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Sudan blames UNISFA for Abyei's bloody violence

January 23, 2020 (KHARTOUM/JUBA) - Sudan's Sovereign Council Thursday denounced the failure of UNISFA forces to protect civilians in Abyei after two clashes that resulted in the death of over 30 people Three people were killed after a clash between Dinka Ngo
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Sudan blames UNISFA for Abyei's bloody violence

January 23, 2020 (KHARTOUM/JUBA) - Sudan's Sovereign Council Thursday denounced the failure of UNISFA forces to protect civilians in Abyei after two clashes that resulted in the death of over 30 people Three people were killed after a clash between Dinka Ngok and Misseriya in Kolom, near Noong, about nine kilometres North-West of Abyei town on Monday on 20 January. In a revenge attack, a large number of Misseriay armed men attacked Kolom on Wednesday 22 January killing 32 people (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY, Abyei

Sudan postpones extension of state of emergency

January 23, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Sovereign Council has postponed the extension of the state of emergency in the country for further consultations. Mohamed al-Faki, the Council's member and spokesman announced the postponement after a meeting they h
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Sudan postpones extension of state of emergency

January 23, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Sovereign Council has postponed the extension of the state of emergency in the country for further consultations. Mohamed al-Faki, the Council's member and spokesman announced the postponement after a meeting they held on Thursday. «We have postponed the decision on the extension of the state of emergency for further consultations,» he said before to stress «We did not make a decision». He added that the meeting asked the Council's Chairman Abdel (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY

Nuer girls courtship: Was there guided freedom of girls?

By James Gatdet Dak January 23, 2020 --- First, please excuse my social or cultural story on previous freedom of Nuer girls, in case it doesn't prescribe to your lifestyle! I hope some young people may want to read it and learn some cultural aspects from it
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Nuer girls courtship: Was there guided freedom of girls?

By James Gatdet Dak January 23, 2020 --- First, please excuse my social or cultural story on previous freedom of Nuer girls, in case it doesn't prescribe to your lifestyle! I hope some young people may want to read it and learn some cultural aspects from it. Let me also note that this is not an academic work. It is mainly based on my own observations as a participant in the Nuer culture. I also beg or admonish that any public comment on this story should be respectful and free from (...) - Comment & Analysis

Saudi Arabia reiterates calls for Sudan removal from terror list

January 22, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Saudi Arabia has renewed its support for Sudan's removal from the US. list of State Sponsors of Terrorism (SST), as the economic crisis deepened in the impoverished country. U.S. Special envoy to Sudan was Wednesday in Riyadh o
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Saudi Arabia reiterates calls for Sudan removal from terror list

January 22, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Saudi Arabia has renewed its support for Sudan's removal from the US. list of State Sponsors of Terrorism (SST), as the economic crisis deepened in the impoverished country. U.S. Special envoy to Sudan was Wednesday in Riyadh on Wednesday where he discussed ways to support Sudan with Saudi Minister of State for African Affairs Ahmad bin Abdulaziz Qattan. Following the meeting, the official Saudi TV reported that Qattan asked Booth to remove Sudan from its list (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY

Sudanese army, Red Cross renew deal to teach humanitarian law

January 22, 2020 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Wednesday renewed an agreement to teach International Humanitarian Law (IHL) to its troops. Several international conventions stipulate th
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Sudanese army, Red Cross renew deal to teach humanitarian law

January 22, 2020 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Wednesday renewed an agreement to teach International Humanitarian Law (IHL) to its troops. Several international conventions stipulate that governments have the obligation to teach their armies to observe the rules of international humanitarian law. The Red Cross used to offer its assistance to the armed forces to disseminate the principles of international humanitarian (...) - News

Dozens killed in tribal attacks in disputed Abyei area

January 22, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - More than twenty people were killed in the disputed area of Abyei after tribal attacks by Misseriya armed men on a Dinka Ngok village, according to the UN peacekeeping mission (UNISFA) and local leaders. «19 people are rep
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Dozens killed in tribal attacks in disputed Abyei area

January 22, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - More than twenty people were killed in the disputed area of Abyei after tribal attacks by Misseriya armed men on a Dinka Ngok village, according to the UN peacekeeping mission (UNISFA) and local leaders. «19 people are reportedly dead and 25 wounded while three children are reportedly missing and 19 houses burnt from the Dinka community,» said UNISFA on Wednesday. The Mission Spokesman Daniel Adekera told Sudan Tribune that the two sides had already clashed (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY

SPLM-IO official rubbishes South Africa's proposal on South Sudan states' issue

January 22, 2020 (ADDIS ABABA) - The Deputy Representative of South Sudan armed opposition movement (SPLM IO) in Tanzania, Ambassador Peter O. Kleto Aharanya, has criticized the Deputy President of South Africa David Mabuza's proposal to refer the issue of th
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SPLM-IO official rubbishes South Africa's proposal on South Sudan states' issue

January 22, 2020 (ADDIS ABABA) - The Deputy Representative of South Sudan armed opposition movement (SPLM IO) in Tanzania, Ambassador Peter O. Kleto Aharanya, has criticized the Deputy President of South Africa David Mabuza's proposal to refer the issue of the number of states and their boundaries to the court of Arbitration. David Mabuza, the Deputy President of South Africa after failing to have the parties agree to the number of states propose to refer the matter to the African Court on (...) - News

CTSAMVM faults South Sudan govt for welcoming splinter general

January 21, 2020 (JUBA) - South Sudan's ceasefire monitoring body blamed the government army for welcoming a splinter general in Maiwut last year saying the move was against the spirit of peace. In September 2019, the South Sudan People's Defense Forces (SSP
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CTSAMVM faults South Sudan govt for welcoming splinter general

January 21, 2020 (JUBA) - South Sudan's ceasefire monitoring body blamed the government army for welcoming a splinter general in Maiwut last year saying the move was against the spirit of peace. In September 2019, the South Sudan People's Defense Forces (SSPDF) welcomed the SPLM-IO Maj Gen James Ochan Puot when he broke away from the government main peace partner. Puot was the deputy commander of the SPLA-IO's in charge of its 5th division. "The change of allegiance to the Government (side) (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY

Sudan's government unable to stop pound decline: Hamdok

January 21, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok Tuesday acknowledged the government's inability to control the decline of the Sudanese pound due to the lack of hard currency reserves. «The Bank of Sudan is suffering from a str
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Sudan's government unable to stop pound decline: Hamdok

January 21, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok Tuesday acknowledged the government's inability to control the decline of the Sudanese pound due to the lack of hard currency reserves. «The Bank of Sudan is suffering from a structural defect, while the severe shortage in foreign currency helped speculators in the parallel market,» he said in a TV interview broadcasted on Tuesday evening. He also accused those who said that they have personal interests to benefit (...) - News

Sudan transitional government appoints three state ministers

January 21, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese government has appointed three state ministers including a state minister for foreign affairs, according to the spokesman of the Sovereign Council on Tuesday. Mohamed al-Faki disclosed on Tuesday that the head of the So
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Sudan transitional government appoints three state ministers

January 21, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese government has appointed three state ministers including a state minister for foreign affairs, according to the spokesman of the Sovereign Council on Tuesday. Mohamed al-Faki disclosed on Tuesday that the head of the Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has appointed Omer Gamar Eldin Ismail state minister for the foreign affairs, Stephen Amin state minister for labour and Hazim Diab state minister for the infrastructures. The three first state (...) - News / Sudan, FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY

Sudan is investigating church arson in Blue Nile state, says minister

January 21, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's Minister of Religious Affairs Tuesday reaffirmed its commitment to ensure religious freedom and protect churches adding that authorities are investigating a recent church arson in the Blue Nile State. On Monday 20 Januar
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Sudan is investigating church arson in Blue Nile state, says minister

January 21, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's Minister of Religious Affairs Tuesday reaffirmed its commitment to ensure religious freedom and protect churches adding that authorities are investigating a recent church arson in the Blue Nile State. On Monday 20 January, a local group, Human Rights and Development Organization (HUDO) said three churches had been burnt by unknown arsonists in Bout town of Tadamoun locality in Blue Nile State near the border with South Sudan. HUDO further blamed the (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY

SPLM-IO calls on IGAD to evaluate 100-day extension period

January 21, 2020 (JUBA) - The SPLM-IO officially endorsed the formation of the transitional government by the end of the 100-day extension and called on the IGAD to assess what has been implemented during the elapsed period. The endorsement was made in a mee
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SPLM-IO calls on IGAD to evaluate 100-day extension period

January 21, 2020 (JUBA) - The SPLM-IO officially endorsed the formation of the transitional government by the end of the 100-day extension and called on the IGAD to assess what has been implemented during the elapsed period. The endorsement was made in a meeting held in Juba on 20 January by the SPLM-IO leadership council chaired by the Movement's Riek Machar. “The meeting endorsed the SPLM/SPLA (IO) position to enable the formation of the Revitalized Government of National Unity (R-TGONU) (...) - News / South Sudan, FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY

Sudan ruling coalition says more time needed for appointment of civilian governors

January 21, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The official spokesman of the Forces for Freedom and Change said they are Wajdi Saleh are working tirelessly to finalize the nomination of civilian governors and to complete the structures of the transitional authority In statem
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Sudan ruling coalition says more time needed for appointment of civilian governors

January 21, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The official spokesman of the Forces for Freedom and Change said they are Wajdi Saleh are working tirelessly to finalize the nomination of civilian governors and to complete the structures of the transitional authority In statements to Al-Jarida newspaper, Saleh explained that they carefully consider the files of the candidates in order to choose the best for the post of governors. "It is necessary to carefully select them because they will be appointed. So, (...) - News

Sudan, armed groups agree to establish special court for Darfur crimes

January 20, 2020 (JUBA) - The Sudanese government and Darfur armed groups Monday agreed in Juba to establish a special criminal court for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. The government and Darfur armed groups delegations continue discussion
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Sudan, armed groups agree to establish special court for Darfur crimes

January 20, 2020 (JUBA) - The Sudanese government and Darfur armed groups Monday agreed in Juba to establish a special criminal court for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. The government and Darfur armed groups delegations continue discussions in Juba over the political issues before to move towards the security arrangements as they pledged to strike a comprehensive peace deal next month. Speaking to reporters after a negotiation session in Juba, Ibrahim Zariba, Sudan (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY, Darfur Peace Process, Peace talks with SPLM-N, Darfur groups

A renewed call on states of South Sudan

By James Gatdet Dak First of all, I hope that our able leaders (peace partners) shall politically resolve the number and boundaries of states in the Republic of South Sudan. Or whoever is to arbitrate should do a successful and decisive arbitration within on
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A renewed call on states of South Sudan

By James Gatdet Dak First of all, I hope that our able leaders (peace partners) shall politically resolve the number and boundaries of states in the Republic of South Sudan. Or whoever is to arbitrate should do a successful and decisive arbitration within one to two weeks so that a transitional unity government is formed by February 22, 2020. Having stated that; here are some background facts about the states in South Sudan: 1) They were 10 in number when inherited at independence on (...) - Comment & Analysis

Five killed in grenade blast in Khartoum suburb

January 20, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - At least five people were killed and 40 injured on Monday in a Khartoum's suburb when a grenade exploded at a wedding party. The grenade exploded in Shegla neighbourhood of al-Haj Youssef suburb after an altercation between the
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Five killed in grenade blast in Khartoum suburb

January 20, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - At least five people were killed and 40 injured on Monday in a Khartoum's suburb when a grenade exploded at a wedding party. The grenade exploded in Shegla neighbourhood of al-Haj Youssef suburb after an altercation between the military and another person. Witness close to the family said the military was angered by the relatives of the bride before to throw the grenade. In a brief statement, the police said that they had launched an investigation into the (...) - News

Darfur holdout group strengthens military capacity thanks to gold mining

January 19, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The holdout Sudan Liberation Movement led by Abdel Wahid al-Nur (SLM-AW) has strengthened its military capability thanks to the significant goldfields in a rebel-controlled area in Jebel Marra, said a recent report by a UN panel
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Darfur holdout group strengthens military capacity thanks to gold mining

January 19, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The holdout Sudan Liberation Movement led by Abdel Wahid al-Nur (SLM-AW) has strengthened its military capability thanks to the significant goldfields in a rebel-controlled area in Jebel Marra, said a recent report by a UN panel. According to a report released by the UN panel on Sudan on 14 January seen by the Sudan Tribune, the discovered goldfields are located in Torroye, between the villages of Feina and Kidineer, south-eastern Jebel Marra. "As a result of (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY

South Sudan's NADAFA asks to join Sant Egidio brokered peace process

January 19, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - A South Sudanese opposition alliance, which rejects the revitalized peace agreement, has requested to join the Sant'Egidio brokered peace process The National Alliance for Democracy And Freedom Action - South Sudan (NADAFA) welc
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South Sudan's NADAFA asks to join Sant Egidio brokered peace process

January 19, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - A South Sudanese opposition alliance, which rejects the revitalized peace agreement, has requested to join the Sant'Egidio brokered peace process The National Alliance for Democracy And Freedom Action - South Sudan (NADAFA) welcomed in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune the Sant'egidio's invitation to all non-signatories of the revitalized peace agreement to participate in an inclusive process to address the root causes of the conflict. In a letter to (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY

Unknown arsonists set fire to three churches in Sudan's Blue Nile state

January 20, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - Three churches were simultaneously burnt down twice in a far area of the Blue Nile state in December 2019 and January 2020, said a local independent right group. In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, the Human Rights and Dev
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Unknown arsonists set fire to three churches in Sudan's Blue Nile state

January 20, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - Three churches were simultaneously burnt down twice in a far area of the Blue Nile state in December 2019 and January 2020, said a local independent right group. In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, the Human Rights and Development Organization (HUDO) said unidentified arsonists set fire on three churches in Bout town Tadamoun locality of Blue Nile State on the border with South Sudan. “On the evening of 28th December 2019, three churches in three (...) - News

Sudan's SPA says peace process should not hamper democratic transition

January 18, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Professional Association (SPA) Sunday renewed calls for the formation of the transitional parliament and the replacement military governors saying peace should not be an obstacle to meet people's demands The two ste
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Sudan's SPA says peace process should not hamper democratic transition

January 18, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Professional Association (SPA) Sunday renewed calls for the formation of the transitional parliament and the replacement military governors saying peace should not be an obstacle to meet people's demands The two steps have been delayed to allow armed groups to conclude peace agreements with the transitional government. However, the slow progress in the negotiations in Juba pushes the group that spearheaded the popular protests against the (...) - News

South Sudan's SSOA rejects South African proposal on states' issue

January 18, 2020 (JUBA) - The peace signatory South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) has rejected a proposal made by South Africa to refer the dispute over the number of states to a regional and international arbitration panel. South Africa's Deputy Presiden
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South Sudan's SSOA rejects South African proposal on states' issue

January 18, 2020 (JUBA) - The peace signatory South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) has rejected a proposal made by South Africa to refer the dispute over the number of states to a regional and international arbitration panel. South Africa's Deputy President David Mabuza on Thursday 16 January proposed to refer the critical issue of the state numbers to a regional arbitration including the African Union High-Level Ad Hoc Committee for South Sudan (C5), the IGAD and Troika countries. (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY

New UN report dismisses presence of Sudanese militiamen in Libya

January 19, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - UN panel of experts on Darfur belittled reports about the participation of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) alongside the forces of General Khalifa Haftar in his war against the UN-recognized government. In a report released on 9
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New UN report dismisses presence of Sudanese militiamen in Libya

January 19, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - UN panel of experts on Darfur belittled reports about the participation of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) alongside the forces of General Khalifa Haftar in his war against the UN-recognized government. In a report released on 9 December 2019, UN experts on Libya said that 1,000 RSF Sudanese troops were deployed to Libya on 25 July 2019 by General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo (Hemetti). The panel on Libya further mentioned a contract signed on 7 May 2019 between (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY

Kuwait to host Sudan donor meeting

January 19, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Kuwait will host a conference to support the transitional government in Sudan to achieve economic reforms and build-up democratic regime in the country after the 30-year rule of general al-Bashir that devastated the country. Las
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Kuwait to host Sudan donor meeting

January 19, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Kuwait will host a conference to support the transitional government in Sudan to achieve economic reforms and build-up democratic regime in the country after the 30-year rule of general al-Bashir that devastated the country. Last December, the Friend of Sudan group decided to hold the meeting in April but it did not determine where. The Kuwaiti newspaper Alanba reported in its edition of Sunday that Kuwait, which is a member of the Friends of Sudan group, (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY, Regime change in Sudan & transition

SPLM-IO rejects South Africa's proposed arbitration on states' number

January 17, 2019 (JUBA) - The SPLM-IO has rejected a South Africa's proposal to settle the critical issue of the states' number boundaries and called for a swift resolution by a regional and international panel. On Thursday, President Salva Kiir accepted a p
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SPLM-IO rejects South Africa's proposed arbitration on states' number

January 17, 2019 (JUBA) - The SPLM-IO has rejected a South Africa's proposal to settle the critical issue of the states' number boundaries and called for a swift resolution by a regional and international panel. On Thursday, President Salva Kiir accepted a proposal made by South Africa's Deputy President David Mabuza to form an arbitration body including the IGAD and South Africa. He further said this mechanism has 90 days, after the formation of the transitional government to settle the (...) - News / South Sudan Peace Implementation, FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY

Sudan, SPLM-N Agar conclude talks on political issues ahead of peace deal

January 17, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese government and SPLM-N Agar negotiating delegations Friday said they conclude talks on the political agenda and will resume talks on the last item, security arrangements, very soon. The government and the SPLM-N led by M
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Sudan, SPLM-N Agar conclude talks on political issues ahead of peace deal

January 17, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese government and SPLM-N Agar negotiating delegations Friday said they conclude talks on the political agenda and will resume talks on the last item, security arrangements, very soon. The government and the SPLM-N led by Malik Agar are holding separate talks on the conflict in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan as the other SPLM-N group led by Abdel Aziz al-Hilu declined to form a joint negotiating team with them. The SPLM-N Agar calls for a large (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY, Peace talks with SPLM-N, Darfur groups

Darfur Talks: tense exchange between Minnawi, negotiating teams

January 17, 2019 (JUBA) - The heads of negotiating teams of the government and Darfur armed groups on Friday quickly dismissed statements by Minni Minnawi the SLM leader about a setback in the ongoing discussions to end the 17-year conflict in western Sudan.
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Darfur Talks: tense exchange between Minnawi, negotiating teams

January 17, 2019 (JUBA) - The heads of negotiating teams of the government and Darfur armed groups on Friday quickly dismissed statements by Minni Minnawi the SLM leader about a setback in the ongoing discussions to end the 17-year conflict in western Sudan. The head of the government negotiating team and member of the Sovereign Council Mohamed Hassan al-Taishi on Thursday told reporters that discussing land ownership and tribal reservations and spoke about progress in the talks. (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY

Sudan's Burhan briefs UAE Crown Prince on recent mutiny in Khartoum

January 16, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The head of Sudan Sovereign Council briefed Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the recent mutiny of security agents in Khartoum. The Emirates News Agency Thursday said Abdel Fattah al-Burhan briefed by tele
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Sudan's Burhan briefs UAE Crown Prince on recent mutiny in Khartoum

January 16, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The head of Sudan Sovereign Council briefed Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the recent mutiny of security agents in Khartoum. The Emirates News Agency Thursday said Abdel Fattah al-Burhan briefed by telephone Al Nahyan on the rebellion of military personnel of the General Intelligence Service that resulted in the death of six people on Tuesday. The Crown Prince "wished security, stability and harmony for Sudan during the important (...) - News

Sudan's appoints new intelligence chief

January 16, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government accepted, on Thursday, the resignation of the director of the General Intelligence Service (GIS) and appointed the head of the Military Intelligence on his post. Sudan's chief spy Abu Bakr Damplab offere
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Sudan's appoints new intelligence chief

January 16, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government accepted, on Thursday, the resignation of the director of the General Intelligence Service (GIS) and appointed the head of the Military Intelligence on his post. Sudan's chief spy Abu Bakr Damplab offered his resignation on Wednesday after coming under fire following a bloody mutiny by the military wing of his agency on Tuesday. Sovereign Council Spokesman Mohamed al-Faki announced that the collegial presidency in a meeting on Thursday (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY

Sudanese parties mark progress on land issues in Darfur: official

January 16, 2020 (JUBA) - The Sudanese government announced, on Thursday, progress in the difficult file of land ownership in Darfur during the ongoing negotiations with the armed groups in Juba. «The negotiations taking place in Juba have made tangibl
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Sudanese parties mark progress on land issues in Darfur: official

January 16, 2020 (JUBA) - The Sudanese government announced, on Thursday, progress in the difficult file of land ownership in Darfur during the ongoing negotiations with the armed groups in Juba. «The negotiations taking place in Juba have made tangible progress in the difficult files related to power and land,» said Mohamed Hassan al-Taishi, a member of the Sovereign Council. Al-Taishi leads the government negotiating team on the Darfur track, where armed movements from the western Sudan (...) - News

Kiir accepts regional mediation to resolve states' issue in South Sudan

January 16, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Thursday accepted the referral of his dispute with the other peace partners on the number of states and their boundaries to a regional arbitration panel. The announcement was made after a meeting
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Kiir accepts regional mediation to resolve states' issue in South Sudan

January 16, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Thursday accepted the referral of his dispute with the other peace partners on the number of states and their boundaries to a regional arbitration panel. The announcement was made after a meeting with IGAD and South African envoys by South Africa's Deputy President David Mabuza who took part in a joint meeting for IGAD, Kenyan, Sudanese and Ugandan envoys with President Kiir. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Mabuza said (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY

Kiir, Machar refer states issue to South Africa

January 15, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudan's main peace partners on Wednesday agreed to refer the sticky issue of the number and boundaries of states to the South African vice president to broker a compromise. President Salva Kiir and the SPLM-IO leader Riek Mach
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Kiir, Machar refer states issue to South Africa

January 15, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudan's main peace partners on Wednesday agreed to refer the sticky issue of the number and boundaries of states to the South African vice president to broker a compromise. President Salva Kiir and the SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar met in Juba in presence of Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, Sudanese leading member of the Sovereign Council to discuss the contention over the 32 states. Kiir struggles to keep the contested territorial administrative system while Machar and (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY, South Sudan Peace Implementation

Sudan demands delay to study power-sharing proposal by Darfur groups

January 15, 2020 (JUBA) - The Sudanese government delegation to the talks for peace in Darfur requested more time to study the power-sharing paper made by the armed groups. On Wednesday, the government and armed movements held a negotiation session in Juba t
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Sudan demands delay to study power-sharing proposal by Darfur groups

January 15, 2020 (JUBA) - The Sudanese government delegation to the talks for peace in Darfur requested more time to study the power-sharing paper made by the armed groups. On Wednesday, the government and armed movements held a negotiation session in Juba to discuss the power-sharing during the transitional period. Following the meeting, the South Sudanese mediation team spokesman Dhieu Matouk told reporters that the Darfur groups delegation "presented a detailed position paper that (...) - News

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan agree to finalize dam deal by end of January

January 15, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan have agreed on a set of principles for the filling and operation of the $4-billion Renaissance Dam as they are expected to sign a deal by the end of January. Ministers of foreign affairs and water reso
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Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan agree to finalize dam deal by end of January

January 15, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan have agreed on a set of principles for the filling and operation of the $4-billion Renaissance Dam as they are expected to sign a deal by the end of January. Ministers of foreign affairs and water resources of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan held a three-day meeting in Washington from 13 to 15 January to discuss the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). In a joint statement released on Wednesday by the U.S. (...) - News / Ethiopia, Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

UAE reiterates keenness to support democratic transition in Sudan

January 14, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Anwar Gargash, reiterated on Tuesday that his country will strengthen its support for Sudan during the transitional period. The visiting UAE senior diploma
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UAE reiterates keenness to support democratic transition in Sudan

January 14, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Anwar Gargash, reiterated on Tuesday that his country will strengthen its support for Sudan during the transitional period. The visiting UAE senior diplomat was received by the Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, he said that the UAE would like to work with Sudan on many strategic and infrastructure projects without going into further (...) - News / United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Sudan quells mutiny of security units

January 15, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government forces managed, at dawn on Wednesday, to quell a mutiny carried out by forces of the General Intelligence Agency to protest the amount of the end-of-service compensation after the dissolution of the agency
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Sudan quells mutiny of security units

January 15, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government forces managed, at dawn on Wednesday, to quell a mutiny carried out by forces of the General Intelligence Agency to protest the amount of the end-of-service compensation after the dissolution of the agency's operations body. On Tuesday at midday, security tension prevailed in the Sudanese capital Khartoum and the number of its suburbs, after heavy gunfire from the headquarters of the Operations Department of the General Intelligence (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY