African Union renews call for arms embargo on South Sudan

May 23, 2015 (KAMPALA) - The African Union has supported calls for an arms embargo on South Sudan as fighting resumed between its warring parties, in violation of the cessations of hostilities agreement. Soldiers from the South Sudanese army (...)

Sanctions will worsen conflict, president Kiir warns

May 23, 2015 (JUBA) - South Sudan leader, Salva Kiir has cautioned over calls for sanctions, saying it will worsen the country’s ongoing conflict. South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (Photo: Reuters) The warning comes amid renewed military (...)

Bashir heads to Qatar on Sunday, phones Saudi king to offer condolences

May 23, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir will fly to Doha on Sunday for talks with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani. Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir (L) and the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim (...)

Senior SPLM-N delegation concludes visit to Sweden

May 23, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - A senior delegation from the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) Saturday concluded a visit to Sweden announcing it would participate in a hearing about the situation in Sudan at the European (...)

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JEM acknowledges defection of two rebel commanders

May 23, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) Saturday admitted the defection of two commanders who joined the ranks of a splinter faction signatory of the Doha Document for (...)

African Union renews call for arms embargo on South Sudan

May 23, 2015 (KAMPALA) - The African Union has supported calls for an arms embargo on South Sudan as fighting resumed between its warring parties, in violation of the cessations of hostilities (...)

Sanctions will worsen conflict, president Kiir warns

May 23, 2015 (JUBA) - South Sudan leader, Salva Kiir has cautioned over calls for sanctions, saying it will worsen the country’s ongoing conflict. South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (Photo: (...)

South Sudan army accused of killing top Western Equatoria official

May 23, 2015 (JUBA/ADDIS ABABA) - South Sudanese army (SPLA) has been accused of killing based on ethnicity a senior official in Western Equatoria state after soldiers loyal to the administration (...)

Egyptian doctors visit W. Bahr el Ghazal state

May 22, 2015 (WAU) – A team of 12 Egyptian doctors are in South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal state to conduct multiple operations for a week. The doctors, led by Dr. Hisham Labib, are in the (...)

Bashir heads to Qatar on Sunday, phones Saudi king to offer condolences

May 23, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir will fly to Doha on Sunday for talks with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani. Sudanese president Omer Hassan (...)

Sudan says it prevented ICC jurisdiction in crimes against women and children

May 23, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government said that it aborted a move by the European states within the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (Crime (...)

South Sudan army video clip over Melut is misleading: rebel spokesperson

May 23, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – Spokesman for the opposition leader, Riek Machar, said a video clip played on South Sudan TV (SSTV) on Thursday which alleged recorded defeat of the rebels in Melut (...)

Ethiopia set for election, gov’t warns against violence

May 23, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – As the horn of Africa country is preparing to conduct parliamentary elections, the Ethiopian government on Friday warned supporters of contesting parties against any (...)

South Sudan defence and oil ministers visits Melut after rebel attack

May 23, 2015 (JUBA)- South Sudanese defence minister, Kuol Manyang Juuk, on Saturday headed a high level ministerial delegation that paid an inspection visit to Melut town, less than a week after (...)

Senior SPLM-N delegation concludes visit to Sweden

May 23, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - A senior delegation from the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) Saturday concluded a visit to Sweden announcing it would participate in a hearing (...)

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S. Sudan withholds distribution of tractors over funding

May 22, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudan said it will not distribute tractors purchased to be used in the current planting season to bolster food production due to lack of funds. Tractors purchased by (...)

Escalation of fighting worsens suffering of civilians: UN official

May 22, 2015 (JUBA) – Escalation of fighting in recent weeks between South Sudan government forces and its armed opposition has resulted in alarming gross violations of international human rights (...)

South Sudanese gov’t troops accused of gross human rights violations: report

May 23, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudan army (SPLA) forces loyal to president Salva Kiir is accused of carrying out gross human rights abuses including gruesome killings of civilians, abduction (...)

S. Sudan conflict leaves thousands of civilians without food: MSF

May 22, 2015 (JUBA) – Medical charity, the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders, said thousands of civilians in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states have been displaced and (...)

Sudanese Islamists protest against Morsi’s death sentence

May 22, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - Hundreds of Sudanese Islamists staged a demonstration in Khartoum denouncing a recent death sentence against Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi. A man holds a (...)

Western diplomats call for immediate end of fighting in South Sudan

May 22, 2015 (JUBA) – Visiting diplomats to South Sudan’s capital, Juba, have condemned the recent fighting in Unity and Upper Nile states and called on the warring parties to cease hostilities. An (...)

Two US diplomats in Khartoum applaud women tea servers

May 22, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - Two female diplomats at the United States embassy in Khartoum have posted a video message expressing sympathy with the Sudanese women who serve tea on the streets. Two (...)

SPLM-N says it repulsed government attack in Blue Nile

May 22, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) said it repulsed a government attack on Thursday in Kalgo area, 45 km west of the Blue Nile state capital, Ed (...)

S. Sudan rebels claim capture of Mundri town, officials deny

May 22, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – The South Sudanese rebel faction led by former vice president, Riek Machar, claimed their forces have captured Mundri town in Western Equatoria state. Western (...)


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