S. Sudan president sacks Garang’s widow from advisory role

August 20, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudanese president Salva Kiir Mayardit, issued a surprise decree on Wednesday sacking Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior, the widow of the late John Garang, founding leader of the country’s ruling party (SPLM). Rebecca (...)

SRF calls for international pressure to postpone Sudan elections

August 20, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudan Revolutionary Front's (SRF) secretary of external affairs, Yasir Arman, has called for the international community to ramp up pressure on the Sudanese government to postpone general elections scheduled for (...)

Fresh tribal clashes erupt in East Darfur

August 20, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Bloody battles between the Rizeigat and Maalia tribes broke out in East Darfur on Wednesday leaving 137 people either dead or wounded from both sides in what was described as the worst violence since the fighting (...)

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SRF calls for international pressure to postpone Sudan elections

August 20, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudan Revolutionary Front's (SRF) secretary of external affairs, Yasir Arman, has called for the international community to ramp up pressure on the Sudanese (...)

14 ex-combatants complete vocational training

August 21, 2014 (WAU) – At least 14 former combatants successfully completed three weeks of training in auto-mechanics at Wau Vocational Training Centre in South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal (...)

Sudan ranks 157 in global peace index, South Sudan at 160

August 20, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The 2014 Global Peace Index (GPI) created by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) gave a ranking of 157 and 160 to Sudan and South Sudan respectively out of 162 (...)

Fresh tribal clashes erupt in East Darfur

August 20, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Bloody battles between the Rizeigat and Maalia tribes broke out in East Darfur on Wednesday leaving 137 people either dead or wounded from both sides in what was (...)

Ugandan army demands 13bn shillings to continue mission in S. Sudan

August 20, 2014 (KAMPALA) – The South Sudanese government has failed to pay the Ugandan People Defence Forces (UPDF) for the past two months, casting doubt on the future of the mission, a (...)

Sudan’s defence minister demands Juba implement security arrangements

August 20, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan defence minister Abdel Rahim Hussein demanded to implement the security arrangements protocols signed with the South Sudan on 27 September 2012 within the (...)

Council of states holds discussions over creation of 10 counties in Juba

August 20, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s national council of states held a sitting in the capital, Juba, on Wednesday to discuss a proposal for the creation of 10 counties in the Greater Juba region. (...)

S. Sudan president sacks Garang’s widow from advisory role

August 20, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudanese president Salva Kiir Mayardit, issued a surprise decree on Wednesday sacking Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior, the widow of the late John Garang, founding leader (...)

South Sudan army denies defection of senior officer in Yei

August 20, 2014 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese army (SPLA) has denied the defection of a senior officer in Tore payam (district), about 25km west of Central Equatoria state’s Yei town amid reports (...)

Ethiopia named Africa’s biggest refugee-hosting nation

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle August 19, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) announced on Tuesday that Ethiopia has become Africa’s biggest refugee-hosting country, overtaking neighbouring (...)

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Mbeki’s role restricted to monitoring Sudan dialogue: officials

August 19, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese officials renewed their opposition to any regional or international interference in proposed national dialogue, saying that Thabo Mbeki will only monitor the (...)

Sudan blames Juba for non-implementation of cooperation deals

August 19, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – During a meeting with the head of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), Thabo Mbeki, Sudanese first vice-president Bakri Hassan Saleh, blamed Juba (...)

Rebels say ready for talks, unveil proposal for South Sudan’s governance

August 19, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudanese rebels led by the former vice-president Riek Machar have accused the government delegation of boycotting the talks in the Ethiopian capital Addis (...)

S. Sudan’s political parties divided over conditions for talks

August 19, 2014 (JUBA) – The leadership of South Sudanese political parties taking part in peace talks between the two warring parties is sharply divided amid reports that some of the members may (...)

Security agents release South Sudan news editor

August 19, 2014 (JUBA) – A South Sudanese editor who was detained by the country’s national security services on Saturday has been freed. David Ocen, the news editor of the Catholic-owned Bakhita (...)

Juba’s anti-Machar comment ignores role in independence struggle

August 19, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – An official of the South Sudan’s armed faction of the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement (SPLM-In-Opposition) said the recent negative comments uttered against their (...)

South Sudan sets preconditions for resuming peace talks

August 19, 2014 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government says it would not take part in negotiations with rebels led by former vice-president Riek Machar unless both parties agree on a meaningful (...)

S. Sudan presidency opposes creation of prime minister position

August 19, 2014 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese presidency said Tuesday that any move to create the position of a prime minister for its opposition leader would violate the country's transitional (...)

Sudan’s national dialogue only gathers Islamist parties: opposition

August 19, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s opposition National Umma Party (NUP) reaffirmed its demand to review the national dialogue, saying the ongoing process is just a meeting between Islamist (...)

South Sudanese journalists decry frequency of arrests

August 18, 2014 (JUBA) – The chairperson for the Union of Journalists in South Sudan (UJOSS) has expressed concerns over the level of crackdown on the media houses, describing the act as an attack (...)


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