June 18, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – A seminar held in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi to discuss the drafting process of a new constitution in Sudan called for incorporating clauses that recognize diversity and upholds basic freedoms. The meeting which brought ...
June 18, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – A seminar held in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi to discuss the drafting process of a new constitution in Sudan called for incorporating clauses that recognize diversity and upholds basic freedoms.
The meeting which brought Sudanese journalists, lawyers, human rights defenders, and political activists adopted a "Declaration of Guiding Principles for Constitution Making in Sudan".
"Conscious of a deepening national crisis characterised by extreme political (...)
GENEVA (AP) The U.N. refugee agency says more than 45.2 million people were forced to flee homes last year, an 18-year high mainly due to wars in Syria, Afghanistan and other countries.The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees say...
June 18, 2013 (JUBA) – An armed group from South Sudan, last month, attacked bases of the African Union-led Regional Task Force (FTF) and US special forces in Central African Republic (CAR), an envoy said. Ramtane Lamamra, the commissioner for peace and security at the African Union, said the group attacked Obo town in CAR, before a combined force of the RTF neutralised the attack.
The 24 June incident, he said, caused tension in Bangui, the CAR capital, with the de facto CAR authorities (...)
June 18, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan has slammed the position of some countries for refusing to condemn the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) for the killing of a former rebel leader who signed a peace agreement with the government in Doha last April .
Mohamed Bashar, late leader of JEM-Sudan, a group that splinted in September 2012, was killed with his deputy Suleiman Arko Dahia near the common border between Chad and Sudan on 12 May. His group said their "peaceful convoy" was (...)
June 18, 2013 (WASHINGTON) – The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) today released satellite images showing what it said were the aftermath of Darfur villages attacked by Sudanese government forces and its militias.
Earlier this month HRW released a statement that accused Khartoum of attacking areas inhabited by ethnic Salamat communities in Central Darfur.
According to HRW eyewitness accounts, large numbers of heavily armed men, most wearing khaki uniforms opened fire (...)
The UN says 7.6 million people became refugees in 2012, with the total number now higher than at any time since 1994.A report from the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says that Syria is "a major new factor" driving up refugee nu...
More than most, South Africa is expected to be a
defender and a promoter of human rights, because of its past. The country has
the potential to lead the way in pushing for a more democratic international
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)
People in Abyei live on the frontlines of an ongoing battle for control. New clashes that began on May 20 have pushed thousands from their homes and made them even more vulnerable to medical complications.
[SSNA]In part one of these series of articles, I said that, "if David Miliband and Ed Miliband were South Sudanese brothers; the Miliband family would have been destroyed for good. Thanks God, these young men are British nationals, whose society knows ...
[Ethiopia Government]Sudan's Ambassador to Eritrea said the visit had been aimed to enhance bilateral relations and border security between Sudan and Eritrea. The two presidents had agreed on the need for safe and open borders between their two countries.
[Radio Dabanga]El Fasher -The meeting at Unamid HQ in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, was attended by representatives of Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Morocco, Russian Federation, Rwanda, the Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden, USA, UK, EU,...
(Yambio) June 19, 2013 — During a Jesuit Refugee Service visit to a nursery school, we learned some of the teachers did not have a formal training in early childhood education. The teachers shared their challenges with us, and I was motivated to shar...
June 18, 2013 (JUBA) – South Sudan has formally been admitted as the newest member of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), at its ongoing conference in Rome, Italy.
Betty Achan Ogwaro, the country's minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development, said South Sudan's membership to FAO, signals a new era of partnership.
Agriculture, she stressed, is the key to food security, growth and peace in South Sudan where almost half the country's 65 million hectares of (...)
June 18, 2013 (ADDIS ABABA/KHARTOUM) – After weeks of verbal confrontations Ethiopia and Egypt on Tuesday agreed to cool down their tension over Nile water and to engage further tripartite consultations, including Sudan, on the impact of the construction of a controversial dam.
At a joint press conference held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Minister, Tedros Adhanom, and his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Kamel Amr said they have agreed to launch further consultations to resolve (...)
June 17, 2013 (BOR) - A factory in South Sudan's Jonglei state has set up a $78,000 laboratory to test water turbidity, minerals, levels of Potential Hydrogen (PH) and conductivity before it is bottled. Workers at the water factory in Jonglei, June 16, 2013 (ST) The water plant, according to its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) previously relied on testing facilities located in the South Sudan capital, Juba.
“Now we got everything instead of going to Juba. We can just do our own here”, Majur (...)
June 18, 2013 (JUBA) – South Sudan's president Salva Kiir Mayardit has suspended two federal ministers from their duties and lifted their immunities to be investigated for a corruption related case.
In a republican order read on the state-owned SSTV on Tuesday, Kiir suspended the minister of Cabinet Affairs, Deng Alor Kuol and the minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Kosti Manibe Ngai, and lifted their immunities so that they are investigated for a suspected theft.
The president (...)