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South Sudanese rebels' leadership consults in Pagak

Sudan Tribune: April 20, 2015 (PAGAK) – Leadership of the opposition faction of the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO) led by former vice-president, Riek Machar, is converging in the rebel held town of Pagak close to the Ethiopian border to consult on the ...

Schools in Jonglei's Duk county re-open after closure

Sudan Tribune: And we are receiving more children on daily basis”, Deng told Sudan Tribune on Sunday. “The unwanted schools vacation imposed by the crisis was long and devastating; many children never accessed education for 15 months. A lot others missed their ...

ASU South Sudan fellowship program incubates methods to enhance

The State Press: A gleaming new thread is being woven into the fabric of international education as ASU's Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education is giving African teachers a chance to learn skills that will enhance education in their home countries. The Center ...

“Sudan Call” forces to build on polls boycott campaign to overthrow the regime

Sudan Tribune: April 19, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The opposition “Sudan Call” forces announced Sunday its intention to upgrade the polls boycott campaign saying it will begin diplomatic moves in several Arab, African and European countries to explain the political situation ...

South Sudan expenditures have exceeded revenues: official

Sudan Tribune: April 19, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudan government has spent more money than its generated revenues, forcing the young nation to constantly solicit loans to close fiscal deficits, an official said on Sunday. JPEG - 16.7 kb; A man from South Sudan displays ...

Sudan's Voter Turnout in Presidential Elections Reaches 40%

Bloomberg: About 40 percent of voters cast a ballot in Sudan's presidential elections, Khartoum-based TV channel Ashorooq reported Sunday, citing the electoral commission. Turnout was generally low during the voting days from April 13-16, the African Union said ...

Sudan's youth activists battle restraints and apathy

Reuters: Most of Sudan's main opposition parties boycotted the presidential and parliamentary elections held on April 13-16, saying the government had continued to detain and harass them despite Bashir's promises last year to allow more political freedoms. At ...

Sudan's Bashir heads to Indonesia in rare long-distance trip

Reuters: KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir will travel to Indonesia on Monday for a summit, Sudan's foreign ministry said, in his first trip outside of Africa or the Middle East in nearly four years. Bashir has reduced his travel ...

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Two candidates drop out of 'unfair' Sudanese election

Reuters: KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Two independent candidates withdrew from Sudan's presidential election on Wednesday, citing irregularities in the polling process after the election commission extended voting by a day. Most of the main opposition parties had ...

Sudan’s Bashir strengthens regional ties ahead of elections

A boycott by the main opposition parties has left Bashir and his National Congress Party with no real challenge in the April 13-15 polls where the 71-year-old is styling himself as a rock of stability and regional statesman seeking closer ties with wealthy Gulf Arab states. Bashir has told voters only he can steer Sudan away from the type of chaos engulfing several Arab countries where he says ...

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S. Sudan rival forces trade accusations of military offensives

Sudan Tribune: Of course they will not initiate any attack on their [rebel] positions because we abide by the cessation of hostility agreement, but our forces have the right to protect themselves from attacks and fight back in self-defense”, Aguer told Sudan Tribune ...

Political uncertainty as N. Bahr el Ghazal governor removed

Sudan Tribune: Kuel's dismissal drew reactions among the state's high-ranking politicians and MPs remain divided since the news was broadcast on the state-owned South Sudan Television (SSTV). Senior NBGS political analyst Angelo Atak Akol told Sudan Tribune that the ...

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Church leaders in South Sudan reflect on peace initiatives

Vatican Radio: Twenty church leaders and representatives from South Sudan and Ethiopia met along with related agencies for two days to reflect on the tragic situation of conflict in South Sudan, now in its sixteenth month, the recent collapse of peace talks among the ...

SPLM leadership discuss ways to achieve peace in South Sudan

Sudan Tribune: April 15, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudanese president and leader of the ruling party Salva Kiir convened a leadership meeting on Wednesday, bringing together members of the SPLM political bureau to discuss strategies aimed at ending the ongoing conflict.

Governor's son defects to South Sudan rebels

Sudan Tribune: In a press statement issued on Wednesday and seen by Sudan Tribune, Captain Joseph Clement Wani Konga said the opposition faction of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO) offered the only chance of introducing much needed reforms in ...

S. Sudan minister accuses humanitarian agencies of politicking

Sudan Tribune: April 14, 2015 (JUBA) – A leading government official in South Sudan has accused international relief agencies and troika countries (United States, United Kingdom and Norway) of being more interested in interfering in the country's political affairs ...

MapAction responds to crisis in South Sudan

This is MapAction's second deployment to South Sudan , following an earlier mission in 2014. The situation in-country continues to be of acute concern. Many communities are living in precarious conditions, under threat of conflict and without ...

UNHCR convoys stockpile supplies in South Sudan before

JUBA, South Sudan , 1 April (UNHCR) – Trucks from the UN Refugee Agency have been moving steadily along the difficult roads of South Sudan in an operation to stockpile relief supplies for 238,000 refugees before the ...

South Sudan food crisis leaves people of Ganyiel desperate

South Sudan food crisis leaves people of Ganyiel desperate for a peace deal. In a country where conflict has left almost 2 million people displaced, the town of Ganyiel offers relatively safe harbour. But food is scarce and child ...

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S. Sudan's Council of Churches unveil peace plan

Sudan Tribune: The IGAD-Plus peace initiative, under a new expanded mediation mechanism, has prepared a draft proposal for a final peace agreement which would be the last opportunity for South Sudan's two warring factions to restore peace in the country. The new ...

S. Sudan rebels repulse attack in Upper Nile

Sudan Tribune: “Today (Friday), the government renewed its dry season campaign of attacks on our positions, but we repulsed them into their territory where they launched these offensives,” Koang told Sudan Tribune. Vowing not to tolerate any more aggression from ...

Opposition SCoP criticises African Union for monitoring Sudan's polls

Sudan Tribune: April 18, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The opposition Sudanese Congress Party (SCoP) has criticised the African Union (AU) for monitoring Sudan's elections and accused it of being biased towards the government. JPEG - 25 kb; An official closes a ballot box during ...

Sudan security confiscates newspaper over column on activist's kidnapping

Sudan Tribune: Sudan's constitution guarantees freedom of expression but laws subordinate to the constitution such as the National Security Forces Act of 2010 contains articles that can be potentially used to curtail press freedom and instigate legal proceedings ...

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