S. Sudan’s warring parties make progress on power-sharing deal

December 20, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The two warring parties in South Sudan have made some progress in negotiations, which resumed on Thursday in the Ethiopian capital under the mediation of the regional bloc, the Intergovernmental Authority on (...)

Sudanese security raids rights group’s office in Khartoum

December 21, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) forces raided the Sudanese Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) premises on Sunday in the capital, Khartoum. Sudanese lawyer and rights activist Amin Mekki (...)

Sudan announces slight delay to 2015 elections

December 20, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – A senior official from Sudan's National Elections Commission (NEC) disclosed on Saturday that the general elections scheduled for 2 April will be pushed back to 13 April in a move designed to avoid legal problems (...)

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South Sudan beefs up security ahead of Christmas

December 21, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan is beefing up security in its capital, major towns and other locations across the country as precautionary measures ahead of this week’s Christmas holidays. (...)

Sudan’s dialogue body says national dialogue will commence in January

December 21, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s national dialogue committee known as 7+7 expected the national dialogue conference will convene in January 2015. Sudanese president Omer al-Bashir (C-R) (...)

N. Bahr el Ghazal caretaker governor says area hard-hit by crop failures

December 21, 2014 (JUBA) – The caretaker governor of South Sudan’s Northern Bahr el Ghazal state said the region continued to grapple with widespread crop failures this year. In his Christmas (...)

Three killed in W. Bahr el Ghazal revenge attack

December 21, 2014 (GETTE) – At least three people were reportedly killed in a revenge attack that occurred in South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal state amid rising tensions among communities in (...)

Sudanese security raids rights group’s office in Khartoum

December 21, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) forces raided the Sudanese Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) premises on Sunday in the capital, Khartoum. (...)

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Three UNAMID peacekeepers injured in East Darfur

December 20, 2014 (ED DAEIN) – Unidentified gunmen ambushed Pakistani peacekeepers in Sudan's East Darfur state on Saturday, injuring three, in the latest attack on the African Union United (...)

Sudan announces slight delay to 2015 elections

December 20, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – A senior official from Sudan's National Elections Commission (NEC) disclosed on Saturday that the general elections scheduled for 2 April will be pushed back to 13 (...)

S. Sudanese students in Uganda elect union leaders

December 19, 2014 (KAMPALA) – The union of South Sudanese student currently studying in Uganda's higher institutions of learning have elected their new leaders. Beny Nyinypiu, the union’s outgoing (...)

Tensions high among W. Bahr el Ghazal communities

December 20, 2014 (WAU) – A revenge attack in South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal state has sparked tension between communities in its Jur River county. The county commissioner, John Arop Apai, (...)

Sudan’s dialogue body to request pardon for political prisoners

December 20, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s national dialogue committee expected to issue a plea to president Omer Hassan al-Bashir to pardon the political detainees and also demand him set a firm date (...)

Juba accuses Khartoum of seeking to ruin bilateral ties

December 20, 2014 (JUBA) – The speaker of South Sudan's parliament claims Sudan's latest accusations against his country were intended to disrupt bilateral relations between the two nations. South (...)

Residents desert E. Equatoria villages after violent outbreak

December 20, 2014 (TORIT) – Eastern Equatoria’s Loroyo village in Torit county has been left deserted after residents fled the area amid fears of further retaliation from the neighbouring Idali (...)

IDPs accuse police, military of looting outside UN compound

December 20, 2014 (KAMPALA) – Internally displaced South Sudanese sheltering at the UN house in Jebel have accused authorities in the area of looting civilian properties outside the camp. A heavy (...)

Indian army makes donation to John Garang university

December 20, (BOR) – The Indian battalion of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has donated text books and balls as gifts to students at the Dr John Garang University of Science (...)

Interpol set to open its first office in Africa

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle December 20, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) is preparing to open a permanent office at the African Union (AU) headquarters in (...)

Sudanese government to disarm tribal militias in Darfur: official

December 20, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government has announced intentions to apply strict measures to disarm tribal militias and conflicting parties in Darfur simultaneously. Amin Hassan (...)

S. Sudan’s warring parties make progress on power-sharing deal

December 20, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The two warring parties in South Sudan have made some progress in negotiations, which resumed on Thursday in the Ethiopian capital under the mediation of the (...)

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Jonglei state residents rally for peace

December 19, 2014 (BOR) – Hundreds of people rallied on the streets of Jonglei state capital Bor on Friday calling for peace after a year of violent conflict in the young nation. Residents of (...)

European legislators condemn arrest of Sudanese human rights defender

December 19, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The European Parliament has condemned the detention of a prominent Sudanese human rights defender Amin Mekki Medani and called on the Sudanese government to release (...)

Thugs break into SPLM office, steal documents

December 19, 2014 (WAU) – Thugs on Wednesday broke into the ruling party (SPLM) office in Western Bahr el Ghazal state, stealing secrets documents, computers and furniture. “We have experienced (...)


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