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S. Sudan’s Kiir appoints Rebecca Garang to the National Dialogue

April 25, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Tuesday has appointed Rebecca Garang, the widow of late SPLM founding leader John Garang and a political rival, to the National Dialogue committee. In a decree read on state-owned (...)

Sudan says there are indicators for permanent lift of U.S sanctions

April 25, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Finance Minister Badr al-Din Mahmoud said there are indicators that the U.S. trade and economic sanctions on Khartoum would be lifted permanently in July. Last January, former President Barack Obama eased the (...)

Sudan’s SJU urges government to expel Egyptian journalists

April 25, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Journalist Union (SJU) Tuesday demanded the government to expel all representatives of Egyptian media just hours after the authorities deported a second Sudanese journalist at Cairo airport. On Monday (...)

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S. Sudan judges postpone strike to dialogue with President Kiir

April 25, 2017 (JUBA) – A lead justice told local media that the South Sudan judges and justices called off their strike following an engagement with the office of President Salva Kiir on Monday. (...)

Humanitarian needs spike for thousands displaced in Wau, IOM says

April 25, 2017 (WAU) – In a statement released on Tuesday, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and partners said they were responding to an influx of more than 22,000 displaced (...)

Sudan says there are indicators for permanent lift of U.S sanctions

April 25, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Finance Minister Badr al-Din Mahmoud said there are indicators that the U.S. trade and economic sanctions on Khartoum would be lifted permanently in July. Last (...)

S. Sudan’s Kiir appoints Rebecca Garang to the National Dialogue

April 25, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Tuesday has appointed Rebecca Garang, the widow of late SPLM founding leader John Garang and a political rival, to the National (...)

Sudan’s SJU urges government to expel Egyptian journalists

April 25, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Journalist Union (SJU) Tuesday demanded the government to expel all representatives of Egyptian media just hours after the authorities deported a second (...)

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Sudanese intelligence accuses Kiir on chairing rebel meeting

April 25, 2017 (JUBA) - Sudanese intelligence officials have accused the South Sudanese president, Salva Kiir of allegedly engaging in a closed-door meeting with the Sudan People Liberation (...)

Khartoum renews accusations over Juba’s support to rebels but SPLM6N denies

April 24, 2917 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) Monday has renewed accusations that South Sudan’s government of continuing to harbour and support the Sudan (...)

SPLM-N calls to postpone Sudan peace talks and to delay lift of U.S. sanction

April 24, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) Monday announced they agreed with the African Union chief mediator Thabo Mbeki to postpone peace talks to next (...)

S. Sudan has highest numbers of school drop-outs globally: U.N

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle April 24, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) - South Sudan has the highest proportion of out-of-school children among conflict zones globally, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) said. (...)

Sudan, Nigeria agree to join forces to fight terrorism

April 24, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Defence Minister Awad Ibn Ouf and his visiting Nigeria counterpart Mansur Mohammed Dan-Ali Monday have discussed issues of common concern between the two (...)

Sudan’s legislature endorses constitutional amendments on freedoms

April 24, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s National Legislature on Monday passed by majority draft constitutional amendments on freedoms on the Third Reading stage but the final approval was delayed due (...)

South Sudan unveils strategic plan to protect oil fields

April 24, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan government has unveiled a strategic plan to protect its oilfield in order to curb sabotage and allay fears of kidnapping by the armed opposition of foreign (...)

S. Sudan security recommends dismissal of chief justice

April 24, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese security service officials have allegedly advised President Salva Kiir to remove and replace the country’s Chief Justice, Chan Reec Madut, warning that a (...)

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Rights body concerned over S. Sudan activists’ disappearance

April 23, 2017 (NAIROBI) – The U.S-based Human Rights Watch said its concerned about the lack of news on the fate of two South Sudanese activists who disappeared from Nairobi three months ago. (...)

S. Sudan governors wrap up security conference in Gogrial state

April 23, 2017 (JUBA)- A peace and security conference bringing together more than 10 governors and representatives in South Sudan has concluded in Gogrial state with calls to strengthen (...)

No one detained over S. Sudan civilian killings: U.N

April 23, 2017 (JUBA) - The United Nations' top human rights official in South Sudan says no one has been detained in connection with recent killings of civilians in the country’s western town of (...)

Sudan sentences two gunmen to death over attack on police station in W. Kordofan

April 23, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - A Sudanese court Sunday sentenced two people allegedly members of the rebel alliance Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) to death by hanging for an attack on police (...)

Sudanese security arrests head of doctors’ committee

April 23, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) Sunday has arrested the chairman of the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors (CCSD) Mohamed Yassen. In a (...)

Egyptian authorities detain, deport Sudanese journalist at Cairo airport

April 23, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Egyptian authorities on Sunday have denied entry and deported prominent Sudanese journalist al-Tahir Satti at Cairo International Airport. Satti arrived at Cairo (...)

South Sudan’s Kiir to meet al-Bashir over security matters

April 23, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan president, Salva Kiir is seeking an audience with his Sudanese counterpart, Omar al-Bashir to discuss how best plans to strengthen security along their borders (...)

bullet Sunday 23 April 2017
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Wau state authorities vow to tackle night criminals

April 22, 2017 (WAU) – The Governor of South Sudan’s Wau state, Andrea Mayar Acho on Friday said his government had now taken drastic measures against the deteriorating security within Wau town. (...)

Gbudue state cabinet members take oath

April 21, 2016 (YAMBIO) – Cabinet members in South Sudan’s newly created state of Gbudue took oath of office on Friday with pledges to work on a road maps that will enable them to bring peace and (...)

Sudan’s opposition PCP confirms participation in upcoming government

April 22, 2107 (KHARTOUM) - The newly elected secretary general of the Popular Congress Party (PCP) Ali al-Hag Mohamed last week held an unannounced meeting with President Omer al-Bashir in which (...)

South Sudanese minister warn police against bribery

April 22, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese interior minister Saturday has advised police officers against taking bribes, extorting money or abusing their authority for personal interests. Southern (...)

Jonglei state lawmakers pass poll tax bill into law

April 22, 2017 (BOR) – Lawmakers in South Sudan’s Jonglei state assembly have passed into law the poll tax bill, which requires persons aged 18 to 65 years to pay taxes to government yearly. The (...)

Third food aid batch dispatched from Sudan to South Sudan

April 22, 2017 (KHARTOUM) -A third food assistance batch including 807 metric tonnes has been dispatched from the capital of Sudan’s North Kordofan state, El Obeid to the needy population in South (...)

S. Sudan president cuts short 3-day visit over security issues

April 22, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan president Salva Kiir on Friday cut short a three-day visit to Kapeota, a town in South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria state and returned to the capital, Juba. The (...)

S. Sudan in talks with Ugandan traders over multiple taxes

April 22, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan is currently in talks with traders from neighbouring Uganda after it traders declined to cross the young nation’s border post in protest over multiple taxes (...)

Sudan’s finance minister discusses debt relief in Washington

April 22, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government Saturday has asked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) to help in cancelling Khartoum’s foreign debt according to the (...)

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SPLM-IO commanders surrender to Ugandan army, spokesperson confirms

April 21, 2017 (JUBA)-The armed opposition Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO) Friday has confirmed that some senior commanders have surrendered to the Ugandan army deployed in the (...)




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