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Is South Sudan's administrative system an ethnic fragmentation or incoming ethnic federalism?

By James Gatdet Dak Lampuar October 16, 2019 – I neither claim to be an expert on decentralized system of governance and on federalism, in all its forms, nor a decision-making authority in our nascent state - the Republic of South Sudan. I am however humbl

3 killed, 7 injured in S. Sudan fuel tank explosion

November 18, 2019 (MARIDI) - At least three people were killed and seven other wounded when a fuel tank exploded in South Sudan's Maridi state on Sunday, an official said. The state information minister, Peter Saki said the blast occurred at Mambe county, ab
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3 killed, 7 injured in S. Sudan fuel tank explosion

November 18, 2019 (MARIDI) - At least three people were killed and seven other wounded when a fuel tank exploded in South Sudan's Maridi state on Sunday, an official said. The state information minister, Peter Saki said the blast occurred at Mambe county, about 7km from Maridi town. According to the official, the explosion happened as the driver, conductor and some of the locals were transferring fuel from the tanker which broke down into another tanker. "Those affected were rushed to (...) - News / Road Accidents, South Sudan

S. Sudan leaders have “last chance” to form gov't: official

November 18, 2019 (WASHINGTON) – The African Union's Peace and Security Commissioner, Smail Chergui said South Sudan leaders had “last chance” to form a national unity government. Chergui made the remarks at a meeting with United States officials in Wa
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S. Sudan leaders have “last chance” to form gov't: official

November 18, 2019 (WASHINGTON) – The African Union's Peace and Security Commissioner, Smail Chergui said South Sudan leaders had “last chance” to form a national unity government. Chergui made the remarks at a meeting with United States officials in Washington Friday last week. «This maybe is the last chance for them to respond to the will of their people. South Sudanese are tired of war,» he said. The meeting was held a week after South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY, South Sudan

UNICEF calls for urgent action to end child abuse in S. Sudan

November 18, 2019 (JUBA) - Urgent action is required to end abuse and exploitation of children in South Sudan, the United Nations Children's agency (UNICEF) said Monday. The agency, in a new report it released, said children in the young nation are some of t
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UNICEF calls for urgent action to end child abuse in S. Sudan

November 18, 2019 (JUBA) - Urgent action is required to end abuse and exploitation of children in South Sudan, the United Nations Children's agency (UNICEF) said Monday. The agency, in a new report it released, said children in the young nation are some of the most disadvantaged globally. The report was unveiled as part of UNICEF's commemoration of the 30th anniversary and looks at undeniable achievements of the past three decades globally. The report, entitled, «Child at a Crossroads» (...) - News / South Sudan, UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund

FFC conforms postponement of Sudan's parliament until end of December

November 18, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) Monday confirmed the postponement of the formation of the Transitional Legislative Council until the end of the year in response to a demand of the Revolutionary Front and in commitmen
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FFC conforms postponement of Sudan's parliament until end of December

November 18, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) Monday confirmed the postponement of the formation of the Transitional Legislative Council until the end of the year in response to a demand of the Revolutionary Front and in commitment to the Juba Declaration signed last September. The Revolutionary Front last week issued a statement condemning the announcement by the FFC that the parliament would soon be formed. The umbrella of the armed groups said that would (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY

Sudan's militia sues communist politician for defamation

November 17, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militia sued Siddiq Youssef a leading member of the Sudanese Communist Party (SCP)for defamation as he was interrogated by the police on Sunday. Youssef who is a member of the SCP Political Burea
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Sudan's militia sues communist politician for defamation

November 17, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militia sued Siddiq Youssef a leading member of the Sudanese Communist Party (SCP)for defamation as he was interrogated by the police on Sunday. Youssef who is a member of the SCP Political Bureau and Central Committee was questioned by the Khartoum North police over recent statements accusing the RSF of committing war crimes in Darfur and carrying out a violent attack on pro-democracy sit-in on 3 June 2019. In a press (...) - News

Protests in Khartoum, al-Jazhira demand dismissal of Sudan's military governors

November 17, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Hundreds of Sudanese protested south of the capital Khartoum and Al-Hasahisa in the state of Al-Jazirah on Sunday, demanding to sack the military governors of the two military states and local officials. The protesters in Jaba
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Protests in Khartoum, al-Jazhira demand dismissal of Sudan's military governors

November 17, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Hundreds of Sudanese protested south of the capital Khartoum and Al-Hasahisa in the state of Al-Jazirah on Sunday, demanding to sack the military governors of the two military states and local officials. The protesters in Jabal Awlia town, south of Khartoum chanted slogans calling to dismiss of the military governor of Khartoum state, Lt Gen Ahmed Abdoun Hammad, and the town's commissioner Hussam al-Din Mohamed al-Amin. Eyewitnesses said some protesters were (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY

S. Sudan activist urges release of peace implementation funds

November 17, 2019 (JUBA) – South Sudan's incumbent government should urgently release the remaining portion of the $100 million it pledged for the implementation of the country's revitalized peace agreement, an activist said on Monday. In a statement exten
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S. Sudan activist urges release of peace implementation funds

November 17, 2019 (JUBA) – South Sudan's incumbent government should urgently release the remaining portion of the $100 million it pledged for the implementation of the country's revitalized peace agreement, an activist said on Monday. In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, Edmund Yakani said the start of the 100 days agreed by the parties for the pre-transitional period extension is not encouraging in terms of the parties demonstrating actions of commitment towards speedy implementation (...) - News / South Sudan, South Sudan Peace Implementation, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

Planned attack on Sudan's prodemocracy sit-in may constitute crimes against humanity: HRW

November 18, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The bloody raid on the pro-democracy sit-in was deliberate and could amount to crimes against humanity said Human Rights Watch in a report released on Monday morning. The 59-page report covers the attack of 3 June on the sit-i
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Planned attack on Sudan's prodemocracy sit-in may constitute crimes against humanity: HRW

November 18, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The bloody raid on the pro-democracy sit-in was deliberate and could amount to crimes against humanity said Human Rights Watch in a report released on Monday morning. The 59-page report covers the attack of 3 June on the sit-in area outside the army headquarters and the attacks in Khartoum, Khartoum North and Omdurman before and over that date. "The commission of systematic or widespread intentional unlawful killings of protesters and other inhumane acts in (...) - News

Sudan's militia forces threaten to sue military impostors

November 16, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Rapid Support Forces announced on they will sue anyone who fraudulently claims to be a member of its forces or uses their emblem. In a statement issued on Saturday, SRF spokesman Brigadier Jamal Juma said that there is a ca
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Sudan's militia forces threaten to sue military impostors

November 16, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Rapid Support Forces announced on they will sue anyone who fraudulently claims to be a member of its forces or uses their emblem. In a statement issued on Saturday, SRF spokesman Brigadier Jamal Juma said that there is a campaign targeting the government militia forces and its leadership. «Activists disseminated through social media pictures of sugar and lentil sacks bearing the name and logo of the RSF and written on it 'distributed free of charge'» Juma (...) - News

U.S advocacy group calls for pressure on S. Sudan leaders

November 16, 2019 (WASHINGTON) – Regional bodies and the international community should exert maximum pressure on South Sudan's warring parties to ensure they implement the peace agreement, a US-based advocacy group said. In a statement, The Sentry, an inv
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U.S advocacy group calls for pressure on S. Sudan leaders

November 16, 2019 (WASHINGTON) – Regional bodies and the international community should exert maximum pressure on South Sudan's warring parties to ensure they implement the peace agreement, a US-based advocacy group said. In a statement, The Sentry, an investigative arm of Enough Project said there should be a campaign tied to explicit benchmarks that will unleash serious consequences for leaders who obstruct and do not implement the accord. “The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY, South Sudan

Sudan plans to reform banking sector to cope with transitional reforms

November 16, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Finance and Economic Planning Minister Ibrahim al-Badawi on Saturday said plans to reform the banking sector and rehabilitate it to support economic reforms in the country during the transitional period. Addressing an event org
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Sudan plans to reform banking sector to cope with transitional reforms

November 16, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Finance and Economic Planning Minister Ibrahim al-Badawi on Saturday said plans to reform the banking sector and rehabilitate it to support economic reforms in the country during the transitional period. Addressing an event organized by the Sudanese Banks Union on the banking sector and the economic reform for the transitional period, Badawi stressed on the need to conduct a deep analysis to address the current situation and the macroeconomic situation in the (...) - News

WHO helps prevent cholera outbreak in S. Sudan's Renk county

November 16, 2019 (JUBA) – The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Health ministry, the UN Children Fund (UNICEF) and MedAir are immunizing 144, 033 people against cholera in Renk, a county bordering Blue Nile state in Sudan to mitiga
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WHO helps prevent cholera outbreak in S. Sudan's Renk county

November 16, 2019 (JUBA) – The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Health ministry, the UN Children Fund (UNICEF) and MedAir are immunizing 144, 033 people against cholera in Renk, a county bordering Blue Nile state in Sudan to mitigate the risks of cholera outbreak. In September, a cholera outbreak was declared in Sudan with at least 278 cases, including 8 deaths, reported by October 12. The affected states, WHO said, included Blue Nile and Sennar bordering Ethiopia (...) - News

Over 200,000 children flee homes in S. Sudan due to floods

November 17, 2019 (JUBA) – More than 200,000 children are have fled their homes in South Sudan due to heavy rains which started in July, Save the Children said Friday. “The floods in South Sudan have reached crisis point and children and their families a
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Over 200,000 children flee homes in S. Sudan due to floods

November 17, 2019 (JUBA) – More than 200,000 children are have fled their homes in South Sudan due to heavy rains which started in July, Save the Children said Friday. “The floods in South Sudan have reached crisis point and children and their families are in urgent need of support," said Rama Hansraj, Save the Children's Country Director. “The communities affected are already some of the most vulnerable in the country,” he further added. An estimated over 900,000 people are reportedly (...) - News / South Sudan, Floods | Flooding

AU's Faki, SRF discuss peace in Sudan

November 16, 2019 (ADDIS ABBA) - Moussa Faki, head of the African Union Commission discussed with the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) the ongoing preparation for the resumption of the talks for peace in Sudan. The SRF leadership is in Addis Ababa for a tw
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AU's Faki, SRF discuss peace in Sudan

November 16, 2019 (ADDIS ABBA) - Moussa Faki, head of the African Union Commission discussed with the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) the ongoing preparation for the resumption of the talks for peace in Sudan. The SRF leadership is in Addis Ababa for a two-meeting with Donald Booth US Special Envoy to Sudan as they will resume a multiple track process in Juba for peace in Sudan. "We had a very cordial and constructive with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission who expressed (...) - News / Sudan, Peace talks with SPLM-N, Darfur groups, FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY

SRF leaders meet US envoy over Sudan's peace process

November 15, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - US Special Envoy for South Sudan Donald Booth and the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) will discuss the peace talks in Sudan and Washington role in the process. The meeting takes place a few days before the resumption of peac
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SRF leaders meet US envoy over Sudan's peace process

November 15, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - US Special Envoy for South Sudan Donald Booth and the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) will discuss the peace talks in Sudan and Washington role in the process. The meeting takes place a few days before the resumption of peace talks in the South Sudanese capital on 21 November after the signing of a declaration of principle on 21 October 2019. SRF Spokesman Osama Said announced that a meeting with Booth will take place in Addis Ababa on Saturday to discuss (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY

IDPs says security in Darfur remains unchanged

November 15, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Darfur displaced civilians said the security situation has not changed despite the regime change in Sudan accusing the government militias of continuing attacks and violations of human rights. On 13 November 2019, the Chair of
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IDPs says security in Darfur remains unchanged

November 15, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Darfur displaced civilians said the security situation has not changed despite the regime change in Sudan accusing the government militias of continuing attacks and violations of human rights. On 13 November 2019, the Chair of the Sudan Sanctions Committee, Joanna Wronecka visited Hamedia camp in Zalingei, capital of Central Darfur State. In a statement released on Friday, the IDPs spokesman at the camp Shafei Abdel Karim said they told the visiting (...) - News

U.S. senators call to appoint special envoy to South Sudan

November 15, 2019 (WASHINGTON) - A bipartisan group of senators have called on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to urgently appointed a special envoy to South Sudan to follow closely the stalled implementation of the peace agreement. The call was made by
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U.S. senators call to appoint special envoy to South Sudan

November 15, 2019 (WASHINGTON) - A bipartisan group of senators have called on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to urgently appointed a special envoy to South Sudan to follow closely the stalled implementation of the peace agreement. The call was made by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Chris Coons (D-DE), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Ed Markey (D-MA), and John Boozman (R-AR), in a letter sent to Pompeo on 13 November. "The Senators highlighted the pressing need to appoint a (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY

U.S. is seriously questioning «suitability» of South Sudanese leaders: Nagy

November 15, 2019 (WASHINGTON) - Tibor Nagy, U.S. top diplomat for Africa reiterated that Washington is seriously reassessing its relationship with the South Sudanese government and questioning their aptness of its leaders to conduct the country after their f
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U.S. is seriously questioning «suitability» of South Sudanese leaders: Nagy

November 15, 2019 (WASHINGTON) - Tibor Nagy, U.S. top diplomat for Africa reiterated that Washington is seriously reassessing its relationship with the South Sudanese government and questioning their aptness of its leaders to conduct the country after their failure to form the unity government for the second time. Washington has strongly criticized the agreement in Entebbe on 11 November between President Salva Kiir and his main peace partner Riek Machar to postpone the formation of the (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY

IMF helps Sudan to get adequate donor assistance

November 14, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said they are discussing with Sudan ways to help Sudan to acquire adequate donor assistance to achieve reforms. Upon his return from Washington on 31 October, Sudan Finance Minister Ibrahi
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IMF helps Sudan to get adequate donor assistance

November 14, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said they are discussing with Sudan ways to help Sudan to acquire adequate donor assistance to achieve reforms. Upon his return from Washington on 31 October, Sudan Finance Minister Ibrahim al-Badawi said he had a meeting with the FMI and World Bank officials on the rehabilitation of the Sudanese economy as the Friends of Sudan group will fund the country's budget for 2020. Gerry Rice the IMF Spokesperson told reporters (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY

US provides $92.5m in humanitarian assistance to S. Sudan

November 14, 2019 (JUBA) -The United States Government, through its aid arm (USAID) is providing $92.5 million in humanitarian assistance to help people affected by ongoing conflict and food insecurity in war-hit South Sudan. The money, USAID said in a state
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US provides $92.5m in humanitarian assistance to S. Sudan

November 14, 2019 (JUBA) -The United States Government, through its aid arm (USAID) is providing $92.5 million in humanitarian assistance to help people affected by ongoing conflict and food insecurity in war-hit South Sudan. The money, USAID said in a statement, will also cater for an estimated 908,000 people affected by severe flooding in the country in recent months. “Floods have exacerbated conditions that were already very precarious for more than 900,000 people in South Sudan,” (...) - News / South Sudan, United States (US), Humanitarian

UK envoy to S. Sudan praises National Dialogue Committee

November 14, 2019 (JUBA) – The British ambassador to South Sudan, Chris Trott has lauded the important work so far accomplished by the country's national dialogue steering committee over the past two years. Trott paid a courtesy call on Tuesday to the Nati
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UK envoy to S. Sudan praises National Dialogue Committee

November 14, 2019 (JUBA) – The British ambassador to South Sudan, Chris Trott has lauded the important work so far accomplished by the country's national dialogue steering committee over the past two years. Trott paid a courtesy call on Tuesday to the National Dialogue Steering Committee co-chair, Angelo Beda to discuss progress in the dialogue process. “They laid emphasis on the popular consultations, both at the grassroots and regional levels. Issues including land reforms, governance (...) - News / South Sudan, United Kingdom (UK) / Great Britain (GB), FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY

UK envoy to S. Sudan lauds National Dialogue Committee's work

November 14, 2019 (JUBA) – The British ambassador to South Sudan, Chris Trott has lauded the important work so far accomplished by the country's national dialogue steering committee over the past two years. Trott paid a courtesy call on Tuesday to the Nati
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UK envoy to S. Sudan lauds National Dialogue Committee's work

November 14, 2019 (JUBA) – The British ambassador to South Sudan, Chris Trott has lauded the important work so far accomplished by the country's national dialogue steering committee over the past two years. Trott paid a courtesy call on Tuesday to the National Dialogue Steering Committee co-chair, Angelo Beda to discuss progress in the dialogue process. “They laid emphasis on the popular consultations, both at the grassroots and regional levels. Issues including land reforms, governance (...) - News / South Sudan, United Kingdom (UK) / Great Britain (GB)

UN Security Council renews peacekeepers' mandate in Abyei

November 14, 2019 (NEW YORK) - The United Nations Security Council on Thursday renewed the mandate of its peacekeeping mission Abyei for six months till May 15, 2020. Security Council Resolution 2497, which was unanimously supported by members, also decides
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UN Security Council renews peacekeepers' mandate in Abyei

November 14, 2019 (NEW YORK) - The United Nations Security Council on Thursday renewed the mandate of its peacekeeping mission Abyei for six months till May 15, 2020. Security Council Resolution 2497, which was unanimously supported by members, also decides to extend the peacekeepers' mandate modification till May 15, 2020. The Security Council first modified the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) in December 2011 to add tasks of supporting a Joint Border (...) - News / UNISFA - United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei , Abyei

Sudan FM, US envoy discuss ways to launch talks on removal from terror list

November 14, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Foreign Minister Asma Mohamed Abdallah on Monday discussed with US Special Envoy to Sudan Donald Booth bilateral dialogue to normalize relations and Sudan's lifting from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism (SST). After lon
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Sudan FM, US envoy discuss ways to launch talks on removal from terror list

November 14, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Foreign Minister Asma Mohamed Abdallah on Monday discussed with US Special Envoy to Sudan Donald Booth bilateral dialogue to normalize relations and Sudan's lifting from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism (SST). After long hesitation, Washington decided last October to rescind Sudan designation as SST in support of the revolution that led to the collapse of the al-Bashir regime. However, American officials have not agreed with the Sudanese government on (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY, Sudan, Sanctions on Sudan

Sudan denies rumours about Hamdok's resignation

November 13, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's Prime Minister's Office on Wednesday denied reports that Abdallah Hamdouk had resigned and described it as a «malicious rumour». In a press conference on Wednesday, Mubarak al-Fadil, head of the Umma Party s
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Sudan denies rumours about Hamdok's resignation

November 13, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's Prime Minister's Office on Wednesday denied reports that Abdallah Hamdouk had resigned and described it as a «malicious rumour». In a press conference on Wednesday, Mubarak al-Fadil, head of the Umma Party said he expected Hamdouk's resignation as a result of a difference on economic reforms between him and the left factions in the ruling coalition of Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC). Fadil who had been rejected by the Communist Pary when he asked (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY

S. Sudan women to participate in CECAFA Challenge Cup

November 13, 2019 (JUBA) – The national women team of South Sudan will participate in the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Senior Women's Challenge Cup due in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. “The South Sudan Football Associatio
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S. Sudan women to participate in CECAFA Challenge Cup

November 13, 2019 (JUBA) – The national women team of South Sudan will participate in the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Senior Women's Challenge Cup due in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. “The South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) has confirmed that they will for the first time enter a team in the 2019 CECAFA Senior Women's Challenge Cup,” partly reads a statement on South Sudan Football Association's website. South Sudan has been placed in group A, which (...) - News / Tanzania, Sport

Sudan's defence minister stresses good military-civilian coordination

November 13, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - During a meeting with the U.S. Envoy to Sudan Donald Booth, Sudanese Defence Minister Jamal Ibrahim reaffirmed the strong coordination between military and civilian components of the transitional government. Booth who is curren
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Sudan's defence minister stresses good military-civilian coordination

November 13, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - During a meeting with the U.S. Envoy to Sudan Donald Booth, Sudanese Defence Minister Jamal Ibrahim reaffirmed the strong coordination between military and civilian components of the transitional government. Booth who is currently visiting Khartoum was briefed by the Sudanese minister on the reforms undertaken by the Sudanese government after the revolution of December, said the official news agency SUNA. Ibrahim “affirmed the unparalleled coordination among (...) - News

Over 190,000 seeking safety at UN protection sites in S. Sudan

November 12, 2019 (JUBA) – A total of 190,455 civilians were seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) base as of 7 Nov. 2019, the world body revealed. The figure, UNMISS said, i
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Over 190,000 seeking safety at UN protection sites in S. Sudan

November 12, 2019 (JUBA) – A total of 190,455 civilians were seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) base as of 7 Nov. 2019, the world body revealed. The figure, UNMISS said, includes the 117,767 in Bentiu, 26,359 in Malakal, 29,702 in Juba UN House, 1,931 in Bor, and 14,696 in the area which is adjacent to its base in Wau. Last month, the head of UNMISS, David Shearer said the mission drafted a report together (...) - News

DUP rejects handover of Sudan's former president to ICC

November 12, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) of Mohamed Osman al-Mirghani Tuesday has rejected calls to extradite ousted Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The International Criminal Court in Th
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DUP rejects handover of Sudan's former president to ICC

November 12, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) of Mohamed Osman al-Mirghani Tuesday has rejected calls to extradite ousted Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The International Criminal Court in The Hague issued two arrest warrants in 2009 and 2010 for al-Bashir who is indicted for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed in Darfur. DUP leading member Ali al-Sayed told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday that his party (...) - News

Nigerian prophet urges S. Sudan leaders to put aside differences

November 12, 2019 (JUBA) – Renowned Nigerian prophet T.B Joshua has appealed to South Sudanese leaders and citizens to overcome their differences and develop the war-torn nation. The cleric was speaking on Tuesday during which he met President Salva Kiir a
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Nigerian prophet urges S. Sudan leaders to put aside differences

November 12, 2019 (JUBA) – Renowned Nigerian prophet T.B Joshua has appealed to South Sudanese leaders and citizens to overcome their differences and develop the war-torn nation. The cleric was speaking on Tuesday during which he met President Salva Kiir at State House in the capital, Juba and prayed for the country. “Time has come for us to put our differences behind us,” Joshua told thousands in his message televised on the state-owned television (SSBC). “This is the voice of God. Our (...) - News / Uganda, Nigeria, Religion

Sudan's prosecutor orders arrest PCP leader over 1989 coup

November 12, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's prosecutor general has issued arrest warrants against those individuals involved in the Islamist coup d'etat that brought general al-Bashir to power thirty years ago, including the leader of a splinter group from al-Bash
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Sudan's prosecutor orders arrest PCP leader over 1989 coup

November 12, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's prosecutor general has issued arrest warrants against those individuals involved in the Islamist coup d'etat that brought general al-Bashir to power thirty years ago, including the leader of a splinter group from al-Bashir's party Sudan's Freedom and Change Forces (FFC) on Tuesday announced that the criminal prosecution continues its proceedings against the authors of the 30 June 1989 coup d'état, including leaders of the Popular Congress Party (PCP) which (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY

What federal system is suitable for South Sudan?

By Dr Jacob K. Lupai* Introduction Federalism is seen as a constitutional arrangement for dividing power between different levels of government so that federated states, regions or provinces can enjoy substantial autonomy over certain policy areas while at t
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What federal system is suitable for South Sudan?

By Dr Jacob K. Lupai* Introduction Federalism is seen as a constitutional arrangement for dividing power between different levels of government so that federated states, regions or provinces can enjoy substantial autonomy over certain policy areas while at the same time sharing power over other areas. It is a means of ensuring peace, unity, stability and development for prosperity in countries that have territorially concentrated differences of identity, ethnicity, culture and language. (...) - Comment & Analysis

EU announces €55m humanitarian aid to Sudan

November 11, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The European Commission announced a €55 million aid for Sudan in support of the help vulnerable people caught in humanitarian crises, said statement released on Monday. The announcement of the humanitarian assistance came at
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EU announces €55m humanitarian aid to Sudan

November 11, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The European Commission announced a €55 million aid for Sudan in support of the help vulnerable people caught in humanitarian crises, said statement released on Monday. The announcement of the humanitarian assistance came at the end of a meeting with the Sudanese prime minister who discussed with the European Union foreign ministers ways to support the transition in Sudan. “As the living conditions of millions in Sudan are being strained by the multiple crises (...) - News / Europe

IGAD orders S. Sudanese forces to vacate civilian areas

November 11, 2019 (ADDIS ABABA) - The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Council of Ministers has ordered all the South Sudanese military forces to immediately vacate civilian centres and populated areas. The Council, in a communiqué of the 6
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IGAD orders S. Sudanese forces to vacate civilian areas

November 11, 2019 (ADDIS ABABA) - The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Council of Ministers has ordered all the South Sudanese military forces to immediately vacate civilian centres and populated areas. The Council, in a communiqué of the 69th Extra-ordinary Session on the situation in South Sudan on Sunday, said they have noted with concern that some civilian centres are still being occupied by the South Sudan People's Defense Forces (SSPDF) and armed opposition forces (...) - News / South Sudan, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), South Sudan Peace Implementation

UN chief lauds S. Sudan's pre-transitional period extension

November 11, 2019 (NEW YORK) - The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres has welcomed the decision of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Council of Ministers to extend the pre-transitional period in South Sudan for an addition
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UN chief lauds S. Sudan's pre-transitional period extension

November 11, 2019 (NEW YORK) - The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres has welcomed the decision of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Council of Ministers to extend the pre-transitional period in South Sudan for an additional 100 days. The Secretary-General, his deputy spokesperson said, urged the parties to use this extension to make further progress on critical benchmarks, including security arrangements and the number and boundaries of states, to (...) - News / South Sudan, Politics, UN - United Nations

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