S. Sudan talks to resume Wednesday as rebels carry out fresh attacks

December 16, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA/JUBA) – As the civil war in South Sudan enters its second year, the government and rebel delegations are set to resume peace talks in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday. Seyoum Mesfin (L), chairperson of IGAD (...)

Sudan accuses ICC prosecutor of seeking to escalate Darfur crisis

December 16, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government on Tuesday warned that the announcement by the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, that she will freeze her office’s Darfur investigations is an attempt to escalate (...)

IMF sees improvement in Sudan’s economic indicators

December 16, 2014 (WASHINGTON) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said this month that Sudan has achieved satisfactory progress in achieving goals set by the Staff-Monitored Program (SMP). SMP is an informal agreement between a country’s (...)

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China, Sudan sign $700m loan for new Khartoum airport

December 16, 2014 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan and China officially signed a $700 million loan agreement on Tuesday to fund the construction of the New Khartoum International Airport. Passengers arrive at (...)

Lakes state governor halts salaries of detained MPs

December 16, 2014 (RUMBEK) – The caretaker governor of Lakes state, Matur Chut Dhuol has the instructed his finance minister to withhold salaries of the two lawmakers detained in the state since (...)

S. Sudan security confiscates newspaper over opposition coverage

December 16, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudanese government operatives have carried out a raid on a distribution centre handling several of the country’s leading national newspapers, seizing copies and (...)

UN demands $1.8bn for humanitarian assistance in S. Sudan

December 16, 2014 (JUBA) – United Nations Office of Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced on Tuesday that agencies will need 1.8 billion to respond to South Sudan's humanitarian (...)

S. Sudan talks to resume Wednesday as rebels carry out fresh attacks

December 16, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA/JUBA) – As the civil war in South Sudan enters its second year, the government and rebel delegations are set to resume peace talks in the Ethiopian capital on (...)

S. Sudanese lawmakers demand probe into $250m fuel fund

December 16, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudanese lawmakers on Monday debated the causes of soaring consumer prices mainly attributed to scarcity of hard currencies in the country, despite financial (...)

Sudan accuses ICC prosecutor of seeking to escalate Darfur crisis

December 16, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government on Tuesday warned that the announcement by the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, that she will freeze her (...)

Ireland provides additional funds for humanitarian needs in Sudan

December 16, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The government of Ireland has contributed an additional $1.9 million to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF), following its contribution earlier this year of (...)

UNAMID won’t leave Darfur amid escalating violence: UN official

December 16, 2014 (NEW YORK) – The head of the United Nations peacekeeping department, Hervé Ladsous, said the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) will not bow to Sudan’s (...)

IMF sees improvement in Sudan’s economic indicators

December 16, 2014 (WASHINGTON) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said this month that Sudan has achieved satisfactory progress in achieving goals set by the Staff-Monitored Program (SMP). (...)

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UNSC condemns human rights violations in S. Sudan

December 15, 2014 (JUBA) – The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the serious human rights violations and abuses that caused the death of tens of thousands of civilians and (...)

South Sudanese around the globe commemorate conflict victims

December 15, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The first anniversary of the South Sudan conflict, which has resulted in horrific atrocities against thousands of civilians, was commemorated on Monday around the (...)

Juba reiterates commitment to cooperate with Khartoum

December 15, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan has remained its full committed to implement the 2012 cooperation agreement it signed with neigbouring Sudan. South Sudan's foreign affairs minister, Barnaba (...)

S. Sudan earmarks $700m for Juba-Rumbek road works

December 15, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan on Sunday earmarked up to $700 million for the construction of the 400km road connecting its capital, Juba to Lakes state. A broken bridge north of Yei on (...)

HRW calls for investigation into Blue Nile rape claims

December 15, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Human Rights Watch (HRW) has reported claims of war crimes and rape by Sudanese government army and allied militias in the troubled Blue Nile state and called for an (...)

Jonglei government condemns killing of Ugandans in Bor attack

December 14, 2014 (BOR) – The Jonglei state government has strongly condemned the fatal shooting of three Ugandan traders in Bor’s Marol market last Wednesday. The victims – two men and a woman – (...)

Sudan’s national dialogue parties accuse NCP of delaying process

December 15, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese political parties participating in the government-led national dialogue process have harshly criticised the government and the ruling National Congress (...)

Sudanese security disperses protest calling for release of opposition leaders

December 15, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on Monday has blocked a protest by the opposition forces in front of the ministry of justice to demand the (...)

Chair of W. Bahr el Ghazal women’s association steps down

December 14, 2014 (WAU) – The chairperson of the Western Bahr el Ghazal Women’s Association, Mary Emilio Bafuka, has stepped down at the end of her term. Replacing her is Saida Saliem Hurun, who (...)

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World leaders, activists demand end to S. Sudan conflict

December 15, 2014 (JUBA) – Monday marks the one-year anniversary since conflict broke out in South Sudan. President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signe a peace deal in the Ethiopian (...)


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