S. Sudanese rival leaders fail to strike peace deal as rebels insist on reforms

March 5, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir and leader of the rebel faction of the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO), Riek Machar failed to meet the deadline set by regional mediators for the two sides to strike a (...)

Sudan’s opposition to stop peace talks if gov’t insists on holding elections: Arman

March 6, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The secretary general of the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), Yasir Arman, said the opposition will turn its back on peace talks with the government if it insists on holding elections in April. (...)

Sudan continues setting boundaries for newspapers

March 5, 2015 (KHARTOUM) –Sudanese authorities continued to restrict newspapers from publishing stories on social issues as the societal police entered the scene of press restrictions and summoned several journalists to question them on (...)

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Sudan’s opposition to stop peace talks if gov’t insists on holding elections: Arman

March 6, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The secretary general of the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), Yasir Arman, said the opposition will turn its back on peace talks with the (...)

AU inquiry wants Kiir excluded from transitional leadership

March 5, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudanese president, Salva Kiir and those who served government before cabinet was dissolved in July 2013 should not be part of the country’s transitional executive, a (...)

S. Sudanese rival leaders fail to strike peace deal as rebels insist on reforms

March 5, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir and leader of the rebel faction of the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO), Riek Machar failed to meet the deadline set by (...)

Unity state’s rebel governor appoints press secretary

March 4, 2015 (NHIALDIU) – The rebel governor for South Sudan’s Unity state, Brig Gen. Ruai Kuol Jal has appointed Weirial Puok Gatyiel as his press secretary. Jal said the new press secretary (...)

Warrap youth against imposition of sanctions in S. Sudan

March 5, 2015 (JUBA) - The youth union in South Sudan's Warrap state has strongly opposed United Nations call for sanctions on leaders and entities impeding peace. Warrap youth protest against UN (...)

South Sudanese minister signs mining order

March 5, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudan's petroleum and mining minister on Thursday signed an order meant to regulate the extraction of minerals in the world's youngest nation. South Sudan oil (...)

DUP’s vice chairman slams al-Mirghani and son

March 5, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Tensions within Sudan’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) come to forefront after its vice-chairman Ali Mahmoud Hassanein rebuked the party leader Mohammed Osman Mirghani (...)

Sudan continues setting boundaries for newspapers

March 5, 2015 (KHARTOUM) –Sudanese authorities continued to restrict newspapers from publishing stories on social issues as the societal police entered the scene of press restrictions and summoned (...)

South Sudanese MPs reject proposal to dissolve constitution

March 5, 2015 (JUBA) - South Sudanese lawmakers have rejected proposals to have the constitution dissolved, accusing armed opposition leader, Riek Machar of making “impossible” demands. South (...)

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ICC appeals court confirms Banda’s arrest warrant

March 4, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) rejected an appeal by a Darfur former rebel commander and confirmed an arrest warrant against him. (...)

South Sudan condemns deadly clashes in Abyei

March 4, 2015 (JUBA) – The spokesperson for South Sudan’s ministry of foreign affairs, Mawien Makol, said the government is concerned over reports that innocent civilians were killed during an (...)

South Sudanese peace talks hit deadlock as mediators think next move

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle March 4, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – The last round of the peace talks in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, between the two warring parties in South Sudan has come to a standstill (...)

S. Sudan’s FM says sanctions will hamper peace

March 4, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudan's foreign minister, Barnaba Marial Benjamin, said sanctions on the new nation will hamper peace and affect the very ordinary people. South Sudan’s foreign (...)

Bashir says security in Darfur remains top election priority

March 4, 2015 (EL-GENEINA) – Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir has pledged to achieve security in Darfur, and said it is the highest priority in his electoral program. Sudanese president (...)

Sudan’s ruling party to mull Berlin declaration

March 4, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) said on Wednesday it will deeply consider the Berlin declaration signed by the opposition forces to take a stand on it. (...)

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Enough project calls for targeted US sanctions on Sudan gold exports

March 4, 2015 (WASHINGTON) – The United States should move swiftly to impose sanctions on gold produced in Sudan's conflict zones, a think-tank group said. US activist John Prendergast of the (...)

Security Council adopts S. Sudan sanctions ahead of 5 March deadline

March 3, 2015 (WASHINGTON) – The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously adopted a resolution creating a framework for a sanctions regime allowing to punish individuals spoiling (...)

Calls for AU report on South Sudan crimes to be published

March 3, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – Seventy-six South Sudanese and international organisations, mainly from Africa, have reiterated calls for the African Union (AU) to “immediately” publish a report on (...)

S. Sudan’s rival leaders begin direct talks amid calls for tough compromises

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle March 3, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – Leaders of the South Sudan's government and rival factions of the ruling Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement (SPLM) on Tuesday afternoon began (...)

S. Sudan army summons militia leader over child soldiers

March 3, 2015 (JUBA) – A South Sudanese militia leader accused of forcefully abducting hundreds of children in Upper Nile state has been summoned by the army, sources told Sudan Tribune Child (...)


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