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Sudan's garbage economy a lifeline for scavengers

Just after the footpath beside the school passes into the cool late afternoon shadows, a gentle cracking sound signals that Doud Sebet has arrived.


The Human Cost of America's Not-So-Sm495 rt Sun Sanctions

Huffington Post: For some twenty years, Sudan has been the target of United States sanctions which have not only blocked assets of the government, but imposed what is tantamount to a comprehensive trade embargo on the East African country. The sanctions have piled up ...

For Sudan's uninsured, a dose of Facebook is the cure

In response to Sudan's weak health care coverage, one organization has learned how to successfully use social media to crowdfund medication. More activists are turning to Internet-based initiatives as development alternatives.

Sudan refused emergency evacuation of injured peacekeeper, who died same

Fox News: UNITED NATIONS – A new U.N. report says Sudan's government "refused to allow" an emergency medical evacuation for an injured peacekeeper who died the same day, the latest sign of worsening relations as Sudan's president wants the mission out of the ...

South Sudan Faces Growing Hunger

Voice of America: It's now estimated that 40-percent of South Sudan's population – or 4.6 million people – now face acute hunger in the next three months. The World Food Program warned food insecurity is growing worse both in conflict and non-conflict areas.

Blue Nile State: Under Fire

Sudan Tribune: By Sudan Democracy First Group. Before Al Gareeda newspaper was indefinitely suspended by the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), as part of a mass censorship of Khartoum newspapers, the newspaper had been the first to break the ...

The untold story of Israeli military exports to South Sudan

+972 Magazine: Since South Sudan's independence, Israel has continuously sold it weapons, military training, homeland security and surveillance technology. The only problem? They are being used to commit war crimes and potential crimes against humanity. By: Adv. Itai ...

Uganda parliament urges to withdraw troops from South Sudan

Sudan Tribune: May 27, 2015 (KAMPALA) – Ugandan lawmakers on Tuesday called on the government of president Yoweri Museveni to withdraw the country's troops from the neighbouring South Sudan, saying the cost for their operations was very high and a burden to ...

South Sudan hunger at its worst since independence

Eyewitness News: FILE: Young girls carry luggage in a United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) IDP camp on June 20, 2014 in Juba. 20 June marks the World refugee day, according to statistics over 1.3 million people have been displaced from their homes due to the ...







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President Kiir sacks head of national oil company, trade under-secretary

Sudan Tribune: May 26, 2015 (JUBA) - South Sudan president Salva Kiir on Monday issued an order sacking the head of national oil company from his position. According to the order broadcast on the state owned South Sudan Television (SSTV), the president removed Paul ...

Fighting hits planting near South Sudan's Leer town, ICRC resumes aid

Reuters: LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fighting in and around South Sudan's Leer town has disrupted the hunger-hit region's crucial planting season, and residents returning to the town urgently need food, water and medical help, aid workers said on ...

South Sudan Oil Field Becomes Battleground as Economy Reels

Bloomberg: After 17 months of civil war spanning a swathe of South Sudan bigger than Syria, President Salva Kiir's survival may hinge on the fate of a single oil field. Paloch in Upper Nile state, the only region still pumping crude in a nation with sub-Saharan ...

IGAD asks Bashir to facilitate resolution of South Sudan conflict

Sudan Tribune: Sudanese foreign minister Ali Karti disclosed Sunday that the Sudanese government accepted a demand by the regional body asking Bashir to be more involved in its efforts to bring peace in South Sudan as it prepares to launch a new mediation mechanism.

South Sudan – Violence against the civilian population (18.05.15

France expresses its deep concern following the upsurge in fighting in South Sudan , notably in the city of Malakal, which constitutes an unacceptable violation of the cessation of hostilities agreement established thanks to the ...

South Sudan Situation UNHCR Regional Update, 61 (11 – 15 May

On 8 May the Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) and UNHCR launched the relocation of South Sudanese refugees from flood-prone Leitchuor and Nip Nip camps to the new Jewi ...

South Sudan rebels in major assault on key town of Malakal

Juba (AFP) - Rebels in South Sudan have launched a large-scale attack on the strategic northern town of Malakal, an official and aid sources said Saturday.


South Sudanese rebels occupy strategic areas in Northern Bahr el Ghazal

Sudan Tribune: Aweil North county commissioner, Kon Angok Kon, acknowledged in an exclusive interview with Sudan Tribune on Wednesday that the opposition forces had moved into the areas and were occupying strategic locations in northern part of the county near the ...

Egyptian doctors visit W. Bahr el Ghazal state

Sudan Tribune: May 22, 2015 (WAU) – A team of 12 Egyptian doctors are in South Sudan's Western Bahr el Ghazal state to conduct multiple operations for a week. The doctors, led by Dr. Hisham Labib, are in the Western Bahr el Ghazal capital, Wau to conduct operations, ...

W. Bahr el Ghazal authorities arrest suspects over chief's murder

Sudan Tribune: May 21, 2015 (WAU) – Authorities in Western Bahr el Ghazal state have arrested three suspected men allegedly responsible for the assassination of Wau county paramount chief, Angelo Bagari, who was gunned down on 10 May along with his wife.


Pastors Were Mysteriously Arrested in Sudan and Some Fear They Could Be A humanitarian group is voicing fears that two Christian pastors who were detained in Sudan could be given the death penalty or life in prison, with many supporters claiming that the men are being targeted simply because of their faith. Photo credit: ...

2 pastors in Sudan face death over Christian faith

Fox News: Yat Michael Ruot and Peter Yein Reith, both Presbyterian pastors from the breakaway Christian nation of South Sudan, are being held by Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services on charges of undermining the constitution and espionage.

European Union helps treat malnutrition in Sudan

Sudan Tribune: KHARTOUM - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of €9 million (US$9.7 million) from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) to its emergency operations in Sudan.

7 Malawi Muslim students arrested in Sudan

Nyasa Times: Seven Malawian Muslim students at International University of Africa (IUA) in Sudan appeared in court on Sunday in Sudan following their arrest on 21 May by Soba police. They were expected to take a plea on allegation of beating up fellow Malawian ...

Low turnout in Sudan vote set to extend al-Bashir's rule

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Only a trickle of voters, some in uniform, showed up at a polling station in Sudan on Monday as the country took part in an election that will almost certainly extend the 25-year rule of President Omar al-Bashir, the world's only sitting head of state wanted on genocide charges.

Clues to support for Bashir abound in rural Sudan

The name of President Omar al-Bashir is mainly known worldwide because of decades of deadly conflict in Sudan and also for his overseeing the country's split from the south. For Ahmed al-Muada, Bashir and his ruling National Congress Party (NCP), both seeking reelection on Monday, are the reason he is being treated in a hospital near his home in the town of Shendi on the banks of the Nile ...

Troika statement on National Dialogue and elections in Sudan

The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) express great disappointment that a genuine National Dialogue has not begun in Sudan and that an environment conducive to participatory ...


S. Sudan's former detainees expected in Juba next week

Sudan Tribune: “This is good news to the SPLM and South Sudanese. Once they are here, we will begin to implement the reunification of the SPLM", she added. At least 60 South African security personnel, Itto said, have been permitted to provide protection to officials ...

Lakes state border advisor survives deadly ambush

Sudan Tribune: May 25, 2015 (RUMBEK) – An advisor to South Sudan's Lakes state governor, Elizabeth Poth Dumic has been found, three days after she fell into an ambush. Dumic, an advisor on border matters was involved in an ambush, which claimed the life of Rumbek ...

Lakes state ambush claims two senior officials

Sudan Tribune: May 23, 2015 (RUMBEK) – At least two top officials in South Sudan's Lakes state were killed on Friday at the border between Rumbek North county and Unity state. The two were identified as Abraham Maloth Marrier, the commissioner of Rumbek North ...

S.Sudan rebels claim rare attack in far south

Yahoo News: Juba (AFP) - South Sudanese rebels claimed responsibility Friday for a rare attack in the far south of the country, killing two soldiers and a top local government official. Two soldiers were shot dead in an ambush in the early hours of Friday morning ...

Sudan votes in elections boycotted by opposition groups

By Shadi Bushra and Khalid Abdelaziz KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese voters trickled in to polling stations on Monday at the start of a three-day election boycotted by the main opposition parties, with President Omar Hassan al-Bashir set to extend his quarter-century in power. The presidential and parliamentary polls are the first since Sudan saw its south secede in 2011, losing a third of its ...

WFP Welcomes European Commission Support For People Affected

“We are grateful to the people of the European Union for these vital funds, which are a sign that the world has not forgotten the millions of people in need of help in South Sudan ,” said WFP South Sudan Representative and ...

UNHCR - South Sudanese refugees moved from flood-prone camp

UNHCR and its partners move some 12660 South Sudanese refugees from the flood-prone Nip Nip refugee camp to Jewi in western Ethiopia's Gambella region.


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