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South Sudan armed opposition rejects declaring unilateral ceasefire

April 30, 2017 (JUBA) - The military command of armed opposition faction loyal to the exiled former First Vice President Riek Machar has dismissed as “nonsense” voices calling for a declaration of unilateral ceasefire between the warring parties (...)

Sudan, UN agree to maintain Libya’s stability and territorial integrity

April 30, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The United Nations Special Representative and Head of the U.N. Support Mission in Libya, Martin Kobler, Sunday said Sudan and the UN have agreed on the need to establish a strong government that could maintain Libya’s (...)

UN rights office write to Sudan over threats against journalist

April 30, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The United Nations human rights office in Geneva has asked Sudanese government to clarify the alleged threats against a female journalist by hard-line Islamists who have accused her of “insulting Islam” in one of her (...)

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AU calls for end to escalating violence in South Sudan

April 30, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) - The African Union (AU) has called on the South Sudan warring parties to desist from escalating violence in the East African nation. AU Commission Chairperson Moussa (...)

South Sudan welcomes arrival of first batch of regional protection force

April 30, 2017 (JUBA)- South Sudanese government on Sunday welcomed the arrival of the first batch of the regional protection force, saying it demonstrates the commitment of the government to (...)

Sudan, Qatar defence ministers discuss military cooperation

April 30, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's Defence Minister Awad Ibn Ouf discussed on Sunday with his Qatari counterpart Hamad bin Ali Al Attiyah ways to develop military cooperation between the two (...)

Sudan hosts quarter of South Sudanese refugees: UNCHR

April 30, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Sudan is currently hosting about a quarter of the South Sudanese refugees in the region. In its weekly humanitarian (...)

Sudan, UN agree to maintain Libya’s stability and territorial integrity

April 30, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The United Nations Special Representative and Head of the U.N. Support Mission in Libya, Martin Kobler, Sunday said Sudan and the UN have agreed on the need to (...)

South Sudan armed opposition rejects declaring unilateral ceasefire

April 30, 2017 (JUBA) - The military command of armed opposition faction loyal to the exiled former First Vice President Riek Machar has dismissed as “nonsense” voices calling for a declaration of (...)

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UN rights office write to Sudan over threats against journalist

April 30, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The United Nations human rights office in Geneva has asked Sudanese government to clarify the alleged threats against a female journalist by hard-line Islamists who (...)

Rebels attack Yei River state in protest over Kampala talks

April 28, 2017 (JUBA) – Disturbed by reports about peace talks that took place in Kampala, Uganda, rebels allied to South Sudan’s former First Vice-President, Riek Machar responded by attacking (...)

U.N urges all sides in S. Sudan conflict to cease hostilities

April 29, 2017 (JUBA) – The United Nations has urged South Sudan government as well as the other warring parties in the war-torn nation to cease hostilities and uphold their responsibilities to (...)

S. Sudan Taban Deng defector rebel as SPLA-IO spokesperson

April 29, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese First Vice President Taban Deng Gai Saturday has appointed a rebel defector Dickson Gatluak Jock Nyuot who recently joined him as the spokesperson of his (...)

Dinka Elders call for homegrown dialogue within SPLM leadership

April 29, 2017 (JUBA) - The Jieng (Dinka) Council of elders, a body of self-appointed intellectuals who are seen as an informal advisory group to President Salva Kiir, has called for a homegrown (...)

No terrorism financing case detected in Sudan: official

April 29, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The director of the financial investigation department at the Central Bank of Sudan (CBoS) Hayder Abbas Saturday said not a single case of terrorism financing has been (...)

19 killed in tribal clashes in South Darfur

April 29, 2017 (NYALA) - Nineteen people were killed and 19 others injured Saturday in clashes between armed tribesmen from Salamat and Habbaniya tribes in the locality of Buram, some 90 (...)

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Ethiopia sentences two al-Shabaab militants

April 28, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) - A court in Ethiopia on Friday handed down rigorous prison terms against two Somali members of the al-Qaeda-allied Islamist al Shabaab militants. Court officials (...)

SPLM-N, U.S. officials discuss ways to reshape humanitarian proposal

April 28, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) said on Friday they discussed with American diplomats the improvements they want to be included in a humanitarian (...)

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 (...)




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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 (...)

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