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 (...)

JEM rebels says ready for POWs swap

April 1, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - Darfur’s rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) on Wednesday has expressed readiness to release prisoners of war (POWs) within the framework of the Sa’ihoon initiative. Rebel fighters from the Justice and Equality (...)

Sudan says role in Yemen campaign aimed at defending the Two Holy Mosques

March 31, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s president Omer Hassan al-Bashir said they participated in the Saudi-led military campaign against Yemen’s Huthis in order to “repulse the aggression against the Two Holy Mosques”. Sudanese President Omer Hassan (...)

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S. Sudan army introduces public service vehicles on Juba-Nimule road

March 17, 2015 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese army (SPLA) announced on Monday the introduction of 20 public service vehicles along the 192km road that links the capital, Juba, to the Ugandan border (...)

W. Bahr el Ghazal signs construction deal with China

March 17, 2015 (WAU) – The government of South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal state signed on Tuesday a memorandum of understanding with China Road and Bridge Cooperation Company. Under the deal, (...)

S. Sudan vows to address alarming fuel shortage

March 17, 2015 (JUBA) - South Sudan vowed Tuesday to address the fuel shortage affecting the nation amid the dwindling hard currency reserves and a struggling economy. Motorcycles line up for (...)

Sudanese security forces political detainee to undergo eye surgery: family

March 17, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - Family of the detained politician and former member of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP), Farah Agar, said authorities forced him to undergo an eye surgery (...)

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S. Sudan’s president says sanctions will escalate war

March 16, 2015 (JUBA) – Threats by the United Nations to impose sanctions on South Sudanese leaders could further escalate the country's conflict, president Salva Kiir has warned. South Sudanese (...)

African mediators due to convene Sudan’s dialogue preparatory meeting shortly

March 16, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government and opposition groups are expected to meet during the last weekend of March to discuss ways to hold a national dialogue process aiming to (...)

AU commission dismisses leaked draft report on S. Sudan crimes

March 16, 2015 (JUBA) – The chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has expressed concerns over the recent circulation of what is purported to be the draft report of (...)

S. Sudan army capture rebel-held town in Upper Nile

March 16, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA/JUBA) – The South Sudanese army (SPLA) said it regained more territory from the rebels on Monday when it claimed to have recaptured another town in Upper Nile state, (...)

British envoy concerned by rebel attacks on civilians in S. Kordofan

March 17, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The British Ambassador to Sudan, Peter Tibber, Monday condemned attacks on civilians by the fighters of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement -North (SPLM-N) in South (...)

Bashir pardons five Darfur rebel figures sentenced to death

March 16, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir issued a decree pardoning five convicts from the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) who belong to the faction which signed (...)

Judge in trial of Sudan opposition leaders admits rebel statement as evidence

March 16, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The judge in the trial of opposition leader, Farouq Abu Issa and a prominent rights activist, Amin Mekki Madani has agreed to admit a statement issued by the rebel (...)

Sudan’s NCP accused of using gov’t organs to hamper poll boycott campaign

March 16, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese opposition accused the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) of exploiting government bodies, including the police and security services, to obstruct its (...)

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South Sudan’s rival forces trade accusations over renewed fighting

March 16, 2015 (JUBA) – Rival forces loyal to South Sudanese president Salva Kiir and former vice president, Riek Machar, have traded accusations over responsibility for initiating and (...)

Rival South Sudan forces clash in Upper Nile town

March 15, 2015 (KAMPALA) – Clashes occurred in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state on Sunday between pro-government forces and its armed opposition groups, with the latter claiming to have regained (...)

Eritrean rebels attack government facility in Asmara

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle March 15, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – An Eritrean opposition group has reportedly raided a government owned garage facility in the capital Asmara. Eritrean National Salvation Front (...)

Refugee group sounds alarm bell over humanitarian situation in S. Sudan

March 15, 2015 (WASHINGTON) – Refugees International (RI) has warned of the dire humanitarian situation in the war-ravaged South Sudan unless donors scale up the humanitarian response ahead of the (...)

Bashir invited to Asia-Africa summit in Indonesia next month

March 15, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir received an invitation to participate in the Asia-Africa summit which will take place in Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta next (...)

Sudanese court dismisses challenge to DUP’s participation in elections

March 15, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – A court in Khartoum has dismissed on Sunday an appeal filed by leading figures at the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) against legality of registering the party to (...)

Two killed in clashes between RSF, armed bandits in South Darfur

March 15, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Two people were killed in clashes that occurred on Sunday between the Rapid Support Force (RSF) and an armed group. A Sudanese military tank is stationed near a (...)

SPLM-N calls for separation of humanitarian issues from political process

March 15, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudan people's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) said on Sunday it would only participate in the national dialogue preparatory meeting if it is held before (...)


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Seventy-six organizations call for publication of AU Inquiry Report as deadline for peace passes 2015-03-07 05:04:51 6 March 2015: FOR Immediate Release SOUTH SUDAN: The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) should immediately consider, publish and disseminate the final report of the Commission (...)

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