimed forces under the command of first vice-president, Taban Deng Gai, attacked their positions (...)

SPLM-N Agar backs anti-austerity mobilisation as SLM-Minnawi condemns crackdown on protesters

January 16, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) led by Malik Agar announced its support to the steps agreed by the opposition forces to mobilise the street (...)

WFP calls for urgent food distribution in South Sudan

January 16, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan's food security situation will worsen this year unless food is procured and distributed to millions of people in urgent need in inaccessible areas of the (...)

S. Sudan becomes African export credit agency member

January 16, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan has officially joined the African Trade and Insurance Agency (ATI), a multilateral financial institution providing export credit insurance, political risk (...)

Sudan, South Sudan committee to meet in Addis Ababa

January 16, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Joint Political and Security Committee (JPSC) between Sudan and South Sudan will meet on 3 February in Addis Ababa, said the African Union representative in (...)

Taban’s visit to Jonglei violates ceasefire: former detainees

January 16, 2018 (JUBA)- The SPLM Former Detainees (FDs) group Tuesday has condemned the visit of the First Vice President Taban Deng Gai to Jonglei, accusing the government of violating the (...)

Sudan’s Two Areas talks to resume on February 1st: official

January 16, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N al-Hilu) led by Abdel-Aziz al-Hilu said they received an invitation from the African (...)

Dozens arrested in Sudan as protests over price hikes continue

January 16, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Dozens of demonstrators on Tuesday were beaten and arrested by police and security agents in Khartoum as hundreds of Sudanese took to streets in a peaceful march to (...)

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S. Sudan rebels say IGAD, TROIKA contributing to ceasefire violations

January 15, 2018 (JUBA) - The armed opposition forces allied to former first deputy president Riek Machar has accused the regional peace meditators and international guarantors of indirectly (...)

Sudan’s foreign minister withdraws his resignation after mediations

January 15, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour had resigned to protest interferences in his diplomatic activities last week but he withdrew it after the intervention of the first (...)

South Sudan former army chief’s aides call for uprising to remove Kiir

January 15, 2018 (JUBA) - The associates of former South Sudan’s chief of staff, Paul Malong Awan, have called for an uprising to remove President Salva Kiir from power, claiming the latter was (...)

Sudan says unaware IGAD would take over Two Areas peace file

January 15, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The government delegation for the Two Areas talks said the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) didn’t notify Sudan that the East African regional bloc (...)




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South Sudanese rights group call to release political detainees 2017-12-10 07:50:31 THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: 10 DECEMBER 2017: SSHURSA CALLS ON ALL TO ACTION FOR SOUTH SUDANESE The 10 December usually marks the international human rights day. SSHURSA notes with (...)

Reactions to government agencies’ conspiracy against Greater Bor community 2017-10-08 07:54:31 By Manyok Abraham Thuch & Kuch Kuol Deng A monkey business or a donkey business in the government of the republic of South Sudan against the citizens is unacceptable. Therefore, we as youth (...)

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