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March 29, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) - led by Minni Minnawi said they stick to the armed struggle to achieve change in ... Activists and supporters of the armed groups from the western Sudan region slammed the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and the Sudan ...
A thick sandstorm engulfed the Sudanese capital on Thursday, forcing authorities to cancel flights and shut schools in Khartoum and other nearby towns. Children ... Experts warn that Sudan and the region will experience more such storms as climate changes drive temperatures up and destroy fertile soil.

“The international community is slowly developing an evolving strategy of applying pressures to the spoilers of the South Sudanese peace process and those ... Also, the EU has been urged to engage neighboring government by putting pressure on the key countries in the region, notably the financial ...
The family of South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar say they're disappointed in a decision by the East African regional bloc IGAD to impose ... from the eight countries in the bloc also added that Machar should "be allowed to relocate to any country outside the region and not neighbouring South Sudan.
The Associated Press visited one such camp of more than 50,000 people that South Sudan's government ordered closed almost two years ago. It continues to thrive, and officials worry that the rainy season that begins in May will bring more of the militants who have been fighting for more regional autonomy ...
The sanctions included a trade embargo, a freeze on some government assets, and restrictions on Sudanese banks and the ability of foreign banks to do ... from counterterrorism to ending interference in South Sudan to improving the ability of humanitarian groups to access conflict regions in Sudan.

A thick sandstorm engulfed the Sudanese capital on Thursday, forcing authorities to cancel flights and shut schools in Khartoum and other nearby towns. Children ... Experts warn that Sudan and the region will experience more such storms as climate changes drive temperatures up and destroy fertile soil.
During his briefing to the Security Council, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix expressed grave concern over the dire security and humanitarian situation in South Sudan as the situation remains volatile with several violations of the Cessation of Hostilities ...
The Council of Ministers of the regional bloc, Inter Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), has decided to release South Sudan's exiled rebel ... is South Africa, to another location that is not in the region, and that would not be in any proximity with South Sudan,'' Angelina Teny, Machar's wife said, ...
The meeting mainly focused on South Sudan's peace process as well as other regional issues, according to the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Fresh fighting has erupted in several parts of South Sudan as the warring factions prepare for the third round of peace talks in Ethiopia. The South Sudanese ...
HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti and Sudan's Minister of Transportation, Roads and Bridges Makawi Mohamed Awad ... Suakin Port, HE the Minister said, has its advantages and is supporting exports significantly, especially the economies of the African region.
The move comes against the will of the South Sudanese government which sought to convince the IGAD leaders and South Africa to keep Machar confined in Pretoria far from the region. Speaking to Sudan Tribune after the meeting Minister Lomuro criticised the recommendation of the IGAD chief mediator ...
Because what they said is very clear that they will transfer him from where he is now, which is South Africa, to another location that is not in the region, and ... Machar, who has long dominated South Sudanese politics, was an instrumental figure in South Sudan's fight for independence from Sudan, and has ...
South Sudanese, regional and international human rights groups called on the Council members to renew and strengthen the mandate of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan pointing for the importance of its role to achieve justice and to end impunity. "The HRC should also strengthen the ...
Asmara also claimed that Doha provided Sudan with three Mig fighters and funding a joined Sudanese Ethiopian force deployed in Kassala, along the ... in the efforts to achieve security and stability in the region, with the testimony of its neighbours, the United Nations, international and regional partners”.
While these topics will continue throughout the last week in the run-up to the election, opinion writers also discussed Egyptian-Sudanese relations in Wednesday's ... He opined that Egypt-Sudan relations are affected by a wider regional perspective; on the one hand, Saudi Arabian influence and policies of ...
Human Rights Council extends mandates on Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Syria, Iran, South Sudan and Myanmar ..... draft resolution did not hold accountable all parties involved, which aggravated violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, destabilized the region as a whole, ...

In an effort to empower women in the region, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan in Northern Bahr el Gahzal region has handed over two quick impact projects to communities in Aweil town and in the Aweil East area. On Wednesday, the peacekeeping mission's Field Office in Aweil handed over a ...
On 12 April 2017, the Sudanese army declared Darfur a region free of rebellion following the capture of Srounq area, the last SLM-AW stronghold in Jebel Marra. However, the army continued for several months to carry out attacks on rebel pockets in the mountainous area. Jebel Marra, which spans over ...
US sanctions on 15 South Sudanese oil operators will work against efforts to restore peace and stability in the nation, the government said on Thursday. The sanctions, which were announced on Wednesday, will require companies and government bodies to apply for special licences to do business in the ...
The Beja group remains part of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front led by Malik Agar. ... "The best option for the region is the self-rule and allocation of needed resource in line with the diagnosis that the eastern Sudan crisis is the result of political, economic, social and cultural marginalization, against which ...
The South Sudanese government has dispelled reports that it wanted the venue of peace talks with the opposition to be changed from the Ethiopian capital, ... The South Sudan peace process is supported by efforts of the regional IGAD member states, the TROIKA, the EU, China and IGAD Partners Forum.
As well as support in the camps, in 2017 we started a partnership with Gambella General Hospital in the regional capital, the only health facility in the region that can perform surgical operations. There are over 800,000 people in its catchment area, including both refugees and local communities. Overall ...
Some groups, including London-based Save the Rhino, have said in vitro fertilization is probably too late to save the northern white rhino, whose natural habitat in Chad, Sudan, Uganda, Congo and Central African Republic has been ravaged by conflicts in the region. They say the efforts should focus on ...
The South Sudanese leader attributed the cause of being a cash-strapped nation to the war sparked by the power struggle which has ended in a more than four-year conflict with no resolution in sight despite global and regional efforts to salvage the situation, the Sudan Tribune reported. Kiir made his ...
The strongly-worded text is aimed at piling pressure on South Sudan's warring sides as they head into a new round of peace talks in Ethiopia next month to end ... The draft resolution would also renew the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission for a year and maintain a regional force in Juba that was ...
The decision to found the company was made under a Turkish-Sudanese agricultural pact signed in 2014. The bilateral pact aims to ... Under the agreement, around 780,000 hectares in Sudan across five regions were earmarked for investment by Turkish entrepreneurs. Last December, a business forum ...
While the security situation in Sudan's Darfur region remained stable, the causes of the conflict — and their related consequences — were largely ... Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), urged the Council to prevail upon Abdul Wahid al Nur, who leads a faction of the Sudanese Liberation Army, ...
By the time the South Sudanese sun manages to break through Akobo's final layer of foliage, the compound is quiet and the MSF mobile team is already cruising up the Pibor ... Because of the ongoing conflict and resulting displacement, the medical and humanitarian needs in the region are enormous.
Swing arrived in Khartoum on Sunday evening on a three-day visit to discuss issues of migration with the Sudanese officials. ... Swing hailed OSEA initiative to establish the Sudan Centre for Migration Studies, vowing to support and elevate the centre into a regional research and capacity building centre.
The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) must boost efforts to protect civilians against the senseless violence that has plagued the country for over ... for hundreds of thousands of people in desperate need of protection,” said Dr. Joan Nyanyuki, Amnesty International's Regional Director for East Africa, the ...
Their fortunes are tucked away, safely outside of South Sudan's borders, while a war they created rages on, making life hell for the rest of the country's population. .... This move significantly raised the profile of South Sudanese corruption and money laundering, prompting regional and global banks to begin ...
He further demanded the Mission to protect Abyei and its residents against the attacks of the South Sudanese army, urging the UN agencies to conduct their work in a fair manner on both sides of the area. Ownership of Abyei, a border region disputed by Sudan and South Sudan, remained contentious after ...
South Sudan is well into its fifth year of fighting and the conflict, which has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions, shows no signs of ending. "Egypt has been a steadfast supporter of the people of South Sudan in their darkest of hours," said Mayiik Ayii Deng, South Sudanese Cabinet minister in the ...
The meeting discussed a number of regional issues of common interest, particularly the developments in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiations, and the situation in the Horn of Africa region in general, in addition to the demand by South Sudan to join the League of the Arab States.
"JEM hopes that the appointment of Anita will contribute positively to enable the UNIMAD to carry out its mandate by bringing her wealthy experience and knowledge of Sudan to continue support and protect the people in the troubled region of Darfur," said JEM chief negotiator Ahmed Tugod Lissan in a ...
An appellate custody tribunal has ordered the state to grant temporary residency to five residents of Sudan's Darfur region due to what it called an unreasonable delay in processing their asylum requests. The Jerusalem tribunal said it was unacceptable for the state to take more than a year to process ...
The Sudanese army spokesperson said the defence minister reiterated Sudan's keenness to preserve the stability of Egypt and the region adding that Cairo has also to contribute in the regional security. The Sudanese minister pointed to the importance of forming a bloc to protect the regional security in ...
U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters at U.N. headquarters in New York: "Our colleagues in South Sudan are in touch with the South Sudanese authorities to clarify the situation. At this point, the U.N. radio station is still broadcasting." Amid South Sudan's 5-year civil war, which has killed tens of ...
Ethiopia — a country previously considered as a stable regional hegemon, a robust emerging market, and a reliable counter-terrorism partner — is on the ... Despite the facade of US/China collaboration to end the South Sudan civil war, the geopolitical rivalry between these two giants has been pressuring ...
Khartoum and Juba failed to agree on who can participate on in a vote to determine the future of the region. In February 2017, President Omer al-Bashir underscored that Abyei is a Sudanese territory, instructing national authorities to provide its residents with full administrative services including issuance of ...
African leaders in July 2016 have backed the deployment of regional troops to South Sudan after deadly clashes in the capital that interrupted the ... civilians", says UN investigators have identified over 40 South Sudanese military officers who may be responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN — More foreign troops arrived in South Sudan's capital as part of the U.N. Security Council-mandated Regional Protection Force (RFP). But a South Sudanese analyst says the additional peacekeepers will have no impact on the country's deadly conflict if they are not deployed ...
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN —. More foreign troops arrived in South Sudan's capital as part of the U.N. Security Council-mandated Regional Protection Force (RFP). But a South Sudanese analyst says the additional peacekeepers will have no impact on the country's deadly conflict if they are not deployed ...
The conflict in South Sudan is entering its fifth year and the threat of famine is expected to increase in 2018. This will lead to further refugees arriving in neighbouring countries. It is critical to improve the livelihoods, and food security and nutrition of refugees and host communities, in order to achieve ...
But even with food aid, humanitarian workers warn, much of South Sudan could face severe hunger by May. And the U.N. response plan has received less than 4 percent of its 2018 funding. A year ago, South Sudan declared famine in two regions, but international responses checked it. Even if that were ...
Hundreds of women who had recently returned to their villages sat on rocks at the bottom of the mountain as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) made hundreds of piles of essential household items to be distributed to returnees and ...
On Friday 23 February, the SPLM-IO accused the South Sudanese army of preparing to launch new attacks on its positions in Yei River state in South Sudan's Equatoria region. The rebels last week thought the government was preparing to attack their position in Kajo-Kaji, but Monday's attack was on Yei.
Facing an economic crisis at home, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has avoided picking sides in the spat between Gulf powers. But friction with Egypt and divisions in the Gulf have made such flexibility in regional relations more difficult to achieve. There was guarded hope in Khartoum when the U.S. ...
The UN special advisory said peace will be achieved in South Sudan only "if we have concerted regional and international efforts to leave no further options to the South Sudanese leaders to stop and start negotiating." Juma said the situation in South Sudan remains extremely complex and such unhelpful ...


 

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