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Western envoys condemn killing of six aid workers in South Sudan
The diplomats called on Juba to investigate the incident and bring to book the perpetrators
[East Africa News Post] 29/03/2017

 
UN insists peace force going to Juba
The protection force is expected to deploy within a few weeks
[East Africa News Post] 29/03/2017

 
WHO threatens to stop funding Juba health sector
A huge portion of Juba's budget goes to the military at the expense of other sectors
[East Africa News Post] 29/03/2017

 
Darfuri students arrested at Khartoum fees sit-in
Five Darfuri students at El Zaim El Azhari University in Khartoum North were arrested on Sunday and Tuesday following a sit-in to demand exception from tuition fees.
[Dabanga] 29/03/2017

Sudan-Chad forces move in as abducted Frenchman sighted in West Darfur
A French national kidnapped by Sudanese militiamen from Goz Beida, south of Abeche in Chad last week has been sighted in West Darfur. A joint Sudanese-Chadian force has surrounded the area.
[Dabanga] 29/03/2017

Seychelles gets first ambassador from South Sudan
Seychelles has started a new chapter in its relations with South Sudan with the accreditation of the country's first ambassador to the island nation. Philip Jada Natana is the first South Sudan ambassador to Seychelles. He presented his letter of accreditation to Seychelles’ President Danny (...)
[Seychelles News Agency] 29/03/2017

‘Government racket behind deadly South Kordofan attack’: SPLM-N
Government forces were behind an attack during which seven herders were killed and robbed of their cattle in South Kordofan last month, according to investigations by the opposition Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N).
[Dabanga] 29/03/2017

South Sudan: Govt to Review Steep Hike of Work Permit Fees
[East African] South Sudan will review the revised work permit fee for foreigners.
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

♦ This week's news in brief ♦
A compact weekly digest of Dabanga Sudan's highlights of the news from Darfur and Sudan
[Dabanga] 29/03/2017

UN report: Hundreds of children recruited by rebels, Sudan army
A new report by the UN Secretary-General details the deep impact of armed conflict on children in Sudan. It is the first report on children and armed conflict in the country published since the secession of South Sudan, and since the start of hostilities in South Kordofan and Blue Nile (...)
[Dabanga] 28/03/2017

South Sudan to review order on work permit fees
The government has formed a committee to re-analyse the increment
[East Africa News Post] 28/03/2017

UN: UNICEF needs US$225m to save children in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen
New York, US (PANA) - Millions of children are on the brink of starvation in the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, the UN Chidlren's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday, urgently calling for nearly US$255 million to respond to immediate needs in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and (...)
[Panapress] 28/03/2017

Kenya: Involve victims to prevent conflicts, Great Lakes Region told
Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - As Burundi and South Sudan teeter on the verge of renewed conflict, with warnings of possible genocides, governments in the region should involve victims in preventing conflicts, according to a report released Tuesday. (...)
[Panapress] 28/03/2017

Sudan: UN Chief says the goings on in South Sudan is "enormous tragedy"
Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, on Tuesday described the situation in South Sudan as "an enormous tragedy". Society
[Panapress] 28/03/2017

Sudan: Humanitarian Coordinator demands attackers of aid workers be held accountable
Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - South Sudan's humanitarian coordinator has demanded that perpetrators of the attack that claimed the lives of several Southern Sudanese should be brought to justice and be held to account. Society
[Panapress] 28/03/2017

Sudan police deployed to gold factories in South Kordofan
In reaction to protests against several gold mining factories in South Kordofan, the federal Ministry of Metals deployed a police force to protect the factories from rioters.
[Dabanga] 28/03/2017

Sudan: Burkina Faso pulls out of Darfur peacekeeping mission
Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Burkina Faso says it is pulling out of the United Nations–African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). Society
[Panapress] 28/03/2017

Kenya: Rights body decries arbitrary detention in South Sudan
Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - South Sudanese authorities must release all people detained without charge by the security agencies, including 28 men currently held at the headquarters of the national intelligence agency in the capital, Juba, Amnesty International demanded on Tuesday. (...)
[Panapress] 28/03/2017

Sudan: UN report says children suffer grave violations in Sudan’s conflict
New York, US (PANA) - Fewer children have been recruited to fight in parts of Sudan, but they are still killed and injured, and victims of sexual violence in the country, according to a new report by the United Nations Secretary-General. (...)
[Panapress] 28/03/2017

Sudan's al-Bashir to attend Jordan summit despite warrant
Sudan's al-Bashir to attend Jordan summit despite warrant
President al-Bashir will attend Wednesday's Arab Summit in Jordan, despite a long-standing warrant for his arrest by the International Criminal Court.
[IOL] 27/03/2017

 
South Sudan attack ‘could hinder aid deliveries’
South Sudan attack ‘could hinder aid deliveries’
Aid agencies say the “shocking” killing of six aid workers in South Sudan on Saturday is causing them to re-assess how and when they can deliver supplies. The victims were ambushed by unknown attackers when travelling between Juba and the town of Pibor to the northwest. Oxfam said the attack (...)
[Citi97.3fm] 27/03/2017

 
UN opens new relief corridor to South Sudan
A deal with Khartoum will allow the flow of aid to Unity State
[East Africa News Post] 27/03/2017

South Sudan: National Dialogues - Can the AU Make a Difference?
[ISS] President Salva Kiir's announcement of forthcoming national dialogues in South Sudan has been controversial.
[AllAfrica] 27/03/2017

AU blames Juba over killing of six aid workers
The AU chairman Mousa Faki Mahamat said that the killings violate international humanitarian laws
[East Africa News Post] 27/03/2017

Sudan: BADEA, ISESCO sign MOUs on technical assistance
Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) have signed two Memorandums of of Understanding (MoUs) on education and provision of equipment for women. (...)
[Panapress] 27/03/2017

South Sudan: UN - Six Aid Workers Killed in an Ambush
[Al Jazeera] Six aid workers have been killed in an ambush in famine-hit South Sudan, the United Nations said on Sunday, without specifying what organisation they worked for.
[AllAfrica] 27/03/2017

Sudan: HRW Urges Jordan to Arrest or Deny Entry to Sudan's Bashir
[Deutsche Welle] Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted for war crimes, will reportedly attend a summit in Jordan. Human Rights Watch has urged Jordan to arrest him or deny him entry.
[AllAfrica] 26/03/2017

South Sudan: Govt Rebuffs UN Push for Gay-Marriage
[East African] South Sudan has turned down the UN request to adopt a recommendation legalising same-sex marriage.
[AllAfrica] 26/03/2017

Six aid workers killed in South Sudan ambush
UN outraged by the heinous murder
[East Africa News Post] 26/03/2017

South Sudan rebuffs UN push for gay-marriage
Juba rejects recommendation legalising same-sex unions
[East Africa News Post] 26/03/2017

South Sudan: Salva Kiir Is Ignoring Famine - UN Chief
[Al Jazeera] UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has accused South Sudan's government of ignoring the plight of 100,000 people suffering from famine , 7.5 million in need of humanitarian aid and thousands more fleeing fighting (...)
[AllAfrica] 25/03/2017

Uganda: How Museveni, Bashir Struck Deal to Release Sudanese Soldiers
[Monitor] Kampala -The release of Sudanese Prisoners of War (POW) by the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) rebels early this month was a highly secretive mission executed by Uganda's security and intelligence (...)
[AllAfrica] 25/03/2017

Uganda Hailed on Prisoners of War as Museveni, Sudan VP Discuss Refugee Crisis
Uganda Hailed on Prisoners of War as Museveni, Sudan VP Discuss Refugee Crisis
President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan has hailed President Yoweri Museveni’s peace efforts in Sudan following the safe release and handover of 125 Prisoners of war... (Read More)
[ChimpReports] 25/03/2017

 
Uganda: UN Appeals for Assistance As Refugees Overwhelm Uganda
[Observer] The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is appealing for financial assistance and support as thousands of South Sudanese refugees continue to pour into Uganda.
[AllAfrica] 25/03/2017

Sudan: Darfur - Children's Legs Amputated After Deadly Traffic Accident
[Radio Dabanga] El Fasher/Nyala -Doctors have amputated the legs of three pupils from Rokoro locality, who were caught in last week's deadly traffic accident involving school children.
[AllAfrica] 25/03/2017

U.S. Warns South Sudan Govt Against ‘Deliberate Starvation Tactics’
BY MICHELLE NICHOLS | REUTERS The United States warned South Sudan’s government on Thursday that preventing humanitarian aid workers from reaching parts of the war-torn state that are suffering famine could “amount to deliberate starvation tactics.” A civil war erupted in 2013 when President (...)
[TesfaNews] 24/03/2017

Sudan bars Egyptian Islamist from entering the country
March 23, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese security authorities Thursday prevented an Egyptian Islamist from entering the country to participate in the general conference of the opposition Popular Congress Party (PCP). Abdel-Moneim Aboul-Fotouh was stopped by the Sudanese security agents upon his (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 24/03/2017

Uganda: UNHCR calls for urgent support for S. Sudan refugees
March 23, 2017 (ADJUMANI) – The United Nations refugee assistance efforts in Uganda are seriously overstretched as thousands of refugees from South Sudan, desperate for safety and assistance, pour into the country that is already hosting more than 800,000 people, a top official warned. “We are (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 24/03/2017

South Sudan army denies death of chief of general staff
March 23, 2017 (JUBA)- The command of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), the official army of South Sudan, has dismissed rumours on social media claiming that the chief of General staff, Paul Malong Awan has died.. “This is just fake propaganda by the anti-peace elements. It is not (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 24/03/2017

U.N chief says South Sudan government ignoring famine
March 23, 2017 (JUBA) – The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres has accused South Sudan government of showing less concerns about the estimated 100,000 people suffering from famine. 7.5 million people, aid agencies say, are in need of humanitarian assistance and thousands flee (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 24/03/2017

Rwanda to Deploy Sixth Peacekeeping Police Contingent
Rwanda National Police (RNP) is set to increase its participation in United Nations peacekeeping missions when they deploy the sixth Formed Police Unit (FPU) to serve under the UN Mission in South Sudan early next month. According to Assistant Commissioner (...)
[Rwanda Eye] 24/03/2017

Sudan FM calls on Juba to implement agreement reached with FVP Gai
March 23, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour has urged the South Sudanese government to implement what has been agreed with First Vice President Taban Deng Gai last year. Ghandour made his call during a meeting with the South Sudanese Ambassador to Khartoum Mayan Dut (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 24/03/2017

U.N. peacekeeping chief urges political solution to S. Sudan crisis
March 23, 2017 (JUBA) – The United Nations peacekeeping chief, Herve Ladsous has described the security situation in South Sudan as “very worrisome,” and called for a political solution to the hostilities. “You cannot hope that a solution will come by the use of weapons, the solution has to be (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 24/03/2017

Lawyer says Sudanese rights defender still awaiting trial
March 23, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The lawyer of the detained human rights defender Mudawi Ibrahim Thursday complained that his client is still in prison without charge since three months, and renewed calls to free or to try him. Nabil Adib, told Sudan Tribune, said that he met with Ibrahim two days (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 24/03/2017

S. Sudan President appeals for global support to national dialogue
March 23, 2017 (JUBA) – In a meeting with the German Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Rolf Welberts on Thursday, the South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir appealed for global support for South Sudan's national dialogue. President Kiir met with Ambassador Rolf Welberts at the presidential (...)
[Sudan Tribune] 24/03/2017

US warns South Sudan over “deliberate starvation tactics”
New York/Juba, March 23, 2017 (SSNA) — The United States has warned South Sudanese government over what it described as “deliberate starvation tactics,” saying Juba is deliberately preventing humanitarian organizations to reach famine-hit areas. Deputy US Ambassador to the United Nations Michele (...)
[South Sudan News Agency] 24/03/2017

Famine Crisis: Massive funding shortfall threatens UN relief for drought-hit countries
The United Nations needs $4.4-billion by the end of March to avert “catastrophe” in parts of Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. So far, it has raised just 2% of that. By SIMON ALLISON.
[Daily Maverick] 23/03/2017

South Sudan tops list of world’s suffering nations
Juba, March 23, 2017 (SSNA) — In a survey released Thursday, the Republic South Sudan has been ranked as the top country in term of suffering. The finding adds yet another negative imprint on the violence-ravaged young nation. In its 2017 World Happiness report, the US-based Gallup, Inc, places (...)
[South Sudan News Agency] 23/03/2017

UN agency, Ugandan government call for urgent support amid influx of South Sudanese refugees
South Sudanese refugees wait to be registered at the Imvepi Reception Centre, Arua District, Northern Region, Uganda. Photo: UNHCR/David Azia 23 March 2017 - United Nations refugee assistance efforts in Uganda are seriously overstretched as thousands of refugees from South Sudan, desperate for (...)
[Topix Arua Uganda] 23/03/2017

War at the Root of Hunger
By Pascal Cuttat The recent statement by the United Nations on the humanitarian crises affecting Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria is significant and timely. Substantial resources need to be allocated immediately in order to avert a further spiraling (...)
[Rwanda Eye] 23/03/2017



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