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South Sudan: we will arm children with sports instead of guns – video

The Guardian: The head of the South Sudan national Olympic committee, Wilson Deng Kuoirot, says he wants to arm the country's children with sports instead of guns as it becomes the 206th member of the Olympic movement. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) ...

South Sudan to compete in Rio after becoming 206th Olympic nation

The Guardian: Sports leaders from South Sudan and Sudan, along with International Olympic Committee executive members, were emotional as the IOC accepted the country by acclaim at a meeting in Kuala Lumpur. Tong Deran, South Sudan Olympic committee secretary ...

Trial of 101 Egyptian fishermen in Sudan delayed to August 6

The Cairo Post: CAIRO: A Sudanese court has adjourned the trial of 101 Egyptian fishermen accused of trespassing in Sudanese waters to August 6, Youm7 reported Sunday. The fishermen were reportedly released to be deported July 23, and were then re-arrested by ...

Minnawi calls on the US to not give up on Darfur plight

Sudan Tribune: On the occasion of the 14th anniversary of the SLM's creation in the first of August 2001, Minnawi issued a statement condemning the regime of president Omer al-Bashir for the atrocities committed in the western Sudan region in its counterinsurgency ...

Civilians in South Sudan risk starvation after food blockage: report

Sudan Tribune: August 1, 2015 (MALAKAL) - Thousands of civilians in South Sudan's Upper Nile state could face starvation after the government blocked humanitarian organisations from using the Nile River to deliver relief food, aid agencies told Associated Press on ...

Sudan's presidential aide calls for promoting Sufism to combat religious extremism

Sudan Tribune: He said in a press statement on Sunday the Sufi orders in Sudan are ready to carry out their duty in confronting religious extremism and raise awareness among the citizens in order to spare the country and the Sudanese people the consequences of ...

Sudanese army says Libya pulled out its troops from the joint border force

Sudan Tribune: Since August 2014, Libya has two governments and parliaments since Tripoli was seized in a coalition of Islamist groups while the internationally recognized government is based in Tobruk. Qatar, Sudan and Turkey are accused of supporting this alliance.

Local administer killed in South Sudan's Lakes state

Sudan Tribune: July 31, 2015 (RUMBEK) – South Sudanese authorities in the country's central state of Lakes have confirmed on Friday that a senior payam [sub-district] administrator was killed by an unknown gunman in Yirol East county, east of the state capital, Rumbek.










Sudan resumes trial of 101 Egyptian fishermen - Politics - Egypt - Ahram Online

Ahram Online: Sudan will resume on Wednesday the trail of 101 Egyptian fishermen for allegedly trespassing in Sudanese territorial waters. One hundred and eight Egyptian fishermen, who were bound for Eritrea, were arrested in April and detained in Port Sudan city on ...

Trial of Egyptian fishermen detained in Sudan set for Wednesday

Sudan Tribune: July 20, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The trial of 101 Egyptian fishermen being detained in Sudan since April will be held on Wednesday, said the Sudanese authorities. Earlier in April, 108 Egyptian fishermen who were bound to Eritrea aboard three ships but were ...


South Sudan's rebel commissioner of Panyijiar county of Unity state fires back

Sudan Tribune: July 30, 2015 (NYAL) – South Sudan's rebel appointed commissioner of Panyijiar county in the oil-rich Unity state under the leadership of former vice president, Riek Machar, has fired back on his rival pro-government official for calling the opposition ...

US "out of patience" with South Sudan's warring sides: envoy

Sudan Tribune: July 30, 2015 (JUBA) – The United States special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Donald Booth said his country had run of patience over delays by South Sudan's warring factions to resolve the ongoin conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people.

The Sudanese rebel whose death divided a country

BBC News: He spent many years fighting against the Sudanese government, but signed a peace deal and was made Vice President just before his death. After he passed away the division of Sudan became inevitable and South Sudan declared independence in 2011.

Washington Post Editorial: South Sudan destroyed from Within by “kleptocratic

The spectacle of failure in South Sudan is saddening. A nation that was brought to independence with the enthusiastic support of the United States, ending a long civil war, is now being torn apart by its own leaders. Millions in South Sudan are ...

South Sudan Hires Ex-Blackwater Chief to Restore War-Hit Oil

Erik Prince ran Blackwater from 1997 to 2010, when the company earned an estimated $1 billion in U.S. government contracts. Close Erik Prince ran Blackwater from 1997 to 2010, when the company earned an estimated $1...

Sudan warns South Sudan against "hostile moves" by rebels in its territory

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's intelligence chief warned South Sudan against "hostile moves from its territory", saying any incursion by rebel forces based in its neighbour would be treated as an "assault" by Juba. In comments broadcast by a Sudanese news channel, Mohamed Atta named two camps in neighbouring South Sudan's Northern Bahr el Ghazal state and urged Juba to disarm the rebels there ...

US under fire over South Sudan war

The United States had pushed strongly the independence of South Sudan when it became the world's newest country in 2011. President Barack Obama has issued a flurry of condemnations and Secretary of State John Kerry travelled to Juba to seek peace. The leaders of the two warring sides -- President Salva Kiir and his former vice president Riek Machar -- are inured to US warnings.


Africa Union's PSC to study report on atrocities committed in South Sudan

Sudan Tribune: July 25, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) - The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), has resolved to establish an ad hoc sub-committee to study the report on crimes committed by warring parties in South Sudan and to further recommend ...

South Sudan's Nyuong-Nuer community accuses members of blackmailing rebel leader

Sudan Tribune: July 24, 2015 (KAMPALA) – Nyuong-Nuer community of Panyijiar county in the oil-rich Unity state in South Sudan has accused members of the community of greed for positions and attempt to blackmail the rebel leader, Riek Machar, in order to give them ...

Splinters in South Sudan rebellion as 2 generals dropped - US News

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's main rebel group says its leader Riek Machar has removed two top generals in a move interpreted as an internal purge to prepare for peace talks with the government. The rebel statement Wednesday said that Gen.

S Sudan: the displaced find sanctuary on holy ground - Al Jazeera English Waat, South Sudan - Tens of thousands of people displaced by war in South Sudan have found a semblance of peace in one of the young nation's holiest places. The town of Waat lies deep inside Jonglei State, surrounded by some of the thickest swampland ...

More than 2.25 million now displaced in South Sudan and

South Sudan marks 4th anniversary with more than 2.25 million displaced As of today, more 730000 people have fled to neighbouring countries and some 1.5 million people have become internally displaced. In addition ...

Bullets banish books in South Sudan as education becomes a

Bullets banish books in South Sudan as education becomes a casualty of war. Slim progress on education is set back as soldiers requisition school buildings and fighting forces children to flee, but some are returning to the ...

UNHCR - More than 2.25 million now displaced in South Sudan and

GENEVA, July 7 (UNHCR) – As South Sudan prepares to mark its fourth anniversary of independence, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday that continued conflict was pushing the numbers of refugee and internally ...


South Sudanese rebels establish more economic institutions in controlled areas

Sudan Tribune: July 30, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudan's armed opposition faction of the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO) led by the country's former vice president, Riek Machar, has established more economic institutions in the areas controlled by the ...

South Sudanese president queries IGAD's peace proposal

Sudan Tribune: July 30 2015 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir said on Thursday that he would not sign the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) peace proposal with the rebels meant to end the 19-month long conflict in the young nation.

S. Sudan says African Union inquiry found 'no evidence of genocide'

Sudan Tribune: July 29, 2015 (JUBA) - The South Sudanese government has welcomed and commended the African Union (AU) for releasing a report, which it said found no evidence of genocide committed in the country's ongoing war and recommended the need for ...

Sudanese pastors facing execution make final plea for justice; verdict set on

ChristianToday: The lawyers representing the two South Sudanese pastors facing the death penalty made their closing arguments on July 23 in Khartoum before a judge who, sources said, appeared to be favouring the prosecution, according to Christian News. A verdict is ... » Displaced South Sudanese 'forced to eat

People from South Sudan are being driven to starvation as a result of ongoing conflict – according to a Catholic charity which carried out a fact-finding visit to Africa's youngest country. Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), which ...


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