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South Sudan's president to visit Khartoum on Saturday

Sudan Tribune: Sudan's foreign minister, Ali Karti, said in press statements on Wednesday that Kiir will arrive in Khartoum on Saturday, adding “the visit was previously delayed due to health conditions of the Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir not for any ...

Sudan Official Says Bashir Deserves Nobel Peace Prize

Voice of America: Sudan's information minister said President Omar al-Bashir is a man of peace who should have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for ending one of Africa's longest wars. But instead of being praised and encouraged for his efforts, Ahmed Bilal said, ...

South Sudan food crisis - in 60 seconds

BBC News: Ongoing conflict in South Sudan is taking a heavy toll and the world's newest country is facing another food crisis. Some 1.5 million people are already severely hungry, but there are concerns that number could swell by another million within six months.

Sudan Democratic Unionist Party leader calls for dialogue

Khartoum, Asharq Al-Awsat—Sudan's Democratic Unionist party leader Muhammad Othman Al-Mirghani called for comprehensive national dialogue on Tuesday, warning that the sub-Saharan African country could witness the “Libyan scenario” unless its ...

SLM-MM, Sudan to engage in peace talks in November

Sudan Tribune: On Sunday, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) said it received invitation from the AUHIP to resume talks with the government on the Two Areas on 12 November. However, the other rebel groups in Darfur region did not yet receive an ...

South Sudan: UN officials welcome launch in of campaign to end use of child

UN News Centre: 29 October 2014 – The United Nations stands ready to support the Government of South Sudan in its renewed commitment to end the recruitment and use of children in the army, top UN officials declared today as the Organization launched a new initiative ...

South Sudan rebels say they seize oil hub Bentiu; government denies it

Reuters: ADDIS ABABA/JUBA (Reuters) - Rebels said on Wednesday they had seized the South Sudan oil hub of Bentiu as renewed fighting against government troops entered a third day, but the government said it was still in control of the town. Thousands of people ...

Sudanese Human Rights Defender Without Home, Country After Islamic Attack

Before Ibrahim Ismaeil Ibrahim, 34, left Islam and dared to criticize the religion, he worked as a writer and human rights defender in Darfur Region's state of West Darfur for the Sudan Contemporary Center for Studies and Development. As he chronicled ...

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S. Sudan: Over 60 civilians injured in fighting near UN base

Sudan Tribune: Meanwhile the UN mission reportedly still needs $637 million to maintain humanitarian aid operations in South Sudan till end of year. So far, 61 per cent of the $1.8 billion requested has been received. Aid agencies in South Sudan have reached 3.5 ...

South Sudan Refugees Hope for Peace

Voice of America: GAMBELLA, SOUTH WESTERN ETHIOPIA—. Young South Sudanese refugees in camps in Ethiopia speak their minds about the South Sudan government, the rebels and their failure to end 10 months of fighting. South Sudan President Salva Kiir met his ...

Amid conflict and poverty, this school in South Sudan is an unlikely success

The Guardian: Education, like everything else in the country, was left in disarray by the two civil wars that led to South Sudan's independence just over three years ago, and has been further disrupted by the new internal conflict that broke out in December. But ...

Fighting erupts again in South Sudan; each side blames the other

Reuters: JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan government forces and rebel troops clashed in oil-rich Unity State on Monday, President Salva Kiir said, days before the two sides are to hold talks to end a 10-month conflict that has ravaged the world's youngest nation.

Heavy fighting in South Sudan oil town: army

Fierce fighting has erupted in South Sudan's key northern oil hub of Bentiu, with rebels on the attack to recapture the town from government forces, the army and aid workers said Wednesday. "Bentiu is under attack from the south and north," army spokesman Philip Aguer said. An aid worker in the United Nations base outside the town reported explosions throughout Wednesday afternoon, but it was ...

South Sudan Refugees Stranded Between Floods and Fight

The Leitchuor refugee camp is seen in this aerial view taken in Gambella region, Ethiopia. Medecins Sans Frontieres described Leitchuor camp in September as a “lake dotted with islands.”

South Sudan Refugees Hope for Peace

Young South Sudanese refugees in camps in Ethiopia speak their minds about the South Sudan government, the rebels and their failure to end 10 months of fighting. South Sudan President Salva Kiir met his former vice-president Riek Machar last week in Arusha, Tanzania in another attempt to reach a peace deal. The fighting has displaced nearly 2 million people. And over 200,000 have fled to ...

RULING NATIONAL CONGRESS..

'Khartoum's financial policies crime against Sudan': economist

Radio Dabanga: Sudanese economist Mohamed Ibrahim Kebej has accused the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) of “squandering” $70 billion of oil revenues between 2000 and 2011. He warned that Sudan's debts will “weigh heavily on future generations”, and called ...

Sudan Voter Registration Begins Under Cloud of Apathy

Newsweek: Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir smiles during the general conference of the ruling National Congress Party in Khartoum October 23, 2014. Sudan's ruling party chose President al-Bashir on Tuesday as its candidate for next year's presidential ...

Sudan's SRF describes Bashir's re-nomination as “tragic end” for national dialogue

Sudan Tribune: October 26, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The rebel umbrella of the Sudan Revolutionary Forces (SRF) has described the selection of president Omer Hassan al-Bashir as the ruling National Congress Party's (NCP) candidate for the 2015 elections as a “tragic end” ...

Bashir says Sudan's regional isolation ending

New Vision: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir attends the Fourth General Conference of the ruling National Congress Party in Sudan following his announcement that he is to seek re-election in 2015s presidential elections in Khartoum on October 23, 2014. Sudanese ...

SANCTIONS ON SUDAN..

Obama extends Sudan sanctions for another year

Sudan Tribune: In a short note released by the White House on Friday evening, Obama referred to the 1997 president Clinton decision imposing sanctions on Sudan for alleged support to terrorism and another decision taken by president Bush in April 2007 expanding the ...

Sudan: U.S. Sanctions On Sudan Extended for a Year

[Radio Dabanga]Washington -US president Barack Obama extended sanctions on Sudan for another year last week, saying that Khartoum continues to pose an "unusual and extraordinary threat" to the national security and foreign policy of his country.

25 YEAR RULE..

Sudan's Bashir wins party backing for vote, set to extend 25 year rule

Reuters: KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's ruling party has given final approval to President Omar Hassan al-Bashir as its candidate in next year's presidential vote, sealing his bid to extend his rule after 25 years in power. Wanted on charges of genocide and war ...

Sudan's Bashir wins party backing for vote, set to extend 25 year rule

By Khalid Abdelaziz KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's ruling party has given final approval to President Omar Hassan al-Bashir as its candidate in next year's presidential vote, sealing his bid to extend his rule after 25 years in power. Wanted on charges of genocide and war crimes by the International Criminal Court, Bashir has reason to fear his future should he leave office as he would have to ...

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