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FDs decline to sign Kampala agreement for SPLM reunification

May 26, 2016 (JUBA) - South Sudanese Former Political Detainees (FDs), a faction of the ruling SPLM party, declined to sign a new agreement for the SPLM reunification negotiated in Kampala in a meeting brokered by the Uganda President Yoweri (...)

Sudan didn’t “reap fruits” of Washington’s decision to ease sanctions: official

May 26, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The deputy governor of the Central Bank of Sudan (CBoS) Badr al-Din Qurashi Thursday acknowledged that Khartoum didn’t benefit from Washington’s decision to ease the economic sanctions saying investors look forward to (...)

South Sudan says not aware of Darfur rebels presence in Raja

May 26, 2017 (JUBA)- South Sudanese government under President Salva Kiir said Friday it is not aware of the presence of the Sudanese rebels from Darfur region in Raja, an administrative headquarters one of the newly created Lol state. (...)

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Juba releases UN radio journalist 2 years after extrajudicial detention

May 26, 2017 (JUBA)° -The South Sudanese security authorities Friday have released a journalist working for a UN radio station in the troubled country two years and a half after his detention. (...)

Abyei talks due to resume next week in Addis Ababa

May 26, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese committee for the administration of Abyei area said it has received an invitation from the African Union (AU) to resume the discussions with its South (...)

S. Sudan’s Machar led forces accused of violating unilateral truce

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle May 26, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) - The SPLM-Io led by South Sudan's First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai Friday accused rebel forces led by Riek Machar of violating a unilateral (...)

South Sudan army chief of staff cautions soldiers against politics

May 26, 2017 (JUBA) - The chief of defence staff of South Sudan's army has cautioned soldiers against involvement in politics, saying their work was limited to guarding the country and protecting (...)

Sudan didn’t “reap fruits” of Washington’s decision to ease sanctions: official

May 26, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The deputy governor of the Central Bank of Sudan (CBoS) Badr al-Din Qurashi Thursday acknowledged that Khartoum didn’t benefit from Washington’s decision to ease the (...)

South Sudan says not aware of Darfur rebels presence in Raja

May 26, 2017 (JUBA)- South Sudanese government under President Salva Kiir said Friday it is not aware of the presence of the Sudanese rebels from Darfur region in Raja, an administrative (...)

FDs decline to sign Kampala agreement for SPLM reunification

May 26, 2016 (JUBA) - South Sudanese Former Political Detainees (FDs), a faction of the ruling SPLM party, declined to sign a new agreement for the SPLM reunification negotiated in Kampala in a (...)

bullet Friday 26 May 2017
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Trump administration is supportive of "advancing" relationship with Sudan: envoy

May 25, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is supportive to the improvement of bilateral relations with the Sudan, said the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Steven Koutsis in a (...)

EU contributes to WFP’s life saving work in South Sudan

May 25, 2017 (JUBA) - The European Commission has reaffirmed its commitment to saving the lives of conflict-affected people in South Sudan with a US$ 12.9 (€11.9) million contribution to the (...)

Sudan urges UNAMID to condemn recent rebel attacks in Drafur

May 25, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan has called on the hybrid peacekeeping mission to condemn the recent rebel attacks in North and East Darfur pointing that they breached a cessation of hostilities (...)

Poaching, wildlife trafficking increasing in South Sudan: report

May 25, 2017 (JUBA) - Significant wildlife populations in war-torn South Sudan have so far survived, but poaching, commercial wildlife trafficking, illegal mining, timber harvesting and charcoal (...)

South Sudan rebel leader awarded more ranks to SPLA-IO junior officers

May 25, 2017 (JUBA) – On Wednesday, South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar promoted several hundred officers from the ranks of Colonel and Brigadier Generals in the file of the Sudan People (...)

Cholera outbreak kills 62 in Sudan’s White Nile state

May 25, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - A cholera epidemic in Sudan's White Nile has killed 62 people and infected almost 1800 since the first cases emerged several weeks ago, says a report released by the (...)

Kenya’s Equity bank closes seven branches in S. Sudan

May 25, 2017 (JUBA) - Kenya's Equity Bank Group has announced the closure of seven of its branches operating in war-torn South Sudan over the deteriorating economy, weak currency and (...)

Ugandan President hosts SPLM factions meeting

May 25, 2017 (JUBA) – Between 25 and 26 May 2017, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni the President of Uganda, is hosting a meeting aimed at the reunification of the different factions of the Sudan People’s (...)

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Sudan says captured Darfur rebel commanders are alive

May 24, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - North Darfur Governor Abdel Wahid Youssif Wednesday announced the arrival of rebel commanders captured during the recent clashes in North and East Darfur states to (...)

UNAMID renews commitment to help bring lasting peace in Darfur

May 24, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has renewed commitment to exert every possible effort within its capabilities and mandate to assist the parties to the (...)

Sudan’s oil production drops to 129,000 (bpd): minister

May 24, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Ministry of Petroleum Wednesday disclosed that oil production has declined due to large cuts in the budgets of the producing companies which resulted from the (...)

U.N official urges “common strategy” on South Sudan’s political process

May 24, 2017 (NEW YORK) - The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has urged the Security Council to unite behind a common strategy for advancing the political (...)

President Kiir axes Aweil governor

May 24, 2017 (AWEIL) – South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has issued a decree relieving Aweil state governor, Ronald Ruay Deng with immediate effect. Aweil state governor Ronald Ruay Deng (ST/File) (...)

HRW calls to open medical access to S. Kordofan civilians

May 24, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Human Right Watch (HRW) has called to open medical humanitarian access for civilians in the rebel-held area in South Kordofan state pointing to women lack access to (...)

South Sudan president orders army to stop attacks on rebel positions

May 24, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday directed the army to not attack the position of armed opposition forces after declaring a unilateral ceasefire, saying it was (...)

South Sudan’s warring factions urged to end violence

May 25, 2017 (JUBA) - All parties involved in the conflict in South Sudan must cease violence and work together to ensure that food and other lifesaving support can reach people to end famine and (...)

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S. Sudan: Bor and Murle communities sign cessation of hostilities accord

May 23, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan's rival communities in Bor and the Murle in former Jonglei state have signed a cessation of hostilities agreement in the country 's capital, Juba with a pledge to (...)

South Sudan’s rival forces clash despite ceasefire declaration

May 23, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s rival forces clashed in Imatong, one of the country’s newly created states, a day after President Salva Kiir openly declared a unilateral ceasefire with the (...)

SLM-Minnawi accuses Sudan of killing captured rebels but Hametti denies

May 23, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan liberation Movement-Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM) has accused the Sudanese government forces of killing rebel fighters captured following recent clashes in North and (...)

Islamic Council conducts peace workshop in Wau state

May 23, 2017 (WAU) – Over 200 participants selected from various religion groups, youth members and state stakeholders attended a one-day peace and reconciliation workshop in Wau state. (...)

S. Sudan armed opposition say "one sided" dialogue derails peace deal

May 23, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan's armed opposition movement (SPLM-IO) faction led by the country's former First Vice President, Riek Machar on Tuesday issued a cautious welcome to the (...)

Ethiopia’s Tedros elected to head WHO

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle May 23, 2017, (ADDIS ABABA) - Ethiopia's former health and foreign minister has been elected as the new director general of World Health Organisation (WHO) at an election (...)

Sudanese minister briefs U.S. official on religious freedom situation

May 23, 2107 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Ministry of Justice Tuesday has briefed the U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom, Ian Turner, of ongoing efforts to amend some articles of the (...)




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National dialogue building nation 2017-05-22 21:10:41 By Amb. Dhano Obongo Initially, I congratulate and commend H.E the President of the Republic of South Sudan, Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, for recognising the need for a national dialogue among 64 (...)

The raging just revolution in Darfur will continue burning until victory 2017-05-22 21:04:22 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman Author Mahmoud Yusuf says that we live in a historical stage full of serious events that will affect the future of mankind on this planet, including what is related to (...)

South Sudan: How culture of revenge inhibits development and progress 2017-05-13 08:09:39 By Steve Paterno Admittedly, revenge or the act of it is inherently human in nature. The human beings since biblical times could not dissuade from the proverbial practice of an 'eye for an eye.' (...)


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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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