Sudan condemns Bentiu atrocities, accuses Juba of using Darfur rebels

April 23, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government has denounced the killing of Sudanese nationals after South Sudanese rebels took control of Unity state capital Bentiu earlier this month. Injured civilians are treated at the UNMISS base in (...)

UNMISS denies turning civilians away from Bentiu base

April 23, 2014 (JUBA) – The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has disputed “erroneous” comments by the minister of information that it turned civilians away from its base in Unity state capital Bentiu during recent clashes between government (...)

US says it’s “horrified” by Bentiu massacre amid calls for UNSC sanctions

April 23, 2014 (WASHINGTON) – The White House issued a strongly worded statement on Tuesday condemning the killings that occurred in Bentiu, the capital of South Sudan's Unity state, last week where the death toll is believed to be in the (...)

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Kiir fires army’s chief of general staff amid military setbacks

April 24, 2014 (JUBA) - President Salva Kiir on Wednesday relieved the South Sudanese army's chief of general staff James Hoth Mai, together with the head of military intelligence, Major General (...)

UNMISS denies turning civilians away from Bentiu base

April 23, 2014 (JUBA) – The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has disputed “erroneous” comments by the minister of information that it turned civilians away from its base in Unity state capital (...)

Rebels call on Security Council to investigate charges against UNAMID

April 23, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Rebel groups called on the United Nations Security Council to investigate allegations raised by a former spokesperson of the hybrid mission in Darfur (UNAMID) about (...)

Lawmakers make little headway in reconciling Lakes state’s rival clans

April 23, 2014 (RUMBEK) – A team of Lakes state lawmakers touring eight counties in the capital, Rumbek, say that peace and reconciliation efforts remain challenging, with pastoralist youths in (...)

Sudan expects to increase oil production by the end of this year

April 23, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s minister of oil, Makkawi Mohamed Awad, has announced that the Sufian oilfield in Block 6, which falls under the concession of Petro-Energy Operating Company (...)

US says it’s “horrified” by Bentiu massacre amid calls for UNSC sanctions

April 23, 2014 (WASHINGTON) – The White House issued a strongly worded statement on Tuesday condemning the killings that occurred in Bentiu, the capital of South Sudan's Unity state, last week (...)

S. Sudan president slams regional leaders over reluctance to end rebellion

April 23, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has expressed disappointment with the way regional leaders are responding to his pleas for help to end the country’s nearly (...)

Sudan condemns Bentiu atrocities, accuses Juba of using Darfur rebels

April 23, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government has denounced the killing of Sudanese nationals after South Sudanese rebels took control of Unity state capital Bentiu earlier this month. (...)

Darfuri traders in Wau stage peaceful protest after Bentiu killings

April 23, 2014 (WAU) – More than 1,000 citizens from Sudan's western Darfur region residing in Wau, the capital of Western Bahr el Ghazal state in South Sudan, staged a peaceful demonstration on (...)

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South Sudan rebels claim capture of Renk as military, MPs issue denial

April 23, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA/JUBA) – Conflicting reports emerged on Wednesday evening as rebels loyal to former vice-president Riek Machar claimed to have seized control of Renk in Upper Nile (...)

NCP confirms Bashir can run for president in 2015

April 22, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The ruling National Congress Party (NCP) has reaffirmed that its rules do not prevent president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir from running in upcoming elections. Sudanese (...)

AU condemns latest ethnic violence in South Sudan

April 22, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The African Union (AU) has condemned the latest round of violence in South Sudan’s Unity and Jonglei states in which hundreds of civilians were killed in apparent (...)

S. Sudan army says it repulsed multiple rebel attacks

April 22, 2014 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese army (SPLA) said on Tuesday that it had repulsed rebel fighters under the leadership of former vice-president Riek Machar from attempting to extend their (...)

S. Sudan rebels say forces are on “rescue mission” to Bor

April 22, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudanese rebels loyal to the former vice-president, Riek Machar, said their forces are on a rescue mission to Bor town, the capital of Jonglei state, which was (...)

AU commission of inquiry members visit S. Sudan

April 22, 2014 (JUBA) – Members of the African Union Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate cases of human right abuses committed during the violence in South Sudan have undertaken their (...)

Sudanese government, SPLM-N resume peace talks in Addis Ababa

April 22, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Peace talks between the Sudanese government and the rebel Sudanese People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) have resumed in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on (...)

Sudan’s parliament ready for direct talks with US Congress, says speaker

April 22, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The speaker of the Sudanese parliament, Al-Fatih Izz Al-din, has expressed readiness of the National Assembly to engage in direct talks with the United States Congress (...)

Mediators delay South Sudan peace talks: rebels

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle April 22, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – A new round of peace talks between the South Sudanese government and rebels led by former vice-president Riek Machar has been adjourned, a rebel (...)

S. Sudan army admits Machar forces are in control of Mayom county

April 22,2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan government admitted on Tuesday that its forces had lost control of Unity state's Mayom county to anti-government rebels led by the country's former (...)

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JEM-Dabajo threatens to denounce peace agreement over rifts within the group

April 21, 2014 (KHARTOUM) - The former rebel Justice and Equality Movement led by Bakheit Abdallah Abdel-Karim alias Dabajo (JEM-Dabajo) threatened to scrap a peace deal signed with the (...)


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Who was behind the killing of civilians in Bor? 2014-04-22 06:50:43 By Peter Gai Manyuon "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death", from unknown author. (...)

Embracing victimhood to celebrate victimisation 2014-04-22 06:28:12 By Juliana Bol April 21, 2014 - It was a bit disturbing to hear news of our citizens in the IDP camps (where they are seeking protection and shelter) celebrating the recapture of Bentiu -in (...)

South Sudan: Revenge Killings is not the basis for building a modern nation 2014-04-21 05:39:31 By Steve Paterno April 20, 2014 - The theme of this article develops as a result of my extensive research and writings on a culture of revenge killings among South Sudanese communities, (...)


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