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South Sudan probes Chinese firm amidst hacking allegations

Sudan Tribune: Lueth, in a 14 October letter obtained by Sudan Tribune, insisted that the document was sent to the information ministry of allegedly to have it letter headed, signed and stamped before it is sent to China. “We are shocked by this Chinese private ...

Sudan's dialogue appears to be attempt to reunite Islamists: Attabani

Sudan Tribune: October 24, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The leader of the opposition Reform Now Movement (RNM) called for an inclusive process to end war in Sudan and achieve democratic reforms, saying the current situation surrounding the country's national dialogue ...

Major powers accused of using democracy as means for modern colonialism

Sudan Tribune: October 24, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan's former presidential assistant, Nafie Ali Nafie, on Friday accused the major powers of using democracy as a tool for modern colonialism saying they seek to weaken third world countries through slogans of personal ...

S. Sudanese rebels asked Beijing not to sell weapons to Juba

Sudan Tribune: October 24, 2014 (NAIROBI) – The opposition faction of the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement (SPLM) led by former vice-president, Riek Machar, revealed they had asked the Chinese government to stop selling weapons to president Salva Kiir's ...

S. Sudan accuses renowned Chinese company of "forgery"

Sudan Tribune: Lueth, in a 14 October letter obtained by Sudan Tribune, insisted that the document was sent to the information ministry of allegedly to have it letter headed, signed and stamped before it is sent to China. “We are shocked by this Chinese private ...

Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan to select consultancy firm

Sudan Tribune: October 21, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have agreed to choose an international firm that will study the hydrological and socio-environmental impacts of Ethiopia's massive hydro power plant project being built on the Nile river.

S. Sudan dismisses rebel claims on president Kiir's legitimacy

Sudan Tribune: October 24, 2014 (NAIROBI) – South Sudan government the recent document signed by its various factions in Arusha, under the auspices of Tanzania's ruling party (CCM) confirms president Salva Kiir as the country's democratically-elected and legitimate ...

South Sudan: Women propose sex strike for peace

BBC News: Female peace activists in South Sudan have proposed a nationwide sex strike to end the country's civil war. The activists want women to support the strike in the hope that it encourages men to seek a peaceful settlement to the conflict, the Sudan ...

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South Sudan says Bashir was unable to attend IGAD meeting

Sudan Tribune: October 23, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudanese authorities said on Thursday that a leadership meeting of Sudan's ruling party (NCP) rendered president Omer Hassan al-Bashir incapable of attending Wednesday's Intergovernmental Authority on Development ...

South Sudan women suggest sex strike to end war

News24: Juba - A group of South Sudanese women peace activists has suggested that men in the civil war-torn country be denied sex until they stop fighting. The suggestion emerged after around 90 women, including several members of South Sudan's parliament, ...

South Sudan Looks to Livestock to Break Oil Dependence

Voice of America: Jacob Korok, the director of veterinary services in the South Sudan Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, said the policies that are being drafted aim to change the way cattle-keepers thinking about their livestock. They need to start looking at their ...

South Sudan Crisis Threatens Development

Voice of America: JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN—. The 500-bed Juba Teaching Hospital is the biggest hospital in South Sudan, but it's struggling. Hospital General Director Wani Lolik Lado recently took a reporter through a male ward where patients lined up in beds in an open room ...

South Sudan accused of threatening aid groups

International charities working to stem chronic disease and hunger in war-torn South Sudan are facing increased harassment, surveillance and threats of expulsion from the government, according to a charity Friday. A letter to over 100 international aid agencies from South Sudan's NGO Forum detailed the "increasing trend of harassment and interference targeting NGOs" that is "marked by increased ...

South Sudan Looks to Livestock to Break Oil Dependence

As South Sudan tries to break its economic dependence on oil, it is looking to another resource it has in abundance: livestock. The world's newest nation has more cattle, goats and sheep than it has people. According to the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), South Sudan had 11 million cows, 19 million goats and sheep, and around 12 million people in 2011. Eighty percent of the ...

South Sudan women suggest sex strike to end war

A group of South Sudanese women peace activists has suggested that men in the civil war-torn country be denied sex until they stop fighting. The suggestion emerged after around 90 women, including several members of South Sudan's parliament, met in the capital Juba this week to come up with ideas on how to "to advance the cause of peace, healing and reconciliation". A key suggestion was to ...

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Sudan's Bashir chosen by ruling party as candidate for 2015 elections

Reuters: KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's ruling party chose President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Tuesday as its candidate for next year's presidential vote, making it almost certain that he will not step aside but extend his rule after 25 years in power. The 70-year ...

Sudan's Bashir chosen by ruling party as candidate for 2015 elections

By Khalid Abdelaziz KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's ruling party chose President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Tuesday as its candidate for next year's presidential vote, making it almost certain that he will not step aside but extend his rule after 25 years in power. The 70-year-old Bashir, wanted on charges of genocide and war crimes by the International Criminal Court, had previously indicated he ...

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UN pledges $10 million for South Sudanese refugees in Sudan

Sudan Tribune: October 22, 2014 (KHARTOUM) - The United Nations high commissioner for refugees Antonio Guterres and UN secretary-general's humanitarian envoy, Abdullah al Matouq, have launched an appeal for help to Sudan describing the humanitarian situation in ...

South Sudanese rebel leadership meets in Nairobi

Sudan Tribune: October 22, 2014 (NAIROBI) – The leadership of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition led by former vice-president Riek Machar is holding a consultative high-level meeting in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, to brief senior officials on the ...

Father of detained S. Sudanese journalist speaks out

Sudan Tribune: October 21, 2014 (JUBA) – Livio Buhara, the father of a South Sudanese journalist broke his silence on Tuesday and demanded that his son, George Livio be released by security service operatives. George, who worked for the United Nations as a radio ...

Jonglei budget to be presented on Wednesday

Sudan Tribune: October 21, 14 (BOR) – The finance minister of South Sudan's Jonglei state is expected to present its draft budget for deliberations by MPs on Wednesday. Dano Obongo said an increase of more than 65 million was made in the South Sudanese Pounds 324 ...

South Sudan Warring Factions Said to Reach Breakthrough in Talks

South Sudanese rebel leader and former Vice President Riek Machar, center, sits in South Sudan's upper Nile state, on April 14, 2014. Close South Sudanese rebel leader and former Vice President Riek Machar, center, sits in...

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Nuer community in Uganda declares support for opposition movement

Sudan Tribune: October 24, 2014 (KAMPALA) – Members of South Sudan's Nuer community residing in Uganda says they have thrown their support behind former vice-president Riek Machar. Nuer community chairman in Uganda Samuel Gai Kuiynin told Sudan Tribune last ...

Bafana v Sudan tickets on sale

SPORT24: Tickets for match are available at Computicket outlets, Shoprite, Checkers and Shoprite/Checkers stores countrywide for R60 and R110. A win against Sudan will guarantee Bafana Bafana a place at AFCON 2015. South Africa won the first leg in Sudan 3-0.

Banking in Myanmar

The Economist: Thailand, with just 14m more people, had nearly 7,000 more branches; the number of branches per person in Myanmar barely exceeds the level of South Sudan, and falls short of Afghanistan's and Haiti's. A report from the International Finance Corporation ...

Jonglei state assembly dismisses five MPs with alleged rebel links

Sudan Tribune: October 21, 2014 (BOR) – South Sudan's Jonglei state assembly on Tuesday dismissed five lawmakers said to have abandoned the institution to join rebels led by former vice president, Riek Machar. JPEG - 39.2 kb; Hussein Maar Nyuot, speaking to the press ...

Chinese peacekeepers expected in South Sudan at start of 2015: U.N

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Some 700 Chinese peacekeepers are expected to join a United Nations mission in South Sudan at the start of next year, the head of the U.N. operation said on Wednesday, though she appealed for Beijing to deploy the battalion "sooner rather than later." China announced last month that it would send the troops to help protect civilians amid renewed ...

UN in South Sudan sees possible deal but no peace

The UN mission in South Sudan is bracing for ongoing fighting even if a political deal is reached between rival leaders, the new head of mission said Wednesday. Danish diplomat Elen Loej, who has been leading the UN mission in South Sudan for six weeks, told reporters that the 10,500-strong force is redeploying, with greater focus on "hotspots", mostly in the north. "We are preparing for what ...

East African leaders push for peace in South Sudan

Juba (AFP) - East African leaders met South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday in the latest push to end over 10 months of a civil war that has devastated the young nation.

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