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U.S. diplomat discusses peace talks in Khartoum

April 26, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The representative of the Office of the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Paul Steven, Wednesday has discussed with government officials and opposition parties issues of peace and the ongoing developments (...)

Rebecca Garang says not consulted before appointment into dialogue body

April 26, 2017 (JUBA)- Rebecca Nyandeng, the opposition figure and widow of the late SPLM leader John Garang de Mabior, said she got the information about her appointment into the national dialogue committee through media. “I did not know (...)

Former IMF economist appointed S. Sudan economic advisor

April 26, 2017 (KAMPALA) – A former economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been appointed Senior Economic and International Policy adviser to the Government of South Sudan. Former IMF economist Thomson Fontaine (DNO photo) The (...)

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S. Sudan peace monitors warn famine could undermine peace efforts

April 26, 2017 (JUBA)- The head of the Joint Monitoring and evaluation commission, a regional appointed body to oversee the implementation of peace agreement which armed and non-armed opposition (...)

Turkey and South Sudan sign economic cooperation deal

April 26, 2017 (ANKARA) – South Sudan and Turkey have inked a trade and economic cooperation agreement as a part of the latter’s commercial, political and economic relations with African nations. (...)

U.S. donates over 13,000 books to South Sudan youth

April 26, 2017 (JUBA) – The United States embassy in South Sudan has, in the past four months, donated over 13,000 books to educational institutions. A sample of the primary school textbooks, (...)

S. Sudan peace monitors admit collapse of security as a "crisis"

April 26, 2017 (JUBA) - The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), a body tasked to oversee the implementation of the peace agreement signed in South Sudan, has admitted for the first (...)

Sudan’s new government to be announced next week: official

April 26, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese Presidential Assistant Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid Wednesday said the government of national concord will be announced next week pointing that two political hasn’t (...)

Rebecca Garang says not consulted before appointment into dialogue body

April 26, 2017 (JUBA)- Rebecca Nyandeng, the opposition figure and widow of the late SPLM leader John Garang de Mabior, said she got the information about her appointment into the national (...)

U.S. diplomat discusses peace talks in Khartoum

April 26, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The representative of the Office of the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Paul Steven, Wednesday has discussed with government officials and opposition (...)

Former IMF economist appointed S. Sudan economic advisor

April 26, 2017 (KAMPALA) – A former economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been appointed Senior Economic and International Policy adviser to the Government of South Sudan. Former (...)

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South Sudan secures $106 million loan to buy food items

April 25, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan government has secured $106 million to pay for food imports as millions face starvation, the finance minister disclosed. South Sudan's finance minister, (...)

UN panel accuses Kenyan MP of inciting violence in S. Sudan

April 25, 2017 (JUBA) – The United Nation Security Panel of expert’s report has mentioned Kenya’s MP, Weston Wanjohi Wahome as an inciter of South Sudan conflicts. James Gatdet Dak, Riek Machar's (...)

South Sudan army minimises calls to pull troops of out Juba town

April 25, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese army (SPLA) has attached little importance to calls by civil society groups to withdraw troops currently deployed in the streets of the national, instilling (...)

Advocacy group calls for new strategy addressing “Sudan’s violent kleptocracy”

April 25, 2017 (WASHINGTON) - The advocacy group, Enough Project, has called for a new U.S.-led international effort to addresses the root causes of Sudan’s “violent kleptocracy” which is accused of (...)

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 (...)




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