Sudan’s NUP leader describes 2015 elections as “nightmare”

July 28, 2014 (Khartoum) – The leader of Sudan’s opposition National Umma Party (NUP), al-Sadiq al-Mahdi, has described the government intention to hold elections in the country under the present circumstances as a “nightmare”. Al-Sadiq al-Mahdi, (...)

S. Sudan rejects call for suspension of new oil contracts

July 28, 2014 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government says it would not relent to recent demands for suspension of all new oil contracts, arguing that such a decision was not in the country’s best interest. South Sudan's oil minister, Stephen Dhieu (...)

No date fixed yet for Machar’s visit to Khartoum: spokesperson

July 28, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The spokesperson for South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar said a date had not yet been determined for a visit to Khartoum by the top leader of the rebel SPLM in Opposition, but confirmed the plan was in existence. (...)

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Thousands facing hunger in S Sudan’s northern Jonglei

July 28, 2014 (MABIOR) – Thousands of people are living with critical food shortages and a lack of health services in the north of South Sudan’s Jonglei state. Women collect food sacks air dropped (...)

South Sudan says it’s ready to resume peace talks with rebels

July 28, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan on Monday expressed readiness to resume peace negotiations with the rebel faction of the SPLM under the leadership of the former vice-president, Riek Machar, (...)

S. Sudan rejects call for suspension of new oil contracts

July 28, 2014 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government says it would not relent to recent demands for suspension of all new oil contracts, arguing that such a decision was not in the country’s best (...)

S. Sudan security arrest N. Bahr el Ghazal youths amid claims of torture

July 28, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudanese security personnel, in collusion with state officials, have allegedly arrested a number of youths in Northern Bahr el Ghazal states, amid reports they were (...)

No date fixed yet for Machar’s visit to Khartoum: spokesperson

July 28, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The spokesperson for South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar said a date had not yet been determined for a visit to Khartoum by the top leader of the rebel SPLM in (...)

Sudan’s NUP leader describes 2015 elections as “nightmare”

July 28, 2014 (Khartoum) – The leader of Sudan’s opposition National Umma Party (NUP), al-Sadiq al-Mahdi, has described the government intention to hold elections in the country under the present (...)

South Sudan rebels launch new membership application form

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle July 28, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The SPLM/A in Opposition said on Monday it has launched new membership and application forms to organise members as part of increased efforts to (...)

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S. Sudan army commander slams sanctions on military officers

July 27, (JUBA) – A top military officer has warned the South Sudanese army (SPLA) not to be deterred by the threat of sanctions, saying it must remain focused on its constitutional duties and (...)

Displaced people stage demonstration in Unity state as flood waters destroy shelters

July 27, 2014 (KAMPALA) – Internally displaced people (IDPs) in South Sudan’s Unity state held a demonstration on Saturday, calling on the UN mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to improve facilities (...)

South Sudan president warns against importing radical Islam

July 27, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has warned against the importation of radical Islam, saying he would not tolerate extremism in religion. “We will not accept this thing, (...)

Armed men storm SCP premises in Khartoum, assault 7 people

July 27, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese Congress Party (SCP) said an unidentified group of armed men had stormed its headquarters in Omdurman on Sunday and assaulted several party members. Leader (...)

S. Sudan’s Kiir signs Yau Yau peace accord into law

July 27, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudanese president, Salva Kiir on Friday signed into law a peace accord recognising the formation of the Greater Pibor administrative area in the country’s largest (...)

S. Sudan earmarks SSP 22m for technical students

July 27, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s council of ministers has allocated SSP 22 million as allowances for students pursing technical courses in four African countries. Over 1,000 students have (...)

Sudanese states ask for federal help to stave off flood effects

July 27, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s River Nile and Sennar states have asked the federal government for assistance to overcome the serious damage caused by heavy rains. Family members rest in the (...)

Ethiopia downplays alleged support for S. Sudanese rebels

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle July 27, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The Ethiopian government on Sunday dismissed allegations that it was providing support to opposition forces led by South Sudanese former (...)

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UN, S. Sudan police to strenghten civilian protection

July 23, 2014 (JUBA) – The new mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) will enable its police and members of South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) address fundamental (...)

S. Sudan expects UN Security Council visit in September

July 26, 2014 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government has announced an expected high-level visit by key members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon (...)

Sudan steps up malaria campaign ahead of rainy season

July 25, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan is stepping up measures to combat the spread of malaria ahead of the upcoming rainy season. A Sudanese woman sits with her two children under a mosquitor bednet at (...)

South Sudan’s Machar welcomes newly appointed UNMISS chief

July 26, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – Former vice-president Riek Machar, who leads a rebel faction of the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement in Opposition has welcomed Ellen Margrethe Loj, the newly (...)

Khartoum and Cairo agree on additional measures to secure joint borders

July 26, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan and Egypt have agreed to promote military coordination in order to protect the countries' joint borders against smuggling rings, as wellas economic and security (...)


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