AUHIP suspends Sudan’s pre-dialogue meeting in Ethiopia

April 1, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) announced that it has indefinitely suspended the pre-dialogue preparatory meeting that was scheduled to take place this week after the government and its (...)

Bashir announces that Sudanese planes are pounding Houthi targets in Yemen

April 1, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir announced today that the country's air force swung into action as part of the Saudi-led coalition against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. Undated Al-Arabiya TV (...)

US president declares South Sudan conflict a national security threat

April 1, 2015 (JUBA) - President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, on Tuesday signed executive order number13664 to deal with the ongoing crisis in South Sudan, saying the raging civil war poses a threat to US national security and (...)

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 (...)

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S. Sudan presidency denies ignoring N. Bahr el Ghazal governor

March 28, 2015 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese presidency has denied reports alleging that president Salva Kiir has refused to meet the caretaker governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal state, Kuel Aguer (...)

Sudan denies military jet downed over Yemen

March 28, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) has dismissed reports that one of its warplanes was downed in Yemen. Spokesperson for the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) Colonel al-Sawarmi (...)

S. Sudan army admits recruiting children into armed services

March 28, 2015 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese army (SPLA) has admitted forcefully recruiting children into its armed ranks in Upper Nile state, but claimed they were returned to their respective (...)

Eritrean rebels warn Australian mining firm against gold exploration

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle March 28,2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – An Eritrean rebel group on Saturday warned an Australian mining firm against gold, gas and other natural resource exploration in the Red Sea (...)

AU briefed on South Sudan situation

March 28, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – The African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) was briefed on the situation in South Sudan and the status of the peace process at its 494th meeting held on 24 (...)

South Sudan denies Ayod captured by rebels

March 28, 2015 (BOR) – South Sudan’s Jonglei state government has denied rebel claims that they captured the strategic town of Ayod on Friday, saying government troops were still in full control of (...)

SPLM-N fighters claim capture of major town in S. Kordofan

March 28, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) claimed to have captured the strategic town of Habeela in South Kordofan state, but the government army said (...)

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Prices soar as hard currencies dwindle in Jonglei

March 27, 2015 (BOR) – Residents of South Sudan’s Jonglei state are feeling the impact of the hard currency crisis, as prices of goods and services continue rising. A trader sells items to (...)

Opposition PLP says extension of Kiir’s term a declaration of war

March 27, 2015 (TONJ) – A South Sudanese opposition party, known as People’s Liberal Party (PLP), said the recent extension of term limit for president Salva Kiir and members of parliament was a (...)

Sudan gov’t, Darfur rebel commanders sign peace deal in Chad

March 27, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese government and a number of Darfur rebel commanders led by Mohamedain Ismail Bashar, a former operation commander of the Sudan Liberation Movement -Minni (...)

W. Bahr el Ghazal assembly elects deputy speaker

March 27, 2015 (WAU) – Lawmakers in South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal state have elected Mary Emilio Bafuka as the legislative assembly's new deputy speaker. The newly elected deputy speaker (...)

S. Sudan rebels claim capture of strategic town in Jonglei

March 27, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – As renewed fighting between the rival armies in South Sudan escalates in the three states of the oil-rich greater Upper Nile region, rebel forces on Friday claimed (...)

Police arrest N. Bahr el Ghazal advisor, journalist

March 27, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudanese military police have arrested and detained an advisor to the caretaker governor of Northern Bahr El Ghazal state and a journalist working with the (...)

South Sudan youth union elects new president

March 27, 2015 (JUBA) – Members of South Sudan youth union on Wednesday elected a new chairperson after a contest, which saw some candidates withdrawing from the race in favour of the others. (...)

Sudan’s NEC says ballots in transit to polling stations

March 27, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The National Electoral Commission (NEC) in the Sudan announced that ballots will arrive at all polling stations in the country next Monday and that it is currently (...)

Sudan sells stake in Coral hotel to Kuwait

March 27, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The government of Kuwait has acquired full ownership of the Sudanese-Kuwaiti Hotels Company in a deal signed today but of which the terms were kept secret. A signing (...)

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WBeG government establishes 41 payam courts

March 26, 2015 (WAU) – The government of South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal state has established 41 courts in the newly established payams [districts] in the region. The premise of Wau county (...)

S. Sudan rebels claim 38 government soldiers killed on battle field

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle March 26, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudan rebels led by former vice-president, Riek Machar have claimed that 38 government soldiers were killed in the battle fields of Ayot (...)

Sudan’s dialogue opposition forces reject Addis Ababa meeting

March 26, 205 (KHARTOUM) - The opposition forces participating in the national dialogue on Thursday decided to boycott a preparatory meeting organised by the African Union High Level (...)

S. Sudan rebels accuse Juba of unconstitutional term extension

March 26, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – A senior official of the rebel faction of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO) led by the former vice-president, Riek Machar, has strongly criticised the (...)


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