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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Khartoum says participation in pre-dialogue meeting contingent upon inviting 7+7

March 25, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The national dialogue spokesperson on Wednesday blamed the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) for excluding the government parties from participating (...)

S. Sudan president threatens to order army to pursue rebels

March 25, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudanese president Salva Kiir said he will no longer tolerate rebels carrying out attacks on government positions, threatening to order his troops to pursue rebel (...)

South Sudan rebels say government forces are continuing with offensive

March 25, 2015 (BENTIU-MAYO) – Rebel forces loyal to former vice-president Riek Machar said government troops and their foreign allies have continued with their dry season offensive against (...)

Sudan confirms participation in regional military campaign against Yemen’s Houthi

March 26, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese foreign minister Thursday confirmed the reported military participation led by the Saudi Arabia on the Shiite Houthi militants who control the (...)

Former NBeG deputy speaker warns against parliamentary dissolution

March 25, 2015 (JUBA) – The former deputy speaker of South Sudan's Northern Bahr el Ghazal state legislative assembly warned on Tuesday that any move to open the legislature without the approval (...)

W. Bahr el Ghazal legislative assembly reopens after nine-month recess

March 25, 2015 (WAU) – Western Bahr el Ghazal state’s legislative assembly reopened on Wednesday following a nine-month recess, with governor Rizik Zackaria Hassan urging MPs to cooperate with (...)

Top South Sudan youth leader defects to rebels

March 25, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – A top South Sudanese youth leader has declared his defection to the rebel faction of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO) led by former vice-president (...)

INTERVIEW: Sudan, London in talks to improve bilateral ties: envoy

March 25, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The United Kingdom’s ambassador to Khartoum Peter Tibber has acknowledged differences between his country and Sudan but revealed that the two nations started a dialogue (...)

Death toll from South Darfur tribal clashes continues to rise

March 25, 2015 (NYALA) – The number of victims from last Sunday’s deadly tribal clashes between the Falata and Salamat tribes in South Darfur has risen to 37, with dozens of others wounded. A (...)

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S. Sudan says leaked African Union report lacks credibility

March 25, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudan said on Wednesday it would make no official comment on the leaked report of the African Union (AU) commission of inquiry because the former had already disowned (...)

Rumbek authorities direct commissioners to end cycle of revenge attacks

March 19, 2015 (RUMBEK) – Authorities in Lakes state capital Rumbek have instructed county commissioners to take immediate action to end ongoing revenge attacks between pastoralist youth. The (...)

Turabi’s PCP declines to take part in pre-dialogue meeting

March 24, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The opposition Popular Congress Party (PCP) declined to take part in the national dialogue preparatory meeting saying they reject any foreign involvement in the (...)

UNSC calls for comprehensive steps to end S. Sudan conflict

March 24, 2015 (NEW YORK) – Members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) have reiterated their strong condemnation of the repeated violation of the ceasefire agreement by South Sudan’s (...)

S. Sudan’s warring parties trade accusations over renewed fighting

By Tesfa-AlemTekle March 23, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudanese rebels led by former vice-president Riek Machar have accused president Salva Kiir’s government of attacking and burning down the (...)

Ethiopia, Egypt vow to resolve Nile water dispute

March 24, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – The leaders of Ethiopia and Egypt on Tuesday vowed to take serious steps to peacefully resolve the long-standing dispute over the use of Nile water resources. (...)

Rights groups call on Indonesia to withdraw invite to Sudan’s Bashir

March 24, 2015 (WASHINGTON) – The Indonesian government must either withdraw its invitation extended to Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir or arrest him once he sets foot in the country, a (...)

NGOs in S. Sudan required to obtain certificate before crossing to rebel areas

March 22, 2015 (KAMPALA) – The rebel humanitarian arm of the South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (SSRRA) said it plans to issue operation certificates this week to all agencies or NGOs (...)

Kuajok mayor takes new steps to develop town

March 24, 2015 (WUNROCK) – Kuacjok’s newly appointed mayor, Ajiek Ajiek Majok, has vowed to modernise the Warrap state capital and improve living standards for residents. “There are numeral (...)

Ex-S. Sudan army chief denies fleeing Juba to avoid arrest

March 24, 2015 (JUBA) – Former senior South Sudanese senior army general James Hoth Mai has refuted claims that he has been arrested under the orders of president Salva Kiir. Former SPLA chief of (...)

South Sudan’s rival leaders to participate in IGAD summit

March 24, 2015 (JUBA) – Principal leaders of the two warring parties in South Sudan’s conflict will participate in the upcoming summit of the heads of state and government of the Intergovernmental (...)


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Seventy-six organizations call for publication of AU Inquiry Report as deadline for peace passes 2015-03-07 05:04:51 6 March 2015: FOR Immediate Release SOUTH SUDAN: The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) should immediately consider, publish and disseminate the final report of the Commission (...)

Archbishop Taban calls for reconciliation and forgiveness 2015-02-23 09:30:38 February 2015 Greetings from Peace Village, Kuron. It is really a Peace Village. I had my peaceful Christmas and a Prosperous New Year in Kuron. God really blessed the area with Peace. You can (...)

WFP appreciates US additional support for S. Sudan’s hungry 2015-02-19 08:20:15 17 February 2015 (JUBA)- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$165.5 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to feed (...)


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