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Egypt provides South Sudan with arms and ammunition: al-Bashir

February 22, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir has ruled out the direct involvement of the Egyptian arm in South Sudan's conflict but said Cairo provided President Salva Kiir with weapons and ammunition. Egyptian President (...)

South Sudan president sacks state-owned oil company boss

February 21, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has sacked the head of the state-owned oil company (Nilepet), barely two years after he was appointed. The newly appointed Nilepet director James Mathiang Rok (Photo: Larco Lomayat) In (...)

Sudanese army, SPLM-N trade accusations over renewed fighting in S. Kordofan

February 21, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese army and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) on Tuesday have exchanged accusations over ceasefire violation in South Kordofan state. Sudanese army soldiers and RSF militiamen ride on a tank (...)

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Egypt provides South Sudan with arms and ammunition: al-Bashir

February 22, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir has ruled out the direct involvement of the Egyptian arm in South Sudan's conflict but said Cairo provided President Salva Kiir (...)

European MP, Sudanese lawmakers discuss human rights situation

February 21, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - A member of the European Parliament (EP), Barbara Lochbihler, Tuesday held a meeting with the Sudanese MPs in Khartoum and discussed human rights situation and (...)

IOM relocates 6,000 IDPs to ease overcrowding in S. Sudan town

February 21, 2017 (WAU) - The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said it is improving the living conditions for internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the crowded protection of (...)

Ethiopia and Sudan vow to enhance border cooperation

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle February 22, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) - Ethiopia and neighboring Sudan signed multiple agreements to further boost up cooperation on a range of development activities, Ethiopia's (...)

Kiir says national dialogue "not meant to consolidate power"

February 21, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan president Salva Kiir has said the national dialogue he declared last year was not meant to consolidate his grip on to power. President Salva Kiir speaks (...)

Darfur group joins Sudan’s national dialogue document

February 21, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Darfur rebel group, Sudan Liberation Movement for Peace and Development (SLM-PD) led by Al-Sadiq Abdel-Karim (aka Foka) on Tuesday has signed the National Dialogue (...)

South Sudan president sacks state-owned oil company boss

February 21, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has sacked the head of the state-owned oil company (Nilepet), barely two years after he was appointed. The newly appointed Nilepet (...)

Eritrean official denies arrest of journalists

February 21, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Eritrean News Agency (ENA) Tuesday has denied the imprisonment of Eritrean journalists working for the state-run media and accused opposition groups of (...)

Sudanese army, SPLM-N trade accusations over renewed fighting in S. Kordofan

February 21, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese army and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) on Tuesday have exchanged accusations over ceasefire violation in South Kordofan state. Sudanese (...)

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Sudanese army attacks SPLM-N positions in South Kordofan: rebels say

February 21, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) has accused the Sudanese government forces of attacking its position in Kadugli area in South Kordofan state. (...)

Calls to investigate crimes committed in S. Sudan intensifies

February 20, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) - The United Nations Human Rights office has called for an independent body to investigate crimes committed during the more than three-year conflict in South (...)

UN allocates $21 million to Sudan Humanitarian Fund

February 20, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The United Nations has contributed $21 million to the 2017 Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) to help address growing humanitarian needs in Sudan. In a statement (...)

Relatives decry "unlawful" detention of S. Sudan Chief Justice’s aide

February 21, 2017 (JUBA) – A relative of Thomas Gama, an aide to South Sudan’s Chief Justice Chan Reec Madut, has strongly condemned his unlawful detention, calling for his immediate release. (...)

Suspected Cholera cases rise in Jonglei state

February 20, 2017 (BOR) - Suspected Cholera cases have continued to rise in South Sudan’s Jonglei state, while spreading widely across communities living along the River Nile, health officials (...)

JEM denies UNSC "false" allegations of use of child soldiers

February 20, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) Monday has denied the use of child soldiers and called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to acknowledge (...)

U.S. officials expected in South Sudan to assess dialogue process

February 20, 2017 (JUBA) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will dispatch a delegation to Juba this week to assess ways to end the war and bring peace in the troubled east African (...)

Sudan’s anti-dam committees join SRF-Agar

February 20, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF)-Agar faction Nonday said the committees representing the water dams affected population has joined the rebel umbrella pointing (...)

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SPLM-N calls on Washington to link lift of sanctions to peace and democratic reforms

February 19, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) has called on the new U.S. Administration to link the full lifting of sanctions imposed on Sudan to (...)

Second son of prominent Sudanese religious leader killed in Libya

February 19, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Second son of the late leader of Jamaat Ansar al Sunnah in Sudan, Abu Zaid Mohamed Hamzah, has been killed during an air raid against the Islamic State (ISIS) in (...)

Famine declared in parts of South Sudan

February 20, 2017 (JUBA) - War and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people starving in parts of South Sudan, government and three United Nations agencies said Monday. IDPs wait to (...)

Sudan reiterates seriousness for comprehensive peace

February 19, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese foreign ministry renewed its praise for a recent statement by the Troika countries on the peace process and reaffirmed Sudan's seriousness to achieve a (...)

U.N human rights official condemns deplorable situation in S. Sudan

February 19, 2017 (JUBA/GENEVA) – A senior United Nations official has condemned the deplorable human rights situation in war-town South Sudan, saying perpetrators should be held accountable. (...)

Stay away from oil fields, S. Sudan rebels warn oil workers

February 19, 2017 (PAGAK) – South Sudanese rebels have warned international oil workers from re-opening oil facilities in South Sudan’s oil-producing territories, saying they risk looking their (...)

Eritrea jails journalists working for state-run media

February 19, 2027 (ADDIS ABABA) - Eritrean authorities have reportedly jailed two journalists who had been serving for the state-owned Eritrean Radio and Television Agency, run under tight (...)

"War mongers" convinced S. Sudan labour minister and public service to resign: official

February 19, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan's armed opposition (SPLM-IO) faction loyal to First Vice President Taban Deng Gai claim "war mongers" and "rumour propagators" convinced the ex-labour (...)

U.S. dollar inches up against Sudanese pound on black market

February 19, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The exchange rate of the U.S. dollar on Sunday went up to 17,7 Sudanese pound (SDG) on the black market in Khartoum after a temporary decline since late January. (...)

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Pope Francis appoints new Bishop for Sudan’s El-Obeid diocese

February 18, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Pope Francis has appointed a new Bishop for El-Obeid diocese which had been vacant since then-Bishop Michael Didi Adgum Mangoria was named Coadjutor Archbishop of (...)

Sudan hosts more than 300,000 South Sudanese refugees: UN

February 18, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - More than 300,000 people have arrived in Sudan since the beginning of the South Sudanese crisis in December 2013, said the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).. South (...)

Fleeing civilians cut off from healthcare in Yuai: MSF

February 17, 2017 (JUBA) - The international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), said fighting in Yuai town in South Sudan’s Bieh State between the country's warring factions has had (...)

Sudan’s Bashir holds bilateral talks in the UAE

February 18, 2017 (ABU DHABI) - Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir Saturday has held talks with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, focusing on bilateral ties as well as (...)




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