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S. Sudan president accepts unilateral ceasefire, says AU

March 27, 2017 (JUBA)- South Sudan President, Salva Kiir, has accepted to declare a unilateral ceasefire; raising hope that such a move would allow the international community to demand the armed opposition also to cease hostilities in order to (...)

Burkina Faso pulls out of UNAMID in Darfur: FM

March 27, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Burkina Faso has decided to implement a decision it took earlier to withdraw its troops from the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID), said Sudan’s Foreign Minister. A UNAMID peacekeeper from from Burkina (...)

Senior British delegation to arrive in Khartoum for bilateral talks

March 27, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - A senior British delegation will visit Sudan this week to start the second phase of the strategic dialogue between the two countries, said United Kingdom embassy in Khartoum Monday In a press release extended to (...)

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$250m needed to assist S. Sudan refugees in Uganda: U.N

March 27, 2017 (KAMPALA) - The United Nations has warned that Uganda is at a “breaking point” as almost 3,000 refugees fleeing famine and the violence in South Sudan enter the country each day. (...)

IGAD “condemns” South Sudan’s armed groups

March 27, 2017 (JUBA) - Eastern Africa's Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the body that mediated South Sudan 2015 shaky peace agreement, has condemned "proliferation of armed (...)

Burkina Faso pulls out of UNAMID in Darfur: FM

March 27, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Burkina Faso has decided to implement a decision it took earlier to withdraw its troops from the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID), said Sudan’s Foreign (...)

Senior British delegation to arrive in Khartoum for bilateral talks

March 27, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - A senior British delegation will visit Sudan this week to start the second phase of the strategic dialogue between the two countries, said United Kingdom embassy in (...)

S. Sudan president accepts unilateral ceasefire, says AU

March 27, 2017 (JUBA)- South Sudan President, Salva Kiir, has accepted to declare a unilateral ceasefire; raising hope that such a move would allow the international community to demand the armed (...)

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S. Sudan rebels say attacking aid workers “a war crime”

March 26, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese rebels have condemned Saturday’s killing of six aid workers in a remote location of the war-torn country, calling for immediate investigations into the (...)

Saudi and Sudanese air armies stage joint military drills

March 26, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese and Saudi air forces will conduct joint military exercises this week in northern Sudan, Khartoum announced on Sunday. The Sudanese army which has Russian and (...)

IOM offering TB treatment to displaced South Sudanese

March 27, 2017 (BENTIU) - For women like Nyayien, who has lived at the protection of civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu in South Sudan’s Unity state since May 2016, diseases are so rampant that they (...)

Sudan, Chad and France making efforts to free French hostage in Darfur: FM

March 26, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan, Chad and French intelligence are coordinating efforts to find and rescue a French national who has been kidnapped in Chad and taken to an unknown location into (...)

SPLM-N Agar and Arman in S. Kordofan to contain internal political crisis

March 26, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The leaders of Sudan People's Liberation Movement - North (SPLM-N) arrived Saturday in South Kordofan for talks with the political and military leadership members in a (...)

South Sudan rejects participation of non-regional troops in protection force

March 26, 2017 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government has rejected the participation of troops from countries outside the region in the regional protection force The outgoing head of UN. (...)

Sudan opens new humanitarian corridor to deliver aid to South Sudan

March 26, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government on Sunday said it would open a new humanitarian corridor to deliver food assistance to the needy population in South Sudan. Famine was (...)

Sudan affirms al-Bashir’s participation in Arab summit despite calls for his arrest

March 26, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese government Sunday has downplayed calls by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Jordan to meet its obligations towards the International Criminal Court (ICC) and deny (...)

Six aid workers killed in South Sudan, U.N calls for investigation

March 26, 2017 (JUBA) - Six aid workers were on Saturday ambushed and killed in South Sudan, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in the war-torn nation, said. The incident, Eugene Owusu (...)

Sudanese intelligence chief meets CIA and FBI leaders

March 26, 207 (KHARTOUM) - The head of the National Intelligence and Security Services, Mohamed Atta, has visited Washington, DC, in response to an invitation extended by the Director of the (...)

bullet Sunday 26 March 2017
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Ali al-Haj formally elected leader of Sudan’s Islamist opposition party

March 25, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The general conference of the Popular Congress Party (PCP) Saturday has elected Ali al-Haj as the new secretary general of the opposition Islamist party. Also, the (...)

Families of 4 Kenyans jailed in S. Sudan hold vigil in Nairobi

March 26, 2017 (NAIROBI) – About 10 members from the family of four Kenyans jailed in South Sudan held a vigil Saturday in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi to demand for their release. The detained (...)

Museveni vows more efforts to achieve peace in Sudan

March 25, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni Saturday has expressed keenness to exert more effort to achieve peace in Sudan, said Sudan’s State Foreign Minister. Omar al-Bashir (...)

Nuba body demands self-determination for Sudan’s troubled region

March 25, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Nuba Mountains Liberation Council (NMLC), a regional body for the SPLM-North in South Kordofan, has announced its support to Abdel Aziz al-Hliu and endorsed his (...)

S. Sudan rebels distance themselves from Kampala-based faction

March 25, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) have distanced themselves from armed rebel groups who have negotiating with the Juba government in Kampala last week. South (...)

Jonglei state records nearly 100 TB-related cases

March 24, 2017 (BOR) – At least 100 cases of the deadly Tuberculosis disease has been recorded in South Sudan’s Jonglei state over the last eight months, officials at the state health ministry have (...)

SPLM-IO Taban denies abuse of power in Ruweng State

March 25, 2017 (JUBA) – The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) under the leadership of the First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai has accepted the resignation of Ruweng (...)

Policeman killed, 6 injured by unknown gunmen in East Darfur

March 25, 2017 (ED-DAEIN) - A police officer has been killed and six others injured in clashes with unidentified gunmen in the locality of Asalaya, some 60 kilometres west of Ed-Daein, East (...)

U.S. Trump renews national emergency on South Sudan

March 25, 2017 (JUBA) – U.S. President Donald Trump last Thursday has extended the national emergency on South Sudan for another year, citing continuous threat being posed by South Sudan to the (...)

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UNHRC expands mandate of South Sudan human rights monitoring body

March 24, 2017 (JUBA) - The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Friday expanded the mandate of a three-member monitoring and advisory body on transitional justice and accountability (...)

Ali al-Haj expected to be elected Sudan’s PCP leader

March 24, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Popular Congress Party (PCP) is excepted to elect Ali al-Haj as its new leader on Saturday and decide on whether or not they will participate in the National (...)

IGAD leaders convene special summit on Somalia’s refugees

March 24, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) - Heads of State and Government of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and international organisations will meet on Saturday in Nairobi to endorse (...)

Merchant abducted by unknown gunmen in North Darfur

March 24, 2017 (EL-FASHER) - Unidentified gunmen on Thursday evening have abducted a merchant from his home in downtown El-Fasher, the capital of North Darfur state. The brother of the kidnapped (...)

South Sudan denies obstructing humanitarian access

March 24, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government said on Friday it has no plans to prevent humanitarian access to civilians in the conflict-affected areas where assistances are required, (...)

Ruweng governor defects from SPLM-IO Gai faction

March 24, 2017 (JUBA)- The Governor of Ruweng State in South Sudan has shifted a political allegiance from a faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) allied to the (...)




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