Cobra faction of ethnic Murle defects from South Sudan government

September 27, 2016 (JUBA) – The Cobra Faction of the armed forces composed of ethnic Murle community based in Pibor county have declared defection and joined opposition forces to fight against the government of President Salva Kiir, accusing him (...)

Two workers killed in West Kordofan’s oil field

September 27, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Two oil workers were killed by a wanted person on Tuesday in Baleela oilfield, West Kordofan state, said official sources. Sudanese oil workers at one of GNPOC fields in South Kordofan (file photo Asawer oil (...)

UNAMID defends use of armoured vehicles inside major towns in South Darfur

September 27, 2016 (NYALA) - An official at the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has justified the use of the mission’s armoured vehicles inside major cities in South Darfur state saying it is aimed to protect the blue helmets (...)


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Kenya, Sudan ink agreement on oil information exchange

Mar 15, 2006 (NAIROBI) — Kenya's Energy Minister Henry Obwacho says the government has already signed a memorandum of understanding with Sudan that will enable the two countries share information (...)

South Sudan’s Machar promises to resolve local conflicts

Mar 15, 2006 (NAIROBI) — Vice-President of the Government of Southern Sudan Riek Machar, has reiterated the government's commitment to resolve local conflicts in southern Sudan. Riek Machar (...)

UN force in South Sudan still running late

Mar 15, 2006 (UNITED NATIONS) — U.N. deployment of a peacekeeping force of nearly 10,000 troops in southern Sudan is still running behind schedule but should be largely completed by the end of (...)

South Sudan investment conference starts in Kenya

Mar 15, 2006 (NAIROBI) — Another southern Sudan investment conference started in Nairobi, Kenya today to explore opportunities for investment in southern Sudan. The investment conference, (...)

Chad says it foiled plot to kill President Deby

Mar 15, 2006 (N'DJAMENA) — Chad said on Wednesday it had foiled a coup attempt by a group of soldiers who had been plotting to shoot down President Idriss Deby's plane. Chadian rebels, former (...)

Ethiopia’s Oromia police say arrest OLF rebels

Mar 15, 2006 (ADDIS ABABA) — The Oromiya police said it has arrested a number of rebels of Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) along with their 1,124 arms and 42 hand grenades. In a press statement to (...)

UN Pronk expresses concern over attack against SSDF convoy

Mar 15, 2006 (KHARTOUM) — Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General to the Sudan, Jan Pronk, has expressed concern over the recent attack to which was subjected a convoy of (...)

Darfur talks - Wealth sharing panel holds Plenary Session

Mar 15, 2006 (ABUJA) — The Wealth Sharing Commission today, Wednesday 15 March 2006, held a Plenary Session, under the chairmanship of its Acting Coordinator, Boubou Niang. The meeting was (...)

South Sudan receives $700 mln in 2005 oil money - official

Mar 15, 2006 (NAIROBI) — Southern Sudan received more than $700 million in oil revenues last year as part of a deal to end more than two decades of civil war in Africa's largest country, an (...)

Watchdog says Ethiopia crackdown due to "deep political divisions"

Mar 14, 2006 (NAIROBI) — Deep political divisions in Ethiopia have fuelled the massive, months-long crackdown on the private press in that country, gutting the print media, promoting rampant (...)

Security situation in Darfur is ’grim’: UN’s Pronk

Mar 15, 2006 (KHARTOUM) — The special UN envoy in Sudan Wednesday described the security situation in west Sudan's Darfur region as "grim" and warned it would deteriorate further if no peace (...)

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Frustration, uncertainty as Eritreans watch Ethiopians along border

Mar 15, 2006 (AROMO, Eritrea) — Ethiopian militiamen rarely emerge from their bunkers, just visible as slits in the hills from Eritrean positions in this rocky, cactus-littered borderland. When (...)

Sudan closes offices of rights group in Darfur

Mar 15, 2006 (EL-GENEINA) — The Sudanese human rights organisation SUDO said on Wednesday the West Darfur authorities had closed down three of its offices because it did not like its work (...)

Libya to host summit on Darfur conflict

Mar 15, 2006 (TRIPOLI) — Libya will host a summit with Egypt in coming days to try to find a regional solution to the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region, an official source in Tripoli said on (...)

WHO reports mass bird deaths in Eritrea

Mar 15, 2006 (ASMARA) — The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday reported massive bird deaths in two regions in Eritrea, two weeks after it warned that the Horn of African nation was at (...)

Chad says it foiled coup attempt by soldiers

Mar 15, 2006 (N'DJAMENA) — Chad's government said on Wednesday it had foiled a coup attempt against President Idriss Deby by some members of the army. Idriss Deby Information Minister Hourmadji (...)

Cholera outbreak stabilizes in Sudan’s Juba, may move north

Mar 15, 2006 (KHARTOUM) — The outbreak of cholera in the cities of Juba and Yei in Southern Sudan has stabilized however there is fear that the epidemic will spread as well as move north, the (...)

Eastern Sudan rebels accuse Khartoum of fomenting tension

Mar 14, 2006 (ASMARA) — Sudanese rebels on Tuesday accused the government of fomenting tension in the eastern part of the country, a restive belt through which an oil pipeline to the country's (...)

White Nile to start Sudan drilling by last quarter of 2006

Mar 14, 2006 (NAIROBI) — UK oil explorer White Nile said on Tuesday it expects to begin drilling its first well in southern Sudan by the last quarter of 2006, despite a dispute with France's Total (...)

South Sudan to set up panels for peace deal mandate

Mar 14, 2006 (JUBA) — The Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Administrative Reform in the government of Southern Sudan has announced the formation of six teams that will set up Comprehensive (...)

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