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South Sudan army gains control of rebel headquarters in Upper Nile

April 28, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government army (SPLA) Friday has gained control of the headquarters of armed opposition forces, displacing over 25,000 civilians without humanitarian assistance. Former rebel leader Johnson Olony speaks to (...)

Sixth humanitarian aid batch sent from Sudan to South Sudan

April 28, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - A sixth humanitarian relief caravan including 1068 tonnes of sorghum Friday has been dispatched from the capital of Sudan’s North Kordofan state, El Obeid to the needy population in South Sudan, said a Sudanese (...)

African mediators discuss peace and national dialogue in Khartoum

April 28, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Representatives of the African Union chief mediator Thabo Mbeki Thursday in Khartoum have started consultations with government officials and opposition leaders on the peace talks and national dialogue. The African (...)

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Sudan’s Bashir urges “rational political practice” from government and opposition

April 28, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir Friday has called on the government and opposition parties to commit to a rational political practice after the formation of the (...)

Peace monitors tell S. Sudan army to cease attacks in Upper Nile

April 28, 2017 (JUBA) - The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) Friday called on the South Sudanese army to immediately stop attacks in the restive Upper Nile region saying it bears (...)

SPLA will not withdraw from Juba Streets if coup rumours continue

April 28, 2017 (JUBA) – On Friday, the South Sudanese army said it would continue to camp and patrol the streets of the Juba, until the fear of the rumours of the peddling coup allegations (...)

Sixth humanitarian aid batch sent from Sudan to South Sudan

April 28, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - A sixth humanitarian relief caravan including 1068 tonnes of sorghum Friday has been dispatched from the capital of Sudan’s North Kordofan state, El Obeid to the needy (...)

African mediators discuss peace and national dialogue in Khartoum

April 28, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Representatives of the African Union chief mediator Thabo Mbeki Thursday in Khartoum have started consultations with government officials and opposition leaders on the (...)

South Sudan army gains control of rebel headquarters in Upper Nile

April 28, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government army (SPLA) Friday has gained control of the headquarters of armed opposition forces, displacing over 25,000 civilians without humanitarian (...)

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Sudan, Chad discuss boosting joint border forces

April 27, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan-Chad Security Committee Thursday wrapped up meetings to discuss ways to boost the ability of the joint border forces to preserve security and to face new (...)

New South Sudan fighting displaces 25,000: MSF

April, 27 2017 (JUBA) – At least 25,000 people have been displaced by intense fighting between the South Sudan People’s Liberation Army and Agwelek forces around Kodok, a town in Upper Nile state. (...)

Prison officer killed in Western Lakes state

April 27, 2017 (RUMBEK) – An unknown gunman killed a senior prison officer in Rumbek, the Western Lakes state capital on Wednesday. Lt. Col Wilson Manyuon, a criminal investigation department (...)

S. Sudan law body bars outspoken lawyer from legal practice

April 27, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan Bar Association (SSBA), a body that regulates all practicing lawyers in the country, has barred senior advocate Kiir Chol Deng from active law practice. Juba (...)

UN Libya envoy to visit Sudan Sunday

April 27, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The United Nations Special Representative and Head of the U.N. Support Mission in Libya, Martin Kobler, will arrive in Khartoum next Sunday to discuss efforts to (...)

Jonglei government to reduce fish prices in Bor

April 27, 2017 (BOR) – The Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry is now implementing a fishery project that aims to reduce the fish prices in the market. Jonglei state governor, Phillip Aguer (...)

South Sudan admits difficulty in paying recalled diplomats

April 27, 2017 (JUBA) –South Sudan, Thursday, admitted its failure since several months to pay salaries of its diplomats who are recalled to Juba, creating a havoc within its embassies abroad. (...)

Ruweng chiefs disown resignation of former governor over land dispute

April 27, 2017 (JUBA) – Traditional leaders from South Sudan’s Ruweng community have distanced themselves from the resignation of the former governor due to the dispute over a piece of land (...)

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Somalia envoy urges protection of businessmen in S. Sudan

April 26, 2017 (JUBA) - The Somalia ambassador to South Sudan, Hussein Hajji Ahmed Mohamoud has urged the South Sudanese government to protection the Somalia businessmen in the war-torn, amid (...)

19 people killed in fresh Jebel Marra clashes

April 26, 2017 (ZALINGEI) - Almost 19 people have been reportedly killed during clashes between the fighters of the Sudan Liberation Movement led by Abdel Wahid al-Nur (SLM-AW) and government (...)

S. Sudan peace monitors warn famine could undermine peace efforts

April 26, 2017 (JUBA)- The head of the Joint Monitoring and evaluation commission, a regional appointed body to oversee the implementation of peace agreement which armed and non-armed opposition (...)

Turkey and South Sudan sign economic cooperation deal

April 26, 2017 (ANKARA) – South Sudan and Turkey have inked a trade and economic cooperation agreement as a part of the latter’s commercial, political and economic relations with African nations. (...)

U.S. donates over 13,000 books to South Sudan youth

April 26, 2017 (JUBA) – The United States embassy in South Sudan has, in the past four months, donated over 13,000 books to educational institutions. A sample of the primary school textbooks, (...)

S. Sudan peace monitors admit collapse of security as a "crisis"

April 26, 2017 (JUBA) - The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), a body tasked to oversee the implementation of the peace agreement signed in South Sudan, has admitted for the first (...)

Sudan’s new government to be announced next week: official

April 26, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese Presidential Assistant Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid Wednesday said the government of national concord will be announced next week pointing that two political hasn’t (...)

Rebecca Garang says not consulted before appointment into dialogue body

April 26, 2017 (JUBA)- Rebecca Nyandeng, the opposition figure and widow of the late SPLM leader John Garang de Mabior, said she got the information about her appointment into the national (...)

U.S. diplomat discusses peace talks in Khartoum

April 26, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The representative of the Office of the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Paul Steven, Wednesday has discussed with government officials and opposition (...)

Former IMF economist appointed S. Sudan economic advisor

April 26, 2017 (KAMPALA) – A former economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been appointed Senior Economic and International Policy adviser to the Government of South Sudan. Former (...)

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South Sudan secures $106 million loan to buy food items

April 25, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan government has secured $106 million to pay for food imports as millions face starvation, the finance minister disclosed. South Sudan's finance minister, (...)

UN panel accuses Kenyan MP of inciting violence in S. Sudan

April 25, 2017 (JUBA) – The United Nation Security Panel of expert’s report has mentioned Kenya’s MP, Weston Wanjohi Wahome as an inciter of South Sudan conflicts. James Gatdet Dak, Riek Machar's (...)

South Sudan army minimises calls to pull troops of out Juba town

April 25, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese army (SPLA) has attached little importance to calls by civil society groups to withdraw troops currently deployed in the streets of the national, instilling (...)

Advocacy group calls for new strategy addressing “Sudan’s violent kleptocracy”

April 25, 2017 (WASHINGTON) - The advocacy group, Enough Project, has called for a new U.S.-led international effort to addresses the root causes of Sudan’s “violent kleptocracy” which is accused of (...)

S. Sudan judges postpone strike to dialogue with President Kiir

April 25, 2017 (JUBA) – A lead justice told local media that the South Sudan judges and justices called off their strike following an engagement with the office of President Salva Kiir on Monday. (...)

Humanitarian needs spike for thousands displaced in Wau, IOM says

April 25, 2017 (WAU) – In a statement released on Tuesday, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and partners said they were responding to an influx of more than 22,000 displaced (...)




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