S. Sudan minister claims joining ICC unnecessary

April 1, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s justice minister has maintained the country’s courts are competent to try war crimes and human rights abuses, saying joining the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) was unnecessary. Photo shows the (...)

JEM rebels says ready for POWs swap

April 1, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - Darfur’s rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) on Wednesday has expressed readiness to release prisoners of war (POWs) within the framework of the Sa’ihoon initiative. Rebel fighters from the Justice and Equality (...)

Sudan says role in Yemen campaign aimed at defending the Two Holy Mosques

March 31, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s president Omer Hassan al-Bashir said they participated in the Saudi-led military campaign against Yemen’s Huthis in order to “repulse the aggression against the Two Holy Mosques”. Sudanese President Omer Hassan (...)

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S. Sudan’s Kiir to form all-inclusive cabinet in July: aide

March 22, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir is currently consulting different political parties and opinion leaders in the country in preparation for the formation of an (...)

South Sudan rebels slam speech by president Kiir

March 22, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudan’s opposition faction of the governing Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO) has strongly criticised a public rally speech delivered on Wednesday in (...)

Nine people killed in fresh tribal clashes in South Darfur

March 22, 2015 (NYALA) – Nine people were killed and twenty five others injured Sunday in clashes between the Salamat and Falata tribes in the locality of Buram in South Darfur state. A group of (...)

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5,000 South Sudanese refugees flee to Sudan in one week

March 21, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Nearly 5,000 South Sudanese refugees fled to Sudan in one week flowing the recent surge of violence in the Upper Nile state, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR ) said. South (...)

N. Bahr el Ghazal youth oppose assembly opening

March 21, 2015 (JUBA) – Youth leaders from South Sudan’s Northern Bahr el Ghazal state have opposed the opening of the state parliament, until president Salva Kiir decides on the controversial (...)

Sudan prepares to host signing of tripartite Nile water agreement

March 21, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government announced today that the president of South Sudan Salva Kiir, Uganda’s Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, African Union Commission Chairperson (...)

South Sudan rebels accuse Kiir of creating police state

March 21 2015 (JUBA) – Officials from South Sudan’s armed opposition faction have accused president Salva Kiir of transforming the young nation into a police state, where citizens disregard the (...)

African security experts to discuss economic sanctions in Khartoum

March 21, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Experts of the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) will meet in Khartoum on Monday to discuss the impact of economic sanctions on national (...)

Islamic scholar apologises for remarks over Sudanese singers

March 21, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The head of Sudan’s Islamic Fiqh Academy (IFA), Isam Ahmed al-Bashir, visited on Saturday the Sudanese Union for Singing and Music (SUSM) headquarters to apologise for (...)

One killed in Bor road accident

March 21, 2015 (BOR) – One man has been killed and another injured in an accident involving a motorcycle and a vehicle in Jonglei state capital Bor on Friday. Ayum Buona, who survived a road (...)

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Tribal tensions escalate in North Darfur state

March 20, 2015 (MELLIT) – Some 30 people were killed and injured in clashes between Berti and Al-Zayadia tribes on Friday in North Darfur state . Sudanese tribal leaders attend the Darfur talks at (...)

S. Sudan urges Khartoum to respect cooperation agreement

March 20 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudan on Friday reiterated calls for its northern neighbour to adhere to the 2012 cooperation agreement, which both nations signed to resolve post-secession issues. (...)

Opposition forces call for international pressure to stop Sudan elections

March 20, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese opposition and civil society groups in the Diaspora called on the international community to reject the electoral process that Khartoum government is preparing (...)

S. Sudan rebels repulse multiple attacks by gov’t forces: spokesperson

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle March 20, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudanese rebels led by former vice-president Riek Machar said on Friday they had managed to repulse multiple attacks by government forces (...)

Sudan, S. Sudan agree on technical details of border demarcation

March 20; 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan and South Sudan agreed on technical details related to the demarcation of the joint border, the African Union said on Friday. A UN position close to the restive (...)

S. Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria gripped by food shortages

March 20, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria state said four of its four counties are experiencing food shortages, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. State information minister (...)

Sudan’s electoral body to employ 60,000 workers to run April elections

March 20, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s National Elections Commission (NEC) said it will appoint 60,000 elections workers to run the electoral process scheduled in April. A female election worker wears (...)

S. Sudan president in Namibia for bilateral talks

March 20, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudanese president Salva Kiir is in Namibia for bilateral talks with his counterpart, Hage Geingob. South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (Photo: AFP/Nicholas Kamm) A (...)

Bor commissioner calls for calm amid upsurge of insecurity

March 20, 2015 (BOR) – The commissioner of Bor county, Mamer Ruuk, has expressed concern over a recent spate of attacks across Greater Bor by armed Murle militia, calling on civilians to remain (...)

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Security Council concerned over renewed fighting in S. Sudan

March 19, 2014 (JUBA) – Members of the United Nations Security Council have expressed concerns over renewed clashes between South Sudan’s warring parties, urging the two sides to resume (...)


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