UNSC extends UNAMID mandate for another year, dampens Sudan hope of troops drawdown

June 29, 2015 (WASHINGTON) – The United Nations Security Council on Monday extended for 12 months the mandate of the African Union United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and tied the exit strategy to the progress in the security and (...)

South Sudanese army and rebels contest control of Farajalla in Western Bahr el Ghazal state

June 29, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudanese government on Monday said they repulsed attack by rebels on Farajalla town, about 36km from the state capital of Western Bahr el Ghazal, Wau, but opposition forces said they were in full control of the area (...)

S. Sudan rebels claim control of Leer town in Unity state

June 29, 2015 (KAMPALA) -South Sudanese rebels’ allied to former vice president, Riek Machar claimed their forces have regained control of Leer county in Unity state from pro government troops. Thousands of people wait for food aid in the hot sun (...)

South Africa says it will appeal high court ruling on Bashir

June 29, 2015 (WASHINGTON) –South Africa will file an appeal to a ruling handed down by a local court this month that accused the government of violating the constitution by not arresting Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir during his (...)

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Sudanese security apparatus seizes copies of two newspapers

June 18, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) seized print runs of al-Tayar and al-Jareeda newspapers on Thursday without stating reasons. Members of Sudanese (...)

US lobby and rights groups urge Obama to impose sanctions on South Sudan

June 18, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – US-based powerful lobby and human rights organizations have filed a petition with US president, Barrack Obama, urging his administration to impose targeted sanctions (...)

Jonglei state governor reiterates call for peace

June 17, 2015 (BOR) – The governor of Jonglei state, John Kong has urged lawmakers and stakeholders to strengthen efforts to restore unconditional peace among citizens. Caretaker governor of (...)

Activist urges Security Council’s unity over renewal of UNAMID mandate

June 18, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - A Sudanese human rights activist called upon the United Nations Security Council to stand firm by the innocent civilians in Darfur and renew the mandate of the United (...)

Warrap parliament extends governor’s mandate, despite street protests

June 18, 2015 (JUBA) - Members of parliament in Warrap state on Thursday approved a motion, which was last week tabled before the assembly requesting the amendment of the state constitution so as (...)

S. Sudan’s rebel leader writes to UN chief over “shortcomings” in IGAD proposal

June 18, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudan’s former vice-president, Riek Machar, who leads an armed opposition faction against president Salva Kiir’s government, has written to the United Nations (...)

Ethiopia defends S. African position over attempts to arrest Sudanese President

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle June 18, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Thursday defended the rejection of the South African government to arrest and hand over Sudanese (...)

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South Sudan’s PLP calls for renegotiation of IGAD power sharing proposal

June 17, 2015 (WAU) - Leader of the newly established People’s Liberal Party (PLP) in South Sudan, Peter Mayen Majongdit, said a power-sharing proposal revealed by the East African regional bloc (...)

Rumbek market closes for three days amid traders protest

June 17, 2015 (RUMBEK) - Traders in Rumbek, capital of Lakes state, have gone on strike following the killing of Sudanese trader last Sunday by unknown gunmen. The shops in Rumbek market have (...)

Warrap state extension of gubernatorial term sparks street protest

June 17, 2015 (JUBA) - A bid by Warrap state government in South Sudan, home to president Salva Kiir, to extend the term in office of governor Nyandeng Malek, has sparked street protest amid (...)

US announces additional $133m for displaced S. Sudanese

June 17, 2015 (JUBA) – The United States on Wednesday announced $133 million additional humanitarian assistance for South Sudanese displaced by the 18-month old conflict at a conference held in (...)

MPs extend mandate of W. Bahr el Ghazal governor

June 17, 2015 (WAU) – The governor of South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal state, Rizik Zakariah Hassan has been granted three additional years in power by lawmakers. Western Bahr el Ghazal (...)

IMF approves of Sudan economic reform policies

June 17, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) gave its blessings to the economic reforms carried out by the Sudanese government, an official here said today. IMF headquarters in (...)

South Sudan rebels deny link to detained youth in W. Bahr el Ghazal

June 17, 2015 (JUBA) - South Sudanese rebel fighters in Western Bahr el Ghazal state denied on Tuesday any link to youth arrested by the state authorities allegedly on the ground that they were (...)

Darfur’s NLPJ to withdraw from Sudan’s federal cabinet

June 17, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - Darfur’s National Liberation and Justice Party (NLJP) led by Tijani al-Sissi on Wednesday has decided to suspend its political partnership with the ruling National (...)

Sudanese army repels attack by rebel faction in West Darfur: spokesperson

June 17, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - June 17, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Armed Forces (SAF) said its troops repulsed an attack by unnamed rebel group against its positions in Silai’a area, 64km north of West (...)

South Sudan president rejects new IGAD proposal

June 17, 2015 (JUBA)- South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has reiterated his rejection of a new peace proposal by Intergovernmental Authority on development (IGAD) mediators, aiming to end the (...)

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S. Sudan criticises NGOs over calls for sanctions, arms embargo

June 16, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudan has criticised recent calls for sanctions by non-governmental entities, describing it as “disincentive” for achieving peace in the young nation. The UN Security (...)

European MP calls to support peace and democratic reform in Sudan

June 16, 2015 (PARIS) - A member of the European Union Parliament called to reconsider the Khartoum Process on human trafficking in a way to support peace and democratic reforms in the Horn of (...)

Thugs steal $147,000 from aid agency in Jonglei

June 16, 2015(BOR) – Unknown thugs broke into offices of the Food Security Program (JFSP) in South Sudan’s Jonglei state on Monday and stole $147,000, an official said. Funded by the United States (...)


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