South Sudan to renegotiate oil fees with Sudan: official

January 31, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s petroleum minister, Stephen Dhieu Dau said his country will consider whether to continue paying Sudan $25 per barrel of oil or push for reduction. A pipeline that transports crude oil from the south to Port (...)

Sudanese security storms opposition party’s premises in West Darfur

January 31, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The opposition Sudanese Congress Party (SCoP) said that National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on Saturday has stormed its headquarters in the capital of West Darfur state, El-Ginaina and arrested (...)

Constitutional amendments dash hopes for peace in Sudan’s Two Areas: Arman

January 30, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - Weeks before a new round of talks between the warring parties in Blue Nile and South Kordofan, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) pointed that the horizon of peace seems as remote as ever due to (...)

Bashir refused to meet with Sudan’s dialogue opposition forces

January 30, 2015 (KHARTOUM) -The opposition forces participating in the national dialogue revealed that president, Omer Hassan al-Bashir, has rejected a proposal made by the African mediation chief, Thabo Mbeki, to meet with the political (...)


bullet Thursday 29 January 2015

WBeG MPs sign vote of no confidence against speaker

January 28, 2015 (WAU) – Twenty-nine members of Western Bahr el Ghazal state’s legislative assembly signed a vote of no confidence on Tuesday against the incumbent speaker, Andrea Mayar Acho. The (...)

African Union calls on UNSC to cancel Sudan’s referral to ICC

January 28, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – The African Union's executive council has approved a draft resolution demanding the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) cancel its resolution referring Sudan to (...)

Sudan’s NUP rejects NISS demands to dissolve the party

January 28, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The National Umma Party (NUP) submitted its formal response to a filing made by the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) calling for the party to be (...)

Rights groups call on AU to publish report on South Sudan crimes

January 28, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – International and national human rights and civil society organisations have called on the African Union (AU) to make public its findings in an investigation into (...)

Senior S. Sudan army officer arrested after troops abandon positions during rebel clashes

January 28, 2015 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese army (SPLA) has arrested one of its senior officers after troops in Unity state last week abandoned their positions amid sustained attacks from the (...)

CPJ condemns “devastating” attack on S. Sudan journalists

January 28, 2015 (JUBA) – Press advocacy group the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned the killing of five South Sudanese reporters in an attack on Sunday. The journalists were (...)

S. Sudan president rushed to hospital after “stress induced’’ illness

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle January 28, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudanese president Salva Kiir was rushed to hospital in the Ethiopian Capital, Addis Ababa, on Wednesday after he fell ill during a (...)

bullet Wednesday 28 January 2015

Sudanese army suffered “historic defeat” in South Kordofan: Arman

January 28, 2015 (LONDON) – The secretary-general of the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), Yasser Arman, said its forces had inflicted an historic defeat on the Sudanese army (...)

UN condemns killing of civilians in S. Sudan ambush

January 27, 2015 (JUBA) – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has strongly condemned Sunday’s killing of civilians, five of them journalists, in a roadside ambush in Western Bahr el (...)

WFP cuts food rations for almost 150,000 refugees in Uganda

January 27, 2015 (KAMPALA) – Almost 150,000 refugees living in Uganda will begin receiving reduced food rations due to inadequate funds, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said. The (...)

Chad’s president to visit Sudan on Wednesday

January 28, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Chadian president Idris Deby is expected to visit the Sudanese capital on Wednesday for talks with his Sudanese counterpart, Omer Hassan al-Bashir. Chadian president (...)

South Sudan’s Kiir warns of full-scale war against rebels

January 27, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudan will soon ignore threats for sanctions and embark on full-scale war against rebels if they continue violating the ceasefire, president Salva Kiir warned. (...)

South Sudan releases 280 child soldiers: UN

January 27, 2015 (JUBA) – 280 child soldiers from South Sudan Democratic Army (SSDA) Cobra Faction, a former rebel group based in Jonglei state, have been set free, the United Nations said (...)

EU concerned over recent developments in Sudan’s dialogue

January 27, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The head of the European Union (EU) mission in Sudan, Tomas Ulicny, said they are disturbed by the recent political developments related to the national dialogue (...)

South Sudan’s Machar meets with Kenyan president

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle January 27, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudanese rebel leader and former vice-president Riek Machar has held a meeting with Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, a rebel official (...)

14 presidential candidates to run against Bashir in Sudan’s 2015 elections

January 27, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s National Elections Commission (NEC) announced on Tuesday that 15 candidates will run for presidency in the elections scheduled in April, including incumbent (...)

Bashir vows to offer security guarantees for rebels participating in national dialogue

January 27, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The African Union chief mediator, Thabo Mbeki, said the Sudanese president, Omer Hassan al-Bashir, expressed readiness to provide the necessary guarantees for the (...)

DUP chapters across Sudan to boycott elections: spokesperson

January 27, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) led by Mohamed Osman al-Mirghani announced that party chapters in all states have decided to boycott elections scheduled in April. (...)

bullet Tuesday 27 January 2015

US security advisor against arms ban on S. Sudan: report

January 26, 2014 (JUBA) – The United States security advisor, Susan Rice has for months resisted appeals from key allies, including Britain and France, to push for a weapons bans on South Sudan, (...)

Five protestors arrested, detained in Jonglei state

January 26, 2015 (BOR/JUBA) – Authorities in South Sudan's Jonglei state arrested five women who protested and called for resignation of caretaker governor, John Kong Nyuon. Jonglei state's (...)

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