Greater Equatoria leaders want Igga maintained as VP

January 30, 2015 (JUBA) - Leaders from South Sudan’s Greater Equatoria region on Friday opposed a proposal by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to have rebel leader, Riek Machar appointed as the country’s first vice president. (...)

IGAD summit on S. Sudan postponed as SPLM-IO lambastes proposed deal

January 29, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – An extraordinary summit of the heads of state and government of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which convened on Thursday, has been adjourned until Saturday in order to give the two warring (...)

Sudan signs six-year oil exploration deal with China

January 29, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government announced on Thursday that it signed a six-year agreement with the Chinese National Petroleum Company (CNPC) to increase oil production in fields north of Heglig and parts of the disputed (...)

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Greater Equatoria leaders want Igga maintained as VP

January 30, 2015 (JUBA) - Leaders from South Sudan’s Greater Equatoria region on Friday opposed a proposal by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to have rebel leader, Riek (...)

MSF suspends operations in Sudan conflict zones

January 29, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Brussels-based operational centre of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced on Thursday it was suspending its activities in Sudan as it was no longer able to (...)

UN chief condemns aerial bombardment in Central Darfur

January 29, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has condemned air strikes carried out by the Sudanese army (SAF) in Central Darfur where fighting has forced civilians to flee the (...)

USAID and BRAC launch out-of-school project for children

January 29, 2014 (JUBA) – The United States aid arm (USAID) has launched a new project to provide quality basic education to children in South Sudan who are currently not attending school. US (...)

South Sudanese rebels accuse government of preparing new offensive

January 29, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudanese rebel group led by former vice president, Riek Machar, has warned of imminent multi-front attacks by troops loyal to president Salva Kiir, calling (...)

IGAD summit on S. Sudan postponed as SPLM-IO lambastes proposed deal

January 29, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – An extraordinary summit of the heads of state and government of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which convened on Thursday, has been (...)

Sudan signs six-year oil exploration deal with China

January 29, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government announced on Thursday that it signed a six-year agreement with the Chinese National Petroleum Company (CNPC) to increase oil production in (...)

Sudanese Writers Union shut down by authorities

January 29, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese Ministry of Culture informed via letter the Sudanese Writers Union (SWU) that it is revoking its license in a move described as part of a wider crackdown (...)

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South Sudan admits to emergence of new rebel movement

January 29, 2015 (JUBA/MARIDI) – The South Sudanese government on Thursday acknowledged the formation in its Western Equatoria state of a new rebel movement, separate from the armed opposition (...)

Ban Ki-moon appoints new commander for UN force in Abyei

January 2015, 28 (NEW YORK) – United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon Wednesday appointed an Ethiopian general as the Head of Mission of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (...)

Bashir, Deby discuss security situation in Libya and CAR

January 28, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese president Omer al-Bashir and his Chadian counterpart Idris Deby said they discussed the situation in Libya and Central African Republic (CAR) and vowed to (...)

WBeG MPs sign vote of no confidence against speaker

January 28, 2015 (WAU) – Twenty-nine members of Western Bahr el Ghazal state’s legislative assembly signed a vote of no confidence on Tuesday against the incumbent speaker, Andrea Mayar Acho. The (...)

African Union calls on UNSC to cancel Sudan’s referral to ICC

January 28, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – The African Union's executive council has approved a draft resolution demanding the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) cancel its resolution referring Sudan to (...)

Sudan’s NUP rejects NISS demands to dissolve the party

January 28, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The National Umma Party (NUP) submitted its formal response to a filing made by the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) calling for the party to be (...)

Rights groups call on AU to publish report on South Sudan crimes

January 28, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – International and national human rights and civil society organisations have called on the African Union (AU) to make public its findings in an investigation into (...)

Senior S. Sudan army officer arrested after troops abandon positions during rebel clashes

January 28, 2015 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese army (SPLA) has arrested one of its senior officers after troops in Unity state last week abandoned their positions amid sustained attacks from the (...)

CPJ condemns “devastating” attack on S. Sudan journalists

January 28, 2015 (JUBA) – Press advocacy group the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned the killing of five South Sudanese reporters in an attack on Sunday. The journalists were (...)

S. Sudan president rushed to hospital after “stress induced’’ illness

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle January 28, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudanese president Salva Kiir was rushed to hospital in the Ethiopian Capital, Addis Ababa, on Wednesday after he fell ill during a (...)

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Sudanese army suffered “historic defeat” in South Kordofan: Arman

January 28, 2015 (LONDON) – The secretary-general of the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), Yasser Arman, said its forces had inflicted an historic defeat on the Sudanese army (...)

UN condemns killing of civilians in S. Sudan ambush

January 27, 2015 (JUBA) – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has strongly condemned Sunday’s killing of civilians, five of them journalists, in a roadside ambush in Western Bahr el (...)


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