South Sudan rival leaders decline meeting each other in South Africa

December 4, 2016 (JUBA) - South Sudanese rival leaders have declined a proposal by South Africa President Jacob Zuma to bring them together. The move was an attempt to build confidence, trust and dispel personal dislike and rancour between the (...)

3.5 million people face severe hunger in South Sudan, says U.N

December 4, 2016 (JUBA) – At least 3.6 million people in South Sudan are currently facing severe food shortages, the highest levels ever experienced at harvest time with the crisis is likely to worsen when food from the current harvest runs out (...)

JEM calls on Sudanese national figures to seek to release its POWs

December 4, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - The rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) has asked the national figures and bodies who facilitated the release of the government Prisoners of War (POWs) to exert similar efforts to secure the release of the (...)

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S. Sudanese refugees in Sudan reach 263,000, say UNHCR

December 4, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) says the number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan has reached 263,000, with October 2016 marking the highest monthly (...)

Sudanese court acquits anti-austerity protesters

December 4, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - A Khartoum court on Sunday acquitted 25 students and an university professor charged with offences including disturbing the peace and public nuisance for their (...)

S. Sudanese rebels say killed 16 soldiers in Yei clashes

December 4, 2016 (JUBA) - Forces loyal to South Sudan’s former vice president, Riek Machar claimed they killed 16 government soldiers in areas around Yei town of Central Equatoria state on Sunday. (...)

Sudanese security seizes two newspapers

December 4, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on Sunday has seized copies of the independent daily Al-Jareeda and mouthpiece of the Sudanese communist (...)

3.5 million people face severe hunger in South Sudan, says U.N

December 4, 2016 (JUBA) – At least 3.6 million people in South Sudan are currently facing severe food shortages, the highest levels ever experienced at harvest time with the crisis is likely to (...)

JEM calls on Sudanese national figures to seek to release its POWs

December 4, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - The rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) has asked the national figures and bodies who facilitated the release of the government Prisoners of War (POWs) to (...)

South Sudan rival leaders decline meeting each other in South Africa

December 4, 2016 (JUBA) - South Sudanese rival leaders have declined a proposal by South Africa President Jacob Zuma to bring them together. The move was an attempt to build confidence, trust and (...)

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South Sudanese rebels claim capture of area near Congolese border

December 4, 2016 (JUBA) - The Sudan People's Liberation Army in Opposition (SPLA-IO) Sunday said they are in full control of Lasu\Lonbongo in Yei River State. SPLA soldiers in Malakal, capital of (...)

Sudan welcomes return of U.S. university programmes

December 3, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese foreign ministry Friday has welcomed the return of American scholarships to Sudan and the visit of Sudanese university presidents to the United States after (...)

Over 1200 Sudanese refugees return from Chad to W. Darfur

December 3, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Some 1,205 Sudanese refugees in the neighbouring Chad have returned to West Darfur State, according to the Sudanese government Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC). (...)

S. Sudan’s football president resigns over fraud

December 3, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) president, Chubar Goc, offered to resign after being suspended over allegation of financial irregularities. The association (...)

Armed herdsmen kill farmer in North Darfur

December 3, 2016 (EL-FASHER) - A farmer was killed on Friday by unknown gunmen in Babiker village, north of El-Fasher capital of North Darfur state in a new wave of confrontations between (...)

Sudanese-Russian committee to meet on Monday

December 3, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - The 4th session of the joint Sudanese-Russian High-level Committee would convene on Monday in Moscow to discuss a number of issues including minerals investments. (...)

Ethiopia accepts S. Sudan’s request to close rebel offices

December 3, 2016 (JUBA) - The Ethiopian government has accepted a request by South Sudan government to shut down all offices belonging to its armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) loyal to ex-first (...)

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Germany’s Siemens to supply five power plants to Sudan

December 3, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - The government-owned Sudanese Thermal Power Generating Company (STPGC) and Germany's Siemens last Thursday signed an agreement to supply five power plant units. the (...)

S. Sudan: UN experts demand special probe on sexual violence

December 2, 2016 (JUBA) – The world should pay special attention to the “epic proportions” of sexual violence in South Sudan, experts from the independent United Nations Commission on Human Rights (...)

IOM supports HIV/Aids prevention in war-torn S. Sudan

November 2, 2016 (JUBA) – The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) says it is working with vulnerable populations across South Sudan to reduce the risk of transmission of HIV/AIDS, (...)

Sudanese, Italian foreign ministers discuss Libya’s border control

December 2, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour and his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni Friday discussed the situation in the regional situations and especially the (...)

Ethiopia arrests opposition leader after speech at EU parliament

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle December 2, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopian security forces arrested a prominent Ethiopian opposition leader from the troubled Oromia region. Merera Gudina, who is the (...)

S. Sudan commends allies for forcing U.S. to abandon sanctions

December 2, 2016 (JUBA) - South Sudan Friday commended the diplomatic efforts exerted by Russia, China, Egypt, Angola and Venezuela for the diplomatic efforts exerted to convince the United (...)

Last group of POWs released by JEM arrives in Khartoum

December 2, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - The last batch of twenty two Prisoners of War (POWs) from the Sudanese army who were released by the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) has arrived on (...)

SPLM-N calls on Sudan’s opposition to demand ouster of al-Bashir

December 2, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - The rebel Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) has called on the various opposition alliances and youth groups that were engaged in the recent civil (...)

SPLA denies defection of 300 soldiers to rebels

December 2, 2016 (JUBA) - The command of South Sudan army (SPLA) denied on Friday reports that up to 300 soldiers have switched allegiance to the armed opposition forces loyal to former First (...)

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Sudanese and British foreign ministers discuss bilateral relations

December 1, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour Thursday discussed with the British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson ways to develop relations and trade between the two (...)

Machar appoints deputy chairman of armed opposition

December 2, 2016 (JUBA)- South Sudan’s armed opposition leader, Riek Machar has appointed Henry Odwar as deputy chairperson of the rebel movement. Machar speaks on a mobile phone after an (...)

JEM leader fires close aide

December 1, 2016 (KHARTOUM) — The Chairman of Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) Thursday, in an unexpected move, fired one of his aides without explanations, as the group holds consultations (...)

30 teachers arrested in Jonglei state over strike

December 01, 2016 (JUBA) - 30 teachers have been arrested after they protested over delayed wages in South Sudan's Jonglei state. Representatitives of the teachers, county education office in (...)

Sudanese Security continues crackdown on press, journalists strike

December 01, 2016 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) on Thursday has continued its mass confiscation of newspapers print-runs for the successive fourth day, (...)

S. Sudan army denies amassing troops in Equatoria for dry season offensive

December 1, 2016 (JUBA) - The command of South Sudan army (SPLA), denied on Thursday a report by United Nations mission in the country presented to it's Security Council that it had facilitated (...)

U.S. Booth announces exchange programmes with Sudanese universities

December 1, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - U.S. Special Envoy Donald Booth Thursday announced several exchange programmes to strengthen partnerships and collaboration between U.S. and Sudanese universities. (...)



 
 

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