South Sudan army chief reconciles with rebel commander

September 29, 2016 (JUBA) - General Dau Aturjong, a high ranking military officer who abandoned government at the height of the civil war in 2014 and joined rebellion, has returned to the South Sudanese army (SPLA). General Dau Aturjong (ST) (...)

Sudan denies as rebels endorse Amnesty report on use of chemical weapons in Darfur

September 29, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese diplomat and military Thursday denied the use of chemical weapons in Darfur region following a report by Amnesty accusing the army of using it in the mountainous area of Jebel Marra in Darfur. In this (...)

Juba makes formal protest to Khartoum over Machar’s presence in Sudan

September 29, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - South Sudan made a formal protest to Khartoum for hosting the former First Vice President Riek Machar, a diplomat said on Thursday. South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar addresses a press conference in his private (...)

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SPLM-IO welcome official’s defection to Machar camp

September 11, 2016 (BENTIU) - An official from South Sudan’s Unity State has welcomed the recent defection to the armed opposition faction of former Upper Nile state’s deputy governor, Maj. Gen (...)

SPLA denies top leadership involvement in July violence outbreak

September 11, 2016 (WAU) - The spokesperson for the South Sudanese army (SPLA) Brig. Gen Lul Ruai Koang has dismissed as “nonsense” a United Nations report implicating President Salva Kiir and army (...)

US envoy ’outraged’ over harassment of South Sudan activists

September 12, 2016 (JUBA) – The United States ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, said she is "outraged" over reports that the South Sudanese government harassed activists who met (...)

SPLM-IO “appreciates” UN report implicating Kiir, Malong in Juba violence

September 11, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s armed opposition faction, the SPLM-IO, under the leadership of former First Vice President, Riek Machar, has appreciated the leaked report of the United (...)

Sudan’s SCP urges medical personnel to defend their rights

September 11, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese Communist Party (SCP) has urged the medical personnel to use the strikes, sit-ins and protests as “weapons” to defend the rights of workers in the medical (...)

Ethiopia pardons inmates jailed on terror charges

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle September 11, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – The Ethiopian government on Saturday (on the eve of the country’s New Year) freed 135 muslims who had been jailed under the country’s (...)

Darfur group urged to speed up transfer of POWs to Khartoum

September 11, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - The former rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM-Dabago), a breakaway group from JEM, has called on the latter to speed up the transfer of Prisoners of War (...)

Defected deputy governor says Kiir is the problem of South Sudan

September 11, 2016 (JUBA) - The former deputy governor of South Sudan’s Upper Nile state, John Ivo Mounto, confirmed on Sunday his defection to the armed opposition faction under the leadership of (...)

Ethiopian top rebel leader from Gambella region joins government

September 11, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – A top leader of the rebel group of the Ethiopian Peoples Patriotic Front (EPPF) has decided to abandon his rebellion and joined the government after 25 years in (...)

S. Sudan FVP Gai visits South Africa

September 11, 2016 (JUBA) - South Sudanese First Vice President Taban Deng Gai has travelled to Pretoria, South Africa on Sunday for what officials described as a "mission on bilateral ties". (...)

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Uganda transferred Israel-procured arms to S. Sudan: report

September 11, 2016 (KAMPALA) - Israel sold rifles to Uganda in 2007, which the latter transferred to South Sudan's national security service in 2014, the United Nations said in a report. Arms and (...)

Khartoum University’s panel advises to review sanctions on dismissed students

September 10, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - A University of Khartoum committee recommended to reduce the punishments on some dismissed students who participated in riots that took place in the capital (...)

South Sudan to open new oil facility in October

September 10, 2016 (WAU) – The South Sudanese Petroleum minister, Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth has disclosed that government plans to establish a new oil facility in the country before end of the year. (...)

Police officer mysteriously killed in South Darfur

September 10, 2016 (NYALA) - A police officer on Friday was killed in mysterious circumstances in Al-Jebel neighbourhood in South Darfur state capital, Nyala. A relative of the victim by the (...)

UN says rescued S. Sudan rebels on “humanitarian” grounds

September 10, 2016 (JUBA) - The United Nations Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) said it rescued on “humanitarian” grounds some 300 individuals who had crossed (...)

Gunmen increase roadside attacks in South Sudan

September 10, 2016 (JUBA)- Nearly a dozen people were killed on one of South Sudan’s most important roads Friday morning, when unknown gunmen opened fire on a bus and two other vehicles. General (...)

Former Upper Nile deputy governor joins armed opposition

September 9, 2016 (MABAN) - A former deputy governor of South Sudan’s oil-rich Upper Nile state has announced his defection to the country’s armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO). South Sudan's rebel (...)

Plane left with huge hole after bird strike at El-Fasher airport

September 10, 2016 (EL-FASHER) - An airplane belonging to Sudanese private company, Tarco was hit by a bird on Saturday shortly before landing at El-Fasher airport in North Darfur state. The (...)

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W. Equatoria’s Gbudue state orders shoot to kill

September 9, 2016 (YAMBIO) - Acting governor of Gbudue state in Western Equatoria has issued an order authorizing all security and organized forces and any citizen in the state to shoot to kill (...)

SPLM-N accuses Sudanese army of breaching truce in S. Kordofan

September 9, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan People's Liberation Movement - North (SPLM-N) Friday accused the Sudanese army of violating a cessation of hostilities in South Kordofan state, pointing (...)


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