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Regional forces will not control S. Sudan airport: UN chief

August 16, 2017 (JUBA) - The head of the United Nations mission in South Sudan, David Shearer has clarified that it will be the mandate of the government and not the regional protection forces to control the airport and other key installations (...)

South Sudan security arrest lawmakers in Eastern Lakes state

August 16, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan security service arrested three legislators in Eastern Lakes state despite their parliamentary immunity which requests a consent of the regional legislative chamber. It was not immediately clear who ordered (...)

South Darfur kicks off disarmament campaign

August 16, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The governor of South Darfur state Adam al-Faki announced the completion of all technical and administrative arrangements to launch the disarmament campaign on Tuesday. South Darfur governor Adam al-Faki (ST Photo) (...)

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bullet Thursday 17 August 2017
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Sudan’s FM and U.S. diplomats discuss bilateral relations

August 16, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour discussed with a visiting delegation from the U.S. State Department ways to enhance bilateral relations, said on Wednesday a (...)

South Sudan security arrest lawmakers in Eastern Lakes state

August 16, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan security service arrested three legislators in Eastern Lakes state despite their parliamentary immunity which requests a consent of the regional legislative (...)

Trial of Sudanese rights defender postponed for third time

August 16, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - A Sudanese court Wednesday has postponed the trial of the human rights defender Mudawi Ibrahim for the third time to publish summon to one of the accused. Ibrahim, (...)

Regional forces will not control S. Sudan airport: UN chief

August 16, 2017 (JUBA) - The head of the United Nations mission in South Sudan, David Shearer has clarified that it will be the mandate of the government and not the regional protection forces to (...)

Right body urges inclusive revitalizing peace process for S. Sudan

August 16, 2017 (JUBA) - The Centre for Peace and Justice (CPJ) has called for an inclusive revitalization process in South Sudan’s peace process, saying isolating the country’s rebel groups from (...)

South Sudan rebel leader appoints AU representative

August 16, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s armed opposition leader, Riek Machar on Wednesday appointed Brig. Gen Gai Chatim Puoch as the rebel movement’s representative to the African Union (AU). South (...)

Ethiopia: People in need of food aid surges to 8.5 million

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle August 16, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) – The number of people who require humanitarian assistance in the second half of 2017 has increased to 8.5 million from 5.6 million estimates in (...)

South Darfur kicks off disarmament campaign

August 16, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The governor of South Darfur state Adam al-Faki announced the completion of all technical and administrative arrangements to launch the disarmament campaign on (...)

bullet Wednesday 16 August 2017
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Sudan’s VP says Musa Hilal aides were recruiting fighters for Libya’s Haftar

August 15, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's Vice President Hasabo Abdel Rahman Tuesday said the government arrested several aides of Darfur tribal leader Musa Hilal because they were recruiting (...)

UN rights official decries absence of accountability in S. Sudan

August 15, 2017 (WAU) – Lack of accountability for the various crimes perpetrated during the ongoing conflict in South Sudan remains one of the biggest challenges the country faces, Eugene (...)

Egypt is always associated with Nile dam discussions between Ethiopia and Sudan: Ghandour

August 15, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour Tuesday praised the exemplary relationship between Ethiopia and Sudan, but was keen to underscore that the discussions (...)

Sudan’s inflation rises to 34,23% in July: CBoS

August 15, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBoS) reported that inflation has increased to 34,23 % in July from 32,63 in June, a rise of 4.90%. Sudan’s inflation rate (...)

S. Sudan dialogue body faces implementation challenges: envoy

August 15, 2017 (JUBA) – A former South Sudanese envoy to the United Nations has warned that the implementation process for the national dialogue initiative was likely to face challenges. Francis (...)

South Sudanese official hints at possibility of extending national unity government mandate

August 15, 2017 (JUBA) – A South Sudanese presidential adviser has unexpectedly hinted on possibilities of extending the mandate of the transitional government of national unity, arguing that some (...)

SPLM-N Rift: Agar, al-Hilu fighters clash again in Blue Nile

August 15, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - A new round of fighting has erupted between the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) factions in the Blue Nile as both sides exchanged accusations (...)

bullet Tuesday 15 August 2017
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Khartoum negotiating teams say Abyei is Sudanese territory

August 14, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese delegation for the talks on the Abyei area Monday said they will focus on the need for a peaceful coexistence between the communities there, stressing that (...)

South Sudan denies armed opposition troops recaptured Pagak

August 15, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan government has denied reports suggesting members of armed opposition forces loyal to former Vice-President Riek Machar have retaken their former headquarters (...)

Sudan demands UN to provide additional funds for refugees

August 14, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government on Monday has demanded the United Nations to provide the adequate funds to cover the expenses of hundreds of thousands of refugees hosted by (...)

U.S Senators demand tools to end corruption in South Sudan

August 14, 2017 (WASHINGTON) – Two United States Senators have written to the Treasury Department, calling for the establishment of additional tools necessary to hold South Sudanese leaders (...)

UK-Sudan Strategic Dialogue should include peace and human rights: Arman

August 14, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Secretary General of the Sudan people's Liberation Movement North led by Malik Agar (SPLM-N Agar) called on the British government to include issues of peace and (...)

Re-integration of ex-rebels starts soon: army spokesperson

August 14, 2017 (WAU) – The re-integration of former armed opposition forces, initially loyal to South Sudan's former First Vice President, Riek Machar into the national army (SPLA) starts soon, (...)

W. Kordofan issues ultimatum for voluntary collection of illegal weapons

August 14, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The government of West Kordofan state has set a two-week deadline to armed groups and tribesmen to hand over illegal weapons and unregulated vehicles. During a visit (...)

South Sudan Kiir urges opposition to prepare for elections

August 14, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan president Monday urged the hold out armed and political opposition groups to stop the fighting and to prepare themselves to take part in the general elections (...)

bullet Monday 14 August 2017
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U.S. Senate staff member discusses bilateral relation with Sudanese officials

August 13, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's Foreign Ministry Under-Secretary Abdel-Ghani al-Naim discussed on ongoing efforts to improve bilateral relations with a senior professional staff member of (...)

Security authorities release two SCoP opposition figures

August 13, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Security authorities Sunday released the former leader of the opposition Sudanese Congress Party (SCoP) Ibrahim al-Sheikh and another leading member after nearly a (...)

S. Sudan rights body welcomes release of political prisoners

August 13, 2017 (JUBA) - The Centre for Peace and Justice (CPJ), a South Sudanese human rights entity has welcomed the release of political prisoners by the Juba government, stressing that the (...)

South Sudan president welcomes Kenyatta’s re-election

August 13, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has sent a congratulatory message welcoming the re-election of the incumbent Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, saying the victory was a (...)

Ethiopia’s PM visits Khartoum on Tuesday

August 13, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Tuesday will head a high-level delegation on a three-day official visit to Khartoum, said the Sudanese Presidency. (...)

Dialogue and SPLM reunification are roads for peace, says South Sudan’s Kiir

August 13, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has unveiled that for him peace and political stability should be achieved through two tracks, saying the situation in the young nation (...)

Darfur’s border guards militia refuses to hand over weapons

August 13, 2017 (EL-FASHER) - The Border Guards Force (BGF) in Darfur’s five states has refused to be merged with the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) saying it wouldn’t cooperate with a government plan (...)




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