South Sudan probes Chinese firm amidst hacking allegations

October 24, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudanese authorities have ordered a probe into allegations that Huawei, a private Chinese technological company may have hacked into its systems. South Sudanese information minister Michael Makuei Lueth attends a (...)

Sudan’s dialogue appears to be attempt to reunite Islamists: Attabani

October 24, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The leader of the opposition Reform Now Movement (RNM) called for an inclusive process to end war in Sudan and achieve democratic reforms, saying the current situation surrounding the country's national dialogue (...)

S. Sudanese rebels asked Beijing not to sell weapons to Juba

October 24, 2014 (NAIROBI) – The opposition faction of the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement (SPLM) led by former vice-president, Riek Machar asked the Chinese government to stop selling weapons to president Salva Kiir’s government, an official (...)

Major powers accused of using democracy as means for modern colonialism

October 24, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s former presidential assistant, Nafie Ali Nafie, on Friday accused the major powers of using democracy as a tool for modern colonialism saying they seek to weaken third world countries through slogans of (...)


bullet Friday 24 October 2014

Lakes state military caretaker governor faces legal battle in court

October 22, 2014 (RUMBEK) – A Rumbek North MP has filed a legal case against Lakes state’s military caretaker governor, Maj-Gen Matur Chut Dhuol, claiming he unlawfully confiscated land. Daniel (...)

Bor MP expresses regret over renewed raids on villages

October 22, 2014 (BOR) – A legislator from Jonglei state’s Bor county has described two separate incidents that led to death of one man and the looting of about 200 head of cattle on Tuesday as (...)

bullet Thursday 23 October 2014

Mapel market temporarily closed amid security fears

October 22, 2014 (WAU) – Police in Western Bahr el Ghazal’s Jur River county have announced the temporary closure of Mapel’s main market due to security fears. “The market was closed today (Tuesday) (...)

Sudan’s NEC welcomes international monitoring of 2015 elections

October 22, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The National Election Commission (NEC) on Wednesday welcomed international monitoring of the general elections which are scheduled for April 2015. NEC commissioners (...)

UN envoys accuse South Sudan’s warring parties of committing sexual violence

October 22, 2014 (NEW YORK) – United Nations envoys have accused South Sudan's warring parties of committing sexual violence and perpetuating the suffering of their people on a devastating scale. (...)

Ebola testing centre set up at Wau airport

October 22, 2014 (WAU) – An Ebola testing centre has been set up in South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal state in collaboration with the state health ministry and the United Nations Mission in (...)

UN pledges $10 million for South Sudanese refugees in Sudan

October 22, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The United Nations high commissioner for refugees Antonio Guterres and UN secretary-general’s humanitarian envoy, Abdullah al Matouq, have launched an appeal for help (...)

Religious leader launches initiative to unify Sudan’s opposition forces

October 22, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The leader of the Sudanese Araki-Qadiri sufi sect, Abdalla Ahmed al-Rayah, has launched a new initiative aimed at unifying opposition forces. NCF chairman Farouk Abu (...)

S. Sudan president vows to remove obstacles stalling peace talks

October 22, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, said he would remove obstacles blocking progress in peace talks with the country’s rebel faction under the leadership of former (...)

South Sudanese rebel leadership meets in Nairobi

October 22, 2014 (NAIROBI) – The leadership of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition led by former vice-president Riek Machar is holding a consultative high-level meeting in the (...)

Striking teachers in Jonglei reject 50% bonus

October 22, 2014 (BOR) – Jonglei state employees, including striking teachers, will receive a 50 per cent housing allowance, according to the proposed 2014/15 budget. Teachers in the (...)

bullet Wednesday 22 October 2014

Father of detained S. Sudanese journalist speaks out

October 21, 2014 (JUBA) – Livio Buhara, the father of a detained South Sudanese journalist, broke his silence on Tuesday and demanded that his son, George Livio, be released by security service (...)

E. Equatoria state assembly elects new speaker

October 21, 2014 (TORIT) – Members of parliament in South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria state assembly have elected a new speaker. Eastern Equatoria state governor Louis Lobong Lojore (ST) Tobiolo (...)

S. Sudan rebels deny endorsing Kiir’s party leadership

October 22, 2014 (ARUSHA) – The armed opposition faction of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement has dismissed allegations suggesting the recently signed framework agreement in Arusha, Tanzania, (...)

IGAD chief mediator says South Sudan peace deal is close

October 21, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) says it is now closer than ever before to securing a peace agreement ending the more than 10-month-long (...)

Jonglei budget due to be presented on Wednesday

October 21, 2014 (BOR) – The finance minister of South Sudan’s Jonglei state is expected to present its draft budget for deliberations by MPs on Wednesday. Dano Obongo said an increase of more (...)

South Sudan admits summoning its ambassador from Addis Ababa

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle October 21, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudan's government has unexpectedly recalled its ambassador from Ethiopia in a move an official described as “a normal administrative (...)

Sudan initiates contact with rebel commanders in Darfur

October 21, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government revealed on Tuesday it had been in contact with rebel commanders in Darfur to arrange peace talks with them under the Doha Document for Peace (...)

Sudan received financial support from Saudi Arabia: minister

October 21, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese investment minister, Mustafa Osman Ismail, has revealed that his government received financial support from Saudi Arabia following a recent visit by (...)

N. Bahr el Ghazal parliament approves new cabinet

October 21, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s Northern Bahr el Ghazal state assembly on Tuesday approved cabinet members appointed by the caretaker governor in a decree issued over the weekend. The (...)

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