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South Sudan rebel leader declines national dialogue consultations

July 21, 2017 (JUBA)-The leader of the National Salvation Front (NAS) has turned down a request to carry out consultation with the members of national dialogue committee secretariat launched by the President Salva Kiir. Gen. Thomas Cirilo Swaka (...)

Darfur tribal leader hostile to merge Border Guards militia with Sudan’s RSF

July 21, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The spokesperson of a Darfur tribal leader Friday has voiced his opposition to a reform aiming to restructure the different government militias groups considering it as an attempt to merge them with the famous Rapid (...)

Troika and EU condemn South Sudan army attacks on rebel stronghold

July 20, 2017 (JUBA) - Members of the Troika and the European Union have condemned the continuing violence in South Sudan, especially the current offensive by government forces against the country’s armed opposition (SPLM-IO) forces near Pagak (...)

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Wau governor announces measure to reduce violence along border

July 21, 2017 [WAU] - The Governor of Wau State Andrea Mayar Acho said his government has taken drastic measures to deal with the growing violence and insecurity across the border areas with the (...)

A policeman shot dead by unknown gunmen in Yambio

July 21, 2017 (YAMBIO) – A Policeman in the South Sudanese newly created Gbudue State guarding one of the petrol stations in Yambio was shot dead by unknown armed men who took away his gun on (...)

Darfur tribal leader hostile to merge Border Guards militia with Sudan’s RSF

July 21, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The spokesperson of a Darfur tribal leader Friday has voiced his opposition to a reform aiming to restructure the different government militias groups considering it as (...)

South Sudan rebel leader declines national dialogue consultations

July 21, 2017 (JUBA)-The leader of the National Salvation Front (NAS) has turned down a request to carry out consultation with the members of national dialogue committee secretariat launched by (...)

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U.S. has pledged to lift economic sanctions on Sudan next October: Ghandour

Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour Thursday said his government received American pledges to repeal permanently the economic embargo on Sudan next October if the two countries continue the (...)

Civilians flees as S. Sudan rival forces clash in Unity state

July 20, 2017 (BENTIU) – Hundreds of civilians fled Bentiu town, following renewed clashes on Thursday between South Sudan’s rival forces at Panakuach, north of Unity state. The map of Unity state (...)

Sudanese judge refuses bail for human rights defender

July 20, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - A Sudanese court refused bail on Thursday for the prominent human rights defender Mudawi Ibrahim who is accused of espionage and intelligence activities. Chairman of (...)

Sudan accuses former Darfur rebels of fomenting new rebellion

July 20, 2017 (NYALA) - The military intelligence in South Darfur state this week have arrested 10 commanders of a former rebel group accused of inciting their combatants to rebel against the (...)

S. Sudan endorses deployment of regional protection force

July 20, 2017 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government on Thursday said it had completed the verification needed before the regional protection forces are deployed into the war-torn nation. S. Sudan (...)

Troika and EU condemn South Sudan army attacks on rebel stronghold

July 20, 2017 (JUBA) - Members of the Troika and the European Union have condemned the continuing violence in South Sudan, especially the current offensive by government forces against the (...)

South Sudan president in Uganda for talks on regional issues: officials

July 20, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir Thursday travelled to the neighbouring Uganda for talks on bilateral relations and regional issue with his counterpart Yoweri Museveni, (...)

EU commend Ethiopia’s initiative to make political reforms

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle July 20, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) - The European Union (EU) on Thursday commended the ruling party, Ethiopia peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) for opening space for (...)

U.S. welcomes Sudan’s decision to resume talks on sanctions relief

July 20, 2017 (WASHINGTON) - U.S. State Department Thursday has welcomed Khartoum decision to continue its participation in a joint committee over the permanent revocation of economic sanctions. (...)

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Sudanese security blocks Darfur students outside Khartoum

July 19, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese security agents Wednesday have blocked hundreds of Darfurians students studying in the White Nile State outside the Sudanese capital where they intended to (...)

End conflict in Yei, South Sudan political leaders urged

July 18, 2017 (YEI) - Children suffering from the ongoing violence and poverty in war-torn South Sudan have urged the country’s political leaders to restore peace and stability in South Sudan’s (...)

UN says considering setting up new base in South Sudan

July 19, 2017 (JUBA) - The United Nations says it plans to open a new base in the conflict-hit Yei region of South Sudan if the warring parties allow its peacekeepers unfettered access to (...)

U.S. says Sudan is "cooperative partner" on counterterrorism

July 19, 2017 (WASHINGTON) - U.S. State Department Wednesday once again praised Sudan for its counterterrorism cooperation with the American agencies and described the east African country as a (...)

S. Sudan’s fallen war veteran deserves state burial: Machar

July 19, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan's rebel leader, Riek Machar said the late Kawac Makuei Mayar, who died last Saturday, deserves a state burial for roles he played in the struggle for (...)

Advocacy group calls to release South Sudan TV director

July 19, 2017 (JUBA) - Reporters Without Borders also known as Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) Wednesday has called for the release of the director of South Sudan’s state-owned national TV (...)

Saudi Arabia vows to continue efforts to lift U.S. sanctions on Sudan

July 19, 2017 (RIYADH) - Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir Tuesday said his country would continue its efforts to improve Sudan’s relations with the United States and to lift the (...)

Sudan’s defence minister, UN peacekeeping head discuss UNAMID reduction

July 19, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Defence Minister Awad Ibn Ouf Wednesday discussed with the head of UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) Jean-Pierre Lacroix the implementation of the (...)

South Sudan’s Tonj state governor to head emergency security situation

July 19, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan president Salva Kiir has assigned the governor of Tonj state, Aker Tong Aleu, to spearhead the state of emergency situation he declared in Wau, Aweil East, (...)

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Al-Bashir, Saudi Monarch discuss regional developments

July 18, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir and the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Tuesday have discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations between the two (...)

Sudan agrees to Saudi request to resume meetings on lift of U.S. sanctions: official

July 18, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - President Omer al-Bashir agreed to a Saudi request to continue positive engagement with the US administration and its official agencies for the permanent lift of (...)

Dozens killed in South Sudan’s inter-communal fight

July 18, 2017 (KWAJOK) – A least 18 people were killed and more than 30 wounded in clashes involving the Apuk and Aguok communities of South Sudan’s Gogrial state, an official disclosed. Map of (...)

South Sudan confirms outbreak of fall armyworm pest

July 18, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan has reported an outbreak of fall armyworm pest in its Equatoria region, including Magwi, Yei and Juba, Northern Bahr el Gazal and in parts of Jonglei states. (...)

S. Sudan blocks Sudan Tribune website over “hostile” coverage

July 18, 2017 (KAMPALA) – South Sudan government has admitted that it blocked access to the Paris-based Sudan Tribune website over its “hostile” news coverage. “If they [Sudan Tribune website] have (...)

Sudan gold revenues reach $1,6 billion in first half of 2017

July 18, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Ministry of Minerals on Tuesday said revenues of gold exports during the first half of 2017 has amounted to $1,6 billion. Gold bullion blocks pictured at a gold (...)

IGAD FMs to meet in Juba over peace agreement implementation

July 18, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Foreign Ministers of the east African regional bloc (IGAD) will meet in Juba on Sunday to discuss the report of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) on (...)

S. Sudan’s president declares state of emergency, holds security meeting

July 18, 2017 (JUBA)- South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Tuesday convened an emergency meeting of the national security committee in the capital, Juba a day after declaring a state of (...)




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