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Japanese defence minister resigns over S. Sudan scandal

July 27, 2017 (TOKYO) – Japan's Defence Minister, Tomomi Inada announced on Friday that she had tendered her resignation after a scandal broke out over a cover-up of reports on Japan's peacekeeping mission troops in South Sudan. Inada, Sputnik (...)

Sudan’s ruling party rejects opening new UNAMID base in Jebel Marra

July 27, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - A leading member of Sudan's ruling National Congress Party has rejected on Thursday the opening of a new temporary base of Darfur hybrid peacekeeping mission (UNAMID) in Golo area of Jebel Marra, Central Darfur State. (...)

South Sudan army controlling Maiwut town after clashes

July 27, 2017 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese army (SPLA) said Thursday that it gained access to Maiwut town, the Maiwut state administrative headquarters, after days of fighting with rebel forces. Multiple sources told Sudan Tribune that forces (...)

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CAR prime minister agree with Sudanese businessmen to promote bilateral trade

July 27, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Central African Republic (CAR) Prime Minister Simplice Sarandji Thursday has agreed with the Sudanese businessmen to facilitate the development of trade and (...)

Machar relieves five military governors, appoints others

July 27, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan armed opposition leader, Riek Machar on Thursday relieved five military governors of Upper Nile state and Bahr el Ghazal region and appointed new ones. The new (...)

Sudan’s ruling party rejects opening new UNAMID base in Jebel Marra

July 27, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - A leading member of Sudan's ruling National Congress Party has rejected on Thursday the opening of a new temporary base of Darfur hybrid peacekeeping mission (UNAMID) (...)

South Sudan army controlling Maiwut town after clashes

July 27, 2017 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese army (SPLA) said Thursday that it gained access to Maiwut town, the Maiwut state administrative headquarters, after days of fighting with rebel forces. (...)

South Sudanese president urges army to unite against tribalism

July 27, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan president Salva Kiir on Thursday urged the army's general command and its leadership to unite against tribalism in the country. President Salva Kiir walks past (...)

Japanese defence minister resigns over S. Sudan scandal

July 27, 2017 (TOKYO) – Japan's Defence Minister, Tomomi Inada announced on Friday that she had tendered her resignation after a scandal broke out over a cover-up of reports on Japan's (...)

Sudan summons Libyan diplomat over closure of its consulate in Kufra

July 27, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday summoned the Libyan Chargé D'Affaires to Sudan, Ali Muftah Mahroug, to protest the closure of the Sudanese consulate in (...)

bullet Thursday 27 July 2017
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High crime rate hits UN camp in S. Sudan, aid workers say

July 26, 2017 (BENTIU) – The protection of civilians sites (PoCs) in South Sudan’s Unity state town of Bentiu are currently facing high rates of crime, a number of aid workers told Sudan Tribune on (...)

Khartoum regrets Libya’s decision to close Sudanese consulate in Kufra

July 26, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government expressed regret over the decision of the eastern Libyan Government to close its consulate in Kufra, a south-eastern region of Libya near Egypt (...)

S. Sudan says IGAD revitalization forum not for new peace deal

July 26, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan government says the revitalization forum by the East African regional bloc (IGAD), which mediated the 2015 peace deal would not be another platform for (...)

South Sudan army dismisses Amnesty International’s report on sexual violence

July 26, 2017 (JUBA) – The spokesperson for South Sudan army (SPLA) has dismissed Amnesty International’s reports on sexual violence in the country, saying the rights body was “recycling old reports (...)

Khartoum court delays ruling in case of student accused of murdering police officer

July 26, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - A Sudanese court Wednesday has delayed its ruling on the case of Asim Omer who is charged with the murder of a police officer during student protests last year. Omer, (...)

South Sudan forms committee to vet regional lawmakers

July 26, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan has formed a parliamentary committee to scrutinise the manner in which candidates nominated to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) were initially (...)

Troika and EU threaten to stop support for South Sudan peace bodies

July 26, 2017 (NAIROBI) - The Troika countries (USA, UK and Norway) and the European Union have threatened to stop their support for the activities and institutions tasked with the implementation (...)

bullet Wednesday 26 July 2017
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Sudan foreign minister visits Bulgaria

July 25, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour Wednesday starts an official visit to Bulgaria for talks to develop bilateral relations. Sudan's FM Ibrahim Ghandour (Photo (...)

Darfur prisoners of war are tortured in Sudanese jails: rebels

July 25, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan Liberation Movement -Minn Minnawi (SLM-MM) and the SLM-Transitional Council (SLM-TC)called on the international community to press the government to stop (...)

S. Sudan’s Kiir, former detainees recommit to SPLM reunification

July 25, 2017 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese president, Salva Kiir and a group of the country’s former political detainees have agreed to reaffirm their commitments to the re-unification of the ruling (...)

Wildlife officer kills wife, arrested in Wau state

July 25, 2017 (WAU) – Police in Wau, one of South Sudan’s newly created states have arrested a man for allegedly killing his wife. The state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) director, Major (...)

South Sudan president cancels church service over security matter

July 25, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir last Sunday cancelled without prior notice a planned church service for peace and reconciliation over security concerns. South Sudan's (...)

U.S. calls for humanitarian truce and new UNAMID base in Darfur’s Jebel Marra

July 25, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum Tuesday said alarmed by the "deteriorating humanitarian situation" in Jebel Marra. Further, it called on the warring parties to commit (...)

Khartoum University students mobilise ahead of court sentence

July 25, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Students at the University of Khartoum demonstrated Tuesday in solidarity with their colleague Asim Omer charged with the murder of a police officer in April 2016, as (...)

bullet Tuesday 25 July 2017
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Archbishop of Canterbury to open Sudan’s Anglican Church on Sunday

July 24, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will visit Khartoum next Sunday to open the Anglican Church of Sudan, dividing the province of South Sudan and Sudan into two (...)

IGAD summit roots for accountability in war-torn S. Sudan

July 24, 2017 (JUBA) – Leaders attending the 58 extra-ordinary summit in the South Sudan capital, Juba have vowed to prioritize accountability in attempts to the long civil war in the young (...)

AMREF graduates 82 health students in Maridi state

July 24, 2017 (YAMBIO) - The African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) has graduated 82 students who completed certificates in midwifery and clinical courses at Maridi National Institute of (...)

S. Sudanese youth calls for AU peace-mediation process

July 24, 2017 (JUBA)- A group of South Sudanese youth on Monday rejected the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) involvement in the revitalization of South Sudan’s 2015 peace deal (...)

IGAD meeting calls for concerted efforts to restore peace in S. Sudan

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle July 24, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) - The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) council of ministers on Monday began reviewing the progress achieved and to consult on (...)

Lack of staff was the main cause for delaying Sudan sanctions relief: U.S. diplomat

July 24, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - U.S. Chargé affairs to Khartoum Koutsis said on Monday said the slow pace of staffing process in the State Department was the main reason for the postponement of (...)

South Sudan says Western powers resumed regime change agenda

July 24, 2017 (JUBA)- South Sudanese government said on Monday that recent statements condemning the actions of the military were a return of western powers to the regime change agenda campaign. (...)

bullet Monday 24 July 2017
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Sexual violence in South Sudan on “massive scale”: report

By Julius N. Uma July 23, 2017 (JUBA) – Thousands of South Sudanese women, girls, and men, who were raped in ethnically-charged sexual attacks in the ongoing conflict are battling mental distress (...)

Abyei market reopens after insecurity forced closure

July 23, 2017 (ABYEI) - The peace committee between Ngok Dinka and Misseriya tribes in Abyei region said it has reopened the Amiet common market after its closure last week following an attack (...)




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Riek Machar’s captors favours him 2017-07-28 17:39:29 By Dak Buoth There are strange reasons that compel me to talk about Riek Machar even when I don’t want to do so because I’m not a member of any of the embattled SPLM factions. Anything to do with (...)

IGAD’s Revitalization Forum on South Sudan is a hoax 2017-07-27 21:29:45 July 25, 2017 The Nuer Supreme Council (NSC) would like to take this opportunity to declare that Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is no longer a credible peace broker in South (...)

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HRW denounces "collective punishment" in South Sudan’s Wau 2017-04-15 07:06:48 Human Right Watch South Sudan: New Spate of Ethnic Killings Urgent Need for Justice; UN Should Increase Patrols in Wau (Nairobi, April 14, 2017) – Government soldiers and allied militias (...)

Statement by South Sudanese Communist Party on the National Dialoguel 2017-03-22 05:44:42 The Communist Party of South Sudan On the Initiative of the National Dialogue The initiative taken by the President of the Republic of South Sudan declaring a need for a national dialogue is an (...)

An Appeal to President of the Republic of South Sudan 2017-03-15 07:22:45 Dear. Mr. President, I write to appeal to you for the release of political detainees now in the custody of the National Security Service at Jebel and other detention facilities. In doing this, I (...)


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