AUHIP suspends Sudan’s pre-dialogue meeting in Ethiopia

April 1, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) announced that it has indefinitely suspended the pre-dialogue preparatory meeting that was scheduled to take place this week after the government and its (...)

Bashir announces that Sudanese planes are pounding Houthi targets in Yemen

April 1, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir announced today that the country's air force swung into action as part of the Saudi-led coalition against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. Undated Al-Arabiya TV (...)

US president declares South Sudan conflict a national security threat

April 1, 2015 (JUBA) - President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, on Tuesday signed executive order number13664 to deal with the ongoing crisis in South Sudan, saying the raging civil war poses a threat to US national security and (...)

S. Sudan minister claims joining ICC unnecessary

April 1, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s justice minister has maintained the country’s courts are competent to try war crimes and human rights abuses, saying joining the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) was unnecessary. Photo shows the (...)


bullet Friday 27 March 2015

Sudan sets up alternative flight routes after closure of Yemeni airspace

March 26, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The civil aviation authorities in Sudan said on Thursday that it had set up contingency plans which enables airlines from the Middle East and the Gulf region take (...)

S. Sudan downplays defection of top youth leader

March 26, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudan has downplayed the significance of the defection of a top youth leader to the country’s rebel faction led by former vice-president Riek Machar amid concerns (...)

Calls for Lakes state MPs to face court or be released

March 25, 2015 (RUMBEK) – The families of two Lake state MPs detained for more than five months have renewed calls for their release. Marik Nanga Marik and Isaac Makur Buoc, who represent Rumbek (...)

Sole hospital in Jonglei Twic East county burns to the ground

March 25, 15 (BOR) – The only hospital in Jonglei state’s Twic East county was destroyed on Tuesday after a fire broke out. Jonglei state's Twic East county has lost its only hospital after it (...)

Sudanese army says ground troops to join Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

March 26, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese army said on Thursday that its troops are heading to unspecified areas in Saudi Arabia to participate in the Saudi-led military action against Shiite (...)

SPLM-N holds S. Sudan’s gov’t responsible for the death of senior officer

March 26, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) has held the South Sudan’s government responsible for the death of a senior rebel officer who died in Juba jail. (...)

South Sudan parliament authorises government to borrow $500 million

March 26, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s national legislative assembly has authorised the ministry of finance to negotiate a loan of half a billion US dollars in a special sitting on Wednesday. (...)

bullet Thursday 26 March 2015

Khartoum says participation in pre-dialogue meeting contingent upon inviting 7+7

March 25, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The national dialogue spokesperson on Wednesday blamed the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) for excluding the government parties from participating (...)

S. Sudan president threatens to order army to pursue rebels

March 25, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudanese president Salva Kiir said he will no longer tolerate rebels carrying out attacks on government positions, threatening to order his troops to pursue rebel (...)

South Sudan rebels say government forces are continuing with offensive

March 25, 2015 (BENTIU-MAYO) – Rebel forces loyal to former vice-president Riek Machar said government troops and their foreign allies have continued with their dry season offensive against (...)

Sudan confirms participation in regional military campaign against Yemen’s Houthi

March 26, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese foreign minister Thursday confirmed the reported military participation led by the Saudi Arabia on the Shiite Houthi militants who control the (...)

Former NBeG deputy speaker warns against parliamentary dissolution

March 25, 2015 (JUBA) – The former deputy speaker of South Sudan's Northern Bahr el Ghazal state legislative assembly warned on Tuesday that any move to open the legislature without the approval (...)

W. Bahr el Ghazal legislative assembly reopens after nine-month recess

March 25, 2015 (WAU) – Western Bahr el Ghazal state’s legislative assembly reopened on Wednesday following a nine-month recess, with governor Rizik Zackaria Hassan urging MPs to cooperate with (...)

Top South Sudan youth leader defects to rebels

March 25, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – A top South Sudanese youth leader has declared his defection to the rebel faction of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO) led by former vice-president (...)

INTERVIEW: Sudan, London in talks to improve bilateral ties: envoy

March 25, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The United Kingdom’s ambassador to Khartoum Peter Tibber has acknowledged differences between his country and Sudan but revealed that the two nations started a dialogue (...)

Death toll from South Darfur tribal clashes continues to rise

March 25, 2015 (NYALA) – The number of victims from last Sunday’s deadly tribal clashes between the Falata and Salamat tribes in South Darfur has risen to 37, with dozens of others wounded. A (...)

bullet Wednesday 25 March 2015

S. Sudan says leaked African Union report lacks credibility

March 25, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudan said on Wednesday it would make no official comment on the leaked report of the African Union (AU) commission of inquiry because the former had already disowned (...)

Rumbek authorities direct commissioners to end cycle of revenge attacks

March 19, 2015 (RUMBEK) – Authorities in Lakes state capital Rumbek have instructed county commissioners to take immediate action to end ongoing revenge attacks between pastoralist youth. The (...)

Turabi’s PCP declines to take part in pre-dialogue meeting

March 24, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The opposition Popular Congress Party (PCP) declined to take part in the national dialogue preparatory meeting saying they reject any foreign involvement in the (...)

UNSC calls for comprehensive steps to end S. Sudan conflict

March 24, 2015 (NEW YORK) – Members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) have reiterated their strong condemnation of the repeated violation of the ceasefire agreement by South Sudan’s (...)

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