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Kenya advises its nationals against travelling to conflict areas in South Sudan

February 21, 2018 (JUBA) — The Kenyan foreign ministry Wednesday advised its nationals against travel to several areas in the troubled South Sudan after the release of two pilots held in rebel areas for more than six weeks. The rare travel (...)

Sudan’s ruling party sacks presidential aide

February 21, 2018 (KHARTOUM) — The ruling National Congress Party (NCP) chaired by President Omer Hassan al-Bashir has dismissed his deputy in the party and presidential assistant Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid on Wednesday. Presidential Assistant, (...)

Sudan to tighten punishment for gold smugglers

February 21, 2018 (KHARTOUM) The Sudanese Presidency on Wednesday has formed a committee to introduce strict measures against gold and money smuggling. Sudan, which has 6,780 kilometres of borders with seven countries, suffers from the (...)

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South Sudan president warns police against abuse of power

February 21, 2018 (JUBA)- South Sudanese president has warned security service officials against abuse of power pointing that the sector was a service institution subordinate to a civilian (...)

S. Sudan’s Kiir in Kampala for Heads of State summit

February 21, 2018 (KAMPALA) – South Sudan President Salva Kiir is in Kampala, Uganda to attend the 19th ordinary summit of the East Africa heads of states on Thursday. South Sudan's Salva Kiir and (...)

Sudan accuses UNAMID of hiding Mission staff accused of sexual assault

February 21, 2018 (KHARTOUM) The Special Prosecutor of Darfur Crimes Al-Fatih Mohamed Tayfor has accused the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) of hiding Mission staff involved in (...)

Sudan’s ruling party sacks presidential aide

February 21, 2018 (KHARTOUM) — The ruling National Congress Party (NCP) chaired by President Omer Hassan al-Bashir has dismissed his deputy in the party and presidential assistant Ibrahim Mahmoud (...)

Egypt says ready to enhance security in South Sudan

February 20, 2018 (CAIRO) – The Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday expressed his country’s readiness to expend all efforts aimed at enhancing security and stability in war-torn (...)

Sudan to tighten punishment for gold smugglers

February 21, 2018 (KHARTOUM) The Sudanese Presidency on Wednesday has formed a committee to introduce strict measures against gold and money smuggling. Sudan, which has 6,780 kilometres of (...)

Sudan’s VP says IDPs returning to their villages in Darfur

February 21, 2018 (KHARTOUM) Sudan’s Vice-President Hassabo Abdel-Rahman said large numbers of refugees and internally displaced Persons (IDPs) have returned to their areas of origin following the (...)

Kenya advises its nationals against travelling to conflict areas in South Sudan

February 21, 2018 (JUBA) — The Kenyan foreign ministry Wednesday advised its nationals against travel to several areas in the troubled South Sudan after the release of two pilots held in rebel (...)

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Kenyan pilots freed after paying compensation: rebel official

February 21, 2018 (JUBA) - The Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) led by the former First Vice President Riek Machar, Wednesday, confirmed the release of two Kenyan pilots (...)

Sudanese government uses political detainees as hostages: NUP

February 20, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The National Umma Party (NUP) accused the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) of using the political detainees as hostages to prevent the Sudanese (...)

South Sudan opposition blames government for failure to reach peace deal

February 20, 2018 (JUBA) - The coalition of nine opposition groups said a peace agreement could have been reached during the first round of the second phase of the revitalization forum if the (...)

UN official hails security improvement in Darfur

February 20, 2018 (KHARTOUM) The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, has praised improvement of security situation in Darfur region (...)

South Sudanese official in Egypt for bilateral talks

February 20, 2018 (JUBA) - A South Sudanese official is in Cairo, Egypt for bilateral talks with the authorities in the North African country. Egypt's assistant minister of Foreign Affairs for (...)

Turkey again denies plans to establish military base in Sudan’s Suakin

February 20, 2018 (KHARTOUM) The Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Cavusoglu has reiterated denial that his country intends to establish a military naval base on Sudan’s Red Sea coast island of (...)

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Partial release of political detainees intends to divide Sudanese opposition: Abu Issa

February 19, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The head of the Sudanese opposition coalition National Consensus Forces (NCF) Farouk Abu Issa, Monday described the release of some detainees and the retention of (...)

South Sudan government denies giving food to returnees

February 19, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan government has denied reports that it supplies food and free transport to refugees returning from neighboring Uganda upon their arrival to the war-torn (...)

Egypt’s Nilesat stops Radio Dabanga satellite broadcasts

February 19, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Radio Dabanga has been taken off air by the Egyptian satellite operator Nilesat since Sunday, according to a statement issued by the Sudanese independent radio (...)

South Sudan rebels release two Kenyan pilots

February 19, 2018 (MALAKAL) - South Sudanese rebels have released the two Kenyan pilots in their custody after receiving compensation for the family of a civilian killed when their plane crashed (...)

UNAMID starts building new base in Jebel Marra

February 19, 2018 (KHARTOUM) The hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) on Monday has circulated photos of preliminary establishments at its new base in Golo area, Central Darfur State. (...)

Emir of Qatar receives message from Sudan’s al-Bashir

February 19, 2018 (KHARTOUM) The Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir on Monday sent a written letter to Qatar’s Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani. According to the Qatari news agency QNA, the (...)

Juba calls to allow president to remove ministers of interim cabinet

February 19, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan government Monday said it was facing difficulties with the peace agreement as the President who appoints the ministers of the transitional cabinet does not (...)

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200,000 S. Sudanese refugees expected in Sudan in 2018: UN

February 18, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – About 200,000 South Sudanese refugees are expected in Sudan in 2018, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a report. (...)

Sudanese government releases dozens of political detainees

February 18, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese authorities Sunday released dozens of activists and political detainees almost from the National Umma Party (NUP) while have kept in jail the leaders (...)

Security meeting for three Darfur states to be held next month: governor

February 18, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Governor of Central Darfur State Ja’afar Abdel-Hakam Sunday said a security forum bringing together security committees of North, South and Central Darfur would be (...)

Agar, al-Hilu fighters clash again in Blue Nile: spokesperson

February 18, 2018 (KHARTOUM) The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N Agar) led by Malik Agar said its fighters in the Blue Nile have been attacked by forces belonging to the SPLM-N (...)

Sudan, Germany discuss bilateral relations

February 18, 2018 (KHARTOUM) Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour has discussed with the German State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office Walter Lindner ways to promote bilateral (...)

South Sudan objects dissolution of security sector: minister

February 18, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan government has rejected dissolution of the security sector for it to be reconstituted and transformed into a national and professional army, claiming its (...)

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Abolish law on death penalty, body tells S. Sudan MPs

February 17, 2018 (JUBA) - The Centre for Peace and Justice (CPJ), a South Sudanese human rights body, has urged lawmakers the raise a motion calling for abolition of the death penalty from the (...)

Arrest of opposition leaders wouldn’t resolve Sudan’s crisis: envoy

February 17, 2018 (KHARTOUM) The British Ambassador to Sudan, Michael Aron said the detention of opposition leaders and activists without charges or trial wouldn’t resolve the Sudanese crisis. (...)

S. Sudan’s Kiir sacks police chief, governors

February 17, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan President, Salva Kiir on Friday removed the country’s police chief as well as two state governors. South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (AFP) Kiir’s directive (...)




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