S. Sudanese civil society leader shot by unknown gunman

August 1, 2014 (JUBA) – An unidentified gunman shot and injured the head of South Sudan’s civil society alliance, Deng Athuai, on Friday, forcing several people flee for their own safety. South Sudan civil society alliance chairperson Deng Athuai (...)

IMF sees weak growth prospects for Sudanese economy in 2014

August 1, 2014 (WASHINGTON) – The Sudanese economy will grow modestly this year as a result of fiscal and monetary tightening despite a rebound in agriculture and oil sectors, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said. The IMF report released (...)

14 people killed in heavy rains across Sudan

August 1, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Fourteen people were killed in various Sudanese states, mostly in the capital Khartoum, due to heavy rains and floods, which hit the country during the past two weeks. Residents watch churning flood waters in Salhaa, (...)

S. Sudanese president renews calls for peace with rebels

July 31, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has renewed calls for peace with rebels led by his former deputy Riek Machar to end seven months of fighting in the country. South Sudanese president Salva Kiir speaking at a press (...)

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IMF sees weak growth prospects for Sudanese economy in 2014

August 1, 2014 (WASHINGTON) – The Sudanese economy will grow modestly this year as a result of fiscal and monetary tightening despite a rebound in agriculture and oil sectors, the International (...)

S. Sudanese civil society leader shot by unknown gunman

August 1, 2014 (JUBA) – An unidentified gunman shot and injured the head of South Sudan’s civil society alliance, Deng Athuai, on Friday, forcing several people flee for their own safety. South (...)

Solution to South Sudan crisis must come from within: ambassador

August 1, 2014 (KAMPALA) – The South Sudanese ambassador to Uganda says it is not too late for rebel leader Riek Machar to negotiate with the government and accept a peaceful settlement to the (...)

Arab League’s special envoy for humanitarian affairs to visit Sudan

August 1, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Arab League's (AL) secretary-general’s special envoy for humanitarian affairs, Hissa Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani, will visit Sudan later this month to inaugurate (...)

14 people killed in heavy rains across Sudan

August 1, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Fourteen people were killed in various Sudanese states, mostly in the capital Khartoum, due to heavy rains and floods, which hit the country during the past two weeks. (...)

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G. Bahr el Ghazal youths call on rival leaders to commit to mediation

July 30, 2014 (KAMPALA) – The chairman of the Greater Bahr el Ghazal Youth Union, Joseph Achuil, has called on youths in the region to push for the resumption of talks between president Salva Kiir (...)

Rights bodies accuse S. Sudan security of harassing journalists

August 1, 2014 (JUBA) – Two leading human rights entities have accused South Sudan’s National Security Service (NSS) of unlawfully detaining journalists, as well as seizing and shutting down (...)

Machar appoints rebel representatives to UN, US

August 1, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – Former vice-president and leader of the opposition faction of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) Riek Machar has appointed representatives of the rebel (...)

Sudan to organise anti-sanctions conference in Geneva

July 31, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan will organise an international conference against economic sanctions imposed on the country by the United Sates, the official news agency reported on Friday. (...)

Lakes state governor fires information minister

August 1, 2014 (RUMBEK) – The caretaker governor of South Sudan’s Lakes state, Matur Chut Dhuol, has fired his minister for information and communication. Former Lakes state information minister (...)

S. Sudanese president renews calls for peace with rebels

July 31, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has renewed calls for peace with rebels led by his former deputy Riek Machar to end seven months of fighting in the country. South (...)

Negotiated solution should lead to real change in Sudan, SRF tells Finland

July 31, 2014 (PARIS) – Any peaceful solution should be comprehensive and bring a real political change in Sudan, said the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) in a meeting with the Finland’s (...)

South Sudanese rebels downplay relocation of national capital to Wau

July 31, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudanese rebels led by the former vice-president, Riek Machar have downplayed calls to relocate the country’s national capital to Wau in Western Bhar el Ghazal (...)

South Sudan’s Kiir leaves for US-Africa summit

July 31, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has left for the United States-Africa summit, despite calls from activists to exclude the young nation’s leader from the forthcoming (...)

UK minister calls for immediate ceasefire in S. Sudan

July 31, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan risks facing famine unless its conflicting parties adopt immediate ceasefire for lasting peace, the United Kingdom minister for Africa warned on Thursday. (...)

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President Kiir appoints Yau Yau chief administrator

July 30, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, has appointed former rebel leader David Yau Yau as chief administrator of the Greater Pibor Area in Jonglei state. South Sudan’s (...)

W. Bahr el Ghazal honours fallen heroes on Martyrs’ Day

July 30, 2014 (WAU) – South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal state marked Martyrs’ Day on Wednesday, held annually to honour the heroes and heroines who lost their lives in the country’s long struggle (...)

New Jonglei bishop to prioritise development in diocese

July 30, 2014 (BOR) – The new bishop of Jonglei state’s Athoc diocese says he will prioritise development in the area, urging the community to join hands with him in support to help establish (...)

Fears of further tension in N. Bahr el Ghazal after youths arrested

July 30, 2014 (JUBA) – The recent detention of youths with critical views in South Sudan's border state of Northern Bahr el Ghazal, has raised concerns of further tension and defections in the (...)

South Sudan peace talks may resume on Monday

July 30, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA/JUBA) – A new round of peace talks between South Sudan's warring parties has been delayed, but officials from the rebel movement and the Intergovernmental Authority on (...)


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