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Sudan, rebels resume heavy fighting in North Darfur

May 28, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - A new round of fighting has erupted on Sunday between government forces, and the Sudan Liberation Movement-Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM) and the SLM- Transitional Council (SLM-TC), amid conflicting reports about the losses on (...)

S. Sudanese rebels dismiss claims of joining national dialogue

May 28, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan rebels allied to the country’s former First Vice-President have dismissed as untrue claims that members of their forces have joined the Juba government in response to the national dialogue declared by President (...)

South Sudan Appeal Court says phone wiretapping “unconstitutional”

May 28, 2017 (NAIROBI) – The Court of Appeal in South Sudan has ruled as “unconstitutional” a controversial wiretapping system used by South Sudan National Security Service (NSS) to listen to phone calls. Napoleon Adok Gai (Getty image) The (...)

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The Elders condemn political paralysis in war-torn S. Sudan

May 28, 2017 (JUBA) - The Elders, a group of independent leaders, have condemned the political paralysis and failure of leadership at all levels in South Sudan in the face of worsening famine and (...)

52,700 IDPs registered in Darfur during April 2017: UN report

May 28, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Due to the improvement of humanitarian access in Darfur, International Organization for Migration (IOM) last April managed to register 52,700 IDPs mostly displaced from (...)

Sudan’s foreign minister cancels visit to Egypt

May 28, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour on Sunday cancelled a planned trip to Cairo several days after accusations by President Omer al-Bashir that Egypt provided (...)

UN hails Sudan’s efforts to mitigate South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis

May 28, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Secretary-general of the United Nations, António Guterres has praised Sudan’s role in mitigating the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, said Sudan’s foreign ministry. In (...)

Aweil community want Kiir and ex-army chief to reconcile

May 28, 2017 (JUBA) - The Aweil community in South Sudan have called for reconciliation between President Salva Kiir and the former chief of staff for South Sudan army (SPLA), Paul Malong Awan. S (...)

Guinean president arrives in Khartoum for security talks

May 28, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Guinean President and Chairperson of African Union (AU) Alpha Conde Sunday has arrived in Khartoum on a three-day visit to discuss the security situation in the (...)

S. Sudanese rebels dismiss claims of joining national dialogue

May 28, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan rebels allied to the country’s former First Vice-President have dismissed as untrue claims that members of their forces have joined the Juba government in (...)

Sudan, rebels resume heavy fighting in North Darfur

May 28, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - A new round of fighting has erupted on Sunday between government forces, and the Sudan Liberation Movement-Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM) and the SLM- Transitional Council (...)

South Sudan Appeal Court says phone wiretapping “unconstitutional”

May 28, 2017 (NAIROBI) – The Court of Appeal in South Sudan has ruled as “unconstitutional” a controversial wiretapping system used by South Sudan National Security Service (NSS) to listen to phone (...)

bullet Sunday 28 May 2017
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S. Sudan advocacy body demands adherence to unilateral ceasefire

May 27, 2017 (JUBA) – A South Sudanese right body has urged the country warring factions to “fully” commit to the unilateral ceasefire declared by the president during last week’s national dialogue (...)

S. Sudan rebel faction in Imatong state join national dialogue

May 27, 2017 (IMATONG) – South Sudan’s armed opposition factions under the overall command of General Patrick Ohiti in Imatong state have reportedly accepted in principle to join the national (...)

S. Sudan rebels say repulsed government attacks in Payinjiar

May 26, 2017 (JUBA)- South Sudan’s armed opposition appointed commissioner of Payinjiar County said they repulsed an attack by armed youths from neighbouring Rumbek East on Friday morning. Rebel (...)

Eritrea denies targeting Ethiopia’s Nile dam with Egypt

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle May 26, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) – The Eritrean President, Isaias Afeworki has downplayed reports alleging his country's deepened ties with Egypt are intended to sabotage the (...)

Family of Sudanese rights defender criticises renewal of his detention

May 27, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The family of the detained human rights defender Mudawi Ibrahim criticised the renewal of his detention in his absence and his lawyer, and described his detention (...)

Sudanese forces’ attacks aimed to dictate peace terms: Minnawi

May 27, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - In his first comment on the fighting in North and East Darfur states a few days ago, the leader of Sudan Liberation Movement, Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM) has accused the (...)

Sudan’s economy won’t improve soon: expert

May 27, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese economic expert, Sidqi Kabalo, Saturday predicted that the deteriorating economic situation in the country will see no major improvement following the (...)

21 Sudanese troops killed in Yemen: Military sources

May 27, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese military sources Saturday have dismissed media reports that 80 Sudanese troops have been killed in Yemen saying only 21 were killed, including 4 officers. (...)

28,000 South Sudanese refugees crossed to Sudan during May’s first two weeks

May 27, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Over 28,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Sudan during the first half of May 2017; according to the latest report released by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). The (...)

bullet Saturday 27 May 2017
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Juba releases UN radio journalist 2 years after extrajudicial detention

May 26, 2017 (JUBA)° -The South Sudanese security authorities Friday have released a journalist working for a UN radio station in the troubled country two years and a half after his detention. (...)

Abyei talks due to resume next week in Addis Ababa

May 26, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese committee for the administration of Abyei area said it has received an invitation from the African Union (AU) to resume the discussions with its South (...)

S. Sudan’s Machar led forces accused of violating unilateral truce

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle May 26, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) - The SPLM-Io led by South Sudan's First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai Friday accused rebel forces led by Riek Machar of violating a unilateral (...)

South Sudan army chief of staff cautions soldiers against politics

May 26, 2017 (JUBA) - The chief of defence staff of South Sudan's army has cautioned soldiers against involvement in politics, saying their work was limited to guarding the country and protecting (...)

Sudan didn’t “reap fruits” of Washington’s decision to ease sanctions: official

May 26, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The deputy governor of the Central Bank of Sudan (CBoS) Badr al-Din Qurashi Thursday acknowledged that Khartoum didn’t benefit from Washington’s decision to ease the (...)

South Sudan says not aware of Darfur rebels presence in Raja

May 26, 2017 (JUBA)- South Sudanese government under President Salva Kiir said Friday it is not aware of the presence of the Sudanese rebels from Darfur region in Raja, an administrative (...)

FDs decline to sign Kampala agreement for SPLM reunification

May 26, 2016 (JUBA) - South Sudanese Former Political Detainees (FDs), a faction of the ruling SPLM party, declined to sign a new agreement for the SPLM reunification negotiated in Kampala in a (...)

bullet Friday 26 May 2017
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Trump administration is supportive of "advancing" relationship with Sudan: envoy

May 25, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is supportive to the improvement of bilateral relations with the Sudan, said the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Steven Koutsis in a (...)

EU contributes to WFP’s life saving work in South Sudan

May 25, 2017 (JUBA) - The European Commission has reaffirmed its commitment to saving the lives of conflict-affected people in South Sudan with a US$ 12.9 (€11.9) million contribution to the (...)

Sudan urges UNAMID to condemn recent rebel attacks in Drafur

May 25, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan has called on the hybrid peacekeeping mission to condemn the recent rebel attacks in North and East Darfur pointing that they breached a cessation of hostilities (...)

Poaching, wildlife trafficking increasing in South Sudan: report

May 25, 2017 (JUBA) - Significant wildlife populations in war-torn South Sudan have so far survived, but poaching, commercial wildlife trafficking, illegal mining, timber harvesting and charcoal (...)

South Sudan rebel leader awarded more ranks to SPLA-IO junior officers

May 25, 2017 (JUBA) – On Wednesday, South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar promoted several hundred officers from the ranks of Colonel and Brigadier Generals in the file of the Sudan People (...)




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National dialogue building nation 2017-05-22 21:10:41 By Amb. Dhano Obongo Initially, I congratulate and commend H.E the President of the Republic of South Sudan, Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, for recognising the need for a national dialogue among 64 (...)

The raging just revolution in Darfur will continue burning until victory 2017-05-22 21:04:22 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman Author Mahmoud Yusuf says that we live in a historical stage full of serious events that will affect the future of mankind on this planet, including what is related to (...)

South Sudan: How culture of revenge inhibits development and progress 2017-05-13 08:09:39 By Steve Paterno Admittedly, revenge or the act of it is inherently human in nature. The human beings since biblical times could not dissuade from the proverbial practice of an 'eye for an eye.' (...)


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HRW denounces "collective punishment" in South Sudan’s Wau 2017-04-15 07:06:48 Human Right Watch South Sudan: New Spate of Ethnic Killings Urgent Need for Justice; UN Should Increase Patrols in Wau (Nairobi, April 14, 2017) – Government soldiers and allied militias (...)

Statement by South Sudanese Communist Party on the National Dialoguel 2017-03-22 05:44:42 The Communist Party of South Sudan On the Initiative of the National Dialogue The initiative taken by the President of the Republic of South Sudan declaring a need for a national dialogue is an (...)

An Appeal to President of the Republic of South Sudan 2017-03-15 07:22:45 Dear. Mr. President, I write to appeal to you for the release of political detainees now in the custody of the National Security Service at Jebel and other detention facilities. In doing this, I (...)


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